Drumbeat of Death, Decay and Destruction


"We end this century, as we began, not any closer to a consensus for human existence. No political ideology, no religion, no technology, no science, no economic theory, no media, no sport, no guru has convinced us of our purpose. As we drift into the next century one hopes we won't kill as many, destroy the environment and ignore the poor, as we try to make sense of it all. The good in us should not."

The Great Adi Shakti Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
"The world is in turmoil today.

AFRICA
AMERICAS
ASIA-PACIFIC
EUROPE
MIDDLE EAST
SOUTH ASIA

People everywhere are anxious about the future. What they need is the soothing, uniting, elevating spiritual message of Sahaja Yoga. They have to be enabled to experience"Self Realization"And thereby attain inner transformation. Only then will they begin to regard all human beings as members of one global family regardless of their race, culture etc. Only then will they discard hatred and violence. Sahaja Yogis have a momentous responsibility at this crucial time in human history. They have to spread Sahaja Yoga in all the parts of the world by written and spoken word.... For this purpose, a well thought out approach is required."

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, December 2003


Voices at Dawn of New Millennium

"Every thing that we learn shows us how little we truly know."

Ben Shepherd, UK


"It is the beginning of the end, the damage we have caused is irreversible."

Alan Falconer, Glasgow, UK


"Can this exhausting century really be summed up in a sentence? There are so many things to remember. How about considering the fact that man has created enough pain and suffering to last forever? Yet we can be sure that in this new and 'mature' century," things can only get better.""

J.S.C, France


"We gained the ability to reach for our highest ideals, but often embraced barbarism. We enter the 21st Century with that choice. We can set free or we can enslave."

Robert Adam, Canada


"Man's blind strive towards knowledge & materialism, one step closer towards Utopia, or annihilation."

Sarbjit Singh (Sarb), Malaysia


"Some get all, and some get none."

Carmen, New England


"As many have said - the best of times, the worst of times. We had the worst atrocities (numerous attempts at genocide, for example) and the greatest advancements (elimination of many diseases and global communication and transportation for example) - hopefully we can have more of the latter and less of the former in the future."

Paul Higginbottom, USA


"The"20th century" is a man made phenomenon. We shape time and space now. Look around you. We are masters of ALL we create. Define the 20th century? It was up to us. Look around you and see yourself in the time we inhabit. Define the century; define yourself."

CeeGeeCee, Scotland


"This century mostly belongs to villains, dictators, democratic hypocrites, militants, terrorists, imperialists and a very little goes for the conscious politicians like Winston Churchill and scientists like Albert Einstein."

Duke Zhao, Singapore


"In the last 100 years people have created amazing technology. Only to have that technology destroy morals, family values, and small countries."

Regina, UK


"The north/south divide getting more entrenched everyday. Unimaginable riches, unimaginable poverty, what is there to celebrate or to gloat about?"

Phil Sim, UK


"The century when The Enlightenment flowered in The Holocaust. From American genocide in Guatemala to The Killing Fields, we have painted our moral bankruptcy in blood."

Gladwyn d'Souza, USA


"C20 - A new beginning, but the same old end. Humanity remains the contradiction of good and evil."

John Dermott, Australia


"The loss of identity, the rise of intolerance, the growth of poverty and the manipulation of minds through media."

IS, UK


"I've got four for us all to ponder. 1) It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. (Charles Dickens) 2) An era when love kills and a mouse has more money than god. (Pearl Jam) 3) Would all the people in the cheap seats clap your hands, the rest of you rattle your jewelry! (John Lennon) 4) The lengths that we go to in the pursuit of self-destruction. (Me)"

Andy Briggs, UK


"20th Century is a period in the history of the world, which is marked by unimaginable achievements in science and technology but at the same time full of violence and killings of human beings which have no parallel in the entire known history."

M. V. Gondhalekar, India


"With every passing century mankind walks closer to the line between heaven and hell."

David J. Elaty, USA


"The greatest change in the 20th Century is communication between everyone in the world through telecommunications. Sadly this doesn't seem to have solved the sorrows of differences and Nationalism and Fundamentalist Religion is on the rise."

Anon, Canada


"The birth of dehumanisation."

Johanan , Malaysia


"Unprecedented technological and social change, accelerated by a half-century of relative peace. There is now more potential for understanding and enlightenment than ever before in human history - provided we can control our primitive desire for conflict and war."

