09 November 2017
Most of us in our own ways accept the value of Soul. To my mind, when I accept money for a particular service I need to be able to work out what the person paying me for that service would be satisfied with. This is a combination of:
(i) The physically observable – the common form being money
(ii) Based on common principles – the common form being status
(iii) The Soul value / Common Belief – has no form.
When my standards are lower than that of the person paying me and this is transparent, I am an employee or dependent customer satisfying the rules of (i) above.
When my standards are higher than that of the person paying me and this is apparent I am an employer or independent supplier of service satisfying the rules of (ii) above.
When my standards are higher than that of the person receiving my services but I make us look equal/common, I am able to influence the other through soul power. When the other side also accepts me the stronger power works like laser surgery.
We form families, institutions, communities and nations towards this soul value. Relationships and the laws and rules that regulate those relationships help us realise this soul value and sustain each other during the journey. In religion, this soul value is high where the leader has been recognized for a long time to have realised her/his soul value. This soul value is the most difficult one to identify with in money rich environments.
The Daily News in its report headed ‘US announces grant to promote religious freedom in Sri Lanka’ states:
[The US has announced a grant of nearly USD 500,000 for organisations which can come up with ideas and projects to promote religious freedom in India and Sri Lanka.
The Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, in its notice, said it seeks to "reduce religiously-motivated violence and discrimination in India" through its USD 493,827 programme.
And for Sri Lanka, it seeks to ensure that authorities at all levels of government in Sri Lanka effectively implement national laws and policies protecting religious freedom.]
At first glance one could claim that this is interference in the Administration of other countries. But after my personal experience in which my book ‘Naan Australian’ came through Indian branch of Library of Congress to National Library of Australia I identify with the third dimension in the Common American who has become a soul-mate. This third dimension through the Soul Energy is in all our interactions and when we identify with each other through that – we would know the other the way we know ourselves and v.v. We then live in an environment of Belief as in (iii) above.
If religion is not part of the law of Administration in America, then American Government does not have the mandate to use Common American resources to fund religion based equality. But all religious organizations in India or Sri Lanka respectively could be rewarded on Equal Opportunity basis, to become more democratic in their Administrative practices and/or all those who have American parallels could be funded to protect their ‘freedom’. This includes majority and is not limited to minority religions.
As per the above report:
[The state department also wants the applicants to come up with ideas to educate civil society and journalists about legal protections for religious freedom, particularly for members of religious minorities; document and report religious freedom violations to authorities; and educate law enforcement on human rights standards.]
It is actually the majority who have placed themselves in the prison of materialism by using religion. Hence they need to be protected from political influence from within their own religion – especially through unearned status which blocks the pathway to the other’s soul.
Take for example Buddhism foremost article in the Sri Lankan Constitution. If Buddha Sasana were applied on war activities of Buddhists – then a Buddhist ought to be able pardon a fellow Buddhist on the basis of an article in Buddha Sasana. But under the principles governing Double Jeopardy Laws that person then cannot be tried under any secular law for the same crime. The exception would be to try through the authority of Dual Sovereignty Doctrine. The basis for this is that the same act ought to have damaged the Sovereignty of more both structures – religious as well as Common Sri Lankan in this instance.
A mind that is driven by a Constitution that prevents Dual citizenship at policy level would have difficulty accommodating Dual Sovereignty Doctrine to override Double Jeopardy Law. Hence if the Sri Lankan soldier or the militant is tried as per their respective religious laws they would be protected from being put through the provisions of the secular system that they know very little about.
Sri Lanka already has Customary Laws through which specific cultural groups are heard at the public level. These are better understood by practitioners of those customs than the secular laws that are imported largely for the purposes of intellectual commonness with wider world. To use Roman Dutch or English law on these folks is effectively – continuity of Colonial rule.
If therefore religious customs are codified by the Provinces as well as at National level in the case of Buddhism, which is part of the Constitution, Sri Lankans are more likely to identify with each other through the third dimension. Once tried and completed at the provincial level, it cannot be reopened at National level except in the case of Buddhists through laws that uphold Dual Sovereignty Doctrine. This is the protection that the soldiers as well as militants get through Federalism.
The need in Sri Lanka is to release Buddhism to take its due place in all its purity to support true believers. When this is done – the junior mind would feel less tempted by ‘foreign’ benefits taken through invasion. Both sides in the Sri Lankan war were tempted due to the mind jumping beyond its local boundaries due to this temptation of money and quick status.