Neutralizing the effects of Kaliyuga

Neutralizing the effects of Kaliyuga

Rasamrita Das

Dearest Prabhujis and matajis,

Please accept my humble obeisances!!! All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!!! All glories to Srila Prabhupada!!!

Many people are in shock due to the recent bomb blast in Mumbai. The misfortune in this age of kaliyuga has been elaborately described in Srimad Bhagavatam. Bhagavatam says padam padam yad vipadaam na teshaam (SB 10.14.58). The world has been witnessing the unfortunate chain of horrible events like world wars, bomb blasts, terrorist attacks, murders, killings etc. Some rogues having villain mentality pose themselves as intelligent and on the basis of exploitation of some material elements, they think that they can destroy the whole world. Influenced by the mode of passion and ignorance, to try to satisfy the insatiable lust, greed and false ego, these demons do not hesitate to harm the innocent people by trying to create havoc. They do not know that the law of karma awaits their turn to turn them down in the lowest region of hell.

Srila Prabhupada writes in Srimad Bhagavatam, "The theory that the modern atomic bomb explosions can annihilate the world is childish imagination. First of all, the atomic energy is not powerful enough to destroy the world. And secondly, ultimately it all rests on the supreme will of the Supreme Lord because without His will or sanction nothing can be built up or destroyed".

The devotees fully understand that even if one is attacked by fatal weapon, the body may be destroyed; not the soul. The living entity within the body is never killed. Lord Sri Krsna confirms this in verses 2.17 and 23 of Bhagavad Gita as follows.

avinaasi tu tad viddhi / yena sarvam idam tatam
vinaasam avyayasyaasya / na kashcit kartum arhati

nainam chindanti sastraani / nainam dahati paavakah
na cainam kledayanty aapo / na sosayati maarutah

"That which pervades the entire body you should know to be indestructible. No one is able to destroy that imperishable soul.

The soul can never be cut to pieces by any weapon, nor burned by fire, nor moistened by water, nor withered by the wind."

But in this material world, due to powerful influence of Kali yuga, we cannot avoid the calamities. We have to first understand why the influence of Kali is powerful. Srimad Bhagavatam informs (SB 1.15.36)

yadaa mukundo bhagavaan imaam mahim / jahau sva-tanvaa shravaniya-sat-kathah
tadaahar evaapratibuddha-cetasaam / abhadra-hetuh kalir anvavartata

When the Personality of Godhead, Lord Krsna, left this earthly planet in His selfsame form, from that very day Kali, who had already partially appeared, became fully manifest to create inauspicious conditions for those who are endowed with a poor fund of knowledge.

Absence of light is darkness. Krsna surya sama maya hai andhakar jahan Krsna tahan nahi mayar adhikar. The moment Krsna is out from our life, Kali who is already partially appearing in our existence, becomes fully manifested and starts working creating havoc.

Srila Prabhupada writes in the purports, "The symptoms of the Kali-yuga, as mentioned above, namely avarice, falsehood, diplomacy, cheating, nepotism, violence and all such things, are already in vogue, and no one can imagine what is going to happen gradually with further increase of the influence of Kali till the day of annihilation. We have already come to know that the influence of the age of Kali is meant for godless so-called civilized man; those who are under the protection of the Lord have nothing to fear from this horrible age. The influence of Kali can be enforced only upon those who are not fully developed in God consciousness. One can neutralize the effects of Kali by keeping oneself fully under the supreme care of the Personality of Godhead".

Krsna is present in His Names. There is no difference in Person Krsna and Name Krsna.Kali kale naam rupe Krsna avatar. Srila Sukadeva Goswami says (SB 12.3.51)

kaler dosha nidhe raajan / asti hy eko mahaan gunah
kirtanaad eva krsnasya / mukta sanga param vrajet

My dear King, although Kali-yuga is an ocean of faults, there is still one good quality about this age: Simply by chanting the Hare Krsna maha-mantra, one can become free from material bondage and be promoted to the transcendental kingdom.

So let us bring Krsna in our life to neutralise the effect of Kali and take shelter of the Lord by sincerely chanting the Holy Name and keeping us engaged in constant devotional service.

Thank you very much,
Your obedient in the service of Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga,
Rasamrita Das,
Abu Dhabi.