Her Majesty the Queen again became a great-grand mother this month. Our congratulations to her on the birth of her great grand son, Rys Evans Mountbatten. We must concede that the baby has taken birth with a silver spoon in his mouth. He will have every happiness that life has to offer.
Following on from the discussion on the concept of karma which I initiated on these pages a little while ago, his soul must have done good deeds in his previous lives to be born at Buckingham Palace.
To re-iterate what I had said before, “the nature of our rebirth (including whether it is favourable or unfavourable) is determined by the accumulated effects of our actions, our attitudes, our mode of life in this and previous lifetimes.”
After witnessing many tragedies in her personal life during her reign, Her Majesty had some comfort when she participated in the wedding of her grandsons and celebrated her diamond jubilee on the throne.
We Asians from the East African countries should be particularly grateful to her for it was during her rule that we found shelter in this country after being expelled by the ruthless ruler like Idi Amin from Uganda and other East African countries.
On this special occasion let us wish her well. Messages of goodwill are pouring in from the world leaders. Let us too join them and congratulate the Queen and wish her and the new baby long and happy life.
Newbury Park, Ilford