19 April 2019
Chief Minister or President or v.v?
Today is Good Friday. The Common belief is that Jesus died for the People. If it were not true – Good Friday would not be a reality today. Today is also Chithra Pournami for Hindus presented as follows by Jaffna Hindu College:
[The Chithra Pournami viratham is observed on the full moon day that falls in the month of Chithrai (April-May). It is a sacred day to remember our female ancestors and obey fasting. As the sun is associated with fathers, the moon is associated with mothers. Especially, full moon or pournami is beleived to be close to the mothers]
Accordingly, I said ‘thank you’ to all those who have mothered me – starting with my biological mother. Chithra Pournami is also the day when we celebrate the Accountant of our karma presented as follows by Wikipedia:
It is observed on the day of the full moon in the month of Chithirai or Chaitra, corresponding in the Gregorian calendar to a day in April or May. The festival is dedicated to god Chitragupta, a Hindu deity who is believed to record the good and bad deeds done by men for Yama, the Hindu god of the underworld. On this day, devotees ask Chitragupta to forgive their sins.]
As if to confirm this in relation to Tamil Community, I received the following email response to my article headed ‘Tamil Presidential Candidate – CV Wigneswaran’:
[That suggestion by Mr Kathiravelu is a very dangerous one,,,
We can not afford a repeat of atrocities.. So we should try our best to avoid the repeat of what happened after the end of War.
If we are clever enough, we should work with the international support that we already have to resolve our political aims.
But, should try all we can to sustain the minimal safety that we have at present.]
I responded as follows:
[The international support is there – partly because we have earned it largely through our educational pursuits and by highlighting the damage to our investments in higher education. Did we not protest against loss of opportunities in common culture which is the legitimate bridge with the international community? We settled down to Jaffna Uni as the compensation for quota system damage. The parallel of that is the Chief Minister position instead of the position of President at the common level. If we accept ‘settlement’ at chief minister level – then Northern Province would be the parallel of Jaffna Uni , Batticaloa Uni or Kelaniya Uni. The investment we made in Western education continues to be the basis that empowers our international relations. As an individual Mr Wigneswaran does not always demonstrate that structure. But as part of our current political structure – he is the best fit to demonstrate our Tamil parallel of the eligibility to be common president. Mr Sirisena merely occupies that position. In reality he is CM of his local province – North Central Province with Polannaruwa as the capital. When we take the real position as per our Tamil experience we have access to the time Polannaruwa was ruled by Tamil. But to invoke that – we need to have the qualities of Royalty even though we may look like beggars. Even if one Tamil is able to invoke that ancestral power – and Tamils present a candidate at the level taken by Mr Sirisena – we would defeat Mr Sirisena by himself. That was the power Gandhi had.
When we consider what we now have as coming from the International Community – we are wrong. We need the outer form but our power is regional due to Tamil rulers who genuinely were royal and global due to Tamils who genuinely are global minded. If that connection is cut once we ‘get’ the outcomes – we then become like Wikileaks community – dependent on the ‘system’ to protect us.]
The essence of the above is that to the extent we rewrite the Tamil only karma to Tamil equality karma – our world would expand to global level. Jesus did not have custody over any land through which Jesus confirmed His Royalty. But Jesus forewent physical life to uphold the Truth He believed in – that we are not our body. Every believer who foregoes physical pleasures and comforts to uphold her/his belief – invokes Jesus-power. As per this power when the body perishes we live through our inner spirit. Our heirs become our media.
One of the souls I included today is that of my mother in law. It was on this day many years ago that Param prayed to his mother and received her blessings to marry me. I thus became her heir in that family. This helped me recognise and eliminate bogus claimants who said they mothered that family. Likewise, leadership in my home-circles.
In the case of Mr Sirisena, who has gone to Thirupathi at an important time in politics one is entitled to conclude that his oath on the basis of Sri Lanka’s constitution is bogus. As per that oath – Buddhism is the foremost religion of all those to whom the Constitution is the bible. To be valid, such oath ought to be by belief to Buddhist leaders and as an intellectual affirmation to non-Buddhists. A non-Buddhist who swears as per her/his belief in god therefore accesses the higher powers.
The fourth schedule in the Sri Lankan Constitution is worded as follows:
"I……………………………………………………………… do solemnly declare and affirm / swear - that I will faithfully perform the duties and discharge the functions of the office of ………………………………………………… in accordance with the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the law, and that I will be faithful to the Republic of Sri Lanka and that I will to the best of my ability uphold and defend the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.”
Hence no Buddhist political leader who has sworn as above has the right to demonstrate belief in another religious form during her/his tenor of office. When they do – they cheat the constitution and therefore the People of Sri Lanka.
The wording that makes ‘separate state declarations such as the Vaddukoddai Resolution unlawful, is in the sixth schedule :
"I,…………...........................…………… do solemnly declare and affirm / swear that I will uphold and defend the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and that I will not, 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.”
How can a Hindu validly swear in the presence of God as invoked by her/him, make such a declaration truthfully? If Mr Sirisena made such a declaration, is he not in breach of the above condition – when he demonstrates belief in Hindu Kingdom?
Mr Kathiravelu, mentioned above, highlighted this as follows:
[My sincere thanks to Your Excellency for the New Year message in the English language.
My humble view is that in addition to the message in English, Sinhala and Tamil could have been added.
Further, in my humble opinion, it is not Sinhala and Tamil New Year BUT Buddhist and Hindu New Year because all the Sinhalese are not Buddhists and all the Tamils are not Hindus. Please pardon me for the difference in opinion.
Thanking Your Excellency,
And who responded to the above? Mr Wigneswaran as follows:
‘Noted with thanks. W’
One could therefore conclude that Mr Wigneswaran played the role of president to Mr Kathiravelu – the same way Thirupathi Balaji played the role of god to answer Mr Sirisena’s prayer. That is how Truth Triumphs.
Declaring Mr Wigneswaran happened as a natural result of the above experience.