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Title: Questions about location of material universes
User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-11-05 11:38:00
Also is it the same age in all material universes at all times? Is it kali yuga in all material universes right now?
†Answer by Swami Gaurangapada:
††† Yes, the material universes are all floating in the Karana (Causal) ocean of this material creation which is known as the Mahat Tattva and which is 1/4th of the full creation of the Lord as well as they are simultaneously resting as mustard seeds on the hoods of Lord Ananta.†
†The spiritual creation is 3/4th. I will explain this with a diagram when I reply to the origin of the soul question.
One inhalation breath or exhalation breath of Lord Maha Vishnu is our 311 trillion years on earth. When He inhales all the universes becomes seeds and enter into the pores of His body with all the conditioned souls and all karmic activity ceases. When He exhales for a duration of 311 trillion years, all the zillions of universes come out and all souls engage in karmic activity. These 311 trillion earthly years are equal to 100 years of Shrila Brahma in Satya or Brahma Loka. Presently Brahma is around 50 years old so around 150 trillion years have passed in the exhalation of Lord Maha Vishnu. 12 hours of Brahma = 1000 cycles of the four Yugas.
At this moment of time, Kali Yuga is only present in our universe and some other universes in the material creation. Different universes have different Yugas going on currently. Even within our universe, the Kali Yuga influence is prevalent only in the middle and lower planetary systems and not in the upper heavenly planetary systems.