Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam

12 November  2019


Tamil Politicians have expressed their expectations through a 13  point Memorandum. I identify with some of them but not all. To my mind, it is a political expression of how Tamil Political Leaders received their voters’ expectations and merged with their own expectations. There have been diverse interpretations of this and Dr Nirmala Chandrahasan has shared hers through Island article headed ‘The Jaffna Intl Airport and 13 points of Tamil political parties’.
Included in that article is the following:
[However, there is another way of tackling this issue, and that is for the Tamil people and especially the youth to be willing to go to the land and engage in Agriculture and farming; rather than looking to Government jobs and greener pastures abroad. In Israel the Jews of the diaspora were willing to come back to a land they had left centuries ago, and to go into an occupation namely farming, which they had long ago lost touch with while also fighting off the Arabs already in occupation. As for what is being called Budhistization, it must be recalled that the Tamils of the North and East have a Buddhist heritage dating back many centuries. The many ruins and archaeological Buddhist sites are evidence of this. It is now for the Tamil inhabitants to claim their heritage and come forward to help in the conservation of these sites, and for the Tamil people to be made aware of their Buddhist /Hindu heritage.]

As per my search Dr Nirmala Chandrahasan is a former head of law – University of Colombo. Unless Dr Nirmala Chandrahasan herself has given up law based thinking and has been engaged in farming and land based thinking, the lady has no right to recommend it to others in her community. One does not need to go to Israel for example. My uncles retired from government service on language issue – and went to Kilinochchi for farming. Hence we have local heritage as example. Like many senior members of the Sri Lankan diaspora, they drew pension for their services through government.
If Dr Nirmala Chandrahasan had a true relationship with the junior castes in Northern Sri Lanka, she would know that many of them are engaged in farming. It is like Natural compensation for their caste based discrimination pain. That is the way of Natural Justice which keeps the credit by juniors in ‘reserve’ to the extent of genuine contribution not rewarded by custodians of power. This reserve manifests when there is an avenue open in that environment.

 Many  children of these junior castes are following in the footsteps of the Senior castes and are looking for government jobs that would give them a pension. It’s an inheritance from the Seniors to the juniors. To the extent the caste based discrimination was based on work – this kind of heritage is natural. The relationships are workplace relationships. In Vaddukoddai I  am one of those who link – Public Service experience with junior castes who would otherwise  lack the confidence to continue with those relationships.

The Northern student had to try harder than her/his counterpart in South – in order to win Government jobs or to find emigrate for economic purposes. Science based courses were considered more suitable towards this. When the standardization policy was brought in – and Tamils as well as global minded non-Tamils were seriously disadvantaged but to the extent they continued to invest in merit based achievements – their efforts accumulated as reserves and was inherited by those to whom those areas became home. That was how LTTE became a clever force relative to JVP in South. THAT is the confirmation that militants were genuine in terms of their ‘motive’ – largely through inheritance which confirms shared experiences.

Recently I was explaining to a White Australian lady whose daughter is married to an Indian, that exchanging garlands during wedding ceremony signified exchange of experiences. The more conscious we are of ‘giving’ and ‘receiving’ the less we share experiences. Likewise ‘telling’ and ‘being told’. Sharing confirms oneness. When seniors share with juniors who do not recognize them as seniors – the language needs to be that of the junior. That is what democracy is about.

Also, in terms of Buddhist /Hindu heritage – a law specialist needs to work continuously for this to be reflected in the Constitution of Sri Lanka. The constitution is our heritage. If the written constitution fails to recognize this then that needs to be corrected first. Article 9 of the written constitution clearly differentiates between Buddhism and other religions. It is the duty of every democratic citizen who seeks Unitary structure - to reject the ‘foremost’ status rendered to Buddhism. To join Buddhism with Hinduism is  to dilute the diversity of Hindus who have a distinct culture. Buddhist Police working  in Vaddukoddai – have demonstrated that they consider Buddhism to be senior to Hinduism. THIS has been confirmed through the constitution.

Majority folks in Northern Sri Lanka continue to confirm Thesawalamai as their heritage. But those who trade in their knowledge of law – for money and status – allow their minds to be polluted by visible outcomes and merely use the name of Thesawalamai law but claim and judge as per their own personal likes and dislikes. This results in failed relationships through Thesawalamai law and therefore community relationships. Buddhism has also been so abused by politicians in Sri Lanka and hence their failed relationships including in parliament – the parental home of government-citizen relationships.

