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Krishna Krishna Taste Of Kaliyuga

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  1. Thyagarajan

    Thyagarajan Platinum IL'ite

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    :hello:KALIYUG NOW AND THEN
    Once the four Pandavas (except Yudhishthira who was not present) asked Krishna, What is Kali Yuga?

    Krishna smiled and said "Let me demonstrate to you, the situation of Kaliyuga." He took a bow and four arrows and shot them in four directions and ordered the four Pandavas to go and bring them back.

    Each of the four Pandavas went in the four different directions to search for the arrows.

    When Arjuna picked an arrow, he heard a very sweet voice. He turned around and saw a cuckoo singing in a spellbinding voice but was also eating flesh of a live rabbit which was in great pain. Arjuna was very surprised to see such a gory act by such a divine bird he left the place immediately.

    Bhima picked arrow from a place, where five wells were situated. The four wells were surrounding a single well. The four wells were overflowing with very sweet water as if they were not able to hold water and surprisingly the well in the middle of these four overflowing wells was completely empty. Bhima was also puzzled at this sight.

    Nakula was returning to the place after picking up the arrow. He stopped at a place where a cow was about to give birth. After giving birth the cow started licking the calf but continued to lick it even after the calf was clean. With great difficulty people were able to separate them and by that time the calf was injured badly. Nakula was puzzled by the behaviour of such a calm animal.

    Sahadeva picked arrow which fell near a mountain and saw a big boulder falling. The boulder was crushing the rocks and big trees on its way down, but the same boulder was stopped by a small plant. Sahadeva was also amazed at this sight.

    All the Pandavas asked the meaning of these incidents. Krishna smiled and started explaining...

    "In Kaliyuga, the priests will have very sweet voice and will also have great knowledge but they will exploit devotees the same way cuckoo was doing with rabbit.

    In Kaliyuga poor will live among rich, those rich will have enormous amount of wealth which will actually overflow but they will not offer a single penny to the poor same as the four wells didn't have a single drop of water for the empty well.

    In Kaliyuga parents will love their children so much that their love will actually spoil them and will destroy their lives similar to the love shown by cow to her newborn calf.

    In Kaliyuga people will fall in terms of character like the boulder from the mountain and they will not be stopped by anyone at the end only the name of God will be able to hold them from doom like the little plant held the boulder from further fall."

    ~ Uddhava Gita, Srimad Bhaagawatam.
     
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  2. jayasala42

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    Dear Shri Thyagarajan,
    Five years back,we purchased Uddhava Gita , a skandam of Shrimat Bhagavatham with commentary in English, a Gorakpur publication.Compared to Bhagavatgita, Uddhava Gita is very simple and easy to understand and does not give room for multitudes of interpretations. Very often Thenkachi Swaminathan used to narrate the contents in his inimitable way tinged with humour.A book worth possessing.
    It is altogether a different matter whetherwe are living in Kaliyuga. Many scholars of 19th century have talked elaborately on the longevity of each yuga and it is an interesting study.

    Jayasala 42
     
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    Cheeniya Super Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    That is a nice selection from Uddhava Gita. I have read that Uddhava Gita is the message or speech given by Lord Krishna to his friend and devotee Uddhava before his departure from the earth to console him from his sadness and explaining why the "Yadu" race or Yadava community should fall. The Lord's interaction with his devotee is indeed fascinating.
     
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    Nice sharing Thyagarajan sir.
     
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    @Thyagarajan sir,

    I like these stories with moral lessons. I admire the way our Bhagavad-Gita and the other Gita based works bring out profound truths every time to solve various dilemmas that arise from time to time. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Dear Sri Thyagarajan:

    So, the Cuckoo bird represents our present day Sanyasis exploiting the devotees for financial gain, the filled-wells represent the rich watching the poor (dry well), the Cow represents parents who bring up a spoiled brat and the falling boulder represents the failing character of the human beings. What a snapshot summary of the Kali Yuga! May be that is why there are two options for Kali Yuga: a) Transformation of the heart of every human (the other species still fulfill the conditions of the nature) to have unconditional love for one another and b) Destruction of the entire planet leaving a trace of the species to live in harmony with each other.

    Viswa
     
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    Good one .thanks for sharing
     
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    :hello:@iyerviji @nandinimithun
    Thanks for tapping the like button.
    Regards
    God Bless Us All Always.
     
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    :hello:I owe you thanks from bottom of my heart for nice paraphrasing the sum and substance.
    Regards.

    God grant Godspeed in all our endeavour.
     

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