"The wheel of appearances revolves quickly"
Detail from Netherlandish Proverbs
Public DomainDetail from Netherlandish Proverbs - Credit: Pieter Bruegel

According to the Vedas, the universe goes through repeated cycles of creation, destruction and rebirth, with each cycle lasting 4320 million years.

From the Cosmic perspective, human life is a miniscule part. To a human being, even the finite earth appears as infinite, as incomprehensible in its vastness. When we compare our life with the vastness of the Universe, we realise that our life is passing by quickly; our appearances are here today, gone tomorrow.