Till the World Ends

Live like it is your last day on earth. This is not a nice, light-hearted line meant to cheer you up. It is dead serious. While we are sitting here, all fit and rested, zombies might be preparing to rise from the graves. There might be a pressure building underground, between the tectonic plates. Nature might be planning another earthquake, or a tsunami.

The present levels of haphazard development and over-consumption have invited death and destruction. Each time we have modified nature’s balance, it has reacted furiously. Nature has sent death to our doorstep numerous times.

Each time we cross our boundaries, the villain comes in the form of disastrous earthquakes, floods, tornadoes and storms on both land and sea. The Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami managed to reach the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. It led to equipment failures and many consequent heavy damages.

The radioactivity released into the atmosphere has caused ailments and is set to cause cancer-related deaths in the future. The health standards are totally morbid. The survival of all species – plants, animals and humans is endangered.

The world’s earliest and most prominent species, dinosaurs, could not adapt to environmental changes and finally became extinct. The only knowledge we have of them is from fossils.

One of the world’s first urban civilizations, the Harappan Civilization, died out abruptly. The Indus script is undeciphered till date, and the reasons given for the decline of the Harappan Civilization are utterly vague. If such wide spread civilizations can be wiped out under mysterious conditions, then why can’t the whole world?

In fact, the doomsayers are backed by solid reasons. The Mayan calendar is the most credible rationale. The Mayan people had a unique knack for measuring time. Their planting and harvesting cycles all depended on their accurate astrological predictions.

December 21, 2012, marks the end of the 5125-year, “Long Count” Mayan calendar. The Mayans were fairly good astrologers and their predictions have been often correct.

The two interpretations that can be drawn from it are that either something very bad or something very pleasant will occur on the 21st.But an important event is going to take place nonetheless.

We would be over-interpreting if we say that the sun would entirely explode. However, solar flares might be a possibility.

There are some extraordinarily rational minds (those of NASA), who think they have conquered the world and the space. They have been pulling no punches to rubbish the prophecy.

But didn’t some of these same rational minds, based on their so-called experiments, admit that god actually exists?

The expected events can be of any of these:

Floods

Earthquakes

Solar Flares

Rise of the dead or “The Resurrection”

Storms

Droughts

We must be ready with our safety gears. On December 21, when you wake up, there might be no sun (leading to a dark age or an ice age). There might be no water (drought-like conditions) or there may be an abundance of water (floods or tsunamis). Nature can show its fury in countless ways. So we, the earthlings, must get all-purpose safety gear for ourselves (like the ones warriors wore in the past).

We must gear up our minds to face extreme forms of torture. It would be more of an emotional trauma than physical hurt. That is a bit of an exaggeration, but we might see each other dying. If the evil forces are planning to attack the earth, hell is awaiting for us. It would be a scene similar to, or much worse than, a prisoner of war getting tortured by the dreadful interrogators.

Say your prayers. God might be transferring us all to an entirely different liveable planet. We, the inhabitants of Kalyug (the “Age of Downfall”), haven’t really committed much good deeds. However, as it is believed, “God is Kind”. He might have plans to transfer us to an inexplicable world. We have deteriorated the earth for enough time. It is time we spare the planet from our reign of terror.

While we are only discussing this; wiser people around the world have started to make the most of the time we have left. The last minutes on the clock are precious. There is nothing to fret over, when it is all pre-decided.

A few days ago, the Australian Prime Minister, Jullia Gillard, acknowledged that “The end of the world is coming.” Whether the final blow comes from flesh-eating zombies, demonic hell beasts or from the total triumph of K-Pop, if you know one thing about me, it’s this: I will always fight for you to the very end. Presumably, the lovers must also be giving the same assurance to each other

Even if you don’t believe in it, take the news as an excuse to enjoy carelessly, once and for all. Keep on dancing till the world ends…..

Sakshi Tirthani

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