Thursday, May 15, 2014
Jayo munin dassa subodhi mule
Ahosi maarassa parajayohi
Udgosayun dewagana pasanna
Etena sachchena jayassu maihan
Nobody knew what was going to happen. The day began as usual. Chanting of pirith, the muttering and loud voices of chanting stanzas other than the loud yet pleasing sounds of voices
Saaaaaaaaaaadu !!!!!!!!!! …………………..
All of a sudden the stanzas shattered in to pieces in and around of this sacred place, the cries were floated out of city, Anuradhapura, screams and begging of lives, the bo maluwa (area where the people quietly do their rituals) became red in colour marking a black day of history, 14 May, 1985
And today the date that I am writing this my politically and visually poor essay is 15 May, 2014
Do I have to count the days and years. I am no POLITICAL ANALYST I am a ordinary citizen who do understand a bit about terrorism and its terror activities and I know the ANALYSTS would provide the world a clear picture because its is their duty and duty does not change because of what so ever reasons, duty as a citizen not as a professional
Anuradhapura Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi is one of the sacred places where Buddhists think has to be protected and respected up to a maximum length. And it is certainly a duty of a government to protect such sacred places including the other sacred places of all religions, example, temple of tooth; the Madhu church it is because the government is the official guardian of mentioned places especially according to the traditional kinship patterns and it is still valued and valid.
Often due to unexpected circumstances, situations like ‘terror attacks’ protecting or safe guarding not only the Nation, the Whole country become terribly difficult until any government take actions to find solutions, to seek political or social solutions, a permanent solution to defend from such situations. The Anuradhapura Massacre was a very good example for such incidents.
By 1985 the LTTE was very strong in its activities locally and globally specially after its establishment in 1976. A decade was more than enough for them to engage in their planned activities in a more organized way because Velupillai Prabhakaran received enough of support from various networks, from various parts of the globe including the advices from their Ideologist ‘Anton Balasingham’. All those that I was mentioned here, the news are not strange to the current world who also deals and live with other terror groups, that disturbs day to day lives of ordinary citizens, civilians of certain parts of the globe, specifically.
1985 was also a year where some of the discussions began and failed soon after (Thimpu discussions)
Engaging in discussions is something and respecting what is promised in any of the discussions is something different. Most the discussions failed also because of disrespect of its promises and the desires and aims of the LTTE were not PEACE but ATTACK AND RUN, SUICIDE, BOMBING LIKE SMALL CHILDREN PLAY IN A KINDERGARTEN WITH THEIR TOY RIFFLES, play with the lives of leaders by assassinating them, Mr. Rajiv Gandhi, President R. Premadasa etc
Since 1985 – 19 May, 2009
The security situation was unpredictable though everything was accurately tightened until we reach the year 2009, 19 May
Anuradhapura Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi; for me, is a place where the journeys of heart admiring begins though it is a place where you get a bit of chance to understand the meaning of ‘honoring the favours/ help of others’ ( kala guna selakeema) that is one of the core meanings of Buddhism. The Lord Buddha soon after his enlightenment decided to pay his respect to this tree because that was one of the trees which was his side as a near friend, until he reached the nirvana providing a relief from all weather difficulties. Therefore it is not known as a just an ordinary tree, globally
Protecting the surroundings of your living is also a teaching of Buddhism without harming them. The Lord Buddha is an Environmentalist like many other religious leaders who hate discrimination of all types
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi is a place where wishes and hopes of men and women, human are kept before the altar of flowers, like in Kataragama , Dalada Maligawa, Madhu church , Meerakkam Mosque , at a Sri Ganesha’s Kowil in Jaffna. This sacred place is a place where it marked significances and importance of historical bond between good neighbor India and Sri Lanka. The place is not just a place, this place is also one of the places that teaches us the real meaning of sacredness not the meaning or horrifying feelings like scary or scared though the year 1985 changed its wholesmness and holiness
Taking away lives of 146 was nothing for a terror group, LTTE but shouldn’t others be different to them we shouldn’t sow any seeds of terror in any of the ways practiced by any terror groups or any groups that do not understand meaning of a LIFE
Sewithan damma raajena
Pattun sambodhi muttamam
Pujemi Bodhi raajanan