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This is What You Should Do Whenever You Hear a Whisper of Suicide

Written by Gede Prama

A number of friends, especially in Bali, reported that not a few close and distant families have started telling stories on social media about the possibility of going on suicide.  The P3B service center (service center for suicide prevention) of the Compassion spiritual family was also visited by more callers related to suicide whispers.

To help friends to be healthy and safe, here are a number of devotional materials as well as beautiful steps that should be taken, especially so that friends are healthy and safe.  Referring to an old holy book that once descended on the roof of Earth Tibet, humans who commit suicide without going through a long process are immediately reborn in the preta (hungry ghost) realm.

Preta is a creature with a very large stomach, but its mouth is only the size of a pinhole.  The beings who are born in that realm is crying hunger everyday.  As someone who is no longer young to tell this story, the message of this old holy book is true.  Because the favorite food of Preta beings is the dirt of holy souls, sometimes these Preta beings comes visit the ashram here.  And never stay far from the tank where human waste disposal is.

In other words, committing suicide is like running away from a cat’s mouth and then entering the tiger’s mouth.  The difficulties of being a human want to be abandoned, but not many people realize that if someone commits suicide, they will be born in a preta realm with much greater difficulty.  This is because the human body is a very noble body.  Killing this body is a very dangerous mistake.

For all friends to contemplate, this world is called the realm of samsara.  A nature that contains a lot of suffering.  What is worth contemplating, pain and other suffering are not here as the hands of Satan, but as one of God’s hands that helps us to get mature.  As a material of reflection, even holy souls are being matured through long and intense process of pain and suffering.

In our day, Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years, Mahatma Gandhi was shot dead, HH the Dalai Lama lost his country at the age of 15.  In other words, do a shift in your inner perspective: “You are not being punished by the pain. You are being matured by the pain”. In one of the old sacred books of Tantra being distributed, Pain / Suffering is one of the faces of the symbolic Guru.

Learn to see pain as a purifying holy Guru.  Try not to run away from pain & suffering.  Give bow respectfully in front of the holy Master called pain.  Allow every difficulty and pain to purify the soul within.  Sincerity is the best friend inside.  The following are symbols in the environment that should be used as guiding strength.

  1. Bow silently to a flower that is blooming beautifully.  Difficulty is like hot sunshine, sincerity makes the soul flower inside bloom very beautifully
  2. Honor the kites that fly.  Keeping in mind, without the wind blowing (read: difficulty and pain) the kite of the soul will not be able to fly.
  3. If you hear the sound of a flute, remind yourself inside, before you become a flute (read: beautiful soul), the flute is a bamboo that is injured by a sharp knife
  4. When you see a craftsman sanding wood, think about it inside, the difficulty is like sandpaper, the soul is like wood.  Later the soul will become more refined after going through pain
  5. When you see a wave, remind yourself again and again, without a wave (read: difficulty and feeling of pain) then the soul-surfing dance will not be beautiful
  6. When looking at the treetops, be very aware that the taller the treetops, the hotter the sunlight.  That is, heat is a sign that the soul is getting closer to the Light
  7. Anytime you see butterflies, or dolphins, please refresh the memory inside.  Butterflies beautify the garden by being butterflies.  Dolphins are beautifying the ocean by being dolphins.  And you are beautifying life by being who you are.  Again, as it is.  There is only one human like you on earth.  Never forget beautiful souls, among the 7 billion people on earth, there is only 1 who can save yourself completely.  And that person is you yourself.

I wish all friends are healthy, safe and getting stronger.  Kindly help Guruji to spread this message as widely as possible.

Photo caption: Several lotuses blooming this morning at the Ashram.  This picture is distributed so that the cool and beautiful vibrations of the Ashram can be transmitted to many friends.  Especially for those who often hear the whisper of suicide

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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