Maharishi said it was possible for us to live a "long, long life in the direction of immortality." In the summer of 1981 he presented a series of talks on immortality and how it is possible for the physical body to live on for thousands of years. It was my joy to attend this course at Maharishi International University (now Maharishi University of Management).
There was a stir in the TM Movement when immediately following this course, Maharishi introduced Ayurveda. In that body of knowledge was the technique of kaya kalpa. Many speculated this might be the technique for physical immortality. Kaya kalpa is a treatment for health, vitality, longevity and higher consciousness. The name is from the Sanskrit kaya (body) and kalpa (rejuvenation). Research was conducted to see what this science of kaya kalpa might have to offer. The result is, it certainly is a valid approach to longer life, but has a significant drawback: Kaya kalpa is a rejuvenation process so the result is a rejuvenated Kali Yuga physiology that must be again rejuvenated in a few years. No fundamental change on the level of DNA takes place and infact the DNA mutates over the lifespan and these mutations are a contributing factor in the aging process.
The idea that the accumulation of DNA mutations may be an important mechanism of aging is not new. It was convincingly demonstrated in many studies that the maximal life span correlates with the efficiency of DNA repair, and, therefore, with the frequency of mutations. It was found that the frequency of mutations rises with age. One probable reason is that over time the repair system itself becomes affected by mutations, so less damage is correctly repaired. Also, as we age, our bodies generate more free radicals, and, therefore, there are more mutations and other DNA lesions in the first place. In fact, free radical theory and DNA damage theory of aging are closely related because DNA is one of the primary victims of free radicals.
While the body will be rejuvenated by kaya kalpa, it will continue to age and deteriorate due to DNA mutation. It appears to be possible to perhaps add another 100 years or so to the life using kaya kalpa - not much progress on the road to immortality.
Kaya kalpa is a technology for Kali Yuga from the Vedic Literature compiled for Kali Yuga. So it makes sense that this technology would work within the confines of Kali Yuga where the normal human lifespan is 100 years. In Treta Yuga, the age that ended with the Ascension of the last incarnation of Krishna about 5,000 years ago, the normal human lifespan is 1,000 years. Prior to Treta Yuga is Diwpara Yuga where the normal human lifespan is 10,000 years. Sat Yuga provides the environment for a 100,000 year lifespan. Now we are in the direction of immortality.
What is needed today to significantly increase human lifespan is to create the proper environment for the body so that DNA does not mutate and other environmental factors are present to more closely approach the environment of Sat Yuga, or Heaven on Earth. Maharishi spent 50 years working to establish the basis for Heaven on Earth and he declared the dawn of this new cycle of Sat Yuga within Kali Yuga began in 1975. However, the full sunshine of Sat Yuga is not yet here so we must individually create our own personal Sat Yuga environment if we are to participate in this Golden Age of 10,000 years with a comparably longer physical life.
To set the stage for a completely new understanding of what Maharishi was referring to when he stated it was possible to live a "long, long life in the direction of immortality" in 1981, we should first look at the life of our Creator - known in the Vedic Literature as Lord Brahma. This chart helps to put into perspective where we are today in the grand scheme of things:
Today we are currently about 5,000 years into Kaliyug. There are four major periods, or Yugas:
- SATYA YUGA - the golden age lasts 1,728,000 years. The population begins with the perfected, godly, mind-born children of Lord Brahma (the Creator), who subsequently procreate and populate the earth with life forms. Average human life span is 100,000 years. These human bodies have 12-strands of DNA and life is realized in its full potential. There is no "hardware" or computer based technology - all technology is mantra based.
- TRETA YUGA - also called the silver age, lasts 1,296,000 years. The average life span is 10,000 years and the godly qualities decrease one fourth compared to the Satya yuga. Human bodies have 8-strands of DNA and life is lived at less than full potential.
- DVAPARA YUGA - or the bronze age, lasts 864,000 years. Godly qualities are reduced to 50% by now and the average life expectancy is only 1,000 years. Human bodies have 4-strands of DNA and live is lived with dependency on hardware technologies such as the wheel, axe, knives, fire for cooking food, and shelters are constructed for protection from harsher environments.
- KALI YUGA - the iron age of hypocrisy and quarrel lasts 432,000 years. Very few of the population exhibit God consciousness and life expectancy is only 100 years. Human bodies have only 2-strands of DNA and life is lived in ignorance of full potential. There is total dependency on hardware technologies just to sustain life. It reaches the extreme known as "singularity" when computers have greater than human intelligence and machines actually dominate - to the extreme in which the human body is replaced totally by robotic machines and human consciousness is somehow "hosted" by these machines.
