posted on Jul, 7 2005 @ 01:45 AM
flying a swift and powerful vimana
hurled 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.
Ancient verses from the Mahabharata: (6500 B.C.?)
that is the passage depicting the mushroom cloud and poison fallout the author of the thread was describing im sure.
I beleive we dont give the ancients near enough credit. We concider them "primative" yet they've done quite a few things where we cant figure out
where they got the know-how from. The construction of the pyramids, easter island, stone henge, their amazing accuracey with astrology, greek fire,
etc etc. Whether these things were of ingenious men or gifts from "prometheus" type aliens, there's just too much evidence contrary to our system
of science and beleifs to say we know how the ancient world worked, or even our present world for that matter. Way back when they thought the earth
was flat, but in ancient times even before that there is evidence they knew the world was round. This is a good example of how knowledge can be lost
and found throughout history. We currently think there are 3 dimensions with time as a possible "fourth". I think in this day and age our "the
world is round" has to do with extra dimensions which might lead to the possiblity of flying ships such as vimana due to the idea that in other
dimensions the laws of this world's physics do not apply. I'm going to have to stop now or I'll ramble on forever, but I hope my post was helpful.