John Gilbody, UK


"Poverty, war, disease, famine and misery ravage the world. The greatest injustice of all is complacency. However, I do believe that humanity has become, ever so slowly, more humane. For within this small seed of hope lies our future."

Ramesh Vannitamby, Australia


"This century has experienced and perpetuated the dualism of humanity: the good and the bad. The list brings both pessimism and optimism. We must, however, ask ourselves one question: why have we permitted the bloodiest century in recorded history to occur?" "

Kahlil Elizabeth Thompson, USA/Austria


"The 20th Century saw humankind achieve technological wonders and moral turpitude on an equally grand scale. The angel-like and noble, work in progress, that is humankind, has not, as of yet exterminated its self and has achieved great good in its struggle to attain spiritual betterment, despite its inherent biological weaknesses. Even though we continue to corrupt our planet and are still prepared to kill on another in the name of freedom there is hope for the propagation of our species. There is hope, I for one, am optimistic."

John Anthony Robles II, Moscow, Russia


"It's been 100 years of selfishness, sophistication and expensive miscommunication. Ten decades of the exploitation of the ephemeral. One century that has disguised our loneliness and ignorance. I really don't know if it's any different to previous centuries; the game seems to be the same, only the tools have changed. I hope the next millennium will be much better."

José Maguregui, Mexico


"The Century of Tears"

Patrick Holleman, USA


"A time period man crosses his boundaries and enters into another domain he is not capable of surviving."

Francis Raj, USA


"Idiot wind, blowing through the dust upon our shelves. We're idiots babe, It's a wonder we can even feed ourselves." Bob Dylan

Tom Hoffman, USA


"A century of corruption. All that was invented in this century has perfected the art of corruption, even the computers and the internet."

Kephers Ondigo, Kenya


"The greatest good and the greatest evil."

KR Arliss, Canada


"The 20th Century: Mankind on the precipice of self-destruction."

Patrick Holleman, USA


"We end this century, as we began, not any closer to a consensus for human existence. No political ideology, no religion, no technology, no science, no economic theory, no media, no sport, no guru has convinced us of our purpose. As we drift into the next century one hopes we won't kill as many, destroy the environment and ignore the poor, as we try to make sense of it all. The good in us should not."

A. George Pinto, US


"From World Wars into a Cold War toward One World: Globalisation! Martin Luther once said," Everything that is done in the world is done by hope."Let's hope for the better during the 21st century."

Brigitte Lawson Chan, Canada


"100 years of a Maturing World": We have made huge advances in our learning about science and technology, but the application of this knowledge has not always been beneficial. We are greedy for material things and we care far more about ourselves and the pursuit of money than we care about other people. We are a child growing through the teenage years. I only wonder what kind of world the"Adult"years will"

John McLean, Switzerland


"A century where the poor got poorer and the rich got richer. It was the period where money held higher value than human lives."

Kirti Gandhi, USA


"A century full of contradictions and misinterpretations. A century full of deterrents and veiled threats, that never worked. A century on conflict, but greater understanding. A century in which the weak grow weaker and powerful grow more so. A century where the rich get richer, at the expense of the poor. A century where the world has shrunk to the size of a phone cable so you know what everyone is doing and they all know what you're doing. A century where we've learnt everything and nothing."

Michael Amherst, England


"The American Century. Century of universal culture, technological advances, return of faith. The century in which humans lost touch with humanity."

Vizarat Gowher, USA


"The 20th century more than any other was the age of technology. We reached the bottom of our oceans, the top of our mountain peaks, and ventured to Mars and beyond...... Our technological breakthroughs in communications enabled the"Global Market"that was absent prior to 1900 which broadened our cultural awareness. I only pray that the 21st century is that of burgeoning harmony throughout mankind."

David Anderson, USA


"The past has lead us to the point where we have found that it is possible through new technology to create problems which, can not be fixed by newer technology. But our politicians and the populace in general refuse to believe this because it would be a competitive disadvantage in the short term to halt the advancement the technology that produces these problems. In the last 100 years we have discovered a multitude of ways to annihilate our entire species and possibly the entire world without increasing our wisdom of how to use such power one iota. For essentially our make up is still that of a primitive animal living in an unnatural world of our own creation. As a species we are in deep trouble, as an individual, life is good."

Peter Bratton, Canada/UK


"Another evidence of our determination to survive our ever-increasing destructive tendencies in a world that we keep shrinking: a continuum of the eternal paradox"

Riz Rahim, USA


"A clear shift from the era of contentment to one of constant dissatisfaction when we have more than ever before."

