When I started my spiritual journey in my 20s, I couldn’t imagine the shock was this great. In Bali the shaking was complete.
From the pecalang (village security guard) to high-ranking Balinese officials, they shouted. The monastery drove us away 4 times, even the temple rejects us through the pecalang’s harsh words.
The worst thing was at the Ashram, from the robbery, someone shot the window of the holy room, until Guruji’s wife fainted because she was about to be beaten by a neighbor.
Thankfully, it can be passed safely. At the same time giving a lesson: “Learning Buddhism without being purified by Shiva’s teachings is prone to being hurt by people.”
“In contrast, learning Shiva without prior learning of Buddha is prone to injuring other people.” Guided by lessons like this, then the spirit in the Ashram guides very brightly.
Osho in his book The secret recounts Shivaji’s 112 orders to his consort. Some are useful, some are useless. Mainly because old teachings are like old medicine.
But the spirit in the Ashram gives medicine that fits perfectly with the current times. The most beautiful thing about Buddhism is the smile. Not just any smile.
But a smile that is guided by the understanding that everything is a dance of perfection. The most beautiful of Shiva’s teachings is his charisma.
So that not just anyone dared to disturb. Sadly, this is secret territory. But one thing that is clear, this is one of the mantras on the path of Shiva: “I am both darkness and light”.
One who is deeply touched by Shiva’s teachings embraces both darkness and Light. In Bali it is expressed by praying both on full moon and on moonless nights.
In our time there is a complete holistic psychology with its research. Which also recommends embracing darkness and light within.
In concise and clear language, Shiva is pure consciousness. Shakti is energy. Once one brings pure awareness to every movement of energy, that is enlightenment.
Going deeper, if one reaches the attainment level of Shiva as pure consciousness, there Shiva and Buddha are no longer two.
Balinese elders call this achievement the birth of Sang Hyang Shiva-Buddha. The surrounding nature usually gives secret signs.
As far as one can see in the Ashram, there is Light in the form of a Dragon, Light splashing from the sky in the form of Tirtha (holy water), and so on. May all beings be happy.
Photo: The gate of the secret temple in the Ashram where the Shiva-Buddha symbols are kept
Shambala meditation center: bellofpeace.org, belkedamaian.org
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