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Don't understand Yuga cycles

Discussion in 'Hinduism DIR' started by ronki23, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. ronki23

    ronki23 Well-Known Member

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    Why are we humans subject to multiple Yugas?

    How many days of Brahma in his lifespan? What happens at the end of Brahma's lifespan?

    If Hinduism is scientific then how can humans live 100,000 years? 1 million years ago did we even have cavemen?

    Sun is 5 billion years old, Earth is 4.5 billion years old, moon is 4 billion years old. Sun will be too hot for humans to live on Earth in 2 billion years; in 4 billion years the Sun will destroy Earth but we humans will be long gone as we'll have evolved multiple times or face multiple wipeouts.
     
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    Neither do I.
     
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    I don’t try to understand it because it doesn’t affect my bhakti. I think these things are best left to the professional thinkers. Spending too much time on these subjects becomes a stumbling block to spiritual advancement.
     
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    George-ananda Advaita and Spiritualist and Pantheist
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    I too have asked in the past how this information can marry with our mainstream understanding of reality. I suspect this Yuga understanding may not be worthless, but I haven't found intellectual satisfaction either.
     
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    "ronki23"

    Namaste,

    That is the nature of the cosmos for Hindus, asking why is everything cyclical is irrelevant, for Hindus this is just how time is measured,

    To answer these first one must learn about how time is measured in Hinduism. below links can help.

    Hindu units of time - Wikipedia

    You have to understand Hindu cosmology
    below link can help

    Hindu cosmology - Wikipedia

    Vedic Time System - वेद Veda

    Hope this helps
     
  6. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    Well, there was 19th Century and then the 20th and now 21st century, Yugas. Drawing lines at different times.
    Pre-Cambrian, Phanerozoic, Cenozoic, Quarternary.
    Pre-historical, Ancient, Medieval, Modern.
    Similarly Satya, Treta, Dwapara and Kaliyuga.

    At the end of Brahma's life span, dissolution. Calculate, take out your calculator. Something like 311 trillion years.
    Puranic tales. poetic exaggeration.
    Earth will be unlivable for humans in about a billion years, that will be the final wipe-out for us (if not earlier). But Earth or Solar System is not the whole universe, the universe will carry on regardless.
     
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    I don't understand; how can humans have lived to ages of 1000-100,000 years old?
    And why are humans subject to anything less than Satya Yuga on multiple instances?

    How long does Brahma live for? If/when Brahma dies then it's the end of material existence so who remains? Allah/Waheguru???
     
  8. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    They don't. But children like exaggerations. Elders understand. You have not reached that stage that is why you are confused.
    Progress is a double-edged sword. That gave us atom bombs and pollution.
    As I said 311 trillion years. Nothing. Back to the great void.
     
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    I think the amount of years given is to try impress on their scope. Unlike most religions Hinduism is very truly cosmic in it's depiction. The ages and timescales given are much closer to what we know from science than any other religion.

    I hadn't considered it as exaggeration as Aup suggested, but that makes sense to me. I had previously considered it metaphorical but I think his explanation makes more sense.
     
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    So that means the only remaining thing once Brahma dies will be Waheguru/Allah/Parabrahman as Vishnu and Shiva are equal to Brahma
     
  11. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    Who said that? Who knows what the great void is? Not yet. Perhaps next century.
     
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