Evolution unfolds from era to era like a circle. "Kali Yuga" is the period of ignorance, lasting 1.200 years ( more or less from 500 a.c. to 1.700 a.c. ).
Dwapara Yuga is the electrical age, lasting 2.400 years ( more or less from 1.700 to 4.100 a.c. ).
Treta Yuga in the mental age, lasting 3.600 years ( more or less from 4.100 to 7.700 a.c. ).
Satya Yuga will be the most evoluted age, lasting 4.800 years ( from 7.700 a.c. to 12.500 a.c. ). At this point, the involution starts, and takes place in a reverse order. ( Satya yuga from 12.500 a.c. to 17.300, Treta Yuga from 17.300 a.c. to 20.900 a.c.,
Dwapara Yuga from 20.900 a.c. to 23.300 a.c., kali Yuga from 23.300 a.c.
to 25.500 a.c. ). This process is practically endless. The more evolute the
era, the easier is for people to get liberation from the cycle of death and
See: The Ages
The episode of abrupt end of Priya Nath's College education, referred to above, may be of interest, as this would give an insight into the mental make up of the man destined to be a famous religious and spiritual leader that he became in after life. One day he was listening to a lecture in a class on Physics. The teacher was explaining the functions of the human eye and comparing it with the functions of a simple photographic camera. He explained that rays of external objects after passing through the lens of the eye formed real inverted images on the retina, and that the same were seen by the individual as erect due to 'visual impression.' Priya Nath could not appreciate how the inverted image formed on the retina could not seen erect. He stood up and asked the teacher, who repeated what he had said earlier. But this could not satisfy Priya Nath's curiosity; he repeated his question at which the teacher became irritated and remarked that if his explanations were not understood it was as well that the alumni left his class. A very serious young man as Priya Nath was such rude and unwarranted remark of the teacher was sufficient provocation for leaving the class. He not only left the teachers class but he left as well the College for good. This, however, did not mean that all the doors of knowledge in modern science had been blocked against him. He approached the Principal of the Calcutta Medical College and by persistent requests persuaded him to give him permission to attend classes on scientific subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Physiology, Anatomy and the like in that College. He was not preparing to become a physician; hence there was no question of appearing for examinations or following the curriculum of the medical college. He attended the classes to acquire knowledge; sometimes he attended classes on the same subject more than once, when he felt he needed to understand a point clearly and thoroughly. He attended various classes in the Medical College for about two years and acquired fair knowledge on the aforementioned subjects.
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It is said that Swami Sri Yukteshvar at one time had written a spiritual commentary on the Bible which, however, was not published. Once he spoke about it to a French gentleman who was holding some official position in the administration of the French settlement of Chandernagore with whom he had friendship. This Frenchman was very much impressed by what he heard and wanted to read the manuscripts himself. Accordingly the manuscripts were handed over to him.
When the two met next time the Frenchman expressed that he had been overwhelmed by what he had read exclaiming, "You will revolutionize the entire Christendom once these are published." He proposed that he might be permitted to take the manuscripts to Metropolitan France where he would like to show these to the scholars there, during his forthcoming visit on leave, promising to bring them back on return. Sri Yukteshvar agreed; but he did not get back the manuscripts as the Frenchman never came back to India again.
The invaluable manuscripts were thus lost to futurity. Nobody knows what the commentaries were like as Sri Yukteshvar did not discuss the subject with anybody. However, he bequeathed to the grateful world in its place the Holy Science.
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It is said that Swami Maharaj used to say the following to disciples at
"Hear this! You should never think that you will be liberated by this touch or that a carriage will be ready to just take you up to heaven! YOU SHOULD NEVER ALLOW YOURSELF TO GET THIS BLIND FAITH WAY OF THINKING TOWARDS ACHEIVING TO KAIVALYA!!! The initiating touch of the Guru just helps to encourage to realization. You yourself have to practice with greatest sincerity to achieve the Divine Goal and this will be through your own self efforts."
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