The Ultimate Peace 1Every place has its own spiritual uniqueness. The one in Peru has been narrated in a very fascinating way by James Redfield in The Celestine Prophecy. Tibetans is exquisitely discussed by Sogyal Rinpoche in The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. Japans spiritual heritage was neatly written by Inazo Nitobe in Bushido, The Soul of Japan, and Indias has been elaborated by so many writers such as Osho in India My Love. Balinese spirituality has also been written by many. Hopefully, one day someone will write the beauty of Balis spiritual way by referring to Parama Shanti (the ultimate...
Balinese Art of Peace: A Simple IntroductionJames Redfields notion in The Celestine Prophecy about the non existence of coincidence is indeed a truth, and that kind of cosmic message was also the one guided my childhood in Tajun Village, North Bali, Indonesia. The idea (the non-existence of coincidence) encouraged my quest to reveal meanings within most of lifes details. Whenever a tree comes into vision I contemplate that the tree is not only beautiful because of its green, but because it grows toward the light in gratitude. Gazing at a wide ocean generating comprehension that an ocean is not gentle merely by its blu...
Gazing as the Sky, Working as the Mother EarthMy gratitude for your devotedness that you are finally arrive at the conclusion of this contemplation. It is like the morning sun not everyone glad to see. For those who love its warmth, the morning sun is indeed a blessing. However, for some fellows exhausted by a sleepless night, the gentle ray of the ascending sun is merely an annoyance. It is the same with this book. For those who enjoy a bright life (sincere, amenable, honest, flexible) this book might radiate flashes of brilliant illumination. For those who still adore the darkness of passions and desires, perhaps th...
Shanti, Shanti, ShantiIt is very unlikely that the great physician Albert Einstein ever expected that the development of science and technology would be as vast as how it is now. However, it is the law of nature that there shall never be any improvement without sacrifice. In this respect, the progress of science and technology takes a great cost indeed. Humans capability to utilize science and technology advances greatly followed by an even greater force of destruction. Referring to the outcome of a research in The Social Construction of Technological Systems conducted by some experts in the part...
The Inner SymphonyThere is a social institution that has been nurturing civilization since a long period of time and now at the edge of extinction: family. It is said to be nurturing civilization for it is the shelter in which we born, grow, become old, and eventually expire. Moreover, it is where most of our weaknesses are mended. Together with the falling of the family construction (by divorce, the declining of publics respect, the smaller number of role models in this matter), the atmosphere is getting more and more tense everywhere. Offices are heated up with competi...
In the Silence of the FlowersNoisy and crowded are the mood of inter-humans relationship in 2009 that George W. Bush ended his presidency period with the shoe-throwing incident. In another part of the world, Indonesia was also clamorous and raucous with its election. In this rising of temperature, it will be a beauty if silence might emerge once in a while. Not as the adversary of noise, but simply like how a person sometimes take a deep breath after moments of suffocation. There are two paths available for anyone yearning to walk along the freshness of life. One is intellectuality and the other is devotion. In the first approach, every single thing is an object to be analyzed. Therefore, Western meditators (major travelers on this path) are ordered to realize emptiness as soon as possible by their master. Once a
The Illuminating TranquilityOnce a disciple asked a master about the human souls evolution over the last centuries. The particular master was happened to be silent for a moment and then answered as he fixed his eyes on the disciples, It is from darkness to darkness. From one dissatisfaction to another discontentment, from one conflict to another clash. Observing this way in which life flows, some innocent/nave suburban people questioning the reason of science and technology for bringing such impact in this matter please spare the innocence/naivety… If this is answered by data, numbers and logics, p...
My Religion is LoveParadox. It is the title given to nowadays tendency in life. John Naisbitt is one of the figures greatly contributed to the popularity of the paradox terminology. It is fundamental that, in the mind of people like Naisbitt any tendency that slips out of the common logic will be easily put into the box of paradox. Some people who keep a lot of paradox in their mind are disappointed. Meanwhile, on the contrary, some others were developed by the paradox. In this respect, this writing wishes that most of the readers are going to progress by contemplating the following paradoxes. There is no slightest intention in this writing to turn them into the beginning of another hostility and suspicion. Some paradoxes worth to be studied are those happened in Bali, India, Tibet and Middle East. Bali, as
The Rising Sun of EnlightenmentA fellow friend who is commonly mentioned in Sufism is Nasrudin. For some people, he is a symbol of comical and amusing matters whereas for some others Nasrudin represents a genius life for he frequently procreates amazing wisdoms of life. One day, Nasrudin ran frantically to his master. As soon as he met the sage, without taking trouble to ask for permission Nasrudin hastily implored an aid. Help me master, my house is turned into a living hell. A fussy wife, demanding parents in law, my children and their cousins running noisily here and there Oh I will do whatever you say to ...
Beauty at the Crown of BorobudurBorobudur is an unfolded ancient scripture. Many people have managed to comprehend it, yet, like the other scriptures, its truth becomes probabilistic upon human minds cultivation. Enlightened by this kind of understanding, there is no slightest intention to suggest that there is no other beauty than the substances of this book. Therefore, please permit this writing to serve its probabilistic task. As if beautifully designed by its creators, the three temples Mendut, Pawon and Borobudur are standing in a straight line. Most all kinds of visitors, both tourists as well as...