Maha Upadesh of Aadishri; Part – 16
When righteousness comes in its full (four) aspects, only then peace and happiness can come into the lives of the general population. And that is also when the nature of life on earth is called Satyuga or golden age. Thus only when righteousness is established in full measure can the age of Kali-Kaliyuga, be said to have ended and the golden age-Satyuga be said to have started.
Peace on earth can be established only then.
The conditions required for the start of Satyuga are as follows.
- The destruction of evil doers and
- The destruction of the seed of evil that exists in the hearts of the ordinary population as well.
Only when these two conditions are fulfilled can the age of Kali would be said to have receded and only then the age of Satyuga can be said to have started. The job of the destruction of the evil doers has been assigned by the Lord to Himself in the form of Lord Kalki but the second job has to be done by each one of us in our own hearts. What is that job?
The seed of evil in the hearts of the common people starts flowering only under certain conditions. What are those conditions? Here in this section we will talk about the first condition. That condition is that all of us live a life of reactive thinking rather than proactive thinking. We are always reacting to our circumstances.
Thus to achieve Satyuga, one of the important things that has to happen is that the present reactive thinking of the people has to reduce.
This change has to come about in your heart and the best way to do this is not to be reactive to your circumstances.
How to recognize this reactive mode? The answer is that if you do something because someone has done something to you, then you are in the reactive mode. The implications of being in this mode are that you are a slave to the action of other people. And this is the start of evil in your heart since you will justify even your wrong actions simply because someone else has done wrong to you. The solution is not to play this action/ reaction game and you must learn not to be a reactive slave to the actions of life and society around you. Only then can you be considered free.
So my suggestion is that you should constantly check your actions. Ask yourself- Was my action independent of provocations or was it a reaction to what others did to me?
This reactive mode can never lead to peace, happiness or freedom since anything can happen anytime in the world and if you are reactive then you will be like a puppet being pulled on a string that is held by someone else.
So being non reactive and independent-thinking is a prerequisite to be happy and also for the re-establishment of Satyuga since only positive minded people will make the transition to the golden age. The rest will be discarded like dead wood is discarded in a fire.