was not sure if this should go in this forum or religion as kinda crosses both borders
The age we are now in is called the Kali Yuga which is an age in which the populations of the Earth will become wicked, dull of mind, rejoice in lies
and honor those that preach them. Below are a selection of the various signs of the age of the Kali yuga taken from various vedic text. Where the
texts are more obscure I have offered my thoughts in brackets.
Rulers will become unreasonable: they will levy taxes unfairly (dictatorship)
Rulers will no longer see it as their duty to promote spirituality, or to protect their subjects: they will become a danger to the world (dictators,
corruption and rouge governments)
People will start migrating, seeking countries where wheat and barley form the staple food source (western countries are the largest consumers of
wheat/barley based foods therefore they will be flooded with immigrants from around the world, multiculterism)
*From Srimad-Bhagavatam (2.7)
Flesh and blood rain from the sky (unusual weather)
Bodiless voices cry in the night (restless spirits)
Horses weep (animals suffer)
One eyed, one legged monstrosities hop across the land (some type of robot)
Birds perch on flags with fire in their beaks, crying, Ripe! It's ripe (people praying on the spoils of a wealthy/ripe nation
A cow gives birth to an ass, a woman a jackal (genetic experiments)
New born babies dance (?)
Sons learn to be men between their mother’s thighs (cowards or referring to sex with their own mother!)
Statues write with their weapons (military robotic weapons)
Torches no longer give light (fuel shortages)
cripples laugh (?)
The different races merge (inter racial relationships becomes normal and so the world is inhabited by largely mixed race peoples)
Vultures come to prayers (priests take advantage of temple/church goers)
The setting sun is surrounded by disfigured corpses (war victims or ghosts of war victims)
*From Karna speaks about the signs of the kali yuga, Mahabharata
Avarice and wrath will be common. Humans will openly display animosity towards each other. Ignorance of dharma will occur.
People will have thoughts of murder with no justification and will see nothing wrong in that.
Lust will be viewed as socially acceptable and sexual intercourse will be seen as the central requirement of life.
Sin will increase exponentially, whilst virtue will fade and cease to flourish.
People will take vows and break them soon after.
People will become addicted to intoxicating drinks and drugs.
Gurus will no longer be respected and their students will attempt to injure them. Their teachings will be insulted, and followers of Kama will wrest
control of the mind from all human beings.
Brahmans will not be learned or honored, Kshatriyas will not be brave, Vaishyas will not be just in their dealings.
*From a discourse by Markandeya, Mahabharata
At the end of Kali-yuga, when there exist no topics on the subject of God, even at the residences of so-called saints and respectable gentlemen of the
three higher varnas [castes], and when the power of government is transferred to the hands of ministers elected from the lowborn Shudra class or those
less than them, and when nothing is known of the techniques of sacrifice, even by word, at that time the Lord will appear as the supreme
*From Srimad-Bhagavatam (2.7.38)
Lord Kalki will come as a chastiser or warrior. By this time the planet will be filled with people who will be unable to understand logical
conversations. They will be too slow-minded and dull-witted, not capable of being taught much, especially in the way of high spiritual philosophy
regarding the purpose of life. They will not know what they need to do or how to live. And they certainly will be unable to change their ways.
Therefore, Lord Kalki does not come to teach, but simply to chastise, punish, and cleanse the planet. For this reason the Srimad-Bhagavatam (10.40.22)
refers to Lord Kalki as the killer of the mleccha [most wicked and low-born] outcaste meat-eaters who pose as kings.
The Agni Purana (16.7-9) also explains that when the non-Aryans who pose as kings begin devouring men who appear righteous and feed on human beings,
Kalki, as the son of Vishnuyasha, and Yajnavalkya as His priest and teacher, will destroy these non-Aryans with His weapons. He will establish moral
law in the form of the fourfold varnas, or the suitable organization of society in four classes. After that people will return to the path of
The Vishnu Purana (Book Four, Chapter 24) also explains that, "When the practices taught in the Vedas and institutes of law have nearly ceased, and
the close of the Kali age shall be nigh, a portion of that divine being who exists of His own spiritual nature, and who is the beginning and end, and
who comprehends all things, shall descend upon earth. He will be born in the family of Vishnuyasha, an eminent Brahmana of Shambhala village, as
Kalki, endowed with eight superhuman faculties."
The Srimad-Bhagavatam describes Lord Kalki’s activities as follows: "Lord Kalki, the Lord of the universe, will mount His swift white horse
Devadatta and, sword in hand, travel over the earth exhibiting His eight mystic opulences and eight special qualities of Godhead. Displaying His
unequaled effulgence and riding with great speed, He will kill by the millions those thieves who have dared dress as kings." (Srimad-Bhagavatam
Above is just a taste as the subject is too comprehensive to make a short post about, for those interested the sources are included below.