What is the life span of Brahma?

Radhika Raman Das
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As mentioned in the previous verse (BG 8.178.19), one day of Brahma lasts one thousand cycles of the four yugas.

1000 cycles of the four yugas is:

1000 x (1.728 + 1.296 + 0.864 + 0.432) Million
= 1000 x (4.32 Million)
= 4320 Million
= 4.32 Billion years

Thus one day (12 hours) of Brahma is 4.32 Billion Earth years, and one night (12 hours) of Brahma is 4.32 Billion Earth years, and he lives for 100 of his years, which is 311 trillion, 40 billion years for us.

4.32 Billion x (night and day) x (30 days in a month) x (12 months in a year) x 100 years
That is:
4.32 Billion x 2 x 30 x 12 x 100 = 311 trillion, 40 billion years

Just think how fantastic the life of Brahma is compared to us, but even he has to die one day and he has already lived for 155.522 trillion years, this is his current age and half his long life is over. We live a very short life of at most 100 years and should realize that this material life is meant for spiritual realization and not material accumulation and attachments.

We are working like donkeys to accumulate properties, and bank balances, but this is all a complete waste of life. If we don’t use our time, energy, and wealth in the service of Lord Krishna.

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Raman (Radhika Raman Das) joined ISKCON in 2003 and got initiated by HH Bhakti Caitanya Swami Maharaj in 2011. As the Editor in Chief at "The Vaisnava - Online Magazine", he helps readers around the world hone in their Spiritual Curiosity, express their unique realizations as aspiring Vaisnava writers and enthusiasts, as well as to spread the digital seed of Srila Prabhupada's mission to spread Krishna Consciousness all around the globe.
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