No path is a path if you see no people walking or moving here and there. There is very little that you can learn if there are no people around. Yes it is true that lonely paths also teach you things but that are different things. The paths provide you different pictures at different times of a day. During mornings it is very different and during dark it is unbelievably unexplainable. You see ‘no end’ point in analyzing these paths, the travelers, and the people we see, i believe.
Paths Links People
Thonigala Inscriptions are of the 2nd Century BC and carved on Rock. information courtesy;Internet
Tonigala. (a.) Parumaka Abaya puta parumaka Tisaha wapi acagirika Tisa pawatahi agata anagata catudisa sagasa dine. Dewana pi maharaja Gamini Abaye niyate acanagaraka ca [tawi] rikiya nagaraka ca. Parumaka Abaya puta parumaka Tisa niyata pite raj aha agata anagata catudisa sagasa
History; Path to future
Reading Future through History, Nagala mountain and the Stupa of the Nagala Kanda Rajamaha Viharaya, Nikaweva, Polpithigama, Kurunegala District.
yesterdays kingdoms enhanced people's today
let us view today through past ...........Kingdom of Yapahuwa - 13th Century
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
WHEELS of safety
people‘s lives. Technology brings this and that of very many various things and
stuff in to people’s lives and at the same time it takes out things from
people’s lives and bring things in to their lives and such creation or the
innovation has many things to do with lives of people and that takes our lives
around their hopes comes attached with
Have you ever
listened to the following song sung by Mr. Edward Jayakodi
punchi karatte indagena mama inne
Padika wedika pasu
kara yannata thallu karan puthune
(the turning wheel,
the small cart, I am sitting on it now
Push it forward to
go passing the pedestrian lanes
Push it forward
Push it forward )
The song picturing
a life of a father and a son before my eyes and also hints me how they try to
reach to their future going passing all the pedestrian stoppings or allocations
It is a dialogue written
in a very poetic way, their life experience , I like to say the words used are
so appropriately chosen and viewed in a very live way and that shows the lyrists
talents of see through life through his eyes.
He tells to his son do not stop do not disappoint
though you get fed up or so much tired push the life forward will reach to the
destination you want.
Wheel is a tiny part of this very big
innovative world I am not going to write anything much about the innovation because
there is enough of information on internet about histories or new innovations
or old innovations of this tool or the equipment for life - wheel.
to advance and in between medieval periods industrial revolutions, pre world
wars and post wars pre colonial or post colonial what ever way you layer the
eras of the innovative histories I like
to think that every second or moment someone of this world innovate something
new at always not materialistically
important innovations may be apolitically or politically , socially or
economically valid something or religiously immeasurable things ‘ innovations
are not of just a one thing it has many facets or groups or scientifically or
address the needs of a society and its people.
Like the teachings of life ‘Buddhism’ that there was a need for a such a philosophy to address the issues,
disputes, social and natural obstacles appeared in ‘ visala mahanuwara back
then of the society of Siddhhartha gauthams’s era, it is same with the
societies that the birth of Jesus Christ , Allah and other religious
philosophers occurred . They all tried to address the need of the society at
that time. sufferings because of various social and other things
peranimithi leaded our Sidhartha Gauthama to seek for eternal relief from the
never ending journeys of the sansara.
Ledek – a patient
Mahallek – an old
Pewedi ruwak –
Malaminiyak – a
Think of the above
four life realities that I noted
Can we name a
single person who has not suffered a single moment because of an illness, tiny
or major, minor, or else chronic?
That patient is
different from the English patient of recent past (the cinematic creation)
Any infant one day
become a teen , a young, elder, old , inevitable during our infant to young we
do not think much of becoming an old one day, unavoidable truth. That was same with me.
Mahallek ‘name any young that stayed the
same without reaching the position of old can we? Because that is the law of
people have ways of finding a moment of
relief or a place to rest sort of a permanent place in life that can give them
some peace of mind, some relief from hazards face, ignoring or avoiding the
busyfull lives , lives attached with neon lights , wheels of fortunes, that starts
at some point and ends at a certain point giving you a rate, cash that the
number shows or indicate or else the arrow stop point shows. Such things takes what you have earned so far
from you do not bring any effortless or effortfully earn money in to your
wallet or the place of your wardrobe
People need a
place to rest at least a bit.
it can be a
ambalama which gives a moment of rest for your feet (generally a ambalama those
days were built at certain points of routes, paths, for the long journey,
touring walkers) or a guest house motel or a hotel that people go somewhere for
their summer vacation or to Nuwara eliya or Bandarawela , to Anuradhapura Why
most need or like to stay away from their day to day tiredness may be to stay away
from boring routings of their lives or files full of world, devises full of
work so to have calm or moment of quite reading. I like to take this ‘ Pewedi
bawa ‘ it is true and pure meaning not the modern meaning of pewedi bawa that has
so much to do with the modernization of their followers lives, accordingly they
too had to change using new technological devises to view the things happening
of the world, use footwear, forget sometimes the ‘paaththaraya’ , without going
pindapaathe to seek some food to live for the sake of the travelers of the
sansara to show them some moving out poverties of their lives, illnesses,
sufferings some strategies, related to dhamma. So to achieve this kind of an advanced or a
sort of a permanent kind of relaxation place , path to eternal place for a
person if he/she think of following what ever following preached by the
religious leaders having a pure objective in their minds is good to do.
