“Maharaj Pariksit, 5000 years ago, was the emperor of the whole world. Formerly, up to 5,000 years ago, the whole world was being ruled over and controlled by kings, whose capital was Hastinapur, New Delhi. There was only one flag, only one ruler, one scripture, Vedic scripture. And the Aryans, the Aur - ria, they were the civilized persons. You Europeans, Americans, you are also Aryans, Indo-European stock. Maharaj Tajani, grandson of Maharaj Pariksit, he gave to his two sons, the portions of Eastern Europe, Greek and Roman. That is the history, Mahabhrat. Mahabhrat means great India.
So, there where no different religions, one religion, Vedic religion. Vedic religion means to accept the Supreme Personality of Godhead as the Supreme Person, Absolute Truth. This is Vedic religion.
Those who have read the Bhagavad Gita, it is said there in the 15th chapter: ”Vedais ca sarvair aham eva vedyam” Vedic knowledge means to Understand God. This is Vedic knowledge.
Later on, with the progress of Kali Yuga, Kali Yuga means the dark age or sinful age, or the age for argument, unnecessary talks and fights. This is called Kali Yuga. That is going on.
Since the last 5,000 years, the age of Kali Yuga has begun, and the beginning of Kali Yuga was cow slaughtering. So at the present moment practiclty there is no Brahman, no Kshatriya, no Vaishya, only Sudras, fourth class men. So you cannot expect any happiness guided by the fourth class man. That is not possible. Therefore, throughout the whole world there is chaotic condition.”
- A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, extracts from his talk (above) “Aryans and the Kali Yuga”