White2 (2018 remastered edition)

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WHITE2 entirely remastered at 88K / 24bit from the original full length/unedited mixes by Matt "The Alchemist" Colton at Alchemy, London.

OBI text : WHITE2 was originally released in 2004 by Southern Lord as a CD and limited double LP edition of 1000 copies (in a tip on gatefold sleeve in various vinyl colors).

SUNN O))) co-founders Stephen O’Malley & Greg Anderson originally conceived the WHITE albums to be “acoustic” but the sessions at Fontanelle’s Magnetic Park studios in Portland Oregon quickly took a far different route toward the psychedelic and the electronic/synthetic, with trance and drone experiments.

The WHITE2 album was notably the first collaboration with the Hungarian legend & singer Attila Csihar, which has since begat a long and fruitful creative story of the O))) ethos. With the WHITE albums SUNN O))) took a bold step the experimental and highly collaborative path the concept of the group has traveled since. Together with Attila, WHITE2 featured the extraordinary talents of special guests Joe Preston, Rex Ritter & Dawn Smithson. Along with WHITE1, the album brought the concept of SUNN O))) forth from the shadows of the earth unto the broader cosmos spheres, arriving at a truly transcendent note with the pairing of the “DECAY” tracks featuring Attila. And, the sky cracked open.

For these reissues SUNN O))) returned to the original full length unedited premasters/final mixes and brought them to Matt “The Alchemist” Colton at Alchemy Mastering in London for a complete high resolution 88K/24bit mastering and, crucially, cut the lacquers using Alchemy’s half-speed method on their Neumann SX 74 cutterhead. The outstanding results allow the original full length mixes to be pressed at high fidelity on the vinyl format.

The new WHITE2 masters reveal a broader frequency response, the bottom end is deeper and more intense, low mids are lusher, high frequencies are smoother and the stereo image is vastly improved, seeming more 3 dimensional spacially and more dynamic. The sound is clearer, sharper, more direct.

Southern Lord Recordings is pleased to present the historical SUNN O))) WHITE albums in their fundamental and proper forms.


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released August 10, 2018

­HELL-O)))-WEEN [ANDERSON/CARSON/O’MALLEY/PRESTON/RITTER/SMITHSON]
MUSIC RECORDED 11.03 & 02.04: rexRITTER @ magneticpark / PDX
MIXED 02.04: rexRITTER & stephenO’MALLEY
TYMPANIK EXEKUTION: nateCARSON
RIFF-SPIRATION via nickPHIT

bassAliens [ANDERSON/O’MALLEY/PRESTON/RITTER/SMITHSON]
MUSIC RECORDED 11.03 & 02.04: rexRITTER @ magneticpark / PDX
MIXED winter04: stephenO’MALLEY & rexRITTER
FOR wendyCARLOS

DECAY2 [NIHILS’ MAW] [CSIHAR/O’MALLEY/PRESTON/RITTER]
MUSIC RECORDED 08.02 & 02.04: rexRITTER @ magneticpark / PDX
VOX RECORDED & PREMIXED 12.02: attilaCSIHAR & C. ICE @ templeofnoise / ROME
MIXED 08.03 & winter04: stephenO’MALLEY & rexRITTER

DECAY [THE SYMPTOMS OF KALI YUGA] [CSIHAR/O’MALLEY/PRESTON/]
MUSIC RECORDED 08.02: rexRITTER @ magneticpark / PDX
MUSIC PREMIXED 10.02: jamesPLOTKIN
VOX RECORDED & MIXED 12.02: attilaCSIHAR & C. ICE @ templeofnoise / ROME
<<Lyrics for DECAY & DECAY2 were taken from the Shrimad Bhagavatam chapter 12, verses 12.2.1-12.2.22, part of the ancient Indian Veda.
This Sanskrit text is one of mankind’s first written & oldest books, dating back over 5000 years>> attilaCSIHAR



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Decay:
The Symptoms of Kali-yuga
Nihils’ Maw
[taken from Shrimad-Bhagavatam]

[SB 12.2.1]

sri-suka uvaca
tatas canu-dinam dharmah
satyam saucam ksama daya
kalena balina rajan
nanksyaty ayur balam smrtih

[Translation:]
Sukadeva Gosvami said: Then, O King, religion, truthfulness, cleanliness, tolerance, mercy,
duration of life, physical strength and memory will all diminish day by day because of the
powerful influence of the age of Kali.

