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SB 12.3.30

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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

TEXT 30

yadā māyānṛtaṁ tandrā
nidrā hiṁsā viṣādanam
śoka-mohau bhayaṁ dainyaṁ
sa kalis tāmasaḥ smṛtaḥ


SYNONYMS

yadā—when; māyā—deceit; anṛtam—false speech; tandrā—sloth; nidrā—sleep and intoxication; hiṁsā—violence; viṣādanam—depression; śoka—lamentation; mohau—and delusion; bhayam—fear; dainyam—poverty; saḥ—that; kaliḥ—the age of Kali; tāmasaḥ—in the mode of ignorance; smṛtaḥ—is considered.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


TRANSLATION

When there is a predominance of cheating, lying, sloth, sleepiness, violence, depression, lamentation, bewilderment, fear and poverty, that age is Kali, the age of the mode of ignorance.


PURPORT

In Kali-yuga, people are almost exclusively devoted to gross materialism, with hardly any affinity for self-realization.



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