SYMPTOMS OF KALIYUGA – STORY
When Yudhistar Maharaj was ruling this planet, Bhima used to help in solving problems of people.
Hence people who ever has any questions/problems would come to Bhima and ask him for help.
One day, one citizen came and asked Bhima that he noticed a strange thing that day that his fence is moving into other’s place and he is wondering why it happened like that.
Bhima can help if a demon is troubling but not these kind of puzzles.
So he asked him to approach Yudhistar Maharaj.
On the same day, another citizen came and told that he came across with a strange thing that he had a big pot with full of water, he poured that water into small pots then he poured back from the small pots to big pot but surprisingly only half is filling into that big pot.
Bhima not knowing what to say, he asked them to contact Yudhistar Maharaj.
Another person came to Bhima and said that he saw a strange thing that a big elephant is passing through from a needle hole but surprisingly it’s tail got stuck in that hole.
Bhima again referred him to Yudhistar Maharaj.
Another person came and said that he saw big rock in the street and big big personalities are not able to move but a sadhu came and by waving his Sanyasa danda, it moved.
Bhima thinking that it’s bad day for him and all are coming with these strange questions which he can’t help, so he referred them to Yudhistar Maharaj.
They all went to Maharaj Yudhistara and asked about these questions, then Yudhistar Maharaj said that, all these qualities shows that kali yuga is coming and he explains ……
The first symptom is one of the citizen’s fence is moving into other’s area shows that people are interested in what other’s have and feel unhappy why they don’t have, then think a way to acquire them either hook or crook.
The second symptom is the big pot with full of water when it is poured into small pots and pour back into big pot, he noticed only half only, which means that one can expect 50% love/affection/help from others compared what you did to the same person.
The third symptom is big elephant is going through a needle but the tail is stuck, it means that people are ready to spend a huge chunk of their income/strength/resource for the sense satisfaction of their family, friends and love (Personal sense gratification) but when it comes to Bhagavan and Bhagavatha seva they are not ready to spend a little bit also.
(Ha….Ha…It is felt by the preachers in serving the Lord also. The devotees should take part in large numbers in helping atleast 1 or 2% of their earning for these selfless services! Are they going to take money when they leave this world?)
The fourth symptom is, big rock not moved by persons who are having lot of strength but a sadhu moved that rock just by waving his danda, which means that one can get rid of all their unlimited sins, just by performing Namasankirtanam.
Though there are so many faults in this kaliyuga, the good thing is, just by chanting the holy names of the lord, one can get upto the highest benefit of liberation as mentioned in SB 12.3.51 that “kaler dosa-nidhe rajannasti hy eko mahan gunah kirtanad eva krsnasya mukta-sangah param´ vrajet” that means “My dear King, although Kali-yuga is an ocean of faults, there is still one good quality about this age: Simply by chanting the name of Lord Sri Krsna, one can become free from material bondage and be promoted to the transcendental kingdom of Vaikunta.”
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