[SB 12.2.2]

vittam eva kalau nrnam
janmacara-gunodayah
dharma-nyaya-vyavasthayam
karanam balam eva hi

[Translation]
In Kali-yuga, wealth alone will be considered the sign of a man’s good birth,
proper behavior and fine qualities. And law and justice will be applied only on
the basis of one’s power.

[SB 12.2.3]

dampatye ’bhirucir hetur
mayaiva vyavaharike
stritve pumstve ca hi ratir
vipratve sutram eva hi

[Translation]
Men and women will live together merely because of superficial attraction,
and success in business will depend on deceit. Womanliness and manliness
will be judged according to one’s expertise in sex, and a man will be known
as a brahmana just by his wearing a thread.

[SB 12.2.4]

lingam evasrama-khyatav
anyonyapatti-karanam
avrttya nyaya-daurbalyam
panditye capalam vacah

[Translation]
A person’s spiritual position will be ascertained merely according to external symbols,
and on that same basis people will change from one spiritual order to the next.
A person’s propriety will be seriously questioned if he does not earn a good living.
And one who is very clever at juggling words will be considered a learned scholar.

[SB 12.2.5]

anadhyataivasadhutve
sadhutve dambha eva tu
svikara eva codvahe
snanam eva prasadhanam

[Translation]
A person will be judged unholy if he does not have money, and hypocrisy will be
accepted as virtue. Marriage will be arranged simply by verbal agreement,
and a person will think he is fit to appear in public if he has merely taken a bath.

[SB 12.2.6]

dure vary-ayanam tirtham
lavanyam kesa-dharanam
udaram-bharata svarthah
satyatve dharstyam eva hi

daksyam kutumba-bharanam
yaso ’rthe dharma-sevanam

[Translation]
A sacred place will be taken to consist of no more than a reservoir of water
located at a distance, and beauty will be thought to depend on one’s hairstyle.
Filling the belly will become the goal of life, and one who is audacious will be
accepted as truthful. He who can maintain a family will be regarded as an expert man,
and the principles of religion will be observed only for the sake of reputation.

[SB 12.2.7]

evam prajabhir dustabhir
akirne ksiti-mandale
brahma-vit-ksatra-sudranam
yo bali bhavita nrpah

[Translation]
As the earth thus becomes crowded with a corrupt population, whoever among any of the social
classes shows himself to be the strongest will gain political power.

[SB 12.2.8]

praja hi lubdhai rajanyair
nirghrnair dasyu-dharmabhih
acchinna-dara-dravina
yasyanti giri-kananam

[Translation]
Losing their wives and properties to such avaricious and merciless rulers,
who will behave no better than ordinary thieves, the citizens will flee to the mountains
and forests.

[SB 12.2.9]

saka-mulamisa-ksaudra-
phala-puspasti-bhojanah
anavrstya vinanksyanti
durbhiksa-kara-piditah

[Translation]
Harassed by famine and excessive taxes, people will resort to eating leaves,
roots, flesh, wild honey, fruits, flowers and seeds. Struck by drought,
they will become completely ruined.

[SB 12.2.10]

sita-vatatapa-pravrd-
himair anyonyatah prajah
ksut-trdbhyam vyadhibhis caiva
santapsyante ca cintaya

[Translation]
The citizens will suffer greatly from cold, wind, heat, rain and snow.
They will be further tormented by quarrels, hunger, thirst, disease and severe anxiety.

[SB 12.2.11]

trimsad vimsati varsani
paramayuh kalau nrnam

[Translation]
The maximum duration of life for human beings in Kali-yuga will become fifty years.

[SB 12.2.12-16]

ksiyamanesu dehesu
dehinam kali-dosatah
varnasramavatam dharme
naste veda-pathe nrnam

pasanda-pracure dharme
dasyu-prayesu rajasu
cauryanrta-vrtha-himsa-
nana-vrttisu vai nrsu

sudra-prayesu varnesu
cchaga-prayasu dhenusu
grha-prayesv asramesu
yauna-prayesu bandhusu

anu-prayasv osadhisu
sami-prayesu sthasnusu
vidyut-prayesu meghesu
sunya-prayesu sadmasu

ittham kalau gata-praye
janesu khara-dharmisu
dharma-tranaya sattvena
bhagavan avatarisyati

[Translation]
By the time the age of Kali ends, the bodies of all creatures will be greatly reduced
in size, and the religious principles of followers of varnasrama will be ruined.
The path of the Vedas will be completely forgotten in human society,
and so-called religion will be mostly atheistic. The kings will mostly be thieves,
the occupations of men will be stealing, lying and needless violence,
and all the social classes will be reduced to the lowest level of sudras.
Cows will be like goats, spiritual hermitages will be no different from mundane houses,
and family ties will extend no further than the immediate bonds of marriage.
Most plants and herbs will be tiny, and all trees will appear like dwarf sami trees.
Clouds will be full of lightning, homes will be devoid of piety,
and all human beings will have become like asses.
At that time, the Supreme Personality of Godhead will appear on the earth.
Acting with the power of pure spiritual goodness, He will rescue eternal religion.

