nåri bibasa nara sakala gosåi, nåcahi nata markata ke nåi° |
sudra dvijanha upadesahi gyånå, meli janeu lehi kudånå ||1||
saba nara kåma lobha rata krodhi, deva bipra sruti samta birodhi |
guna mamdira sumdara pati tyågi, bhajahi nåri para purusa abhågi ||2||
saubhågini°bibhusana hinå, bidhavanha ke simgåra nabinå |
gura sisa badhira amdha kå lekhå, eka na sunai eka nahi dekhå ||3||
harai sisya dhana soka na harai, so gura ghora naraka mahu° parai |
matu pitå bålakanhi bolåvahi, udara bharai soi dharma sikhåvahi ||4||
All Men are Controlled by Women in Kaliyuga
O Gosain! All men are controlled by women, in particular, and dance to their tune like a monkey dances as per his trainer. Sudras give the advise of spiritual wisdom to brahmins, and wearing the sacred thread around their necks, take the worst of gifts. All men are taken over by sensuality, greed and anger. They are opposed to gods; the Brahmanas, Vedas and saints. Unfortunate wives desert their good looking and virtuous husbands and attend to the needs of a paramour. The wives whose husbands are alive wear no ornaments, while widows adorn themselves in new ways, every single day.
A Guru Who Robs his Disciple is Cast into Hell
The relationship of a disciple and spiritual preceptor resembles that of a deaf man and a blind man; one (disciple) does not listen to the teachings of a guru, while the other (guru) cannot see (because he does not understand the identity of the self with the ultimate brahman. A guru who robs his disciple of money but fails to get rid of his sorrow is cast into a terrifying hell. Parents call their children and teach them precisely those means which fill their belly.
brahma gyåna binu nåri nara kahahi na dusari båta |
kauRi lågi lobha basa karahi bipra gura ghåta ||99(A)||
bådahi sudra dvijanha sana hama tumha te kachu ghåti |
jånai brahma so biprabara å°khi dekhåvahi dåti ||99(B)||
People can Kill a Brahmana for Greed in the Yuga of Kali
Men and women talk of nothing else other than the Knowledge of Brahma; but for greed they would kill a Brahmana or, their spiritual guide for a few cowries. Sudras argue with brahmanas and brag that are we inferior to you in any way? A good Brahmana is one who knows the truth of Brahma, saying so they glower at them in anger.
para triya lampata kapata sayåne, moha droha mamatå lapatåne |
tei abhedabådi gyåni nara, dekhå mai caritra kalijuga kara ||1||
åpu gae aru tinhahu ghålahi, je kahu° sata måraga pratipålahi |
kalpa kalpa bhari eka eka narakå, parahi je dusahi sruti kari tarakå ||2||
je baranådhama teli kumhårå, svapaca kiråta kola kalavårå |
nåri mui grha sampati nåsi, muRa muRåi hohi samnyåsi ||3||
te bipranha sana åpu pujåvahi, ubhaya loka nija håtha nasåvahi |
bipra niracchara lolupa kåmi, niråcåra satha brsali svåmi ||4||
sudra karahi japa tapa brata nånå, baithi baråsana kahahi purånå |
saba nara kalpita karahi acårå, jåi na barani aniti apårå ||5||
The Relationship of the Individual Soul with the Supersoul
They who are covetous of another's wife, are clever at deceit and steeped in delusion, malice and worldly attachment. are knowledgeable men swearing by abheda or the identity of the individuated soul with the Supersoul. I have seen this characteristic of the Kaliyuga. Doomed themselves, such people even ruin those rare souls who tread the path of virtue.
Those who Defame the Vedas Burn in Hell
They who find fault with the Vedas by reasoning, lie fallen in each hell for a whole Kalpa (cycle of the duration of the world). People of the lowest rank in society such as oil-men, potters, the outcasts (who cook and feed on the flesh of a dog), the kiråtas and kolas or distillers of spirituous liquors, get their heads shaved and
enter sannyasa (renunciation) when their wife is no more in this world and they have lost their household property.
The Endless Wrongdoings of Kaliyuga
They get themselves worshipped by the Brahmanas and ruin themselves in this loka and the other. While the Brahmanas, are uneducated, greedy, lustful, of bad conduct and stupid; and marry low-caste women of lewd character. Sudras do all sorts of japa (incantations), tapa or austere penance, and vratas, and narrate the Puranas from an exalted seat (as of an ascetic) All men follow a course of conduct as per their own will. The endless number of wrongdoings cannot possibly be described in words.
bhae barana samkara kali bhinnasetu saba loga |
karahi påpa påvahi dukha bhaya ruja soka biyoga ||100(A)||
sruti sammata hari bhakti patha samjuta birati bibeka |
tehi na calahi nara moha basa kalpahi pamtha aneka ||100(B)||
Religious Devotion to Lord Hari
In the age of Kali there is a confusion of castes (due to intermarriages) and everyone is fallen from sacred norms. They sin and suffer, terror, disease, sorrow and desolation (from their loved objects). Overcome by delusion, they walk not on the path of religious devotion to Lord Hari, which is endowed with dispassion and wisdom, and has the approval of the Vedas but dream of several new courses of their own.