Kali age –How it would be –A sage replied 5000 years back.
(After almost the entire Bhagawatham is narrated by sage Sukha , King Parikshith asks him , about Kali age .In the chapter 2 of the 12th dasakam of Bhagawatham , the reply of the sage is there in great detail . I came to know of it by reading the posting of my friend Sri Vasu Iyengar .I have not translated it , but I have made a summary of what the sage told him.I am sure many of you would feel this is written by a news analyser of a modern news channel .No it was written 5000 years back,. Please see a video which summarises it further https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oVqkrJAgX4 )
1.Dharma, purity, forgiveness,
Compassion , life span ,
Strength of body and mind,
And memory would decline in Kali age.
2.Wealth alone would be the criteria,
For judging a person’s greatness ,
And it would determine whether ,
All his actions are right or wrong.
3.Sexual attraction would be the only,
Criteria in choice of matrimonial partner,
Trickery would be the only business method,
And sacred thread would be the only sign of a Brahmin
4.A brahmachari , Grahastha or Sanyasi,
Would be recognised only by their external marks,
Getting justice would depend on one’s ability ,
To gratify the person who dispenses justice ,
And capacity to talk would be the only sign of scholarship
5,Poor person would be considered as not pious,
A good person would be always a hypocrite
Mutual consent for sex would determine marriage,
Presence of a toilet would indicate , whether a person is clean
6.Any distant pond or river would only be sacred,
Any temple that is huge would only be great
Exhibiting bare body would always make any one pretty,
Only pursuit of human beings would be to fill their belly,
Courage to talk any non sense would make any one an orator.
7.A person would be considered efficient, if he supports his family,
All devotional acts would be carried out only to get fame,
The world would be filled with wicked people ,
And the strongest of them all would become the ruler.
8.People would be oppressed by famines, floods, and taxation,.
Excessive cold, warmth, speed of wind and torrential rains would always be there,
Human beings would not get food to eat and people to marry,
And untimely death will occur to young people
9.Varnasrama Dharma which divides labour would be discontinued,
All human beings would not attain proper growth and be stunted,
Religion would be replaced by lies and rulers by thieves,
And there would be whose profession is to steal and kill.