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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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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The Man with a Beautiful Heart

The Man with a Beautiful Heart

The Man with a Beautiful Heart, Hiran මද පවන සැලුවෙ ගත එද සිතම වේය ලත එම සිතින් ලියමි මෙය විලි වසන ඇඳිකඩය හිරි ඔතප් බිඳ නොදයි එම බවින් ලියමි මෙය Generosity, truthfulness, intelligence, these are the most noble qualities any human being would aspire to have. Hiran Jayasundara was a man who was blessed with them. I would say, if he aspired to achieve nibbana he only needed to improve in Vayaama, Sathi and Sammadhi…

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Saala in the Summertime

Saala in the Summertime

For all my life I’ve been working towards to be that To be this, to be him but most of all to be that   Hey, that old man only had a piece of sarong on him He was shaking his walking stick, and was dancing to his tune He’s come to us kids to sing, climbing down the mountain And he was singing the glory of Saala in the summer time සාල වනේ හී…

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Running

Running

A man keeps running, deep in the forest He’s fit and he’s clad in an athlete’s garment He passes tall trees and low bush in the valley, he runs on foot paths along winding streams Balanced, well-focused on each step he takes, he bothers least even of his own grand dreams   The one-eyed magpie sits on the footpath reflecting Sublime she is, she goes on with her own daily routine Never is she bothered…

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George

George

That odour, which has a blend of strong smell of cinnamon from Sri Lanka, started haunting me again. It however is surely not cinnamon, perhaps a combination of eucalyptus, perhaps both have a similar smell. That strong odour someway connects my thoughts to George for some reason. George apparently died a few years back and I did not get a chance to see him. The last time I spoke to him over the phone, I…

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