While reading the other day in a book called, “The Divine Romance” by the great Eastern mystic, Paramhansa Yogananda, I came across a quote from Yogananda that I believe you might find interest in. I am not going to comment on the quote. I am merely going to reproduce it here and ask you the question, “Does this sound familiar?”
Partial dissolution of the world is brought on by the evil activities of people in general. If we all begin to fight with explosives, by this direct action we can reduce drastically the extent of civilization. And maybe if we work hard enough, we can dissolve this world, too! God has given man the power of destruction as well as the power of creation. We have made the world beautiful, and we have the power to destroy it. When we desecrate the world, the environment undergoes a violent change, which is called partial dissolution. Such upheavals have occurred many times – one example is Noah’s flood. These partial dissolutions are due to the wrong actions and ignorant errors of mankind. Don’t think the happenings of this world are going on automatically without God’s knowledge … When the Earth becomes very heavy with disease and evil, these etheric disturbances cause the world to give way to earthquakes, floods, and other natural disasters.
(The Divine Romance, p. 60)