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Beautiful Lotus of Understanding to all Our Leaders

Written by Gede Prama

When I listen, watch and read that the leaders close the school, ask workers to work from home, to limit all activities outside the home, we ordinary people see it as a way the leaders love and care for us. To be precise, to keep the people healthy and safe.

As an expression of deep gratitude, kindly allow this modest villager to express his deep affection for our leaders. If there are words that are felt less pleasing, it is more due to the lack of carefulness of this humble villager in choosing words. There is no slightest intention for criticizing.

Here are some beautiful lotus of understanding for our friends who are the leaders of this nation. This is a gift of a beautiful expression on deep affection for the leaders.

1. When there are members of the squad who look naughty and violating the law, it is best to call a rogue member. Invite him/her to speak from heart to heart. Never be angry in front of everyone. Later the energy of one person’s mischief can be transmitted dangerously to all members of the squad.

2. In the same way, not all people are potentially dangered by the corona virus. Only a small proportion of the community. Even then, the signs began to be clear after learning from other countries that had been made difficult and complicated by the corona virus.

3. If the public continues to be bombarded with announcements of fearsome prohibitions and appeals, this collective fear and human negative energy will invite a greater danger. This type of conclusion not only often arises among researchers and energy aspirants, but also occurs many times in history.

4. Thus, concentrate the energy to treat a small portion of the community members who are potentially affected by the corona virus. From workers who work abroad, older people whose immune systems are weakening and maintaining health workers with more sophisticated self-protection equipment.

5. Because all sectors are interconnected, closing schools and offices have made many low-income workers lose their daily income. From motorcycle online drivers, meatball vendors, to food stall owners near schools and near offices. And the number of people who work daily just to meet his daily necessities is not small. Perhaps the amount is far more greater than those who are potentially endangered by the corona virus.

6. Not to mention children and adults who are not used to staying long enough time at home now must stay too long at home. Not only are they potentially affected by mental illness, but also can be affected by other illnesses. To contemplate more deeply, not only the corona virus kills, stress, depression, panic and fear also kills.

7. In the old leadership book that was handed down: “The difference between leaders and ordinary people is simple. When the people are eating well, the leader takes the plate from the very back of the que. When the country is in danger of war, the leader stands at the front”. It’s time to stand in front. Not everything that other countries do is worth following

Thank you for taking the time to read this simple letter. Hopefully it can be an inspiration.

Author: Guruji Gede Prama
Photo courtesy of Compassion Family

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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