Bhagavad Gita Online Class 63
The concept of time and relativity in the universe: why there are far fewer written accounts of history in the East when compared to the West (chapter 8 verses 17 to 19)
• What is time? An explanation of the Māhāyug (Great ages), yug (ages) is a Chattur yug (four Ages).
•A study of the the four yug (ages) that are Satya Yug (the age of truth), Treta Yug (the age after the Satya Yug), Dvāpar Yug (the age after the Treta Yug) and Kali Yug (the age of vice, the current age).
•How 1000 Māhāyug (Great Ages) for us is one day of Brahmā. And another 1000 Māhāyug (Great Ages) for us is one night of Brahmā.
•The difference between divine years and human years.
•How the dawn and dusk time for each yug (age) is 10% of the length of that yug (age).
•Proofs of calculations of time from the Manusmruti and the Shanti Parva (book of peace) of the Mahabharata.
•How when the day of Brahmāji begins then all manifest things come forth from the unmanifest. And at the coming of night they merge in that same called the unmanifested.
•Why within the limits of time, everything that becomes manifest is like a dream. The difference between an image and a reflection.
•Why time is relative. Why time always works based on a relationship with something; it does not have its own separate existence.
•Why within time no matter how many nails of desires, expectations and attractions we pin, we should understand one thing very clearly that the reality is that we always have one moment of the present.
•Why all the other wealth, pleasures or pains of life are either in the past or in the future; there is nothing in the present.
•Why the person who learns to live in the present is the happiest person in the world.
•How all manifest beings are born from the unmanifest.
•Why the same multitude of existences arises over and over again.
•How the dissolution of the world takes place and what happens to the elements.
•Why everything that is there in the world is of circular form. Why the West thinks that the world is of linear form and why only in the west was there a need to write history but not in the East.
•Why Valmikiji wrote the Ramayan before the birth of ShreeRam. The story of why the Ramayan was written. Why when a person reaches the all-knowing soul then the history of the world opens out to him.
Chapter 8 verse 17: http://youtu.be/xq2gvVC1kIo
Chapter 8 verse 18: http://youtu.be/_N2-ALEh7g8
Chapter 8 verse 19: http://youtu.be/ZeuiQWyUQf0
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