Compassion

The most beautiful beauty…

“Which part of Bali that you love most?”, that was my question to an Austrian lady who visited my Ashram yesterday. Surprisingly, she said: “It’s the kindness of the people”. It implisitly means, there are deeper beauty which is hidden in Bali. Deep below the beautiful beach, lake, mountain, temples, arts, traditions, there’s the beauty of the heart. While the outer beauty catch the eyes, the deeper inner beauty touch the heart. It enters not only the memory, but also the deeper layers of the soul. Especially in the age when the charisma of words keep declining, the deeper inner beauty will easily touch the heart of people.

For that reason, the earlier you develop inner beauty the better. The good news, you have all the materials to make yourself beautiful deep in the heart. In the language of meditation, focus on being presence to the present. Do not let the past hamper you, do not let the future bring the darkness of fear, simply being in one with the breath. Feel this moment completely. Without rejecting the bad, without attaching to the good. Be the good friend of wholeness. In deep spirituality, it’s called godliness. Your body will remain a human body, but deep inside you’re god. It’s hard to explain the beauty of full moon to the blind, it’s also hard to explain this godliness to the common people. But your aura will be different, your presence bring fragrance. As flies will run away from flowers, those who have bad intention will naturally stay away from you. To facilitate fellow seekers to understand deeper, now let’s contemplate together.

Beyond the superficial…

Beauty is a concept that transcends mere physical appearance, embodying qualities that captivate the senses, stir emotions, and inspire admiration. The most beautiful beauty is often a harmonious blend of inner and outer attributes, reflecting a profound depth that goes beyond the superficial.

Physical beauty is frequently the first aspect that catches the eye. It can be found in the symmetry of a face, the grace of movement, or the vibrant hues of nature. The soft glow of a sunrise, the intricate patterns of a butterfly’s wings, or the serene expanse of a clear night sky—these are moments when the world reveals its stunning aesthetics. Yet, physical beauty, while enchanting, is fleeting and subjective, varying across cultures and personal tastes.

Beauty that shines through action…

Inner beauty, on the other hand, possesses a timeless allure. It is the radiance of a kind heart, the strength of character, and the warmth of a compassionate soul. This form of beauty shines through actions and words, creating lasting impressions and deep connections. A person who embodies empathy, integrity, and humility often exudes a magnetism that draws others in, leaving a mark that outlasts physical appearances.

The most beautiful beauty is a synthesis of these elements, creating a complete and balanced allure. It is found in the laughter of a child, the wisdom of an elder, and the courage of those who face adversity with grace. It is in the artistry of a well-crafted poem, the harmony of a symphony, and the silent eloquence of a kind gesture. Such beauty inspires, uplifts, and reminds us of the profound and multifaceted nature of the human experience.

Not seen but felt…

In short, the most beautiful beauty is not just seen, but felt. It is an experience that transcends the ordinary, leaving an indelible impression on the heart and soul. It reminds us that true beauty lies in the harmony of appearance, character, and spirit. Back to the explanation in the beginning, this kind of beauty can be accessed through meditation. The step is simple, being totally presence to the present. Do not let the past and the future steal your deep friendship with the present. Remember to smile. It’s simple yet deep.

Photo courtesy: Fb account of Voire Nature
Shambala meditation center: bellofpeace.org, belkedamaian.org

bali #love #peace #meditation #healing #healingjourney #harmoni

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

Leave a Comment