Gajalakshmi Paramasivam – 28 May 2016
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At the Opportunity Shop here in Vaddukoddai, Northern Sri Lanka, I take the ‘position’ of Sales person. One young customer of about 11 asked me the other day when I was a bit late in opening the shop - whether ‘they’ gave me the keys to the shop? I smiled and said ‘yes’. I was also the ‘they’. But given that we were also training young ones to be orderly workers – I did not elaborate that I was the boss and that I was also the worker. While at the shop - I work without break – to clean the shop, wash the utensils, prepare the food and then lay it all out to attract the young students and once they are gone – to clean, tidy up and implement the measures before taking the 4 o’clock bus to my home-suburb of Thunaivi. The students come after school and to me every student-customer is important. I believe through my experience, that when we care genuinely – we connect ourselves to the minds of those about whom we care and the sharing happens naturally. That to my mind is the way the Lord’s system works. When selling I do not think of the costs. When the cash box fills mostly with Rs 20 notes (Australian 20 cents) I feel full. I bring the money home and keep in front of my mother’s picture and thank her. I believe that to the extent my mother invested in such activities to the extent of developing ‘wisdom’ I am also Energized. My mother often took the express pathway of attributing credit to her grandfather A.M. Pillai - who was an outstanding business-leader in Burma. At this stage of my life I am able to not worry about balancing the costs and sales at money level. The separation at mind-level helps feel the fulfillment through box full of Rs. 20/- notes.
In this process of ‘thanksgiving’ , I have learnt that Time & Place – known as ‘change agents’ are also the vessels that give form to our Energy. Hence we celebrate through memorials and anniversaries.
The sacrifices made by Tamils who fought for Equal Opportunity through their respective structures - was given form as Vaddukoddai Resolution 1976 which was confirmed by the system of Natural Justice through Tamils even though they were only about 25% of the total population, becoming the Equal Opposition in Sri Lankan Parliament in 1977. The suffering of Tamils during the 2009 battle to eliminate the LTTE demoted the Sri Lankan Government to a lower standard. One does not need proof to know this as an insider. The victory was very much local due to the pathway chosen.
When Tamils – especially those who contributed to Equal Opportunity values in the new Nations that have become their home - gave form to their pain and loss through this ethnic conflict - there was a position earned and taken by them. In many ways – I also created this kind of ‘position’ and became a lone-operator at the physical level to maintain my wholesomeness in its purity – undiluted by empty theories which by my silence I also had been confirming. I ‘came-out’ through my legal actions against those who had the responsibility to uphold Equal Opportunity practices. Part of that form was the then Prime Minister John Howard who was present with the American President during 9/11 attacks. I knew then that the system of Natural Justice had delivered its verdict. Knowing this was important in determining the kind of work I was to undertake to protect Australia from such attacks. Each one of us Australians, contribute to the Energies of that place called Australia. The positive ones happen through wisdom and/or common faith. The negative ones happen through ignorance and/or selfishness.
As per the WA Today news report :
[A Sri Lankan asylum seeker who has lived in WA since arriving illegally by boat in 2012 has been ordered to return back to his home country, despite telling authorities he feared he would be persecuted for his religion.
The Federal Court of Australia on Friday dismissed the Tamil man's application to have a previous decision not to grant him a protection visa re-heard.