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Bali: My Darling

Written by Gede Prama

In an old forest in Peru, located just be reversed of the island of Bali, a very old teaching has been found that said: “There is no coincidence, only guidance”. Not only big events such as the corona virus crisis, even the falling dry leaves bring us a guidance message.

In early 2000, the most feared force on earth was a terrorist attack. There the island of Bali illuminates the world – repeatedly referred to as the most beautiful island in the world by a number of world medias, published very widely through the famous book and film “Eat, pray, love” as the island of love – because the elders at that time took the step ahimsa (non violence).

In 2020, the most feared force on earth is the corona virus. Once again the media all over the world looked amaze at the island of Bali. The President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo has repeatedly stated officially that people need to learn from the island of Bali. As a note later, Balinese keep doing the path of ahimsa (non violence).

Never use the admiration of others to demean other people. Use the admiration of others to glorify other people. While always remembering, those who respects the religion of other people, is actually glorifying his own religion. Those who never spoke ill of other people’s religion, is actually beautifying his own religion.

Author: Guruji Gede Prama
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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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