Bali’s Harmony for Earth Harmony *)

It is impossible for Bali to be admired by the world if there is no light in Bali. A few months ago, Club Med based in France even called Bali the happiest island in the world.

The question then, what makes Bali so bright in the eyes of the world. There are a number of unique things in Bali, which make this island full of sheen of light.

First, ceremonies for thousands of years that represent the collective mind of Balinese people do not throw away the negative. The ritual of buta yadnya provides food for the underworld.

This is a message to the earth leaders, leadership doesn’t always mean throwing away negativity. To contemplate together, throwing away the negative is the same as throwing away the Light.

Second, in a place where a masculine hill is beautifully embraced by a feminine sea (lake), there Balinese elders build a source of Light (holy place).

This is a beautiful guidance for earth leaders, if you want to bring light to earth, please do not be too energetic to throw away the negative. Learn to combine negative-positive.

The enemy is not always negative. People who disagree are not always negative. They are here to provide broader and wider insight in making decisions.

Third, only in Bali the new year is celebrated with Nyepi. The message here is no matter how sophisticated the research conclusions, words always invite a counter energy.

Once it is concluded that it is true, some will call it wrong. Once called holy, some will call it dirty. And it is the source of many conflicts on earth.

Only in the depths of silence (nyepi), those words stop watering the seeds of conflict on earth. The earth leader then can tap his heart through the following message.

Being a leader is not the same as being a speaker. Not everything has to be discussed. Being a leader sometimes means being full of smiles accompanied by a tranquil silence.

While remembering, it is only in the depths of silence that words stop giving birth to violence. Silence also allows leaders to reduce the growing seeds of violence.

Above all, the original religion of the Balinese is the Tirtha religion. And it is no coincidence (a great synchronicity says Carl Jung) that in our time, many psychologists have come to the conclusion.

The most important intelligence in this era is flow intelligence . The source of light for the earth’s leader, leading does not always mean going against the cycle of time.

To lead sometimes means to flow perfectly with the time. And nature lasts longer than humans because it flows perfectly with the time.

Practically, once you decide about the war in Ukraine, or ballistic weapons in North Korea, never ask “which country is at fault?”. It waters the seeds of violence.

Better to ask “what are the things in common between us?”. Our religion may be different, our nation is also different. But there is one thing that we humans have in common.

We both want to grow in harmony on earth. With this beautiful light, hopefully after returning from Bali, the leaders of the earth will hold hands to make the earth harmonious.

*) If blessed, this is a snippet of Guruji’s message for the earth leaders who will have a meeting in Bali.

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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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