|Canto 12: The Age of Deterioration||Chapter 4: The Four Categories of Universal Annihilation|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.4.7
bhūmau rājan na varṣati
tadā niranne hy anyonyaḿ
kṣayaḿ yāsyanti śanakaiḥ
parjanyaḥ — the clouds; śata-varṣāṇi — for one hundred years; bhūmau — upon the earth; rājan — my dear King; na varṣati — will not give rain; tadā — then; niranne — with the coming of famine; hi — indeed; anyonyam — one another; bhakṣyamāṇāḥ — eating; kṣudhā — by hunger; arditāḥ — distressed; kṣayam — to destruction; yāsyanti — they go; śanakaiḥ — gradually; kālena — by the force of time; upadrutāḥ — confounded; prajāḥ — the people.
As annihilation approaches, O King, there will be no rain upon the earth for one hundred years. Drought will lead to famine, and the starving populace will literally consume one another. The inhabitants of the earth, bewildered by the force of time, will gradually be destroyed.
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