I must have written this umpteenth number of times on my blog. But , it is a fact that everything that has a beginning has an end. If our human civilization started, is it supposed to come to an end ? This question has been running around i guess tons of people across the globe. But no one has any concrete answer. Though i am not here to give anyone a definite answer , i think we need to observe something here. If we take a look at past 5 years or more , there have been significant changes in our environment. We have been utilizing our resources but not judiciously. The rate at which we are currently consuming our resources , i wouldn’t be surprised to hear from some one saying , “Yes the End is near!”.
Many of us have heard about Mayan civilization, a civilization which said that the end of time would occur on 21st December 2012 , which means around these date some cataclysmic events would happen in this world which would end the world which we see through our eyes.
Voila ! but here we are very much alive breathing in this world.
Some of us might wonder why the world did not end on 21st December 2012. Very true, to be frank with you even i am wondering the same. So just to give a brief about what these Mayans were talking about ( Courtesy Wikipedia).
The 2012 phenomenon was a range of eschatological beliefs that cataclysmic or transformation events would occur on or around 21 December 2012. This date was regarded as the end-date of a 5,126-year-long cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar and as such, Mayan festivities to commemorate the date took place on 21 December 2012 in the countries that were part of the Mayan empire (Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador), with main events at Chichén Itzá in Mexico, and Tikal in Guatemala.
Various astronomical alignments and numerological formulae were proposed as pertaining to this date, all unequivocally rejected by mainstream scholarship. A New Age interpretation held that the date marked the start of a period during which Earth and its inhabitants would undergo a positive physical or spiritual transformation, and that 21 December 2012 would mark the beginning of a new era. Others suggested that the date marked the end of the world or a similar catastrophe. Scenarios suggested for the end of the world included the arrival of the next solar maximum, an interaction between Earth and the black hole at the center of the galaxy, or Earth’s collision with a planet called Nibiru.
Scholars from various disciplines quickly dismissed predictions of concomitant cataclysmic events as they arose. Professional Mayanist scholars stated that no extant classic Maya accounts forecast impending doom, and that the idea that the Long Count calendar ends in 2012 misrepresented Maya history and culture, while astronomers rejected the various proposed doomsday scenarios as pseudoscience easily refuted by elementary astronomical observations.
Now as it was mentioned 21st December 2012 would mark the beginning of a new era. A positive and spiritual transformation. Be very honest with yourself and ask this question. Has the transformation occurred inside me. And be honest with your answer,i am still searching for mine.
Nature has given us signs its anger, Tsunami in Indonesia . Earthquake in Japan. Hurricanes and Tornadoes. City like New York experiencing extreme weather, blizzard. These are all indications that the nature is not happy with the things going on. We humans have advanced so much into technology that we forget the fact, that we are keeping our own lives and nature at stake. And when this goes extreme nature responds to us in a destructive manner , which is what we have seen in our past. The problem here is we people in spite of knowing all this , don’t want to understand. We blindfold ourselves with all the illusions , making ourselves feel that what we are seeing is reality.
What i am saying has been depicted in many Hollywood movies which we must have seen for a mere sake of entertainment. We enjoyed all the visual effects that were in those movies, but we are forgetting to read a hidden message. Movies like , The Day after tomorrow , 2012 etc have this hidden message. Try reading this message someday. We all don’t want to be too late in saying “We could have done this”.
Lets not be too late in understanding what we are being shown.
For now this is Shwetal signing off from this place – Enjoy . Hasta la vista.
Shwetal – An Avid writer.
Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.