January 6th, 2007

Sri Lanka Buddha

A New Year Has Begun

Sometimes I wonder if my actions are genuine...Why I like to post things on my Livejournal...Is it honestly for my self awareness, a better understanding of myself...Honestly No...It is for others, Not selflessly either. It is for those 200 years from now to know of my presense. For those so far away to know that yes Las, or Laz or Lasith or whatever people call him dressed as a ninja for Halloween!

It is the proof, Livejournal and the internet is a record of my existence on this planet that anyone can see. Famous people can have biographies. I have not the patience to write such an autobiography about myself unless someone pays me a great deal of money. But I do wish to leave a mark on this world. This is one way I can do it, by typing whatever my heart desires. By showing insanity, sanity, fiction, non fiction, and from these paradoxes and questions. Ultimately what is shown is my truth. The truth is a impossible thing to argue. Indeed there is records of me on the internet, purposfullyy I have done crazy things. Crazy things get remembered, crazy people get remembered. Indeed I am quite a lunatic on a normal day, and on an abnormal day, I am crazy and abnormal too.

Enough of my philosophy, I am now single and I will be more patient and rational with the opposite Sex. Impossible you cry! Impossible I cry, indeed we are in total agreement. However I am having fun again. I had a good Day, I talked to Aanj at the beginning of the day...12 am or so...Went to bed and woke up at 7 am. Went to University for Transitions volunteering. I love my MP3 player and reading Artemis Fowl "the Opal Deception" on the way to the Uni. I can't help but sing the lyrics to my songs and groove to the beat. I am happy so...Hehe

I got to transitions, I had Cindy from China with her cousin Derek, Naresh from Australia, Barbara from Italy, Sarah from New Zealand (Who got proposed to by a Boston Pizza Waiter later in the day! Random), Kim from Australia as well, I also had Nima from Persia and Mohammed.

Indeed the day was good, Drinking with Dimas, Myka before going drinking with Transitons group...Then later meeting up for a second time at Boston Pizza with Kevin, Arif, Chris, and Alex.  I wish Chris a pleasant journey back to Quatar and a wonderful time in Rio.  Tis not intelligence that matters in this world...It is perserverence and hard work.  Chris is an example of that...I know...That that is the key in our "Persuit of Happyness"...If that knowledge I could pass on to the future generations...Seek love first...But Work hard at making this society great...Your happiness lays in the joy you bring to others.

Chasing Cars

We'll do it all
On our own

We don't need
Or anyone
If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

I don't quite know
How to say
How I feel

Those three words
Are said too much
they're not enough

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

Forget what we're told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden that's bursting into life

Let's waste time
Chasing cars
Around our heads

I need your grace
To read my needs
To find my own

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

Forget what we're told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden that's bursting into life

All that I am
All that I ever was
Is here in your perfect eyes, they're all I can see

I don't know where
Confused about how as well
Just know that these things will never change for us at all

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?
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Sri Lanka Buddha

The Persuit of Happyness

I enjoy the Temple, I consider myself very spiritual and extremely pround to call myself a Buddhist.  The Sri Lankan flag is a lion representing our race (Singhalese) carrying a sword and the Buddhist colours.   And so I carry this sword of knowledge, Excalibur into battle as Napolean would say The sword of knowledge and the Pen are mightier than any silver or gold weapon.  So soldiers of knowledge gather thy pens, type at the keys of the perment battle.  As 2 Pac says: "Wars come and Go, but my Soldiers stay eternal"  The battle is for hearts; the battle is for minds.  The battle of the 21st century.

Indeed we have the right to persue happiness, But like Pandora's Box, Hope can be a evil in itself.  And the persuit of one happiness will only make us dissatisfied with what we already have, and we will end up bitter.  Full of Envy of others and hoping to be something we may never be.  To be content is the most precious prize in anyone life.  It is when the Persuit of Happiness ends that we are truly happy.

I went to the temple today for the New Year Sermon.  Monks from Calgary, UC Berkley, New York and Edmonton gathered.  5 monks all Sri Lankan who offered us blessing and we offered our most valuable asset.  Our time.  To give us merit, to help us to become happier.  How do you become more happy?

1) Sharing...Charity
The Arabic word "Zakah",translated into English means 'purity'. As used in the Koran (believed by Muslims to be God's word) it signifies the "purity" a person achieves through giving in charity in God's way. It's principle is discussed in Koran 9:103 & 92:18. It is enjoined on believers according to Koran 9:60

" The alms are only for the poor and the needy, and those who collect them (for distribution), and those whose hearts are to be reconciled (resettlement of families, refugees etc), to free captives (slaves etc) and the debtors in need, and for the cause of Allah (God) and the needy travellers; a duty imposed by God. God is Knower, Wise" (Koran 9:60). 

2) Be Nice...
a) Actions that benefit others...Always try to see the perspective of what would make others happier
b) Ensure that your actions do not harm others 
This is done through: Right Thought,  Right Speech, Right Action

3) Keep your mind calm and peaceful
Done through: meditation and following the five precepts of Budhism

The fundamental Buddhism is summarised by Shakyamuni in the Dhammapada:

Not to do any evil,
To cultivate good,
To purify one's mind,
This is the teaching of the Buddhas.

