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Man aims to become a Divine Manasaputra, a perfected Son of Mind, showing forth all the powers inherent in mind and thus becoming like unto his Monadic source, a Heavenly Man. A Heavenly Man has developed Manas and is occupied with the problem of becoming a Son of Wisdom in full manifestation. A Solar Logos is both a Divine Manasaputra and a Dragon of Wisdom, and His problem concerns itself with the principle of Cosmic Will, making him a Lion of Cosmic Will.
THE LONG LIFE OF BRAHMA
One day out of this long life of Brahma is called a Kalpa; and a Kalpa is that portion of time which intervenes between one conjunction of all the planets on the horizon of Lanka, at the first point of Aries, and a subsequent similar conjunction. A Kalpa embraces the reign of fourteen Manus, and their sandhis (intervals); each Manu lying between two sandhis. Every Manu's rule contains seventy-one Maha Yugas, - each Maha Yuga consists of four Yugas, viz. , Krita, Treta, Dwapara, and Kali; and the length of each of these four Yugas is respectively as the numbers, 4, 3, 2 and 1.
The number of sidereal years embraced in the foregoing different periods are:
360 days of mortals make a year
Krita Yuga contains
Treta Yuga contains
Dwapara Yuga contains
Kali Yuga contains
The total of the said four Yugas constitute a Maha Yuga
Seventy-one of such Maha Yugas form the period of the reign of one Manu
The reign of 14 Manus embraces the duration of 994 Maha Yugas, which is equal to
Add Sandhis, i. e. , intervals between the reign of each Manu, which amount to 6 Maha Yugas, equal to
The total of these reigns and interregnums of 14 Manus, is 1,000 Maha Yugas, which constitute a Kalpa, i. e. , one day of Brahma, equal to
As Brahma's night is of equal duration, one day and night of Brahma will contain
360 of such days and nights make one year of Brahma, equal to
100 of such years constitute the whole period of Brahma's age, a Maha Kalpa.
These figures are not fanciful, but are founded upon astronomical facts.
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