(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 10 October 2013, Melbourne, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 2.3.14)

Caitanya-Mahaprabhu-29It is said that when the yugas are changing, that first there is a sandhya or a joint period. So the first part of the Kali yuga is also the sandhya – the joint period – and it is within that sandhya that the Golden Age of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu will begin. It is within that sandhya that there will be a ten thousand year period where the Golden Age would be manifested, as described in the Brahma Vaivarta Purana.  It is said that in this age, all the people would be purified by the harinam sankirtan and there will be no longer different varnas, different classes of men, as there will be eka varna hari bhakta – there will be only one class of men, devotees of the Lord.

So basically, sometimes we think when the Golden Age comes, then (speaking in a formal voice) Krsna consciousness will become the predominant world religion. In every country, people will be wearing tilak and on every corner, instead of churches and mosques, there will be temples and everyone will pray in Krsna temples. I don’t know… is it going to be like that or is it going to be even more transcendental, is it going to be eka varna hari bhakta – is it going to be totally ecstatic!

Is it just like when someone in the morning walks out of the house with the mrdanga, and someone else sees that, ‘Hey, what’s that?’ and he grabs the karatals and suddenly spontaneously harinam begins. Others see the harinam and think, ‘Wait a minute, we have a ratha cart!’ and they bring a ratha cart out. Then someone else sees that, ‘Look at that, a ratha yatra! Ok! Let’s start cooking!’ And before you know it, pakoras are coming! Like that, the whole thing is just happening and the whole town of Melbourne is just getting into it. The demigods are adjusting the weather and everything is perfect and so beautiful and then you see children rolling in Melbourne Park in ecstasy, with hairs standing on end!

Why not? All these things are possible; we have no idea what this Golden Age will be like, that’s really my point – I am just thinking of how it could be! And probably, most likely, it is going to be something even more extraordinary than all of us can think of together. That Golden Age will be something and it has already started, it is already happening, the mercy is already penetrating everywhere! Now, we laugh at Kali yuga, as it is already defeated!

 

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