Paths Links People

Paths Links People

Thonigala Inscriptions are of the 2nd Century BC and carved on Rock. information courtesy;Internet

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

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

yesterdays kingdoms enhanced people's today
let us view today through past ...........Kingdom of Yapahuwa - 13th Century

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Namal Udugama is in need of Help

Sabbe Satta Bhanwanthu Sukhitatta!
May all beings be healthy! 


Mr. Udugama is a Popular Sri Lankan Star, Singer , Composer, Lyricist. Father of two Children. Wife is also a popular star in the country. 

They are facing difficulties these days due to her husband's illness

i like to ask the friends of footpath here and there, to help Mr. Namal Udugama, in any of the ways you can, to find money that he needs for his KIDNEY Transplant operation

Contact his wife for more details. i kindly request please refrain from asking her any difficult questions that is difficult to answer thinking of the situation she faces,  please



0777281513
0773936555

And if you wish to support them financially following is the Bank Account Number

Name:  B. P. N. Udugama

Account No:  135695


The Bank of Ceylon - Wattala Branch


i Wish Mr. Udugama quick recovery and success in everything he does

Budusaranai! 

Mrs. Ruwanthi Mangala May you get all the courage you need!





Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Yesterday: A style for a better life

Yesterdays are inevitable. Yet certain. The future is a shadow of a yesterday. Present is a continuation of a Yesterday. Todays are arriving after Every Yesterday.   

world is changing everyday. Yet, apparently, Individuals, People and their attitudes towards some seem not changing. 

Yesterday for me, was a day that brought inhuman attitude in to my life. i hate when people interfere or interrupt my life unnecessarily or peep in to my life or in to my work.

The Hackers; i guess it is not something that i except others solely experience but many who is really engaged in IT kind of work, in this world, experiences.

I like to ask Asante for instance, ' is it you who introduced it to the curious world or is it because of such idiotic characters you became such 'tack ticked'

for me F is a friendly letter, yet there are other words too begin with letter 'F' freedom for instance. Freedom to write essays without any interferences for me is something that is immensely important because that is my life nothing comes first in my life other than this.  when you feel that 'liberty is something lacking' the word comes in to your mouth is not that friendly, unfortunately. i refrain from writing that word 'coz it is not a word that pleases your mind.

Many Yesterdays passed without writing anything or posting on this page. i go mad. So because of some, some of my yesterdays vanished like bubbles, without really getting any use of them.

i am a slow changer. But i am not a person who accept every change that occur in this world or globe. There are things that i like to keep 'mute' or 'paused' but when ever necessary i know how to give it a functional attitude.

Yesterday; 24th February 2015, i believe many incidents may have happened. every incident happening in any corner of the world is not a matter to this country or to the most the countries of this part or that part of world. Yet, some of the Decisions that the chiefs of any allies, groups take affects or change the related societies, communities, or countries, in Asia or in Europe.

i do not like to build any walls between people or that lead people depart from each other or that barred ' building human associations, relationships'. Yet i know how to build walls within to protect what i believe.

Yesterdays are pages of the books of histories. every page is important and provides something to learn something that may bring to adjust 'present' or plan or design your future. a future of a certain community in unity.

Many yesterdays , we have spent without really trying to understanding them or getting maximum use of them.

The Consequences we may face in the future.

What is the present peace situation in the world  by the way?


if you don't think of learn something from the yesterdays gone by you may not get any chances to 'correct' or freshly write your future.


A LESSON FOR LIFE 



 





try to capture the truth of life via these pictures

The following was not an essay that i wrote 'Yesterday' perhaps a few Yesterdays ago.

How important is the essays that Children write in order to understand them

Is there a possibility to use 'Children's Essays' to enhance the Development of A CHILD?  




What is a child?  You get plenty of definitions, if you just browse your infor - lanes through internet. 

The Legal definitions, Child Rights Conventions, Sociological aspects of children, Psychological facts, Educationally analyzed Child’, what ever you want to know regarding the subject above ‘ you can easily get information’ , if want picturers as well. 

