"No beast is more savage than man,
when possessed with power answerable to his rage."
"...now I am become Death [Shiva], the destroyer of worlds..."
Physicist Robert Oppenheimer
Supervising Scientist Manhattan Project
on 16 July 1945 at 0529 HRS,
in the Jornada del Muerto desert near
the Trinity site in the White Sands Missile Range.
...quoting from the Bhagavad-Gita upon
witnessing first atomic detonation by mankind.
The exact quote from the Bhagavad-Gita is:
If the radiance of a thousand suns
Were to burst at once into the sky
That would be like the splendor of the Mighty one...
I am become Death,
The shatterer of Worlds.
The Dawn of the Atomic Age
"The Atomic Age began at exactly 5:30 Mountain War Time on the morning of July
15, 1945, on a stretch of semi-desert land about 5 airline miles from Alamogordo,
"And just at that instance there rose from the bowels of the earth a
light not of this world, the light of many suns in one."
New York Times
September 26, 1945