universal cycles?

Feb 2018
2
Gulf
#1
Adam to Mohammad was the previous cycle yes? And there were other cycles before since the universe has no starting point. How come we that are in the next cycle observe remains of religions and prophets from the previous cycle and not the ones before, no claims to religions or life before adam by any religion/theory.
 
Sep 2010
4,388
Normanton Far North Queensland
#2
Adam to Mohammad was the previous cycle yes? And there were other cycles before since the universe has no starting point. How come we that are in the next cycle observe remains of religions and prophets from the previous cycle and not the ones before, no claims to religions or life before adam by any religion/theory.
Yes, It was the age of Prophecy and Muhammad was the seal of that age.

Baha'u'llah says there has been cycles that no record is left of and the history is very ancient.

This dispensation will last at least 500,000 years, the next Manifestation will not be before another 1000 years.

As to why all trace of the ancient records are lost, I have not see much written on this. Baha'u'llah says to be Anxiously concerned with the needs of the day we live in.

Regards Tony
 
Apr 2013
161
Dorset , UK
#3
I don't beleive in cycles any kinds , that have a metaphorical meaning , nothing else , prophecies fullfil will not never end untill end of world
 
Jun 2014
1,021
Wisconsin
#4
How come we that are in the next cycle observe remains of religions and prophets from the previous cycle and not the ones before, no claims to religions or life before adam by any religion/theory.
The cycles before were mostly from before we had writing. As a consequence, the only things that we can know about them is through cultural analysis and reconstruction.

But we can still observe some things about this cycle, the cycle at the root of both Hinduism, most European pagan religions, and the religion that Zoroaster was born into. Studying the Proto-Indo European religion's reconstruction is a fascinating subject, in my opinion, especially since with the Faith confirming the status of Krishna, who is from the PIE traditions, the Baha'i Faith confirms there is truth to that religion, even if all our knowledge on that religion comes only from comparisons between its numerous offshoots.
 
May 2017
26
Earth
#5
It depends how long the Adamic Cycle was, because we do have evidence of 'spiritual' behaviour among neolithic people.

If the Cycle of Prophecy started 6000 years ago as Adam is often purported to have lived, then I'm guessing that puts everything before that as from the previous cycle? maybe a Cycle of Beginning which constituted the early stirrings of human perception of the spiritual worlds and mostly pertained to the individual and family as social structures beyond the clan did not exist yet.

Archeological evidence but also anthropological observations of the spiritual practices and beliefs of hunter-gather peoples around the world reveals tribal religions including rituals around death and burial, man's relationship with nature, the inner spiritual significance of natural phenomena and conduct between members of the clan.

However if the Cycle of Prophecy was itself as old as the human records show then that implies that the whole thing was preparing humans to this point. It's interesting that fire was discovered by humanoids 500,000 years ago.

But if you mean to ask were there advanced civilizations that reached the culmination of their own Cycle of Fulfilment before us? Baha'u'llah seems to imply that there were civilizations more advanced than us, but who knows if they were on Earth or other planets or solar systems, or before the Big Bang or anything. We can barely trace out our own historical narrative!