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The Kali Yuga and The Bible

October 8, 2016

The Kali Yuga and the Bible

This morning while reading the Bible, I realized something which had escaped me until now. At the end of Chapter Five of Genesis—the first book of the Bible—the life spans of the characters mentioned, go from almost one thousand years to one hundred and twenty years as announced by God to Noah in Genesis 6:3. Wow, I never noticed it before.

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Right there, about five hundred years into Noah’s life, God says, “I’m changing things up!” And then drops everyone’s lifespan to one tenth, and drowns most of the earth and its creatures except for a chosen few.
Thus the Dvapara Yuga ended and the Kali Yuga began. So that would put Noah about 3100 BCE.

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Interesting how the scriptures line up!
According to the Bhagavad-Gita 8:17: “In the Dvapara Yuga, the copper age, the principles of religion are reduced to one-half. The average lifespan of a human being is one thousand years and the process for attaining self-realization and worshipping the Godhead, is by worshiping God in the temple.
In the Kali Yuga, or the Iron Age, the principles of religion are reduced to one-fourth, and will gradually be diminished to zero. (Yikes!) The average lifespan is one hundred years, and self-realization is attained by hearing and chanting the names of God.”

When you check the research of copper vs iron, one of the first things you notice is that the end of the copper era passed through the Bronze Age first and then on to the Iron Age.

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And why was this? I think they started to hone their techniques for protection even more than before, especially since we know the incarnation of the Lord had left the earth, so it was up to mankind to protect itself. Arrows and spears passed pretty easily through copper armour. Bronze armour was a bit more durable. But iron, now there was the tough stuff. Pretty hard to shoot an arrow through an iron breastplate.
And so the age of serious human warfare began.

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In our time, warfare is an industry. In the Bhagavad-Gita, there were career army just like there are today, but in those days they were of a particular class of individuals called Kshatriyas.
I come from a line of those. Warriors who see battle, leadership and right from wrong as part of our inner workings, not just a career choice made to get a good pension. My clan is the Murray clan who fought with Wallace at the end and then some of us packed up and left Scotland and went to Ireland—Eire, not Northern Ireland. The Murrays were noted as a clan who liked to fight, lol, and were darned loyal. I would have to agree with that. My dad certainly said it enough.

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My grandfather was a career man in the British army, my dad was a training sergeant in the tank corps during WWII and my adopted sister was in the signal corps. I myself studied law enforcement and aimed toward a career in police work but was sidelined by vision troubles. I did, however, work with the police locally, in a different capacity, for several years, helping to put a sizeable number of criminals in prison. But that’s another story.

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I remember as a child going to the Royal Ontario Museum and seeing the great hall of armour as you walked in the main entrance. It was incredible! Years later, they renovated the ROM and removed that exhibit, hiding it somewhere I could never find. I was devastated. I really think they totally ruined the place. But that is just my opinion.

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Anyway, I think it’s very interesting how the two sets of scriptures line up and reveal the same thing. Gives more credibility and a common denominator to them both.

Hare Krishna,
Abhidheya dd

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