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- Bhrigu takes up the recitation..
- The laws of Manu are composed by Vishnu Himself. Then they are given to Brahma, then to Manu.
- Measurements of time:
18 nimishas = 1 kashta = 3.2 seconds
30 kashtas = 1 kala = 96 seconds
30 kalas = 1 muhurta = 2880 s = 48 minutes
30 muhurtas = 1 day and night
- Sun divides days for exertion, nights for rest.
- Dark fortnight is day for manes, bright fortnight – their night.
- Year is day and night for demigods. Uttarayana is day, Dakshinayana – night.
- Demigods get up in the month of Kartik.
- Krta (Satya) yuga is 4,000 demigod years. 400+400 years is “twilight” between yugas.
- Calculations given by Prabhupada include yuga-sandhis.
Treta 3,000 and 300+300
Dvapara 2,000 and 200+200
Kali 1,000 and 100+100
- In yuga sandhis people like Duryodhana appear who have qualities of both ages.
- These 12,000 years is one age of the demigods.
- 1000 Mahayugas make one day of Lord Brahma.
- One who knows these calculations, knows time.
- The catalyst for modification of material elements is adding more false ego.
- 71 periods of yugas is one period of Manu (Manvantara). There are 14 Manus in a day of Lord Brahma. Bet, between the rules of Manus there are also sandhis.
- Everybody takes creation and dissolution so seriously, but the Lord is just having a good time.
- In the Krta age people do not get any benefit from unlawful act. Everybody is doing what they should be doing.
- In Treta yuga people start getting livelihood by wrong means.
- In Kali yuga one progresses by ‘liberality alone’ – in means, by charity, and the highest charity is spreading the Sankirtana movement.
- To get rid of sin, in Krta yuga one has to abandon the country where sinner lives, in Treta – the village, in Dvapara – the family, in Kali – the sinner himself.
- When Lord Krishna appears, Treta and Dvapara yugas change their places, and so do the yuga-dharma.
- In Kali yuga one is not degraded by others, but only by what one does oneself.
- Curses have effect in a year in Kali yuga.
- Best gift is to seek out the person and to give a gift.
- If one acts in a way one should be acting, one can actually live in a higher age. But negative effects one only gets of one’s own age.
- Rules are not necessarily different in Kali-yuga, but since people’s mentality is different, there is ways to apply them.
- In Kali-yuga men are conquered by women and agnihotra sacrifices cease to exist.
- The duties were created according to the nature of the people.
- Brahmanas, kshatriyas and vaishyas all study, perform their own sacrifices and give in charity.
- Only brahmanas accept charity, teach and do sacrifices for others – that is their maintenance. They may also accept other means of maintenance.
- For brahmanas their occupation is their ashrama duties.
- Sacrifice must never be means to make money for the temple. One who does yajna for money (not in a brahminical mood) does not last. Usual term is 6 moths.
- When a kshatriya teaches, it’s always a fight. If student does not understand, it’s like ‘Are you stupid or what?!” Vaishyas run it as business, and it’s a big money. Education should be available to whoever is qualified, not only ones who have money.
- After yajna brahmana becomes enemy – the person doing yajna could not care less about them after the yajna is over.
- Kshatriya should work on abstaining from sensual pleasures.
- Shudra should serve others without resentment. The highest virtue for a shudra is to serve Brahmanas.
- Every devotee is a brahmana by duties, but not by occupation.
- Shudra does not commit wrong by selling things he can collect – honey, milk, curd, whey etc.
- If shudra eats prohibited food he does not lose his caste, but that does not mean he does not get a reaction.
- By drinking the milk of Kapila, or Surabhi cow one will life 10,000 years and that would not be good for a shudra, because they will just party.