[SB 12.2.17]

caracara-guror visnor
isvarasyakhilatmanah
dharma-tranaya sadhunam
janma karmapanuttaye

[Translation]
Lord Visnu-the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the spiritual master of all moving
and nonmoving living beings, and the Supreme Soul of all-takes birth to protect
the principles of religion and to relieve His saintly devotees from the reactions of
material work.

[SB 12.2.18]

sambhala-grama-mukhyasya
brahmanasya mahatmanah
bhavane visnuyasasah
kalkih pradurbhavisyati

[Translation]
Lord Kalki will appear in the home of the most eminent brahmana of Sambhala village,
the great soul Visnuyasa.

[SB 12.2.19-20]

asvam asu-gam aruhya
devadattam jagat-patih
asinasadhu-damanam
astaisvarya-gunanvitah

vicarann asuna ksaunyam
hayenapratima-dyutih
nrpa-linga-cchado dasyun
kotiso nihanisyati

[Translation]
Lord Kalki, the Lord of the universe, will mount His swift horse Devadatta and,
sword in hand, travel over the earth exhibiting His eight mystic opulences and eight special
qualities of Godhead. Displaying His unequaled effulgence and riding with great speed,
He will kill by the millions those thieves who have dared dress as kings.

[SB 12.2.21]

atha tesam bhavisyanti
manamsi visadani vai
vasudevanga-ragati-
punya-gandhanila-sprsam

paura-janapadanam vai
hatesv akhila-dasyusu

[Translation]
After all the impostor kings have been killed, the residents of the cities and towns will
feel the breezes carrying the most sacred fragrance of the sandalwood paste and other
decorations of Lord Vasudeva, and their minds will thereby become transcendentally pure.

[SB 12.2.22]

tesam praja-visargas ca
sthavisthah sambhavisyati
vasudeve bhagavati
sattva-murtau hrdi sthite

[Translation]
When Lord Vasudeva, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, appears in their hearts
in His transcendental form of goodness, the remaining citizens will abundantly repopulate
the earth.

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Track Name: Decay2 [Nihils' Maw]
Decay:
The Symptoms of Kali-yuga
Nihils’ Maw
[taken from Shrimad-Bhagavatam]

[SB 12.2.1]

sri-suka uvaca
tatas canu-dinam dharmah
satyam saucam ksama daya
kalena balina rajan
nanksyaty ayur balam smrtih

[Translation:]
Sukadeva Gosvami said: Then, O King, religion, truthfulness, cleanliness, tolerance, mercy,
duration of life, physical strength and memory will all diminish day by day because of the
powerful influence of the age of Kali.

[SB 12.2.2]

vittam eva kalau nrnam
janmacara-gunodayah
dharma-nyaya-vyavasthayam
karanam balam eva hi

[Translation]
In Kali-yuga, wealth alone will be considered the sign of a man’s good birth,
proper behavior and fine qualities. And law and justice will be applied only on
the basis of one’s power.

[SB 12.2.3]

dampatye ’bhirucir hetur
mayaiva vyavaharike
stritve pumstve ca hi ratir
vipratve sutram eva hi

[Translation]
Men and women will live together merely because of superficial attraction,
and success in business will depend on deceit. Womanliness and manliness
will be judged according to one’s expertise in sex, and a man will be known
as a brahmana just by his wearing a thread.

[SB 12.2.4]

lingam evasrama-khyatav
anyonyapatti-karanam
avrttya nyaya-daurbalyam
panditye capalam vacah

[Translation]
A person’s spiritual position will be ascertained merely according to external symbols,
and on that same basis people will change from one spiritual order to the next.
A person’s propriety will be seriously questioned if he does not earn a good living.
And one who is very clever at juggling words will be considered a learned scholar.

[SB 12.2.5]

anadhyataivasadhutve
sadhutve dambha eva tu
svikara eva codvahe
snanam eva prasadhanam

[Translation]
A person will be judged unholy if he does not have money, and hypocrisy will be
accepted as virtue. Marriage will be arranged simply by verbal agreement,
and a person will think he is fit to appear in public if he has merely taken a bath.

