In the old Tibetan holy book (the roof of the earth) it is written brightly, as soon as there is an enlightened soul, the earth will salute through a small earthquake, the sky will salute through a very beautiful rainbow. This morning, after preparing the teaching materials for the first day of Compassion Day, there was a very beautiful blessing at the Ashram Avalokiteshvara where Guruji has been staying for the past 9 years.
Just above Guruji’s room appeared double rainbow. Usually, the rainbows at the Ashram cannot be photographed. In this unique morning, one of the two rainbows covering Guruji’s room at the Ashram was successfully photographed. In this room, there had also been several small earthquakes when Guruji was doing sleeping meditation. This story is shared to strengthen the devotional qualities of close friends.
Refreshing previous memories, sacred teaching is like a sunshine, suffering is like dry leaves. Deep devotion to the true Guru is a magnifying glass placed between the two. The advice to all close friends, use every beautiful symbol of nature to beautify the soul garden inside. Never use it to demean the other party.
The close friends of the Compassion family have had their memories refreshed many times. Any interpretation of the sacred book or symbols of nature that leads to increased pride should be avoided. Instead, use nature’s beautiful messages to make yourself more humble and more harmonious. Then spread the harmony inward and also outward.
At least by always thinking positive-holistically about other people. Better still, not include oneself to the long list of violence that has long been spread. The best thing is to be a beautiful role model in their respective environment. A few days ago, one of the Compassion family asked: “I dreamed that a holy man visited me, he asked me to perform a song”.
For ordinary people (beginners), metembang (balinese word) that mean singing holy songs. But for Compassion’s close friends who have been served for years – even every day without knowing any holidays – metembang means being a beautiful example (role model) in their own respective environment. In this day and age, by keeping happy family and not divorce can be called a role model.
Even more so if you can takecare of your children and grandchildren to become children (grandchildren) who are suputra (kind) in Balinese language. Soleh and soleha in the language of Muslim friends. That’s an even more impressive role model. That’s why the Compassion family is constantly asked and persuaded tirelessly, to remember three beautiful things in life.
First, a stomach that is not too big. It is a symbol of self-control and lust. Second, non-flammable emotions. It shows the beauty of the soul garden inside. Third, happy united loving family. It is the most honest mirror of the spiritual achievements of this age. Remember beautiful souls, during the day a little candle is not needed. But on a dark night, it is very saving.
In the same way, in a well lit round of time small candles like ours might not be needed. But in an age when everything is dark (dark economy, dark politics, dark ideals), a small candle like ours might be the beautiful Light that can save many lives. There are signs in that direction. So keep on being humble everyday.
Photo caption: This morning, 28/2/2021, after preparing the teaching materials on the first day of Compassion Day service which coincides with Guruji’s birthday, a double rainbow appears above Guruji’s room. Usually it cannot be photographed, this morning is unique, it has allowed us to take photograph. Although only one of two rainbows is visible in the photo.