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Translation of CC Ādi 7.76


Question

What is the exact translation of the verse:
harer nama harer nama 
harer nama eva kevalam 
kalau nasty eva nasty eva 
nasty eva gatir anyatha (CC Adi 7.76)

Answer

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The word kali means, among other things, ‘strife,’ ‘discord,’ ‘quarrel,’ etc.

The Sanskrit verse literally says:

Hari’s name, Hari’s name,
Hari’s name alone, exclusively.
In Kali [yuga] there simply is not, there simply is not,
there simply is not, progress otherwise.