What does Hinduism say about Kaliyug
Kali Yuga (Sanskrit: कलियुग kaliyuga n.) literally "Age (Yuga) of Kali", "Age of Strife", the Iron Age, the fourth according to the Indian calendar; it is the age we live in today (it is said to last 432,000 years and began in 3102 BC or 3227 BC). The Kaliyuga is referred to as the last of four ages (Yugas) in Hindu cosmology. Kaliyuga is a neuter Sanskrit noun and can be translated into German as the world age Kali.
In this Kali-Yuga age there is decay and ruin and the social and spiritual life is at its lowest point. It is often related to the Greek "Iron Age" described by Hesiod in the Theogony, or even called the "Iron Age". There are also: Satyayuga (or Kritayuga), Tretayuga and Dvaparayuga.
Sukadev via Kali Yuga
Transcription of a lecture video (2014) by Sukadev on Kali Yuga
Kali Yuga - the worst of all ages. Kali Yuga comes from Kali and Kali means "the worst", meaning "most worthless". Kali is also the bad roll in the game of dice. Kali also means quarrel. Hence, Kali Yuga, a yuga where there are disputes, a yuga where there is nothing to worry about. Kali Yuga also means an age where nothing is at stake. What are trifles? It would be nothing to want more money. It would be nothing to want more comfortable clothes. Nothing would be to have a bigger house, a particularly great vacation, and so on.
What more would it be about? It would be about feeling real love for others. It would be nicer to feel a connection with other people, with animals, with nature. It would be more important to experience God, to feel God, to serve God. In Kali Yuga it is unfortunately the case that most people worry about Kalas, about less valuable things, and then get lost in an argument. You don't have to go through this Kali Yuga. Krishna also says in the Bhagavatam, in which the four Yugas are explained, that you can go out of this Kali Yuga. One of the ways would be to chant mantras, chant the name of God, chant spiritual songs, practice spiritual practices and always ask yourself, "What is the goal of life? How do I get to this goal of life?" Don't think: "What do I like so much?" Also don't think about: "What am I entitled to?" Also not: "Was I treated fairly?" But think: "What is really important?"
Let what kala be worthless. Do what is really valuable and you will not become a slave to Kali Yuga, but you can smile at the game of life. You can do what is really valuable, you can do what it is really about. Maybe something else, Kali Yuga - sometimes people also say, that is, the dark age, but dark actually means kala. And Kala (short) would be the less valuable age. But if you go into Hindi, the long "a" also becomes a short one, Kali Yuga could also mean the dark age. But the main interpretation, at least in Sanskrit, is that it is the least valuable age, the age of strife as well. But if you said it came from Kali, it would be the dark ages. But Kali Yuga, the least good age.
Different spellings for Kaliyuga
Sanskrit words are written in Devanagari in India. In order for Europeans to be able to read this, Devanagari is transcribed into Roman script. There are different conventions on how Devanagari can be transcribed into Roman script. Kaliyuga in Devanagari is written "कलियुग", in IAST scientific transcription with diacritical marks "kaliyuga", in Harvard-Kyoto transcription "kaliyuga", in Velthuis transcription "kaliyuga" , in modern Internet Itrans transcription "kaliyuga".
Video on the topic of Kaliyuga
Kaliyuga is a Sanskrit word. Sanskrit is the language of yoga. Here is a lecture on yoga, meditation and spirituality
- Dowson, John: A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion - Geography, History and Religion; D.K. Printworld Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2005
- Martin Mittwede, Spiritual Dictionary Sanskrit-German
- Wilfried Huchzermeyer, The Yoga Lexicon
- Carl Capeller: Sanskrit dictionary, edited from the Petersburg dictionaries, Strasbourg: Trübner, 1887
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