|Canto 12: The Age of Deterioration||Chapter 3: The Bhūmi-gītā|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.3.20
turyāḿśo hīyate śanaiḥ
tretāyām — in the second age; dharma-pādānām — of the legs of religion; turya — one fourth; aḿśaḥ — part; hīyate — is lost; śanaiḥ — gradually; adharma-pādaiḥ — by the legs of irreligion; anṛta — by falsity; hiḿsā — violence; asantoṣa — dissatisfaction; vigrahaiḥ — and quarrel.
In Tretā-yuga each leg of religion is gradually reduced by one quarter by the influence of the four pillars of irreligion — lying, violence, dissatisfaction and quarrel.
By falsity truth is diminished, by violence mercy is diminished, by dissatisfaction austerity is diminished, and by quarrel charity and cleanliness are diminished.
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