Sunday, January 22, 2017

Shape of the New Constitution

Shape of the New Constitution

We have got a very good opportunity to make a brand new constitution.

Patching up the old one won't us get anywhere.

We must make an impact on our history with a viable all inclusive (including Environmental Righs to proect the Mother Nature) constitution with everybody participating.

It has never happened before in Ceylon. 

Only Kings, Presidents and MPs were involved not the average citizens.

We should not let it go amiss.

My reason for this piece is to highlight a missing piece, in it.

Let me discuss few other points to begin with.

In recent history, it is only in South Africa who had a new constitution.

It was after humbling the White Supremacy Theory by pro-western, especially American political system aided by the Vatican's (converting the entire world to Christianity is its goal but we will never have a Black Pope for another century) covert plans.

What is interesting in South African example, is Nelson Madela avoided religion coming in, to obstruct the forward march, in constitutional terms.

Desmond Tutu would have preferred otherwise (By the way, he could have never become a Pope).

I agree with Nelson Mandela and any worthwhile religion should be divorced from corrupt politics either covertly or overtly.

This is not true of Christianity, President Trump has to place his hand on the Bible before taking the Oath of allegiance.

My bone of contention here is if one is detached from all religions, he has no place in the Christian World including Americas.

That is a grand political conspiracy.

That has to change, even if the Queen of England wishes to have a protestant God.

In the global context, China does not have an official religion and many Russians are not interested in the Orthodox Church.

In that sense, in Ceylon, Buddhism should not fall into this trap of political entanglement.

Buddhism precisely teaches disentanglement and enlightenment.

Buddhism does not want political affiliations or blind faith and in political sense, if one religion is given prominence, that is the beginning of the discrimination of the non believers.

This is how the Christianity and Muslim religions works and expanded by force (led to Bible War and it is still simmering in current world)..

This is where the referendum on the new constitution is vital for Ceylon.

If other faiths can live in harmony (not with war mentality) with Buddhism, the referendum would not have any ill effects politically. We must not not leave room for that happening.

Let me dissect two political points.

In communists' world minority rules the majority (subjects).

In a democracy majority rules minority.

America have 65% Christians.

So the Christianity rules.

In Ceylon over 65% are Buddhists but that should not be a problem, since Buddhism’s basic teaching is non violence or Avihinsa.

There is no word in English dictionary for Metta (Maithree in Sinhala).

Isn't that not funny?

I am committed to not having any religion enshrined in the constitution.

But I am ready to accept the verdict at a referendum.

Both Christianity or Muslim religion never preaches Metta (or for that matter tolerance)  for the non believers.

It is the opposite.

That is why Iran a country which had Buddhism before the modern history has no shrines left for Buddhists after Muslim empire's emergence.

The bottom line is religion just like white supremacy causes painful division in mankind.

The point I want to stress here and my almost religious attention is the Mother Earth or the Protection of the Environment (all living beings and biodiversity of this tiny Island).

We are heading for the Sixth Mass Extinction.

A constitution without major environmental protocol is not worth constituting.

It is the missing part in the new constitution.

We would be judged by the future generations of lack of wisdom, in this regard.

If we leave behind a desert island with a "grand human rights protocol", enshrined without protecting our rivers, rain forest along with its biodiversity and the remaining elephants what are going to leave behind for out great grandchilren?

The subjects would die both of thirst and starvation within 50 years. 
That is a very likely scenario. 
This has happened in the past (Baminitiya Saya an example).

The current dry spell without rains is just the beginning.

For food security water is essential ingredient in a rice based country.

Rigid Environmental Protocol is vital.

If we do not have an Environmental Policy, the rest of our future politicians will cut all the trees in the rain forest in the name of eco-tourism.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

“Live and Let Live"

“Live and Let Live"
A brief moment
Of Insanity
Thousand moments of Sanity
And the vanity
That drives
This perpetual
Self image
The Man
The Only Mighty

This Ego concept
Is the one
That makes him to
Exploit everything
On this planet Earth
To its “Sixth Extinction”

It is almost,
Too late
Since the Sun’s Cycle
Of “Sun Bursts"
Are already in evidence
That make us become
More Insane
Even for the briefest of moments

Calm and serenity
And sanity
Dwell  upon
My mind
The moment
I listen to,
The Mother nature
In its “Crying Moment"

If the Mankind
Can take out
The “I”
The “Me”
The Concept of Delusion
Out of  context
This World,
Is going to be a better place
To “Live and Let Live"

The brief moment
Of Insanity
With its attendant Vanity
Will disappear
For the good
Of the Earth and Mankind

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

End Result-No Rain Gods

This is a bit from my book Living with Nature.
I have touched on almost every aspect of  environmental catastrophes that are man made.
Current failure of North East Monsoon rain (in fact wind is blowing almost at a cyclonic speed but there are no rain clouds) is due to global warming ably helped by thermal power plants (Coal Power) lifting the warm air along with the residual rain clouds.
This is not a scientific analysis but simple observations, over 15 years in Kandy District.
The effect are magnified in the North and East.
Failure of paddy cultivation was the ultimate byproduct.

