Is this a time of crisis?


Jai Guru,

On one of the talks I heard Swamiji say this this planet is in a crisis and a downturn and because of global warming it may stop spinning. Swamiji and other people state that this is an age of energy which Yukteshwar named Dwapara Yuga. That means this planet is ascending towards higher awareness. Will these kind of negative things happen to this planet even when it is moving towards a higher age? I coudn't understand. Can I get help on this?

—Ganesh , Nepal


Dear Ganesh,

Since we are at a time of ascending Dwapara Yuga, we are indeed developing more awareness, particularly in regards to our understanding and use of energy.

The challenge is that we currently still have the lingering effects of Kali Yuga with its emphasis on form and materialism. What we are experiencing is that many people are clinging to old ways of form but have increased energy. This produces a lot of tension and friction on many levels.

Yogananda predicted that most likely we feel face increased tension, including a likelihood of more warfare. But then we will have several centuries where we have peace permeating the planet.

This is a time when it is more clear that we can each be an instrument for either increasing light or darkness. The energy available can be tremendous in helping to find our true home in the Infinite Consciousness. But it is up to each one of us to make the choice and act accordingly.

To find out more about the Yugas I suggest that you read Swami Kriyananda’s book, Religion in the New Age.

In divine friendship,
Nayaswami Pranaba