Lion with Sword
The flag of Sri Lanka shares a similar element with the flag of Venice. Lions appear on both flags. The Lion of Sri Lanka holds a mighty sword, while the lion of Venice holds the work of a pen.
There is a delicate balance between the East and the West. There are essentially two major anthems of the Old World. The Western Half sing hymns and songs in the wake of Adam and Eve, while the Eastern Half is in tune with Cosmic Conciousness. Rather the invisible third eye of perception leads the East along a delicate and serendipitous echo of cosmic mind. In conjuction, the West is totally blind to the concept or perception of the invisible 'third eye.' But times are changing, as the West opens its third eye the East is better able to tune into the teachings of Abraham.
Flag of Venice
Lion with Book
Lion with Book
Both flags are composed with two components. The flag of Venice has a winged lion holding open a Holy Book with its right hand, and the arms of the various Venetian groups. The flag of Sri Lanka also has a lion but holding a sword with its right hand.
Combining these flags reminds us of the old proverb that, "The Pen is Mightier than the Sword."
Venice and Sri Lanka differ like night and day. They are culturally light years away. Their religion, ethnic, and language are as alien as a coconut and a mushroom. Yet they are connected, as in a special way as is night and day. Venice like day sings and prays in a monotone voice as a nation under one God, while Sri Lanka like night, chants and meditates in a cosmic symphony under a magnificent multitude of stars and Gods.
Sri Lanka and Venice are ancient nations, wise and rich roots that penetrate the deepest of deep hearts, romantic lands blessed by the Divine.
United by Colours and Lions