Ratu Bagus – Guru of the Art of Shaking
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Why do we need Gurus – self appointed men and women who act as agents for God? Why do we allow organized religion to brow beat us with the threat of hell and damnation if we don’t follow the precepts laid down through the ages? Why rituals? Why ceremonies? Why have faith in a Power that never shows its face, one that is intangible instead of a living, breathing entity that we can touch and converse with? Why believe in God when the earth bleeds with racism, fundamentalism of all forms and extreme cruelty fueled by greed and an insatiable hunger for power? Why live on earth if it’s so wretched? Let us all commit mass suicide like lemmings do every year by simply running off a cliff and plunging to our death.
This does not happen because many of us have Faith. Faith in God. Faith in karma. Faith in one another.
And above all the power to love, forgive and rise up phoenix like from impossible situations.
Where does all this Faith come from?