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    YUGAS/AGE


    Four Yugas have been described, in the eastern mythology, and as well as in AGGS, which cycle perpetually. As the ages proceed from Satya to Kali, religion and the good quality of men gradually decline. The period of 4 Yugas is 12000 Divine years, and each Divine year is composed of 360 days. One thousand of these Yugas equal one day of Brahma, which is called a Kalpa. Brahma's lifespan is 100 years of his time. The 12000 Divine years are to be multiplied by 360 X 1000 to get the human years in four Yugas= 4,320,000 years. In each Yuga there is a specific process of self-realization (Yuga dharma).

    Scientific Age of the Universe

    There are at least 3 ways that the age of the Universe can be estimated. I will describe

    • The age of the chemical elements.

    • The age of the oldest star clusters.

    • The age of the oldest white dwarf stars.

    The age of the Universe can also be estimated from a cosmological model based on the Hubble constant and the densities of matter and dark energy. This model-based age is currently 13.7 +/- 0.2 Gyr. But this Web page will only deal with actual age measurements, not estimates from cosmological models. The actual age measurements are consistent with the model-based age which increases our confidence in the Big Bang model.

    Three-age system-----From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The three-age system refers to the periodization of human prehistory into three consecutive time periods, named for their respective predominant tool-making technologies:

    • The Stone Age

    • The Bronze Age

    • The Iron Age

    The system is most apt in describing the progression of European society, although it has been used to describe other histories as well. The system has been criticized for being too technologically determinist.

    The four eastern Yugas make up a cycle called divya-yuga, which lasts 4,320,000 years.

    ਚਹੁ ਜੁਗਿ ਮੈਲੇ ਮਲੁ ਭਰੇ ਜਿਨ ਮੁਖਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਨ ਹੋਇ ॥ ਭਗਤੀ ਭਾਇ ਵਿਹੂਣਿਆ ਮੁਹੁ ਕਾਲਾ ਪਤਿ ਖੋਇ ॥

    Chahu Jug Mailay Mal Bharay Jin Mukh Naam Na Ho-ay, Bhagtee Bhaa-ay Vihooni-aa Muhu Kaalaa Pat Kho-ay.

    Those who do not have the Naam in their mouths are filled with pollution; they are filthy throughout the four ages. Without loving devotion to God, their faces are blackened, and their honor is lost. -----Guru Nanak, Siri Raag, AGGS, Page, 57-15

    The distribution of these Yugas of the years follows;

    SATYA YUGA - (sometimes also called Krta-Yuga): the golden age lasts 1,728,000 years. The process of self-realization in this Yuga is meditation on God. During this Yuga the majority of the population is situated in the mode of goodness and the average life span at the beginning of the Yuga is 125,000 years.

    ਸਤਜੁਗਿ ਸਭੁ ਸੰਤੋਖ ਸਰੀਰਾ ਪਗ ਚਾਰੇ ਧਰਮੁ ਧਿਆਨੁ ਜੀਉ ॥

    Satjug Sabh Santokh Sareeraa Pag Chaaray Dharam Dhi-aan Jee-o.

    In the Golden Age of Sat Yuga, everyone embodied contentment and meditation; religion stood upon four feet.

    a) Kindness

    b) Alms giving

    c) Penance

    d) Truth (Naam)

    Persons during this age will sing the Lord's praises and enjoy perfect bliss of life; as their mind was enlightened with divine knowledge. They would perceive the same Lord pervading every where and were imbued with the four qualities.-----Guru Ramdas, Raag Asa, AGGS, Page, 445-8

    ਨਾਨਕ ਮੇਰੁ ਸਰੀਰ ਕਾ ਇਕੁ ਰਥੁ ਇਕੁ ਰਥਵਾਹੁ ॥ ਜੁਗੁ ਜੁਗੁ ਫੇਰਿ ਵਟਾਈਅਹਿ ਗਿਆਨੀ ਬੁਝਹਿ ਤਾਹਿ ॥ ਸਤਜੁਗਿ ਰਥੁ ਸੰਤੋਖ ਕਾ ਧਰਮੁ ਅਗੈ ਰਥਵਾਹੁ ॥

    Nanak Mayr Sareer Kaa Ik Rath Ik Rathvaahu, Jug Jug Fayr Vataa-ee-ah Gi-aanee Bujheh Taahi, Satjug Rath Santokh Kaa Dharam Agai Rathvaahu.

