4 Yugas, 14 Manus, Brahma's lifespan Grafix

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    bhaktajan New Member

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    Here is a grafix representation designed for ease of comprehension.
    It shows the of the 4-Yugas + the 14 Manu's Life-Span + Lord Brahma's lifespan all in one expanded-view diagram as per India's Vedas.
    My scriptural source from whence I condensed this data is the "Bhagavata-purana" aka, 'Shrimad-Bhagavatam'.

    with best regards,
    your own personal secret Hare Krishna Wellwisher,
    Bhaktajan

    {BTW, I have not proof-read the data in the cited Wikipedia entry ---I do not ,as yet, vouch for its veracity.}
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    Yuga - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Yuga (Devanāgari: युग) in Hindu philosophy is the name of an 'epoch' or 'era' within a cycle of four ages. These are the Satya Yuga (or Krita Yuga), the Treta Yuga, the Dvapara Yuga and finally the Kali Yuga. According to Hindu cosmology, life in the universe is created, destroyed once every 4.1 to 8.2 billion years[1] [2], which is one full day (day and night) for Brahma. The lifetime of a Brahma himself may be 311 trillion and 40 Billion years.[1] The cycles are said to repeat like the seasons, waxing and waning within a greater time-cycle of the creation and destruction of the universe. Like Summer, Spring, Winter and Autumn, each yuga involves stages or gradual changes which the earth and the consciousness of mankind goes through as a whole. A complete yuga cycle from a high Golden Age of enlightenment to a Dark Age and back again is said to be caused by the solar system's motion around a central sun
     

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    This is the same Chart.
    It is here again in 2-Parts.
    the original illustration is 200cm wide x 1.25m ht.

    -Bhaktajan
     

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    Thanks Bhaktajan.

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    [​IMG] Here is how I would present the concept called the Precession of the Equinoxes, known also as the Great Year to a classroom with a mixed belief system … and thereby not offending anyone but still getting the unifying point across using figurative and not literally interpretations to decipher the symbol. The student has already been supplied with the knowledge that the Great Year marks the Sun’s journey, as it moves backward (counterclockwise), through the 12 houses of the horoscope starting with Aries.
    Spending time in each constellation of the horoscope located on the ecliptic, and each constellation has its turn playing host to the Sun and the vernal equinox, sometimes for thousands of years…and Sol is presently in Pisces. It takes 72 years for each degree traveled, so therefore the cycle presents itself as taking 360 degrees x 72 years = 25920 years.
    The 25920 year cycle, the counterclockwise cycle, is acknowledged as having begun in Aries and is soon about to leave Pisces and move into the proverbial Age of Aquarius.
    The student is also supplied with a Glossary of Symbols that the student might require to solve what is essentially a child’s game of simple substitution and joining the dots called constellations.
    [​IMG] And so on.
    More to come.
    We need to remember how to read the clock on the wall (so to speak) (it is actually in the sky).
     
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    If we watch nature closely, we'll see that everything in this world is ruled by cycles, our breath is a perfect example of that, we inhale, and then exhale, inhale and then exhale, and so on, life of animals and humans is another example of this, we are born and as we progress to adulthood our bodies get stronger and more developed until we reach a peak and then we begin our decline, civilizations show this pattern too, and going to one of the most basic building blocks of matter and energy, electromagnetic waves, we see this pattern too[​IMG]
    Many ancient cultures were aware of this phenomenon as well
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    many ancient cultures developed the notion of something known as the great year, a cycle that lasts aproximately 24,000 years, divided into 2 phases one ascending and the other descending of 12,000 years each one, these 2 phases subdivided into 4 stages.

    The first stage is known as Kali Yuga, the Iron age or the age of ignorance, in this age most people are only aware of what can be perceived by their senses, most people are illiterate, and disease, famine and war reign supreme, this stage has a duration of 1,200 years

    The second stage is known as Dwapara Yuga, the Bronze age, or the age of science and technology, the development of science is preponderant on this age, thanks to a better understandment of the workings of universe and subtle energies like electricity, magnetism, radiation, gravity, etc, as the consciousness of people is more developed, disease, famine and war although still present are drastically reduced compared to the previous age, this stage has a duration of 2,400 years

    The third stage is known as Treta Yuga, the Silver Age, or the age of Mind and reason, science and technology become so advanced on this age, that civilizations start to focus on developing the powers of the mind, most people in this age is aware of even subtler elements of the universe like intelligent subatomic particles that make what we call "reality" possible, because of this understanding spoken languages start to become less and less used replaced by telepathy, disease, famine and war are very rare in this age, and most treatments to cure ailments are based on vibrations, this age lasts 3,600 years

