Kali-Yuga (the time of corruption)

With one or other words, said Buddha, Jesus, Lao tse, Gandhi, Gudjieff, and Krihnamurti. Power is putrescible, but much more when it is exercised by individuals, blinded by greed and hatred. Humanity is not directed by the wisest, lucid, balanced or compassionate, but by enfangadas in his unbridled narcissism, people who have no eyes to see the needs of others, much less, therefore, to be able to meet them. Calle Ramiro writes.


The ego that feeds power is voracious and insatiable, has no limit, does not fund, does not fix anything, never reconciles the interests with outside interests. Worldwide us not directed people awake, but dormant individuals, des-almados (no soul), which us entangled in all kinds of conflicts, wars, nonsense. And the putrescibilidad reaches all forms of power, whether political, ecclesiastical, social or cultural. Power is a poison; the institutions are its breeding ground. Many who hide behind the label of mediocre respectability are nothing more than hypocrites. For this reason All insiders have been revolutionary Interior, knowing that if he does not change the mind of the reformer, what kind of reform will do? What revolution or reform can exit a mind muddied by obfuscation, greed and hatred?

Even for the most neurastenicamente optimistic it is evident that violence, corruption, greed and hatred are the most destructive and heartbreaking horsemen of the Apocalypse. This is not a spiritual time, Although some minds, the least, aspire to do so. It is a time, as they say the Hindu, aggressiveness and heartbreak, there are orchids between large fields of poisonous plants. It is called by the Hindu times Kali-yuga. A time of blood, terror, growing inequalities and breakdown even in institutions that seemed more sacred.

Years ago I sat in Rishikesh on the banks of the Ganges to speak about it with a have resigned, which complete conversation I include in my work Conversations with Yogis. It was not very encouraging but very realistic in some things that told me that evening naranja-oro:.

"At this time there is war and unemployment, people live with many frustrations and bad. It is a very difficult time. There are difficulties of all kinds. Suffering. But there is also a kind of ethical recovery movement It pursues a transformation of life and points of view of the person will have to change. It's to get a way of life superior, ethical and cultural values. But in regards to follow the path of the righteous we are at a very low level, both mentally and physically.

We are really in a crisis. There are both general and individual crisis. It is sacrificing children and we don't show any respect for the elderly, not to women. We mistreat the weak and all, from time to time, we are owned by a kind of terror. The curve is in continuous decline. There is corruption all over the world. Corruption has become a way of life and prevails in all spheres of society. That is the condition property of the Kali-yuga. The black market has crossed all boundaries and neither the schools nor the courts are free of contamination. And in relation to religious institutions, those are the worst and do not enjoy any reputation. And the film is what people do and expect from him.

Since this is so, everything could change if people want, but would require a change in mentality and in their attitude. Requires a revolution in ethical attitude, as well as a few correct social precepts. And do a lot for the spread of yoga, practice for internal development, and facilitate that you can practice. We must recover the purity of thought, Word and action. We need a peaceful environment of existence based on genuine ethical principles. That is essential for this time of corruption which is the Kali-yuga".

It was thus expressed Swami Adhyatmananda, the whisper of the waters of the Ganges River while accompanying his words.

I had returned then once more to the India to seek key to self-development and to deploy that germ of potential lucidity and compassion that resides in the human being. Years later the words of swami have fallen short and the Kali-yuga hits more than ever. But as an old adage which is lost in the mists of time, and that the Buddha himself picked up: "there is an eternal law: only through love can combat hate". Never through hatred, cruelty, or corruption.

Calle Ramiro

RamiroCalleMore than 50 years has been Calle Ramiro teaching yoga. He began teaching at home and created an Academy of yoga correspondence for all Spain and Latin America. In January of l971 opened its Yoga Center Shadak, that have already passed more than half a million people. His 250 published works include more than fifty devoted to yoga and related disciplines. He has made Yoga the purpose and sense of his life, having traveled a hundred times to India, the homeland of yoga.

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