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The True Illuminating Self

Written by Gede Prama

Science is the contemporary language of mysticism. Science is the contemporary language of the mystics of this age. For that reason, let us find the true self that illuminates through contemporary knowledge. Refreshing the memories of what was told on FB live this afternoon Monday 6/4 2020. Guide yourself with the question: “Who is your true-self?”

In the first days of this exercise the historical self will appear (place, date, time of birth, where you went to school). Once get exhausted, a fear of writing deeper self appears. Fears that people will read this inner diary.

Nevertheless, try to go beyond your fear, write down the things that make you afraid and ashamed of (for example: ever stole money when you were a child, had an abortion as a teenager, arrested by police while riding motorcycle)

Write down the things that make you hurt (for example: pain, unable to sleep, followed by bad memory). Just Write, write and write it down.

Write the things that make you angry and feel of revenge (example: low self-esteem, to the social status, social caste,always feel smarter than the others)

Write the things that make you physically and mentally ill (example: always feel tired, overworked, mental injuries from childhood, unheal self revenge)

After reaching a list of at least 2,000 lists about yourself, then grouped them into historical self, emotional self, physical self, social self, injured self, to yourself spiritually (seeing Light, peaceful meditation, seeing some appearance) . The thing that need to be extra care is the injured self (offended, revenge, followed by bad memory, unable to sleep, etc.).

Now learn to see your injured-self from various points of view. From your own point of view, it’s a way for the soul to grow to be more mature. Remember, without the wind crashing, the kite will not fly. Without knives that hurt, bamboo does not become a beautiful sounding flute. In terms of people who hurt, they hurt us because their inner wounds were very deep (not because of crime). So that the roses of forgiveness beautifully blooms inside. Always try to see it from the point of view of both parties, that this is the way you pay for the mistakes made in the past. That your debt of karma is now paid off.

If you persevere and sincerely see your injured-self in various ways, one day the grip of the injured self begins to loosen. The sign here, you are no longer be visited by bad memory. When you remember the person who have hurted you, anger and revenge do not appear. When people tell stories that the people who once hurted you living a happy life, you are not jealous. One of the best feedback if you can do good to those people who have hurted you even in you dream.

As soon as all this happens, the sun rises in the true self. Namely the witnessing self (you are a witness who is full of harmony). At this level, most negative emotions like anger and revenge are cured. Your mind will be very positive. Because the mind is positive, the brain no longer sends stress hormones such as cortisol which damages the body.

Conversely, the brain sends more friendly hormones such as dophamin and serotonim which makes all the systems in the body (immune, digestive, etc.) improve. Those are the physical feedback. Mentally, because you are less likely to get angry, you will be surrounded by people with good hearts. And you are surrounded by a very healthy energy.

Spiritually, you start to vibrate at least at the energy level of 550 (love). Great if you can vibrate at the 750 (compassion) level. The best is at 1,000 (fully peaceful). All of this will make you well protected. At the same time growing peacefully in harmony.

Welcome to the true home of beautiful souls. In the spiritual family of Compassion, you are given the title S3 (smile smile smile). At the same time you have become the Bearer of Light.

Author: Guruji Gede Prama
Photo of the Spiritual Family of 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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