THE FOUR YUGAS AND THE FOUR SEASONS.
The idea is simple: We have for seasons (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter) and after the last one is gone the first one comes back. Spring is the first season and it is when everything grows up. It is time of love and flowers. The last one is winter and it is when everything seems to die. But Spring comes back to return life to the planet. A marvelous thing for sure.
What are the four yugas and how did humanity lost the Golden Age?
THE FOUR YUGAS: A BRIEF DESCRIPTION.
SATYA YUGA => This is the Golden Age.
Era of peace, love, wisdom, freedom etc.
TETRA YUGA => This is the Silver Age.
DWAPAR YUGA => This is the Copper Age.
KALI YUGA =>This is the Iron Age.
Era of wars, hatred, ignorance, attachment, etc.
The first one is the most beautiful. It was represented as a paradise or a great city in different mythologies. It was a time of perfection where the gods or angels were living together with humanity. Actually, they were in charge of teaching humans to become superior beings. Private property did not exist at that time. Everyone had everything, but no one was the owner of anything.
The second era is called the fall of men. All traditions speak of an expulsion from some place. The idea is basically the same, but the way it was told changes a beat. The bottom line is that humanity stopped following the guidance of the angels. The private property started here. People created the <<MINE>> because selfishness was created. People were happy with what they had.
The third yuga started when people got tired if the same place. Kings wanted to conquer other kingdoms, so war started. At this point selfishness was big. Something interesting is that everybody knew the reasons for wars: Power, slavery, treasures, women, etc.
The Iron Age, the modern age or Dark Age. Now people are not interested on wisdom. Priority nowadays is entertainment. The outcome is ignorance of the purpose of life and therefore people destroy life, nature, etc. Now wars are made in the name of liberty, peace, God, etc. the real purpose is hidden. We might believe we are very civilized; but actually we are not.
All ancient books speak about this time as an era of destruction. The end of the world is not coming; but a change on the way of life we have. We all know that after winter another season comes: Spring. Therefore, after the Iron Age a Golden Age should come.
WHY DID WE COME OUT FROM THE GOLDEN AGE?
All traditions said we were totally happy, but there were some rules or laws to obey. The way to tell that is different; but the matter is that one day we decided to disobey and do our selfish will. Then the gods or angels expelled us away from the Golden Age (SATYA YUGA).
Do you really think the Great Architect did not think about that possibility before? How can that be? We humans create a plan B in case plan A does not work. How the Super-Mind or super-Consciousness could do anything without a plan B? It does not make sense.
Well, it was a plan A and it was a plan B. It was an objective for plan B. Wait, what was the plan A? Well, Plan A was to keep the paradise for those innocent people and teach them the wisdom and mysteries of the universe, the ancient yoga. Remember: Yoga does not belong to a specific nation. There are several sculptures in South America depicting people doing yoga and meditation.
If plan a was achieving that great knowledge through yoga then what was the reason for a plan B and what was the objective of it? I really love those two questions because they are smart questions.
People in the Golden Age were innocent. Their heart and mind were pure. They did not have negative emotions and they did not have negative thoughts. Nevertheless, they were in a process of learning to achieve inner knowledge: JNANA YOGA (The best yoga according to Lord Krishna).
The plan B was simple: what to do with people falling into temptation? Why the gods could let that happen? Were not they able to avoid that? Of course they could, but again: Free will and the game of life.
The game of life? Yes, that game is learning. Life is a process of learning more, more, and more. Knowledge has not an end. It is infinite.
The best lessons from life come when things are not easy. Troubles teach us; mistakes teach us. We need all kind of problems and we have the right to make mistakes. All that helps us to grow spiritually, if we are intelligent. It is not wise to live complaining; it does not help at all. Actually complaining makes you to suffer more and it creates a negative energy around you and it attract negative things to your life. So, the best is to learn the lesson and keep moving forward.
So, if the gods knew we could give in temptation then, what good thing could come out from that?
The objective was simple: Humans should learn wisdom and activate the inner energies. But perfection is so prefect that it includes imperfection; otherwise could not be perfect. In other words, the gods created a mechanism to build imperfection to the perfect world. That mechanism was temptation.
Whoever gives in temptation would create desire, not just desire; but selfish desire. That desire pushes people to obtain what they want without thinking of other beings. That desire leads to imperfection.
The plan B was simple: Test people if they can avoid temptation; but if they fail then they would have to learn how to get back the original state: Innocence!
Those who are able to recover innocence after failing will achieve real wisdom. That wisdom comes from the experience of making mistakes and learning not to give in temptation any longer.
It is said that the white rose represent those who never fail. They are wise; but they lack experience. The red rose represents those who were innocent, but fail. Nevertheless, they recover back the original innocence.
Do not confuse innocence with ingenuity. In the beginning they have both of them, but after failing they lose both. Now they can recover innocence; but not ingenuity. Instead of it they receive a great knowledge or wisdom. They become great Masters.
It was not an obligation to give in temptation. It was just a test to prove fidelity to the laws of the universe, which provides harmony, peace and happiness.
Nevertheless, in the history of mankind the majority are not interested in that wisdom. The reason is simple: We are in the Dark Age. This is the age of the prophecies; but the world will not end any time soon. It will stay for some more thousands of years.
The transition from the Iron Age to the Golden age is not easy; it takes many years of human and geological transformations.
