# Are we already at infinite time?

It is a common point across all vedantic darshanas that the universe undergoes cyclic creation and destruction. There are infinite such cycles going back in time and infinite such cycles are yet to come. That means, infinite years/months/units of time have already passed by. We are already at infinite time? But how can we ever reach infinite time? How can infinite number of years ever pass by? Infinity can never be physically realized. But vedanta says that we are already at infinite time! How is this possible? Have any vedantic philosophers tried to address this issue?

• Why can't infinite number of years pass by? If years were finite, everyone would have got Moksha by now. – Chinmay Sarupria Feb 9 at 7:46
• You are reifying time, and this will cause much confusion. You might like to google the phrases 'Holy Instant', Divine Moment' and 'Perennial Now'. For a mathematical explanation of time in accord with the Vedas (or so it seems to me) you could read the mathematician Hermann Weyl on the continuum, or a text called 'Open World'. He points out that we do not experience the passing of time and explains the continuum of mathematics and physics as a mental construction. – PeterJ Feb 9 at 12:02
• i do not think this question has any answer from scriotures except mentioning that the creation is Anaadi or endless. – user17294 Feb 9 at 13:37
• not all darshanas/schools of thaught believe in moksha for everyone all are equal all are brahman himself.. @chinmaysarupria some will get moksha some will get andhamas some will always be in the cycle.. then only this infinite theory holds good.. otherwise as you said you have nullify the Vedic statement that creation annadhi or have infinite cycle, there is one way to escape say that this is mere illusion.. then no need to explain infinite because infinite is also illusion – Prasanna R Mar 18 at 11:36
• @PrasannaR "some will always be in the cycle" There is none who will forever remain in the cycle. – Chinmay Sarupria Mar 18 at 12:37