The age of Kali Explained Through Nature

I was surprised to note that the main products for almost all of the 227 nations of the world, as listed by the US Census Bureau in 2000, were beer and cigarettes. In the 20th Chapter of Canto Ten of Srimad Bhagavatam, Sukadeva Gosvami repeatedly uses the metaphor of nature to help us understand various aspects of Vedic knowledge. How sinful activity becomes so prominent in this age is better understood by reading the following verse: “In the evening twilight during the rainy season, the darkness allowed the glowworms but not the stars to shine forth, just as in the age of Kali the predominance of sinful activities allows atheistic doctrines to overshadow the true knowledge of the Vedas.”