Thursday, April 12, 2012

Here comes "Kalki"


Kalki and his steed
 According to Hindu teachings, humanity moves in cycles. When humanity is at its most morally degraded state, the Kali Yuga (or the Age of Darkness), the Kalki Avatar will be reborn to destroy the wicked and return humanity to a state of virtue.

As the fourth discourse of the Bhadavad Gita (Krishna) says, "Whenever there is decay of righteousness... and there is exaltation of unrighteousness, then I Myself come forth... for the destruction of evil-doers, for the sake of firmly establishing righteousness, I am born from age to age."

When the Kalki Avatar comes, he comes in a rain of fire and flame. At that point, things get really unpleasant. Millions will die in a battle and an eventual massacre, followed by wars and a lot of other unpleasant things.
The good news is that once all of that is over, if you've survived, the cycle of humanity begins again, and the world is returned to a state of peace, puppies, and rainbows. Yay, right?!

Not so fast. Apparently there are quite a few people who believe this is going to happen this year sometime. Personally, I prefer the Mayan end of the calendar scenario to the Hindu coming of the Kalki Avatar for preferable doomsday of 2012! But that's just me.

"L"ook for me tomorrow,
A.K.M. 

8 comments:

  1. I love the way the different religions and cultures parallel each other. Thanks for introducing me to a Hindu deity I hadn't run across before.

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  2. I didn't realize that Hinduism had an apocalyptic scenario in its scriptures! Fascinating. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Hello, Ayden! It's funny how the beliefs of different cultures have many similarities. I'm looking forward to December 21. I'm sure it will be a beautiful winter day!

    Hope you're having a great weekend and happy A to Z!!

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  5. I've written a series of four books based on the eronious fact that a comet hits the earth in 2027. That's too close for comfort. Can't stop now. I've got to continue the writing--otherwise the event will happen before it's published. Blog on!

    http://francene-wordstitcher.blogspot.com

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  6. interesting how each culture has its own version of doomsday.
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com
    Happy A-Zing!

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  7. Peace, puppies and rainbows would be good, but I don't think they usually win. I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs this month. My alphabet is at myqualityday.blogspot.com

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  8. who wouldnt want a world of peace puppies and rainbows, right? but then again, i'm pretty sure i wouldnt want to come back again. unless i could come back as a very wealthy man who runs the world.

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