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CC Madhya 20.335

Text

kṛṣṇa-‘dhyāna’ kare loka jñāna-adhikārī
tretāra dharma ‘yajña’ karāya ‘rakta’-varṇa dhari’

Synonyms

kṛṣṇa-dhyāna — meditation upon Kṛṣṇa; kare — perform; loka — the people; jñāna-adhikārī — who are advanced in spiritual knowledge; tretāra — of Tretā-yuga; dharma — the occupational duty; yajña — performance of sacrifices; karāya — induces; rakta-varṇa dhari’ — assuming a reddish color.

Translation

“In Satya-yuga the people were generally advanced in spiritual knowledge and could meditate upon Kṛṣṇa very easily. The people’s occupational duty in Tretā-yuga was to perform great sacrifices. This was induced by the Personality of Godhead in His reddish incarnation.