A reflective Christmas and a peaceful new year to all.
Here is our message:
In an infinite universe, we all live in a tiny planet that we call earth, and we don't have a clue if life exists anywhere else. We are now certain beyond doubt that humans as a species evolved from an ape like animal, whose ancestry is not only shared with all other living creatures, but also with the same set of elements that gave rise to life in the first place.
After some 3000 years of civilisation, we are still fighting with each other for food, shelter and sex, just the way 'less intelligent' animals do. The worst trait that remains in our genes is the tribalism, which nearly all other animals intrinsically harbour. As a result, we harm or kill one another just because of faith, beliefs or just for difference in opinion. In fact, that is the way nature cruelly controls the population of dominant species, but we are now intelligent enough to understand that at least all humans can live in peace and harmony by adhering to the greatest virtue of all:
Let's make it our new year's resolution that:
'I would be tolerant and understanding when I interact with another human as much as I humanely could'.
If each one of us could do that, our world might not be such a hellhole in the future!
'love is the cure'™
22nd December, 2011
'Pansaley Boe Maluway' [Temple, Synagogue, Church or Mosque]
Written by: Somarathna Dissanayake
Composed by: Rohana Weerasinghe
Performed by: Nanda Malini & Edward Jayakodi
From the album: 'Mahagiri Araney' [In the Mountain Hermitage]
© Sing Lanka | 2009
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