KALKI IS COMING
After reading Mother Jadurani's article "No Kalki Avatar In This Kali Yuga"
I would like to make a few comments.
In her article
she says "Srila Narayana Maharaja mentioned a few times that in this
age of Kali, Kalki avatar doesn't come. Maharaja would quote Srila
Bhaktivinode Thakur, who had said that "because Sri Caitanya
Mahaprabhu came in this particular Kali Yuga, this Kali Yuga is
called Dhanya Kali, blessed Kali." Although in other Kali Yugas
Kalki does come, in this one He doesn't. On one hand I had no doubts
in Srila Maharaj, but on the other hand I still could not reconcile
the apparent difference in Srila Prabhupada's statement. For years I
had been hearing the cassette tape of Srila Prabhupada singing "Sri
Dasavatar- Stotram" by Sri Jayadeva Goswami, " Kesava!
dhrta-Kalki-sarira jaya jadadisa hare." Then, in his purport to the
song, Srila Prabhupada had explained that at the end of Kali
Yuga there will be no preaching because people will be too
degraded and sinful to understand Krsna Conscious philosophy.
So Kalki comes, not to preach, but to kill all the sinners and usher
in the next Satya Yuga. In a humble way I told this to
Srila Maharaj and he answered, "Not in this Kali Yuga. He won't
come. But if he comes, no harm; he will be raising his arms and
chanting 'Hari Bol! Hari Bol!' in Mahaprabhu's sankirtan movement."
In his book Laghu-bhagavatamrta, Srila Rupa Gosvami has enumerated the following twenty-five lila-avataras: Catuh-sana, Narada, Varaha, Matsya, Yajna, Nara-Narayana, Kapila, Dattatreya, Hayasirsa (Hayagriva), Hamsa, Prsnigarbha, Rsabha, Prthu, Nrsimha, Kurma, Dhanvantari, Mohini, Vamana, Parasurama, Raghavendra, Vyasa, Balarama, Krsna, Buddha and Kalki.
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is not mentioned as a lila-avatara because He is an incarnation in disguise (channa-avatara). In this Age of Kali there are no lila-avataras, but there is an incarnation of the Lord manifested in the body of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. This has been explained in Srimad-Bhagavatam.
(C.C. Madya 6.99)
Mother Jadurani mentions the above quote from Srila Prabhupada to support her claim that the Lord in His form of Kalki doesn't appear in this Kali yuga.
athasau yuga-sandhyayamdasyu-prayesu rajasujanita visnu-yasaso
namna kalkir jagat-patih
atha--thereafter; asau--the same Lord; yuga-sandhyayam--at the conjunction of the yugas; dasyu--plunderers; prayesu--almost all; rajasu--the governing personalities; janita--will take His birth; visnu--named Visnu; yasasah--surnamed Yasa; namna--in the name of; kalkih--the incarnation of the Lord; jagat-patih--the Lord of the creation.
Thereafter, at the conjunction of two yugas, the Lord of the creation will take His birth as the Kalki incarnation and become the son of Visnu Yasa. At this time the rulers of the earth will have degenerated into plunderers.
Here is another foretelling of the advent of Lord Kalki, the incarnation of Godhead. He is to appear at the conjunction of the two yugas, namely at the end of Kali-yuga and the beginning of Satya-yuga. The cycle of the four yugas, namely Satya, Treta, Dvapara and Kali, rotates like the calendar months. The present Kali-yuga lasts 432,000 years, out of which we have passed only 5,000 years after the Battle of Kuruksetra and the end of the regime of King Pariksit. So there are 427,000 years balance yet to be finished. Therefore at the end of this period, the incarnation of Kalki will take place, as foretold in the Srimad-Bhagavatam. The name of His father, Visnu Yasa, a learned brahmana, and the village Sambhala are also mentioned. As above mentioned, all these foretellings will prove to be factual in chronological order. That is the authority of Srimad-Bhagavatam.
The Kalki avatara will appear at the conjunction of the yugas (yuga-sandhyayam) which cannot be said as Kali yuga or Satya yuga.
