In a complete flip of the tune played to media on the night he was released – claiming he will spend his days engaged in meditation and contemplating dhamma – BBS Gnanasara now says he has decided to resume his activism upon seeing the hopeless and confused looks on the face of the youth.
Gnanasara made these remarks to media during his visit to Kandy Malwathu and Asgiri temples last evening, where he told media he was genuine in his claims when he said he wished to spend his days in meditation.
“I was truly exhausted and was genuinely wanting to spend my days in calm and quiet; engaged in dhamma and meditation,” he told media while being surrounded by fellow members of the BBS. “But I saw the confused looks in the faces of youth who came to see me and some even wrote that when I was released, they felt as if their father had returned home…”
“My heart fell, I felt very emotional – how can you ignore when children say such things?” he added.
So, throwing all caution to the wind, Gnanasara says he has decided to become ‘active once more’.
“I told myself there is no time to rest, no time to engage in dhamma and meditation…Attaining nirvana can wait. Now we are in a race against time to be proactive until this danger moves away,” he added.
Meanwhile, responding to a question posed by a journalist of possible entry to politics, he said he is engaged in a form of ‘historical politics’ – a calibre that stands higher than party politics that change every five years.
“I beg of the thugs engaged in party politics – don’t rile me up and take this issue to unnecessary lengths,” he said while adding party politics are irrelevant to him and he is not a goon of Mahinda, Maithri or Ranil.