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Quote: The nature of Time

May 31, 2010


यद इदं दृश्यते किंचिद भूतं स्थावर जङ्गमम पुनः संक्षिप्यते सर्वं जगत प्राप्ते युग क्षये yad idam drushyatey kinchid bhutam sthAvara jangamam punah sankshipyatey sarvam jagat prAptey yuga kshaye yad – whatever, idam – thus, drushyate – seen, kinchid – anything, bhutam – being, sthavara-immobile, jangama-mobile, punah – again, sankshipta – reduced, sarvam – all, jagat-world, […]

Time: Part 2 – The Kalpa

April 20, 2010


One thousand Chatur Yugas constitute a daytime for Brahma, and this duration is also called a KALPA. (Mbh 12.302) 1 KALPA = 1 Daytime for Brahma = 1000 Chatur Yugas = 4,320,000,000 human years When the Kalpa ends and Brahma’s night sets in, dissolution or pralaya happens. This dissolution spans the entire nighttime of Brahma […]

Time: Part 1 – The Chatur Yuga

April 17, 2010


The scriptures, including Ithihasas and Puranas, quote that Time is without beginning or end; and that the cycle of creation and destruction is perpetual. One can find analytical as well as descriptive details on the subject spread across various chapters in Mahabharata. For example, Markhandeya rishi (Vana Parva: when Yudhishtira meets with him) and Bhishma […]