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Excerpts from the Kalki Purana

Kalki gently chastised his father for his father's request, "dear Father, what, indeed, are these 'vedas?' What are these 'mantras?' How is it that one may become a Brahman simply by undergoing some ritual, and putting on a cloth? Is there any Brahman who has perfected their practice?"

Kalki's father then understood, "the Vedas are words, the mantras their melody. When one wears clothing, they exercise a basic control over their form, and devote themselves to greater mastery to become a protector. But at present, there are no such Brahmans here who have perfected their practice: none can always speak truthfully, nor follow the rules of training. None are able to work for the welfare of all the beings of every world simultaneously. It is impossible to provide service in return to those who would only serve. All is done arises out of the conditions of Kali."

Kalki then took the cloth, and uttering the vedas and mantras, expressed that all which is conditioned may be unconditioned, and vowing to take the form of a Brahman, end Kali. He then left to seek the place where there was still a Brahman able to teach him. He found the gurukula of Parasurama (his own previous manifestation) upon the mountain of Great Indra. Upon completing his studies, Kalki asked Parasurama what dakshana, would be required for success? "sacrifice the sacrifice of ritual." Kalki's success would be found in the re-establishment of the sanatana-dharma, the old, organizing, original duties. But for this, Parasurama said he required tools from Shiva.

Thus Kalki devoted himself to Shiva-Gauri, the lord of ignorance, and was given his own (Vishnu's) vahanas of the parrot (the vahana of Kamadev the unconquered archer, a manifestation of Vishnu, who knew past, present and future) and the Garuda (who could go anywhere and take many forms, and appeared like a horse). Shiva said, "by these, the world may come to know you as the unconquered master of arrows and a scholar." Shiva then gave to Kalki a heavy sword, saying "I would also give you this sword, so that you might relieve Kali of its heavy burden."

Kalki then returned to his village, Shambhala, and venerating his parents and family, and everyone in his village, told them what he had learned from Parasurama, and demonstrated the gifts of Shiva. Upon hearing this, the King of Shambhala, who had stumbled in the sacrifice, became convinced that Kalki was Hari, and would bring an end to the conditions of Kali, ending the influence of Kali. The King saw that in his own Kingdom the Varnas had been restored, and ritual begun again. The four Ashramas were again restored. Sacrifices, gifting, and burdens were taken up again. All voluntarily, for pleasure alone. The King's heart, too, had been purified, and was now powerful in joy. Many people, devoted to Kali, became unhappy, and left the country voluntarily.

Kalki then commanded a horse-sacrifice and Rajasuya.