“By human calculation, a thousand ages taken together is the duration of Brahma’s one day. And such also is the duration of his night.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 8.17)
ahar yad brahmaṇo viduḥ
te ‘ho-rātra-vido janāḥ
Friend-One: I know the stress in the Bhagavad-gita is on the future, the eternal one at that.
Friend-Two: Yeah, for sure. It’s like knowing the difference between shreyas and preyas.
F1: And what is that?
F2: Preyas is the immediate result, like satisfaction in the short term. Think of it like craving ice cream and then going to eat it.
F1: Shreyas would then be the long-term benefit?
F2: Yeah, it’s like thinking ahead. If you know that ice cream gives you indigestion, then the preyas isn’t really worth the trouble. If you concentrate on shreyas instead, you are better off.
F1: I see. And…
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