Kali is Kool

Once a leader in the San Franciso Haight-Asbhury of the sixties said to me, “Hey! We’re living in Kah-leefornia.” He thought it was great. But there’s some truth to his feeling. Although the iron age of quarrel is a miserable age in which to live, the Srimad Bhagavatam extols this yuga as being highly conducive to spiritual advancement. HH Hridayananda and company write, “It is stated here (11.5.36) that among the four ages—Satya, Treta, Dvapara and Kali—Kali-yuga is actually the best because in this age the Lord mercifully distributes the highest perfection of consciousness, namely Krsna consciousness, very freely.” The verse reads, “Those who are actually advanced in knowledge are able to appreciate the essential value of this age of Kali. Such enlightened persons worship Kali-yuga because in this fallen age all perfection of life can easily be achieved by the performance of sankirtana.”