Compassion

From Bali for a harmonious earth***)

In the midst of the darkness of the night, what is truly needed the most is a lantern.  In the midst of dark times, what is truly needed is a beautiful light.

Guided by this spirit, the Compassion family ventured to share the harmony of Bali with leaders on earth.

Thankfully, the response from friends in the government has been very positive.  As a food for thought, Bali, which is known as a well-known tourist destination, is the tip of the iceberg.

Only few who dig a little deeper, beneath the surface of the tip of the iceberg lies an old, harmonious tradition in Bali.  Thousands of years old tradition.

First, the old philosophy of Rwa-Bhineda is similar to the Yin-Yang of China.  Black and white, dark and light are inseparable.  Throwing one of them means throwing out both of them.

Second, the religion of Tirtha (holy water) shares an aura of serenity.  It is no coincidence that many psychology journals in our time mention it explicitly.

“The intelligence that is most needed in this challenging age is the intelligence of the flow.”  Harvard Medical School’s renowned medical journal is also similar.

“To be healthy, humans need to conduct the psychology of flow.”  Whether coincidentally or not, it is of the same spirit (one spirit) with the original religion of the Balinese.

Third, the old Nyegara-Gunung tradition.  In a place where a masculine hill, beautifully embraced by a feminine sea (lake), there is a beautiful shrine.

It gives beautiful guidance that the most important task of a leader is not to dispose of the negative, but to synthesize both negatives and positives.

To be honest, the world is so dark and touching as it is now, because most leaders are too busy and too energetic to throw away the negatives.

They forgot, discarding the negatives also throws away the Light.  If this spirit of harmony on the island of Bali guides the leaders on earth, no doubt, the earth will be much more harmonious.

May all sentient beings be happy.  May all sentient beings be happy.  May all sentient beings be happy.  May all sentient beings be happy.

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*) If blessed, this is the title of Guruji’s presentation in front of the leaders.

About the author

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.

more details on Gede Prama can be found on https://www.gedeprama.com

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