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SB 11.13.3

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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


dharmo rajas tamo hanyāt
sattva-vṛddhir anuttamaḥ
āśu naśyati tan-mūlo
hy adharma ubhaye hate


dharmaḥ—religious principles based on devotional service; rajaḥ—the mode of passion; tamaḥ—the mode of ignorance; hanyāt—destroy; sattva—of goodness; vṛddhiḥ—by the increase; anuttamaḥ—the greatest; āśu—quickly; naśyati—is destroyed; tat—of passion and ignorance; mūlaḥ—the root; hi—certainly; adharmaḥ—irreligion; ubhaye hate—when both are destroyed.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


Religious principles, strengthened by the mode of goodness, destroy the influence of passion and ignorance. When passion and ignorance are overcome, their original cause, irreligion, is quickly vanquished.

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