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Chapter 4: An Era of Crises

[Osho explains the coming crisis in a message to his secretary.]

Beginning next year, the world will face 15 years of catastrophic natural and man-made disasters - including nuclear war. Tokyo, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and Bombay all will be destroyed - but the holocaust to come will not be confined to these major population centers.

And unless human consciousness changes totally, man cannot survive. As he is right now, he is already outdated.

There will be floods which have never been known since the time of Noah, along with earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and everything else that is possible through nature. There will be wars which are bound to end in nuclear explosions, hence no ordinary Noah’s Arks are going to save humanity.

[Here] we are creating a Noah’s Ark of consciousness, remaining centered exactly in the middle of the cyclone. I say to you that except this there is no other way.