Four Ages: 1 definition
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General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Four Ages:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit yuga defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 88):
- The accomplished age (kṛta-yuga),
- The threefold-life age (tretā-yuga),
- The twofold age (dvāpara-yuga),
- The dark age (kali-yuga).
The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., ‘four ages’). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+4): Yuga, Kritayuga, Anuyugam, Satyayuga, Caturyuga, Krita, Tretayuga, Dvaparayuga, Kaliyuga, Devayuga, Kalpanta, Mahayuga, Ashrama, Kalki, Dvapara, Kali, Treta, Parivartta, Caukadi, Dandaniti.
Search found 22 books and stories containing Four Ages; (plurals include: Four Ageses). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 1.2.31 < [Chapter 2 - Divya: In Heaven]
Verse 2.2.61 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna: Knowledge]
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
Chapter III - Measure of Time < [Book VI]
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 4.8 < [Chapter 4 - Jñāna-Yoga (Yoga through Transcendental Knowledge)]
Verse 8.17 < [Chapter 8 - Tāraka-brahma-yoga (the Yoga of Absolute Deliverance)]
Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
Chapter XII - The tetrads or quadruples of om < [The om tat sat]
Chapter LXX - The words of the creator of worlds in the mundane stone < [Book VII - Nirvana prakarana part 2 (nirvana prakarana)]
Chapter XLVII - Description of the worlds and their demiurgi < [Book IV - Sthiti prakarana (sthiti prakarana)]
The Gautami Mahatmya (by G. P. Bhatt)