    Then we have the fourth stage known as Satya Yuga, the golden age or the Age of truth and spirituality, human consciousness is fully developed in this age, and everybody know has a perfect understanding of the universe, knowledge and meditation hold special importance in this era. The average life expectancy of a human being in Satya Yuga is believed to be over 4,000 years. During Satya Yuga, all people engage only in good, sublime deeds, this age lasts 4,800 years


     
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    TRETA YUGA
    One sees the advent of religious sacrifices i.e. Yagyas in the Treta yuga. One pillar of the four pillars of religion meets its end. The colour of Bhagwan Achyut becomes red. People in this era will be truthful and would perform all the religious ceremonies according to the sacrifices. It is the Treta yuga where one can see the overtures of Yagyas, religion and allied activities. People would beget desired fruits by performing actions, donations mentioned in the Vedas and by taking resolutions.
    All people in this era were assiduous and active. The main religion of Brahmins was truth that is truthful speech, good conduct and love towards all creatures. The common religion of all the Brahmins was Yagya, self-study and donation. The primary aim of Shudras was service towards Brahmins, Kshatriyas and Vaishyas. The duties of Kshatriyas and Vaishyas were the protection of people and agriculture, trade and poultry respectively. All people would sincerely adhere to their respective duties and as a result they would be blessed with celestial bliss.
    The average life expectancy of a human in the Treta yuga was approximately 3000 years. All the Kshatriyas born in this era were valiant, zealous, big thinkers, pious, truthful, beautiful, suitable to be blessed, revered and the protectors of all people. The Vedas, religious sacrifices and Varnashram were adhered to very strictly in the Satyayuga and the Treta yuga.


    DWAPAR YUGA



    There are only two pillars left of religion in the Dwapar yuga. Here Bhagwan Vishnu assumes yellow colour. Here the Vedas are categorized into four parts that is Rik, Sama, Yajur and Atharvaveda. During those times the Brahmins were knowledgeable of two, some of three and some others have studied all the four Vedas thoroughly. Accordingly because of this categorization, even different actions and activities came into existence.
    People were engaged only in penance and charity. They were kingly and pleasure seeking. In this era, the divine intellect ceased to exist, hence seldom anyone would be truthful. Consequently people were plagued by ailments, diseases and various types of desires. After suffering from these ailments people would perform penance. Some would also organize Yagya for material benefits as well as for divinity.
    In this era, the Brahmins were involved in Yagya, self-study, donation and teaching activities. The duties of Kshatriyas were protection of subjects and the duty of Vaishyas was trade, poultry and agriculture. The duty of Shudras was to serve all these three classes.
    The Kshatriyas in this era were humble and performed their duties by controlling their senses. The king would avail to the advice of the learned scholars and accordingly would maintain law and order in his empire. The king who was addicted to vices would definitely end up defeated. One or two or all from Sama, Dama, Danda, Bhed and Upeksha would be brought into use and would attain the desired. Kings were diligent in maintaining public decorum and order.
    Kings would plan many a conspiracy surreptitiously along with the scholars. Strong people would execute work where execution of policies was involved.The king would appoint priests etc to perform religious activities, economists and ministers to perform monetary activities, impotents to take carte of women and cruel men to execute heinous activities.
    Brahmins would attain celestial bliss by engaging in penance, religion, control of senses, restraint, Yagya etc. Vaishya would attain higher planes through charity and hospitality.The Kshatriyas would honestly execute all policies of law and order without being angry, cruel and being devoid of greed and consequently attained bliss.The average life expectancy of humans in Dwapar was 2000 years. All people in this era were zealous, valiant, courageous and competitive by nature.
    One sees that the life expectancy began to fall in this era because of neglect of Varnashram, Vedas and Yagyas. Vedas became inactivated during the Dwapar and Kali yuga. At the end of Kali yuga somewhere they shall be seen and some places they shall be seen and some places they shall not be seen.
    SATYA YUGA