The end of any relationship is common ownership. This could be through one pathway or through diverse pathways. Tamils have clearly chosen the diverse pathway and this is healthier for Sri Lanka where majority do not relate directly to the written constitution. Majority Sri Lankans follow their own religious tenets and other common ways  – largely through inherited cultural values particular to the environment in which they are born. THAT is their real Constitution.
Common secular education promotes harmony in common areas – including the parliament. But in groups where majority lack common secular education – the risk of conflict is high – where one group assumes senior status merely due to being majority by numbers. This ‘submission’ is clearly visible in the following passage by Dr Nirmala Chandrahasan:

[There is also a clause prohibiting secession. It is accepted that there should be power sharing between the Centre and the periphery and the Devolution of powers is based on the framework of the 13th Amendment. It has been recognized that in order to facilitate power sharing those features of the 13th Amendment and Provincial Councils Act which are impeding MEANINGFUL DEVOLUTION should be amended or done away with, and that there should be administrative reorganization as well as financial viability provided for the efficient functioning of the Provincial Councils.]

Prohibition of secession became law through the 6th amendment to the Sri Lankan constitution.  To those driven by the ‘seen’ any form of diversity would seem ‘separatism’. Militants without the support of higher common mind are also examples of this. But not so the politicians who fought for Equal Opportunity. The 13th Amendment gave form to the genuine expectations of Tamils who were ‘told’ – including through and the Buddhism foremost claim and the 6th amendment. Rejecting such ‘telling’ is the duty of an independent community.

Buddhism tenets are not part of the reasoning of  a Sri Lankan judicial mind. The 13th Amendment helped balanced that idle status in law through Provincial formations. When the Sinhalese government recognizes the inherent value of this formation through accumulated reserves formed by enduring discrimination pain – they would seek to be Equal partners and not seniors of  representatives of Tamils in National Parliament and share as equals and not ‘tell’ as if they were seniors.

Devolution to non-Tamil provinces is from seniors to juniors. Wherever there is lack of common belief  between two groups – power needs to be shared – as between mother and father in a family. Where an equal contributor is treated as ‘junior’ there is exponential accumulation of skills and motivational powers within the equal partner treated  as junior .

If  Dr Nirmala Chandrahasan is a relative of the Hon SJV Chelvanayagam that heritage is not presented through this article. It certainly does  not confirm the destination of Gandhi’s Sathyagraham pathway.

Monday, 11 November 2019

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam

11 November  2019

A senior member of the Australian Tamil community said that we should ‘forgive and forget’. This was in response to our absence at the wedding of  a relative of ours – known to the lady as an association. I then said that to me the ‘structure’ was important and hence as an individual – I would confidentially accept the person to the extent I felt he was true but that the apparent position in my relationship was not mine alone to ‘forgive and forget’. The relationship is as per the customs and laws of our common environment and confirms our contribution to those structures. Damage to those structures would weaken our own protection from negatives in family environment – where we tend to be ‘free’. By opposing those who breach those protocols – we preserve our own protective armours.
This morning I learnt the shocking news that accused in the Royal Park Murder has been ‘pardoned’ by the current Sri Lankan President. Wikipedia includes the following message:

[On June 9, 2014 the Supreme Court approved the death sentence.
Royal Park murder convict on death row granted Presidential pardon (09-11-2019)
Nov 09 2019, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena in the final week of his term in office has pardoned a death row prisoner who was convicted of a murder of a Swedish teenager in 2005, local media reported.

Sri Lanka's Court of Appeal in 2012, overturning a 12 year prison term imposed by the Colombo High Court, sentenced Shermantha Jude Jayamaha in the murder of 19-year-old Yvonne Jonsson at the luxurious Royal Park Condominiums at Rajagiriya in July 2005
Recently, President Maithripala Sirisena said he would consider granting presidential pardon to Mr Jayamaha since he had served his term on good behavior while completing his doctorate in prison. "He went to prison at the age of 19 over an incident of impatience," the President said announcing his intention on the pardon request.
Chairman of the Office on Missing Persons Saliya Peiris questioned how the President chose Royal Park convict among thousands of convicts on death row to grant a presidential pardon.]

