The Bible is well known for its false dictum of a short time-span for human history, yet it still contains information indicating that people in previous times lived for about 1OOO years (Dvapura-yuga).
According to the slave/scribes, the traditional date in India for the beginning
of the Kali-yuga was February 18, 31O2 B.C. This date is mentioned in various
Persian, Islamic, and European writings in connection with the Biblical
Flood. There are numerous evidences of several cataclysmic floods having
occurred during Earth's ancient past, however there is absolutely no geological
evidence showing any such global cataclysm or even a local Bible lands
flood occurring in or around 31O2 B.C. Therefore, Kali-yuga absolutely
did NOT begin in 3102 B.C., but much longer ago in "time" than anyone can
remember. In the Old Testament the following ages are listed for people
living before the Biblical Flood: Adam, 93O; Seth, 912; Enos, 9O5; Kenan,
91O; Mahaleel, 895; Jared, 962; Enoch, 365; Methuselah, 969; lamech, 777;
and Noah, 95O. Excusing Enoch (who was said to have been taken up to heaven
in his own body), these persons lived an average of 912 years.
After the Great Flood, however, the following ages were recorded: Shem, 6OO; Arphachshad, 438; Salah, 433; Eber, 464; Plelg, 239; Reu, 239; Serug, 23O; Nahor, 148; Terah, 2O5; Abraham, 175; Isaac, 18O; Job, 21O; Jacob, 147; Levi, 137; Kohath, 133; Amaram, 137; Moses, 12O; and Joshua, 11O. These ages show a gradual decline to about 1OO years, the beginning of Kali-yuga.
The Roman historian Flavius Josephus cited many historical works that were available in his time:
"Now when Noah had lived 35O years after the Flood, and all that time
happily, he died, having the number of 95O years, but let no one, upon
comparing the lives of the ancients with our lives...make the shortness of
our lives at present an argument that neither did they attain so long a
duration of life...
"Now I have for witnesses to what I have said all those that have written
Antiquities, both among the Greeks and barbarians, for even Manetho,
who wrote the Egyptian history, and Berosus, who collected the Chaldean monuments, and Mochus, and Hestiaeus, and beside these, Hiernonymus the Egyptian, and those who composed the Phoenician history, agree with what I here say: Hesiod also, and Hecataeus, Hellanicaus, and Acuzilaus, and besides Ephorus and Nicolaus relate that the ancients lived a thousand years: but as to these matters, let everyone look upon them as he sees fit."
Because of the destruction of the manuscripts in the ancient libraries by those who retain their power by passing on lies and deceit, practically none of the works referred to by Josephus are still existing.
are some correlations in some of your human mythologies. The ancient Greek
writer Aratos tells you about the constellation Virgo, or the virgin (born
of the virgin, virgin birth, etc.).
Virgo, he says, may have belonged to the star race, the forefathers of the ancient stars.
In primeval times, in the golden age, she lived among humans as Justice personified and would exhort people to adhere to the truth. At this time people lived without hypocrisy or quarrel.
Later, in the age of silver, she hid herself in the mountains, but occasionally she came down to berate people for their evil ways.
Finally the age of bronze came. People invented the sword, and "they tasted the meat of cows, the first who did it". At this point Virgo "flew away to the sphere", that is, she departed for the celestial realm.
The story of Virgo illustrates that in the ancient Mediterranean world there was a widespread belief in a similar succession of four ages, known there as the ages of gold, silver, bronze and iron. In this system humanity also starts out in the first age in an advanced state of consciousness and gradually becomes degraded.
Aratos' story specifies the eating of cows as a sinful act that cut mankind off from direct contact with celestial beings. This detail fits nicely with ancient Indian traditions of cow protection, but it is unexpected in the context of Greek or European culture.
The Sioux Indians say that their ancestors were visited by a celestial woman who gave them their system of religion. She pointed out to them that there are four ages, and that there is a sacred buffalo that loses one leg during each age. At present you humans are in the last age, an age of degradation, and the buffalo has one leg.
This story is a close parallel to the account in the Vedic "Srimad-Bhagavatam" of the encounter between Maharaja Pariksit and the bull of Dharma. There, Dharma is said to lose one leg with each successive yuga, leaving it with one leg in this present Age of Kali.
In existing Norse sagas it is said that people in ancient times lived for many centuries. The Norse sagas describe a progression of ages, including an age of peace, an age when different social orders were introduced, an age of increasing violence, and a degraded "knife-age and axe-age with cloven shields", followed by a period of annihilation called Ragnarok, after which the world is restored to goodness.
The Norse Ragnarok involves the destruction of the Earth and the abodes of the Norse demigods (called Asgard), and thus it corresponds in Vedic chronology to the annihilation of the three worlds that follows 1,OOO yuga cycles, or one day of Brahma. During Ragnarok, the world is destroyed by flames by a being named Surt, who lives beneath the lower world (appropriately called Hel) and was involved in the world's creation.
The "Srimad-Bhagavatam" (3.11.3O) states that at the end of Brahma's day, "the devastation takes place due to the fire emanating from the mouth of Sankarsana." Sankarsana is "seated at the bottom of the Universe" ("Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.8.3.), beneath the lower planetary systems.
Since you humans are living 1OO year life spans during Kali-yuga, you are prevented from gathering an overview of the passing of civilized eons.
Worldwide similarities in various ancient mythologies and accounts descend
from a common unknown ancient terrestrial culture, aryans.
The ancient records were purposely destroyed to provide certain of your ancestors anonymity. Voluminous lies were told to obfuscate the truth.
It's no wonder that you ordinary humans think that you descended from apes. Intelligent "human beings", not "cave-men", have been cyclically "evolving" and "devolving" on this Earth for at least a million and a half years.
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