Birth of Kali Yuga
Once in a small village there lived two landlords named Vasudev and Ramdev. Vasudev sold a piece of land to Ramdev for farming purpose. Ramdev was doing farming in the land that he bought. One day suddenly he found something disturbing his plow. He dug the place and found a Golden pot full of treasures. Ramdev went to Vasudev who sold him the land and said “You were the actual owner of this land, so the treasure belongs to you”. Vasudev replied “Oh Ramdev, I sold the land to you so the treasure will also be your’s”. Ramdev was not satisfied with the reply given by Vasudev. Both of them decided to go to the King to get justice for this issue.
Vasudev and Ramdev approached to King of the Village. King was seated in his palace along with his ministers. He asked both of them to explain the problem. Ramdev started saying “Your majesty, today I was doing my farming as usual and I found this pot below the ground. Even though I do the farming in this land today, the farm actually belongs to Vasudev. So, Vasudev will be the right person to take ownership of this treasure”. King looked at Vasudev and asked his views regarding the treasure. Vasudev replied “Oh King, When I sold the land, the trees above this land belongs to Ramdev, the soil above the land belongs to Ramdev, so obviously the treasure pot that Ramdev found below this land will also belong to him. I have no authority to take ownership of this treasure pot”. The King was little confused on how to handle this case. He said that he will give a judgement for this case after one month.
After a month time both Ramdev and Vasudev assembled again in the palace of the King. After a serious discussion with his ministers, the King was was ready to give a judgement to this case along with his ministers. King asked Ramdev to explain the case again. Ramdev said, “King, I would like to take back this case as now I have realized that the treasure will definitely belong to me as I have the ownership on this land and everything that I get in this land will be mine”. King was surprised by the words of Ramdev. He then turned back to Vasudev and asked his views. Vasudev with curiosity replied “Your majesty, the treasure pot was there under the ground even when I sold the land to Ramdev. If I had already known about the treasure pot I would have not sold the land at all. So the treasure pot will definitely belong to me”.
King was again confused. He looked at his minister and asked why there is a drastic change in the mentality of Vasudev and Ramdev. Minister replied “Your honour, Kali Yuga was born just today morning”. After understanding the fact and power of Kali Yuga, King replied “Both of you will not enjoy the treasure. From now on whenever a person finds a treasure under the ground, it should be given to the Government”. After the words of King, the Kali Yuga fully born.
Moral: Kali Yuga will make a person greedy. People will start getting desire on the treasures of other people.