From the Web: Global Awareness — 29 August 2011

Fukushima disaster affecting entire earth and how to deal with it

The consequences of the Fukushima nuclear meltdown are not as visible in the news reports as they ought to be. In particular the US media is ignoring the ongoing disaster involving all us humans on Earth. Just the other day, however, an earthquake rattled Washington, where nearby nuclear power plants had to be shut down. Will that by any chance jolt someone into action? Only one major country with nuclear power, Germany, vowed to stop the operation of all nuclear power plants by 2022; they will be replaced with renewable energy. Eight nuclear power plants have already been shut down, and the rest will be phased out.

Radiation fallout has now covered our entire planet and not only saturated the soil in a vast area surrounding the Fukushima nuclear plants, but also contaminated the oceans and the air we breathe. This on top of the radioactive fallout from Chernobyl that is still around.

Thanks to Tatsuhiko Kodama, a professor of systems biology and medicine at the University of Tokyo we now know that the No. 1 nuclear plant spewed some 30 times more radioactive materials than the fallout from the Hiroshima atomic bombing. In a fervent speech before a Diet committee in July he criticized the government’s slow response to this catastrophe. Japan’s prime minister, Naoto Kan, has in the meantime resigned over the Fukushima disaster.

Kodama said he couldn’t give an estimate of how many people are going to suffer from cancer due to the exposure to radiation or how long it would take for symptoms to show. He said that decontamination will take decades and warned that “Cesium has been detected from urine and breast milk from those residing in Fukushima Prefecture, and the cause for that is still not specified.”

Meanwhile, Australia’s NBC exposed the ‘unspeakable’ realities of the Japanese catastrophe in its 60 Minutes program during which leading nuclear scientist Dr. Michio Kaku said radiation from Fukushima will impact of all of humanity. The nuclear energy power industry violation of the right to health is apparent throughout the new Australian report. Dr. Kaku told reporter Liz Hayes, “… the whole world will be exposed from the radiation from Fukushima.”

Liz Hayes was on site in Fukushima and reported that “The Fukushima crisis is far from over. The crippled nuclear power plant is still leaking; and, judging from Chernobyl, recovery will not be measured in years, more like centuries.” Her documentary that also covers Chernobyl, is chilling:

So what is anybody to do – besides possibly taking supplements against radiation and keep the immune system strong and healthy? To all meditators this is yet another time of opportunity, awareness and tuning in. After the Chernobyl disaster Osho said in answer to a question:

”There are going to be disasters. This is just the beginning. Use the opportunity to be awake – that’s  all you can do. There is nothing else that you can do.

And tell your friends to use the moment for meditation, because the disaster that has happened in the nuclear plant in Chernobyl near Kiev is not something that happens and is finished. Its effects will linger for decades, at least for thirty years. So it is not a question of some house being burned, and finished…

Around Kiev, particularly in the Ukraine where Kiev is… the Ukraine is the most productive part of the Soviet Union for wheat, for other foodstuff. But now for thirty years you will not be able to grow anything in the Ukraine.

For thirty years the radiation will affect fruits, vegetables, wheat, milk…because cows will be eating the grass. And any living things – grass, wheat, fruits – catch the radiation immediately; it becomes part of them. And when you eat, it becomes part of your system.

There may be thousands of women who are pregnant. If the radiation has entered them, their children will be born distorted, blind, crippled, with no brain – anything is possible. The best will be that they are born dead; anything else is going to be a lifelong tragedy. So it is a danger not only for the living but even for those who are going to be born. And the same is true about animals. If they are pregnant their children will be crippled.

And governments go on lying. You can see how much politicians can lie. Two thousand people died in Chernobyl where the disaster happened, and the Soviet Union declared that only two persons died. Can you imagine the scale…? Two thousand people had died – there were eyewitnesses who had seen two thousand corpses taken out of the burning plant – and the Soviet Union declares on the radio that only two persons have died and everything is under control. And nothing was under control.

The next day it became clear: the radiation cloud started moving over other countries and the amount of radiation went up.

Man can tolerate only a certain amount – it went to twenty times, one hundred times, two hundred times that amount in a few places. In Vienna it was two hundred times more, in London it was one hundred times more, and in all these places pregnant women were in danger – not only them but their children. And it will continue: if those children are allowed to live they will create children, and the radiation will go on continuously affecting…

So it is not a small tragedy; its scale is tremendous. And many things are not known which will be known as time passes. The fish in the ocean will get the radiation: you eat the fish and you get the radiation. The water becomes undrinkable, because radiation ashes settle easily on the water. The atom bomb that was used on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the second world war was a small toy compared to these nuclear plants and nuclear missiles. But even now the effects continue because they go from generation to generation. And you cannot control fish; they will move to any place, and you don’t know where they have moved.

So the Soviet Union has declared that there will be no crops in the Ukraine for thirty years, but that means that for thirty years the Soviet Union, one of the biggest powers, will be the most starving country. It will have to depend on poor nations. And things are so complicated that from poor nations, which produce only food, you can purchase their food only in exchange for war material. They want war material.

They are ready to give their wheat, they are ready to give their food, but they want war material because they are continuously afraid of their surrounding neighbors who are collecting war material. So the Soviet Union is going to sell old war material, which is not of any use if a new war is going to happen any day, to get food for itself.

Another accident like that… And it all depends on the winds. You cannot control it; the winds can take the clouds, the fumes, the radiation in any direction, to any country, to anywhere. So it is not only a question of one place and its surroundings being affected. The place may be anywhere and you may be thousands of miles away but you can be affected because the winds can carry radiation. And you will be more vulnerable because you will not be so alert about it and you will not take any precautions.

There is one medicine – and this is the first time it is being used – which people think can prevent your being affected by radiation, but all stocks are finished everywhere in every country. People are dying to get the medicine, particularly in Europe, but there is no stock because nobody thought that suddenly there would be so much demand. And no other country is willing to give it because who knows? – the cloud may move towards them and they will be in the same position.

The danger is more, but as life is itself always in the grip of death, it is a good opportunity to be aware. Otherwise your death comes without any pre-information: suddenly it comes and you don’t have even a single moment. And even in cases where death is certain – in cancer or in AIDS – the doctors, the family, the friends, everybody tries to hide the fact that it is so close…with good intentions, but good intentions won’t do. They are harming the person.

The person should be made aware: “Your death is going to come within one month. You don’t have any more life, so this month do the best thing that can give you a taste of immortality.” Then when you die there is no sadness, no misery – you simply move from this body into another body, or if you become enlightened… A sudden awareness of death can make you enlightened.”

Osho, The Path of the Mystic, Ch 4, Q 1

Previous articles in Osho News on this subject:
We Are All Always in Danger
Radiation Impact On Our Planet (Dr. Helen Caldicott)

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