(posted on 22-Feb-2014)
Written by Brahma Kumari Pari, LL.B (Hons)(Lon), LL.M, Currently doing her Doctorate in Legal History.
The FIRST BRAHMANA of the FIRST ADHYAYA in the BRIHADARANYAKA UPANISHAD (http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/sbe15/sbe15053.htm) introduces the corporeal universe as the horse that was meant to be sacrificed. What existed in the east of this horse represented what the Devas were involved with (in the Mid-Confluence and also during their later role in the Confluence Age, at the end). At the end of the cycle, in the Confluence Age, they are involved with ‘creation’, through sacrificing their body (represented by the horse in the Hindu myths and scriptures). This does not mean that they kill themselves. This means that they, the souls, will go beyond the human body so as to remain in the soul-conscious stage. The role of these souls is to bring in the ‘Day’ (the new Golden Aged world of the new cycle).
In the BRIHADARANYAKA UPANISHAD (FIRST BRAHMANA of the FIRST ADHYAYA), the west of the horse represented what the Asura gods were doing in Mid-Confluence and their later role at the end of the cycle. These souls play an important role during the night (outside the Confluence Age) in the second half cycle. Their role is for what has to happen at the end of the cycle (represented as the time when the sun sets, at the end of the day). Their role ends just before the new Golden Aged world comes into existence. Thus, their role is in the night, before the day (Golden Aged world) comes into existence.
Om Shanti (This means ‘I am a peaceful soul’)
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4. the Confluence Age (at the end, now): through which the world is transformed back into the divine Golden Aged world.