Gajalakshmi Paramasivam – 05 Sept 2015
Krishna asking Arjun to fight against Bheeshma or he's going to end the war by Himself
Needed - Good Sri Lankans to Lead Clever Sri Lankans
It happened in 1977 and it has happened again in 2015. Tamil equality has been confirmed yet again at National level in Sri Lanka – on the basis of Truth manifested through Democratic process. If one is to preserve the value of this outcome, one needs to work out the component of each Force that went into this manifestation and identify the rest as the Force of Truth. That is the way of the higher mind. The Parliamentary Election outcomes of 2015 have confirmed that mere numbers would not entitle one to Leadership. Truth worked through the desires of politicians with lower mind-order, to clear the pathway for the Higher Tamil Mind to be the Equal Leader in Parliament. In turn the former President is now an ordinary Member of Parliament representing only one electorate. That structure is the Beauty of Truth and will be enjoyed by the true Sri Lankan.
In the Channel News Asia report entitled ‘First Tamil in 32 years to lead Sri Lanka opposition’ it is stated:
[A Tamil lawmaker became leader of the opposition in Sri Lanka's parliament for the first time in 32 years on Thursday (Sep 3), in the latest sign of progress towards ethnic reconciliation on the once bitterly divided island.
Rajavarothiam Sampanthan is the first lawmaker from the ethnic minority to lead the opposition since 1983, when Tamil legislators resigned en masse to protest against a statute that compelled them to denounce separatism.
The 82-year-old moderate heads the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), which emerged from last month's election as the third-largest force with 16 seats in the 225-member assembly.
"We shall be loyal to this country and the people of this country," Sampanthan told the House on Thursday. "Our primary duty is to ensure that there is an acceptable resolution to the Tamil question."]
A Sri Lankan of Sinhalese origin wrote to us about Mr. Sampanthan’s speech:
‘One of the very meaningful speeches I have heard from Sri Lanka Parliament after a long time is the one from the Leader of the Opposition, yesterday (3 September 2015).
In his speech he has emphasized for all to work through together. I presume he means working together would be to keep a “United Sri Lanka”. Hearing this from the opposition leader, I believe it’s coming from his heart.
God bless him and God bless Sri Lanka!’
To the extent I have invested in the position of Leader of Opposition in Parliament – I believe that this is true of the Common Tamil Community. I needed to become Tamil living in Sri Lanka to appreciate this. We need to also, to the best of our ability, work out the forces that caused these outcomes and structure our pathway accordingly. Be it Love in Family or Truth in Governance – only a proportion of our thoughts are based on Love/Truth. Those would go straight to the root of the family/institution. Unless the rest is based on workable Structure – we are likely go back to war-times and turn Sri Lanka into a jungle.
Whether it be Sinhalese JVP or Tamil LTTE – rebellions against the Government were largely emotional – at the lower mind-order. Where emotions are based on belief – they are productive and they would produce their other side. When taken beyond our belief – they dawn-grade the whole. This leads to brawn-power of the animal kingdom. Hence the use to ‘Jungle laws’ to describe the Sri Lankan situation. Some of us BELIEVED and hence the Divine outcome of TNA leadership. Lord Muruga is described by Yoga Swami of Sri Lanka – as the God who redeemed the Thevar (Higher Beings) from the prison of Asurar (lower - animal - beings) . Those who truly submit to Lord Muruga would therefore redeem the Higher mind from the prison of the lower mind. The higher mind is the entrance to Eternity/Heaven / Truth / Love.
When we sacrifice our earned benefits we raise our mind to structural level. It’s like savings for the future. When the structures are raised further – they are Eternal source of Energy – which comes with us beyond time and place boundaries and invokes the resources needed whenever we need them. Such Energy would be beyond the comprehension of the logical mind. In some cultures - Halos depict such Spiritual Energy.
The outcomes in the 2015 Sri Lankan Parliamentary Elections do not seem ‘right’ as per majority rule. One such reader is Mr. Wimal Weerawansa who is reported to have said :
[that the UPFA had never agreed to make Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R. Sampanthan the opposition leader.
