Refreshing the memory of the recent Facebook live that life is like a poisonous tree. Beginners are advised to stay away from it. Learn to heal your own body, mind and spirit. But for the mature souls, you are advised to keep the poisonous tree of life from poisoning too many creatures of God. Especially in the path of service. From the bottom of my heart this must be told, serving opens a window of very deep understanding. A series of meanings that cannot be given by holy books and meditation. After serving the community for decades with the Compassion family, there have been many doors to deep understanding opened.
We have indeed been driven out of 3 holy places, have been drowned by rain in 2 other sacred places, have been threatened with life, feared by snakes and black magic. Thankfully, everything can pass. After going through many of these ordeals, one can only understand through achievement (not through reading and debate), the story of Svetaketu in the Upanishads which reads like this: “Learn the things that cannot be taught”. From there also we can understand through the achievement the message Lao Tzu: “He who understands does not speak. He who speaks does not understand”. Lao Tzu is right, the door of understanding opened by filial piety cannot be told. Any human tongue will not be long enough to be able to tell it.
The difference with ordinary people, where ordeals give birth to anger and revenge, in the way of deep service, ordeals give birth to longings to do service again and again. Not because they want to be called holy. Not because they want to be called great. Once again not. But because like the nature of wet water, the beautiful nature of flowers, the nature of mature souls (deep souls), naturally find happiness in a beautiful attitude. In other words, a beautiful attitude is born not out of fear of hell, not because of greed for heaven. But because the nature of the beautiful soul blooms into a beautiful everyday life. There is no struggle and coercion there. Everything is natural.
Author: Guruji Gede Prama
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