- The 10,000 year bubble of Satya Yuga (or Golden Age) is depicted in this image by the picture of Krishna
It is interesting to note that immediately following Kaliyug is again Satyug. Some think there must be a gradual rise of Satyug with perhaps even another Dvaparyug and Tretyug thrown in first. But that is not the case. After the total destruction at the end of Kaliyug, the Creator starts over with a new Satyug, with a fresh crop of residents for the planet and a new beginning dawns. The transition from Kaliyug to Satyug is swift, and does not take thousands of years.
We are soon to be entering a special and unique 10,000 year Satyug due to the blessings of Lord Krishna. The residents of this Golden Age will have 12-strand DNA bodies and all of the current hardware and computer crutches will no longer be needed. The singularity hoped for by our current crop of "scientists" will not arise until after this 10,000 year period when Kaliyug resumes with a vengence, culminating in total and utter destruction.
The first generation of this new Golden Age of 10,000 years will not be the mind-born children of Brahma. Instead this generation will come from us, the current residents of Kali Yuga. So, the need of the times now is a new technique of kaya kalpa that will produce the nearly immortal physiologies required for the coming Golden Age. Satyug Kaya Kalpa is that technique, and it is very different from the traditional kaya kalpa recorded in the Vedic texts of Ayurveda. It is the technique to establish a Satyug body, now, during the final days of Kaliyug, in preparation for the Golden Age that will soon be here. This technology is part Satyug mantra-based and part Kaliyug hardware physical technology based to bridge the gap between these two ages. It is really nothing like "traditional" kaya kalpa, which only seeks to extend the lifespan of a Kaliyug physiology. Satyug Kaya Kalpa transforms the physiology from the level of the DNA.
For years science has recognized that we have two active physical strands of DNA. We also have a further ten energetic DNA strands which have been dormant within the Human Being for many centuries. These dormant strands of DNA have been discovered by scientists, who, not knowing the function of these strands, have identified them as "junk" DNA. These strands are far from "junk"!
Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a nucleic acid that contains all the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living things. The main role of DNA is the long-term storage of information. DNA is often compared to a set of blueprints since it contains the instructions needed to construct other components of cells.The DNA segments that carry genetic information are called genes, but other DNA sequences have structural purposes or are involved in regulating the use of genetic information.
Our DNA is therefore our personal blueprint and contains all our mental, physical, emotional and spiritual information.
The original human being in Satyug, starting with the "mind-born" children of Lord Brahma, had 12 strands of DNA actively working and maintaining the full function of the individual. With the advent of Kaliyug, these "extra" DNA strands have been lost. The consequences of this loss are that we live in a spiritually deficient society and our intuitive and healing abilities have been hugely reduced. It has also resulted in us only accessing and using a very small part of our full potential.
The human body is very valuable. It stores and holds a wealth of information, wisdom and knowledge on every aspect of ourselves, our world and all of life, accumulated through countless generations.
Through the technique of Satyug Kaya Kalpa, the full compliment of 12 strands of DNA can be re-established, thereby creating a new Satyug physiology.
How is this possible? What exactly are the components of this technique that promises to radically transform the physiology? How can an individual actually participate in this technique?
To answer these questions, we should first understand the Divine Basis of our Universe. In our Universe there is an aspect of God known as Lord Vishnu who is responsible for the maintenance of the Universe (Lord Brahma is the Creator, Lord Vishnu is the Maintainer, and Lord Shiva is the Destroyer). Lord Vishnu manifests in a number of ways to accomplish His tasks, and one of those aspects is The Dhanvantri, the physician of the devas and the source of Ayurveda for the perfect health of the human race.
The Dhanvantri is shown holding a container of Amrit, the nectar of immortality. This is to illustrate that He has the ability to confer immortality. Through the technique of Satyug Kaya Kalpa, The Dhanvantri is invoked to re-establish the full compliment of 12 strands of DNA. He will also recommend supplements that are required for perfect health, and will perform any necessary healings to transform the physiology into Satyug physiology.
The Dhanvantri is a Celestial Being so He is not perceived by physical senses. He can be perceived by the senses of the Manomaya Kosha. His work is conducted in the subtle bodies, which translates into changes in the physical body.
Satyug Kaya Kalpa is an essential part of the core cirriculum of MahaVideha University. Until now, it has been necessary to attend MVU to participate in Satyug Kaya Kalpa. The full technique of Satyug Kaya Kalpa is available at MVU but attendance at MVU is not necessary if you are willing and able to construct your own Satyug Sanctuary Pyramid. Even without the Satyug Sanctuary Pyramid, you can make excellent progresss in the transformation of your DNA by utlizing the other aspects of this technique.
We invite you to begin today to transform your physiology into the 12-strand DNA version of Satyug, and become ready to enter the new Golden Age to enjoy a long, long life in the direction of immortality. For more information and to register for Satyug Kaya Kalpa, please click this link.