Monday 17 June 2024

  

16 June 2024

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam

EASTER BOMBINGS

FACTS VS FINDINGS

 

It is five years  since the Easter bombings happened in Sri Lanka. On 31 July  2019, I shared my feelings through the article - ‘Easter Bombings in Sri Lanka – Déjà vu?’. I included the following in the article:

Yesterday I learnt about the Japanese suicide bombers who attacked Ceylon on Easter Sunday – 5 April 1942. Because Sri Lanka is my homeland, and because Easter is about resurrection, I felt a deeper connection between the 2019 Easter bombings and the 1942 Easter bombings.’

How did I ‘find’ the twin? The indicator is in the following in the article:

‘Time and place influence natural changes to the forms in which truth is manifested. Truth that happens at a particular place is naturally invoked positively or negatively by current generation when the mind is passive. Those living in the past usually have passive minds in terms of the present.’ 

Majority Sri Lankans follow the system of ‘karma’. I believe in the system of karma, which is the pathway through which the truth, travels with us. Thus,  whenever we feel, it is part of our truth. Thinking may lead us to feel, but until we feel, it does not become our truth. As per my discovery when we feel, we become the media of positive karma, and when we idle,  we become the media of negative karma. Thus, I became  the medium  to publish the connection with Easter Sunday – 5 April 1942 karma , due to my belief in St Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade.

Positive or negative, our truth /karma is inalienable part of us. When positive it has stills our mind to form positive structure, to accumulate more positive Energy. When negative, it disturbs the mind and invites  the devil to use it as his workshop.

On 13 June,  the anniversary of the feast of St Anthony, Daily Mirror published  its findings under the heading ‘Easter Attack could have easily been avoided if SIS and DMI hadn’t misled CID - Senior DIG Ravi Seneviratne’ .

Neither the State Intelligence Service, nor the Directorate of Military Intelligence, would have gone to 1942. As per the Daily Mirror, their minds were very local and tended to use current measures. LTTE has been mentioned many times.  While one cannot ignore that possibility, one needs to also consider the global influence – especially due to the Tamil Diaspora’s influence at global level and the risk of foreign powers using Sri Lanka’s ethnic divisions  to their advantage.

Rights & wrongs are valid as per current laws valid only to the extent there is no unjust discrimination.  Beyond that, the issue is governed by Truth of the genuine seeker.

 

Saturday 15 June 2024

 

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15 June 2024

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam

 


                                                    Picture courtesy  koormai.com

 

 

COMMON OPPOSITION TO SRI LANKAN PRESIDENT

ARE COMMON VICTIMS OF AUTOCRACY

 

Mr Neelaakandar Kandasamy of the Sri Lanka Reconciliation Forum Sydney,

said , discussions in Tamil community, were currently cantered around the Common Presidential   candidate in the upcoming Sri Lankan elections.

This has been confirmed by  Mr.Amirthanayagam Nixon, Senior Journalist, Editor – koormai.com, in his Colombo Telegraph article, headed ‘Why A Tamil Common Candidate In The Presidential Election?’ I thought about it. In 1977, Tamil politicians were promoted to Equal status in national parliament. This happened due to common voters in all communities, including Sinhalese who felt Sri Lankan, in their own ways.  My reasoning for this included    Vaddukoddai Resolution 1976.  Truth delivered Equal status outcome in the National Parliament,  including through Sinhalese voters, who demoted the Sinhalese government. That is the way of Truth.

 

Mr. Nixon  seates:

Civil society organizations are leading this initiative in a democratic way. Attempting to field a Tamil common candidate in the presidential election is not a racist act. It is a democratic right.’

 

So one needs to appreciate that the victims of autocracy are reason for defeat of an autocratic government. In other words, the group becomes common victims. One who continues to be self governing in autocracy, becomes a leading reason for change. S/he is the cause of change.

Reliable Administration is the Natural Opposition of  majority power.  Former is vertical power and latter is lateral power.  The right to be Equal before the law is fundamental in democracy.

One who is true to fundamentals of democracy, will oppose unequal opportunities. This accumulates ownership through an alternate pathway. But the corpus needs to be the same. One cannot be north and the other south.

To be effective, all minorities, including Muslims & Burghers , need to be represented in the Opposition. After the expulsion of over 70,000 Muslims from the Northern Province, in 1990, is a block against forming democratic commonness. But where majority in opposition are against such expulsion, the power base becomes clean.

