Tuesday, September 11, 2012

what's kali yuga??????

While reading the English translation of the Kaligyunte, I became inquisitive about the reference in the anupallavi to “the intentions of the Kali Yuga”, so I decided to google it.  I discovered first of all that it is the final stage in the cycle of yugas described in Indian scripture. In other words it is a period in history; an age or timeframe, like the Dark Ages.  During this time people are believed to be distant from God and ignorant of dharma or morality. Most who study scripture believe that humans are currently residing in Kali Yuga, and because this age is associated with the apocalyptic demon Kali, society is plagued by an exponential rise in sin, avarice, and lust. This philosophy is also commonly held by other religions of the world as well, notably Christianity.

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