(Note: I’ve always been inspired by this realization of where we are in “The Grand Cycle of Time.” Because it takes away the “confusion” of why there is “so much confusion”
as to create an understanding as to “why things are the way they are.”
And the “good news” in that the “Golden Age” is next (once again). 🙂
The Kali Yuga (happening right now), also called the Iron Age because of the pervasive use of steel and other products made of iron, the Kali Yuga is well known for the marriage of war and “iron weapons” of war. By the introduction of weapons made of steel into every theatre of war has the entire planetary landscape and seascape been irreparably transformed. Consequently, we see the rapid deterioration of the global environment unique to this Kali Yuga, especially wherever wars are waged, conflicts are fought and skirmishes occur every day.
The Kali Yuga is perhaps the most misunderstood of the four major ages. It is well described by the Hindu scriptures and accurately defined in Indian cosmology. The purpose of this essay is to, first and foremost, dispel some of the misconceptions about the actual duration — from beginning to end — of the Kali Yuga.
The Kali Yuga is such a great place to be at this point of human evolution, we need to look no further than the size of the global village. We are well over seven billion residents on Planet Earth; perhaps many of us saw the great opportunity before us and didn’t want to miss out. The Kali Yuga is one in which the karma of relationship is processed to the maximum degree. In other words preordained relationship karma, which we must each work out at some point of the soul’s destiny, presents itself with unparalleled speed and intensity.
Only during the Kali Yuga will we be able to experience so many ‘interesting’ relationships that are karmically ordained. Hence, we see so many relationships starting and stopping, budding and combusting, coming and going. Each one presents a unique opportunity to get it right this time, so that we can be free of the attachments and aversions that only relationship (especially intense ones) can produce. That’s why Kali Yuga is universally known as the Age of Quarrel — we’re all just trying to listen to each other … and be heard by our fellow man and woman.
Lastly, it is now high time for each of us to face our spiritual destiny like never before.