The world is a body like a human or any other (In the Sinhala language, the body is kaya “කය”, and the world is lo-kaya “ලෝකය”). A body is a unified field of behaviour. It has features that may behave individually in delineated ways. But each of those functions implies the body as a whole entity. It is essential to maintain these different functions within different features for there to be a body. Simultaneously, though features look unique, a boundary wherein they separate either from each other or from the body as a whole cannot be found.
Where do the…
A dying person,
a baby coming into being?
the one who is fronting an accident,
or the one who is hosting an honour?
the one who is sleeping,
or the one who is dreaming?
the one who is bored
but so much to do,
or the one who is alert
yet nothing to do?
the one who is in enormous pain,
or that one who is deliriously happy?
the one who has some much food
but no hunger,
or the one who has so much hunger
but no food?
the one who worries about yesterday,
or the one who anxious about…
Since a child, I was fascinated by birds — specifically parrots. I think I thought they are very odd among other birds. Not just because they look beautiful thus stand out but also because they behave strangely. They can hang from branches and perform some unique stances. They use their beak as another leg or an arm to walk not just because they can but probably because they are so lazy. One would catch a branch with its beak and swing to grab hold of it with its feet. Thus they can walk on almost all kind of angled surface…