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God Who Smiled Beautifully

Written by Gede Prama

One of God’s most prominent faces in Bali is God as beauty. Pay attention to sanctuaries and ceremonies, all of them brings the scent of beauty. Look at dances, paintings, carvings, all loaded with beauty. The arrangement of rice terraces is built with a taste full of beauty. At the head of the island of Bali, every day dolphins beautifully dance. A number of friends from Jakarta who often visit Bali told us, in Bali there are many things that in other places have become garbage can be processed into beautiful things. Even dry wood that is almost weathered which is washed away at times can be processed into beautiful works of art. So that it is understandable that many tourists visit Bali just to enjoy it’s beauty.
Sadly, in a beautiful place like this the suicide and divorce rate continue to increase. After being studied in meditation sessions in particular, too many people poison themselves with fear. From fear of the future, to the fear of death. In material reflection, fear not only makes the soul pulled down very hard, but also gives birth to a new and greater fears. Once the pile of fear inside is already mounting, a person will experiences a very dangerous disaster. The same thing is happening to many humans. Earthquakes and natural disasters that claimed the lives of humans, caused many people to accumulate fear inside. Piles of fear inside will then invite nature to produce more fear.
As an afterthought, in ancient times, when nature vibrated at a certain level, there was a holy book that depicted the angry face of God, the face of God who bravely showed greatness, the face of God that are here as a savior. But once nature vibrated at another level, stories began to emerge like the extinction of the lives of many Jews by the Hitler regime. In the midst of a terrifying fear of being threatened with death, many Jews called God. Sadly, God with the savior’s face that had appeared before, never appeared. It was from here that thinkers like Nietsche were born and announced: “God has died.” Supported by Darwin’s theory of evolution, atheists people who were less friendly with the concept of God then born.
Every friend whose spiritual eyes are already open, and whom are able to enter the secret world of understanding, is actually know that currently nature is vibrating at a higher level. The real evidence is that in previous era human existence was threatened because it was in short supply. So the most dangerous killers of the past were hunger, war and disease outbreaks. In this age all are reversed, most people die because of excess. Humans who die because of excessive eating , too much sugar, too much alcohol, too much drugs are far more than those who die from lack of food and lack of drugs. Consequently, because nature vibrates to a higher level, humans are required to have a higher understanding of God.
Reading a verse from an old holy book that reads: “I am an angry God” in this age, will only make people angrier and more anxious. This is similar to teaching a children kindergarten subjects to a university student. At this level, nature needs spiritual heroes who can read the vibrational level of nature in the present. Then invites humanity to find the face of God in accordance with the present challenges. And one of the choices available is to paint God’s face with the face of beauty. From here, one must be asking, why should it be beauty?
Pay attention to the types of diseases tha end most of human lives in this age. From diabetes, AIDS / HIV virus, drug victims, to obesity. Or the most dangerous social diseases such as suicide, mental illness, infidelity, power struggles, intense competition about money, and divorce. All told us about the deep longing of the souls of this age for beauty. The outer wrap is indeed different – from sweet sugars, very intriguing sex, to drugs that bring momentary comfort but are very dangerous – but the contents inside are the same. Namely the deep desire longing for beauty.

Another proof, one industry that is very immune to the effects of the crisis is tourism. Another industry that is growing very fast is the cosmetics industry. Later came the social media industry. Everything tells the same problem, the soul is longing for beauty. Merged into one, nature is appearing to the surface of the face of God that is greatly missed by all. That is God as beauty. The challenge ahead, how to invite religious organizations, as well as religious leaders to join hands together, presents God’s face as beauty. Not easy, of course. For some friends who know the complexity of religious organizations, this task is almost impossible.
Start from the heart
But we can start from our own selves. Whatever your call of life, learn to always be neatly connected with beauty. When sitting on the beach, pay attention to the beauty of the waves. When recreation at the mountains, unite with the cool air of the mountains. When you sink into the world of work, look at work as a natural hand to produce a lot of beauty. When praying, always remember to say the most beautiful prayer, thank you. This task can be difficult, it can also be easy. Depends on how clean someone’s soul is inside. For friends who are still in the fight, it is advisable to do spiritual cleansing tasks such as service. Services make the dwarf self-shrink day by day, and bring someone closer to the Supreme Self.
For friends who’s soul are clean and clear, do beauty meditation 24 hours a day. Whatever the movement of life, from work to prayer, from taking care of family to sharing light, continue to take shelter under the tree of beauty. Exactly, always see everything from beautiful sides. The beauty of a gray past, someone becomes full of conversations to other people. The beautiful side of having lots of money, you can share a lot to people in needs. The beauty of many debts, someone is being trained to always be humble. The beauty of not having children, it is a lifetime honeymoon. The beauty of having a naughty child, every day we learn to be more patience. The beauty of life grows from below, we are more grateful along the way.
That is why, in meditation sessions every friends are often invited to sing songs like this: ” Di Pucuk Pohon Cempaka, Burung Kutilang berbunyi.. bersiul-siul sepanjang hari..” (At the top of the cempaka tree, the bird keep singing, whistling all day …). Many times, friends are asked to make a list of victories in life. From winning kites competition when he/she was young, to being able to get a job after graduating from Univeersity. As often as possible, always remember those beautiful hearts who have saved and touched your heart. In summary, train yourself to meet God’s beautiful face every day. This is what is meant by nature being vibrated to a higher level. To be healthy, humans need a higher understanding of God. In this way, humans may not only be healthy and safe, but also make nature vibrate much friendlier.

Author: Guruji Gede Prama.
Photo: Pinterest.

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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