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Date Posted: 10:22
Author: Joe B - 30 Apr 2001
Subject: Re: ENC: Evaluation of Sri Yukteswar's yuga theory
In reply to: Hendrik - 29 Apr 2001 's message, "ENC: Evaluation of Sri Yukteswar's yuga theory" on 10:21

I feel that the basic concept of the yugas, and the length of the cycle being more like 24,000 years, is correct. In the future, when science and spiritual understanding have become more one subject, the detail may even be confirmed. But astronomers do say, as Waquadi mentioned, that our solar system does orbit some other point in the Milky Way, and the time it takes to make one orbit is about 24,000 years. The fact that the precession of the earth's axis also takes this same time is, I am sure, more than coincidence. Scientists in the future may well end up agreeing that other forces besides just the sun and moon play into the length of the precessional cycle. But the concept of the yugas is like that of a great wheel of consciousness, and as shown in The Holy Science, we are somewhere at the beginning of the upswing of that cycle. It is not just our orbit around that distant point in the Milky Way that causes the rising and falling of consciousness on this planet, it is the fact that during the course of this orbit the earth is either moving toward the center of the Milky Way or away from the center of the Milky Way. Astronomers will confirm that we are now moving toward the center of the Milky Way, which causes the vibration of our planet to rise. A study of the ancient ruins that are found at many places around the earth will show that the ancient onoes who built those incredible structures assigned some great importance to a cycle that lasted 24,000 years. The orbits of the planets around our sun are not circular. They are more eliptical. All of those estimates of the precessional cycle being 25000+ years are assuming that either the precession has nothing to do with any effects other than the sun and moon's gravitational pull, or else they assume that our orbit around other influencing objects is circular. Just as the earth does not take equal time to traverse each one twenty fourth of its orbit around the sun, the length of time that the earth appears to spend in each astrological sign is not equal. The estimates of the time for the precesional cycle are solely based upon the apparent angular velocity of the earth at this time. But that no doubt varies just as it does for each planet in our solar system in their journeys around the sun. So, while our less than fully informed minds can discuss and conjecture about the details ad infinitum, the basic concept of the yugas and the fact that a cycle takes about 24,000 years is true, and in the future the details will become more clear. The information that Daya Mata presented in suport of the approximate dates for changes in the current cycle are very compelling. So, Sri yukteswar may not have understood or presented all of the details accurately, but the general concept is a reality. If one understands the nature of the cycle, then one can understand why Sri Yukteswar may not have had all the details, but those details will be perceived again as the great wheel turns.
Joe B

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  • Re: ENC: Evaluation of Sri Yukteswar's yuga theory -- Waqidi - 30 Apr 2001, 10:24
  • Re: ENC: Evaluation of Sri Yukteswar's yuga theory -- ketch - 1 May 2001, 10:24
  • Re: ENC: Evaluation of Sri Yukteswar's yuga theory -- Waqidi - 30 Apr 2001, 10:25

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