16 September 2019
Who is the Lotus ?
Yesterday, a Sri Lankan Buddhist said to me in relation to my article ‘Kaaka Muttais & Rajapaksas’
[You should get into politics! We need a few more Olu Mal in the quagmire of our society!]
My instinctive understanding of Olu Mal was that it was a flower used in worship. That kind of understanding happens when we have strong commonness of purpose.
My immediate response– as if the responder’s need was mine was:
[ I guess as a natural advisor I am in Lankan politics. Am working on my next book – Democracy in Jaffna – so it would be useful to those in need at the workplace and at family level]
This morning I read in Daily Mirror the news report headed ‘Ready to bloom’:
[The Lotus Tower - South Asia’s tallest tower will be declared opened by President Maithripala Sirisena with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday (16)]
Wikipedia presents Lotus Tower as follows:
[The Lotus Tower also referred to as Colombo Lotus Tower, is a tower of 350 m (1,150 ft), located in Colombo, Sri Lanka. When completed, the tower will be tallest self-supported structure in South Asia. It will also be the second tallest structure in South Asia after the guy-wire-supported INS Kattabomman in India. It was first proposed to be built in the suburb of Peliyagoda but later the Government of Sri Lanka decided to shift the location. The lotus-shaped tower will be used for communication, observation and other leisure facilities, with construction costing $104.3 million, funded by EXIM Bank of People's Republic of China.]
I learnt about Kattabomman – a Tamil king who opposed the White rulers in India – through the Tamil film ‘Veera Pandiya Katta Pomman’. Certain aspects help give shape to our own natural qualities. When such is the case – these legends are of heritage value to us. But the same becomes mythology when only the skin of it is used to give common form.
In India – the facility was named after Kattabomman whose legend includes the contribution by the Marudhu brothers presented as follows by Wikipedia:
[The Marudhu brothers (Periya Marudhu and Chinna Marudhu) were chieftains of Sivagangai, Tamil Nadu, India, towards the end of the 18th century. They were known for fighting against the East India Company. They were finally hanged by the British after a prolonged struggle.]
In Australia, a similar facility is named- ‘ Naval Communication Station Harold E. Holt’ – after the Australian Prime Minister who vanished in the sea. Wikipedia reports as follows about this facility:
[On 7 October 2008, Qantas Flight 72 made an emergency landing at Learmonth airport near the town of Exmouth, Western Australia following an inflight accident featuring a pair of sudden uncommanded pitch-down manoeuvres that resulted in serious injuries to many of the occupants. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) identified in a preliminary report that a fault occurred within the Number 1 Air Data Inertial Reference Unit (ADIRU) and is the "likely origin of the event". The ADIRU — one of three such devices on the aircraft — began to supply incorrect data to the other aircraft systems. The ATSB assessment of speculation that possible interference from Naval Communication Station Harold E. Holt or passenger personal electronic devices could have been involved was "extremely unlikely".
On 27 December 2008, another aircraft, Qantas Flight 71, also had a malfunction in its ADIRU. The incident again fuelled media speculation regarding the significance of the Harold E. Holt facility, with the Australian and International Pilots Association calling for commercial aircraft to be barred from the area as a precaution until the events are better understood, while the manager of the facility has claimed that it is "highly, highly unlikely" that any interference has been caused.]
The Lotus tower which is funded by China –is likely that the tower facilities would be against India. Those are heritages that both Indians and Chinese carry when they go into other nations. When we have structures that ‘show’ far beyond our own deservedness – they become haunted places. Likewise when we have structures that ‘show’ far less than our own deservedness – they become sacred structures.
The Development Secretariat in the toddy tapper village of Thunaivi in Northern Sri Lanka – funded by – NECORD - (North East Community Restoration and Development) – would have become haunted structure had it been built on land taken from Tamils living overseas. I prevented this by donating – a section of our own land around Vairavar Kali temple – which is the only real ‘parliament’ known to majority in that area. When their rights are less than their wrongs – the net value becomes sin which they take with them when migrating or when they die. Since they were incapable of correcting the wrongs themselves – they needed someone with higher positive value to become a part of the community – to protect that place from becoming ‘haunted’. The fact that they invited Mr Wigneswaran who was then Chief Minister to open another structure built on ‘occupied’ land and built out of funds from one Diaspora family as memorial to their father - confirms that despite our sharing - they were tempted by easy money and status. The fact that Mr Wigneswaran opened it – confirmed that he himself was infected by such negatives – including by claiming relationship with LTTE rather than with those who followed the common law.
Each power works naturally in its true structure.
Hence, if this Lotus Tower is to be used for ‘entertainment purposes’ one is entitled to project that it carries negative Energy. What does negative Energy do? – it goes down the same path it came upwards - manifesting outcomes that confirm its negativity unless current users of that pathway contribute more strongly through their belief and transform the environment.
Mr Mahinda Rajapaksa partnering the current leaders – confirms this negative inheritance – including by Mr Ranil Wickremesinghe who seems to have lost the value of his political diversity.
Déjà vu’ s confirm the existence of such ‘spirits’ to the deep believer. Hence my article ‘Easter bombings in Sri Lanka – Déjà vu?’ at – of 31 July 2019 published at http://austms.blogspot.com/2019/07/
Who is the Lotus of the three Leaders ? Who are the muddy waters? – Sri Lankans dependent on Chinese?