End Result-No Rain Gods
In the city and the villages that surrounded it, where I grew up,  almost anything that one throws away grows (plants and seeds) on its own provided they did not rot away due to too much water. There was no need to water the plants and like a clock set, the rain did come in 10 to 14 day cycles even in the dry season.
Inter-monsoon rain was regular and now I understand and believe that the vegetation itself fashion this rain and its cycles.

More trees mean more regular  inter-monsoon rain.

Less trees means less rain, for sure, inter-monsoon period.

Global Warming and its Effects on Cloud Formation
There is a distinct change in cloud patterns with global warming taking it toll on weather, especially the rain clouds. Nimbus and cumulus cloud formations are distorted but cirrus formation is promoted are my beliefs and of course are reinforced by my routine observations.
This is especially so when the wind currents are slow and there is no obstruction from the mountains to the movement and to the flow of the clouds . With the North East monsoon that bows inward from the East of the country the clouds break into two directions, if they hit the Hantana range.
One goes towards Kandy, on the basin and the other lifts uphill and raises towards Katugastota. That is the normal pattern it used to be. If the cloud come low down to the Hantana range it usually rains  either in Kandy or Katugastota. But with a warm air currents below, over the landmass, the clouds remain high and they do not form into cumulus and later rain clouds. In other words the clouds do not increase in height or mass.
Instead they become flatter at the bottom and as they become flatter they lift up as they move towards Kandy city and the gray or dark colour of the cloud changes to fluffy and white. The Kandy city which has lost its tree cover is warmer and that is the very reason the clouds that are normally destined to become nimbus or rain clouds turn gradually to cirrus variety.
At a distance at the same level away from the hills one sees the cirrus clouds and no nimbus clouds.
There is a distinct lack of breaking of the cloud mass into two. Even, if it breaks and move towards Katugastota, those clouds will remain high due to comparably warmer Katugastota landmass.
If I summarize the events from Hantana Range to Heerassagala, it goes like this.
1. Clouds that reach Hantana range from Gampola are cirrus with a touch of cumulus and nimbus (for description cirrus should be taken as High level clouds, altostratus should be Mid level and cumulonimbus clouds are Low level rain clouds). That means cloud has to gather more water for it to become a rain cloud.
The word cirrus means curly or cotton wool and stratus means thin and layered and cumulus means heavy or thick clouds.
2. By Heerasagala within about 20 to 30 minutes and a distance of 3 kilometers (without heavy winds) the clouds break into three to five fragments.
3. This is what happens next.
The clouds breaks into pyramidal lumps as they rise up slowly. As they rise up the pyramids change into the shape of (similar to fuel exhaust tails of air planes) thin tails.
In other words cirrus becomes thin tails.
One never sees more than three pyramids or three tails, simply because in no time tails disappear and the pyramids change to tails and no clouds reach Kandy.
So we have to go to Maligawa and invoke blessing from unseen current Devas. Buddha having attained Parinibbana would not interfere with human affairs until the next in line Metta Buddha appears in time measured in eons.
By that time Kandy becomes a concrete jungle and the only way to have some respite is to sneak into city center before 8.30 P.M., well before the air-conditioning is switched off.
The rain that is used to come by 3 P.M. or late in the evening never comes. Mind you temperature at 3 P.M. is 90 degrees Fahrenheit and it falls to 80 at mid night. If it rains it is well past midnight and towards the morning and the showers are light since they have not become cumulus by the constant warming effect of the landmass. The delay of few hours makes the clouds to move towards the sea which is cooler and the rain lands on the sea or perhaps in India.
So Ceylon has less rain and some parts of India which never has the same amount of rain gets downpours.
These rain clouds hold much more water due to the higher temperature that preceded their formation.
It does not rain but it pours.
I have not watched the South West monsoon but my gut feeling is that this pattern would repeat itself albeit in a minor degree. The reason being in the South West monsoon produce bigger clouds and the atmospheric temperature is little lower in this season.
If the temperature remains as high as 90s my guess would be there will be less rain even in the South West monsoon.
The landmass has to cool below 78 degrees Fahrenheit or below for the precipitation to occur and the temperature is usually above 80 during the North East monsoon.
We are really seeing the effect of global warming.
One of my exotic flowers bloomed and there were two tiny fruits. I forgot to water for three days and the stem which was green is now gone brown and it is bent down and does not have the turgidity to remain erect. 