    O Nanak, the soul of the body has one chariot and one charioteer, In age after age they change; the spiritually wise understand this. In the Golden Age of Sat Yuga, contentment was the chariot and righteousness the charioteer.-----Guru Nanak, Raag Asa, AGGS, Page, 470-2

    ਸਤਜੁਗਿ ਸਤੁ ਸੰਤੋਖੁ ਸਰੀਰਾ ॥ ਸਤਿ ਸਤਿ ਵਰਤੈ ਗਹਿਰ ਗੰਭੀਰਾ ॥ ਸਚਾ ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਸਚੁ ਪਰਖੈ ਸਾਚੈ ਹੁਕਮਿ ਚਲਾਈ ਹੇ ॥

    Satjug Sat Santokh Sareeraa, Sat Sat Vartai Gahir Gambheeraa, Sachaa Saahib Sach Parkhai Saachai Hukam Chalaa-ee Hay.

    In the Golden Age of Truth, Truth and contentment filled the bodies. Truth was pervasive, Truth, deep, profound and unfathomable. The True Lord appraises the mortals on the Touchstone of Truth, and issues His True Command. -----Guru Nanak, Raag Maru, AGGS, Page, 1023-13

    TRETA YUGA - also called the silver age, lasts 1,296,000 years and the process of self realization is the performance of opulent Yajnas (sacrifices). The average life span is 10,000 years and the godly qualities decrease one fourth compared to the Satya Yuga.
    It is during this age that Varna-Asrama-dharma is introduced.

    ਤੇਤਾ ਜੁਗੁ ਆਇਆ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਜੋਰੁ ਪਾਇਆ ਜਤੁ ਸੰਜਮ ਕਰਮ ਕਮਾਇ ਜੀਉ ॥ਪਗੁ ਚਉਥਾ ਖਿਸਿਆ ਤ੍ਰੈ ਪਗ ਟਿਕਿਆ ਮਨਿ ਹਿਰਦੈ ਕ੍ਰੋਧੁ ਜਲਾਇ ਜੀਉ ॥

    Taytaa Jug Aa-i-aa Antar Jor Paa-i-aa Jat Sanjam Karam Kamaa-ay Jee-o, Pag Cha-uthaa Khisi-aa Tarai Pag Tiki-aa Man Hirdai KroDh Jalaa-ay Jee-o.

    Then came the Silver Age of Trayta Yuga; men's minds were ruled by power, and they practiced celibacy and self-discipline. The fourth foot of religion dropped off, and three remained. Their hearts and minds were inflamed with anger. True religion was now based on three pillars (3 legs, one being lost)

    a) Kindness

    b) Almsgiving

    c) penance

    with the result that anger became prominent during this age. Now the rulers start quarrelling and fighting resulting in misery all around. This further gave rise to egoism with stress on "I-am ness”. But the Guru minded persons were relieved of the ego by remembering the Lord's Name. So during this age, when man developed all the virtues of Treta he was possessed by dual-mindedness and other misgivings, and started practicing celibacy and controlling the senses. -----Guru Ramdas, Raag Asa, AGGS, Page, 445-11

    ਤ੍ਰੇਤੈ ਰਥੁ ਜਤੈ ਕਾ ਜੋਰੁ ਅਗੈ ਰਥਵਾਹੁ ॥

    Taraytai Rath Jatai Kaa Jor Agai Rathvaahu.

    In the Silver Age of Traytaa Yuga, celibacy was the chariot and power, the charioteer. -----Guru Nanak, Raag Asa, AGGS, Page, 470-2

    DVAPARA YUGA - or the Bronze Age, lasts 864,000 years and the process of self realization is the worship of the deities within temples. Godly qualities are reduced to 50% by now and the average life expectancy is only 1000 years.

