Friday 27 March 2020

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam

27 March  2020


Tracey Grimshaw of ‘A Current Affair’ raised the issue of ‘Second Home’ in the case of self-isolation by Prince Charles. The government’s stand is confirmed as follows:

["If you live elsewhere, please don't use the Highlands as your means of self-isolation," tweeted Forbes, a member of the Scottish Parliament for the sprawling Highland constituency of Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch.
"People live here who are trying to follow government guidance and the continuing flow of camper vans and other traffic who appear to be escaping the cities is not helping."
On Monday, United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon urged people to remain at home and self-isolate in order to avoid this potentially fatal illness that has claimed lives worldwide, mostly among the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions] Aljazeera

It is interesting that the Prince chose to isolate in his inherited home in Scotland. That which is inherited has no ranking. It is Common in value. The Royal family as a whole represents inherited value of the nation.

To my mind, our home in Coogee is of such Common value. I sought the blessings of the Chairman of Prima in Sri Lanka, where I was the Financial Controller.  The property was developed by Prima and by recognizing the chairman as an elder – I invoked the heritage value. Later  when I sought to uphold my true position at the University of NSW, there was the risk of losing this home. But amazingly we continued to have the necessary resources to service the loan. As I keep saying – this home looked after us when we had a real need. I now better appreciate the saying ‘Dharma (Natural Justice )looks after those who look after Dharma’ .

‘Staying at home’ during this time of Coronavirus – in many ways would reinforce home values. There is a saying in Tamil ‘Kamban veetu kattu thariyum kavi paadum", / Even the  loom in Poet Kamban’s home  is poetic’

To the extent we worked for our home and family every member of that family would be able to draw on that Energy. Staying together helps us to recognize this strength. Even if the older folks die during this period, they/we have the opportunity to know that young ones care about us. This sharing strengthens our heritage and keeps the whole together.

Every Sovereign unit is supported by God’s system. This could be a home, workplace, nation or the world. The more we share in each other’s pain the stronger this Oneness.

Those who seek physical togetherness towards this would not die. They live forever.

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