Narada Muni Feels Dejected – Srimad Bhagavatam

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Kali can trouble even the noblest of saints. This is evident in the following slokas.

Srimad Bhagavatam, Mahatmyam, Chapter One Sloka 23: Suthouvacha. Sri Sukha, considering me to be a disciple of bhakti, narrated to me in absolute peace and loneliness about the conversation between Narada and the Munis.

Interpretation: For bhakti and listening to Srimad Bhagavatam, absolute peace is needed. Only then can one establish communication with God.   

Sloka 24: Ekadathu. Sanaka Munis once happened to come to a place called Vishala near Puri in Bhandari Ashram for a conclave with rishis. It was here that the Munis met Narada.

Sloka 25: Kumaraouchuhu.Sanaka Munis asked Narada: Hey Brahman, why are you looking depressed, why are you lost in troubling thoughts, where have you come from and where are you planning to go?     

Sloka 26: Eidhanee..You look like a person who has lost all his wealth and has an absolutely empty mind. As you have abandoned all bondage, this state does not suit you. What is the reason for this state of mind?

Sloka 27, 28, 29: Naraouvacha. Said Narada, thinking that among all the worlds, the earth was the most noble place, I went there. I visited holy places of Pushkaram, Prayag, Kashi, Godavari, Harikshetram, Kurukshetram, Sri Rangam, Rama Sethu etc. I did not see happiness anywhere. Kali, a relative of Adharma, has spread all over the earth.

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