Thursday, July 31, 2008

Concept of Time in Hinduism

I am posting after a long break. I stumbled onto this post, Hindu Concept of the Beginning and End of Universe, that has a informative video by Carl Sagan. Many Hindus believe Brahma is immortal and is part of the Trinity (with Vishnu and Shiva). But there is an alternate view that Brahma lives for 100 years, gets destroyed and created again by Vishnu to create a new universe. This is fascinating stuff since no other religion has such a far reaching measurement of time as Hinduism does.

3 comments:

Chandramouli S said...

True indeed that Brahma is re-created, but not only him but the other two are too - they too lose their physical form and become one with the formless, quality-less Parabrahman - the Universal Spirit, who later manifests himself into the trinity.

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Anonymous said...

There is no concept of time in Hinduism. Time is a circle of beginnings and ends. Thats why there is no hope in Hinduism because hope is related to time. But you get released into nirvana or nothingness.
Now thats the best you can hope for in your belief system. My suggestion is that you release yourself from your belief system.