If majority seek to be democratic Equal Opportunity is essential. It requires forgoing  higher status to be Equal except in Administration. Tamils have a rich heritage in reliable administration. This is the pathway to develop Opposition to the autocratic presidency.

 

 

 

Sunday 2 June 2024

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01 June 2024

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam

 

 

 

 SRI LANKAN BUDDHISM & STANDARDISATION  POLICY

 

Recently, Professor Sarveswara of the University of Jaffna presented the view that the University entrance exam was competitive due to limited places. Hence questions were made tougher to limit the numbers! The  more I thought about it the  deeper I realised that the policy of standardization was a clever policy! Wikipedia introduces it as follows:

 The policy of standardization was a policy implemented by the Sri Lankan government in 1971 to curtail the number of Tamil students selected for certain faculties in the universities. In 1972, the government added a district quota as a parameter within each language.

Now when I think of it, I realise that it was a clever policy! Later,  in 1990, when the LTTE which had taken over government in Northern Province mind, expelled Muslims from North, they used the same policy of district quota! To the extent Tamils failed to oppose it in their minds, Tamils were no longer victims of Racial Discrimination. That is the way of Truth. To deserve natural compensation of Intelligence one needs to not react nor inherit.  Both are confirmed by the community that benefited by the policy of standardization :

Yesterday’s Daily Mirror report  Propaganda to insult Buddhist philosophy, Buddha’s character: Parliamentary Committee reveals’ includes the following:

‘Those who carry out propaganda insulting the Buddhist philosophy and the Buddha's character are engaged in various businesses in this country as well as in other foreign countries and spend a lot of money to carry out such work, a Parliamentary Committee has revealed.’

To my mind, the above is false. In 1972, the then government, included in the first republican constitution, the Buddhism foremost article. This confirms relative value. The current constitution carries it. This means that it is not of absolute value. The value of Heritage is absolute. Hence every Sri Lankan believer in her/his religion including Buddhists, is  more powerful than the government. The reason is belief is absolute. Hence the requirement of Beyond reasonable doubt to punish criminals. Belief needs to pass the test of ‘No doubt’.  Reasoning is intellectual and hence is relative. To the extent we use laws made by others, there is bound to be lack of belief. Hence reasonable doubt is permitted. To that extent it is relative.

Then one needs to ask why one needs absolute value instead of relative value? Absolute value is independent and works on its own. The best example is the Sun. The parallel example of Relative value is the earth which operates due to Sun’s Energy.

When the Sri Lankan government decided in 1971, to  apply the rule ‘district quota as a parameter within each language’ it played a political game. It separated on the basis of language. Language  is the most visible form of any culture. That which is visible is most relative.  Absolute power is invisible/infinite. Hence, one who seeks the visible, above the Absolute, was confirming drop in intelligence/independence.

The attachment to language was revealed in 1956, through  the Sinhala only language policy . The standardisation policy confirmed attachment to it.

Hence the drop in intelligence from the absolute to the relative which effectively is ‘self-harm’.

The implementation of standardisation policy began in 1972 – the same year Buddhism foremost was introduced as a fundamental value through the constitution. So long as Buddhism foremost is in the constitution, those responsible /parliamentarians, will be less intelligent than the independent citizen. This has been confirmed by the Parliamentary Committee  that blames Propaganda as the reason to insult Buddhist philosophy, Buddha’s character.

One who believes in Buddha, will know from within that one who trades in policy, with profit motive laid the foundation to trade in Buddhism. That is self-inflicted Sooniyam/ Black magic.

 

 

Sunday 26 May 2024


26 May 2024

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam

JIHAD & LAWMAKERS

 

[Tamil lawmaker M A Sumanthiran called out the hypocrisy of  Sri Lanka Muslim Congress leader Rauff Hakeem in parliament this week, as the former Sri Lankan justice minister who lobbied against international accountability for the Tamil genocide, demanded his government cut ties with Israel over the “genocide in Gaza”.]

 

Sumanthiran calls out hypocrisy of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress leader over ‘genocide in Gaza’

https://www.tamilguardian.com/content/sumanthiran-calls-out-hypocrisy-sri-lanka-muslim-congress-leader-over-genocide-gaza

 

 

What is the Truth embedded in this above report?

