Thakur Ranjit Singh
In fact FIJI PUNDIT has been predicting since August this year that through Hail Mary Pass, she will be the next Prime Minister. And this prophecy became reality.
And this blessing was given to us on Diwali night. That was a great and auspicious omen, when an incarnation of Goddess of Prosperity, Wealth and Hope for vulnerable people was delivered to us.
This was when Winston Peters chose to go with Labour/Greens/NZ First Coalition. Article below maps out the blessings on Diwali night in response to our prayers for some saviour to be delivered for poorer New Zealanders.
And Jacinda Ardern is the answer to those prayers…………read further
Diwali day on 19 October, 2017, dawned as a clear, bright and very pleasant one. This was unique after having weeks of lousy weather. There was no sign of clouds anywhere. It developed into a bright, warm and clear crisp day. It was forerunner to good things to come - a good omen. There were two important events.
The first was the celebration of light over darkness, of life over death, of victory over evil and of compassion and love over greed and self-interest. Yes, in a rounded way, that is the theme of Diwali - and it was Diwali Day.
The second was Karma. This refers to cause and effect. Good intent and good deed contribute to good karma and future happiness, while bad intent and bad deed contribute to bad karma and future suffering. And that is exactly what happened.
This was the day when Winston Peters would choose the government that would run the country for the next three years. Would it be a bunch of those who ruled for the elites and took all opportunities to discredit, humiliate and ridicule him? Or would he support a new millennial leader who gave him the respect he deserves, and a compassionate lot who have a heart for the vulnerable, downtrodden and the underclass?
That was a million dollar question. But FIJI PUNDIT had already predicted that Peters entered this labyrinth, this maze of election (Chakravyuh), campaigning on change, and unless he brought change, his political future and personal credibility would be in jeopardy.
As I was getting ready for Diwali Pooja at about 6pm when Winston was expected to announce his verdict, I was called by Shalen Shandil of Radio Tarana and had Indian Newslink editor, Venkat Raman on the other line. Both of us were election commentators and observers at Radio Tarana’s Facebook live streaming and live radio broadcast on Election Day on 23 September, 2017.
While the result of the night was not decisive, Bill English, however had premature jubilation of victory before MMP was allowed the final leg of the journey to reach the finish line. On election night, I took solace from morale of Bhagavad Gita, which says, what is happening is good and what will happen will be good. And both of us, the veteran Raman on NZ politics and his disciple, yours truly Thakur predicted that Winston will choose left – the Labour.
And I went to my Lakshmi Pooja at 6.30pm and was engrossed in prayers, unaware that as I had prayed to Lakshmi Mata-the mother of wealth and prosperity for better fortunes for all of us –she did listen to us, and we were delivered an incarnation of that goddess of wealth and prosperity for all the people of Fiji. It is a good omen as it happened almost as I poured offerings on the holy fire, seeking us to be rescued from the darkness of nine years.
While the country may have done well economically, however those economic benefit failed to reach all the people as inequality, poverty, homelessness and mental sickness, among others, increased. Almighty did listed. We were delivered incarnation of hope, light, victory, compassion and prosperity for all the people of New Zealand-not just the elite. And that hope came from what may be likened to incarnation of goddess of prosperity - Jacinda Ardern.
Earlier, I had written my thoughts on my Facebook posting about the wrath of Karma and Winston’s choice. They say, Karma is a bitch.
And it showed its bitchiness in the final choice that Winston Peters made.
While his (Winston Peters') European blood in him urged him to click right to support a party working for the rich, interests of largely businesses, the affluent and white people, his Maori ancestor genes urged their son from North to click left, to right the wrongs on forgotten people of his homeland. That we call the cry of the ancestral blood-Peters had to listen to the cries of his tribe who have become an underclass in the country of their ancestors.
This was reflected in his criticism of face of Capitalism speech where the system appeared to have worked for the rich middle and upper-class under the roost of National government, and the beneficiaries of National’s neo-liberal policies that favoured the likes of those residing in Parnell, Remuera and Newmarket.
And as FIJI PUNDIT had predicted, he clicked left, and sided with Labour.
And there is a message to the Pundits of Doomsday, who show negativity and predict the new government would not last.
Jacinda Ardern is the age of my daughter. Any father with pride in the new generation (millennial) will hold her hand with pride to reach pinnacle of success in politics to serve her people - all people of New Zealand.
And those wishing to ridicule this coalition on Facebook with Peters and Ardern as bride and groom, no they are not wedded.
Winston Peters is her mentor. As a statesman and a father-figure, he will hold her fingers and show her the path to prosperity of New Zealand – and all New Zealanders and not only the rich elite class.
And that is the blessings that Diwali Day 2017 showered and ushered on Aotearoa.
[About the Author: Thakur Ranjit Singh is a media commentator and political observer. He runs his blog, FIJI PUNDIT, and lives in Auckland, New Zealand.]