The Constitution of Sri Lanka provides as follows:
[34. (1) The President may in the case of any offender convicted of any offence in any court within the Republic of Sri Lanka –
(a) grant a pardon, either free or subject to lawful conditions;
(b) grant any respite, either indefinite for such period as the President may think fit, of the execution of any sentence passed on such offender ;
(c) substitute a less severe form of punishment for any punishment imposed on such offender ; or
(d) remit the whole or any part of any punishment imposed or of any penalty or forfeiture otherwise due to the Republic on account of such offence :
Provided that where any offender shall have been condemned to suffer death by the sentence of any court, the President shall cause a report to be made to him by the Judge who tried the case and shall forward such report to the Attorney-General with instructions that after the Attorney-General has advised thereon, the report shall be sent together with the Attorney-General’s advice to the Minister in charge of the subject of Justice, who shall forward the report with his recommendation to the President. ]

It is not clear whether the President went through the above process. If he did not – it is the duty of the Parliament – to institute action to protect the ‘structure’ of the Constitution of Sri Lanka which provides as follows:

[38 (2) (a) Any Member of Parliament may, by a writing addressed to the Speaker, give notice of a resolution alleging that the President is permanently incapable of discharging the functions of his office by reason of mental or physical infirmity or that the President has been guilty of –
(i)             intentional violation of the Constitution,
(iv) misconduct or corruption involving the abuse of the powers of his office, or
(v) any   offence under any law, involving moral turpitude and setting out full particulars of the allegation or allegations made and seeking an inquiry and report thereon by the Supreme Court]
In  Democracy – elected members of Parliament are entitled to act as per their belief. It is an entitlement through their governing powers. If indeed – the President ‘believed’ that the perpetrator deserved his ‘pardon’ then Sri Lanka is headed by someone of weak civilization. According to Adaderena newsreport:
[Last month, President Maithripala Sirisena had said he may consider granting a Presidential pardon to the Royal Park murder convict, as he had served his prison term on good behaviour while completing his doctorate.]

Getting a doctorate does not in any way cure a person of murderous qualities. In fact higher education ought to have influenced the person concerned  to apply the law and reject any concessions personal to him.

The current President has seriously weakened his relationship with the Common Citizen of Sri Lanka. That is the heritage he shares with the position of Presidency.  This kind of abuse was indicated also by Mr Gotabaya Rajapakse. If Sri Lankans vote for Mr Rajapakse to become president – they confirm that murder is not a serious misconduct. Given that the victim was a dual-citizen with international grooming, this sends a strong warning to tourists – especially from the Western countries where the laws are quite harsh and where impeachment of the head of State  is used to cure the government of serious impurities.

Mr Sirisena has acted against the State by using personal / private  standards. Whether it be Tamil, Sinhalese or Muslim rebels who waged war in which people were killed – so long as they did so due to their Belief – they earned lesser punishment than this perpetrator. The release confirms ‘jungle’ laws and Sri Lanka’s President has demoted Sri Lanka to jungle level. If majority have earned that – status – then they would continue to elect such presidents.

Now that the Executive powers of the President have been trimmed – one ought to expect this kind of chaos in Sri Lanka. Presidential immunity is to cover ‘governing’ belief based decisions which would not be acceptable to those who follow the law. The President needs to be symbolic head to prevent this kind of abuse which places is a curse placed on the Presidency and the whole nation.

When we hold a position of belief – both sides of whatever we do come back to us. Executive power and therefore Accountability – helps share the responsibility with those above us by law.

Saturday, 9 November 2019

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam

09 November  2019


A true  ‘family’ could be formed by a minority of one.  A person who has in her/himself the values of her/his ancestors and/or the values of those in her/his current local environment  is a family even if no relation is visible. As per most religions – we carry with us the Truth into our  next life. Truth being an Experience – requires us to receive these other values into us without their original form. When we bring it with the form – it is a fact. The ‘form’ of the fact is the form given by the environment in which it was born. Bringing it as is into our thoughts amounts to plagiarism. Plagiarism lacks the Energy of ownership.
Today’s mail drew my attention to the Tamil article under the heading – to the effect of ‘A Rajapaksa Presidency would pave the way for Tamil Eelam to be formed with the involvement of the International community.’ – at https://www.einpresswire.com/article/501484352/ - based in USA
The article presents as examples – East Timor, Kosovo and South Sudan. Interestingly Singapore is not listed as an example for Tamil Eelam to follow. One who truly believes in the Jaffna Kingdom would invoke the blessings of ancestors of that time. Singapura  which is reported to be the origin of Singapore is Malay. The official language of Singapore is Malay – even though over 70% are Chinese by ethnicity. English is an Equal Official language.
The parallel of the above in Sri Lanka would be Tamil as National language and English, Sinhalese and Tamil as official languages. These are pathways through which ancestral powers and current lateral powers are facilitated to integrate with the nation concerned. Attachment to the physical of the past ‘blocks’ this natural passage.
It is interesting that Chinese are particularly highlighted by the Government – through the language or even the flag which is stated to depict common values. Not so the Sri Lankan flag which depicts particular Sinhalese ‘fact’ through the lion and Buddhist value through the Bo leaves. The only common values are those of the minorities :

