Saturday 30 July 2022


30 July 2022

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam




According to the Visuddhimagga one’s journey through Samsara, an indefinitely repetitive cycle of births due to one’s Karma , once the miseries caused by Karma are expiate, one attains Nirvana. Buddhaghosa Thero , the author of Visuddhimagga is stated to have recognized the validity of the Hindu concept of extinguishing one’s Karma by reincarnation’ – Sri Lankan Tamil elder

Wikipedia presents Visuddhimagga as follows:

The Visuddhimagga (Pali; English: The Path of Purification), is the 'great treatise' on Buddhist practice and Theravāda Abhidhamma written by Buddhaghosa approximately in the 5th Century in Sri Lanka. It is a manual condensing and systematizing the 5th century understanding and interpretation of the Buddhist path as maintained by the elders of the Mahavihara Monastery in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

My response to the Tamil elder was:

‘As per my discovery, one who has  attained Nirvana, reincarnates. To the extent, we have Net Punniyam/Virtue in an issue, we reincarnate in that issue at another place and/or another time. Hence the high level of wisdom demonstrated  by that person. This spreads exponentially because it is a sovereign power. Reincarnation cannot happen without closure of the previous matter. Many Tamil leaders lack wisdom in equal opportunity, due to keeping the issue open. When victims bring about ‘closure’ and leaders continue to keep the matter ‘open’ the risk of neglect is high. When an issue is ‘neglected’ or is done for current benefits – it becomes negative Energy/sin – which also spreads exponentially, like the covid pandemic.’

To my mind the following confirms lack of positive Energy in Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission (SLHRC) former member Ambika Satkunanathan

[Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission (SLHRC) former member Ambika Satkunanathan has filed a fundamental rights petition challenging the declaration of the state of emergency by President Ranil Wickremesinghe and the emergency regulations. …. Accordingly, the petitioner has requested the country to declare her fundamental rights guaranteed under Article 12(1) of the Constitution have been infringed by the respondents]


Article 12(1) provides as follows:

‘12. (1) All persons are equal before the law and are entitled to the equal protection of the law.’

To me it is not clear how the Emergency Regulations would affect the right to be Equal before the law.

Interestingly the next article provides as follows:

‘12. (2) No citizen shall be discriminated against on the grounds of race, religion, language, caste, sex, political opinion, place of birth or any one of such grounds

Article 9 of the Sri Lankan Constitution requires as follows:

‘9. 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).’

To me, ‘foremost’ is relative and is therefore discriminatory. Merit based discrimination is positive. According to the above article 9, Buddhism ranks above other religions. To qualify as a fundamental right, the law must not be relative but Absolute, to preserve the Sovereignty of the whole of Sri Lanka and that of every Sri Lankan. Article 9 fails that test.

I am not aware of any action taken by the HRCSL to have this article repealed. Had Ms Satkunanathan carried  wisdom from such an exercise, from  her experience at HRCSL, that would support her petition exponentially. Without this, the Petition would fail miserably in a Just Court. It is also ab abuse of Court Resources at a time, Sri Lanka is crying, due to unlawfulness of Her citizens. The risk is confirmed by me as follows:

‘When an issue is ‘neglected’ or is done for current benefits – it becomes negative Energy/sin – which also spreads exponentially, like the covid pandemic.’

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