Compassion

Luxurious spiritual life…

“To live a simple life in a complicated world is a luxury”, that’s a message which I heard early this morning in my Ashram. As we all know, life is getting more complicated everywhere. From war, conflict, suicide, depression, till poisoning social medias. The good news then, most of complexities come from complicated mind. Especially being complicated by exessive comparison and competition. It steals many life diamonds. From health, happiness untill peace.

As material of contemplation, it’s unfair to compare between the sun and the moon. Both have their own uniqueness. Both appear in their unique time. The same thing happen in human life. There’s no such thing as worse or better human beings. Similar to lotus and frangipani, everyone is unique. Being focus on your unique and authentic self, that’s the beginning of simple and luxurious life. To help fellow peace lovers to meet inner sunrise, now let’s dive together, what is the meaning of spiritual luxury.

The experience of deep souls…

To the deep souls, luxury in spiritual life can be understood as the richness of inner experiences and the profound sense of fulfillment that comes from a deep spiritual connection. It’s the fruit of long meditation and silence. In my personal experience, I come to this stage of attainment after spending 40 years of meditaiotn. And being enriched by countless problems, obstacles and disasters.

In this context, luxury transcends the physical realm and manifests in the quality of one’s spiritual practices and experiences. It is about the abundant peace, joy, and clarity that spiritual pursuits can bring. Engaging in activities such as meditation, prayer, yoga, and mindfulness can create a luxurious inner world where one feels deeply connected to the self, others, and the universe.

Rediscovering the true home…

Spiritual luxury can also be seen in the freedom of being oneself. As simple as fishes enjoying the water, beach enjoying the waves, bees enjoying the flowers. In today’s fast-paced world, having the ability to retreat into silence and solitude can be considered a luxury. This space allows for introspection, self-discovery, and a deeper understanding of life’s mysteries.

Similar to butterflies finding garden of flowers, dolphins rediscovering huge ocean, or eagles meet blue sky, free souls who come to the last discovery find the true home. While suffering souls keep thinking that the true home is either in the past or in the future, free souls perfectly dwelling in the present moment. In the language of meditators: “Treat this moment as a gift, that’s why it’s called the present”. Consequently, time perfectly flow. As flowing as water in the river.

Practical steps to follow…

  1. Since exessive comparison and competition steal health, happiness and peace, learn to keep a healthy distance. Grow from comparison outside to thankfulness inside. From toxic crowd to healthy solitude.
  2. For your information, the true life treasures are hidden in the present. My suggestion, do all the best and embrace the result also with the best.
  3. Do not let complexity outside give birth to complexity inside. On the contrary, use it to enrich simplicity inside. Remember, to live a simple life in complicated world is a luxury.
  4. As experienced by deep and peaceful souls, the way you treat the present moment determine whether you’re happy or sad. For that reason, treat this moment as a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.
  5. Above all, the true home is neither in the past nor the future. It’s in the eternal now. Smile beautiful souls, you’re beautifying mother earth by being yourself as you are.

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Shambala meditation center: bellofpeace.org, belkedamaian.org

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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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