Time and the Kalachakra
"Breath is Time".
This the Upanishads have stated in the siddhantas.
There was no split between astronomy, spiritual life, and people. The
purpose of astronomy was to relate the macrocosm to the microcosm.
the 16 Nityas along with the (36 consonant) letters which are the manifested 36 tattvas, and the Mantras which are formed by the letters, as also the Yantras are one with Time (Kala) -The real solar system is subject to fluctuations, perturbations and inequalities. These periods are based on the numbers 27, 54, 108, 360 and 21600, numbers which we find recurring again and again in tantrik texts. These measures of time are spiritual measures.
respiration consists of two halves, an inhalation and an exhalation.
= Brahma = Time.
Speech is breath modulated by the physical in various ways depth of breathing, muscle tension, shape of mouth, shape of mental impressions. The measure is that 10 long syllables make 1 breath. The time taken to sense an impression are smaller subdivisions of time ending with the paramanu .
goddess, or shakti, is the whole circle of the Zodiac,
24 hours x 60 minutes = 1440 minutes
1440 minutes x 60 seconds = 86400 seconds 86400/21600 = 4 seconds = 1 breath
1 nadika of 24 minutes = 1440 seconds(=360 breaths)
1 solar year = 360 days = 8640 hours
1 solar month = 30 days = 720 hours
1 season = 60 days = 1440 hours
1 half-month = 15 days = 360 hours
Chaturyuga = 1 kalpa/1000
10 long syllables = 1 Prana (breath = 4 seconds) 360 Pranas = 1 Nadika (=24 minutes)
60 Nadikas = 1 day
1 Chaturyuga = 4320000 solar years
A Yuga is divided into 4 parts:
Krtta Yuga = 1728000 solar years
Treta Yuga = 1296000 solar years
Dvapara Yuga = 864000 solar years
Kali Yuga = 432000 solar years
Each age has two twilights: