Saturday, November 08, 2008


These are very inter sting.Some lasts billions of ears.Others last Milli seconds.This is what Buddha meant when he said world undergoes formation and world undergoes annihilation. (lujjathi palujjathi loko) One should perceive these with equanimity though one may benefit or not benefit or one may be happy or unhappy with these.(Putthassa loka dhammehi:chiithang yassana kampathi:Buddha)
A Negro happens to be the new US president.Earlier they were slaves ,regarded as sub humans were sold and auctioned like livestock.The attitude was reflected even in works of intellectuals like Mark Twain.
Karuna is heavily guarded by police and whisked around Colombo roads.He is supposed to have killed six hundred policemen.We have not killed any one but have to wait and make way for Karuna.
In 1956 we had English letters in vehicle number plates.We switched over to Sinhala letter "Sri".The cars with English letter number plates dropped the market value as people were clamouring for vehicles with "Sri" number plates.Just the reverse has happened.Now if your vehicle does not have English number plates you find it difficult to sell it. How correct was Buddha when he said "Lujjati palujjathi loko". In 1960 s Poya was the weekly holiday.Weekend was Poya and pre Poya.We planned all over nefarious activities for the Poya day!
If you read Stephen Hawking, the crippled Nobel laureate the Universe is now expanding after the big bang (lujjathi).It will get sucked in and annihilate forming a black hole.(palujjathi) This cycle lasts millions of years.Human menstrual cycle lasts one lunar month. Human sexual cycle consisting of a refractory period, excitation ,plateau phase,orgasm,resolution and back to refractory period is similar.This has wide variation from human to human and in the same human in different stages of life.It is similar in both sexes though some women have multiple orgasms in a single sexual encounter.As one grows older the refractory period between activity become longer , but the cycle exists.
When a thought forms ,according to Buddha. "I' and the "world" forms.This undergoes annihilation during not after formation. It is a cycle.But "me" and "world" never forms.It is a cycle that involves zero time.Thus "me" and "world" are illusions.So is time. Lujjjathi palujjathi loko !
Look at it with equianimity. Otherwise "dhukka" props up ,like when you get annoyed when police stops your car for Karuna to pass or when you find it difficult to sell your car because there are no English letters in the number plates "Puttthassa loka dhammehi: Chittang yassana kampthi" ! Ekhart Tolle the modern non religious spritual teacher this attitude is called"surrendering" a quality in a courageous mind.


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