He accused the President of working under a contract to make Sampanthan the opposition leader as the TNA had backed Sirisena at the January Presidential election]
Mr. Weerawansa’s entry into Politics was through the Sinhalese armed rebel group JVP. One would not expect Mr. Weerawansa to develop the higher mind when he reveals his-mind order in this way. One could work out that according to Mr. Weerawansa and therefore the party on whose behalf he so expresses – Sinhalese UPFA was the legitimate winner of the position of the Leader of the Opposition but it was handed over to Tamil TNA by the President.
The logic of it is that UPFA desired the lower material benefits from Parliamentary living – and those who crossed over to UNP denied the UPFA of its higher benefit of Equal status to the Government – endowed by Democratic law. This Equal footing is essential for the system of Democracy to work effectively. But those who use the ‘majority’ vote rule at the primary level and then discard the system of Democracy - would not develop higher mind order. This is the reason why SLFP – the main party in the UPFA – lost even second position in the 1977 Parliamentary elections. This time in 2015 due to claim of defeat of Tamil rebels – they still had enough votes to come second in Parliamentary elections – but their own desires divided them internally causing ‘separation’. The ‘F’ in the name stands for Freedom. Freedom at physical level is NOT independence. Often those without physical Freedom become Independent to lead those who have at the physical Freedom. Examples are – Gandhi and Mandela. I did not resist arrest for Peaceful Assembly and realized that I was becoming independent of the Government that promised Freedom without Independence. Such leadership separates including through money and armed power.
In 1983 – Tamil Parliamentarians under the leadership of the Hon Appapillai Amirthalingam resigned from their Parliamentary positions – demonstrating their commitment to preserving the Dignity of Tamils as a Community in its own rights. This resignation was brought about due to the 6th Amendment to the Constitution – through Article 157A which states inter alia:
Prohibition against violation of territorial integrity of Sri Lanka.
157A. (1) No person shall, directly or indirectly, in or outside Sri Lanka, support, espouse, promote, finance, encourage or advocate the establishment of a separate State within the territory of Sri Lanka.
(2) No political party or other association or organization shall have as one of its aims or objects the establishment of a separate State within the territory of Sri Lanka.
(3) Any person who acts in contravention of the provisions of paragraph (1) shall, on conviction by the Court of Appeal, after trial on indictment and according to such procedure as may be prescribed by law, -
(a) be subject to civic disability for such period not exceeding seven years as may be determined by such Court ;
(b) forfeit his movable and immovable property other than such property as is determined by an order of such Court as being necessary for the sustenance of such person and his family ;
(c) not be entitled to civic rights for such period not exceeding seven years as may be determined by such Court ; and
(d) if he is a Member of Parliament or a person in such service or holding such office as is referred to in paragraph (1) of Article 165, cease to be such Member or to be in such service or to hold such office.
That resignation in 1983 was a ‘loss’ of earned position to Tamil Political Leadership. But in 2008, the SLFP included Karuna – the Eastern leader of the LTTE as Vice President of the SLFP – the main party in the UPFA. The former President thus made a mockery of the above article in the Constitution and chose armed association in preference to Political partnership. The Constitution could be overridden only through Belief of a person. It would be by Divine Powers. If indeed Mr. Rajapaksa believed that that was the right pathway – then he believed that Sri Lanka needed the protection of Armed forces. Pakistan became the victims of such downward pull by separating from Democratic India.
Few days prior to receiving an email regarding President Sirisena’s speech in Sri Lankan Parliament, I read in the news ‘The Australian Naval Ship HMAS Melbourne arrived at the port of Colombo, Sri Lanka, on August 29, 2015’ and wondered about the timing. I wrote about this to a Sinhalese group headed by former Army personnel:
[When I read that ‘The Australian Naval Ship HMAS Melbourne arrived at the port of Colombo, Sri Lanka, on August 29, 2015’ I was wondering whether the Government was expecting problems when the Parliament sat on 01 September. This became stronger when I read the news of India’s gift of Coast Ship. The article below confirms that there was anxiety in the mind of the President that influenced the arrival of these ships at this time. As young Aisha Chaudhary states everything happens twice – once in the mind and once in reality. We need to learn to read between the lines and add our true energies towards preserving our Sovereignty.]