    Amongst the four era’s, the Satya yuga is the first and the most significant one. This era began on Sunday, Vaishakh Shukla Tritiya day which is also known as Akshaya Tritiya. This extends up to 17,28,000 years. God incarnated in four forms i.e. Matsya, Kurma, Varaha and Narsimha in this era. Knowledge, meditation and penance would hold special importance in this era. The average height of people was more than what it is today. Every king would attain the pre-determined attainments and would experience bliss. All the four pillars of religion i.e. truth, penance, yagya (religious sacrifice) and charity were present in totality. The only text which was considered credible and was followed was Manu’s Dharma Shastra. Satya yuga shall be established by Kalki again after the Kali yuga. The average life expectancy of a human being in Satya yuga was approximately 4000 years.
    At the end of this era when the Sun, Moon, Jupiter together enter Pushya Nakshatra that is the Cancer Zodiac then the Satya yuga shall begin. During this time the stars/constellations shall become auspicious and radiant. As a result it shall accrue in the well being of all creatures and the health will ameliorate. It is during this auspicious time that Vishnu’s Incarnation Kalki shall take birth in a Brahmin family. This incarnation shall be mighty, intelligent and valiant. He shall engage in good of all benefactors. At the spun of the moment, no sooner he thinks he shall be armed with all the weapons, armours and an army, he shall be coronated king who shall know no enemy. He shall be benevolent and a radiant Brahmin and shall be the one who shall emancipate the ones in misery.
    He shall be the one and only one to destroy the Kaliyuga and initiate the holy and divine Satya yuga. Bhagwan Kalki in the Satya yuga shall destroy all the dacoits and robbers. He shall perform the Ashwamedha Yagya and shall donate this entire world to the Brahmins. His success and deeds will be divine and sublime. He shall establish the auspicious ideals and principles propounded by Lord Brahma after which he shall go to the forest to practice penance.
    After this all the generations to come shall follow the ideals established by Bhagwan Kalki and shall engage in religious activities. Accordingly on the advent of the Satya yuga all people shall engage assiduously in good, sublime deeds.
    One shall witness the emergence of beautiful gardens, Dharmashalas (Resting Inns) and majestic temples. One shall see the execution of many a huge yagyas. Brahmins, sages, ascetics according to their nature shall be absorbed in penance. Ashrams shall be devoid of the wicked and the deceits. This era shall usher better agriculture and one shall be able to grow all foodgrains in all seasons. People shall generously donate and will follow all the rules and regulations mentioned. The kings shall protect their subjects and earth very sincerely.
    The Vaishya (traders) of this era shall engage in trade and business very justly and honestly. Brahmins shall be engaged continually in religious sacrifices, study, teaching, charity etc. The Kshatriya (warriors) shall be inclined towards exhibition of valiance and might. The Shudras shall sincerely serve the Brahmins, Kshatriyas and Vaishyas. This form of religion shall remain intact and absolute in the Satya yuga.
    One shall witness the total establishment of Sanatan Dharma (eternal religion). During the Satya yuga, the child was not ruined when the father or mother expired. All the gods, demons, Gandharvas, Yaksha would give up their hatred and differences. The Rik, Sama and Yajurveda were not separate and demarcated. This era was devoid of agricultural activities or rather any other type of activity. Just by mere contemplation one would beget desired results. The only religion that was relevant was- the renunciation of vested interests. People in this era would never fall ill. No one would try to point out faults or demerits in anyone’s personality. The personality was not plagued by demerits alike ego, sorrow, violent thought (aggression), jealousy, hatred, backbiting, fear, anger and lethargy.
    At that time, the colour of the Supreme cosmic soul that was situated in the heart of one and all and the saviour of all the sages was white.
    All the people that are Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas and Shudras were embellished with all the good qualities. At that time, the only saviour of all the people was God. People would practice austerities and penance to attain God. All would be inclined towards the supreme knowledge and all actions performed would be in the intention of attaining celestial bliss.
    In this way all these divine people would be bestowed with sublime faith and piousness. Albeit, people were segregated on the basis of Varnashram method, they would all reponse their faith in the Vedas and the Sanatan Dharma.Because these people were devoid of selfishness, they would effortlessly attain sublimity or union with God, which is a salient feature of Satya yuga.Very valiant, mighty, intelligent and people gifted with all good qualities would take birth in this era. They would surprisingly give birth to thousands of children. Great sages embellished with divinity would take birth in this era.
     
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    Tried to embed this image in the previous post but it wouldn't insert so I will try it another way here:
     

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    Your citations are in line with the view of Swami Rajarshi Muni in his book, Awakening the Life Force, pages 12-18. An excellent book I might add.
     
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    Finally replying here:

    I will save and print and read these ---at first glance it looks like a few topics are being referred to ie: Astronomy & geographical bench-marks etc.

    My post was simply a graphic of a time line.

    Thank for the food for munchie's thoughts.
     
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    Here is a chart made of the Yugas and kalpas.

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    Thank you, this was beautiful. I have been looking for such charts for a long time.
     

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