    ਜੁਗੁ ਦੁਆਪੁਰੁ ਆਇਆ ਭਰਮਿ ਭਰਮਾਇਆ ਹਰਿ ਗੋਪੀ ਕਾਨ੍ਹ੍ਹੁ ਉਪਾਇ ਜੀਉ ॥ ਤਪੁ ਤਾਪਨ ਤਾਪਹਿ ਜਗ ਪੁੰਨ ਆਰੰਭਹਿ ਅਤਿ ਕਿਰਿਆ ਕਰਮ ਕਮਾਇ ਜੀਉ ॥

    Jug Du-aapur Aa-i-aa Bharam Bharmaa-i-aa Har Gopee KaanH Upaa-ay Jee-o, Tap Taapan Taapeh Jag Punn Aarambheh At Kiri-aa Karam Kamaa-ay Jee-o.

    The Brass Age of Dwaapar Yuga came, and people wandered in doubt. The Lord created the Gopis and Krishna. The penitents practiced penance, they offered sacred feasts and charity, and performed many rituals and religious rites. This resulted in removing two pillars (two legs) and people started depending on two virtues of;

    a) Penance

    b) Alms giving in their spiritual pursuit.

    So the reign of worldly love based on sexual desires prevailed and created duality in the minds of people. But the Guru Willed persons were bestowed with Lord's Name to overcome these desires and ego.

    ਦੁਆਪੁਰਿ ਰਥੁ ਤਪੈ ਕਾ ਸਤੁ ਅਗੈ ਰਥਵਾਹੁ ॥

    Du-aapur Rath Tapai Kaa Sat Agai Rathvaahu.

    In the Brass Age of Dwaapar Yuga, penance was the chariot and truth the charioteer. -----Guru Nanak, Raag Asa, AGGS, Page, 470-3

    KALI YUGA - the iron age of hypocrisy and quarrel lasts 432,000 years. The process of self realization is the chanting of the Holy Names of the Lord. God consciousness is reduced to 25% of the population and life expectancy is only 100 years. By now already 5000 years of Kali Yuga have passed and it is predicted that by the end of this Yuga people will hardly be older than 20 years and their only food will be meat.

    ਕਲਿਜੁਗੁ ਹਰਿ ਕੀਆ ਪਗ ਤ੍ਰੈ ਖਿਸਕੀਆ ਪਗੁ ਚਉਥਾ ਟਿਕੈ ਟਿਕਾਇ ਜੀਉ ॥ਗੁਰ ਸਬਦੁ ਕਮਾਇਆ ਅਉਖਧੁ ਹਰਿ ਪਾਇਆ ਹਰਿ ਕੀਰਤਿ ਹਰਿ ਸਾਂਤਿ ਪਾਇ ਜੀਉ ॥

    Kalijug Har Kee-aa Pag Tarai Khiskee-aa Pag Cha-uthaa Tikai Tikaa-ay Jee-o, Gur Sabd Kamaa-i-aa A-ukhaDh Har Paa-i-aa Har Keerat Har SaaNt Paa-ay Jee-o.

    The Akal Purkh ushered in the Dark Age, the Iron Age of Kali Yuga; three legs of religion were lost, and only the fourth leg remained intact. Acting in accordance with the Word of the Guru's Sabd, the medicine of the Its Name is obtained. Singing the Kirtan of the Its Praises, divine peace is obtained. So in this present age the world is based on one pillar of Truth and True Name and is the only means to get salvation.----- Guru Ramdas, Raag Asa, AGGS, Page 445 & 446

    ਕਲਜੁਗਿ ਰਥੁ ਅਗਨਿ ਕਾ ਕੂੜੁ ਅਗੈ ਰਥਵਾਹੁ ॥

    Kaljug Rath Agan Kaa Koorh Agai Rathvaahu.

