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Bô Yin Râ oder Joseph Anton Schneiderfranken. He is the author of a cycle of thirty-two works, titled "Hortus Conclusus" ("the Enclosed Garden"), and he was born 25 November 1876 in Aschaffenburg; died 14 February 1943 in Massagno/Lugano). He was a German philosopher and painter. He was especially prolific with his landscapes from Greece and a series of spiritual paintings belonging to his books. Schneiderfranken's writings were published under the pseudonym of Bô Yin Râ. In the "Hortus Conclusus", the following books are considered a trilogy: The Book on the Living God (Kober Press: 1992) The Book on Life Beyond (Kober Press: 2002) The Book on Human Nature (Kober Press: 2000)
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- The abbreviation Byr means "billion years". A closely related abbreviation is bya "billion years ago". Byr was formerly used in English-language geology and astronomy as a unit of one billion years. Today, the term gigaannum is also used, but Gy or Gyr are still sometimes used in English-language works. Astronomers use Gyr or Gy as an abbreviation for gigayear. Specifically, one Gyr is equal to 10⁹ years. Because a billion means 1000 million in some countries but can mean a million million in others its use is deprecated in favour of giga- which unambiguously means 10⁹ and annum which for precision may be qualified by, etc.