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Kali Comes to America

Kali Comes to America

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Blinded as we are by our illusions, we do not see Kali coming...

Blinded as we are by our illusions, we do not see Kali coming...

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Published by: David Arthur Walters on Aug 24, 2011
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Kali Comes to America
By David Arthur Walters
Welcome, O Destructress of sins!
From the author’s book
The Rape of Kali
"O DESTRUCTRESS of the sins of the three worlds,auspicious Kalika, who in Thy upper lotus-like lefthand holdest a sword; and in the lower left hand asevered head; who with Thy upper right handmaketh a gesture which dispels fear, and with Thylower right hand that which grants boons; they, OMother with gaping mouth, who reciting Thy name,meditate in this way upon the greatness of Thymantra, possess the eight great powers of the Three-Eyed One in the palm of their hands." (1)Blinded as we are by our illusions, we do not see Kalicoming in our dark age. Kali’s yuga is now upon us, the finalyuga of the four yugas –the kaliyuga does not end until Kalicloses her eyes. It is difficult to imagine the frightfulculmination of our yuga at the revelation of Truth. Bona fidespiritual masters are duly qualified to depict the dark age fromtheir enlightened status. Terrified by the telling of the horrorsto come, we might ask them, Is there not somethingconstructive to be done in this destructive epoch?” Well, theysay, something can be done pending the Universal Destruction;we may chant the names of god, but nothing we do shall alterthe external course of history.
If history repeats itself, those of us who have studiedhistory should know what shall follow the gross immorality thatsignifies the coming of The End – and if history does not repeatitself, all is for naught, including the study of history. We areinformed that seven blazing Suns including our present Sun
shall drink up all the waters, causing a long period of droughtand famine. A great fire shall be blown across the Earth,incinerating everything in its path. Clouds that resemble herdsof elephants shall stampede across the sky. The fires shall bequenched by many years of rain; the world shall become onedead expanse of water except for a lone banyan tree uponwhich sets the Water Boy, Narayana, so named because hishome (ayana) is the water (nara). If we could fly into hismouth, we would see the whole Universe, the entire kingdomof the king of gods. The Water Boy is also called Brahma. In theKALI PURANA, Brahma worships his divine mother, Kali, whoappears a pitch darkness: she is the mother ship with big oarswho saves the suffering people from the Sea of Terrors:
"Thou art the Supreme Goddess of the people," saidBrahma. "Thou doth favor all of them. The world begins in theebut thou art without beginning. Thou art the cause of theUniverse but thyself art causeless. Thou alone doth cause theend of the entire world while thou hast no end." (2)
What more could Brahma possibly say about the Motherof everything? Everything could be said, for instance: "I offermy obeisance to Thee, who are the cause of emergence anddisappearance of the world, who art the embodiment of creation and existence of the world, the strength of themovables and immovables who is the eternal, and enchantressof all."
Kali is the ultimate source and reconciliation of heroffspring, Matter and Mind. After the great dissolution, whenthe Universe is resolved into her, she shall spin out the nextGolden Age, the age of Truth standing on all four legs; it shallbe an age of meditation, filled with verdant gardens, ponds,temples, as well as universities for the cultivation of brahmaniclore. We speak of the Golden Age where everyone andeverything is in the right place, an age of universal orderemanating from the mouths of Brahmins. As for evil people, donot worry about them, for it has been said that Kalki, aBrahmin King of kings, will appear on a White Horse, and, withBlazing Sword, he will exterminate them all. The color of theGolden Age is actually white, in contrast to the black hue of Kali Yuga. We also learn, from the Voice of the Silence, thatArjuna ("white") will somehow appear during the crucial crisisseated on the Transcendental Ark of Kali as it floats on the Sea
of Battle, behind whom shall be his Divine Advisor Krishna,("the black one") whispering in his ear from the dark, fordarkness inspires the glorious heroes and makes them gods aswell.
Again, lest we forget: Although we cannot avert universaldestruction, there is purportedly one appropriate action we cantake for our spiritual salvation: chant the names of god. It isonly by this repetition that one may be internally liberatedfrom suffering in the awful external age. Furthermore, eightsupernatural powers over the objective world may also beobtained by chanting the name of god.
 There are an infinite number of possible names of god tochant, none of which, in our opinion, are absolutely sufficient. Those who prefer to chant "Krishna" might feel our "Kali" is toodark, or, personified as a woman, too humiliated to beworshiped; others know her as the very opposite to passivity,as wild energy itself. So be it; to each their own prejudices. Forthem we note that Krishna is a black hero who was happilyraised in humble circumstances. From the dark womb are allmen been born, including the 180,008 sons of Krishna's 16,108consorts.
Westerners have long been fascinating by Hinduism, areligious sort of umbrella over diverse cults. Westerners haveadopted many of the Hindu traditions, often unwittinglybecause of the influence of highly educated Western men andwomen. Yet the worship of Kali, who is revered in India despiteher terrifying aspects, is rather rare in the West, especially inmodern America. Westerners received an inkling of Kali fromSwami Vivekananda, who became very popular in Americaafter his 1893 appearance at the World Parliament of Religionin Chicago. Vivekananda was the disciple of Kali's greatdevotee, Sri Ramakrishna. Americans were shocked byVivekananda's devotion to Kali; he wrote this demurrer, in a June 17, 1900 letter to an American friend:
"Kali worship is not a necessary step in my religion... Kaliis my special fad; you never heard me preach it, or read of mypreaching it in India. I only preach what is good for universalhumanity. If there is any curious method which applies entirelyto me, I keep it a secret and there it ends. I must not explain toyou what Kali worship is, as I never taught it to anybody."

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