Kalpa — The Concept of Time in Vedic Cosmology #78
For the higher elucidation of the Western cultures in modern times, the dharmic teaching of kalpas is offered forth so as to inform the people of the ancient rishi’s way of looking at time — predominantly that it is a concept in the mind, and ultimately illusory. Also, its appearance, real or not, rolls on far longer than even the western evolutionary theory assigns to the age of the physical universe. The kalpa reckoning takes into account how time expands inside of worlds that are contained within the mind, and in God’s Mind (Mahat). Thus, it broadens the human thinking process far beyond the short-sighted conventional ideas of a very young Western scientific view.