The Chaos theory covers a lot of aspects not traditionally expected or explained by scientists or even historians. They are unexpected events that occur, with no precedent, yet recognized as a real event that is accepted and acknowledged. One of the aspects it talks about is the ‘Butterfly Effect’ – a butterfly flapping its wings in Mexico will resonate into a hurricane in China. If the butterfly had not flapped at the right point of time at the right speed, the hurricane might not even have occurred at all. Our lives act as the proof of this ongoing experiment. (http://fractalfoundation.org/resources/what-is-chaos-theory/)
As a generation, we have seen it all.
At least, we hope so.
Hate crimes; on religion, on gender, on sexuality, on professions. Brutal assaults on women; always assumed the weaker gender and whose consent is never taken, a woman may be molested, groped, undermined professionally or in a casual environment, even raped with no thoughts for her body or her mind. We saw the beginning of globalization and now, with the advent of leaders like President Trump and Prime Minister Modi, it seems to be the end, too. Countries are becoming fiercely protective of their nation’s resources and its people, showcasing a deep fear and hate of immigrants. Thievery, actions on fellow humans ranging from raging to horrifying – all these and more seem to be a daily occurrence and we seem to be desensitizing ourselves to such incidents.
There seems to be no reason, and there seems to be no solution at present.
According to Hindu puranas, there are four mahayugas – Satyayuga, Tretayuga, Dwaparayuga and Kaliyuga. Kaliyuga is the age we are living in now where it is one quarter virtue and three quarters sin. Men are barbarians and immersed in sin and they hold no feelings of guilt. (see references) The Chinese believe in the concept of ‘Yin and Yang’, how everything in this universe exists in contraction and harmony. More of one leads to lesser of the other and thus, a peaceful coexistence must be found and maintained. And right now, it seems the chaos has taken over.
Throughout all these concepts of different civilizations, the tune is the same – it seems we are moving towards a society where evil shall be prevalent and acts of kindness and generosity will be a thing of the past. The previous generation has taken up this opportunity to bring the entire blame upon the shoulders of this present generation and the new activities we indulge in – from the simple selfies to the risk-taking mentality that apparently does nothing to secure our future, our family and the entire world as a connected pattern.
Is that true, however?
I see more smiles, now. More differences are being accepted and encouraged and brought forward. I see girls and boys moving far beyond the traditional clutches of the society and experimenting and treating life as a multi-choice questionnaire and not something routine or monotonous. Life in its truest sense, in its best essence, is happening and I find it a little difficult to believe the negativities being spread around.
So here’s the deal – do whatever it is that you wish to do. Life is indeed a property and ever individual owns own. Maybe you don’t own a few acres but you own a majority. If a heavy rain falls across, it is up to you to be quick-minded and decide if it is a flooding or whether the water can be diverted and used elsewhere. Don’t let the neighbouring farms tell you how to do the job – they have experience, it cannot be denied, but you have curiosity, willingness to fight it out and never let that die. It is what makes you different from so many others and so many else to come.
Turn that chaos into peace.
Show them how it’s done.
Traditional Puranic Chronology
(Anonymous), Introduction to Kashmir Shaivism. S.Y.D.A. Foundation, Oakland, California, 1977. See pp. 69-70.
Ananda K. Coomaraswamy & Sister Nivedita, Myths of the Hindus and Buddhists. Dover Publications, Inc., New York, 1967. See pp. 392-395.
Baba Hari Dass, Silence Speaks. Sri Rama Foundation, Santa Cruz, California, 1977. See pp. 79-80.
Cornelia Dimmitt & J.A.B. van Buitenen, Classical Hindu Mythology: A Reader in the Sanskrit Puranas. Rupa & Co., Calcutta etc., 1983. See pp. 19-24, 36-43.
Swami Vishnu Tirtha Maharaj, Devatma Shakti (Kundalini): Divine Power. Pub. Swami Shivom Tirth, 1962. See pp. 29-30.
- J. Wilkins, Hindu Mythology. Rupa & Co., Calcutta etc., 1983. See pp. 353-360.