In this instance I oppose Mr Sumanthiran and identify with Mr Rauff Hakeem. They are both lawmakers, who have the duty to follow the law. Article 9 of the Sri Lankan Constitution states:

 

9. The Republic of Sri Lanka shall give to Buddhism the foremost place and accordingly it shall be the duty of the State to protect and foster the Buddha Sasana, while assuring to all religions the rights granted by Articles 10 and 14(1)(e)

 

‘10. Every person is entitled to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, including the freedom to have or to adopt a religion or belief of his choice.’

 

14. (1) Every citizen is entitled to – … (e) the freedom, either by himself or in association with others, and either in public or in private, to manifest his religion or belief in worship, observance, practice and teaching;

 

The question here is – who was within the Sri Lankan law? - Mr Rauff Hakeem or Mr Sumanthiran?

My response is : It is Mr Rauff Hakeem

The Parliament has the duty to follow the law. In this instance, according to Wikipedia,

Jihad is an Arabic word which literally means "striving" or "struggling", especially with a praiseworthy aim. In an Islamic context, it can refer to almost any exertion of effort to make personal and social life conform with God's guidance, such as internal struggle against one's evil inclinations, proselytizing, or efforts toward the betterment of the Muslim community (Ummah), though in non-Muslim societies the term is most often associated with armed conflict.

 

In Sri Lanka, it is a  Constitutional right to express one’s belief that the sovereign borders of one’s nation is being damaged.  These borders are invisible. The leader of a structured group, has the authority to give form to the borders, until a higher authority rules otherwise.  The believer knows that s/he is right through feeling of calmness. At the wider level, Truth manifests Itself to confirm the stronger belief. Tamils of Sri Lanka declared their borders through Vaddukoddai Resolution 1976. Truth confirmed this through 1977 Parliamentary elections, when Tamil political group became Equal Opposition  in National Parliament.

 

In the case of Muslim Nation, this has been facilitated by Article 9. But this claim to Sovereignty is lost, when armed groups attack those outside their own sovereign borders. Sri Lankan Tamil Nationalism as well as Sri Lankan Muslim Nationalism were seriously damaged by those who resorted to arms to ‘show’ others without official authority of the People. Belief, like Truth/Love is Absolute and is invisible.  Once visible, it becomes relative and qualifies to be measured by ‘outsiders’.

 

Before Mr Sumanthiran questions the Sri Lankan government, he needs to ask himself  why he did not take action against LTTE when they assassinated Tamil politicians, thereby the proctors eliminating Border force and seriously weakening our  claim to National status.

 

Thursday 23 May 2024

 

23 May 2024

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam

SIGNIFICANCE OF VESAK

 

 

Dr . S.B.Asoka Dissanayake directed us to his blog http://parafox-asoka.blogspot.com/2024/05/peace-to-all-beings-in-this-world-and.html 

I responded as follows:

Thank you and happy Vesak to all believers.   You state:

[It was late Laxmen Kadiragarmen who proposed to the United Nation that Buddhism should be recognized as a World religion.]

Lakshman Kadirgamar was a Christian. He was also a National list MP like Ranil. The fundamental power of an appointed MP is to represent minorities whose intelligence is often overridden by majority who are pampered by handouts. This limits their ownership to possession level. In Sri Lanka, belief by possession is confirmed when such possession is unbroken over 10 years. Otherwise, ownership by law applies. You have the duty to apply the intellectual measure as Lakshman Kadirgamar was a Tamil Christian and you are a Sinhala Buddhist. Unless you openly oppose majority, you would be part of majority.

 

As per Wikipedia report:

He played a significant role in having the  LTTE banned internationally. The United States and the United Kingdom proscribed the LTTE on 8 October 1997 and 28 February 2001 respectively, thereby depriving that organisation of a primary source of funding.’

 

The LTTE was driven by its belief. They killed and were ready to be killed. Their pathway was physically driven and they, like  practised reverse caste discrimination.  This is the way of Truth when injustice is left unaddressed.

 

As per Wikipedia report:

His funeral was held according to Buddhist rites, but one of the speakers was the Anglican bishop of Colombo.

 

 

This confirms that his life was taken over by majority and that he failed the position of foreign minister, to globalise Sri Lanka. Lord Buddha became Universal, through Truth. Lord Buddha did not need any external body to endorse  him.  This Sovereign value is being celebrated today, as Vesak by all those who are true to themselves.

 

Regards

Gaja

Wednesday 22 May 2024

 


22 May 2024

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam

WHO KILLED THE PRESIDENT?

