Personal Experience Purified by Coronavirus

In early July 2021, Guruji was hospitalized for 3 weeks due to corona.  Then recuperate in Ashram for more than 3 months.

It is too bad if this knowledge is not shared with friends.  It is too important.  This era is full of fire.  But there is a beautiful science.

It was taught by Venerable Lama Padmasambawa: “Fire can be turned into a lotus pond”.  The following is a personal experience of how this teaching can be implemented.

First, focus on the blessing side behind the disease.  The biggest blessing that Coronavirus brings through this experience is a very deep quality test.

The quality of the Compassion family, especially the medical team led by dr.  Eka Imbawan, and the amazing donors. The quality of Guruji’s wife is beyond words.

At the same time provide an honest mirror about the quality of the self inside.  It is impossible for people on the outside to be so loyal if we are unfaithful on the inside.

Second, the part of the body that is mostly hurt by corona is the lungs.  It carries the message: “Invite humanity to learn to connect through daily life actions”.

At least do less harm to nature.  The Compassion family went a step further, in the past we only had 5 hectares of forest in the sacred Bukit Sinunggal area of ​​North Bali.

After this incident, the forest was expanded to a dozen hectares.  Again, it is an invitation to humanity to learn to connect through daily life action.

Third, after the lungs heal, it turns out that there is an energy barrier in the neck (read: frequent coughing).  Whereas the neck is the most important bridge that connects the energy of the sky with the energy of the earth.

That is why the neck is cleaned with various medical and spiritual steps.  Thankfully, once it was clean, the holy teachings flowed much more profusely than before.

The fourth is a very beautiful blessing.  This long illness brought blessings in a completely new shape.  In the past, I didn’t like drinking tea.  Now it’s a pleasure to drink tea.

Every morning becomes very beautiful because it is accompanied by drinking tea meditation.  A number of close people such as my wife and children often comment like this: “Dad’s face is much more beautiful after recovering”.

The fifth is the most beautiful.  It has been 8 months since Guruji has not left the Ashram.  It makes the enlightened Zen’s gatha (inward prayer) a reality.

“I am home. Home is here. Home is now”.  At first this gatha was just words whispered inside, now it has become a real achievement.

It can happen because the feeling inside works like this.  For those who only eat white rice for days, eating fried rice that tastes mediocre is also delicious.

Because I was once sick in the hospital, it was very hard to carry the burden of a sick body, being healthy is heaven for which I am very grateful.  Another thing, the quality of compassion also becomes much better.

Compassion on the body inside and the body outside.  The human body is easily lost, but very difficult to be found again.  Especially the affluent human body, attracted to learn holy teachings and encounters a true Master.

Previously, not stepping on ants (grass) was only a lesson that was memorized.  But after experiencing firsthand how life is so precious, there the respect for the lives of other beings becomes much higher.

Because it was very uncomfortable to stay in the hospital, every corner of the Ashram every day recited this very beautiful prayer: “thank you, thank you …”.

The lesson for friends, this era is full of fire.  Learn to turn fire into a lotus pond.  The trick, give bow and deep respect to the disease.  Follow its guidance.

If the spiritual message is carried out diligently, painstakingly, sincerely, the fire called disease and war can be turned into a lotus pond of enlightenment.

Happy holy day of Saraswati.  May all beings be happy.  May all beings be happy.  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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