Yet, apart from those ‘what is your own definition about your Own Child or Children’? 

That is what important when it comes to understanding your own child or children.

‘Child is a Child. According to my understanding A child does not show any adultery features in them’. You cannot expect an adult from a Child.  That is a common mistake that the others who are around the child do with regard to understanding or analyzing what ‘a child’ does.

Some say ‘some adults are like children’. That is a different analysis to begin with. 
What ever age stage you pass before reach the stage of maturity’ you never lose the ‘child in you’.
Often you might hear that some say indicating a behavioral pattern of a child ‘ 'Oh! this child is like a big man / an adult’ 

According to my perception it is not possible to see a big man in a child. But I do not know how the big brains analyses it. For example ‘ The Child likes to imitate adults. Or improve their thinking or accents by watching the adults’ but that does not mean that the child has become an adult even before he gets to the right stage of his development. 

The ‘youth’ ‘adolescence', terms itself are very interesting topics. To understand ‘the features of the Adolescence that you may encounter within a child’ does helps in order to recognize your child by studying them.  

(The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child defines a child as everyone under 18 unless, "under the law applicable to the child, majority is attained earlier". The UK has ratified this convention.http://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/child-protection-system/legal-definition-child-rights-law/legal-definitions/)

I think regarding the topic of the day, it is important if we talk of the ‘child who is in the Primary Grades / Classes at a Formal Education Institution called ‘School’.  
Yet, there is no prohibitions for you to analyze the children that belongs to different age categories, under any of the mentioned here or not, topics or facts, to elaborate, explore ‘the child in child’, perhaps including ‘the others in Children’

What are the reasons that occasionally you find ‘the child is not appearing as a child’ but often showcased artificial adultery features, what prevent them appearing as a child before the mass society, within the Family Unit? 

Who has stolen the ‘child from the child?’
Is it the Modern Education Systems?
Is it the Old or Traditional methods of Teaching - Learning? 
Is the ‘The Technology’ is Responsible sources of Education, a Reliable Trust Worthy source of Education?
Are the ‘internet partners, browsers, sources of information that the child is associating with 'trust worthy?’

Some of the above sub topics, above mentioned, can be useful in order to analyze the main topic of the day; what is the ‘impact of ‘CHILDREN’S ESSAY in CHILD DEVELOPMENT’?

How literature that surface through a child can be used to ‘understand the real child’?

How does it help to improve the ‘curriculums of schools’? 

Is there a set of rules that a teacher should follow when it comes to motivating a child towards essay writing?

Can a teacher use the same set of rules of writing to improve the writing  skills or the abilities that a child posses to ‘express himself'

What are the ways, sources that a child picks and chooses to improve ‘the child in him’, to promote the child to a better standard, stage?

Within family; The parents & others (siblings / grand parents / nannies / supporters/ who ever lives with them perhaps in an extended family unit) automatically becomes 'the role models of the child's world. and is inevitable.
 
Outside to Family; child picks and chooses facts from?

Immediate Neighbours , Friends Peers , Relatives , any other whom they associate out side to their own residents, and the groups that their Parents specifically have connections with ( the groups that the parents associate, i.e. Peers / friends / super market / shops / clubs – book clubs or any other possible)

Children’s Books, Papers, Movies, Cartoons, Songs, Poetry, Paintings, Plays, Conversations of Adults, Stories 

What are the possible ‘first Teacher’ or ‘the places’ / ‘institutions’ that a child begins to learn from?

In a way it is useful to have a bit of a picture of the stage of ‘PRE NATAL’ to understand the ‘CHILD AND HIS EDUCATION’, THE FETUS AND THE CHILD’ with regard to ‘CHILD DEVELOPMENT’


Through what wires that the pair, ‘mother and the child’ are bonded within very before any other bondage begin to develop?

How does it happen? For any parent / Teacher / Day Carerer / Educationist, awareness on 'the process of the development of fetus, Pre - Natal stages’ is important or else useful

So there is a role for the mother to play during her pregnancy. And also most importantly the importance of the role of the others who are around the ‘Pregnant Mother is also important.

