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The Story of the Rise & Fall of Human Souls
|It is a wonderful
story of how the souls, who once were deities became the devotees and very
ordinary human beings. It also explains how they lost the divine virtues,
spiritual and moral values and developed devilish tendencies. Originally,
human souls had complete purity, peace and prosperity and that they became
defiled and peace less lately. Now it is time to again inculcate those lost
The first part if the time cycle is called the Golden Age or the Satyuga, which is completely righteous. Shri Lakshmi and Shri Narayana and their dynasty ruled the world free from disease, sorrow, and worry or vice. The people then had truly virtuous nature and outlook. During this period of 1250 years, the average age was 150 years. In this epoch, there were highly intelligent people who were completely vice less and were invested with all good qualities and lived under the Divine Law. These people were considered to be the class of deities.
Next came the Silver Age. In this epoch of 1250 years, average age of a person variesd from 100 to 125 years. In this period all send a happy and peaceful life. People have the rank of what are called Kshatriyas because they are not as pure as their predecessors - the deities.
Then in the Copper Age, they become body-conscious and are led to vices. So they have a fall, from a deity's position, which is worship-worthy exalted position to be just supplicant men or poor worshippers. Their rank is of middle class or Rajopradhana type. Their position is that of 'Vaishyas' -mediocre.
After this comes the Iron Age (Kaliyuga). In this epoch, Maya which symbolizes the vices, has grown in power over the world. In Iron Age, lust and other vices start influencing people. All the persons are ranked as Shudras. In this epoch of 1250 years, there are 42 births. In this era, we see disputes and conflicts, based on want of respect for authority and differences in ideology, religion, states and languages. People do not look upon one another as spiritual brothers and are thus turned away from God, who is the Supreme Father.
At present, we are in the Confluence Age - the confluence of the fag end of the Kaliyuga and the dawn of Satyuga or the Golden Age. This is the time to receive Divine Knowledge from God and practice spiritual discipline and easy Raja Yoga and re-acquire deity status. When the Iron Age is very near to its end, unrighteousness and the wicked people are eliminated to make room for Righteousness(Dharma) and the deity-world. With this, once again, comes the Golden Age.
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