We think that we live in enlightened times.
But according to Hindu scripture we are in the Kali Yuga or Dark Age.
This began in 3102 BCE when Krishna left the earth and returned to his spiritual home. It lasts 432.000 years.
A daunting prospect.
If we look at our present age we can see evidence of the distance from God which is predicted for this age.
Economic materialism rules the world.
Covert Satanism rules our popular culture.
Religion is in decline.
Belief in God is diminishing.
There is predicted, however, a ten thousand year golden period in which devotees of Krishna live upon the earth.
This is said to have begun after 5000 years of the Kali Yuga had elapsed.
So the golden period began in 1898 CE.
A mixed message?
A mixture of light an darkness?
It is said that the devotees of Krishna will purify their hearts by the practice of bhakti or devotion.
So there is some hope.
We can save ourselves by practicing Love in a dark time.