A Savior Mantra for Close Friends

Written by Gede Prama

Following the face of the world that is far from bright, at the Avalokiteshvara Ashram where Guruji lives in Northern part of Bali last night a simple mantra was asked so that close friends could be healthy and safe.  Thankfully, this spell was cast.  The mantra goes like this: “know your inward-self and then radiate compassion outward.”  If the two are neatly combine, chances of survival are high.

So that all friends can be confident in their daily actions, let’s live this mantra one by one.  The message “knowing yourself” has a simple practical meaning, if you are sensitive, easily hurt, and have a lot of mental wounds, know yourself not to mingle too much in a crowd.  Stay politely away from energy vampires (people who easily make you tired and restless).

For those of you who feel less confident because of losing job and who are faced with increasingly tough financial challenges, focus on tidying up inside.  Listen to less negative comments from outside.  At the same time always remember, expenses are certain but revenues still uncertain.  Take control of more certain things.  Take a good care of your daily spending.

Friends who are suffering from diseases (including covid), learn to back to basics.  As long as the body’s immunity is well maintained, the body can heal itself naturally.  For that, pay attention to things that interfere with immunity.  From stress, lack of sleep, unbalanced life patterns, thoughts that are far from positive-holistic, include failing to make friends with life.

In order for compassion to radiate outward, when visited by bad memories or pain, ask inwardly like this: “I who have been touched by sacred teachings and have met the holy Master can still suffer, can not imagine how deep is the suffering of humans who are not touched by sacred teachings and  Holy teacher? “.  Then whisper this prayer: “May all sentient beings be happy”.

Better yet, understand the message “send compassion outward” through concrete actions.  From feeding wild birds to using less tissue because they cutting the trees, and remember to love your family.  The signs that this spell is starting to work, we are starting to understand that there is a holy message behind this super long crisis.

Pain is actually cleaning out the impurities of the soul within.  Then slowly it became apparent that in this realm there are many sacred things.  Even sickness carries a holy message.  Sanctity on the outside then leads one to find holiness within.  And among all the happy faces inside, the holiest one is the grateful heart.

In the language of studies about energy, friends who arrive here have a much higher vibration energy than viruses and disease.  In beautiful poetic language, beautiful flowers never pray to be kissed by beautiful bees and butterflies.  Flowers just focus on blooming beautifully, then beautiful bees and butterflies will come to visit to share beautiful kisses.

In the same way, try not to pray so that bad things will pass.  Concentrate on making your heart beautiful (read: giving thanks and gratitude), then naturally life will be visited by many beautiful things.

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About the author

Gede Prama

Gede Prama started his spiritual journey through a dialogue with his symbolic Guru in a village at the north of Bali. The journey is then being enriched with his experiences of studying abroad, his meetings with the world greatest spiritual Gurus: His Holiness Dalai Lama, The Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, as well as Professor Karen Armstrong; and also being deepened by his intense meditation practices.

Despite the fact that he was once a CEO of a large corporation with thousand of employees, and was traveling abroad frequently for the purpose of teaching, yet, being deeply moved by the Bali bombing incident in 2002, he then decided to leave everything and went back to his home island.
He has never leave Bali for the past few years. In fact, he rarely leaves the silence of the forest where he lives, except for the purpose of teaching at the sacred sites within Bali.

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