Doomsday is round the corner when I am writing this, 21/12/2012 as per the Mayan calendar and various abstract prophecies, indicating the end of the world. The very fact that you are reading these thoughts today proves that nothing happened. But do not be relieved, as the process of destruction of humankind had set in when division set in, when advait became dwait.
During the vedic times, when there was no division, no religion, wars were fought only for protection of dharma. Earlier, even asurs followed a code of conduct in war. Now wars are because of exploitation and hunger for power of a few and there is no code of conduct. In the vedic times, in spite of having such an advanced weaponry system, there was no pollution, no exploitation. It is only when the concept of ‘I’ came into play that misuse/exploitation of resources, senseless killings and destruction of nature began (though it is interesting to see that no religion talks about ‘I’, violence and division. They only talk of love, compassion, mercy, charity and one formless divine and yet, the WHOLE WORLD somehow does just the opposite). The process of doomsday set in when religion was misinterpreted and the above process was initiated.
Our ancients used the phrase, ‘rivers of milk’ signifying prosperity and love in creation. It was not a mere metaphor, and like everything in the Vedas it has scientific roots behind it. If you look around today, there is no river or milk, a clear indicator of the beginning of the end of creation. The Ganges has been fast receding and the state of the cows is deplorable. This is exactly how the end times were predicted by the vedic masters.
Ganga had been called the lifeline of kaliyug. It was said that as and when the Ganges would recede, the creation would approach its end because Ganges is the teerth of kaliyug, the touch of its pure waters is known to wash away sins and grant salvation according to the texts. There is a sloka in Skanda Purana – ‘Kalau dashsahasraante Vishnu tajati medineem, tadardham janhavi toyam, tadhardham devta ganah.’ The translation, according to Professor Ram Pujan Pandey, a faculty at the Sampurnanand Sanskrit University, Varanasi is, “at the end of 10,000 years of kaliyug, Lord Vishnu shall depart from the earth. Ganga shall vanish 5000 years after this and all other deities shall follow suit after 2500 years of Ganga’s departure…” Today we find that prophecy taking shape. The 1568 mile long river is slowly depleting itself of its water reserves as the very source of the river – the Gangotri glacier which provides upto 70% of the water is shrinking at a rate of 40 yards a year. That’s twice as fast as two decades ago.
Cow has been called the source of nourishment for creation in the Vedas. Today the same cow is left to fend for itself among garbage dumps, forced to feed on plastic and toxins, injected with hormones and steroids to increase milk production, while the calf is considered a delicacy and is butchered even before it is able to sense the environment around it…the result? The milk, which was likened to amrit or nectar, is today a cocktail of disease-causing chemicals and toxins.
The arrival of doomsday is not a date in time but a time period, which you can easily calculate by assessing the destruction quotient of the basic tenets of all religions and the effect it is having on the environment, human beings and the planet.
If you think that with 21st December passing by with no evident doomsday, you can sit back and relax, think again. The threat to our existence on this planet is immediate, threat not by any particular religion but a threat by mankind. If we continue to exploit and abuse our planet and resources, if we continue breeding hatred and disharmony in the name of faith and religion, the end is not very far. Nature will take its course and the human race will be wiped out, if we don’t take immediate precautions and check ourselves individually and self-evaluate if
we are following our religion…Titanic sank as the people made merry…the choice is yours whether you enjoy a little more and wait for the final doomsday or embrace creation and avert it.