TEXT 27
socaty asru-kala sadhvi
durbhagevojjhita sati
abrahmanya nrpa-vyajah
sudra bhoksyanti mam iti
SYNONYMS
socati—lamenting; asru-kala—with tears in the eyes; sadhvi—the chaste; durbhaga—as if the most unfortunate; iva—like; ujjhita—forlorn; sati—being so done; abrahmanyah—devoid of brahminical culture; nrpa-vyajah—posed as the ruler; sudrah—lower class; bhoksyanti—would enjoy; mam—me; iti—thus.
TRANSLATION
Now she, the chaste one, being unfortunately forsaken by the Personality of Godhead, laments her future with tears in her eyes, for now she is being ruled and enjoyed by lower-class men who pose as rulers.
PURPORT
The ksatriya, or the man who is qualified to protect the sufferers, is meant to rule the state. Untrained lower-class men, or men without ambition to protect the sufferers, cannot be placed on the seat of an administrator. Unfortunately, in the age of Kali the lower-class men, without training, occupy the post of a ruler by strength of popular votes, and instead of protecting the sufferers, such men create a situation quite intolerable for everyone. Such rulers illegally gratify themselves at the cost of all comforts of the citizens, and thus the chaste mother earth cries to see the pitiable condition of her sons, both men and animals. That is the future of the world in the age of Kali, when irreligiosity prevails most prominently. And in the absence of a suitable King to curb irreligious tendencies, educating the people systematically in the teaching of Srimad-Bhagavatam will clear up the hazy atmosphere of corruption, bribery, blackmail, etc.

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