The most beautiful religion ever

Without any warning, without any signs, some stranger from outside Bali said some harsh words about Balinese rituals.  It is as if rituals (ceremonies) are always wrong and inferior.

This is the age of social media.  Without reading people’s messages, without understanding who to dialogue with, their stress and depression are spewed out onto other people.

They thought that venting stress onto others could heal their soul.  In fact, that is a step to introduce new poison into the soul.

Before religion becomes a dangerous force, let us reflect on this. The face of religion that humans find is very dependent on the quality of the mind.

If the mind is narrow-minded, religion becomes a dangerous force.  On the other hand, if the mind is broad and flexible, religion becomes a radiant force.

Jalalludin Rumi in Islam is a very beautiful soul.  Nelson Mandela is a wonderful person that invites admiration in the church.

HH The Dalai Lama won the Nobel Peace Prize not because he denigrated other people’s religions. But because he glorifies other people’s religion.

Mahatma Gandhi was once asked: “Can I be a Hindu like you?”  With a smile, this holy soul answered firmly and directly.

“Yes, but by being a devoted Christian.”  In short, they grew up in different religions, but they are all the same.

“Their mind is broad and flexible.” So that religion becomes a source of light, not a source of danger, as early as possible, train your mind to be broad and flexible.

Guruji is very grateful to have been born in Bali.  When studying religion in elementary school, I heard this message.  And this message accompanies me until old age.

“Ekam satvipra bahuda vadanti”.  Truth is one, but holy souls give it many names.  A broad and flexible insight.

Zen people taught another beautiful thing: “When it rains, chickens take shelter under trees, ducks dive into ponds.”

Both took different paths.  And both of them are happy as they are.  The message is, if there are people who take a different path, there is no need to be condescending.

Maybe he took a different path that is also happiness for them.  If you deepen your practice, you will smile beautifully at the following message.

“You’re the silence of peace, you’re the peace of silence”.  There is nothing more beautiful than this. You are a peaceful silence.

As well as complete peace and silence.  Once here, your eyes will become beautiful. Muslim friends look beautiful with their peci.

Javanese people look beautiful with their blangkon.  Christian friends look beautiful accompanied by their singing.  Balinese people are also beautiful in their rituals.

That is the face of the most beautiful religion that has ever existed.  Morihei Ueshiba is one of the figures who have arrived here.

The founder of aikido once bequeathed: “There are many paths leading to the top of Mount Fuji. But there’s only one peak, which is love”.

There are many paths to the top of the mountain of spirituality.  But there is only one peak. It is called unconditional love.

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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.

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