Friday, 15 December 2017

The True Noble Soul

A friend from Jakarta asked with amazement after reading the news that there was a certain religious leader whose presence was refused in Bali through a demonstration: "How can such violence happen in a land of tolerance like Bali?". Whether you like it or not, that's the cycle of the times.

To be honest in every place and every religion there are burning souls as well as blooming souls. The dominant feature of burning souls is that they are shaken by the inner resistance. Any resistance that they make outside is just a reflection of the very disturbing rejection that has happened inside.

Friday, 8 December 2017

Song of Peace from Bali

On the night of full moon December 3rd 2017 happened what the psychologist Carl Jung called as synchronicity (meaningful coincidences). News site posted burning news, quoting a US Senator Lindsey Graham who said "A nuclear war against North Korea is close". Especially because North Korea is ready for an intercontinental ballistic missile attack which can reach the US mainland".

At the same time, the UK-based website (home of the daily and sunday express) posted a very calming news story: "The eruption of Mount Agung Bali in 2017 will make the earth cooler for the next five years." The conclusion was made especially after a number of experts examined the volcanic materials sent by Mount Agung into space. In short, the accumulation of dusts and smokes sent by Mount Agung to the space will cover earth from the hot sunshine. 

Friday, 1 December 2017

Transforming Dangers into Flowers

What most people feared finally came true, at the end of November 2017 Mount Agung really erupted. Thousands of refugees again should return to a new and painful chapter of life. No one is praying for a natural disaster. Nevertheless, disasters come again as a guest of life.

Accusing this and calling it as wrong, is certainly easy. But to transform every sadness into the ingredients of growth, that is the beautiful task of beautiful souls. In the midst of sadness, among the clouds of disaster covering the Bali sun, there is a soul who sees a flash of light: "Learn to see like the father sky, act like the mother earth."

Friday, 17 November 2017

The Closest Angel

 More than a half of people on earth hate the devil. In the West there was even a movie titled Ghostbusters. A group of people who keep arresting bad spirits. In short, God is worshiped but the devil is extremely hated. The light is praised, the darkness is blamed. The truth is treated as a friend, the fake is treated as an enemy. That's the history of human beings since very old times.

Friday, 10 November 2017

Land of Smiles

There are times in life, especially in the early stages of family growth, life's performance is measured by economic indicators such as savings. But there are times when economic indicators are not only inadequate, but it can also disturb your soul journey. The growing rates of suicide, divorce and drug victims everywhere, keep telling us that economic indicators only, are far from enough.

Like a married couple. Being able to support yourself, having a house, sending children to school of course needs money. But as we can see here and there, the growth in economic indicators are not always followed by a growing soul. In a number of stories revealed, a growing economy is followed by the collapsing of the soul.

Friday, 3 November 2017

Angel of Smile

On the island of Okinawa, Japan, a karate master with a high-level of martial arts mastery was once intercepted and challenged by a drunken US soldier. With a gentle smile the last karate master stepped away. One of his student who was next to him asked full of anger: "Why don't you just kick the drunken soldier out?" Without looking at the student, the karate teacher replied: "The intention of learning self-defense is not intended to hurt people, but to protect people with our smile".

One day a long-time warrior longs for his village in the remote area of China. However, as soon as he entered the village, he was intercepted by a number of young villagers whose mouths smelled of alcohol. Then in a loud tone the young villagers force the swordsman to pass under their crotch. Without the slightest protest the swordsman crawled under the crotch of these drunken youths.

Friday, 27 October 2017

Beautiful Garden of Soul

"The quality of your relationship with those who are close to you, that is your deepest spiritual practice", a spiritual friend shared one day. Any friends with deep meditation practice know, the quality of our relationship with close people, especially those who cannot be chosen like parents and children, is a very honest reflection of the beauty of the heart inside.

Similar to the reflection that one meets in the clear and clean mirror, the beauty of the close people is the reflection of the beauty of one's soul inside. Sadly, in this day and age there are few people who can see the beauty of themselves in the others. As we can see everywhere, marriage relationships can be a burning relationship, it can also make the soul bloom. It all depends on how smart a person grows there.