Srila Prabhupada’s Nuclear War
Prediction Proves Correct
Srila Prabhupada's Nuclear War Prediction has proven to be 100% correct. His Divine Grace said after a lapse of 50 years [1956-2006] blind materialism would be annihilated.
"After a lapse of fifty years"
grace of the illusory energy of Godhead we are now engaged
more and more in the dangerous type of work in this
machine-age. The machine-age is the result of dangerous type
of work. When we leave aside the culture of spiritualism, we
are entangled in the dangerous type of work. Nobody can live
for a moment without work and therefore when finer elements
are made to stop working, gross materialism occupies the
devil's brain. The result is that we have now come
to the age of nuclear weapons for the destruction of
material civilization. By the law of nature, the nuclear
weapons have been produced for crushing the result of
(Srila Prabhupada B.T.G. Article April 20th 1956 "Blind Materialism" )
Even though nuclear war has threatened to destroy this godless civilization many times it has not happened during this 50 year period because the Lord has not allowed the words of Prabhupada to be violated. This can be understood by looking at the following quote.
By simply advising the King of heaven, Indra, to send a strong wind, so many asuras can be immediately annihilated. So for that purpose, Krsna does not require to come. He comes for satisfying the devotees. The devotees are so anxious to see Him. Just like Prahlada Maharaja. Nrsimhadeva appeared not to kill his teeny father. To kill his teeny father... Simply by directing the maya, he could be killed. But He wanted to come before Prahlada Maharaja, that "You are My such nice devotee. You are suffering for Me. Now I have come. You see." This is the purpose. By the by, to kill the atheist, keeping the promise of Brahma intact... He took benediction from Brahma that "I shall not die in this way and this way, this way." All the promises of Brahma kept. He appeared in such a form that it will not clash with the promise of Brahma. Therefore He had to take the form of such a thing which does not clash with the promise. Brahma was a devotee. He has given him some benediction. So Krsna did not violate that. It must be kept. Kaunteya pratijanihi na me bhaktah pranasyati. Just see (the) kindness of Krsna. He kept Brahma's promise, He kept the atheist Hiranyakasipu's aspiration, and He satisfied Prahlada And everything was done simply by incarnating as Narasimhadeva. This is Krsna's plan. He comes, but by one stroke, He serves so many business. That is Krsna. [Srila Prabhupada from a Srimad-Bhagavatam Lecture 1.3.22, Los Angeles, September 27, 1972]
Now that the 50 years are up the
protection that Prabhupada's words gave are over and the
full import of them, will soon be realized.
Hiranyakasipu was killed in a second, the
TRANSLATION: The Supreme Personality of Godhead, who had
many, many arms, first uprooted Hiranyakasipu's heart and
then threw him aside and turned toward the demon's soldiers.
These soldiers had come in thousands to fight with Him with
raised weapons and were very faithful followers of
Hiranyakasipu, but Lord Nrsimhadeva killed all of them
merely with the ends of His nails.
There is a very interesting parallel that we can see by looking at texts 26 and 27 from this eighth chapter of the seventh canto of Srimad Bhagavatam, where Lord Nrsimhadeva plays with Hiranyakasipu before killing him.
TRANSLATION: O Yudhisthira, O great son of Bharata, when
Lord Nrsimhadeva gave Hiranyakasipu a chance to slip from
His hand, just as Garuda sometimes plays with a snake and
lets it slip from his mouth, the demigods, who had lost
their abodes and who were hiding behind the clouds for fear
of the demon, did not consider that incident very good.
Indeed, they were perturbed.
Because this godless civilization has not taken Prabhupada's spirtual message seriously it is destined to be ultimately killed by the Daivi Maya or the external energy of Godhead. By the law of nature, the nuclear weapons have been produced for crushing the result of blind-materialism.
Prabhupada's 50 year benediction has given time for the roots of the Krishna Movement to be planted all over the world. The foundations [Prabhupada's spiritual law books] are now in place to build the Spiritual World Order. In this 50 year period the demons were allowed to play like Hiranyakasipu. Now at any moment this play will be over and all the demons will be destroyed in a second.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada who has appeared like Prahlada in this Hiranyakasipu civilization and like Prahlada has converted many of Hiranyakasipu's followers to Krishna Conciousness. Who like Prahlada was attemped to be killed by the the modern day Hiranyakasipu's but was protected by the Lord at every step. And like Prahlada will be merciful to the Hiranyakasipu's of this age after the Lord destroys their demoniac civilization.
Note: The protection of Brahma's benediction is mention the purport to verse 29.