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The age of degeneration (Skt. kaliyuga; Tib. རྩོད་ལྡན་གྱི་དུས་, Wyl. rtsod ldan gyi dus, tsöden gyi dü) — a period when there are five degenerations: life span, negative emotions (the five poisons increase), beings (it is difficult to help them), times (wars and famines proliferate), views (false beliefs) that spread.

Alternate Translations

  • the 'dregs of time'
  • the degenerate age
  • the time of destruction and corruption
  • the age of decadence and corruption