That is the end of the formation of the fruit.
This is the second time this happened in two seasons.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Bigger Picture of American Conspiracy and Chinese Interests.

Bigger Picture of American Conspiracy and Chinese Interests.
The American conspiracy ably aided by the Church was to attack communism in the name of free market (dominated by USA and UK) and democratic freedom.

The second weapon is the spread of heroin to all the countries including Ceylon.

In Ceylon they used LTTE as a proxy for this heroin operation.

I often wondered how we survived the American hidden agenda to convert Ceylon into a Christian Colony just like, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Both agendas failed.
In Ceylon, it was fortuitous, ably helped by our Veteran Buddhist Orator, Migatthuwatte Gunananda.
The Catholic Conspirators called him Muttara Balla (turning Batthara Mulla, other way round in Sinhala, where the present Parliament is located) but they could not answer a single counter argument posed by him and retreated when Colonel Henry Steel Olcott descended on this country with Helena Blavatsky.

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (12 August [O.S. 31 July] 1831– 8 May 1891) was a Russian occultist, spirit medium, and author who co-founded the Theosophical Society in 1875. She gained an international following as the leading theoretician of Theosophy, the esoteric movement that the society promoted.

But in China it was Mao Sedong who defeated the American Conspiracy (using Taiwan and Hong Kong as bases for heroin industry, ably helped by Britain).

The plan was to poison the Chinese with Heroin brought from Americas.

This they thought an easy task since most of the poor peasants had the habit of smoking hashish (probably smuggled from Afghanistan through Pakistan).

Mao Sedong banned heroin for his foot soldiers and peasants.

He banned religion too.

For Carl Marx “Religion was an Opium” and Mao used this phrase for his political ascendance.

However, it was Lenin who made the first break through in socialism (labour force activism) but it was spearheaded by the iron hand of Stalin.

China did not have a labour force but peasants.
Mao Sedong’s answer was to take land from feudal land lords and distribute among them, the peasants, the land right.

The peasants became the slaves of the state.

In other words state monopoly.

In America the monopoly is with the few rich capitalists (Bill Gates, a good example) and the rest are suckers on a low salary working for the industry.

The corporate agenda is also based on (private) monoploly.

The point here is whether it is state monopoly or investors monopoly, the workers gets the bread crumbs, CEOs the cream.

The best form to describe capitalism is to use Buddhist term in Pali Agati.

Americans are the living example of all four Agaties sated below.

The literal translation of Agati into Sinhala means any form of extremism, be that it may be capitalism or communism or autocracy.

The term 'Agati' in Pali means wrong course or going bad way.

There are four bad ways,

a) Chandā Agati – the blind attachment-the going a bad way through will

E.g. Any Religion

b) Dosā Agati -the opposite of Maithrie the Hate-the going a bad way through hate

E.g. Hate the communists.

c) Bhayā Agati - the going a bad way through fear

E.g. Americans live in constant fear for life (now from Muslims and Blacks Americans) and everybody wants to have a gun or guns of many makes in his or her possession and they are always “Trigger Happy”

d) Mohā Agati – The wrong view (the anti-democratic means) the going a bad way through delusion

Whole world should be made to become Christians or Catholics or democracies supported by America.

Another point of American conspiracy in Ceylon was to stymie the Rubber Rice Pact with China in 1950s.

USA banned sulphur import to Ceylon to destroy our rubber industry.

My point to end this short analysis of modern human history is to see how we remained a non aligned country.

I think the credit should go to Sir John Kotalawala.

He is the one who said just like capitalists we should be vary about communists, too.

I think he should be called the Bandung (Colombo Plan Summit) Veeraya or Hero.

Sir John had the correct vision for this country.

That is why our Leftists destroyed his political career.

Just like Gaminie Dissanayake (killed in his case) he could have been our best upright (not the preset back bending-rather arching leaders we have) leader.

Not only that he cleverly negotiated with China to have regular supply of rice for rubber.

China with Mao Sedong in power, bailed us out hunger and misery.

But I am not sure with the current Neo-Liberal Chinese who have a global capitalistic agenda.