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Posted by Monte Aldone
In ancient India, we find words for certain measurements of length; one was the distance of light-years and one was the length of an atom. Only a society that possessed nuclear energy would have the need for such words.
When Oppenheimer said ‘I am become the destroyer of worlds,’ he was quoting from these ancient Vedic texts. Believe it or not, the deserts on a number of continents today are said to be the result of (prehistoric) nuclear warfare.
In fact, Indian sacred writings are full of such descriptions, which sound like an atomic blast as experienced in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The architect of the modern atomic bomb who was in charge of the Manhattan project was asked by a student after the Manhattan explosion, “How do you feel after having exploded the first atomic bomb on earth”. Oppenheimer’s reply for the question was , “not first atomic bomb, but first atomic bomb in modern times”. He strongly believed that nukes were used in ancient India. what made oppenheimer believe that it was a nuclear war was the accurate descriptions of the weapons used in the Mahabharatha war in the epic which match with that of modern nuclear weapons.
"a single projectile charged with all the power of the Universe. An incandescent column of smoke and flame As bright as the thousand suns Rose in all its splendour…
"a perpendicular explosion with its billowing smoke clouds… the cloud of smoke rising after its first explosion formed into expanding round circles like the opening of giant parasols…
"it was an unknown weapon, an iron thunderbolt, a gigantic messenger of death, which reduced to ashes The entire race of the Vrishnis and the Andhakas. …The corpses were so burned as to be unrecognizable. The hair and nails fell out; Pottery broke without apparent cause, And the birds turned white. After a few hours All foodstuffs were infected… to escape from this fire, the soldiers threw themselves in streams to wash themselves and their equipment."
“Dense arrows of flame, like a great shower, issued forth, encompassing the enemy… A thick gloom swiftly settled upon the hosts. All points of the compass were lost in darkness. Fierce wind began to blow upward, showering dust and gravel. Birds croaked madly… the very elements seemed disturbed. The earth shook, scorched by the terrible violent heat of this weapon. Elephants burst into flame and ran to and fro in a frenzy… over a vast area, other animals crumpled to the ground and died. From all points of the compass the arrows of flame rained
continuously and fiercely." - The Mahabharata
If the above was not enough to convince you, let's examine something from the Ramayana:
“It was a weapon so powerful that it could destroy the earth in an instant. A great soaring sound in smoke and flames And on its sits death…” - The Ramayana