26 July 2018
The Crippled Front Legs of Hambantota
Most of us accept that all individuals are born Sovereign. Every naturally ‘free’ unit/group is also Sovereign. One who identifies with this Sovereignty as an individual and/or as part of a group, would tend to be driven by the laws of that Sovereignty. Vishwamithra1984 has indicated this through the caption of her/his Daily Mirror article - ‘Rule of Law or the Law of Rule Our dilemma of Governing dichotomy’
To my simple mind, it is about living within our Truth – which regulates us to be orderly. Often however, we are distracted by the benefits of claiming Sovereignty rather than living as per that Sovereignty. Law of Sovereignty is confirmed by that perfect order. Some laws, we know consciously; while others drive us intuitively – for example laws of karma.
As per that Order, I felt a connection between the messages – the following headlines invoked in me:
Rajitha says Mattala to India and Hambantota to China is a balancing act - adaderana.lk
Darkness of Black July; nothing has changed after 35 years – Daily Mirror
Mattala baby elephant is genetically deformed: Wildlife Dept. – Daily Mirror
The report about the baby elephant goes as follows:
[The disabled baby elephant found in Hambantota Suriyawewa had been diagnosed as congenitally deformed, Wildlife Health Director Dr. Tharaka Prasad said.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror, he said a group of Wildlife officers had found the one-year-old disabled calf this Sunday during a wildlife mission in Suriyawewa Hambantota.
“The baby jumbo was seen hobbling with the assistance of its trunk because its front legs were deformed,” Dr Prasad said.
Dr.Prasad said although the baby elephant was found with minor injuries, the calf’s deformity was not a result of any external attack.
“It is impossible to cure such genetically deformed animals. However, we will do our best to apply necessary remedies,” Dr. Prasad added. ]
To most readers this deformity may not mean anything connected to Hambantota politics. But to believers in the connection between animals and humans – it would mean something. It did to me, a worshipper of Lord Ganesh. It would to those Thais in whose culture ‘ Husband is elephant’s front legs, wife is elephant’s hind legs’. In Sri Lankan politics one could say that Majority are the elephant’s front legs and minority are the elephant’s hind legs.