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the article is just about some peculier and perticular form of hinduism, totaly biased and favour of theist-vedanta I would like to add these suggestions 1. ajativada 2. Mimamsa eternalism 3. samkhya-yoga theory 4. nyaya-vaisheshika atomic theory 5. lokayat theory 6. sasvatvada 7. folk hinduism myths Pratpandey13 (talk) 12:14, 27 December 2012 (UTC)
- For now, I removed the lines, that required citation, those that included that "hiranyagarbha" is brahma. Some sources.
- "Brahman in the primary sense in other Sruti passages. Hence we conclude from this that the Self refers to the Supreme Self or Para Brahman and not to Hiranyagarbha", Brahma Sutras: Text, Word-to-word Meaning, Translation, and Commentary.
- "HE Lord Parameshthi is Brahma — not the Creator Hiranyagarbha, but the soul who in this kalpa has climbed up to be the instrument of Creation, the first in time of the Gods, the Pitamaha or original and general Prajapati", The Upanishads: Texts, Translations and Commentaries. Bladesmulti (talk) 05:03, 19 January 2014 (UTC)
Mahayuga and Chaturyugas are confusing. 1 Kalpa = Brahama's 1 Divine Day = 14 Manvantaras = 14*71 Chaturyugas + 15 sandhikals = 1000 Chaturyugas. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 13:39, 22 December 2015 (UTC)
Life of Brahma
I don't think that 8.64 billion years (one day and night of Brahma) represents the lifespan of the universe. The life of the universe is more accurately described as the life of Brahma, which lasts ~311.04 trillion years.
See this source:
According to the author: "With the completion of a life of Brahma the universe disappears together with Brahma and a new universe with a new Brahma appears after a hiatus of equal length." This suggests that the life of the universe goes hand-in-hand with the life of Brahma. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dawangy (talk • contribs) 20:13, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
-  doesn't talk about 311.04 trillions btw. Since below sections provide more detailed information I have removed the figure from lead. Capitals00 (talk) 05:54, 27 March 2016 (UTC)
That is only a part of the page. Take a look at the full version of the book you linked, page 174 (page 188 of the pdf as a whole): https://nomorebiggov.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/lost-disc.pdf
It does in fact say 311,040 billion years, which is equivalent to 311.04 trillion years. It also clearly states that 8.64 billion is only the time it takes for a day and night of Brahma. The life of the universe goes hand in hand with that of Brahma, not with a day and night of Brahma.