[The flag of …. also called the Lion Flag or Sinha Flag, consists of a gold lion holding a kastane sword in its right fore-paw in a maroon background with four gold bo leaves in each corner. This is bordered by gold, and to its left are two vertical stripes of equal size in green and orange, with the orange stripe closest to the lion. The lion and the maroon background represent the Sinhalese, while the saffron border and four Bo leaves - represent Buddhism represent and the four Buddhist concepts -  KaruṇāMuditā and Upekshā respectively.
The stripes represent the two main minorities: the orange representing the Sri Lankan Tamils and the green representing Sri Lankan Muslims.] Wikipedia

Armed Rebels who eliminated politicians would have disconnected with Jaffna Kingdom. Hence we disconnected with our ancestral truth in politics – inherited as the Truth by our ancestors. The Jaffna Kingdom flag was a Hindu flag with Nandi. This form been inherited by the University of Jaffna which was a political compensation for Standardization loss. Amusingly  – together – they depict Arthanathiswarar / Ardhanarishvara  - the Static form of Shiva-Shakthi :

In other words if we do not work to lose consciousness of ‘form’ we are seen as Equals. This was confirmed through the 1977 Parliamentary elections and also 2015 elections. When we raise that the higher level – we see common human values. Those who live off their past get pampered and ‘show’ what happened in the past as truth. Towards this they have to divide to show only their side. Hence Sinhala only and Tamil only depictions.  The Pallava Kingdom used Lion or Cow in their flag. The LTTE seems to have copied the Chola Dynasty flag of Tiger.

So – if we get a Rajapaksa lion in South – it will give birth to an LTTE in North. We need to pretend that Tamils of Sri Lanka – as they are today would become global overnight – through American takeover.

Singapore leadership was clever. It balanced the physical majority visible now – with time based priority to Malay. Its flag depicts common human values. They also had their share of civil riots. But they valued current work and therefore became independent of fear of their powerful neighbours. To the extent we are truly global – every one of us would add to our local environment becoming global.  

Friday, 8 November 2019

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam

08 November  2019


Yesterday a Tamil Diaspora leader drew my attention to the Tamilwin report which included the statement of support to Mr Sajith Premadasa in the forthcoming Presidential Election. This report is dated 06 November 2019. However, this was AFTER the  article headed ‘Winning Elections In An Ethnically & Religiously Polarised Polity’ – published a day earlier,  by Mr  Jehan Perera of the National Peace Council of Sri Lanka in which he stated as follows:

[In arriving at their decision regarding which candidate to support the TNA would have had two criteria to utilise. The first would be to assess the past actions of the candidates who are most likely to win the elections. The actions and thought frames of the past are likely to be determinative of what happens in the future. The second would be to look at the election campaigns of those leading candidates and their promises especially in what matters to inter-ethnic relations.]
The TNA’s statement includes the following:

This identity by Mr Jehan Perera confirms the strengthened  share of Sri Lankan minds. Likewise, when Tamils and Muslims identify with common positive values. One who has it in  her/himself will identify naturally with another. Many of us Tamils who feel Sri Lankan identified with Mr Ranil Wickremesinghe during the 2018 coup. THAT was a vote for UNP. TNA was part of the support but the true and  voluntary support of an individual without any vested interests is absolute – the power that Gandhi had.

