Inner dialogue at Ashram Shambala North Bali

Introduction: Last night was Shivaratri.  Many beautiful things happened.  In honor of the secret Master, the following dialogue is shared within.

Spirit in the Ashram: Hearing the story that you were once surrounded by Light at Pura Dalem, does that mean you are Shiva?

Guruji: I am silence, who was born here to share Love.

Spirit in the Ashram: If you are silent, why do you still talk?.  Isn’t silence the condition without any sound?

Guruji: just like an empty cup.  It may be empty of water, but the cup is not empty of air.  The same thing happens with silence.

Silence is empty of ego, but it is not empty of love.  Space seems empty, but it is full of energy.

Spirit in the Ashram: So sounds have a similar essence with Buddhism?

Guruji: Buddha brought back beautiful teachings that have actually existed in this world for a very long time.  Buddha was also smart in delivering the beautiful message.

So it is easy to be understood by common people in this era.  But this teaching existed long before Buddha discovered it 2,500 years ago.

Spirit in the Ashram: So this teaching does not belong only to Buddhism?

Guruji: Humanity is indebted to the sacred teachings of religion.  What you need to be careful of, is that in this era religion creates walls that separate people.

Because of this type of wall, religion becomes the breed of many violences.  So a new language is needed, how this teaching can save lifes , and not cause any violence.

Spirit in the Ashram: What is the practical language?

Guruji: Do not use any kind of religious titles, use more philosophical titles.  Philosophy means lover of wisdom and peace.

With a title like that, the walls of separation between religions will collapse, and more beings can be saved.

Spirit in the Ashram: Are you not afraid of being called a deviant by those who are fanatical about religious teachings?

Guruji: Be kind to the fanatic.  Fanaticism is not always bad.  At the beginning of the journey of holiness, people are taught to believe in the subject of worship.

This is the root of fanaticism.  But as they grow older, fanatics are no longer gripped by narrow understandings.

Spirits in the Ashram: Many light bearers are injured, even killed.  Aren’t you afraid?

Guruji: In this realm, 80% of the energy is dark energy.  That happened a long time ago.  Salvation is more likely to occur if the darkness is summed up in the wholeness of God.

Elders in China call it Yin-Yang, Balinese elders call it Rwa Bhineda.  In short, it is darkness that makes light shine more bright.

It is darkness that makes many souls seek Light.  With a spirit like this, there is less chance of being hurt.

Spirit in the Ashram: Jesus Christ was crucified, Mahatma Gandhi was shot, what is the story behind that?

Guruji: That is the story of the Guru’s way of ensuring that his teachings will last for a long time.  If the light bearer is mediocre, the teachings are easily lost.

But if the bearers of the Light are like Jesus Christ and Mahatma Gandhi, the teachings will last longer.  There’s nothing to be afraid of.

Spirit in the Ashram: You seem very confident about the steps you have taken?

Guruji: Remember, faith is a love affair with the Mystery.  Faith is also the Light that still burns when all the Light has gone out.

Spirit in the Ashram: In a short message, what is the essence of your teachings?

Guruji: True silence is the silence that contains love and compassion.

May all beings be happy.

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About the author

H.H. Guruji 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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