    In the Iron Age of Kali Yuga, fire is the chariot and falsehood the charioteer. -----Guru Nanak, Raag Asa, AGGS, Page, 470-4

    ਪ੍ਰਥਮੇ ਵਸਿਆ ਸਤ ਕਾ ਖੇੜਾ ॥ਤ੍ਰਿਤੀਏ ਮਹਿ ਕਿਛੁ ਭਇਆ ਦੁਤੇੜਾ ॥ਦੁਤੀਆ ਅਰਧੋ ਅਰਧਿ ਸਮਾਇਆ ॥ਏਕੁ ਰਹਿਆ ਤਾ ਏਕੁ ਦਿਖਾਇਆ ॥

    Parathmay Vasi-aa Sat Kaa Khayrhaa, Taritee-ay Meh Kichh Bha-i-aa Dutayrhaa, Dutee-aa ArDho AraDh Samaa-i-aa, Ayk Rahi-aa Taa Ayk Dikhaa-i-aa.

    In the first age, the Golden Age, the village of truth was inhabited. In the Silver Age of Traytaa Yuga, things began to decline. In the Brass Age of Dwaapur Yuga, half of it was gone. Now, only one leg of Truth remains, and the One Lord is revealed. -----Guru Arjan, Raag Ramkali, AGGS, Page, 886

    ਸਤਜੁਗਿ ਸਤੁ ਤੇਤਾ ਜਗੀ ਦੁਆਪਰਿ ਪੂਜਾਚਾਰ ॥ਤੀਨੌ ਜੁਗ ਤੀਨੌ ਦਿੜੇ ਕਲਿ ਕੇਵਲ ਨਾਮ ਅਧਾਰ ॥

    Satjug Sat Taytaa Jagee Du-aapar Poojaachaar, Tinou Jug Tinou Dirhay Kal Kayval Naam Adhaar.

    In the Golden Age of Sat Yuga, was Truth; in the Silver Age of Trayta Yuga, charitable feasts; in the Brass Age of Dwaapar Yuga, there was worship. In three ages, people held to three ways. But in the Iron Age of Kali Yuga, the Name of the Lord is your only Support. -----Bhagat Ravi Das, Gauri Bairagan, AGGS, Page 346-11

    ਸਤਜੁਗੁ ਤ੍ਰੇਤਾ ਦੁਆਪਰੁ ਭਣੀਐ ਕਲਿਜੁਗੁ ਊਤਮੋ ਜੁਗਾ ਮਾਹਿ ॥ ਅਹਿ ਕਰੁ ਕਰੇ ਸੁ ਅਹਿ ਕਰੁ ਪਾਏ ਕੋਈ ਨ ਪਕੜੀਐ ਕਿਸੈ ਥਾਇ ॥

    Satjug Taraytaa Du-aapar Bhanee-ai Kalijug Ootmo Jugaa Maahi, Ah Kar Karay So Ah Kar Paa-ay Ko-ee Na Pakrhee-ai Kisai Thaa-ay.

    The Golden Age of Sat Yuga, the Silver Age of Trayta Yuga, and the Brass Age of Dwaapar Yuga are good; but the best is the Dark Age, the Iron Age, of Kali Yuga. As we act, so are the rewards we receive; no one can take the place of another. -----Guru Arjan, Raag Asa, AGGS, Page, 406-7

    ਕਲ ਮਹਿ ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮੁ ਸਾਰੁ ॥ ਅਖੀ ਤ ਮੀਟਹਿ ਨਾਕ ਪਕੜਹਿ ਠਗਣ ਕਉ ਸੰਸਾਰੁ ॥

    Kal Meh Raam Naam Saar, Akhee Ta Meeteh Naak Pakrheh Thagan Ka-o Sansaar.

    In this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, the Akal Purkh's Name is the most sublime. Some people try to deceive the world by closing their eyes and holding their nostrils closed.
    -----Guru Nanak, Raag Dhanasari, AGGS, Page, 662-18

    ਚਹੁ ਜੁਗ ਮਹਿ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤੁ ਸਾਚੀ ਬਾਣੀ ॥ ਪੂਰੈ ਭਾਗਿ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮਿ ਸਮਾਣੀ ॥

    Chauh Joug Meh Anmrit Saachee Baani, Poorai Bhaag Har Naam Samaanee.