Hence when my attention was drawn to the Colombo Telegraph article headed ‘Former Sri Lankan President’s Son Was Given Aegrotat Degree – LSE Admits Today’  I overrode it because of the conduct of Mr Premadasa during the above crisis. But when I read the following this morning, I felt concerned:

["As soon as I'm appointed President, a new Prime Minister who commands the confidence of Parliament will also be appointed. Sri Lanka will have a new first-time Prime Minister who will be endorsed by the majority," ]

This indicates a mind structure similar to that of Mr Sirisena. One does not ‘appoint’ a person elected by the People. One recognizes – along the lines I have stated about Mr Perera. My mind kept recalling the 2007 Australian Parliamentary elections in which Mr John Howard lost his seat. When it happened - I put it down to my own vote through the Equal Opportunity issues in which I challenged Mr Howard through court process. I believe that this helped raise the value of my vote to a much higher level and that through the system of truth it influenced migrants. Wikipedia reports the reasoning of media analysts  as follows:

[Media analysis of The Australian Election Study, a postal survey of 1,873 voters during the 2007 poll, found that although respondents respected Howard and thought he had won the 6-week election campaign, Howard was considered "at odds with public opinion on cut-through issues", his opponent had achieved the highest "likeability" rating in the survey's 20-year history, and a majority had decided their voting intention before the election campaign]

Mr Howard’s opponent Ms Maxine McKew was a Journalist who spoke the language of  Common Australians. One of the cut-through issues was refugee issue in which Mr Howard lied and upset a good proportion of the Public who genuinely value investment in globalization – as was recently confirmed by Australians living in Canada who supported ex-Manus Island detainees.  The votes of those Australians were cast mentally during that issue – highlighted through the Children Overboard declaration by Mr Howard. I have strong  investment in the suburb of Epping through extended family and more importantly my belief in Sathya Sai Baba – actively expressed through the Carlingford Sai Centre – also in the electorate of  Bennelong – named after  Aboriginal elder - Woollarawarre Bennelong.

 True belief through any form unites the minds. The system of Truth delivers as per our own needs. We need to identify with the Truth through our own environmental challenges and the system of Dharma does the rest.
Thus the services through Sri Lankans of Sinhalese origins to help Tamils come out of their depression will carry the Tamil message through to Sinhalese voters who believe in those values in their own forms.

Article 42(4) of the Sri Lankan Constitution provides as follows:

[The President shall appoint as Prime Minister the Member of Parliament, who, in the President’s opinion, is most likely to command the confidence of Parliament.]

The test is also for the strength of the President’s connection with the Parliament. If the President appoints a person he likes – and the Parliament passes a no-confidence motion against such a person as Prime Minister – the President loses credibility.  To my mind, Mr Premadasa weakened the confidence Tamils have in him through the above declaration.

TNA for their part missed the opportunity to field their own candidate to collect  second preferences. The value of Greens in Australian Political leadership  is confirmed as follows :

[The final tally indicated that McKew defeated Howard on the 14th count due to a large flow of Green preferences to her; 3,793 (78.84 percent) of Green voters listed McKew as their second preference.  Howard is the second Australian prime minister, after Stanley Bruce, to lose his seat in an election.] Wikipedia

In the above Statement - TNA has specifically highlighted that it has the third highest seats in National Parliament. To ignore TNA’s feelings and ‘appoint’ a PM of personal choice – is to risk  Public demotion by the President of himself, by himself.

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam

07 November  2019


We make discoveries about how nature works and this helps us go along with our environment – and function as part of that environment. Some discoveries are used for ‘internal’ purposes whilst others are packaged as theories and laws that help others also.  When we get paid money and / or are allocated status – we have the responsibility to ensure that the usage is balanced as per the stated laws of our environment.

Press Trust of India reported as follows about the conduct of a passenger which was not considered unlawful but inappropriate :

Man offloaded from flight for 'inconveniencing' co-passengers
[A seemingly "mentally unstable" air passenger was on Wednesday offloaded from a Colombo-bound carrier, after he caused "inconvenience" to others by performing yoga and exercise on board, police said.
The crew's repeated requests to the passenger against doing so paid no heed.
He had come from Varanasi to the city to proceed to Colombo, they said.
After the passenger created 'inconvenience' to others, he was offloaded with the help of CISF who later handed him over to the police, they said, adding, a part of his ticket cost was also refunded by the private airline.
Since there was no formal complaint against the passenger, he was not arrested but was in the process of being handed over to the Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission here, they added.
He had in his possession both Srilankan and US passports, police said.]

