Yesterday, I asked a nephew of mine whether he had enjoyed the event that he had organized? He said words to the effect – not then but later – thinking back. Under the subjective system of employment – retirement was facilitated after around 50 (55 in Sri Lanka as per my knowledge) so we could think back and enjoy our own life. Those who have low thinking orders are not able to enjoy the past. They would either have produced negative outcomes in the past or would have produced excessive lateral outcomes that are hoarded. Strong vertical structures lead to higher level enjoyment of the Experience itself. When we are able to invoke that Experience after a few years and feel happiness - we know that the core purpose has been positive. These are the heritage values that would empower and motivate the younger generation. Attributing the outcomes that confirm / show our wins more credit than is due with Truth as the Witness – and the Law as the Judge – amounts to hoarding.
Examples of such hoarding keep manifesting themselves to warn us that we are abandoning ourselves to the past / fate / karma of the past. In terms of karma – the effects of past karma could be reduced by current work and sacrifice. But the past must not be made active. Activating the past amounts to backward travel. This is why wise Hindus say that we could recognize past credits and debits through the horoscope system - but not make it active and claim current debit or credit. In most Hindu temples, the shrine of the Navagrahas (Nava=Nine Grahas=Planets) is usually away from the main shrine and we do not prostrate before the Navagrahas for this reason. In other words we do not submit to the past but recognize and respect it. This applies to those of us who migrate to other countries for whatever reason. Those of us to whom such migration is an expansion – become global. Others to whom such migration was preceded by separation in the mind – the country of origin is of heritage value.
Watching ‘Jaffna Is Calling - A film by Clickr’ – with A.R. Rahman’s beautiful music (http://youtu.be/x9TSRkczGYM ) – I felt the beautiful experience of Jaffna as if it was happening here (in Sydney) and now (November 2014). I would have missed out on the experience – if I had taken immediate and early credits for my contributions to Jaffna – not only through my current activities but also through my achievements when I lived in Jaffna. The benefits we plough back naturally and willingly – develop the structure of our special relationship with the Land called Jaffna. When it is the Land of our birth – the start of the relationship happens with the Creator’s blessings.
What was disturbing and disappointing in the above film clip was the “Jaffna Board” – which confirmed the following priority:
Accordingly the Jaffna Board ought to have appeared as follows:
In Tamil first, in Sinhala third and in English second as the link language. That reflects also the order of investment made by PEOPLE of that part of the Land – over many generations.
Those who placed the above Jaffna Board are confirming that they lack the depth of ‘Experience’ in Jaffna. Over-production of ‘victories’? If yes, - they come at the cost of Experience and lack of power to influence the natural Jaffna forces.
Gajalakshmi Paramasivam – 11 November 2014