Ruvanthi

Ruvanthi

(My friend, Ruvanthi Sivapragasam, who ended her journey amongst us a few days ago.) Could ‘Ruvanthi’ be another word for ‘care’, May I ask as a citizen of this earth? As I never knew another person Who cared that much for others, For the ones who really needed care From the ill-treated to the marginalised From the impoverished to the underprivileged From the disabled to the abused Someone, who simply dedicates life to that care,…

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Covid Kavi

Covid Kavi

වසංගතයක අසුභ සහ සුභ සිතිවිලි The Worrying & Promising Thoughts of a Pandemic (Reflections, on the current pandemic, grounded in the old Sinhala folk psyche and that poetry tradition.) ඇස් දෙක දිහා නොබලනු හිත ලතවෙනවා ලස්සන සිනහවන් කැපි කැපි විසි වේනවා හිස් වුනු රාක්කෙට බඩු නැත පිරවෙනවා වෙස් මුහුනෙන් නුඹ මම වැහිලා යනවා මහ පුරයක්ව දිලි නගරය අඳුරු වෙලා මහ මෙර ඉසුලු සේ කල වැඩ නිකං වෙලා මහ මග පාලු වී වාහන තුරන් වෙලා මහලු…

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Thinking like a Buddhist about coronavirus can calm the mind and help us focus

Thinking like a Buddhist about coronavirus can calm the mind and help us focus

Thinking like a Buddhist about coronavirus can calm the mind and help us focus Sabine Schulte/Unsplash, CC BY Nishanathe Dahanayake, University of New England The coronavirus pandemic is challenging our health, work, family, food and fun. It’s also disturbing our peace of mind and forcing us to question our own existence. We are each asking our own existential questions: Why is this happening to me? Why can’t I go on with my usual life? Who…

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Vasala & Metta sutta to commemorate Kurds sufferings

Vasala & Metta sutta to commemorate Kurds sufferings

A gathering to show solidarity with Kurdish brothers and sisters on what they are going through. It is so unfortunate that when certain individuals claiming to be leaders and groups claiming to be representing communities say they are doing good for the community and the world, with some even claiming to know God and God’s wish. From the Vasala Sutta: The Buddha while on his round of begging for alms, came to the residence of…

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Should I lie or should I not? (IN NO MAN’S LAND IN AMERICA)

Should I lie or should I not?  (IN NO MAN’S LAND IN AMERICA)

(Real experiences at the hands of American officials who ‘arrested me’ some years ago. The aim of this post, however, is not to build hatred against America, but to create awareness for the betterment of the society and to show how truth of each could vary. The video is part of a presentation made at one of the Darebin Multicultural events in Melbourne last year.) What will you do, if you only have five minutes…

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Celebrity Calls

Celebrity Calls Don Ruvan Gamage of Giradurukotte A fun loving young man with a taste for satire Jumps on his cycle and he rides to town He hangs on a cafe pc donated by the crown He loads his songs he made With his phone made in China He flaunts his talents on YouTube And shows off his rigorous stamina He checks up on his likes and hits To see that he is an instant…

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හොඳ සිහිය

හොඳ සිහිය

සඳ නැගෙන විට ඇසෙන ලද බොලොඳ පද අතැර හද ගැහෙන වදනකට සිත යොදනු හැකිද අද බිඳ දමා පටු හැඟුම් පොදු දනට සෙත සදන අරමුනින් බරිතවුන වැඩ කරන උන් වෙතට තැන නොතැන දැන නොදැන මද කිපුනු ලෙස කෙලින ඇද සොයන පද හදන ජනවෙතින අසනු අද හොඳ සිහිය වෙද කොහිද

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