Varanasi is believed to be a strongly sacred place by Hindus as well as Buddhists. It is highly likely that the above person was strongly affected by the spirit of Varanasi and because he was performing yoga, it is likely that he is a Hindu. It is likely that he considered the environment of the plane to be Hindu. It takes the mentally weak mind to adjust to a different environment and v.v. As per my observation this can happen when one carries dual cultures in the mind and over  time fails to recognize which culture s/he is in. Interestingly, the above person is confirmed to be dual citizen.
Most individuals face this dual culture problem through marriage – with  the relations-in-law. Those who resign themselves to the past tend to relate through biological connections which are usually sense driven. A small minority connect through truth. The relationship-in-law is a link between the two. The law through which we relate needs to be common to the two sides – including through religion.

The Buddhism Foremost article  in the Sri Lankan constitution confirms that all non-Buddhists are distant relatives-in-law to the government. The articles that are ‘common’ also have minority status – in the Apparent Buddhist mind and in the mind that is obedient to the Apparent Buddhist mind. The true Buddhist mind would not need to ‘show’.

Varanasi to my mind is a place of truth and responds to many religions:

[Varanasi grew as an important industrial centre famous for its muslin and silk fabrics, perfumes, ivory works, and sculpture. Buddha is believed to have founded Buddhism here around 528 BCE when he gave his first sermon, "The Setting in Motion of the Wheel of Dharma", at nearby Sarnath. The city's religious importance continued to grow in the 8th century, when Adi Shankara established the worship of Shiva as an official sect of Varanasi. During the Muslim rule through the Middle Ages, the city continued as an important centre of Hindu devotion, pilgrimage, mysticism and poetry which further contributed to its reputation as a centre of cultural importance and religious education. Tulsidas wrote his epic poem on Rama's life called Ram Charit Manas in Varanasi. Several other major figures of the Bhakti movement were born in Varanasi, including Kabir and RavidasGuru Nanak visited Varanasi for Maha Shivaratri in 1507, a trip that played a large role in the founding of Sikhism.] Wikipedia

One who adds her/his truth to a place – is led by the Truth of that place. That is the value of Commonness. In Commonness one does not see a particular form. If therefore Varanasi has the ‘Hindu Foremost law’ it is likely to become bipolar – one area for  Hindus and the other for Non-Hindus. That is the way of Natural Law. This is the question we need to ask about Sri Lanka – whether we have become bipolar.  

As per Hindu philosophy pleasure and pain are equal and opposite twins. The higher we raise them the more common they become and hence there is no risk of bipolar problems. Given that majority Tamils do not see their militants as ‘Terrorists’ – those who do ‘see’ them as Terrorists – i.e. majority Sinhalese – become the other ‘pole’. Buddhism foremost contributes to this bipolar formation.
Bipolar mind goes through extreme excitement on the one hand and extreme depression on the other. But Nature tells us that the two pole formation is healthy when they are linked but do not physically ‘see’ each other. To my mind Yin-Yang  formation in  Chinese philosophy confirms this. In Hinduism Lord Muruga with two Consorts  confirms this. Two Equal and Opposite forces would be present in every Sovereign formation. Dancing Shiva confirms this by the Siva-Shakthi (Male-Female) formation which is visible in static form – presented as Arthanathiswarar / Ardhanarishvara form. As Dancing Shiva in Kinetic form we do not ‘see’ duality but one Energy.  We have the experience.  This is presented as follows by Fritjof Capra in ‘The Tao of Physics’

[Five years ago, I had a beautiful experience which set me on a road that has led to the writing of this book. I was sitting by the ocean one late summer afternoon, watching the waves rolling in and feeling the rhythm of my breathing, when I suddenly became aware of my whole environment as being engaged in a gigantic cosmic dance. Being a physicist, I knew that the sand, rocks, water, and air around me were made of vibrating molecules and atoms, and that these consisted of particles which interacted with one another by creating and destroying other particles. I knew also that the earth’s atmosphere was continually bombarded by showers of “cosmic rays,” particles of high energy undergoing multiple collisions as they penetrated the air. All this was familiar to me from my research in high-energy physics, but until that moment I had only experienced it through graphs, diagrams, and mathematical theories. As I sat on that beach my former experiences came to life; I “saw” cascades of energy coming down from outer space, in which particles were created and destroyed in rhythmic pulses; I “saw” the atoms of the elements and those of my body participating in this cosmic dance of energy; I felt its rhythm and I “heard” its sound, and at that moment I knew that this was the Dance of Shiva, the Lord of Dancers worshiped by the Hindus.]