    In all the four ages, the True Bani (Divine hymns) is the ambrosia. By perfect destiny, one is absorbed in the True Name.----Guru Amardas, Raag Dhanasari, AGGS, and Page 665-17

    ਆਵਹੁ ਸੰਤ ਮਿਲਹੁ ਮੇਰੇ ਭਾਈ ਮਿਲਿ ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਕਥਾ ਕਰਹੁ ॥ ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਬੋਹਿਥੁ ਹੈ ਕਲਜੁਗਿ ਖੇਵਟੁ ਗੁਰ ਸਬਦਿ ਤਰਹੁ ॥

    Aavhu Sant Milhu Mayray Bhaa-ee Mil Har Har Kathaa Karahu, Har Har Naam Bohith Hai Kaljug Khayvat Gur Sabd Tarahu.

    Come, O Saints, and join together, O my Siblings of Destiny; let us tell the Stories of the Eternal Akal Purkh, is the boat in this Dark Age of Kali Yuga; the Word of the Guru's Sabd is the boatman to ferry us across. -----Guru Ramdas, Raag Bilawal, AGGS, Page, 799-18

    ਕਲਜੁਗ ਮਹਿ ਕੀਰਤਨੁ ਪਰਧਾਨਾ ॥ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਜਪੀਐ ਲਾਇ ਧਿਆਨਾ ॥ ਆਪਿ ਤਰੈ ਸਗਲੇ ਕੁਲ ਤਾਰੇ ਹਰਿ ਦਰਗਹ ਪਤਿ ਸਿਉ ਜਾਇਦਾ ॥

    Kaljug Meh Keertan ParDhaanaa, Gurmukh Japee-ai Laa-ay Dhi-aanaa, Aap Tarai Saglay Kul Taaray Har Dargeh Pat Si-o Jaa-idaa.

    In this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises are most sublime and exalted. Become Gurmukh, chant and focus your meditation. You shall save yourself, and save all your generations as well. You shall go to the Court of the Lord with honor. -----Guru Arjan, Raag Maru Sohlay, AGGS, Page, 1075-9

    ਕਲ ਮੈ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਨਾਮ ਤੇ ਪਾਵਤ ਗੁਰੁ ਯਹ ਭੇਦੁ ਬਤਾਵੈ ॥ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਸੋਈ ਨਰੁ ਗਰੂਆ ਜੋ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਕੇ ਗੁਨ ਗਾਵੈ ॥

    Kal Mai Mukat Naam Tay Paavat Gur Yeh Bhayd Bataavai, Kaho Nanak So-ee Nar Garoo-aa Jo Parabh Kay Gun Gaavai.

    In this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, liberation comes from the Naam. The Guru has revealed this secret, Says Nanak; he alone is a great man, who sings the Praises of God.
    -----Guru Tegh Bahadur, Raag Bilawal, AGGS, Page, 831-6

    ਜਿਨੀ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਇਆ ਗਏ ਮਸਕਤਿ ਘਾਲਿ ॥ ਨਾਨਕ ਤੇ ਮੁਖ ਉਜਲੇ ਕੇਤੀ ਛੁਟੀ ਨਾਲਿ ॥

    Jinee Naam Dhi-aa-i-aa Ga-ay Maskat Ghaal, Nanak Tay Mukh Ujlay Kaytee Nhhutee Naal.

    Those who have meditated on the Naam, the Name of the Lord, and departed after having worked by the sweat of their brows. O Nanak, their faces are radiant in the Court of the Lord, and many are saved along with them! ----- Guru Angad, japji, AGGS, 8-12

    Conclusions;

    "All metaphysical discussion is profitless unless it causes us to seek within the Self for the true reality. All controversies about liberation/moksha, the purpose of God, etc., are useless and are not conducive to our true understanding of the teachings of Sabd Guru. People try to find out about things which are outside of them before they try to find out about Self?”

