In California, June 2016, a devotee asked if Sai Rama Rajya will be established in the next hundred years. Swami’s reply:
Yes, everything has to come in its time. When night falls, it eventually has to end, and the day has to begin again. This is the time when the night and day are merging, and night has to give way today. Whatever name you choose to call it – Rama Rajya, Sai Rajya or the Golden Age – whatever the name, this is the time when the world will be far more peaceful, people will have more tolerance and love for each other and it will definitely be better than it has been for thousands of years.
However, I have always said, and I will continue to say that, even if everything is right, if you are not in tune with it, you will not be able to experience it. The tastiest of foods may have been prepared but, if you are sick and your tongue is bitter, you will not be able to taste the sweetness. First of all, the change has to begin within.
Other things will also change with time and, when the time arrives – when the dawn comes and there is brightness outside – you can travel much faster. If you have to drive a car in the dark, you can drive with the headlights on, but you cannot go really fast because you cannot see the road beyond a certain distance. When it is day, everything is clear, and you can undertake the same journey much faster. So, in this ‘Dark Age’, as it has been called, even those who have little love and compassion in their hearts are still looking for light – they are still moving, though slowly. When the dawn comes and brings the brightness of day, everybody will be able to see the truth clearly and be able to undertake the journey much faster. That time is coming now and will help more and more people to undertake the journey. It will help people to grow faster, spiritually – and it is on its way now.