by Mark Ulyseas
Many believe that we live in the end times. Apparently, 5000 years of Kali Yuga have already passed. The prediction is that this age will last for 100,000 years by which time people will not be older than 20 years of age and their only food would be meat. This is the Hindu belief. We also have a buffet of beliefs out there – Christianity, Paganism, Judaism, Zoroastrianism , Islam, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Sufism, Taoism and more…each purporting to have the answer to the riddle of life.
This buffet is convenient for we can pick and choose what to savor and what to discard. Even leftovers can be given to the dogs that live a wretched life on the Isle with their diseased peeling skin. It is said that dogs in Bali are ancestors who have returned because of bad karma, so a bit of divine infusion will only do them good.
The end times has a charming ring to it. Let us all eat, drink and be merry for on the morrow we shall die. And if death is the end why not make a life worth living? Houdini wrote secret instructions on how he would contact his wife and friends after his death. No contact was ever made in any form after he had crossed the Prime Meridian from light to dark.
So I suppose this is it… one life per head out of the celestial lucky dip for a chance to frolic on earth, procreate and then die. Kali Yuga, etc., are for those that believe in preordained divine end times.
As for one who has recently returned from a wretched zone, Life is like Russian roulette. Some of us escape to live comfortable lives whilst others get a bullet in the head and are interred without seraphs to serenade them…just nothingness.
End times begin the day we are born on earth – the mother that offers both paradise and hell. Like errant children we choose hell while foolishly expecting paradise to be waiting for us at the end of Time.
And so, many of us miss the bus.
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om
© Mark Ulyseas