[SB 12.2.6]

dure vary-ayanam tirtham
lavanyam kesa-dharanam
udaram-bharata svarthah
satyatve dharstyam eva hi

daksyam kutumba-bharanam
yaso ’rthe dharma-sevanam

[Translation]
A sacred place will be taken to consist of no more than a reservoir of water
located at a distance, and beauty will be thought to depend on one’s hairstyle.
Filling the belly will become the goal of life, and one who is audacious will be
accepted as truthful. He who can maintain a family will be regarded as an expert man,
and the principles of religion will be observed only for the sake of reputation.

[SB 12.2.7]

evam prajabhir dustabhir
akirne ksiti-mandale
brahma-vit-ksatra-sudranam
yo bali bhavita nrpah

[Translation]
As the earth thus becomes crowded with a corrupt population, whoever among any of the social
classes shows himself to be the strongest will gain political power.

[SB 12.2.8]

praja hi lubdhai rajanyair
nirghrnair dasyu-dharmabhih
acchinna-dara-dravina
yasyanti giri-kananam

[Translation]
Losing their wives and properties to such avaricious and merciless rulers,
who will behave no better than ordinary thieves, the citizens will flee to the mountains
and forests.

[SB 12.2.9]

saka-mulamisa-ksaudra-
phala-puspasti-bhojanah
anavrstya vinanksyanti
durbhiksa-kara-piditah

[Translation]
Harassed by famine and excessive taxes, people will resort to eating leaves,
roots, flesh, wild honey, fruits, flowers and seeds. Struck by drought,
they will become completely ruined.

[SB 12.2.10]

sita-vatatapa-pravrd-
himair anyonyatah prajah
ksut-trdbhyam vyadhibhis caiva
santapsyante ca cintaya

[Translation]
The citizens will suffer greatly from cold, wind, heat, rain and snow.
They will be further tormented by quarrels, hunger, thirst, disease and severe anxiety.

[SB 12.2.11]

trimsad vimsati varsani
paramayuh kalau nrnam

[Translation]
The maximum duration of life for human beings in Kali-yuga will become fifty years.

[SB 12.2.12-16]

ksiyamanesu dehesu
dehinam kali-dosatah
varnasramavatam dharme
naste veda-pathe nrnam

pasanda-pracure dharme
dasyu-prayesu rajasu
cauryanrta-vrtha-himsa-
nana-vrttisu vai nrsu

sudra-prayesu varnesu
cchaga-prayasu dhenusu
grha-prayesv asramesu
yauna-prayesu bandhusu

anu-prayasv osadhisu
sami-prayesu sthasnusu
vidyut-prayesu meghesu
sunya-prayesu sadmasu

ittham kalau gata-praye
janesu khara-dharmisu
dharma-tranaya sattvena
bhagavan avatarisyati

[Translation]
By the time the age of Kali ends, the bodies of all creatures will be greatly reduced
in size, and the religious principles of followers of varnasrama will be ruined.
The path of the Vedas will be completely forgotten in human society,
and so-called religion will be mostly atheistic. The kings will mostly be thieves,
the occupations of men will be stealing, lying and needless violence,
and all the social classes will be reduced to the lowest level of sudras.
Cows will be like goats, spiritual hermitages will be no different from mundane houses,
and family ties will extend no further than the immediate bonds of marriage.
Most plants and herbs will be tiny, and all trees will appear like dwarf sami trees.
Clouds will be full of lightning, homes will be devoid of piety,
and all human beings will have become like asses.
At that time, the Supreme Personality of Godhead will appear on the earth.
Acting with the power of pure spiritual goodness, He will rescue eternal religion.

[SB 12.2.17]

caracara-guror visnor
isvarasyakhilatmanah
dharma-tranaya sadhunam
janma karmapanuttaye

[Translation]
Lord Visnu-the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the spiritual master of all moving
and nonmoving living beings, and the Supreme Soul of all-takes birth to protect
the principles of religion and to relieve His saintly devotees from the reactions of
material work.

[SB 12.2.18]

sambhala-grama-mukhyasya
brahmanasya mahatmanah
bhavane visnuyasasah
kalkih pradurbhavisyati

[Translation]
Lord Kalki will appear in the home of the most eminent brahmana of Sambhala village,
the great soul Visnuyasa.

