To Err is Human & To Forgive is Divine!
Posted on February 23rd, 2015
Prof. Hudson McLean
Many moons ago, during one of my long hops into Sri Lanka, I visited a small Buddhist Temple, by prior appointment, to meet a famous elderly Buddhist monk, a Scholar.
The Venerable monk, was well read, including Shakespeare, Chaucer and T.S. Eliot. Spoke excellent English. Those were the days without the Internet, but only Colour TV, which he did not have.
The reason for my request to see him, was to seek divine comfort for a series of tragic incidents which I suffered.
The Venerable monk offered to dedicate his and his monks meditation and prayers, and offered to give me his blessings, with a sachet of ashes from joss-sticks burnt during three days of meditation, as protection.
One statement which he made which I never forgot was that, according to the preaching of Lord Buddha, “Every Human Enters the World with Nothing, Lives with Nothing, and Departs this World with Nothing”.
He gave me a short lesson on life, humility and pride.
Thinking back, I experienced the first two parts as a human, and the third is yet to come. Brings us to the saga of Mahinda Rajapaksa (MR) and General Sarath Fonseka (SF).
Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
Now both are fallen. Two fallen Heroes.
Swallow the Pride and Help Each other!
Actually MR does not really need SF in the next Episode of the Nugegoda Man. (Ref: HLD Mahindapala)
SF on his own may continue to play a solitary role and will disappear into the history books, in time to come.
However, together the two will create an incredible and formidable Tsunami.
Better not make it a secret if they plan the joint exercise. The fact that they even consider co-operation will decimate the RW-CBK-My3 Trio, giving them a psychological nightmare, and sleepless nights.
Fran Diaz Says:………..
February 22nd, 2015 at 7:10 am
I take your point. Thanks.
Three Blind Mice led the revolt. Agree there are many more.
cwije Says: …………
February 22nd, 2015 at 12:10 pm
Politics is a Dirty Game.
Leaders in every country, whether it is UK-USA-Egypt-Middle East and indeed in Sri Lanka, were taken-out by the bullet and the knife. Occasionally by ballot.
douglas Says: ……….
February 22nd, 2015 at 1:01 pm
The expression “Donkey & the Stallion” is proverbial. I am pretty certain MS can run as fast as or faster than MR in a road race. No harm intended!
Furthermore, I come Neither to praise MR, Nor to bury him.
As an independent observer, I express my considered opinion, in between my work commitments.
Ananda-USA Says: ……..
February 22nd, 2015 at 3:56 pm
Question: Have you considered devoting your talent to constructive criticism rather that SCREAM with Bold CAPS, degrading other contributors?
Your frustrations of not grasping the American Dream is not the fault of LankaWeb readers.
Geeth Says: ……..
February 22nd, 2015 at 7:23 pm
I think My3 burnt his candle at both ends. MR need not beg anyone to join him. The electorate will decide.
ranjit Says: ……
February 22nd, 2015 at 10:56 pm
As expressed clearly and eloquently by HLD Mahindapala, The Nugegoda Man has made a dramatic entry. Obviously, he has woken-up many more than his own supporters. Being a professional political artiste, he will maintain the Beat!
The first priority is to say it Loud & Clear: 13A is Out.
The Sinhela will now wake-up to empower the resurgence of MR, to Forgive & Forget the minor mishaps, and let MR continue with his own dynamism!
Pride Goeth Before Destruction, and a Haughty Spirit Before a Fall.
No Time to Waste!
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