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The Four Ages Of Man Analysis

In the Thoughts of Brahma, a creation story is told. It is told that the world has been and will continue to be created and destroyed many times. Each new world begins and ends with watery chaos. Brahma meditates as he begins creating a new world and takes multiple different forms to create the current world. He creates the night, day, and the in between. Brahma then gets in a dark state of mind and creates ogres; however, he quickly becomes disgusted with this creation and turns them into reptiles. He realizes his darkness and gets back to a pleasant state of mind and creates birds, mammals, and plants. Brahma created all these things with his thoughts and is how he intended them to be. All these things will remain how they are as long as…show more content…
The first age is Satva or goodness, the second is Rajas or energy, the third is a mixture of the first two, and the final age is Tamas or darkness. The first age is the ‘honeymoon’ time. During this time everyone is happy and life is simplistic. No one has to work; no one feels hate or sadness. Everything during this time is blissful. During the second age people begin to lose the feeling of fulfillment. People will start to seek shelter as rain begins to fall and start to make sacrifices to the Gods. People begin to feel more emotions and on a deeper level - emotions such as passion, greed, hatred, and even anger. They begin competing with their neighbors. Eventually, during this age, they learn to steal and commit murder. During the third age, someone starts to write scripture to give people instructions and guidelines for being moral human beings. Age, death, disease and drought are brought during this time and people become numb to everything around them. People begin to see the error of their ways, but not soon enough. During the final age is darkness. Everyone’s senses are blurred and they cannot separate right and wrong. Everyone is at war with each other and scripture no longer has meaning. Minimal people make it through this time and could potentially achieve a state of mental peace. Once this age is over, Brahma begins to destroy what is left of the world with a flood and waits…show more content…
God, after a long period of time sees that things are no longer good. The first murder happens not long after creation. Cain kills his brother Abel and it is made clear that this is not acceptable. From there things just get worse. So God contacts Noah and says to take him and all of his family and build an ark big enough to fit a pair of each type of creature. Once this is done and every God said to be is on the ark, he floods the earth. This destroys everything living thing not on the ark all because it had become complete and utter chaos. Once the ark lands, God promises to never do that again. This is different than Brahma because each age of the four ages has a set number of years and once that is up, the earth is destroyed and recreated again. No one knows how many worlds before or how many worlds after the present one, but with God, he was only destroyed the world once and promises never to do that
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