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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: | |

Mortal years | |

360 days of mortals make a year | 1 |

Krita Yuga contains | 1,728,000 |

Treta Yuga contains | 1,296,000 |

Dwapara Yuga contains | 864,000 |

Kali Yuga contains | 432,000 |

The total of the said four Yugas constitute a Maha Yuga | 4,320,000 |

Seventy-one of such Maha Yugas form the period of the reign of one Manu | 306,720,000 |

The reign of 14 Manus embraces the duration of 994 Maha Yugas, which is equal to | 4,294,080,000 |

Add Sandhis, i. e. , intervals between the reign of each Manu, which amount to 6 Maha Yugas, equal to | 25,920,000 |

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 | 4,320,000,000 |

As Brahma's night is of equal duration, one day and night of Brahma will contain | 8,640,000,000 |

360 of such days and nights make one year of Brahma, equal to | 3,110,400,000,000 |

100 of such years constitute the whole period of Brahma's age, a Maha Kalpa. | 311,040,000,000,000 |

These figures are not fanciful, but are founded upon astronomical facts. |

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