How is it possible for a teacher to recognize the child through the Essays they write? 

‘Total number of words used?

The nature of words used

Repeatedly used words

The words that the child does not like to use much

The words that the child is so fond of using

The Themes chosen by the child to write or the preferences of themes when a child is given with a topic to write

Analyzing the Letters?

The weight of the things they describe through the essays they write

How can you recognize a child that comes from a ‘Broken Family’, Disturbed Environment’, a child that comes from a financially unfit, unstable families’, a child that comes from a WAR AFFECTED AREAS through the essays they write? 

Do they provide others a chance to read them, a hint as to who they are, what stage of development they are passing through, what are the things missed during their developmental stages, what should be added, what should be cleared, how the child should be taken care of, what kind of a environ is child prefers to live, via the essays they write, at least a tiny chance to read them?  

What is the possible place that a child spends most of his time, for the first time in his life, away from home?

The DAY CARE CENTRES
The Pre – School

What is the importance of the role of the person who handles a Day Care Centre?

I believe that she is not expected to teach anything to the child that comes to stay under her wings yet ‘looking after her in a proper, safe, and a way that child should be treated like a child’.

So, at this level a child picks, collects, what he observes, hear from the individuals, other children, and automatically store them in his mind.   

What is the importance of a Pre – School Teacher and the teacher in Primary Grades?

The teacher should sharpen the skills of the child. For that she or he needs to get a proper t¾ining   

What is the importance of ‘essay competitions ? 

Are we really Political or apolitcal when it comes to making or creating POLICIES with regard to Child's Education'
Are Asians when writing curriculums for our Children?
Are we Universial when thinking of the development of a child?
Have we Barred or fenced limitations before a child that slower or breaks, the Moral Child? 

Can we say that an Asian Child shoudn't read Mrs. J.K.Rollin or the the Child of West should not read the books written by Mrs. Cybil Wettasinghe?

Do you think we should develop a curriculum using taking every essence of knowledge from every corner of the universe

i do not know what are the things that 'Comparative Educationists' have to stress in response to what i ask here? 


An Editor's Point of View 

 


What are you thinking?
Haven’t you noticed any slopes and heaps before?
Watch out your steps
Edges are not always safe to reach
Did you read your surroundings accurately?
'Yes', Shall i note it that way?
You mustn’t forget there are mists in life, other than the mists you see now
But don’t try to collect them in to a bag (your traveling bag I meant)
They ‘ll vanish even before the dawn finishes her tasks
So what is the point of collecting them?
Tell me
Read everything quickly?
Before it slips through your eye site
Where is your note book?
Your pen?
It’s all right
Write a sketch within
Careful, you may lose it
is what you see now wider or broader from where you stand?
By the way, How did you reach there?
What was the Path chosen to reach where you are now?
Hope, didn't take any detours?


A letter to POLITICAL Heads from an Apolitical  Citizen , on behalf of Citizens
Perhaps, an EYE WIDENER

i don't know whether i am fully apolitical or totally political. i have a feeling that every grain that we consume or every drop of juice we drink has something to do with 'POLITICS' don't you think so?

why?

Who decides the prices of  not mangoes in particular but Sugar, Rice, Dhall, Milk Powder etc etc?

is it the shop Keeper / boutique owner? or the Citizens of the Country?

the Whole Parliament has something to do with the 'Prices'

why am i saying it like that?

even though the 'BUDGET' is  written by the 'Budget Boss', the others have to 'approve it in many ways' that is why there is a 'rounds of debates'. 

I don't think that they worry even slightly what the Citizens think? do they inquire even a single citizen after reading any Budget?

No But an election is the place where the Citizens get chances to response to a certain extent, considering the other things as well. the votes that a candidate gets is not soley a result of a reading of a Budget. There are other things they consider.

Heroism or Heroinsm won't help much. The Citizens don't that much like the Action cuts in the Decisions taken in the Parliament.  like 'HORA POLICE' , The Heroes Playing the characters of the Heroes and the oppositions playing the 'OPPOSERS' role. 

