[Advaita-l] On evidence for and against Yugas of Indian chronology
ryanarm at gmail.com
Mon Nov 13 04:19:52 EST 2017
Sujal - you are correct in the fact that the early Christian Church became
highly politicised, but I am not aware of Christ being the "Stating Point".
Even then (when the early church was organising itself), the "Old
Testament" was acknowledged, and the Gospels go to great lengths to show
the lineage of The Christ to David (an earlier king in Israel).
So the Christian's "Earliest Date" is from the beginning of the Old
Testament, not the New Testament.
This dates back to about 3500 BC (The stories of Adam, Noah, Abraham etc.)
But this is interesting in that it coincides with the start of Kali Yuga!
Anyway - such is my 2c worth...
On 9 November 2017 at 12:41, Sujal Upadhyay via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> One of the reason for questioning the authenticity of carbon dating is to
> question the intention of western scientists. Earlier church had great
> influence in politics and even on kings. They wanted to prove that the
> evolution started with Jesus Christ and so nothing can be dated earlier
> then him. Similar was the case with Islam. One of the reason do destroy
> temples all over the world and then to create mosques was because they did
> not want any proof of glorious pre-islamic culture. Since no one is going
> to bring down mosque, the truth will remain hidden.
> Recently, 6000 years old Rama Idol with Hanuman in sitting posture with
> folded hands was excavated in Iraq, former Mesopotamia. This would debunk
> that before 2500 years, in India there were only Adivasis. Adi means
> 'first'. So people living in forests were first inhabitants. They are
> actually Vanavasis but are referred to as Adivasis.
> Earlier Western Historians and fact finders used to mix historic characters
> and postpone dates of Buddha Bhagavan, Chandragupta Maurya, and other
> prominent characters. Before few years ago, I read an article that an Idol
> of Lord Buddha was dated 500 years before the prescribed (generally
> accepted) date of Lord Buddha.
> Though the techniques may be good ones, people involved in fact finding do
> have agendas. Talking about Yugas, on Youtube there is one video which
> claims there is 30,000 years old underground Dwarka. Some also claim to
> find articles related to the era of Bhagavan Rama.
> On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 10:06 PM, Raghav Kumar Dwivedula via Advaita-l <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> > For many traditionalists the chronology of Yugas having the order of
> > hundreds of thousands of years where there were human beings living on
> > planet earth, is taken for granted.
> > But there is a counter argument that the fossil records don't support
> > as possibility. I wanted to know the fallacies in this such a fossil
> > record based argument against the possibility of Yugas. This is no doubt
> > bit off topic with respect to Advaita Vedanta per se but i am hoping some
> > learned members would know about ideas to defend the concept of Yugas
> > the so-called evidence from fossil records which is claimed to invalidate
> > even the possibility of Yugas.
> > thank you
> > Om
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