Prajapita Brahmakumaris on cyclical nature of time in ancient Greek, Roman and Indian philosophies

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  1. Ajay0

    Ajay0 Active Member

    Mar 10, 2019
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    An insightful article by Anthony Strano of the Prajapita Brahmakumaris on the cyclical nature of time as emphasized by the ancient Greek, Roman and Indian philosophies. Anthony Strano was the Director of the Prajapita Brahmakumaris in Greece, and studied religion and philosophy at the University of Sydney.

    One of the core teachings of the Prajapita Brahmakumaris is the reality of eternal recurrence. What has happened will continue to happen an infinite number of times, due to the cyclical nature of time.

    This is also echoed in the ancient Indian, Roman, Greek, Egyptian, Hebrew (Ecclesiastes), Mayan and Aztec philosophies as well.

    The nineteenth century philosophy Friedrich Nietzche also held this concept of "eternal recurrence" central in his writings.

    Hindu philosophy states that there are four yugas or ages in nature characterizing human civilization as well. They are the Satya Yuga (Golden Age), Treta Yuga (silver age), Dwapara Yuga (Bronze Age) and Kali Yuga (Iron Age).

    The Roman Ovid (43 BC – 17/18AD), in his poem “Metamorphoses”, wrote of the four ages of human civilization. Similarly the Greek writer Hesiod in his 800 line epic poem called Works and Days, tells about the five ages of man (Golden, Silver, Bronze, Heroic and Iron Age).

    In Europe, the concept fell into disuse until it reemerged with the Italian Renaissance which rediscovered ancient Roman and Greek thought and was further invigorated by Nietzche's own writings based on it.
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