All above one day
or any moment ( unpredictable) have to face ‘death I can’t name any person who
stayed in this world forever become a dead body that is inevitable
A death body was
the last to come before the observation lanes of our Gauthama Budun Wahanse, as
the Prince of truth Siddhartha Gauthama encountered this and that of many
realities truths of life thereafter
Knowing all these
our Siddhartha Gauthama the prince who had a brain to understand ‘ temporality
of life and kingships decided to live away from all the materialistically
important or valid currencies things or fill people’s lives with unnecessary
‘power’ up to 60% or less than 60% or in between every unit is money people
have to think of how to pay back
mainly I am not
going to put such things in to the categories of new innovations I mean rates
do not generally belong to new innovations.
This will not stop
there following the 60 % increasement all the other who uses the facility might
think of a very good plan as to not only how to minimize the unnecessary usage
but also to earn what they are paying to the board. This business or that business this service
or that service every person who need bit of electricitical power might not
stay calm saying aiyooooo who cares we will reduce the prices of our products.
new or alternative for electricity that will lighten not only all the cities
but also all the villagers, small to big. Why 60% why not 20% why not 10, 6, 5
0r 8 percent annually
I accept we people
waste not only electrically motivated ‘electricity’ but also drop by drop water food
but is this the way to teach us a lesson?
think of doing it systematically while
giving a bit of advise to people I am not saying that they do not understand
the importance of saving electricity but anyways it is always good to keep an
eye on the ‘meter’ readings
What is a wheel?
What is the shape
of a wheel?
What are the uses
What life realities
this shows and teaches the human or the world?
What comfort it
brings to people’s lives?
Is a wheel a sign
How many gets in
to a bus trusting the wheels just forget the person who steering the wheel for
A wheel it turns
and turns until we break or stop technologically or religiously at a certain
Sansara is like a
wheel similar to it because of the way it works and functions I wrote while ago. it stops and starts and stops somewhere and
again starts but for that someone has to steering it who is steering the wheel
of sansaara is that what you called ‘ Karmaya’ this is not sin some
misunderstand this term this is all the actions and reactions thoughts to
practice of things attached with our lives. AM I RIGHT?
The driver stops
the bus at a halting place this each and every bhawaya is a halting place of a
sansara we travel from here to there or there to here or to somewhere? Do you
get what I am trying to say or explain?
places are built using a roof cover to protect the passengers from natural sudden or inevitable changes, some you find
no roofing or no shelter, in some halting places you find any or many
passengers waiting for a bus but at the same time you may find halting places
or resting places where you find or see very few or one or two number of
passengers, journey riders or drivers . interesting thing is some of us rarely ( like board eka nobala bus ekata goda una Sandun-
sandun who got in to a bus without reading the destination name of the bus) get
in to wrong bus or miss the bus correct bus that will take you to where you
want to reach. Wheels just takes you listening to your own commands sometimes ,
instinct or inner wants and needs therefore it is advisable to give this wheel
a right command am I right Sandun?
Wheels takes you (
you give not a single meaning ) to this and that of destinations routes, paths,
lanes detours halting places,
viwekashranayan, ambalam or what ever name you give this and that of resting
places you may know or do not know crossing from kaha ira or from different
place lawfully not allowed place breaking rules of roads.
Who gives the
commands for a wheel to turn this side or that side or stop at a certain point
and then continue journey? did I ask this before or the beginning of this note?
Then you may already have the answer.
Is it just the
karmaya who gives you and I, she and them commands? what or who stops people reaching their
eternal place of rest not the death but the nirwanaya then ? why is it then
people are so lazy to think of such things why we hang around this temporally made
paths or roads for some years and then continue again the same routine of life
as an infant towards an old, same charkraya, wheel?
Is it an invisible
Unknown or unseen
Wheels teaches us
things brings things to our doorsteps, halting places, a bus comes and stops near our foot and we get
in taking a ticket air or bus train or taxi or a three wheeler we need to pay
at the very same point no credit system allows in paying for our journey rides.
Birth is a ticket
of this journeying in sansara bus.
We give this and
that names after buying or painting what we bought ‘ recondition or brand new
‘have you ever tried to read the names given on top of the body of the/ bus or
the vehicle ? some give it a name of their dear ones, some name on behalf their
life children ‘s name some name on remembrance of their parents relax naming
are as such.
wheels brings or holds such memories of our lives too, inevitable or
Is life a wheel
that can trust or that need to take care because it carries lives of a lot of
people? what is a wheel alignment ?
Check the wheels before
stepping out of your house for safety reasons.
This note of Wheels
of safety is to be continued !