[SB 12.2.19-20]

asvam asu-gam aruhya
devadattam jagat-patih
asinasadhu-damanam
astaisvarya-gunanvitah

vicarann asuna ksaunyam
hayenapratima-dyutih
nrpa-linga-cchado dasyun
kotiso nihanisyati

[Translation]
Lord Kalki, the Lord of the universe, will mount His swift horse Devadatta and,
sword in hand, travel over the earth exhibiting His eight mystic opulences and eight special
qualities of Godhead. Displaying His unequaled effulgence and riding with great speed,
He will kill by the millions those thieves who have dared dress as kings.

[SB 12.2.21]

atha tesam bhavisyanti
manamsi visadani vai
vasudevanga-ragati-
punya-gandhanila-sprsam

paura-janapadanam vai
hatesv akhila-dasyusu

[Translation]
After all the impostor kings have been killed, the residents of the cities and towns will
feel the breezes carrying the most sacred fragrance of the sandalwood paste and other
decorations of Lord Vasudeva, and their minds will thereby become transcendentally pure.

[SB 12.2.22]

tesam praja-visargas ca
sthavisthah sambhavisyati
vasudeve bhagavati
sattva-murtau hrdi sthite

[Translation]
When Lord Vasudeva, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, appears in their hearts
in His transcendental form of goodness, the remaining citizens will abundantly repopulate
the earth.
Track Name: Decay [The Symptoms of Kali Yuga]
Decay:
The Symptoms of Kali-yuga
Nihils’ Maw
[taken from Shrimad-Bhagavatam]

[SB 12.2.1]

sri-suka uvaca
tatas canu-dinam dharmah
satyam saucam ksama daya
kalena balina rajan
nanksyaty ayur balam smrtih

[Translation:]
Sukadeva Gosvami said: Then, O King, religion, truthfulness, cleanliness, tolerance, mercy,
duration of life, physical strength and memory will all diminish day by day because of the
powerful influence of the age of Kali.

[SB 12.2.2]

vittam eva kalau nrnam
janmacara-gunodayah
dharma-nyaya-vyavasthayam
karanam balam eva hi

[Translation]
In Kali-yuga, wealth alone will be considered the sign of a man’s good birth,
proper behavior and fine qualities. And law and justice will be applied only on
the basis of one’s power.

[SB 12.2.3]

dampatye ’bhirucir hetur
mayaiva vyavaharike
stritve pumstve ca hi ratir
vipratve sutram eva hi

[Translation]
Men and women will live together merely because of superficial attraction,
and success in business will depend on deceit. Womanliness and manliness
will be judged according to one’s expertise in sex, and a man will be known
as a brahmana just by his wearing a thread.

[SB 12.2.4]

lingam evasrama-khyatav
anyonyapatti-karanam
avrttya nyaya-daurbalyam
panditye capalam vacah

[Translation]
A person’s spiritual position will be ascertained merely according to external symbols,
and on that same basis people will change from one spiritual order to the next.
A person’s propriety will be seriously questioned if he does not earn a good living.
And one who is very clever at juggling words will be considered a learned scholar.

[SB 12.2.5]

anadhyataivasadhutve
sadhutve dambha eva tu
svikara eva codvahe
snanam eva prasadhanam

[Translation]
A person will be judged unholy if he does not have money, and hypocrisy will be
accepted as virtue. Marriage will be arranged simply by verbal agreement,
and a person will think he is fit to appear in public if he has merely taken a bath.

[SB 12.2.6]

dure vary-ayanam tirtham
lavanyam kesa-dharanam
udaram-bharata svarthah
satyatve dharstyam eva hi

daksyam kutumba-bharanam
yaso ’rthe dharma-sevanam

[Translation]
A sacred place will be taken to consist of no more than a reservoir of water
located at a distance, and beauty will be thought to depend on one’s hairstyle.
Filling the belly will become the goal of life, and one who is audacious will be
accepted as truthful. He who can maintain a family will be regarded as an expert man,
and the principles of religion will be observed only for the sake of reputation.

[SB 12.2.7]

evam prajabhir dustabhir
akirne ksiti-mandale
brahma-vit-ksatra-sudranam
yo bali bhavita nrpah

[Translation]
As the earth thus becomes crowded with a corrupt population, whoever among any of the social
classes shows himself to be the strongest will gain political power.

[SB 12.2.8]

praja hi lubdhai rajanyair
nirghrnair dasyu-dharmabhih
acchinna-dara-dravina
yasyanti giri-kananam

[Translation]
Losing their wives and properties to such avaricious and merciless rulers,
who will behave no better than ordinary thieves, the citizens will flee to the mountains
and forests.

