And every time I turn on the world news, not the entertainment news, but the world news, each headline seems more horrific than the next, and whether it be due to war, famine, plague or wild beasts, people are dying in ways unimaginable and more horrific than the next, so much that that Kali Yuga demon comes to mind, that has something to do with death, sin, evil, the collapse of morality, strife and discord and that we are living in the age of Kali Yuga, the last of the four Yuga ages. And I don”t really know much about that Kali Yuga Hindu God but Wikipedia describes it as something like:
Kali Yuga is associated with the demon Kali
(not to be confused with the goddess Kālī
). The “Kali” of Kali Yuga means “strife”, “discord”, “quarrel” or “contention”.
The Hindus believe that we’re living in the Kali Yuga
, an apocalyptic Dark Age ruled by the demon Kali
, the source of all evil and destruction. The Kali Yuga, also known as the “Age of Vice,” is a period of warfare, chaos, social decline and spiritual decadence brought about by Man’s separation from the gods. Kali himself is frequently pictured as a deranged figure dancing on corpses and wearing human heads as jewelry. I don’t believe in demons, but this bloodthirsty lunatic with ten arms is the perfect symbol of human history.
Some writers use the term Kali Yuga to mean “end times” or the “last days,” but that isn’t accurate. The Hindus see Time as a cycle of four ages or Yugas known as the Yuga Cycle
. The other three periods are called the Satya Yuga
, the Treta Yuga
and the Dvapara Yuga
, and they all go spinning around like a cosmic ferris wheel. So the Kali Yuga isn’t the end of the world. It’s just the end of one cycle and the beginning of the next……….
When will Kali Yuga end?