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Beautiful Full Moon from Bali

Written by Gede Prama

On the night of Full Moon at April 7th, 2020 after we pray together, suddenly appear in the sky a very beautiful light. It was photographed by many friends. It is no coincidence that these days many foreign media have been discussing “The mysterious immunity of Balinese citizens against the corona virus”.

By not referring to any religious practices with a less friendly title, in Bali lower beings are treated with great affection. Balinese even built a house called Penunggun Karang for them. Given them daily treats. This is certainly not a story of humans who worship Satan. Once again it is not. But a story about a perfect act of compassion.

This is an invitation to all friends, let’s maintain the harmony of the beautiful triangle inside (inner thoughts, inner conversations and daily actions). The minds of Balinese elders are very clear, lower beings are here not to attack us. But their presence here is to help our soul to shine a bright light. The question now is how to bring these beautiful thoughts into beautiful words and beautiful actions. Here are some of the things to contemplate.

– Do not allow the praise of others increases your ego. never ever allow this to happen.

– Especially using other people’s praise to belittle other people beliefs. This is even more dangerous.

– Instead, let’s use other people’s praise to share more beautiful Light

– Not through lecturing others, but through giving beautiful attitudes

– No need to do protests and harsh noises despite the economic downturn, that is also a form of beautiful attitude

– Relieve the burden of suffering of the others, that is a form of beautiful attitude

– Do not spread hatred, that is a beautiful attitude

– Loving our own family in a beautiful manner, that is a beautiful attitude

– Be friend with your own imperfections, that is a beautiful attitude

– Praying for all beings to be happy, is also a beautiful attitude

– From the depths of inner gratitude and then express the word thank you, that is a beautiful attitude

Author: Guruji Gede Prama
Photo: Family Compassion

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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