An Enlightened Age Is Returning
Many thousands of years ago, people lived on Earth in a state of divine grace, in unity and Oneness with all of Creation. This time was called the Satya Yuga, the Age of Truth. Every person had their direct connection to the Divine. “In the ancient days, there was no religion,” the saint and sage, Sri Kaleshwar said. “Just pure love principles and divine consciousness.” It was heaven on Earth.
The enlightened men and women of this time realized their divine nature and understood their purpose on Earth. They understood the laws of Nature and respected and worshiped both the Divine Mother and Father. They revered the sacred womb energy - the Divine Mother’s creation energy. Miracle energy flowed through them through the blessings of the Divine Mother. Through contemplation and willpower alone they achieved their desired outcomes. Their will was one with God’s and used in service of humanity.
The average lifespan was thousands of years. People were free from selfishness and the suffering of old age, disease, and death. There was equality between men and women. Women were seen as embodiments of the Divine Mother and their creative capacity was revered and utilized. The saints and sages married and created divine souls through their union. They understood the miraculous energy hidden in the womb. They knew how to use the sacred time of pregnancy to develop an enlightened child. In this way, the world was filled with many enlightened souls. People were happy and dedicated themselves to dharma and taking care of the society.
This Indian spiritual epic, the Mahabharata, describes it this way:
There were no poor and no rich; there was no need to labor because all that men required was obtained by the power of will; the chief virtue was the abandonment of all worldly desires. There was no disease; there was no lessening with the years; there was no hatred or vanity, or evil thought; no sorrow, no fear. All mankind could attain supreme blessedness.
Coming Out of the Darkness
We are coming out of a dark age characterized by ignorance and selfishness when humanity moral values have degenerated to the lowest level and turned away from the Divine. Lord Krishna predicted this time would be especially difficult and present extreme hardship for those with ideals and values.
The sage, Markendaya, describes the Kali Yuga in the Mahabharata:
Avarice and wrath will be common. Humans will openly display animosity towards each other. Ignorance of dharma (duty) will occur. People will have thoughts of murder with no justification and will see nothing wrong in that. Lust will be viewed as socially acceptable, and sexual intercourse will be seen as the central requirement of life. Sin will increase exponentially as virtue will fade and cease to flourish. People will take vows and break them soon after. People will become addicted to intoxicating drinks and drugs. Gurus will no longer be respected, and their students will attempt to injure them. Their teachings will be insulted, kama (sexual desire) will wrest control of the mind of human beings. Priests will not be learned or honored; warriors will not be brave; merchants will not be just in their dealings.
The Great Awakening
During the transition from the age of darkness into the light, there will be many changes as the world goes through a purification process. The challenges we will face will act as a catalyst for souls to return to spiritual ideals and values. Faith will be the refuge during these times, and loving and caring for one another a necessity. These events will serve to awaken humanity to their real purpose on Earth.
It is special characteristic of this time, more than any other in history, that it is easier for souls to reach enlightenment than ever before. There will be a spiritual birth of many enlightened miraculous souls on the planet. As Swami Vivekananda described, “In time to come, Christs will be in numbers like bunches of grapes on a vine.” That time has started.
The Vishnu Purana describes the great awakening this way:
The minds of those who live at the end of the [darkest age] shall be awakened, and shall be as clear as crystal. The men who are transformed by the nature of that unique time will be the seeds of new human beings. They shall give birth to a race who will follow the laws of the Age of Truth, the age of purity.
The Ancient Mission of the Saints and Sages
The saints and sages have been working on humanity's behalf toward this time of global awakening. It has been the mission of saints over millennia to raise human consciousness. They worked together with Mother Mary for thousands of years to prepare for the birth of Jesus, who signified the birth of a new generation of human beings who have realized their divine potential.
The saptarishis, the seven great sages of the ancient Vedic tradition, have been incarnating on Earth lifetime after lifetime for this purpose. They have come as Shirdi Baba, Babaji, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Sri Kaleshwar, Swami Vivekananda, Ramana Maharshi. Innumerable other saints have been working together toward this aim.
This ancient mission saw Mary born into the Jewish mystical tradition. She had been prepared for many lifetimes to be the vehicle of the soul that we know as Jesus. It was the saptarishis' plan for humanity. Through Mary, came the birth of Jesus, and she is now helping to guide the birth of Christ consciousness in all of us.
Yogananda described the hidden work of divine masters this way, "Babaji is in constant communion with Christ; together they send out vibrations of redemption and have planned the spiritual technique of salvation for this age."
Jesus asked Babaji to send someone to the West to teach about the unity of his teachings and those from ancient India. “In the cosmic plan,” Yogananda wrote, “the time had come to combine these two lines into one. East and West must unite.” First Babaji sent his disciple, Lahiri Mahasaya, then Yogananda to the West.
Sixty years after Yogananda's death, Sri Kaleshwar shared:
My mission is to bring Jesus’ life in a beautiful way to the planet and to prepare my students to be like Jesus – the Jesus Generation – by the grace of Mother. I am preparing the strongest healers to create real true love and a peaceful atmosphere on the planet. That day is coming; that time is coming. To fulfill his mission, I took the help of a few more saints, Shirdi Baba, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Babaji, Ramana Maharshi, as strong souls around me. There are disciples of Jesus now coming on the globe. That's a golden statement. They will demonstrate equal to and more than what he did. Not only Jesus Christ, Shirdi Baba, Buddha, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Yogananda, and Vivekananda, but your life needs to be a symbol to your neighbors, to your country, to the globe. There are only thirty, forty, fifty, sixty, one hundred like them. Why can’t it be thousands? After 2000, Jesus’ energy started working strongly on this planet with a lot of other masters helping. Suppose I am devoted to Shirdi Baba, and I’m very faithful and honest to him but even if I meditate on Baba, Jesus’s energy is coming.
The Divine Mother, the saptarishis, Mary and many great saints, and sages have been preparing us for this time. Now we must do our part to create a new peaceful, loving and compassionate society.
About Monika Penukonda, Sri Kaleshwar said:
“Monika belongs to the Divine Mother, Kanaka Durga’s, feet. She is a Divine Ma on the planet. She’ll walk and give a lot of wisdom and clarity to bloom wisdom. This lady will bless millions of people on the planet. She’s going to do it.”
Monika is the author of Kaleshwar, and a modern rendering of the Sri Sai Satcharitra, The Wonderful Life and Teachings of Shirdi Sai Baba. She was the editor of Sri Kaleshwar’s books, including The Real Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ and Shirdi Sai Baba - The Universal Master.