    The earliest description of the origin of Universe, Creation, 3 demi gods, and Vedas is described by Guru Nanak in Raag Maru;

    ਸਾਮ ਵੇਦੁ ਰਿਗੁ ਜੁਜਰੁ ਅਥਰਬਣੁ ॥ ਬ੍ਰਹਮੇ ਮੁਖਿ ਮਾਇਆ ਹੈ ਤ੍ਰੈ ਗੁਣ ॥

    saam vayd rig jujar atharban, barahmay mukh maa-i-aa hai tarai gun.

    The Saam Veda, the Rig Veda, the Jujar Veda and the Atharvan Veda came out from the mouth of Brahma; they speak of the three gunas, the three qualities of Maya.
    -----Guru Nanak, Raag Maru, AGGS, Page, 1038-1

    Liberation as described by Vedas and Sabd Guru;

    1. Sama-veda (The Book of Song during Satjug ) by melodies and chants used by priests during sacrifices.

    ਸਾਮ ਕਹੈ ਸੇਤੰਬਰੁ ਸੁਆਮੀ ਸਚ ਮਹਿ ਆਛੈ ਸਾਚਿ ਰਹੇ ॥

    saam kahai saytambar su-aamee sach meh aachhai saach rahay.

    The Sama Veda says that the Lord Master is robed in white; in the Age of Truth, everyone desired Truth, abided in Truth.-Guru Nanak, Raag Asa, AGGS, Page, 470-4

    2. Rig-veda (The Book of Mantra during Trayta Yug) by sacred songs or hymns of praise.

    ਰਿਗੁ ਕਹੈ ਰਹਿਆ ਭਰਪੂਰਿ ॥

    rig kahai rahi-aa bharpoor.

    The Rig Veda says that God is permeating and pervading everywhere;

    3. Yajur-veda (The Book of Ritual during Duapur Yug) by sacrificial formulae.

    ਜਜਿ ਕਾਜਿ ਵੀਆਹਿ ਸੁਹਾਵੈ ਓਥੈ ਮਾਸੁ ਸਮਾਣਾ ॥

    jaj kaaj vee-aahi suhaavai othai maas samaana.

    It is featured in sacred feasts and marriage festivities; meat is used in them.

    Ravidas in Gauri Bairagan confirms the way of liberation as described above in the three Yugas.

    4. Athara-veda (The Book of Spell) by spells, charms, and exorcist chants.

    ਕਲਿ ਮਹਿ ਬੇਦੁ ਅਥਰਬਣੁ ਹੂਆ ਨਾਉ ਖੁਦਾਈ ਅਲਹੁ ਭਇਆ ॥

    kal meh bayd atharban hoo-aa naa-o khudaa-ee alhu bha-i-aa.

    In the Dark Age of Kali Yuga, the Atharva Veda became prominent; Allah became the Name of God. -----Guru Nanak, Raag Asa, AGGS, Page, 470-7

    ਬਾਣੀ ਬ੍ਰਹਮਾ ਬੇਦੁ ਅਥਰਬਣੁ ਕਰਣੀ ਕੀਰਤਿ ਲਹਿਆ ॥

    banee barahmaa bayd atharban karnee keerat lahi-aa.

    The Guru's Bani have taken the place of Brahma's Veda, and the singing of the Lord’s Praises is good deeds. -----Guru Nanak, Raag Ramkali, AGGS, Page, 903-2

    The Aranyakas and Upanishads deny that ritual sacrifice is the only means to liberation, and introduce monistic doctrine. Sabd Guru as referred above states that Gurbani was the mode of liberation in all four Yugs and is most important in the present age as confirmed by Guru Nanak and Guru Amardas in Raag Dhanasari, Guru Ramdas & Guru Tegh Bahadur in Raag Bilawal, and Guru Arjan in Maru Sohlay. Finally Sabd Guru has no where pointed out that liberation/self realization can be accomplished by wearing religious symbols or dresses but quite the opposite by only and through Gurbani.

