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SB 12.3.24

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


kalau tu dharma-pādānāṁ
turyāṁśo 'dharma-hetubhiḥ
edhamānaiḥ kṣīyamāṇo
hy ante so 'pi vinaṅkṣyati


kalau—in the age of Kali; tu—and; dharma-pādānām—of the legs of religion; turya-aṁśaḥ—one fourth; adharma—of irreligion; hetubhiḥ—by the principles; edhamānaiḥ—which are increasing; kṣīyamāṇaḥ—decreasing; hi—indeed; ante—in the end; saḥ—that one quarter; api—also; vinaṅkṣyati—will be destroyed.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


In the age of Kali only one fourth of the religious principles remains. That last remnant will continuously be decreased by the ever-increasing principles of irreligion and will finally be destroyed.

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