Srimad Bhagavatam 12.01.10-11 - Bhakti is the only Process that Connects us to Lord Krishna (download mp3)
by Sri Vishwambhar Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
tasya cāṣṭau bhaviṣyanti
ya imāṁ bhokṣyanti mahīṁ
rājānaś ca śataṁ samāḥ
He will have eight sons, headed by Sumālya, who will control the earth as powerful kings for one hundred years.
nava nandān dvijaḥ kaścit
teṣām abhāve jagatīṁ
mauryā bhokṣyanti vai kalau
A certain brāhmaṇa [Cāṇakya] will betray the trust of King Nanda and his eight sons and will destroy their dynasty. In their absence the Mauryas will rule the world as the Age of Kali continues.
Śrīdhara Svāmī and Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura both confirm that the brāhmaṇa mentioned here is Cāṇakya, also known as Kauṭilya or Vātsyāyana. The great historical narration Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, which began with the events prior to the cosmic manifestation, now reaches into the realm of modern recorded history. Modern historians recognize both the Maurya dynasty and Candragupta, the king mentioned in the following verse.