I looked around for thoughts on this 62nd anniversary of the dropping of first atomic bomb -- and found this among the letters in the San Francisco Chronicle.
As I wrote in my previous post, our rulers now encourage us to become a nation of quaking cowards. Perhaps they know they are tapping into deep vein of karmic anxiety carried by many.
The first test of an atomic bomb, on July 16, 1945, took place near Alamomogordo, New Mexico. The project director, the Jewish scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer, named the test "Trinity". Why? He later claimed he had been thinking of the Christian religious poetry of John Donne. In 1965, Oppenheimer described the test (video is here; don't miss it!) quoting the Hindu God Vishnu:
There was a man who knew the karmic anxiety so many of us feel.