The next symptoms of this age are stritve pumstve ca hi ratir vipratve sütram eva hi: “A husband and wife will stay together only as long as there is sex attraction, and brähmanas [saintly intellectuals] will be known only by their wearing a sacred thread.” [Srimad-Bhägavatam 12.2.3] Brähmanas are offered a sacred thread. So now people are thinking, “Now I have a sacred thread, so I have become a brähmana. I may act like a candäla [dog-eater], but it doesn’t matter.” This is going on. One doesn’t understand that as a brähmana he has so much responsibility. Simply because he has the two-cent sacred thread, he thinks he has become a brähmana. And stritve pumstve ca hi ratir: A husband and wife will remain together because they like each other, but as soon as there will be some sex difficulty, their affection will slacken.