Sunday, July 4, 2021

Excerpt from Bhagavatam- Politicians, citizens and civilization

The leaders of the state no longer protect the people, but plunder the citizenry through excessive taxation. Political leadership falls into the hands of unprincipled rogues, criminals and terrorists, who use their power to exploit the people. Entire populations are enslaved and put to death. The world teems with fanatics, extremists and spiritual artists, who win huge followings among a people completely dazed by hedonism, as well as by cultural and moral relativism. 
The saints and sages of ancient India describe the people of this age as greedy, ill-behaved, and merciless. Civilization lacks any kind of divine guidance. It is the age of spiritual darkness, violence and hypocrisy( Excerpt from SB).

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