[SB 12.2.9]

saka-mulamisa-ksaudra-
phala-puspasti-bhojanah
anavrstya vinanksyanti
durbhiksa-kara-piditah

[Translation]
Harassed by famine and excessive taxes, people will resort to eating leaves,
roots, flesh, wild honey, fruits, flowers and seeds. Struck by drought,
they will become completely ruined.

[SB 12.2.10]

sita-vatatapa-pravrd-
himair anyonyatah prajah
ksut-trdbhyam vyadhibhis caiva
santapsyante ca cintaya

[Translation]
The citizens will suffer greatly from cold, wind, heat, rain and snow.
They will be further tormented by quarrels, hunger, thirst, disease and severe anxiety.

[SB 12.2.11]

trimsad vimsati varsani
paramayuh kalau nrnam

[Translation]
The maximum duration of life for human beings in Kali-yuga will become fifty years.

[SB 12.2.12-16]

ksiyamanesu dehesu
dehinam kali-dosatah
varnasramavatam dharme
naste veda-pathe nrnam

pasanda-pracure dharme
dasyu-prayesu rajasu
cauryanrta-vrtha-himsa-
nana-vrttisu vai nrsu

sudra-prayesu varnesu
cchaga-prayasu dhenusu
grha-prayesv asramesu
yauna-prayesu bandhusu

anu-prayasv osadhisu
sami-prayesu sthasnusu
vidyut-prayesu meghesu
sunya-prayesu sadmasu

ittham kalau gata-praye
janesu khara-dharmisu
dharma-tranaya sattvena
bhagavan avatarisyati

[Translation]
By the time the age of Kali ends, the bodies of all creatures will be greatly reduced
in size, and the religious principles of followers of varnasrama will be ruined.
The path of the Vedas will be completely forgotten in human society,
and so-called religion will be mostly atheistic. The kings will mostly be thieves,
the occupations of men will be stealing, lying and needless violence,
and all the social classes will be reduced to the lowest level of sudras.
Cows will be like goats, spiritual hermitages will be no different from mundane houses,
and family ties will extend no further than the immediate bonds of marriage.
Most plants and herbs will be tiny, and all trees will appear like dwarf sami trees.
Clouds will be full of lightning, homes will be devoid of piety,
and all human beings will have become like asses.
At that time, the Supreme Personality of Godhead will appear on the earth.
Acting with the power of pure spiritual goodness, He will rescue eternal religion.

[SB 12.2.17]

caracara-guror visnor
isvarasyakhilatmanah
dharma-tranaya sadhunam
janma karmapanuttaye

[Translation]
Lord Visnu-the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the spiritual master of all moving
and nonmoving living beings, and the Supreme Soul of all-takes birth to protect
the principles of religion and to relieve His saintly devotees from the reactions of
material work.

[SB 12.2.18]

sambhala-grama-mukhyasya
brahmanasya mahatmanah
bhavane visnuyasasah
kalkih pradurbhavisyati

[Translation]
Lord Kalki will appear in the home of the most eminent brahmana of Sambhala village,
the great soul Visnuyasa.

[SB 12.2.19-20]

asvam asu-gam aruhya
devadattam jagat-patih
asinasadhu-damanam
astaisvarya-gunanvitah

vicarann asuna ksaunyam
hayenapratima-dyutih
nrpa-linga-cchado dasyun
kotiso nihanisyati

[Translation]
Lord Kalki, the Lord of the universe, will mount His swift horse Devadatta and,
sword in hand, travel over the earth exhibiting His eight mystic opulences and eight special
qualities of Godhead. Displaying His unequaled effulgence and riding with great speed,
He will kill by the millions those thieves who have dared dress as kings.

[SB 12.2.21]

atha tesam bhavisyanti
manamsi visadani vai
vasudevanga-ragati-
punya-gandhanila-sprsam

paura-janapadanam vai
hatesv akhila-dasyusu

[Translation]
After all the impostor kings have been killed, the residents of the cities and towns will
feel the breezes carrying the most sacred fragrance of the sandalwood paste and other
decorations of Lord Vasudeva, and their minds will thereby become transcendentally pure.

[SB 12.2.22]

tesam praja-visargas ca
sthavisthah sambhavisyati
vasudeve bhagavati
sattva-murtau hrdi sthite

[Translation]
When Lord Vasudeva, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, appears in their hearts
in His transcendental form of goodness, the remaining citizens will abundantly repopulate
the earth.

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