Compassion

Finding The Inner Shambala

Written by Gede Prama

In the 1930’s when the world was hit by a great depression, mankind was shocked by the presence of a film which shows that there is a place in the northwest of Mount Kailash of Tibet called Shambala.

A place where people grow up in a very harmonious and very peaceful way. Since then, countless seekers have gone to the Himalayas to find Shambala.

Sadly, to this day Shambala as a place outside has not been discovered. Although supported by old holy books such as the Vishnu Purana and the Kalachakra Tantra

So that the central point of many people’s search is no longer looking for Shambala on the outside, but finding Shambala on the inside. The mind is the most promising field in this regard.

Mainly because all the seeds (sad-happy, disharmony-harmony, chaos-peace) are in the mind. This inner Shambala is more likely to be found if the mind is often trained to “rest”.

To be precise, rest in the moment as it is. The old habit of contrasting what should be with what really is will only prolong the long list of sufferings that have already been long.

It’s not easy of course, because humanity has been conditioned like that for a very long time. But there’s no need to give up, keep training your mind to rest in the present moment as it is.

Arm yourself with understanding, all is a dance of perfection. What is called samsara and nirvana are like night and day. Both are here to complement each other.

In the language of energy researchers, everything is energy. No negatives. He who perseveres on this path will one day meet the most sought after spiritual “parent”. Which will give birth to the inner Shambala inside.

In the Ashram where Guruji lives, the spiritual parents are named compassion (father) and wisdom (mother). Hindus call father Shiva (universal consciousness). Mother with the title Shakti (cosmic energy).

Whenever one can combine compassion with inner wisdom, unite Shiva with inner Shakti, there he shall find the secret of Shambala within.

Happy new year 2022. May all beings be happy.

Photo caption: Ashram gate is given a “meditation center” sign as a reminder to close friends to be diligent in meditation. Rest the mind in the present moment as it is.

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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