A never-before-published excerpt from a 2007 interview. Read the rest of the interview here.
They say that when Robert Oppenheimer first saw a nuclear explosion, he quoted the Bhagavad-Gita: "If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, it would be like the splendor of the Mighty One." That's the section where Arjuna looks into Lord Krishna's mouth and sees him just chewing up men and spitting them out.Ah yes, that's where the juggernaut concept comes from. Fascinating. I didn't know enough about Hinduism to write about it my book, and I decided I wasn't going to pretend that I do.