Welcome back dear readers,
Our aim is to give you a basic over view of the concepts of Vedic Time and Yuga Cycles; in order to continue our setup of a detailed examination of Ninth Moon Black's (NMB) EP Kalyug (bandcamp).
As a fore-word, the next post/part in this series is (to be) an examination of the work of Michael Cremo. Know as a radical archeologist, and for good reasons, Michael A. Cremo brakes with Darwinian evolutionary theory, running in opposition to "mainstream" geology and archeology, as well as major (Western/Science) presuppositions, apriori assumptions, by first demonstrating that there is archeology evidence that supports thinking that humans have been around a lot longer than we are presently willing to admit.
Because of archeological evidence, which cannot be explained by modern theories of human evolution from a less complex organism to us, but the other way around (and around) is perhaps why Cremo pays attention to these archeological anomalies, which stand in contradict with present "accepted" understanding. Which gives rationale to why Cremo has been lead to take Hinduism and other ancient texts a bit more seriously/literally. For new readers, NBM album Kalyug is based on, an interpretation of Michael A. Cremo's work.
Here we turn to the matter of Hindu (Time) Yuga Cycles. It is well to keep in mind that Hinduism has four major varieties, which are barely considered in this article.
The four great epochs in Hinduism are: Satya Yuga, Treta Yuga, Dwapar Yuga and Kali Yuga. Satya Yuga or the Age of Truth is said to last for four thousand divine years, Treta Yuga for three thousand, Dwapara Yuga for two thousand and Kali Yuga will last for one thousand divine Years that equals to 432,000 earthly years. It is also believed that three of these great ages have already passed away, and we are now living in the fourth one. What these ages exactly mean, and why this division, it's hard to explain, because they appear too unrealistic to be true for the rational mind. [whose rationale, whose mind? emphasis added, link];
[A seemingly more actuate time table]:
Treta Yuga 1,296,000
Dvapara Yuga 864,000
Kali Yuga 432,000
Total 4,320,000 One yuga cycle.
Unlike our present Western understanding of Time, what I am calling Vedic Time is divided into epochs, more precisely, four time cycles of different duration. Yet, again, to appreciate this more fully, to understand the difference, one must let go off what they know of time as ultimately beginning and ultimately ending. In this understanding of time and human history, time repeats four cycles, eternally.
We shall starting with the most perfect of ages
Satya Yuga (our past and present):
|set the controls for the heart of the Sun|
not Many-Worlds Theory
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