So this just happened. The IMF and World Bank descend upon Bali. Resulting in a magnitude 6.4 Earthquake. Something that I do not think is *at all* coincidental to the highlighted detail of this article – that ritual carried out to ask for Divine Blessing for this Summit.
And therefore, that it can, it should, and it MUST be opposed. As, of course, the Gods most assuredly do. It is our role in the course of the ongoing Dharma-Yuddha against Neoliberalism to support Them in Their most mighty machy against it, its supporters, its advocates, and its ultimate nefarious puppetmaster sources. And, further, to do our part in this great war effort through combating its manifestations and its minions here on Earth.
So with all of that in mind, it would seem most morally dubious – nay, INIQUITOUS – indeed, for a ritual to be carried out to effectively ask our Gods to ‘bless’ such a turgid gathering of the Enemy, in amidst the holy sites and shrines of that Island.
Or would it?
For you see, I suspect that that is exactly what has happened here. Whether it is a case of Bhumi, the Earth, literally moving – shuddering in recoilment, perhaps – to attempt to move them, to shake loose the gnats of gneoliberal gnawing at the Cosmos (there’s an Old Norse bilingual #NAS set of references going on there) … or whether it is more directly and simply a manifestation, a ‘sending’ of Divine Anger down upon them …
… a ‘Blessing’ has, indeed, been delivered.
A blessing, the nature of which will be immediately familiar to students of Shaivite lore – for it resembles somewhat in both impact and ambit that sent to Brahma, to Prajapati, to Daksha. In the form of an Axe. Via which, a certain ‘removal’ of a corrupt mouthpiece which spoke lies was accomplished – and thus setting back toward ‘balance’, that corner of the Universe entire.
The Sanskrit word “Kampa” (कम्प) refers to an earthquake. However, with slight alteration, this root gives us the terms “Kampana” (कम्पन) and “Kampana” (कम्पना) – an Army On The March, and a Great Weapon causing Wrack and Ruin, respectively. (Compare, further, the term ‘kämpa’, in Swedish)
This is therefore also a Kampa (कम्प, once again) in another of its senses – that of a Thrilling Pronouncement.
In any case, verily, with the Earth Herself in motion against these emissaries and marionettes of demons; and fully mindful of the intrinsic linkage between Devi Durga and the very concept of this Dharma-Yuddha as illustrated in the Devi Bhagavatam, I therefore contend that:
108/1008 THE DHARMA-YUDDHA IS IN MOTION !!!
Now, some may seek to suggest that the meting out out of an earthquake upon Bali represents a harsh sanction, indeed. And yet, it is interesting and positive to note that Bali itself (unlike Java, which has regrettably suffered several deaths), appears to have largely escaped serious damage, or at this time, loss of life.
This compares rather favourably with Neoliberalism, then – with Rogernomics (the initial rollout of said ideology here in New Zealand) being estimated some years back by University of Auckland economist Tim Hazledine to have wrought “great damage […] the cumulative effect of about 20 Christchurch Earthquakes, and counting” to our country alone.
And no doubt even greater levels of catastrophic calamity to any number of other communities about the globe over a similar time-period. Often with the greatest carnage against those de-colonizing or otherwise impoverished economies least able to bear its crushing burden of pain.
So with all of that in mind … when I hear that a ritual has been carried out at a Hindu temple complex in Bali, asking for the blessing of this IMF & World Bank summit that is taking place there, I am fairly instantly reminded of perhaps my favourite quotation from the Vayu Purana:
“FOR BETTER IS THE ANGER OF RUDRA, THAN THE BLESSINGS OF OTHER GODS”
Now *THAT* is a Kampa!
नमस्ते रुद्र मन्यव उतोत इषवे नम:।
नमस्ते अस्तु धन्वने बाहुभ्यामुत ते नम:॥
ॐ नमः शिवाय ; जय माता दी !