Sunday, September 30, 2012


LANDFALL ON JAPAN'S MAIN ISLAND - A powerful typhoon that was traveling northeastward Sunday along the coast of western Japan made landfall on the main island of Honshu after hammering the southern islands of Okinawa, where it killed a man and injured more than 50 people while causing extensive blackouts, the weather agency said. At 7 p.m., Typhoon Jelawat made landfall in Aichi Prefecture in central Japan, with the season's 17th typhoon moving through the Japanese archipelago, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. In the village of Yomitan in Okinawa Prefecture, 29-year-old Nobuhiro Bando was confirmed dead after being washed away by high tides while he was fishing. The municipal government of the central Japan city of Nagoya briefly issued an evacuation advisory for a total of 57,000 people in 21,000 households amid fear of flooding due to rising water levels of rivers in the city. 

A survey by Kyodo News on local police showed that at least 116 people had been injured across the nation on Sunday. The Ishinomaki city government in Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan, issued an advisory for 11,000 people in 4,700 households in Miyagi Prefecture. The city of Hachioji near Tokyo recorded winds of 137.2 kph, while the cities of Fujinomiya and Hamamatsu in Shizuoka Prefecture saw 120 millimeters of rain per hour, prompting the weather agency to issue a warning for a record-breaking deluge in a short period. The agency is warning of torrential rain, thunderstorms and high waves, forecasting rainfall of 150 mm in Tohoku and Hokuriku, and 120 mm in Hokkaido over the 24-hour period through Monday night. According to airlines, over 500 flights mainly in western Japan have been canceled Sunday, while Japan Railway Co. decided to halt part of its shinkansen bullet train services across the nation.

A major typhoon bore down on Japan's main island on Sunday, with winds gusting up to 180 kilometers per hour and heavy rains that threatened to disrupt the Tokyo area and potentially cause problems for the Monday rush hour. Rainfall was expected to reach 500 millimeters in some areas over a 24-hour period. The storm hit the southernmost main island of Okinawa on Saturday, where it left many people injured, and more than 300,000 homes without power. Due to lack of observance of yagya (ritual of sacrifice), all around the world there are disturbances in nature, which in the form of karmic reactions are affecting all of us.

It is a misperception, that the West has almost all that it needs. All of us have probably heard about devastating hurricane and storms. … So rather than going into the intricacies of comparison of  natural calamities and problems that we face in India and America, the underlining principle is that, things are not as rosy in the west as are portrayed in our media and TV. They are quite grave in many ways. Yes, if people do not worship and perform yajgya then the result is, not just that they don't get rains; rather they don't get rains in proper way. We should not be naive and simple in understanding that if someone is performing yajgya or is following dharma then suddenly the rains start coming. No that is not completely correct. That is just a causal connection between the two. But this causal connection is much more broader and deeper.

Śrīpad Chaitanya Charan das :
“The Spiritual Scientist”
“How is the Western world having its necessities despite not performing any sacrifices?”
Posted on April 14, 2012  -

Published by dasavatara das - "Vedic Views on World News"

1 comment:

Comics said...

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