Monday, March 11, 2013
Ways of Providing Securities
generally i like to believe that one has to think of his/her own security - personal, than anyone else. No one can provide the security that one needs in a very personal way other than providing 'wholistic or total or full security in a vast way to the entire community or to entire world. for that there are certain steps generally follows by head of security forces - in every state or community. Providing security for each and every single person, citizen of a community, society in a personal way is impossible.
Anything can be happened within a winking moment. i like to think backward for few minutes sometimes such thinking is essential to understand things clearly and during this my thinking process backward there are many things came in to my mind related to the securities of high personal - world and how some world famous personalities, leaders died even though they were provided with all the high securities. i am thinking of most of the world leaders - world wide, even in so called 'powerful states now and such things are not just limited to this and that of tiny or tribal or not that advanced societies it is same with everywhere or anywhere of the world that we live. Most of them were surrounded with adequate security i like to think. it is actually no way that one can predict how or when one may have to face problems in life. there are places of this world that still the signs of terror and horror can be seen that is unfortunate really. so living in a such world who can predict about hundred percent security for a person unless the world get together, & work as a big strong community, organization that work against terrorism and work hand in hand to eliminate terrorism totally from every single part of this world.
No! i am not going to discuss any of such things today any further. i am thinking of how a person can safe guard his /her own 'self' from any, many, few or all 'insecurities that they live with within'. from their own enemy that lies ones within like anger, ignorance, suspicion, doubts, though some doubts and related things can be cleared so easily and when solutions for such things are very clearly visible before our own eyes we do not think of using our eyes and ears or brains or minds very properly while facing all these i wonder how a person can fight against alone against ones own 'insecure surroundings of inner deep departments'. it is not impossible though. it just a little difficult only until you learn the methods of fighting against ones own enemy - within like i discussed earlier. for such things support of others is essential though we do not need help of anyone or others all the moments of our lives. we need help to wake our own minds up sometimes when we feel like we are not awaken yet. sometimes during our sleep we learn to recover from the struggles within following day mornings we may wake up with a new schedules of life. with a hope but all these depends on how we plan our this day or today or the day after or may be it depends on how we faced the day called 'today'. insecure days are very normal in ones life it is same with the secure days when you feel more comfortable in every feeling that you hold your within then you are secured. when you are so sure about 'your inner strengths then you are secured totally or to some extent. it is true that sometimes ones weaknesses can be acted as a true fighter of true enemies such things may appear before ones life often as the signs of learning to win against struggles - within.
we people visits shrines, temples churches, Kowils or mosques to seek inner happiness 'spiritual' or eternal. there are certain or particular rituals that we as religious bodies act or react or follow things in such places of worship of our own. Every place is unique and has their own set of values, rituals, norms that lead peoples lives towards gaining religious or inner happiness but there may be difference in achieving or reaching the highest level of ones 'happiness or kind of secure attitude ' feeling.
people's attitudes towards many things religious, social or ethics, rituals, norms differ from person to person, society to society, territory to territory, or from this corner to that corner of world. horizontal or vertical.
some may look at certain rituals norms or taboos of a society the way they understand such things, according to the thing they have learnt about such things weighing or measuring them the way they want. giving this and that of judgments or ideas or creating theories, definitions etc.
it is not easy for an outsider to understand ones within how their within has formed, ones formation of inner structures plus with this and that of such above discussed societal values etc. it is not easy for an outsider to understand certain tribal or primitive or advanced, similar qualitative things that always live or exist in a particular society.
it is interesting to study sometimes how people find ways to over come their inner issues that has nothing to do with the world economy or world politics etc or how they find solutions for their inner battles also that has nothing to do with the pay packet or take home salary, most of the occasions because of ones inner struggles they have to live away from happiness or such things keep them away from 'personal improvements not really from the materialistic development.
People sometimes have to fight against sudden falls of family concretes such as ' death of a head of household' i like to believe that such things more close to ones inner paths than the outer paths or sub lanes or detours of living one may have to over come from such alienation, isolation, departures, losing loved ones forever of ones life. there is always possibilities that one can analyze such things many different ways.
while living people have to deal with all those explained here or not explained here constraints, issues, struggles etc for some issues living creatures have no other better solutions than living with a very concreted foundation of life any minutes possible. Why die eating or taking ' kaduru gedi' ( type of poisonous fruit) with some sugar no never with honey' honey will not let their loved ones die even though people like farmers when they were not able ( some) to pay back their loans taken for paddy cultivation etc such things do not happen in the current society we live thankfully.
have you observed the photograph i have posted at the beginning of this note ?
