Today this 3, square mile range, partly located in the desolate Jornada del Muerto Valley, is named the White Sands Missile Range and is actively used for non-nuclear weapons testing. Before the war the range was mostly public and private grazing land that had always been sparsely populated. During the war it was even more lonely and deserted because the ranchers had agreed to vacate their homes in January They left because the War Department wanted the land to use as an artillery and bombing practice area.
Aum, attired in white and all-pervading, O moon-hued, four-shouldered One with smiling face so pleasing, upon You we meditate for removing all obstacles.
Shri Adi Sankara prayed in his Ganesha Bhujangam the following invocation. It is particularly suitable for recitation before japa and deep meditation on the highest wisdom of Lord Ganesha, the incomparable Lord: To You whom the wise exclaim as the single-syllabled, Supreme sound, stainless and peerless, the Indweller in the core of sacred tradition -- to that Primeval One I bow in adoration.
Prayers of supplication are requests, pleadings or entreaties presented to the Deity in the spirit of personal surrender and loving devotion. Something specific is being asked for, a specific problem is being laid at the Lord's Holy Feet. Such supplications to the one-tusked Lord are given unconditionally, with full trust that He will do what is best for us, though not necessarily what we might think is best.
We do not demand of the Lord; for He, like a parent, provides not as we desire, but as we truly need. Prayers of supplication may come forth in the natural language of our hearts.
Leaving a problem at His holy feet means we let it be there and do not carry it home with us. Nor do we worry or wonder about how it will be handled, when it will be taken care of, or if it will be taken care of at all.
In full unquenchable faith we leave the matter there, at the feet of the God, and walk away from the temple or shrine, feeling that release has started and solution will be forthcoming. We must have this kind of faith for religion to work within us.
To carry home with us the same problems, fears and worries would be to take back the offering we have given the Deity to dissolve.
This is like the rich and famous who buy with gifts and do not give at all, slyly expecting more than something in exchange, gaining papa rather than punya and not knowing the difference. The course of events will later show how He works for our ultimate spiritual welfare.
I beg for Your grace.
Fill me with righteous judgment and clear discrimination as I lay all confusion at Your holy feet and immerse myself solely in You. Aum, Ganesha sharanam, sharanam Ganesha.
I need you; help me. How long I've spent thinking only of worldly pursuits, caring not for the children of the future. How often I forget Your eternal presence.Einstein to Roosevelt, August 2, In the summer of , six months after the discovery of uranium fission, American newspapers and magazines openly discussed the prospect of atomic energy.
Most American physicists, however, doubted that atomic energy or atomic bombs were realistic possibilities. Bread and Puppet Theater Heights Rd Glover, Vt For questions about the following: Booking, [email protected] Bread & Puppet Museum, call Elka Schumann at () A rhetorical analysis of an essay, "The Shatterer of Worlds", against the American atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II.
The focus of the analysis is on the author's ethical and emotional appeals. Kildare Dobbs reminds us of humanity's biggest mistakes but also warns us of our greatest danger; "a modern thermonuclear weapon [is] upwards of 1, times more powerful and deadly then the Hiroshima bomb," a chilling fact that throughout Dobbs" The Shatterer of Worlds is explicated through an illustration demonstrating the causal /5(3).
For further information: Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin, American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tregedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, , [This is the definitive biography of Oppenheimer, and a very interesting read] Nuel Pharr Davis, Lawrence & Oppenheimer Peter Goodchild, J.
Robert Oppenheimer: Shatterer of Worlds Richard Rhodes, The Making of the Atomic Bomb. Trinity Atomic Web Site. Nuclear Weapons: History, Technology, and Consequences in Historic Documents, Photos, and Videos.