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The Sunrise from Bali

Written by Gede Prama

“Science is the contemporary language of mysticism”, some says. It means, knowledge is the contemporary language of the mystics in this age. If the new generation is given a dogma about knowledge from the past, they are guaranteed to run away. But if old wisdom is “spoken” with contemporary knowledge, there is a possibility that old wisdom can share Light.

A well known physicist Fritjof Capra from Vienna Austria has long written in his masterpiece “The Tao of Physics”, observers also influence the behavior of atoms. Touching scientists from Japan Dr. Masaru Emoto produced influential masterpieces. In essence, the shape of water particles changes when the words spoken in front of water are different. Abundant number of scientists who call “mind over matter”. The human mind can affect the natural surroundings. Including being able to heal the body.

The above findings are actually the language of contemporary knowledge that is not yet 100 years old. In line with this contemporary finding, Balinese elders have been for thousands of years “carried out” (not just spoken) a simple but profound principle: “Humans can participate in preserving the safety and balance of nature through thoughts, words and actions”.

Pay attention on what the Balinese elders did here. Where there is a forest that they feel have sacred and holy vibrations, there the elders establish a holy place (temple). In some places even monkeys are spread near the temple. From one point of view, that is how Balinese elders not only protecting the nature, but also keep the next generation close to nature. The contemporary language is spiritual connection.

In all villages in Bali there are Pura (temple) Merajan as an expression of deep love for parents and ancestors. This is not only showed about the respect of elders to their ancestors, but a media reminder to the next generation, a deep sense of love and devotion is a higher force that is very salvaging in nature. The contemporary language is love heals.

The legacy of Balinese wisdom that is still heard loudly to this day is Tri Hita Karana. The next generation is respectfully asked to maintain a balance between nature, humans and God. The contemporary language is called epygenetics. Human lifestyle can not only change the environment, but also change the genes in them.

In short, in an age that currently terrified by this corona virus, it is time to combine contemporary knowledge with the old wisdom. The world may panic, in the US people even stand in line to buy firearms, let’s show the world, Bali not only understands contemporary languages, but also has strong historical roots with the past.

The great Indian poet Rabin Dranath Tagore had come to Bali decades ago, then called Bali “Morning of the world”. It’s time to tell the world, there is a very beautiful sun rising on the island of love in Bali.

Author: Guruji Gede Prama
Photo by Dan the Drone on Unsplash

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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