Ashvini Sengar, India


"We found ourselves in the 20th century; profoundly wicked, infinitely forgiving, encapsulating the essence of humanity."

Mariam Bibi Jooma, South Africa


"A century full of promise, of a super advanced human civilisation by the new millennium, but delivered only more poverty, disease and wars, amidst spectacular wealth for the few."

Khanyo, South Africa


"This century has only shown us that mankind has not achieved anything at all concerning to live together in peace. I believe that no other century has been crueller than this one."

T J Thurmer, Norway


"20 years ago I had a Sinclair zx81 computer with 1Kb memory, and a TV game that went 'ping'. Now I communicate with colleagues all over the world, and work from my own home with streams of data flowing in and out of my phone lines, and it is nothing to jump on a 747, and 'pop down' to the other side of the planet. How much difference will it make, when humans are still finding interesting new ways to manipulate and destroy each other? Advancement of technology. Definitely. Advancement as a race? Probably not."

Gavin Cruickshank, Finland


"We have witnessed the end of the age of innocence and spawned the age of cynicism. My hope for the future is that we can regain something of our humanity before it is too late. That we can learn the lessons of history. That we can began to take care of our planet and it's resources. That we realise that we did not inherit the planet from our ancestors but that we borrow it from future generations. That"We learn to live together as brothers or die together as fools."And that the pursuit of personal wealth and power is not why we are here. We are a Global Village, One Planet - One People."

J Simpson, UK


"The word that best describes our century: dishonesty!"

S. Hemmingsen, Denmark


"The world wars have ended, and we now live longer,but the air and water are dirtier and many children are still hungry."

Muktesh Pant, USA


"Human beings have come to rely on governments, religious institutions, corporations, and the media to provide solutions for their problems. The result is that the world problems have increase exponentially and the individual is suffering."

Gurvinder Singh, USA


"In the words of Thomas Paine: "These are the times that try men's souls."

Nora Grasham, USA


"An era of constant triumphs of mankind's intellect and folly over one another. A century of great pride and immense shame."

Pritpal Singh, India


"I do not know with what weapons World War 3 will be fought, but World War 4 will be fought with sticks and stones."- Albert Einstein

Alan Cecil, USA


"The rich got richer and the poor got poorer. Especially in the last quarter of the century."

F.E. Pearson, USA


"It was not but a blink. The mercenary mankind has emerged a high-tech and wealthy ignorant, barbarous Beast!"

Moneeb Q, Canada


"I don't have enough to eat. - Half the earth."

Anonymous


"It was a century of tremendous contradiction: while great strides were made for the betterment of mankind, the grossest offences against our fellow man were also perpetrated."

B. Yugala, Thailand


"I want..." (citizen of first world nation)."I need..." (citizen of third world nation)."

S. Pryce, Canada


"It took only a hundred years for man to bring a billion year-old world to the point of destruction."

S. Munasinghe, Canada


"It has been the century where our eyes were opened. Not just to the good, but also to the tremendous damage we can do too. We know more now than at any time in our past what we are capable of. Let us hope that in the next century we can use that knowledge to correct what we have done wrong, for the sake of all those that died THIS century, so that we know that they did not die in vain. Let us CREATE the future THEY would have wished to live in!"

Chris Hill, England


"A century marked by remarkable human achievements, discoveries, inventions and gifted personalities but marred by their inability to address global issues; poverty, hunger, terror and violation of human rights."

Rienzie Nanayakkara, Switzerland


"The world has come to the point that it needs God to intervene."

Iskandar Halim, Indonesia


"Paradise missed."

Ludwig De Vocht, Belgium


"The birth, almost imperceptibly, of a global consciousness. For the first time in history, large fractions of humanity experienced the same events and shared the same emotions at the same time. Communications have connected us as human beings and made us aware of our similarities. Our collective consciousness holds dear the image of our tiny, shared planet, floating like a jewel against an inky backdrop of space."

Wendy Goodwin, Adelaide, Australia


"The age of tranquility, idealism, corruption, and greed."

Renee Goodwin, Australia


"A century of contradictions: unparalleled technological and material progress accompanied by equally great spiritual and moral retrogression. In sum an age of social Darwinism."

M. Ismail, USA


"While technology has advanced, morality has not kept pace; humanity's challenges change but they will never diminish; we face the same horrors today as we did yesterday and will tomorrow."

Clair Yates, UK




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