In democracy – duality is recognized as Government and Opposition. If active at the same time along the same plane  but in opposite directions – they confirm Sovereignty. In Sri Lankan politics – Tamils were confirmed to be that ‘equal opposite in governance’  – in 1977 and in 2015. That is the true formation of  Sovereign Government in Sri Lanka. The 1977 manifestation happened due to Vaddukoddai Resolution 1976. The 2015 formation happened after the 2013 UN Resolution sponsored by America and strongly supported by India. To the extent – Apparent Buddhists are empowered to manage non-Buddhists one who believes s/he is Sri Lankan will invoke when s/he activates that power – that sovereign picture at her / his level. That level is the mental picture that one is governed by.

Be it JVP or LTTE – they sought separation. This is confirmed by their use of arms to attack instead of to defend only. One who uses armed force to defend only is disciplining the other side. One who attacks separates.  Hence the 2015 Separation within the SLFP which was born out of attacks on civilians who were relatives-in-law and not relatives by belief.  The only common secular law was not practiced by the Government which attacked instead of defending. The medium of the karmic return (Mr Sirisena) was one who failed to practice Buddhist Truth presented as follows by Wikipedia:

[The Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta (Pali; Sanskrit: Dharmacakrapravartana Sūtra; English: The Setting in Motion of the Wheel of the Dharma Sutta or Promulgation of the Law Sutta) is a Buddhist text that is considered by Buddhists to be a record of the first teaching given by Gautama Buddha in Sarnath after he attained enlightenment]

Sarnath is close to Varnasi. To my mind, in essence the four noble truths discovered by Lord Buddha – identify  the root cause of Pain - as  Desire and show the way to transcend that state.  Desire for Presidency – a secular position – through ‘attachment’ to Buddhist  vote – made the person passive in politics. Hence the bipolar behavior to cover up ignorance  in common secular structures.

As per Financial Times article headed ‘GR inks MoU to uphold rights of differently-abled people’ :
[Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) presidential aspirant Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Sri Lanka Sahakampana Organisation and Joint Front for differently-abled people and pledged, if elected, to uphold their right to equality and inclusion.

The MoU was signed at Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s office in Mirihana. Following the MoU signing, Rajapaksa launched the manifesto in Braille and as a recording.  He pledged to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Persons with Disabilities
. ]

The fact that this ‘right’ was NOT recognized by the government Mr Rajapaksa  was part of is confirmed as follows:

[However, the Sri Lankan Government signed the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities on 30 March 2007, and it was ratified after a lapse of nearly ten years, to come into effect from 9 March 2016.

“I will take necessary measures to uphold equal rights for people with disabilities. It was us who created pavements in Colombo which have special features for the differently-abled. They should also have equal privileges as other citizens in education and when seeking employment, and voting,” Rajapaksa said

One who
believes in the sovereignty of those who seem – mentally and physically – to be different to oneself does not need laws. One who believes but others under one’s leadership do not – needs laws. If one so believes in Sovereignty of those who ‘seem’ different  – one would not believe in Buddhism Foremost article in the Constitution.

Like the Yoga guy on the plane – ‘Different but Sovereign’ value is secular importation from most likely USA when Mr Rajapaksa was a American  citizen  and later Dual Citizen. This status became a handicap to claiming political leadership after the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.  Apparent Buddhist  status is the vote ‘winning’ vyugam / structure that would be presented foremost in these elections. That makes the other side idle in Buddhist area  and leads to bipolar separation. This is strengthened by these promises to win the votes of Differently abled / structured minds.  

One who believes in her/his sovereignty would believe also in the sovereignty of the largest diverse group – Tamils in Sri Lanka. One who does not recognize that group and in fact rejected their expectations – is lying about recognition of a smaller diverse group. The differently abled folks would become so distant that they would be ‘forgotten’ after some handouts.

