Many people have good reasons to believe that a Golden Age will soon begin. There has been talk of this for decades and it may yet come, but no-one can say for certain exactly how and when.
I’m proposing that if a Golden Age will soon begin, and if we are to benefit from it, it will require each of us to change profoundly, mostly in terms of the way we relate to ourselves, to other people, to nature and the wider world, and to the universe in both physical and spiritual dimensions.
A Golden Age could be one in which, for example, the world is transformed by scientific breakthroughs, by art and literature, as in the Renaissance in Europe at the end of the Middle Ages; by philosophy, as in ancient Greece; or by finding that we’re not alone in the Universe and we extend ourselves out into space and engage beneficially with extraterrestrial races; or the cosmos might bring us some new energies which transform our bodies and give us superhuman abilities.
Whatever kind of Golden Age it is, each of us individually will have to go through a transformation if we are to gain full benefit of the new Golden Age.
If so, and if we knew how we would be transformed individually, then if we transformed ourselves here and now, without waiting for some external Golden Age to arrive, then surely we could find ourselves living in our own Golden Age which would transform our outer lives and impact the people around us so that our surroundings would have some of the qualities of the Golden Age in which we are then living.
I’m proposing that this is so, and I’m writing here to explain how that could work; how you could create your own Golden Age and benefit from it, and also get a head start on the transformation that any incoming Golden Age would require of you for your maximum benefit in the future.
Firstly, we need to explore what a Golden Age is, or could be, and what kind transformation would be required of us.
For this, you could get some ideas from the links I gave above, about the Renaissance and ancient Greece, but here I’m going to draw on descriptions of a Golden Age that come from ancient India, specifically from the Vedas, which is an incredibly sophisticated body of knowledge from thousands of years ago.
The Vedic Golden Age calls for a transformation of knowledge of oneself, of the world, of the universe at both physical and spiritual levels, such that one’s inner and outer behaviour will change to reflect that newly gained knowledge.
I’m going to quote now from various Wikipedia pages which provide some basic understandings of the Vedic ideas of a Golden Age:
humanity will allow intrinsic goodness to rule supreme
all people engage only in good, sublime deeds
every manifestation or work is close to the purest ideal
the time when all people were happy
there were no poor and no rich
there was no need to labour, because all that men required was obtained by the power of will;
the chief virtue was the abandonment of all worldly desires.
(People were) without disease; there was no (ageing) with the years;
there was no hatred or vanity, or evil thought; no sorrow, no fear.
All mankind could attain to supreme blessedness.
truth, penance, sacrifice and charity were present in totality.
(People exercised) duties, responsibilities and ethics to oneself, to family and as a member of society.
People’s lives had purpose and meaning
The proper goals or aims of a human life are righteousness, moral values, prosperity, economic values, pleasure, love, psychological values, liberation and spiritual values, the latter two being considered the ultimate ideal of human life.
According to many Indian scholars, life goes in cycles and the cycle which will bring a Golden Age is the next cycle to come and could be starting around this time now. One such scholar believes 2025 will be the beginning of this new cycle.
The list of characteristics or qualities shown above is surely not so far beyond any of us to achieve, at least one step at a time.
When people, even individuals, behave in those more ideal ways, people in their surroundings will generally react favourably, thus reinforcing those qualities and serving to inspire and encourage other people to adopt those same qualities.
If that Vedic kind of Golden Age will soon begin, and be sustained, people must display those qualities by adopting them, voluntarily and willingly, as their own.
This can be the nature of a Golden Age.
For each of us, then, a Golden Age is only as far away as our willingness to adopt and cultivate those qualities.
If enough of us will do that, a Golden Age will soon begin for everyone, one person at a time.