Srimad Bhagavatam 12.03.39-40 - Withstanding the actions and effects of Kaliyuga (download mp3)
by Nil Krishna Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
niranne bhū-tale rājan
bhaviṣyanti kalau prajāḥ
In the Age of Kali, people’s minds will always be agitated. They will become emaciated by famine and taxation, my dear King, and will always be disturbed by fear of drought. They will lack adequate clothing, food and drink, will be unable to properly rest, have sex or bathe themselves, and will have no ornaments to decorate their bodies. In fact, the people of Kali-yuga will gradually come to appear like ghostly, haunted creatures.
The symptoms described here are already prevalent in many countries of the world and will gradually spread to other places engulfed by impiety and materialism.