Earth is the heaven of beautiful heart…

Quoting from the finding of anthropologist who spent long time researching the culture of Africa, one day an anthropologist proposed a game to children in an African tribe. He’d bought lots of candy and sweets in the city, so he put everything in a basket with a beautiful ribbon attached. He placed it under a tree, and then he called the kids together. He drew a line on the ground and explained that they should wait behind the line for his signal. When he said ‘Go!’ they should rush over to the basket, and the first to arrive there would win all the candy.

When the anthropologist said ‘Go!’ the children all unexpectedly held each other’s hands and ran off towards the tree as a group. Once there, they simply shared the candy with each other and happily ate it. The anthropologist was very surprised. He asked them why they had all gone together, especially if the first one to arrive at the tree could have won everything in the basket – all the sweets. A young girl simply replied: ‘How can one of us be happy if all the others are sad?’.

It’s an amazing story! The winner of peace Noble Prize Desmond Tutu shared once upon a time: “Africans have a thing called Ubuntu. It’s the essence of being human; that my humanity is caught up, bound up, inextricably, with yours. When I dehumanize you, I inexorably dehumanize myself. Therefore, you work for the common good”. This message is like “holy water” in the burning age of our time. Which is burnt by war, violence and conflict. To help fellow light seekers grow and glow, now let’s find something in common in humanity.

The beauty of being human…

The beauty of being human lies in our remarkable capacity for emotion, creativity, and connection. At our core, humans are emotional beings capable of experiencing a wide spectrum of feelings, from joy and love to sorrow and empathy. This emotional depth allows us to form profound bonds with others, fostering relationships that provide support, understanding, and a sense of belonging. It is through these connections that we find meaning and fulfillment in our lives.

Creativity is another cornerstone of human beauty. Our ability to imagine, invent, and express ourselves in countless forms—through art, music, literature, and innovation—sets us apart. This creative spirit not only brings aesthetic pleasure but also drives progress and problem-solving, allowing us to adapt and thrive in an ever-changing world. Through creativity, we can convey complex ideas, share our innermost thoughts, and leave a lasting impact on future generations.

The miracle of love…

It’s not coincidence that the spelling of live and love is very close. To live life with love, that’s the key. In the ancient time, it was only written in the scriptures. But nowadays it’s been widely researched world wide, that love heal both the healed and the healer. To grow much deeper, love give soul wings, and compassion give it compass. The combination between the two, that’s the key to countless miracles.

To make the idea more practical, everytime you meet someone or something, ask deep inside: “What is the others’s suffering? And how your presence can lessen the other’s suffering?”. At least do not create another suffering. The last guiding question will make you step closer to what African called “Ubuntu”. It’s a very important key to find beautiful heaven here on earth. Remember beautiful souls, the spelling of earth is similar to heart. Meaning, earth is the heaven of beautiful heart.

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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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