From my Ramayana Series!
In the Ramayana, Rama used devastating magical weapons to fight Ravana. Below is an article by an Indian chemistry professor who thinks that Rama was actually using nuclear technology. You see, it is not only some Christian scientists who reason well in one realm of their lives but who partition off part of their brain for their religion where they turn off some logic switches.
Below is the short newspaper article describing this brilliance. I will supply links to supplement your reading. The article is from yesterday’s Deccan Chronicle — an English language newspaper in Hyderabad, India. “Deccan” implies “South” India — remember my post on the North-South Divide?
The Mahabharata and the Ramayana recount many examples that indicate our ancestors had knowledge of nuclear energy thousands of years ago, according to a paper presented in the ongoing national conference on emerging trends in nuclear and chemical technology, at Gitam University here.
The descriptions of weapons such as brahmastra and pashupatastra, which could annihilate several thousands or trigger drought, could only be imaginable in nuclear terms, said Mr K.V. Murali Krishna, chemistry lecturer at Silver Jubilee Government College, Kurnool.
Indian mythology, especially the Vedas, Smritis and Puranas, are storehouses of valuable technological and ethical knowledge offering breathtaking insights hidden in Sanskrit verse, said Mr Krishna’s paper, titled The glimpses of chemistry and technology in Vedic literature.
“Though it is evident that a knowledge in nuclear science existed in ancient India, people should also realise that their use was bound by high values of ethics. (It) calls for only ‘favourable’ and ‘protectional’ use of such extreme energy,” Mr Krishna said.
Starting his journey in the 1980s, Mr Krishna has studied rare scripts and publications, and interacted with Sanskrit scholars, to better comprehend the issue.
(Deccan Chronicle, April 4, 2012)
Note: Here is an other article with a deeper spiritual spin on those sacred weapons.