|Canto 12: The Age of Deterioration||Chapter 3: The Bhūmi-gītā|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.3.30
yadā māyānṛtaḿ tandrā
nidrā hiḿsā viṣādanam
śoka-mohau bhayaḿ dainyaḿ
sa kalis tāmasaḥ smṛtaḥ
yadā — when; māyā — deceit; anṛtam — false speech; tandrā — sloth; nidrā — sleep and intoxication; hiḿsā — 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.
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.
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