Print this page

Spiritual concepts

Centre of communication

Hindu astronomers calculated long ago that our sun revolves around another star ‘as its dual’ in a  24,000 year cycle which they then divide into eight  ‘yugas’ or ages [which are not of equal length]. They also observed that this dual system revolves around a ‘grand centre’ or the centre of the galaxy [which we now know to be a black hole], called the Vishnunabhi, and is the seat of creative power Brahma, ‘the universal magnetism’.  [Brahma can be roughly equated with God or the Ultimate Intelligence]. 

 

The astronomers calculated that when the sun in its revolution around its dual comes to the place nearest to this ‘grand centre’ [the galaxial centre] then dharma – the knowledge of Brahma will be far more easily accessible [to put it simplistically as you are nearer the transmission point of knowledge, knowledge will be less obscured by planetary debris and so you have a clearer picture].  Only then will we be in a position to understand or comprehend the meanings of all the event patterns. 

At the moment we are in the  Kali Yuga (Devanāgarī: कलियुग , lit. "age of Kali", or "age of vice") - the last of the four stages the world goes through as part of the cycle of yugas described in the Sanskrit scriptures, within the present Mahayuga. The other ages are called Satya Yuga, Treta Yuga, and Dvapara Yuga.  The "Kali" of Kali Yuga means "strife", "discord", "quarrel" or "contention".

According to the astronomer and mathematician Aryabhatta the Kali Yuga started in 3102 BCE and Lord Krishna foretold that the Kali Yuga would be full of 'extreme hardships for people with ideals and values', implying we are a long way from the centre at the moment.

By 2008, astronomers had more or less proved that  a supermassive black hole was the source of mysterious radio waves at the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way.

Black holes are objects whose gravitational pull is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape. Supermassive black holes contain the mass of millions, if not billions, of suns.

An array of radio telescopes was used to make new high-resolution measurements of a source of radio waves at the center of the Milky Way known as Sgr A* (pronounced "Sagittarius A star").  Radio telescopes capture images of electromagnetic waves that optical telescopes can't detect.  The new measurements strengthen the argument almost beyond doubt that Sgr A* is a black hole.

The observations showed that the object is four million times more massive than the sun and is the  size of one astronomical unit (AU), a span equal to Earth's distance from the sun.  Sgr A* has a mass density at least a trillion times greater than any known cosmic object.

Guru Granth Sahib Ji  Ang:1185 :

ab kaloo aaeiou rae
Now, the Dark Age of Kali Yuga has come.
eik naam bovahu bovahu ||
Plant the Naam, the Name of the One Lord.
an rooth naahee naahee ||
It is not the season to plant other seeds.
math bharam bhoolahu bhoolahu ||
Do not wander lost in doubt and delusion

 

Observations

For iPad/iPhone users: tap letter twice to get list of items.