Compassion

Rediscovering the home of light…

Suicide, drugs, conflict, violence, war and other social diseases are true signs that many people grow from darkness to darkness. It’s not only dark in this life, it’s even darker in the following life. To help fellow light seekers to grow and glow, now let’s contemplate together the idea about the home of light.

Home of light in literature & spirituality…

“Home of Light” is a term that can evoke various interpretations depending on context. Generally, it symbolizes a place or state imbued with warmth, safety, enlightenment, and positivity. This concept transcends cultures and disciplines, often finding a presence in literature, spirituality, and modern architecture.

In literature and spirituality, the “Home of Light” often represents a metaphysical realm of peace and understanding. It is depicted as a sanctuary where individuals experience clarity, wisdom, and inner peace. This notion is prominent in various religious and philosophical traditions. For instance, in Christianity, Heaven is frequently referred to as a place of eternal light, free from darkness and suffering. Similarly, in Buddhism, enlightenment (Nirvana) is symbolized by light, representing the end of ignorance and the attainment of ultimate truth.

In order to attain such home of light, spiritual practice like meditation, yoga, prayer, etc. will help much in this case. Yoga means to yoke or to join. In the context of light, to join negative-positive inside. Meditation is even more practical. By keep witnessing, there’s synthesis of negative-positive inside which give birth to the inner light. As you turn on the inner light, life will be full of light. You can open the gate of healing, happiness and peace naturally.

Home of light in architecture & interior design…

In a more literal and contemporary sense, the “Home of Light” can refer to the physical environment of a dwelling. Modern architecture and interior design increasingly emphasize the use of natural light to create spaces that are not only energy-efficient but also enhance the well-being of occupants. Large windows, skylights, and open floor plans are common features designed to maximize sunlight exposure, creating bright and inviting living spaces. Studies have shown that natural light positively impacts mood, productivity, and overall health, making the incorporation of light an essential aspect of home design.

Moreover, the “Home of Light” can be a metaphor for environments that foster intellectual and emotional growth. Educational institutions, libraries, and creative spaces that encourage learning, creativity, and personal development can also be seen as homes of light. These places provide the resources and inspiration necessary for individuals to illuminate their minds and broaden their horizons.

Body, mind, spirit as home of light…

Look at suffering souls who experience a lot of darkness in life, all of them focus on something which is lacking. Complaining, comparing, competing are their daily menu of life. Consequently, body, mind and spirit become garbage can which keep invite the coming of problems and disasters. On the contrary, blooming souls focus on the things to be grateful. There’s always something to be grateful. At least you get lesson from failure, you know what not to eat after exeperiencing illness.

In other words, if you want body, mind, spirit to become the home of light, leave behind the old habit to focus on what is lacking in life. Learn to be thankful to whatever and whoever you have in life. At the same time always remember, everything is organic in this realms. Similar to mud which is in the process of being lotus, failure and illness are also in the process of being lotus of happiness and peace. The question is not what is your fault, but how to transform fault into nutrition of mental and spiritual growth.

No matter how simple life is, learn to be grateful. Remember, gratitude erase many negativities, double or even triple countless positivities. That’s the strongest foundation of building body, mind, spirit as the home of light. As darkness can not disturb light, as soon as your body become the home of light, conflict, violence, problems, disasters can not disturb your soul journey.

How the light guides me…

Since like attract like, light attract light, as soon as you’re full of light inside, you’ll see countless light outside. In my spiritual journey, at the beginning light appear in the sky. Sometimes in the form of moving stars, fast moving light, in Bali it appears in the form of sprinkeling holy water. As time grows, the light is getting closer and closer, till one day it circles around my body. Thanks a lot to my meditation practice, and also the blessing of countless Gurus in three times, one day the light is no longer outside. In this stage, my secret teacher whispered: “Keep the secret even to yourself!’.

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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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