This morning I was captured by the words of author and scientist Bibhu Dev Misra:
The Yuga Cycle doctrine tells us that we are now living in the Kali Yuga; the age of darkness, when moral virtue and mental capabilities reach their lowest point in the cycle. The Indian epic The Mahabharata describes the Kali Yuga as the period when the “World Soul” is Black in hue; only one quarter of virtue remains, which slowly dwindles to zero at the end of the Kali Yuga. Men turn to wickedness; disease, lethargy, anger, natural calamities, anguish and fear of scarcity dominate. Penance, sacrifices and religious observances fall into disuse. All creatures degenerate. Change passes over all things, without exception.
The Kali Yuga (Iron Age) was preceded by three others Yugas: Satya or Krita Yuga (Golden Age), Treta Yuga (Silver Age) and the Dwapara Yuga (Bronze Age). In the Mahabharata, Hanuman gives the following description of the Yuga Cycle to the Pandava prince Bhima:
“The Krita Yuga was so named because there was but one religion, and all men were saintly: therefore they were not required to perform religious ceremonies… Men neither bought nor sold; there were no poor and no rich; there was no need to labour, because all that men required was obtained by the power of will…The Krita Yuga was without disease; there was no lessening with the years; there was no hatred, or vanity, or evil thought whatsoever; no sorrow, no fear. All mankind could attain to supreme blessedness. The universal soul was White… the identification of self with the universal soul was the whole religion of the Perfect Age. In the Treta Yuga sacrifices began, and the World Soul became Red; virtue lessened a quarter. Mankind sought truth and performed religious ceremonies; they obtained what they desired by giving and by doing. In the Dwapara Yuga the aspect of the World Soul was Yellow: religion lessened one-half. The Veda was divided into four parts, and although some had knowledge of the four Vedas, others knew but three or one. Mind lessened, Truth declined, and there came desire and diseases and calamities; because of these men had to undergo penances. It was a decadent Age by reason of the prevalence of sin.”
Reading these words, I ask myself if we are now, at this very moment at the dark end of Kaliyuga? Does this explain everything what is happening in the world? All the anger, the hunger and injustice?
The beautiful energie of the Golden Age many years ago, I can feel it… I can reach out to it, during meditation. It feels as if I am coming home. The same energy when entering the Ashram in India. I know with my mind that the ‘New Golden Age of Spirituality & Love’ is coming soon, but by reading those beautiful words of Hunaman about the Former Golden Age, in which there was no rivalry, money, hatred or hunger.. a perfect world, driven by love: I can actually feel it very nearby. Beautiful souls of people that are taking action to give love, initiatives of loving seva, high sensitive young people that express love through art, books that are written about spirituality and all those amazing gifted souls that are speaking publicly about their spiritual path and help others to find theirs: that is the start of the New Golden Age.
All our incarnated souls at this moment, have this very special task to lead us into this era of love. We are all suffering. We are together in this, bounded by love. We are all suffering of Kaliyuga and we are entering together the age of love. Of spirituality. As if Shiva in the form of -consciousness and spirituality- or purusha is coming back into our lives. Into maya. Into ‘culture’. We are appreciating ‘nature’ more and more these days. We are loving more and more these days; Shakti is getting stronger and stronger. Prakriti is balanced again. So Kaliyuga is ending. Inner demons will be won over. The union of Shiva and Shakti is the symbol of overcoming all inner demons. Love will enter our lives and hearts. Kaliyuga is finishing and breathing its last breath…. and we will love. We will be, pure unconditional love.
Everybody can reach this ‘state of yoga’.. of pure light… JivAtma… by just living this amazing lesson of a beautiful Vedic teacher:
“The spiritual aspirant’s objective should be to be mentally ready for the realisation of Godhead, at any given moment. That is to say, the heart must be cleansed of despair, freed from hesitation and doubt, and open to the waves of bliss that surge in from all sides of God’s Universe. Love brings the waves in, ever expansive as they are! The path you tread depends on the principles you believe in! Follow good principles, you will be led along to reap good fruits. Adhere to Divine directives with faith and sincerity. That will help you realise the purpose of your life. Since every act has its appropriate reaction, beware of evil intentions, wicked words, acts that harm others and therefore harm you. I desire that you must always tread the path of goodness and achieve good results in life. Live so well, such that, you revere every being as moving temples of the Divine.”
Your light will shine and thrive, because the loving energy you are irradiating, has its reflection on cosmic energy; you personally can help enter the entire universe into the Golden Age, just by living love. Just by living the path of Moksha. Your heart is like a huge ball of light linked to a much bigger body of light, which shines brighter every second you irradiate more love in your life.
The universal body of our Mother -Adya Para Shakti- will become strong, she will shine… and dark clouds will fall off… as if they were never there. She will be pure, white light again and shine into endless times. Namasté. May God bless you.