I recently found these predictions for this time in history, by the Ancient Hindus as a part of the Vedic Texts they wrote several centuries ago.
I am sure many of you can relate the statements below to the current times we live in.
It has also been predicted – by the ancient Hindus, the ancient Mayans, and the beautiful ancient Native Tribes from the Americas that we are are the verge of a new and better cycle on our planet. There are some wonderful books by Ken Carey: “The Return of the Bird Tribes” and “The Third Millenium” that will give you deep, yet clear, information on our current times and the better times that are ahead for us in a few short years.
Ancient Hindu Predictions for this time in history:
Religion, truthfulness, cleanliness, tolerance, mercy, duration of life, physical strength and memory will all diminish day by day because of the powerful influence of the age of Kali.
Source: Srimad Bhagavatam 12.2.1
In Kali Yuga, wealth alone will be considered the sign of a man’s good birth. And law and justice will be applied only on the basis of one’s power.
Source: Srimad Bhagavatam 12.2.2
Men and women will live together merely because of superficial attraction, and success in business will depend on deceit. Womanliness and manliness will be judged according to one’s expertise in sex, and a man will be known as a brahmana just by his wearing a thread.
Source: Srimad Bhagavatam 12.2.3
A person’s spiritual position will be ascertained merely according to external symbols, and on that same basis people will change from one spiritual order to the next. A person’s propriety will be seriously questioned if he dos not earn a good living. And one who is very clever at juggling words will be considered a learned scholar.
Source: Srimad Bhagavatam 12.2.4
A person will be judged unholy if he does not have money, and hypocrisy will be accepted as virtue. Marriage will be arranged simply by verbal agreement, and a person will think he is fit to appear in public if he has merely taken a bath.
Source: Srimad Bhagavatam 12.2.5
A sacred place will be taken to consist of no more than a reservoir of water located at a distance, and beauty will be thought to depend on one’s hairstyle. Filling the belly will become the goal of life, and one who is audacious will be accepted as truthful. He who can maintain a family will be regarded as an expert man, and the principles of religion will be observed only for the sake of reputation.
Source: Srimad Bhagavatam 12.2.6
As the earth thus becomes crowded with a corrupt population, whoever among any of their social classes shows himself to be the strongest will gain political power.
Source: Srimad Bhagavatam 12.2.7
Harassed by famine and excessive taxes, people will resort to eating leaves, roots, flesh, wild honey, fruits, flowers and seeds. Struck by drought, they will become completely ruined.
Source: Srimad Bhagavatam 12.2.9
The citizens will suffer greatly from cold, wind, heat, rain and snow. They will be further tormented by quarrels, hunger, thirst, disease and severe anxiety. Source: Srimad Bhagavatam 12.2.10
The maximum duration of life for human beings in Kali Yuga will become 50 years.
Source: Srimad Bhagavatam 12.2.11
Men will no longer protect their elderly parents.
Source: Srimad Bhagavatam 12.3.42
In Kali-yuga men will develop hatred for each other even over a few coins. Giving up all friendly relations, they will be ready to lose their own lives and kill even their own relatives.
Source: Srimad Bhagavatam 12.3.41
Uncultured men will accept charity on behalf of the Lord and will earn their livelihood by making a show of austerity and wearing a mendicant’s dress. Those who know nothing about religion will mount a high seat and presume to speak on religious principles.
Source: Srimad Bhagavatam 12.3.38
Servants will abandon a master who has lost his wealth, even if that master is a saintly person of exemplary character. Masters will abandon an incapacitated servant, even if that servant has been in the family for generations. Cows will be abandoned or killed when they stop giving milk.
Source: Srimad Bhagavatam 12.3.36
Cities will be dominated by thieves, the Vedas will be contaminated by speculative interpretations of atheists, political leaders will virtually consume the citizens, and the so-called priests and new age gurus will be devotees of their bellies and genitals.
Source: Srimad Bhagavatam 12.3.32
Despite all of these dark prophecies, there is one good quality in this age of Kali yuga:
“Although Kali-yuga is an ocean of faults, there is still one good quality about this age: simply by chanting the names of Krishna, one can become free from material bondage and be promoted to the transcendental kingdom.” (Source: Srimad Bhagavatam 12.3.51)
When a person has found permanent Joy, even without depending on money, or any external objects, that should be the better state.
Wise people with satvic quality, their wants are very limited. They live a simple life with high moral values. Their purpose of life is more spiritually oriented than materialistic. Hence their financial needs are minimum.
The people with Rajasic quality, though generally good in nature have unsatiated desires and are at times greedy and they represent the majority of humanity at this stage in history. They will have to undergo the trauma of emotions when they are not able to match their desires and fulfillment.
The third state is thamasic quality (demonish) one who does anything to live a comfortable life. Killing people, looting the wealth of others, molesting woman for pleasure, power mongers etc… They go by illegal and unethical ways and thus end up in eternal misery and bad karmic effects in the future lives.
One has to gradually elevate themselves to Satvic quality and try to realise the knowledge of real and eternal bliss reducing the dependence on objects. There seems to be no other way.
Most people feel they need so much money to buy fancy cars, second houses, vacations
The real business of life is how to elevate -as yourself, the real
spirit soul, back to home, back to Godhead.”