In many forests on earth, especially in Bali, elders love to build sacred places. It is not only a “spiritual home” for many people, but also helps protect the forest from being hurt by human hands. Sadly, that’s an old story. In this era, even the forest that contains the most sacred shrines, its land and trees are stolen by people.
It is very Sad indeed. Like it or not, that’s how the times go. Guided by this sadness, the Compassion family has saved more than 5 hectares of forest in the sacred Bukit Sinunggal area, North Bali. Thousands of trees which were planted in the early 2000s are already starting to grow. Now added with tens of thousands more of sacred trees planted in the same area.
When sharing Cahaya in prisons throughout Bali, one of the inmates there once asked: “What do you mean by lecturing us from year to year?”. Understandably, this question comes from a resident who lives in the prison. As is the nature of water that is wet, the nature of a flower which is beautiful, the nature of the bearer of Light certainly is to share the Light.
No other motive, no grandiose intentions. They are just carrying out their own natural calls. Not more and not less. Just as water and flowers that give many benefits to life by carrying out their natural calling, humans who carry out their own natural calling naturally also will benefit many living beings. It’s that simple and straightforward.
Video caption: The state of Bukit Sinunggal Temple this afternoon 12-3-2021, when the Compassion spiritual family led by the head of Ashram household affairs, Mr. Kadek Optimist, was planting thousands of sacred trees there