Sunday, January 8, 2017

Kali Yuga & our own demons

Kali Yuga is associated with the demon Kali, not to be confused with the goddess Kālī.

The Kali of Kali Yuga signifies strife, discord, quarrel or contention inherent with this age of vice and darkness.

As humans have learned to extend our life spans and discovered ways to ease and comfort our selves, many have turned away from their belief in the God of their heart and the wisdom of age old traditions, banking instead on their discoveries and creations.

Kalki and his horse, Devadatta.

As we move through the ages and evolve in intellectual capability, life span, emotional and physical strength, we are descending into a gradual decline of dharma, wisdom, and knowledge.

My personal interpretation of dharma is the practice of Universal Truth with kindness and compassion.

Though it is simple to learn what these truths are, it is not always easy to develop discernment and appropriateness in their daily application and practice.

Yoga philosophy and science have now proven that human intelligence and the human body cannot be developed further because the physical laws have reached their limits.

As sure as the earth rotates around the sun and the moon cycles around the earth, the human body has reached full potential. It is at its peak and can go no further.

Yet yogic wisdom and knowledge also claim that our abilities and capabilities can definitely be enhanced by certain practices.

By generating the necessary energy, by raising the kundalini, by bringing our energies to full force, we can acquire the discipline and harness the power to affect thousands of others along with us.

Yoga is the key. Its asanas are the device and vehicle by which we can achieve and attain our true expansion and evolution.

Not merely performing and attaining the benefits of its physical exercise through the postures, but rather to place our self in each position with consciousness and awareness, directed and focused, inward and into our beingness.

At all times firm and relaxed, concentrating and free of concern.

Surrender to the peace within.

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