The Triumph of Wholeness

Not many people are “aware” of their own history, then allow the times to spin them into an unbalanced energies.  Even many people become ill because of this unawareness.

Almost all history is written by the winners. The losing party is not allowed to participate in writing the history.  Just as the history of the communist party in 1965.

The stories about the losing side are almost all written as bad guys.  In fact, in every conflict both parties play a role.  Again, both sides.

Not calling the communists people in 1965 is correct, again no, in meditation classes the secret is often revealed about how deep the soul wounds of people whose parents were murdered during the tragedy of 1965.

One of them was a family of victims in 1965 whose mother became mentally ill, and whose older brother became mentally ill.  And the one carrying this family is a young woman whose economic abilities are mediocre.

The same story happened with the Galungan holiday in Bali.  The stories about Mayadenawa who died, almost all of them are bad sides of the story.

Let us remind ourselves again and again, before history disturbing our health, history is written by the winning side.  The loser is not allowed to take part in writing the history.

In order to be more healthy in viewing history, let us put on the glasses of Wholeness. That is, looking at history from a more balanced point of view.

As far as can be seen with the spiritual eye, Mayadenawa follows the path of Mahayana Buddhism.  The essence of his teachings is Shunyata (emptiness).

By hostile people, this emptiness is easily called communist.  Then used as an excuse to kill other people.

The meaning of Wholeness is simple, it means God moves dynamically between emptiness and contentment.  God’s worship generally grows in the “contentment” area.

The symbol is 1. Hindus call it Atman.  But Buddhists who emphasize emptiness call it Anatman.  The symbol is 0.

For those people who have narrow and shallow thoughts and are driven by political interests then call one enemy hostile to the other.  Even dare to destroy others, just to confirm his rightness.

The face of God that we want to introduce to Balinese friends is simple, God that truly transcends all measures.

But if you want to put it in perspective, He moves dynamically between the symbols of 1 and 0. With insight like this, there is no need to hate Mayadenawa.

There is no need to glorify the king who killed Mayadenawa.  Both are part of the same dance of perfection.

Armed with insight like this, there is no need to hate the small number of Balinese people who do not celebrate the Galungan holiday. No need!

Learn to respect each other. Equipped ourselves with deep understanding, in nature there are many ways to grow. Frangipani grows in dry land, lotus grows in wet ponds.

Fishes live in water, birds live in the air.  Some people like crowds, some like solitude.  And everyone is happy in their own natural place.

In this way, society does not need to be made “ill” by an unequal history.  At the same time, they are equipped by the Wholeness philosophy.

As a result, bad seeds such as anger will wither, and beautiful seeds such as kindness & peace can grow easily and beautifully.

So that in the future, Balinese people in particular can grow away from their painful history.  Instead, grow more with a healthier history.

Happy Galungan holiday to all Balinese friends who celebrate Galungan. Happy holidays to Balinese friends who do not celebrate Galungan.

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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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