 

‘High-level delegation visits Tehran to attend Iranian President’s state funeral’  reported the Daily Mirror, yesterday. On the same day, I read the following, from an internal group:

‘It is distressing; it could be the work of an espionage agency of a country hostile to Iran. However as a totalitarian state Iran would immediately find a successor .’  The  originator linked his message to :

Iran's Raisi inaugurates hydropower, irrigation project in Sri Lanka
https://www.voanews.com/amp/iran-raisi-inaugurates-hydropower-irrigation-project-in-sri-lanka/7583645.html

I responded as follows:

As per the linked article – ‘He added the idea was rooted in "colonialism and arrogance" and that Iran was now able to share its knowledge with others, including projects in 20 countries.

 

If the reverse  of  above is true, then the colonial spirit of Sri Lanka would have been part of the punishing force that caused the crash. The current killer, is only a medium of karma. I know this through experiences that were of positive value to me.

As per the linked article - Iran's Raisi inaugurates hydropower, irrigation project in Sri Lanka,’ the purpose was current. But he invoked our Colonial past with no knowledge of how we have integrated it through our own cultures and v.v. One such Elder is - Henry Parker, about whom Wikipedia has published as follows.:

Henry Parker (1849–unknown) was a British engineer in colonial Ceylon during the Victorian era. He was attached to the Irrigation Department from 1873 to 1904 During his work as an engineer he developed an admiration for the skills displayed by the ancient Sinhalese at the time of the construction of their reservoirs. ………

 

The response was: Thank you , Gaja. ‘If the reverse of the above is true’ ...then; I find that a few of your conclusions are based on hypothetical contentions: a trifle intriguing to my senile intellect!!!

The response confirms that it was within the intellectual balance of the person. One needs to go deeper than that level to access the invisible truth, at the centre. This, to my mind, is through research until we and the issue  become One.

My further response included the following:

‘Hence to me, the Bermuda Triangle, Man proposes; god disposes curse are experience based lessons. To you, some of my contentions may seem hypothetical. But instead, if you present your own alternate belief, you  would become the other side of ownership . Many who are used to hierarchical power have difficulty with Equal status and therefore Democracy.’

Each one would know why they had the experience. The consolidated value of all those who independently had the experience, is equal to zero. At the physical level half is causal force and  its other side is Equal value effects. One who renounces all benefits from the work identifies with the cause. One driven by effects would need many experiences to complete the journey and feel wholesome.

 

Friday 26 April 2024

 


26 April 2024

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam

 

 

TWO SIDES OF AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP

 

‘The Australian government has granted Bondi’s “bollard man” permanent residency. There are many of us, like myself and my Tamil family who know what it feels like to receive the promise of a permanent home in this country.

Stability. Security. Equal opportunity’  - Shankar Kasynathan in Guardian article -

 

 As we celebrate the permanent residency granted to Sydney’s ‘bollard man’, visa uncertainty looms over others

 

Shankar Kasynathan is presented by Migrant Workers Centre as follows:

‘Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the National Centre for Reconciliation, Truth and Justice and a former Commissioner of Multicultural Affairs.

 

I would declare   the most painful  experience of Australia, as follows:

InStability. InSecurity. UnEqual opportunity.

This is because, I relate to fellow Australians as part of the Indigenous community, who are the oldest community to whom this land has been ‘home’ for longest period. The rest of us are migrants.

How does one obtain the natural approval  of any community?

My response is – by sharing in their pain as if it were ours. Those who are driven more by the benefit produced by a community, are not fully fledged owners.

The Tamil author states:

Biloela threw its support behind the Murugappans. What can we do for similar families we know and love?’

The power of Love is absolute and is beyond calculations. If one calculates, it is no longer love.

As per Hindu philosophy, Tat Tvam Asi / That Thou Art is confirmation of  ownership. Once we feel ownership , any pain experienced by the one being loved, is felt by us.

The confirmation of love is known through Equal Opportunity. Murugappan family, if they felt pain, would identify with the pain of all Sri Lankan Tamils in camps and campaign for their immediate release. There is no such intelligence shared by the community.

Hence the inequality, when left unaddressed, becomes separatism, as happened in Sri Lanka. The black-dog keeps following the owner.

The Bondi attacker was a mentally ill person from mainstream community. As we sow, so shall we reap. We practice unequal opportunity, but claim status as Equal Opportunity practitioners, we become unstable due to unbalanced equation of causes and effects.