It is simple but not easy. When a kid is three years old, he knows it. However, when he is over 80 years old, he cannot really practice it in his daily life. 

Five Precepts 5 Precepts

Buddhism is the most profound and wholesome education directed by the Buddha towards all people. Five precepts are the curriculum of Buddhist teaching, which are embraced in the moral code of Buddhism. By observing precepts, not only do you cultivate your moral strength, but you also perform the highest service to your fellow beings. The Five Precepts are:

1. Do not kill
Do not steal
Do not indulge in sexual misconduct
Do not make false speech
Do not take intoxicants

These are the basic precepts that all people should practice and abide by. As a result, you will live in Three Good Paths (Gods, Demigods & Human), not in Three Evil Paths (Hell, Hungry Ghosts & Animals), enjoy all the blessings, happiness and freedom in Human and Deva Realm.

Waiting On The World To Change

me and all my friends
we're all misunderstood
they say we stand for nothing and
there's no way we ever could
now we see everything that's going wrong
with the world and those who lead it
we just feel like we don't have the means
to rise above and beat it

so we keep waiting
waiting on the world to change
we keep on waiting
waiting on the world to change

it's hard to beat the system
when we're standing at a distance
so we keep waiting
waiting on the world to change
now if we had the power
to bring our neighbors home from war
they would have never missed a Christmas
no more ribbons on their door
and when you trust your television
what you get is what you got
cause when they own the information, oh
they can bend it all they want

that's why we're waiting
waiting on the world to change
we keep on waiting
waiting on the world to change

it's not that we don't care,
we just know that the fight ain't fair
so we keep on waiting
waiting on the world to change

and we're still waiting
waiting on the world to change
we keep on waiting waiting on the world to change
one day our generation
is gonna rule the population
so we keep on waiting
waiting on the world to change

we keep on waiting
waiting on the world to change

Manifest Destiny

What is our destiny?  Is it our choice or God's?  What is the truth?  Orginally the United States said it Was "Divine Right" that the counquer North America.  Bravely Canada and Mexico defended them and built nations of excellence.  Again the United States Manifests it's will upon the world.  The nations that oppose it are deemed evil, indeed they simply feel futile and wish for change.  The world must change cuz according to Kanye  "for we living in hell here; hell yeah!"  Our perspective is lost in a fallacy of the majority.  Of marginalization of minorities.  Minorities of ideas.  When will we Manifest ourselves as people of virtue.  Or are we all devils now?  Sinning because we beleave Jesus forgives all sin.  We don't believe in Jesus, we mock him by saying Jesus will save me and then not save a hungry man on the street.

I manifest myself on these pages, With these quotes:

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. "

I know the words I type are truth.  That gives me power.  I know that I wish for the end of this Hell on Earth...I manifest it though...
These words 20 years from now will be read, Not prophesy, warning...A global warning...I manifest MYSELF to be great...I urge you to do the same and only then will Jesus Walk..

Jesus Walks - Kanye West

Yo, We at war
We at war with terrorism, racism, and most of all we at war with ourselves
(Jesus Walks)
God show me the way because the Devil trying to break me down
(Jesus Walks with me) with me with me with me [fades]

You know what the Midwest is?
Young & Restless
Where restless Niggaz might snatch your necklace
And next these Niggaz might jack your Lexus
Somebody tell these Niggaz who Kanye West is
I walk through the valley of Chi where death is
Top floor the view alone will leave you breathless Uhhhh!
Try to catch it Uhhhh! It's kinda hard hard
Getting choked by the detectives yeah yeah now check the method
They be asking us questions, harass and arrest us
Saying "we eat pieces of shit like you for breakfast"
Huh? Yall eat pieces of shit? What's the basis?
We ain't going nowhere but got suits and cases
A trunk full of coke rental car from Avis
My momma used to say only Jesus can save us
Well momma I know I act a fool
But I'll be gone til November I got packs to move I Hope

[Hook x2]
(Jesus Walks)
God show me the way because the Devil trying to break me down
(Jesus Walks with me)
The only thing that I pray is that me feet don't fail me now
(Jesus Walks)
And I don't think there is nothing I can do now to right my wrongs
(Jesus Walks with me)
I want to talk to God but I'm afraid because we ain't spoke in so long

To the hustlas, killers, murderers, drug dealers even the strippers
To the victims of Welfare for we living in hell here hell yeah
Now hear ye hear ye want to see Thee more clearly
I know he hear me when my feet get weary
Cuz we're the almost nearly extinct
We rappers are role models we rap we don't think
I ain't here to argue about his facial features
Or here to convert atheists into believers
I'm just trying to say the way school need teachers
The way Kathie Lee needed Regis that's the way yall need Jesus
So here go my single dog radio needs this
They say you can rap about anything except for Jesus
That means guns, sex, lies, video tapes
But if I talk about God my record won't get played Huh?
Well let this take away from my spins
Which will probably take away from my ends
Then I hope this take away from my sins
And bring the day that I'm dreaming about
Next time I'm in the club everybody screaming out

(Jesus Walks)
God show me the way because the devil trying to break me down
(Jesus Walks)
The only thing that I pray is that me feet don't fail me now

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