Dec 19, '05
interesting you mentioned the "how long is one day" .....
Quote from spacenurse
stephen hawking theorized that both space and time may be a three dimensional "circle" possibly with shortcuts.
certain books (namely the hindu vedas
) already mention that time is not linear but cyclical.
from the hindu holy text, the bhagavad gita
(chap 8, verse 17), one day of brahma (the creator) is of duration equivalent to 1000 mahayugas. his night is equally long. at the beginning of every day creation starts. at the end of the day all that was created merge in the absolute and brahma 'sleeps' as it were. 360 such days and nights make one year of brahma.
one day of brahma = 14 manvantaras + 15 manvantara twilights
(because there is an extra manvantara - twilight at the end of all the 14 manvantaras)
= 14 x 71 mahayugas + 15 x 4a
= 994 mahayugas + 60a
= 994 mahayugas + 6 mahayugas
= 1000 mahayugas
= 1000 x10a = 4,320,000,000 human years.
[where 'a' represents one yuga
and is equal to 432,000 years. 4 yugas equal one maha-yuga. each manvantara is divided into 71 maha-yuga.]
so one day of god is equal to 4.32 billion human years....
Last edit by Roy Fokker on Dec 19, '05