The Scripts written adding the Revenge taking scenes in to any Decisions taken, the Citizens will not always ENJOY?

How many more days or years that this SWORN government needs to give us a new plan of things that they are going to implement before the next election?

The Forth Coming Election perhaps may play the role of another CHANGER? 
Who knows, when superstitious features faded away from the  'doing nothing but saying cleaning' calendars what would be the results?

i read, one of the red shirts said ' if the current government full fill what were they promised they can send them back home' 

and the Leader of the Opposition once said' We will not sit on the side of the Opposition for so along'? am i right?

there are on and off talks about 2/3, 3/4 approvals when taken decisions ? 

Ah! Salinda, son of the former Nayake of a Disawa / Rajarata, my son what lead you to back your ancestral home by the way? Nothing to do with MONITORS right?

How are you minister of Fisheries - Ex? these days? any projects to be established or Implemented?

what responses you received after you playing the major role of the Advisor to Ex - Presidents? ' if Mahinda wants to be the Prime Minister he should meet the Current President'. This was mentioned on the Lankadeepa ( 20 / 02 / 2015) under the heading of 'Rajitha Says what to do', if Mahinda wants to be the Prime Minister'

it is sad to hear that President Mahinda does not know what to do though though the Citizens know the power of his abilities of decision making'

i don't know why some forget the meaning of yahapalanaya' and asking the meaning of it cosntantly? 

yahapalanaya or nisispalanaya should be a complete package that do not practice 'Yaha ( good /better) can be fullfilled by practicing Werena'( revenge)

Have you decide of the sign that the SWORN government is thinking of using in the forth coming election?

What would happen to the 58 lakhs of votes?

Can Mr. R. Wickramasinghe be a healthy Competitor?

What is the reason for 'rice to rise always from the EAST not from WEST?

Where is the Coconut triangle situated? Europe? which part of it? EAST?
poor Sri Lankans

Can we organized an Araliya NIPUNA (dining round table) discussion before the next election to come?


From a page of a Book

".......... Finally if Education is as Plato said the Science of good an evil, the Dhamma will provide the highest Educational ideal for us. we are too often led and influenced by Western ideals of education and forget that we have had our own ideals. The Contrast was once brought out by a Burmese Buddhist who said to a Western Educationist " Your Education makes people Powerful and Clever, but our Education Makes People Happy ...........",

The BOSAT,  Journal of Moral Advancement Universal service & Peace
Vol. XII, No. 4 Whole No. 48
 The Journal was sold to a Price of rupees 2.50 those days.

The PostNOTE

after reading the above page i thought no educational region can boast of their own identical Curriculum, packages of knowledge, specially when any contents of curriculum or leaflet, booklet, module or anything shows mixture of knowledge of every person, every region, every battle, every logic, every inventions, sciences of living, and many more


offerings .....................



 when your mother says lullabies , i felt the heart beat of yours
The Robe i know is not just  a piece of cloth that covers your Pruthagjana mind,
the reasons that lead you hanging around in this sansara of pruthagjanas
i don't know whether the Dhamma you learn give you enough of space for us to use our intelligences
Delete the ignorances of life
 arrogance of illnesses
The robe you wear, is a Responsibility
we know
do others know as well?'
Did we offered you to the Buddha sasana to full fill our selfishness, i am thinking
Or did we offer you knowing that we can reach the ashore of Nirvana when we give offer a child to the sasana?
i don't want to be a 'selfish' 
i am thinking 
'Is it you who sacrificed or was it us, your parents? 
sacrificing your childhood
Play mind
bed time stories
warmth of your mother's lap 
warmth of my shoulders
i  don't have the right to call you 'SON' 
but i am proud to be your father
The Compound you ran here and there looks deserted
The pillow that heard every side of your cry of mother's milk is torn , i do not like to say it though
your sister, is no more crying asking the portion rice of yours 
she begs a visit, site, instead

sanghan saranan gaccami  ......................