Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- yadā māyānṛtaṁ tandrā
- nidrā hiṁsā viṣādanam
- śoka-mohau bhayaṁ dainyaṁ
- sa kalis tāmasaḥ smṛtaḥ
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
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.
In Kali-yuga, people are almost exclusively devoted to gross materialism, with hardly any affinity for self-realization.