Kaliyuga

Posted on February 6, 2011

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The Hindu Goddess Kali and God Bhairava in Union

The Hindu Goddess Kali and God Bhairava in Union

“The Buddhist tradition calls our time the kaliyuga, an era of increasing darkness, heaviness, disorder and friction. In symbolic terms it is said that aeons ago, beings had bodies of light, but over time, their embodiment grew more material and more dense. In psychological terms, people feel more constrained on all sides by limitations, obstacles and obligations. Individual lives grow more painful and complicated; the sense of personal integrity weakens, and even simple honesty becomes a difficult practice. Manipulation and aggression rule the day, and society is beset with rules that attempt to restrain the increasingly selfish orientation of its members.”

Ways of Enlightenment, Dharma Publishing (Jamgon Mipham)

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