Compassion

The Brain that touched by Spirituality

Compared to ancient times, our era is very luxurious in terms of the availability of knowledge.  Almost all fields are supported by in-depth research.

In the past, stories of spirituality guarding the soul’s journey were only the monopoly of old holy books.  Now it has entered the realm of brain research (neuro-science).

One of the important figures in this regard is Professor of psychology from Columbia University Dr.  Lissa Miller who spends a lot of time researching the impact of spirituality on the brain.

Her presentation on youtube https://youtu.be/T0GETX5_VJ4 is very bright and clear.  How spirituality can keep the brain from the possibility of mental illness such as depression.

Even better, spirituality can also control one’s life in a very convincing way.  In short, there are 2 types of awareness namely achieving awareness and awakening awareness.

Most people are at achieving awareness (awareness of achieving something).  The focus is looking for something in the future.

It is the root of many mental and spiritual ailments.  Meanwhile, awakening awareness focuses on being happy and peaceful in the present moment.

Obviously, the difference between these two types of consciousness is vast.  The first is prone to illness, the second is not only easy to be healthy, but their family is easy to be happy, the old age will also become beautiful.

In Indonesia, there is a very well-known public figure, namely Titiek Puspa, who clearly confessed in public how she was saved by meditation.

Even recovered from stage 3 cancer. Again because it was touched by meditation.  Now it’s completely up to you which path you want to follow.

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Shambala meditation center: belkedamaian.org, bellofpeace.org

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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