Then Hiranyakasipu prayed for that "I shall not die in daytime, at night." Yes. So Hiranyakasipu was killed in the sandhya, between the junction of day and night. Just in the evening. You cannot say it is day, neither it is night.
(S.B. Lec 2.3.1-3)
Brahma said "Yes." So he was killed just in the evening, just in the junction of day and night. You cannot say it is day or night.
(Lord Varaha's Appearance Day Lecture Dasavatara-stotra Purport
Los Angeles, February 18, 1970)
Lord Buddha who is also mentioned by Srila Rupa Goswami as a lila-avatara, along with Lord Kalki, also appeared.
So this Kali-yuga has already begun. So in the beginning sandhya, junction, Lord Buddha's description is given already. Lord Buddha will cheat the atheist class of men.
(S.B. Lec.1.3.25 Los Angeles,Sep.30th 1972)Therefore there is no contradictions in Srila Prabhupada's statements. In this age of Kali there are no lila-avataras, but Lord Kalki is coming that's for sure, and he will perform mass throat cutting with raised sword.
So the more days go, we shall be more illusioned. So there will be no capacity to understand about God. At that time, God will come to destroy all this population by cutting their throat. That is kalki-avatara.
(B.G Lec. 2.25, Hyderabad Nov.29,1972)
Sometimes, because everyone has come here to lord it over the material nature, so there must be an ultimate situation when it becomes intolerable, and therefore Krsna has to annihilate, finish. That is kalki-avatara.
(S.B. Lec 6.3.12-15 Gorakhpur Feb 9th,1971)
The next avatara is Kalki avatara. We are awaiting, after four hundred thousands of years from this time, the Kalki avatara will come, and He'll take a sword on the horseback, just like a king, He'll simply go on killing all these non-believers, Godless creatures. There will be no more preaching. As in other incarnation there is preaching, in Kalki avatara the population of the whole world will be so much reduced to animalism that there will be no more power to understand what is God, or what is spiritualism. And it is already there, the Kali-yuga. It will increase. People will have no power to understand this philosophy, God consciousness. So at that time there is no other alternative than to kill them all, and usher in another Satya-yuga.
(Purport to Dasavatara-stotra)
So sastra means above these defects. Where there is no such defect, that is sastra. And you can understand how five thousand years ago Lord Buddha's appearance was predicted. Similarly, still there is prediction about kalki-avatara, which will take place about four lakhs and 27,000 years hereafter. Kalki-avatara's name, his father's name and where he will appear, everything is there. This is called sastra.
(B.G. Lec. 7.7 Bombay April1, 1971)
Therefore we should accept knowledge from such person who is beyond these four defects of conditional life. What is that? Illusion, mistake, cheating, and imperfectness. So Srimad-Bhagavatam is that proof. AS I TOLD YOU, that 2,500 years ago, or 5,000 years ago Vyasadeva wrote about Lord Buddha's appearance. Still, there is appearance of Kalki from this time, henceforward, after 400,000's of years Kalki will appear. And his name, his father's name, the place where he will appear, that is mentioned in the Bhagavata. That means tri-kala-jna. Maha-muni, he is liberated. He is incarnation of God. He knows past, present, future, and everything. That knowledge is perfect. One who knows past, present, and future perfectly, we should take knowledge from him. That is our Krsna consciousness movement, that we don't accept any knowledge from a person who is defective in so many ways. And what is the value of such knowledge? He is defective.
(S.B. Lec. 1.1.2 London August16, 1971)
The whole situation has been spoiled by these so-called rascal gurus who gives his own opinion. This is our plain declaration: Let any rascal guru come. We can convince him that he is not guru, because he is speaking differently....So guru is one. Guru cannot be two. As soon as you find two opinions of guru, either both of them are rascals, or one is still at least rascal.
(Lecture: What is a Guru? London, August 22, 1973)
The whole situation has been spoiled by these so-called rascal gurus like Narayana Maharaja who gives his own opinion.