Man’s history has been punctuated by periods of great discovery and accomplishment. These have come to be known as the various ages of man. Western scholars label these ages in terms of man’s scientific or material accomplishment. Thus we have the Stone, Bronze, and Iron ages, corresponding to the tools they were able to craft and use. The Vedic literature of India also classifies the ages of man according to accomplishment, but these are spiritual accomplishments, rather than physical.
The first age in Vedic literature is referred to as Satya Yuga, or the Golden age of Truth and Enlightenment. During this period mankind’s spiritual knowledge and abilities were at their peak. Almost everyone was gifted with great supernatural powers, or siddhis. Old age, disease, and infirmity were unheard of. People had the power to die at will. There was free flow of traffic from Earth to all the planets, galaxies, and dimensions. The successive ages of Treta (Silver Age) and Dwapara (Bronze Age) saw a gradual decline in man’s spiritual knowledge and prowess, ending with the current darkest age, Kali Yuga, also called the Iron Age.
Due to the fact that the Western ages are based upon physical accomplishments, archaeological evidence makes it fairly easy to ascertain the beginning and ending of each age. Unfortunately, it is not so easy with the Hindu epochs. There is some dispute as to when each age began and ended, and what qualifies as the definitive criteria for each age. Even so, it is generally accepted that we have been in the Kali Yuga for some time now.
In this article I will examine scientific and philosophical evidence that suggest that the Kali Yuga ended around 1999 AD, and that we are currently in a transition phase from one age to the next.
While doing research for my upcoming article on the end of the Kali Yuga, I started rereading The Lemurian Scrolls by Sadguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, the founder of the Kauai Hindu Monastery in Hawaii. This critically-acclaimed book contains the history of man on Earth from the first days of Lemuria (counterpart of the legendary Atlantis). It was kept a carefully guarded secret within the monastery until a few years ago when it was made available for the public in print and online.
I read it back then, and was mind-blown. Now as I read it again a few years later, I am able to corroborate much of the information given and am equally mind-blown. This is in my humble opinion, a must-read for any serious spiritual seeker, ready to expand his/her mind to greater truths. Read it with an open mind, and prepare for an out-of-this world experience!
Today I posted my first inspirational meme on Facebook. I intend to post memes regularly, as and when I am inspired to, on Facebook only. If you are not connected to me yet, I invite you do like my page @awakeningspark on Facebook now. To all those who sent your love for my meme, you have my gratitude. Blessings to all!
Today, February 15, 2018 will see the moon's outer shadow, or penumbra, pass over the lower disk of the Sun in a partial eclipse. This eclipse will only be visible in the Southern Hemisphere. However, it's effects will be felt worldwide on an energetic level. In this post I will cover briefly the spiritual significance of eclipses and their effects.
In my previous post, Lord Shiva- Beyond the Quantum Field, I looked at the role of the Holy Trinity in Hinduism from a quantum-scientific perspective. Brahma is the Creator of the physical, manifest world; Vishnu is the holder of all quantum possibilities in transcendence; and Shiva is the Pure Consciousness that gives rise to the transcendent realm. In this blog post I will go into some more detail on the evidence that quantum physics has provided to support this.
On February 13, 2018 Hindus worldwide will observe the Great Night of Lord Shiva, or Maha Shivaratri. Crowds will flock to the temples and mandirs bringing with them their offerings of milk, ghee, honey, dahee (yogurt), cane juice, and other sweet items in order to propitiate the Great Lord, Shiva.
Who is Lord Shiva? Lord Shiva is a part of the holy Trinity in Hinduism. He is referred to as The Destroyer, and follows Brahma- The Creator, and Vishnu- The Preserver. In this blog post I will take a deeper look at the Holy Trinity in general, and Shiva in particular, from a broader point of view.
My primary purpose in creating this website was initially as a Blog and then I later decided to also add my services as a Vedic Priest & Astrologer, and Reiki Master. Why a Blog? I feel that there is a very compelling need to start shifting the discussion on Hinduism and Vedic literature and how it is currently presented.
I am very excited to announce the launch of my completely redesigned website. I've decided to go with a modern, minimalist design for the website.
If you have been here before, don't worry- some of the pages like Articles haven't changed. One of the new changes that I love is the ability to respond to blog posts and articles so we can have enlightening discussion. I've also revamped my service offerings and pricing.
I hope that you'll love the new design as much as I do, and don't forget to check back often for updates.
Pt. Narendra Dutt Mishra
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