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Covid - 19 and Kali Yuga

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How is covid - 19 linked to the Kali Yuga? Does it show that we are entering the second stage of this Yuga? I await some replies.

 

kind regards Ionel Stefan

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Hare Krishna Ionel Stefan Prabhu. Please accept my humble obeisance's. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. Yes the coronavirus is certainly symptomatic of the age of Kali Yuga. S.B. 12.2.10:

Translation:

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.

Due to the impious nature of the general populace in the age of Kali there are many calamities due to karmic reactions. The coronavirus is an example of accumulated karma reaped on a collective level. The general consensus is that the coronavirus originated from a bat that was being sold as food at a marketplace. There are four pillars of religion: austerity, cleanliness, truthfulness and compassion. Meat eating corresponds with compassion. And the only dharmic pillar which is still left in this age of Kali is truthfulness. Therefore activities such as meat eating are bound to manifest as karmic reactions for the collective of humanity. Kali yuga is said to last 432,000 years and we are currently just five thousand years in. Also there can be periods that are more predominated by the mode of goodness even within kali yuga. Srila Prabhupada has said that if everyone takes up to this Krishna consciousness movement, then the world will be like Vaikuntha. That means that this world can be transformed if people take to the Sankirtana movement of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. I hope this was helpful. Please feel free to respond. Haribol. Your servant, Bhakta David.

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