|Canto 1: Creation||Chapter 18: Maharaja Parikshit Cursed by a Brahmana Boy|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Srimad Bhagavatam 1.18.35
krishne gate bhagavati
tad bhinna-setun adyaham
sasmi pasyata me balam
krishne -- Lord Krishna; gate -- having departed from this world; bhagavati -- the Personality of Godhead; sastari -- the supreme ruler; utpatha-gaminam -- of those who are upstarts; tat bhinna -- being separated; setun -- the protector; adya -- today; aham -- myself; sasmi -- shall punish; pasyata -- just see; me -- my; balam -- prowess.
After the departure of Lord Sri Krishna, the Personality of Godhead and supreme ruler of everyone, these upstarts have flourished, our protector being gone. Therefore I myself shall take up this matter and punish them. Just witness my power.
The inexperienced brahmana, puffed up by a little brahma-tejas, became influenced by the spell of Kali-yuga. Maharaja Parikshit gave license to Kali to live in four places as mentioned hereinbefore, but by his very expert government the personality of Kali could hardly find the places allotted him. The personality of Kali-yuga, therefore, was seeking the opportunity to establish authority, and by the grace of the Lord he found a hole in the puffed-up, inexperienced son of a brahmana. The little brahmana wanted to show his prowess in destruction, and he had the audacity to punish such a great king as Maharaja Parikshit. He wanted to take the place of Lord Krishna after His departure. These are the principal signs of upstarts who want to take the place of Sri Krishna under the influence of the age of Kali. An upstart with a little power wants to become an incarnation of the Lord. There are many false incarnations after the departure of Lord Krishna from the face of the globe, and they are misleading the innocent public by accepting the spiritual obedience of the general mass of people to maintain false prestige. In other words, the personality of Kali got the opportunity to reign through this son of a brahmana, Sringi.
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His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness