On the eve of the 14th anniversary of 9/11 a rainbow appeared over NYC which to many observers began or ended at Ground Zero or the One World Trade tower. The following day on 9/11 a lightning strike sent a Bin Laden company crane crashing through the roof of the Masjid al-Haram the most of holy of Islamic Mosques in Mecca.
Last week I spoke about the dangers of rising food prices, and pulled in a passage from the book of Revelations to drive my point home. This week I wish to continue along that theme with the Kali Yuga, also referred to as the age of vice or the age of the demon.
In Hinduism the world has a cycle of four stages or “yugas”, as they are called in the Hindu texts. According to most interpreters, we are currently living in the fourth stage which is the kali. In this stage men are farthest away from God, and the era is considered to be one of decay.
According to the Gregorian and Julian calendars, the Kali Yuga began on 3102 BCE. The BCE is defined as ‘before the common era’, which has replaced BC or ‘before Christ’. This is all a part of the age of political correctness, which is not referred to in the description of the Kali Yuga. I say this tongue in cheek of course.
The following are symptoms of the Kali Yuga, which I compiled from various sources on the internet. The original source is the Sanskrit text called the Linga Purana. I want to acquire a copy of these texts, and read them for myself. Because as you’ll see they are uncannily accurate if true, and especially if they were written thousands of years ago.
Thieves will become kings, and kings will be the thieves.
Rulers will confiscate porperty and use it badly. They will cease to protect the people.
Base men who have gained a certain amount of learning (without having the virtues necessary for its use) will be esteemed as sages.
There will be many displaced persons, wandering from one country to another.
Predatory animals will be more violent.
Fetuses will be killed in the wombs of their mothers.
People will prefer to choose false ideas.
No one will be able to trust anyone else.
People will be envious.
There will be many children born whose life expectancy is no more than 16 years.
People suffering from hunger and fear will take refuge in underground shelters.
Young girls will do trade in their virginity.
The god of clouds will be inconsistent in the distribution of the rains.
Shopkeepers will run dishonest businesses.
There will be many beggars and unemployed people.
Everyone will use hard and vulgar language.
Men will devote themselves to earning money; the richest will hold power.
The state leaders will no longer protect the people but, through taxes, will appropriate all wealth.
Water will be lacking.
Pre-cooked food will be readily available.
You can take any one of the previous bullets and find a direct correlation to our current times. The Kali Yuga spans an exceptionally long time period of 432,000 years. If we use 3102 BCE as the starting point, we still have a good 400,000 plus years to go! Given these numbers, I wouldn’t hold your breath to see a significant change in humanity any time soon.
There is a caveat however…
According to the many faces of Lord Krishna, a golden age of 10,000 years will occur within the Kali Yuga. Think of it as a break offered from Universe, or a time out from all the decay and wretchedness. The Golden Age will start 5,000 years from the beginning of the Kali Yuga, which we previously learned was 3102 BCE. The ancient Hindus used the lunar year to measure Yugas, which roughly comes out to 354 days. Using those numbers, 2012 is 5,270 years into the Kali Yuga, which makes the Golden Age clearly overdue. I for one don’t feel we’re living in a Golden Age. Do you?
It’s possible we’re going to experience the golden age in our lifetime, or there could have been a calculation error lost in translation. Whatever the answer turns out to be, the Golden Age of humanity still awaits discovery in our unseen future.
The break offered from the decay of humanity is not unique in prophecy. We see a similar break gifted from God in the book of Revelations. However thankful humanity must be at the time of tribulation, the break in Revelations is significantly shorter!
In chapter 20, verse 3 of the Book of Revelations, St. John writes;
And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain. He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time. I find it curious that the Alpha and the Omega is required to release Satan for a time. It’s almost as if these two powerful beings have to fulfill a previously agreed upon contract. It’s really bizarre when you think about it, and it’s never expanded upon in the Bible.
I’m sure by now I’ve filled your head with enough ancient prophecy to set you off on a path of research and discovery. Prophecy has been an interest of mine for most of my life, so I’ll come back to it from time to time to analyze future viewing of all faiths and persuasions.
In my upcoming blog post, I’ll get back to monkeying around with the news!
Where the monkey is free to flex his first amendment right…