Sunday, November 8, 2015
The Conscience of the Nation is no more! His legacy must live on! Ven Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera
The news of the demise in Singapore of the Ven Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera this morning was unexpected and extremely sad. I did not know how ill he had been, and though we were told that he was very depressed about the way the “Yahpalanaya” that he had introduced, was in fact practiced, we did not realize the true level of the harmful mind body connection it had on his health.
It is almost as if it was a wake-up call to us that the whole concept of “YAHAPALANAYA” that was hijacked from him, has been used and abused by politicians, who have only paid lip service to his vision, and used it to gain electoral advantage to pursue their own brand of greed and exploitation of the person, against the public.
His funeral on Thursday, at the Parliamentary Grounds is regrettable as it will be the very rogues who belittled his dream, who will attend and be seen on live TV, for the wrong reasons in public.
They will all be in their white finery to signify condolence, compassion and purity when in fact they are the CAUSE OF HIS PREMATURE DEMISE!
It is our duty to revive the true concept of ‘Yahapalanaya’ in keeping with his true wishes, that was amply explained by him, and to that end it is ONLY for the Youth of this country to form a movement to carry his legacy forward, as they are the Custodians of his legacy.
It is time the Old Geysers who always merely pay lip service and want to hold onto the limelight, while dismissing his brand of Good Governance, bowed out and let the next generation, which I will call GENERATION 2065 to take over this concept and bring it back into public debate with a view to forcing the Government to enact legislation and hopefully a NEW CONSTITUTION to carry forward these primary objectives of Good Governance enshrined in this new Constitution, which will hopefully enable the affairs of state to be practiced with this primary foundation.
If his life and teachings are to be followed, and NOT MERELY giving him a send off to satisfy personal gratification, and false mourning by those n power, it is up to us, and I am sorry that I was not able to meet him to discuss how we should move forward, when only ten days ago, I wanted to meet him to advise me in how his wishes could proceed and was told he was unwell.
I will not be attending his funeral to pay my last respects, as I KNOW he would NOT approve of the whole misguided show aimed at satisfying the Govt. inability to show him any positive progress of his ideals!