KALY YUGA: THE DARK AGE!
So let us talk a beat about this age…
First: THERE IS NOT SUCH THING AS THE END OF THE WORLD. Prophecies do not indicate that; but a huge change. The Bible promise a <<New land and a new sky>> and it has to be so, because our lands are not productive any longer. So, new lands from the bottom of the Ocean most come out. On the other hand our skies are full of pollution; so we need a new sky. Mayas never said it was the end of the world; but its calendar promise a new age: The Golden Age.
Modern people are trapped into selfish desire, as I said before, that desire does not care about other people’s need. It leads to a selfish pleasure without any consideration. Nowadays people do things without thinking how their acts will affect others.
SELFISH DESIRE THE ROOT OF PROBLEMS!
The world could be totally different if we all help each other. That is the basic idea of karma Yoga and Bhakti Yoga. Both yogas can build a better world. But most of the people do not care about these ideas, they just want to have fun. Nothing wrong with it; but life is not just for having fun. We need to learn the lessons of life, we need to achieve wisdom.
Karma Yoga and Bhakti Yoga fight against selfish desire and promote altruism. How could be this world if we all would see the whole planet as our house and the whole humanity as our family regardless of race, language, country, beliefs, skin color, etc. Would not that be better? Of course, just that idea could change the whole world.
There is no need to fight, but frustration is within every human and then problems come out. As long as we are full of desires then frustration will come because frustration is an emotion of lacking something that we think we most have regardless of everything else. Nevertheless, we cannot have all that we want. There will always be something that we cannot have.
Someone could have lots of money, but maybe that person has not real love. Someone might have love, but maybe no money. Nowadays money moves everything or almost everything. You cannot buy love or real friends, etc.
We need to develop altruism or real love. LOVE IS THE MOST POWERFUL FORCE OF THE UNIVERSE. Desire is not. Love brings calmness and it defeats frustration. I am not talking about regular love between couples. No, I am talking about helping other beings. That is love. When you love someone then you care about that person. Love pushes you to help other beings. That is the love I am talking about.
I know it sounds fantastic; but as long as we do not do it then it will be fantastic and unreal. That idea takes action more than words. One bay one we can help each other and that is the way all it starts. It is up to us. It does not matter if just a few do it. The matter is to do it.
As long as we do not do anything against selfish desire then nothing will happen. It takes courage to do something that most of the people are not interested about, but we have to try.
The idea is simple: DEVELOP LOVE AND FIGHT YOUR OWN INNER SELFISH DESIRE.
I just explained this in a very basic way; but the problem is deep and the solution is deep too. But this is not an article about it, but about the four ages.
WHAT IS COMING ON THIS IRON AGE?
The reality of life is hidden. Truth has been kept away for many centuries. The meaning of life is unknown by humankind. We think life is just to come around to have problems, get sick, get old and go away. How can that be so? How could the Great Mind or Cosmic Consciousness be so mean? Such a superficial way to see life pushes people to make many mistakes and, even worst, they get trapped into MAYA (Illusion).
Ignorance is the root of many problems. That is the reason Great Masters had come to teach humanity; but most of the people are so trapped into illusion that they do not pay attention.
Life had, has and will have a purpose: CREATING A RACE OF REAL HUMANS! We are not humans! We are the result of mistakes made by our ancestors. We have in our genes the origin of all problems of humankind. TV News are telling us every day the fact that we are not humans. Sometimes animals behave better than us. We pretend to be the most amazing creature of the planet, but the facts point exactly to the opposite direction! It does not matter how smart we believe we are if we are destroying the planet and our brothers and sisters all around the world! We think we are civilized because we have buildings and a great technology; but we do not know how to live in peace and harmony. Humans? Where?
If the gods had a plan for us or a reason to create us and the plan fails, then… what are they supposed to do? What would a scientific do if the experiment fails? The answer is obvious: A new experiment! Yes, that is the answer. After the iron Age comes a new Golden Age: A new experiment!
First, they have to help those who are willing to change and move aside those who are not interested on any change. It is up to us!
A huge change is supposed to happen on this century and on the next one. Life will continue, but we need a new land and a new sky as explained above.
The time of the prophecies is here, but they will not be unfolded as people believe. A date? There is not a date because it will be a process that will take many years.
Nowadays we see a lot of earthquakes and a big change on the weather; but people say those things happen all the time. Well, I remember when I was a kid and things like that did not happen that often. People just do not want to believe on it the same way people do not want to believe to a doctor who says something like you have six months of life. Our mind does not like statements like that. We live as we are immortals, but what we really are is immoral.
Then people come with a big fraud: GOD IS LOVE, SO HE WILL NOT DESTROY US. Yes, The Great Architect is love, but… is he fool? The bottom line is this: Our soul is immortal, it is. So it has to keep learning from its mistakes even after the Iron Age. A golden Age does not need people like modern humans.
All great books talk about a huge disaster coming to humankind; but people want to believe the opposite. What was the book of Revelation written for? Why the Mahabharata indicates the end of the Iron Age? Why did the Mayas spoke about a huge change at the end of the cycles?
DO WE NEED TO LIVE IN FEAR?
REMEMBER: THE REAL PATH IS WITHIN YOU. A GUIDE IS ALWAYS HELPFUL, BUT YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN GO INTO YOUR INNER PATH.