The Goloka Project is a vision of the near future, only 10 to 20 years from now, when the world will enter a new age of peace, love, harmony and prosperity. This period, known in Vedic Literature as Satya Yuga or Satyug, was predicted to come at this time by the Incarnation of God (Krishna), which began around 3181 BC. During this Incarnation, Krishna lived on earth for 150 years. You can read the Srimad Bhagavatam for the full story of His Incarnation, it was a very interesting time. When He was leaving at about 3031 BC, at the start of Kali yuga, He made a prediction. We find this prediction in the Brahma-vaivarta Purana, 4th Khanda, Chapter 129, 49-60. Here are some of the verses that describe the prediction. He was conversing with Ganga, the Goddess of the rivers and an aspect of the Divine Mother, who was concerned for the welfare of world:
he natha ramanashreshtha
asmakam ka gatishcatra
bhavishyati kalau yuge
Ganges said: O protector, Supreme enjoyer, on your departure for Goloka (the perfect abode), thereafter what will be my situation in the age of kali?
varshani tishtha bhutale
papani papino yani
tubhyam dasyanti snanatah
The blessed Lord said: On the earth 5,000 years of kali will be, and sinful and sinners will deposit their sins in you by bathing.
madbhaktah santi bhu-tale
madbhakteshu gateshu ca
Then, for 10,000 years of kali, devotees of Mine will fill the whole planet. After the departure of My devotees there will only be one varna.
Devoid of My devotees, the earth will be [again] shackled by kali. Saying this Krishna departed.
From this we know that after about 5,000 years of Kali yuga (we have been in Kali yuga for 5,046 years as of 2015), we can expect a reset on earth to a time when all people on earth will enjoy Krishna Realization. Such a time is found only during Satya yuga, so this 10,000 year period must be a time of Satya yuga. Maharishi said in 1970 (5,001 years into Kali yuga) that He saw the dawning of the Age of Enlightenment, and this time of universal Enlightenment will last for 10,000 years. In 1975 Maharishi made a world tour to inaugurate the Dawn of the Age of Enlightenment and predicted the entire world would become an Ideal Society of the Enlightened - literally Heaven on Earth, or what we call The Krishna Golden Age.
To end Kali yuga and bring in the dawn of Satya yuga, there is always a pralaya or transitional phase. At the end of the lifetime of Lord Brahma, there is a major destruction of the entire universe – absolutely nothing remains. At the end of each Day of Brahma, there is a major pralaya that separates the end of Kali yuga from the start of the new Satya yuga. This is a period of almost total destruction, like when waking from a dream; one only has the memory of the dream. But like a recurring dream, the next Day of Brahma dawns as a renewed dream, starting with Satya yuga and a new population of mind born children of Brahma.
Today we are alive to witness the pralaya that will culminate in the start of a 10,000-year Satya yuga. This is done to provide a “reset” so that the current Day of Brahma does not end prematurely. We have 427,000 years of Kali yuga to go in this Day of Brahma! But Man has declined into a state of ignorance, decadence and deceit that threatens the very existence of this Day of Brahma.
Krishna, through His expansion as Lord Vishnu, is the aspect of the Divine who maintains the universe created by Lord Brahma. Anytime the universe begins to “go off the rails,” Lord Vishnu will step in to restore it to the prescribed path. This 10,000 year Satya yuga is one example of such an intervention to save the Day of Brahma from prematurely ending. Like a rain shower to bring an end to a drought so that the land may again bring forth food, a period of destruction is coming to remove the negative influences and allow a new era of happiness, peace and perfection for Man to bloom.
The mandate of the Goloka Project is to prepare for the coming Krishna Golden Age.