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam

06 November  2019


The shower tap in the guest bathroom had been making squeaky noise over the past few days. I mentioned it to my husband and after our  guests left mentioned it again. My husband tested it and said it was working fine. We argued and eventually when I said I was going to call a plumber - he said ‘ask Pradeep’. Pradeep is our son and he does not speak against the father. That is easy for them – the children. I let go and went about my other work. A few hours later – my husband asked me whether he ought to ‘fix the tap’. I said ‘If you want to’. He went ahead. I did not think of testing it because usually when Param attends to it, it works.
Pradeep who usually lives in Melbourne was in Sydney for work purposes. This morning when he turned on the tap it leaked and the tap came apart. When I heard the loud noise of the shower,  I knew intuitively and was first to pick up the problem as it was, and  consolidated  the  energies of all concerned – including those of my guests who live in me.  After my husband fixed it – Pradeep said ‘It’s good it happened to me and not to the next guest’  who is due in today. I said to my husband  – that it was the divinity of this home that  prevented it. Each customer is brought into me first and then served as if I was serving myself. I said to my husband that he took Pradeep as his authority / customer and not me – the highest owner. To the extent we include the other as part of ourselves – our work is a program and we do not need to prove anything to the other. Confidentiality is needed to prevent external interference and distractions. Such confidentiality facilitates Energy sharing between owners. It is that ‘confidentiality’ with my home that invoked the ownership (albeit lesser than mine) in other members of my family to cure the problem. The real problem was lack of ownership and therefore lack of motivation.
Those who lack ownership Energy need to be transparent to others concerned – so those others would take only that which is needed by themselves – as a lesson or to use in their own operations. At that stage onwards there is no compulsion to take the outcome or to leave the outcome. That is ‘project’ basis that most Western Public Services have moved to at the lower levels of operation. Under this system there is least Energy sharing during processes. Inastead  those who recognize the value through the outcome would respect it. This therefore requires Transparency and distance between the two groups - suppliers and users.  
In governance of multicultural groups – project based transparency is important. Some parts of Australian media are ‘telling us’ – the public that the government is being ‘secretive’ about some of its work. But when we the members of the public said it through our own experience – the media was not interested. As Gandhi said about Indian Political leaders – the media wants to be the supreme power. When there is separation of powers – project approach and transparency is essential. Reasons for judgment by Judiciary is such an outcome. To the extent legal experts ‘wait’ for such outcomes to praise or to criticize – they are confirming that they are NOT entitled to confidential sharing of energies. In terms of Government,  Opposition has to work on Project  basis and v.v. There ought to be  NO confidential power sharing.
This has been a root problem with Sri Lankan politicians who keep shifting alliances. Here is one recent example:
[Prof. Peiris also discussed a fresh crisis caused by UNP leader and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s declaration that he would continue to be the Premier in case Sajith Premadasa won the presidency. Declaring that the SLPP candidate had almost 65 per cent of the vote, Prof. Peiris said that Sajith Premadasa wouldn’t have to face an issue regarding the premiership.] Island article ‘SLPP: Did Sajith give in to separatist demands?’
To the extent the UNP has been democratic I am an ‘insider’. I identified with Mr Ranil Wickremesinghe’s endorsement as one that states that he was still the head of UNP for government purposes – the same way I said that I was the authority in this family home and not Pradeep. Mr Ranil Wickremesinghe has the intuition including through his many failures which he turned into lessons learnt. That intuition would consolidate the energies of all owners – seen, known and beyond. THAT is what experience is all about.
Mr G L Peiris switched from Academic world to politics and in politics from UNP to SLFP and now to SLPP. The Island article includes the following  about his opinion about Tamil Political group:
[Prof. Peiris said that the ITAK’s declaration that it would support the candidature of Sajith Premadasa should be examined against both SLPP candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa categorically denying controversial demands.

Commenting on the demand for abolishing the long standing Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) with Counter Terrorism Act (CTA) promoted by Western interests, Prof. Peiris said the country would have been extremely vulnerable in the wake of Easter Sunday attacks if the PTA had been scrapped.]

TNA – to the extent it feels connected to those of  us who have invested in democracy – would naturally share energies with UNP which is far more democratic than SLPP. Hence there is a natural and confidential  power-sharing. That is the way of Dharma which delivers to all as per their true contributions.

PTA was never an issue with LTTE who had their own laws. Insight into LTTE was lost by the government that used the LTTE for political gain. Hence the loss of insight into Muslims who also were law unto themselves. Their attitude to PTA would be ‘Who Cares’. This PTA  law is to empower the government and it confirms lack of belief in its own citizens and therefore Confidential Power Sharing. Civilians whose communities that these perpetrators are part of are pained because it feels as if they are being punished. If not for PTA anxiety – Muslim civilians would have more freely shared with Christian civilians and that would have led to internal power sharing and cure.