|Canto 12: The Age of Deterioration||Chapter 6: Mahārāja Parīkṣit Passes Away|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.6.46
te paramparayā prāptās
catur-yugeṣv atha vyastā
te — these Vedas; paramparayā — by continuous disciplic succession; prāptāḥ — received; tat-tat — of each succeeding generation; śiṣyaiḥ — by the disciples; dhṛta-vrataiḥ — who were firm in their vows; catuḥ-yugeṣu — throughout the four ages; atha — then; vyastāḥ — were divided; dvāpara-ādau — at the end of the Dvāpara millennium; mahā-ṛṣibhiḥ — by great authorities.
In this way, throughout the cycles of four ages, generation aher generation of disciples — all firmly fixed in their spiritual vows — have received these Vedas by disciplic succession. At the end of each Dvāpara-yuga the Vedas are edited into separate divisions by eminent sages.
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