Gajalakshmi Paramasivam – 22 March 2016
The Real Power
I watched with interest, my grandchildren’s fascination with mermaid stories. In one episode – the mermaid in human form was moving a little boat without touching it. I have listened with neutral mind, to such narratives by Hindus about ascetics. Swami Shridi Baba is reported to have lit lamps with water. Swami Sai Baba is reported to have manifested Holy Ash from far for His believers. I was not a believer in Sai Baba when Holy Powder manifested on my picture of Sai Baba – on 05 November 1998 – when I was down in the dumps due to my pain at the University of NSW. But the Holy Powder did manifest and on the same day the Auditor General’s report confirmed that my findings about the University were right. The Auditor General was the cow with the bell. I was treated like an unleashed cow gone mad. Yet, at issue level – we both reported almost identical findings. Once I settled down after ridding myself of emotional pain I started seeing a perfect connection between the manifestation and my pain. I felt that there was a deeper connection and there was a deeper reason for my pain that I was meant to experience. Now that I am able to better see the connection through myself alone – I am in awe of this invisible power that works beyond our immediate control.
Often religious pathways lead us to realizing this power. Mine was the work related/
industrial relations pathway. To my mind, the pathway through which we discover the Truth is our religion. Gandhi chose the Political pathway but without attachment to the status at the end. The value of his work thus became exponential. It is Easter time now – and by Resurrecting Himself – Jesus confirmed this Divine power within human forms. To identify with this power we need to know why something happened to us as per our own actions and beliefs. That is the karmic connection.
As an Australian I needed to make the connection for myself and others with similar makeup as myself. It was through this processes that I made the Bali Bombing connection to the deeper causes that were not seen nor known to the average Australian who leaves governance to the Government. Towards this I had to accept failures at the Public level after doing my best at the official level. In some places – like with ‘genes’ the problem is beyond our immediate and direct control. But those with good genes can replace the ailing mind with their healthier mind.
Communities that rely on religion to realize Truth/Spirituality need to ensure that they do not limit the mind of the People to stagnate at the seen and the known levels, by claiming that they are doing something lawful or unlawful in the name of their religion. The religious measure needs to be higher than the law – so that every practitioner can find her/his own completion through her/his god / conscience. All healthy religions would lead us to our own conscience. Where it is limited by law – it works against Sovereignty that all of us are capable of. The Sri Lankan Constitution for example includes article 9 which requires the Republic to give Buddhism the foremost place:
[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)]
This by its very existence is anti-democratic. Equal rights are mentioned after this as follows:
[while assuring to all religions the rights granted by Articles 10 and 14(1)(e).]
Article 10 states: ‘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.’
Article 14 (1) ( e) states : ‘Every citizen is entitled to 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 or teaching
One who practices article 9 and promotes Buddhism as the foremost religion – becomes a Buddhist and therefore cannot practice Articles 10 & 14 (1) (e) . The word ‘foremost’ takes away the right to Equal Opportunity. One needs a large doze of Truth to be ‘free’ of institutional pressures. This is why, in a Democracy, religion needs to be outside the influence of politicians. Where majority voters are Buddhists and are conscious of the above legislative power, they naturally carry the force that denies minorities their equal status. The idea underpinning Articles 10 and 14(1)( e) becomes a mockery.
The true Constitution of a Nation is its horoscope. It informs the reader of the good genes and the bad genes in addition to providing the framework for the Common pathway. Common pathways bring our minds together through habitual practice. To the extent we believe – in the supervisor and/or the framework itself – we own the consolidated experience that the Real Constitution represents. The Real for a particular block of land is the Truth manifested on that Land and/or in the name of that Land. Buddhists who killed Hindus, Christians and Muslims in Sri Lanka and/or in its name due to their belief in their own Sovereignty - acted in breach of Article 10. Likewise every Non-Buddhist who killed Buddhist to uphold her/his own faith acted in breach of the Constitution. We may not believe in the Constitution but so long as we take up a visible position – we need to ensure that we ourselves are not guilty of the charge we are accusing the other of.
Where both sides are guilty – one way to preserve the Sovereignty of the group is to submit to Truth discovered outside both pathways – religion by the Sinhalese and language by Tamils. No status should be officially allocated on the basis of proficiency in religion or language. Neither has the capability of spreading beyond borders towards Commonness towards regional and global harmony. Those who stay local need to have strong ancestral powers to realize their Sovereignty. Those who seek to go global need to lose consciousness of those ancestral powers.
Jihadists who kill in the name of Islam – are doing worse than the Sri Lankan Government, by going way outside their borders to exercise their current powers through excessive money. Each community that uses the lateral pathways established by others, towards its own current satisfaction is damaging its own roots when it crosses the borders.
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