Look what is there tied in a tiny branch of Bo tree. This BO tree is a famous and ancient sacred one situated in the Premises of the groups of shrines attached to the Sri Dalada Maligawa - The temple of Tooth Relic/Kandy. This Bo tree is known as wel Bodhiya' always a busy place that people come and do most of the religious activities .
that People have to find strategies the way they can the way they understand sometimes it is better than trying to trust somebody and seek for 'mental support' or when trying to seek advise from unknown or from a little known they have to deal with such things while living and loving the world or the strategies.
i agree that sometimes people have to depend or live with their own fantasies, imaginations or agendas of life during their journeying in search of solutions happiness or relief for ones certain or few, many issues attached to inner or outer layers of life for some there are reasons that we can be categorized for living or involved in imaginary world than in real world like when one encounter the facets of colourization of a society etc.
yes may be one may feel that imaginations or imaginary are better than their real world some behaviours or such thinking or living patterns will not add any harm to ones life i like to believe though i am not a psychiatric clinical or ethical but for outsiders that may look like some strange or signs of mentally disabled.
things attached to ones inner or mind channels or lanes no easy to understand even though there are many definitions and analyzes written on pages full of cloaks or degrees or books. am i right ?
some expresses their needs or wants or inner sides following shown in the picture ways please have a look at the picture for a better understanding of what i am trying to say here in this note.
i noticed that most of the branches were full and filled with the hopes and expectations of people. some begging, some asking, some requesting , some sobbing , some whisper or muttering, some crying, some say nothing but respecting. all these one can observe only things is one has to visit the place to have closeup or observe things clearly or closely, some names were written on pieces of cloth washed with saffron powder, some say all what they have to say just tieing a coin of their choice again after washing coin plus piece of cloth with saffron powder to the BO Tree that they follow this ways of trusting and haring what they have within plus respecting according to me ever since the Buddhism reached and touched our soil.
No i never tried to count the number of hopes or expectations of the people who may have visited this place ones twice or many or any occasions by just trying to count every piece of cloth that i could observe there.
faiths and beliefs are not just sociologically or anthropologically valued & respected inner pages of human minds of our society or societies similar to ours. Religious or spiritual importance of such things are no need to explain in details such explanations we have enough of them in printed or documented in other ways medias.
and when ever they feel that their prayers were granted people come and pay respect to this tree in return. for crafting and helping them achieving what they were expecting or asking requesting, in many ways.
In the past, women were not allowed to go closer to the Bo tree there was a particular layer built for them to go and pray to involve or participate in relevant religious activities, little beneath the tree.
but there was no issues at all in going around and praying. Generally 'Upasaka Upasika or Bikku Bikkuni' goes three to seven rounds around the tree praying. and most of the occasions little or young boys, their male partners, who ever male was given permission to enter the very close premises of the tree. and they take the pot of water - full from their female partner/sister/mother / relative and they do the needful on behalf of them ' letting the water flow towards or touch the root of the tree'. Situation now is different there are kind of places or ways built to send across water towards the root of the tree. Women do involve in such activities now but of course under certain socially restricted rules of some kind. 'Purity' 'puberty' of especially the women who takes around the pot of water is considered not by any strict religious laws or something or such things are not written in manuscripts or books either but in peoples hearts. women generally refrain from entering the close premises but that is only for certain days of months. people have created such restrictions in order to give more respect or show how much importance that such places own socially, religiously and in every way also such things are socially accepted by people or by women mainly i have not heard women complain over such things am i right ? without any oppositions showing from any of the groups or parties of the society such things still exist in this society we live .
the places of providing spiritual or eternal happiness in people's way actually.
inner peace and happiness are the major expectations that come hidden, invisible or written wrapping on or with the piece of cloth and hanged over looking the world of people who come and chanting the gatha in Pali or in Sinhala.
they go or come to such places to try find some inner securities that never can be provided with any high security projects. May be it is the surrounding plus the sacredness of the tree that the whole world of Buddhists and others respects more than anything else which bring inner peace of mind to the everyone who visit the place.
May all beings be HAPPY , healthy and prosper , secure in every way !
Anurapura Sri Jayasiri Maha Hamuduruwange pihitai oba semata !