2012 – THE MAHABHARATA AND OTHER ANCIENT SANSKRIT TEXTS
Numerous kings then rule over the earth, and those sinful monarchs, addicted
to false speech, govern their subjects on principles that are false.
Filled with avarice, swelling with pride and vanity, unable and unwilling to protect their subjects they will only take pleasure in inflicting punishments.
Note: At the times of the Mahabharata there were only kings, but the term applies also to the presidents, etc, of modern times.
Men with a false reputation of learning will by their actions cause the Truth to be distorted and concealed.
And the kings of the earth with souls steeped in ignorance, discontented
with what they have, at such times will exploit their subjects
by every means in their power.
Filled with greed and ignorance, bearing the outward symbols of religion, they will set out money gathering, afflicting the people of the Earth.
And people leading their daily lives, afraid of the burden of taxes, will become deceitful.
Earth will be valued only for her mineral treasures.
Money alone will confer nobility.
Power will be the only definition of virtue. Pleasure will be the only reason
for marriage. Praising worthiness will be measured
by accumulated wealth.
It really sounds like modern times!
In such times people behave sinfully even in places of public amusement in cities and towns. Both men and women will become too free in their behavior and will not tolerate one another’s actions.
And divested of dharma, people will become atheists and thieves.
addicted to intoxicating drinks…their desires will all be worldly,
pursuing matters of the flesh and the blood.
– India will become desolate by repeated calamities,
short lives, and various diseases.
– At the end of Kali Yuga everybody will be in want.
All the points of the horizon will be ablaze, the stars and stellar groups devoid of brilliancy, and the planets and planetary conjunctions inauspicious. The course of the winds will be confused and agitated, and innumerable meteors will flash through the sky, foreboding evil.– And then that fire, penetrating through the Earth
and making its appearance in the nether regions also, will beget great terror in the hearts of the gods, the Danavas and the Yakshas. And, O lord of the earth, consuming the nether regions as also everything upon this Earth that fire destroy all things in a moment.
And, O king, the clouds that gather in the sky on the occasion are terrible to behold and wreathed with lightings, roar frightfully. And those cloudy masses, charged with rain, soon cover the entire realm. And, O king, those masses of vapor then flood with water the whole earth with her mountains and forests and mines.
– All kings occupying the earth in the Kali Age
will be lacking tranquility, easily angered, always taking pleasure in lying and dishonesty, inflicting death on women, children, and cows, inclined to take the paltry possessions of others, with a mostly vital character, rising to power and soon falling.
The pretense of greatness will be the proof of it, and powerful men with many
grievous faults will rule over all the classes on Earth.
– People will follow the customs of others
and be polluted by them; strange, undisciplined barbarians will be vigorously supported by rulers.
– Dharma becomes very weak in the Kali Age.
People commit sin in mind, speech, and actions.
– Many will profess to have supreme knowledge
so that they can easily earn their livelihood. In the Kali Age, there will be many false religious “Teachers”.
– Marriage will cease to exist as a holy union –
men and women simply live together on the basis of bodily attraction and verbal agreement, and only for sexual pleasure.
The Lingua Purana:
– In the Kali Yuga, young women freely abandon their virginity.
Women, children, and cows are abused and killed during the Kali Yuga. Thieves are numerous and rapes frequent. There are many beggars, and widespread unemployment. Monks break their vows of celibacy.
The Visnu Purana:
– In those times, people are without joy and joy.
Many commit suicide.
The Mahanirvana Tantra
– Over eating and drinking will cause many to become ill
and deprive them of strength and sense.