21 May 2022
GENOCIDE CLAIM & BUDDHISM FOREMOST ARTICLE
The Tamil Genocide claim is currently under perusal in Canadian Court. It affects not only Tamils but also Canada intelligence.
We make judgments at three levels:
The person driven by gross senses tends to use emotions and they are valid when the person is true to her/himself. Whether s/he is true to her/himself is tested through pleasure and pain at different times. Where pleasure is experienced before pain – the pain is greater than pleasure due to time ‘gap’. This is like interest payable on loans. When pain is experienced before pleasure - the pleasure is greater than pain – due to time gap. This is like interest earned. In both – the place/person is frozen with zero change. This usually is the basis of Autocracy
It works well with small institutions such as families where one has the pleasure and the other the pain. Such an institution would be true to itself and therefore would be driven by its Soul-power.
The intellectually driven person – needs to show at least to her/himself – (have knowledge) the Equality between causes and effects. Some of these would be invisible but the intellect must register them. Pain or Pleasure needs to be written in that brain to ‘know’ the Equality. Mental imbalances happen when one is great than the other – such as in bipolar disorder in an individual who imagines pleasure or pain. When it is more than one person – institutionally time is frozen and the knowledge of the whole needs to be balanced as Costs and Benefits. Cost of one becomes benefit of the other at the same time – at knowledge level. Laws specific to the institutions bring about this balance. If there is a right action – then there has to be a wrong action too and v.v. – as per the same law/rule. In terms of ownership – Benefits and Costs accumulate as Rights and Duties. Where there is a right there is a duty and v.v.
Where there are greater allocations of ‘rights’ than duties – there is mental imbalance in the whole.
Work is often the basis of measure at institutional level. When benefits are taken by one for the other’s work costs – there is natural conflict between the two. Sri Lanka’s Standardization Policy 1971 had this intellectual imbalance. In all cases those who benefitted more than the other for the same level of work, developed ‘mental disorder’ due to ‘imaginary benefits – known as hyper-excitement / Aarvakkolaru(Tamil) . It has the effects of ‘intoxication’ . Likewise, those who accepted that lower return became a Depressed part of the whole. Not so – those who rejected it mentally. Their mental opposition made them even at knowledge level. Hence the higher intelligence of Tamils of Sri Lanka who non-violently Opposed and eliminated the cause of the hyper-excitement. This Opportunity is ‘lost’ to those who take an ‘eye for an eye’.
Emotions are one sided, intellect is two sided and Philosophy has no sides. At the lowest level – it is known as ‘belief’. When someone believes in the whole s/he is recognized as a Philosopher. The who could be an ‘issue’ or a group of People. The former is recognized through award of doctorate and the latter through the title of ‘Honour’.
Philosophy / Belief is the end of both of the above pathways.
Once – a Sri Lankan of Sinhalese origin said to me that in their circles Tamils were referred to as those who small of ‘Thala’ (sesame ). Then she asked me in return – how Tamils referred to her community. I said ‘Modayas’ (Fools). Later I thought that this was developed because Tamils were able to fool the Sinhalese. But wiser now – I realize that it was the policies that Tamils mentally opposed from 1956 - that kept them mentally stable.
But when we started taking revenge – an eye for an eye – we became Muttaals / Modayas / Fools. When we used Armed Forces to ‘win’ – we got even and Equal to the very group we referred to as ‘Modayas’.
The Rajapaksa government ‘fell’ in the eyes of ‘Sinhalese’ due to the economic hardship of the Sinhalese. Those who take more remuneration than the consolidated value of the predecessors – adjusted for inflation or deflation – become lose intellectual balance. This was observed in the immediate past President of Sri Lanka – Mr Maithripala Sirisena. The one before him – Mr Mahinda Rajapaksa did not himself lose much intelligence but those who depended on him did. Hence the call for President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to go home. That is a belief based call – due to his emigration to America.
Genocide Claim by Tamil Political Leaders
The loss and pain suffered during the war years was experienced by the Tamil community. The quiet opposition without any mental or physical violence confirmed that they had developed ‘ownership rights’ to the extent they consider their part of Sri Lanka their ‘home’. This could be emotional – as demonstrated by physical occupation of that place or intellectual by balancing Sri Lankan benefits with Sri Lankan costs or Philosophical / Belief based – which means our policies are Sri Lankan and no other in Sri Lankan issues.
If the losses and pain – due to war are taken to have been caused by Sinhalese – then to that mind it is possible that it would feel like ‘Genocide’. But such leaders would then not seek to be represented in National Parliament of Sri Lanka.
In terms of those who do feel that it was Genocide – LTTE was a miserable failure because it was unable to protect them. LTTE was brave and clever. Their cleverness was due largely to caste based discrimination that they mentally opposed. But that was seriously weakened when they killed Tamils in leadership positions. Eventually when they ‘took’ equal or higher status than intellectuals, they became Muttaals / Modayas / Fools. That heritage is being carried forward by their heirs as ‘Genocide’ claims which automatically confirms that they were not able to defend and protect the very people they claimed to represent. War Crimes – yes. Not Genocide which takes away their Great Heroes status from those they represented through Belief.
Buddhism Foremost Artilce
A Constitution – needs to be based on Belief of the whole. This is confirmed through the intellectual balance that the Policy represents. Article 9 which was introduced in the first Constitution of Sri Lanka affords foremost status to Buddhism. This means that Buddhism is not capable of balancing itself in the mind of the believer. If done for political reasons – it does not apply to Non-Buddhists – including Sinhalese who do not believe in Buddhism. This means they naturally separate from Buddhists. By keeping it in the Constitution – the government continues to lose intellectual balance – especially when it demonstrates high respect to Buddhist clergy and Buddhist places of worship. According to Article 9 the Government had the Duty to facilitate all religions to practice their respective religions. A brain that recognizes Equal status and foremost status at the same space is bipolar in terms of space. The Constitution that affords foremost status to any group is autocratic and hence would groom monarchs who would need to ‘show’ money wealth above intellectual balance developed through Democracy.