I was alerted to this reality on 03 September when in response to the email regarding young Aisha Chaudhry (included in my article ‘Dialogue is Finished Business Mr. Blair!’) I received a response that included the speech ‘of the Sri Lankan President under the subject matter ‘Sirisena does a U-turn, says it is the responsibility of the parliament to either abolish or retain the Executive Presidency’. The article was published by Colombo Telegraph.
As per that article President Sirisena ‘went on to suggest that the international community instead of taking up arms against Sri lanka was now taking a more positive approach while supporting its reconciliation and development efforts.’
As per my higher mind-order – I concluded that the President was working against an armed take over. Rightly so – considering the likes of Mr. Weerawansa who kept claiming that SLFP was the legitimate Leader of the Opposition. Majority rule is the bridge between Jungle rule (which armed power without commitment to Common principles is) and Democratic Administration on Equal footing. Like the tossing of an unbiased coin at the beginning of a cricket match it is merely to decide which side becomes government and which side becomes Equal Opposition. Where Government introduces a law/policy, the Opposition is the People’s voice in Parliament – showing the effects of those laws and policies on the citizens not present in parliament. Where the Opposition proposes – the Government becomes the People in Parliament. Hence the same Party cannot be on both sides. But those who came into Politics through armed power – would have difficulty appreciating this need for Equal footing in Democratic Administration and its higher value. Under the hierarchical system – the unseen value was due to ‘time’. When the likes of Mr. Weerawansa are ‘given’ political positions – by the government, followed by voters – they would tend to go down to the jungle rule. This is fine so long as they do not claim benefits by USING Democracy.
Yesterday, as if to confirm that these were real concerns I received from a Sri Lankan Diaspora Leader of Tamil origin, an email under the subject matter ‘Sri Lanka: Legacy of the 1962 coup and thereafter’ - with the comments ‘Equally relevant even today’.
It is relevant because of rebels who went outside their circle of belief to cheapen the Parliament. They have to first earn their Political positions to represent the whole of their respective electorates. This is needed by Tamil rebels also if we are not to submit to Armed Control of any form, applied without common principles and laws.
People who used JVP and LTTE beyond the true entitlements of JVP and LTTE – would keep invoking armed power. Their minds go down that lower order of thinking. Now that Sri Lanka is exposed to foreign powers – there is the real risk that Sri Lanka would become the victim of international war – because of our failure to raise our mind-order to the Administrative level. As India’s spiritual leader Swami Sai Baba says – Education needs to be for life and not for mere living. Sri Lanka with a high literacy rate failed itself because Education was used more for living and when there was excess money by selling knowledge – we became Asuras – like Ravanas. Ramas amongst us need to lead Sri Lankans to release themselves from the Asuras.
Today is Krishna Jayanthi – the day Krishna was born to end evil rule and restore higher governance. There were clever men during that time and yet the good and the righteous needed Krishna to facilitate the Dharmic/Righteous Structure of Governance – so each one’s earned position would be established. Whoever bows their heads to their Truth within – will own the experience. Hence the Christian message ‘Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth’. Possession is raised to Inheritance through the higher mind order and therefore the whole is everyone’s in common. This could happen only when the goodness within us leads cleverness.
A Sinhalese extremist wrote about President Sirisena – in relation to the above speech – ‘The farmers son is going to be drowned even before the next General Elections. Ranil the Fox will see to it smoothly’. If indeed President Sirisena is reflecting true Humility – he can never be defeated. He would be the True Governor that Sri Lanka needs. Those Independent Governors saved Sri Lanka from its Asuras by being humble and letting the Lord draw the picture.