Rich in Wealth, Rich in Love

Written by Gede Prama

There are four signs that should be watched out so that our soul journey become healthy and safe. Firstly, in countries whom are very rich in material wealth, new doctors and medical specialists are appearing. They are doctors whom specializing in human sleep. This apparently has opened a secret, it turns out that in super rich countries many of the people living there have a difficulty in sleeping. Secondly, there are significantly increasing number of people in super-rich countries that cannot eat well. Of course not because they do not have money, but because the excess of money makes them having a high blood pressure. This then has an impact on their digestion system. A number of friends who work on super luxury cruises, with exorbitant rates, often meet rich people who can only eat porridge and egg white.

Thirdly, there is a data that has been open for a long time in a wealthy countries, the higher the ability of women making money, the higher the divorce rate in that particular country. This is not an anti-attitude towards working women. Again, it is not! But this truth reveals a secret that money can lead the soul journey either to a dangerous or radiant path. It is all depends on how someone behaves after having a lot of money. Fourth, in the number that is also increasing, people who die because of money excess (such as obesity and diseases related to obesity) are far greater than those whom died because of lack of money. Merged into one, we can conclude that money are obtained more easily in this age because of high economic growth, but it can bring either disaster or blessings.

In order for all friends to get a blessings path from the money they have obtained and not to be troubled by it, it is wise to reflect on the path of growing a healthy soul. First, the house of a soul named human body is formed from contradictory materials such as fire and water, a solid material and liquid material. If we dont disciplined this human body, it can invite a lot of danger. Conversely, if we disciplined it through fasting, less talking, distancing ourselves from anger and excessive desire, and other approaches that many religions recommend, throughout the path, this human body will furthermore bring Light to our life.

It has long been seen in many places, there are many people whose lives become very troublesome right after they have an abundant amount of money. There are those who are dissolved in divorce, children are exposed to drugs and mentall illness, up to the most touching stories such as suicide. In summary, the energy of money is an extreme energy. The uplifting capacity is so great but the destruction power is also great. The uplifting capacity will be great if someone returns to the old law of balance. Because the human body will be very save if guided on the balance path. One of the world’s richest people named Bill Gates is one of the symbolic Teachers born in this age.

His abundant amount of money is balanced by establishing countless health centers in many poor villages in India and Africa. Countless tons of medicine have been given there. The lesson here is, whenever we are lucky to have a lot of money, always remind ourself that some of the money in our hands are actually belongs to other people who are in need. Another way, maintain a balance between work and family life, material and spiritual life, indoor and outdoor activities, caring for yourself and caring for the environment, and a pile of other type of balances.

Second reflection, it’s important to listen to the wisdom of the body. When the body is still strong and healthy (under the age of 40 in general) please grow in hard work and study hard. Before the age of 40, work as hard as possible on our desires. As soon as the body weakens after the age of 40, reduce the desire and make it closer to our own ability to work. And as soon as the body begins to weaken, even before the age of 40, slide the way to grow from hard work to a sincere life. Many people whose lives collapsed for violating this law. The body has weakened, but is forced to run away with hard work and hard study. It will ended like an old bicycle loaded with a large truckload.

The third reflection, in this age the coolest house of soul is our family. Not only since we are young, but also later after the old age family is our best shelter. This is an invitation to all friends, since the beginning of life, please choose the path of growth that easily makes your family happy. If there is a career path that makes your wife or husband uncomfortable for example, you should choose another career path. Like moving around too often will make the children’s growth disrupted, the more children show signs of mental illness, you should look for ways to grow to a much healthier path. Especially because in this era of poor empathy, family has the most potential to maintain the growth of the soul to be healthy and safe in the long run. Without a harmonious relationship in family, material wealth will make a dangerous consequences. There are many examples and proofs on this matter.

Fourth reflection, considering the intricate power of money and enormous material wealth, learning is not only dependent on logic. Balance the logic with feeling. As exemplified by deep souls, the more mature the age, the more it is recommended to use more feelings than logic. If life is visited by suffering, processed the suffering becomes a way of peace. Honesty and sincerity will be very helpful in this matter. Sincerity becomes super difficult for those whose ego and self-esteem are super high. Sincerity will be easy, if you train yourself to always be humble from the start. In simple but deep language: “Life achievement can be as high as the sky, but always train yourself to be as humble as the heart of the earth”.

Whenever we are visited by fatigue, restlessness and anxiety, always remind ourselves again and again to return to the old home of balance. As soon as our everyday life starts to get full of anger, it is an invitation to emit a Light of consciousness in our inner darkness. If anyone is visited by pain and illness, remember to read the spiritual message behind the disease. As often shared with friends, as long as abstinence from the disease is not violated (read: do not eat excessive cholesterol for those who have liver or heart disease, do not drink or eat excessive sugar for those affected by diabetes, do not drink alcohol for those affected by hepatitis), then the disease not only does not kill. On the contrary, illness can helps us to grow.

In this era, many holy Teachers whose spiritual doors are opened through pain and disease. If a dangerous soul fights when visited by a disease, a glowing soul opens the spiritual secret behind the disease. For example, he who have pain in the foot is advised to strengthen the relationship with the earth’s energies. Learning humbleness like the earth, process the waste (problem) becomes a beautiful flower of peace. He who is often feel pain in the head area, it is a message to be less thinking and more flowing. Friends who have pain around the sex organ, it is a message that the soul is longing to immediately experience unity. In summary, keep yourself in balance between rich in wealth and rich in love. Rich in wealth makes the outside look more beautiful, rich in love makes the inner soul garden more beautiful.

Author: Guruji Gede Prama.
Photo: Pinterest.
Translated By: Family Compassion.

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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