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SB 12.3.28

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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


yadā karmasu kāmyeṣu
bhaktir yaśasi dehinām
tadā tretā rajo-vṛttir
iti jānīhi buddhiman


yadā—when; karmasu—in duties; kāmyeṣu—based on selfish desire; bhaktiḥ—devotion; yaśasi—in honor; dehinām—of the embodied souls; tadā—then; tretā—the age of Tretā; rajaḥ-vṛttiḥ—predominated by activities in the mode of passion; iti—thus; jānīhi—you should understand; buddhi-man—O intelligent King Parīkṣit.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


O most intelligent one, when the conditioned souls are devoted to their duties but have ulterior motives and seek personal prestige, you should understand such a situation to be the age of Tretā, in which the functions of passion are prominent.

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