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Dialogue with The Inner Smile

Written by Gede Prama


In an explicit Western culture, inward dialogue is sometimes called a dialogue with God. That is why Neale Donald Walsch gave the title of his book Conversation With God. In the subtle and implicit Eastern world, there is another way of expressing an inner dialogue. Next is the dialogue this morning with the inner smile (ISD).

Questioner: Some commented that science was temporary. And are advised to be left behind. Is this true?
ISD: That opinion is true and deserves an honest respect. What needs to be deposited deeper, the holy teachings are similar to the doctor’s medicine. When the doctor wrote the prescription, he knew that the medicine prescribed today would not cure for several decades after. But the doctor must cure the sick patient in front of him. So the most suitable medicine must be given. As per current natural biorhythms

Questioner: If so, what is the motive of people who say that all knowledge must be left behind?
ISD: Regarding people’s intentions only those who concerned will know. There are several types of teachers who like this approach. Maybe the teachings are too high for the consumption of most people. Similar to teaching quantum physics to kindergarten children. Maybe there are students who can be appointed with such high teachings. But the amount is very small. And really hard to find.

Questioner: Is it possible that there is jealousy, or someone want to bring down people behind opinions like this?
ISD: The less you fill your mind and heart with negative assumptions the better. It does not necessarily poison the outside conditions. But negative assumptions will surely poisoned your inner heart.

Questioner: But the public can misunderstood. Deflected into the wrong direction?
ISD: No need to worry. In nature there is a law. Mud is friends with worms. Beautiful Lotus is friends with beautiful butterfly. Learn to train yourself to flow with the law. Respect people who grow in different directions. And worms are not lower than a beautiful lotus. Worms also have a noble duty to fertilize the soil.

Questioner: If so, what are the public guidelines for choosing the right teachings and thr right teachers?
ISD: It is difficult to separate water and it’s containers. Holy teachings are like clean water. If the container is dirty, it’s hard to imagine that the water isn’t dirty either. Thus, when choosing sacred teachings and holy Teachers, we need to see also the container (read: the daily life of the person). Mahatma Gandhi is a clear figure in this matter: “My life is my true speech”. His life is his most honest lecture. Thus, besides learning from the beauty of one’s words. See also life in question. Learn from Teachers whose lives are worthy of imitation and examples.

Questioner: Thank you. Deep bow.
SDD: ………………………………………… ………………… No sound was heard. Only deep gratitude arises in the heart

Author: Guruji Gede Prama
Photo by Hanny Naibaho on Unsplash

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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