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It kind of makes sense for Treta Yuga to be the default Yuga, as its number of legs is the average number of legs:

(4(4)+2(2)+1(1))/(4+2+1) = 3

i.e., If you average the dharma in all Yugas you get the dharma in Treta Yuga as the default yuga.

Still, I don't know where this author is getting the realms of perpetual Treta Yuga from, so I would like a scriptural source for this idea. So does any scripture enjoin Treta Yuga as the default state of Dharma ?

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  • What does it mean by "default" Tretâ? – peace May 26 at 3:06
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    Description of Plakshadvipa. As per Brahmanda Purana, Anuṣaṅga-pāda, Chapter 19 verse 24: न तत्रास्ति युगावस्था चतुर्युगकृता क्वचित्। त्रेतायुगसमः कालः सर्वदा तत्र वर्त्तते॥१९.२४॥ - There is no peculiar state of affairs as pertaining to the Yugas, conditioned by the four Yugas. A period like Tretā yuga is perpetually present there. – Archit May 26 at 9:34
  • @Vivikta If you average the dharma in all Yugas you get the dharma in Treta Yuga, as I explained with the maths. – Aupakarana Abhibhaa May 26 at 11:32
  • @AupakaranaAbhibhaa This seems like faulty math; you factored in every Yuga into the calculation EXCEPT Treta Yuga. You should also provide units for every number to make sure that your reasoning is actually sound. – MassEnquirer May 26 at 16:34
  • @MassEnquirer It wouldn't have made a difference if Treta is the average. You can omit as many data entries that are the average from a data set and the average will not change. You can also add as many as you like and the average will not change. – Aupakarana Abhibhaa May 26 at 16:37

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