Earthquake in Italy is yet another warning to humankind

What remains to be seen is when we will learn to address the core issue instead of going by stereotype analysis that take us nowhere and rather entangle in more karmic reactions.


Even as we discuss earthquakes, floods, cyclone and other natural calamities, a village in central Italy is destroyed by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake. Reports started pouring in as news agencies from around the world reached the spot:

Italy earthquake leaves 21 dead, Amatrice town in ruins | CNN

The priority is to find survivors, he said. “These areas are in central Italy and are in middle of mountains and valleys,” he said. “There are small houses in the middle of the valley that are completely alone and they need help. It’ll take some time …New York TimesBBC NewsChicago Tribune – Italy earthquake leaves 14 dead, Amatrice town in ruins – CNN

Earthquake leaves at least 13 dead in central Italy | BBC News

Some of the worst damage was in the town of Amatrice, where several people died and rescue efforts were under way to find survivors. “The roads in and out of town are cut off. Half the town is gone. There are people under the rubble. There’s been a landslide and a bridge might collapse,” mayor Sergio Perozzi told RAI radio. The main street through the town has been devastated and emergency workers are trying to reach six people in a collapsed building. –

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Italy earthquake. Images credit BBC News

People ask why so many earthquakes. Researchers analyse reasons for a particular earthquake but, often, by the time they come to any conclusion we hear of another earthquake. This is going on for decades now.

What we almost always fail to look at is this:

The Earth has been tortured to the core. Environment has been messed around for decades. Agriculture is industrialized, rivers are blocked by monstrous dams, oceans are drilled for oil and minerals, rain clouds are throttled by pollution and poisonous gases, digging the Earth deeper for metal and coal resources has become a subject matter of auctions, forests are invaded by human population and wild animals are struggling to survive.

What more? Trees and domestic animals are slaughtered indiscriminately, women are both encouraged and forced to shed their cloths, modesty is rapidly vanishing, chastity is considered outdated, and gay marriages are becoming part of lifestyle. Human trafficking, selling of body parts, thriving medical industry at the cost of lives, and criminal negligence of the basic rights of innocent creatures like cows and bulls, birds and reptiles has gone rampant. The list of sins committed on the planet sees no end……earthquakes-steroids…/

A recent article on wildfires in California effectively addressed the issue of natural calamities. Vedic books educate not only on the causes and effects but also solutions on how to prevent such miseries. What remains to be seen is when we will learn to address the core issue instead of going by stereotype analysis that take us nowhere and rather entangle in more karmic reactions. Meanwhile we pray for the well being of the affected ones and hope that government authorities will be able to tackle the situation satisfactorily.


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