    ਸਾਸਤ੍ਰ ਬੇਦ ਸੋਧਿ ਸੋਧਿ ਦੇਖੇ ਮੁਨਿ ਨਾਰਦ ਬਚਨ ਪੁਕਾਰੇ ॥ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮੁ ਪੜਹੁ ਗਤਿ ਪਾਵਹੁ ਸਤਸੰਗਤਿ ਗੁਰਿ ਨਿਸਤਾਰੇ ॥

    saastar bayd soDh soDh daykhay mun naarad bachan pukaaray, raam naam parhahu gat paavhu satsangat gur nistaaray.

    I searched and searched through the Shaastras and the Vedas; Naarad the silent sage proclaimed these words as well. Chanting the Akal Purkh's Name, salvation is attained; the Guru saves those in the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation.-----Guru Ramdas, Raag Nut, AGGS, Page, 983-12

    Virinder S.Grewal
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    Wow, this is very beautifully done. I always wanted to read a clear interpretation of the 4 yugas. Thank you for doing this! Yours would be true sat sangat :)
     
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    This is very useful , thankyou.

    Could you tell me where abouts we are in kalyug now, and what comes after kalyug?

    Do we go back into satyug? Is there any reference that you know of to this in the bani?

    Thank you.
     
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    I already have done :)
     
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    Dear Singni Ji,

    I hope the following references may answer your questions. This is from the best of my knowledge and information;

    Kali Yuga (Iron age/present one now) has 432,000 human years. Gita describes it the age of Quarrel and Hypocrisy, which began 5000 years ago. Guru Nanak in Raag Ramkali and Guru Anardas in Raag Majh ponder on the subject, which is self explanatory;

    ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਧਰਤੀ ਸਾਚੈ ਸਾਜੀ ॥ ਤਿਸ ਮਹਿ ਓਪਤਿ ਖਪਤਿ ਸੁ ਬਾਜੀ ॥

    Gurmukẖ ḏẖarṯī sācẖai sājī. Ŧis mėh opaṯ kẖapaṯ so bājī.

    The True Akal Purkh fashioned the earth for the sake of the Guru willed. There, he set in motion the play of creation and destruction. -----Guru Nanak, Raag Ramkali, AGGS, Page, 941-10

    ਅੰਤਰਿ ਉਤਭੁਜੁ ਅਵਰੁ ਨ ਕੋਈ ॥ ਜੋ ਕਹੀਐ ਸੋ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਤੇ ਹੋਈ ॥ ਜੁਗਹ ਜੁਗੰਤਰਿ ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਸਚੁ ਸੋਈ ॥ ਉਤਪਤਿ ਪਰਲਉ ਅਵਰੁ ਨ ਕੋਈ ॥

    Anṯar uṯ▫bẖuj avar na ko▫ī. Jo kahī▫ai so parabẖ ṯe ho▫ī. Jugah juganṯar sāhib sacẖ so▫ī. Uṯpaṯ parla▫o avar na ko▫ī.

    The created Universe emanated from within You; there is no other at all. Whatever is said to be, is from You, O God. It is the True Creator and Master, throughout the ages. Creation and destruction do not come from anyone else. -----Guru Nanak, Raag Ramkali, AGGS, Page, 905

    ਉਤਪਤਿ ਪਰਲਉ ਸਬਦੇ ਹੋਵੈ ॥ ਸਬਦੇ ਹੀ ਫਿਰਿ ਓਪਤਿ ਹੋਵੈ ॥ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਵਰਤੈ ਸਭੁ ਆਪੇ ਸਚਾ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਉਪਾਇ ਸਮਾਵਣਿਆ ॥

    Uṯpaṯ parla▫o sabḏe hovai. Sabḏe hī fir opaṯ hovai. Gurmukẖ varṯai sabẖ āpe sacẖā gurmukẖ upā▫e samāvaṇi▫ā.

    Creation and destruction happen through the Word of the Sabd. Through the Sabd, creation happens again. The Guru willed knows that the True Akal Purkh is all-pervading and understands creation and merger. -----Guru Amardas, Raag Majh AGGS, Page, 117-8

    Cordially,

    Virinder
     
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    Thank you both, for your help.

    It is very much appreciated.
     

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