Life

“So, you want to experience death?”

I remember my guru told me that when awareness is released from its physical host, a strange sensation usually occurred in one or more of the sensing organs. Probably, in this dive, because I closed my eyes, I sensed the burning all over my skin.

Life

Will A Scar (Ever) Hide the Wound Beneath?

It’s certainly easy to talk about the scar when you do not have one snapped on your face. But one has to decide whether to curse the grief or take it as a stepping stone to move forward.

Life

Being senseless

Thank you old blind man. You may be less perfect than me, but you have shown me how not attaching to one of your senses are actually possible to continue life.

Life

Happiness is only real when shared

Happiness is only real when shared.

Life

The Guru

My guru is nobody or nothing. My guru is everybody and everything. I am my guru and my disciple.

Life

The Day Voltaire(s) Meet in Luang Prabang

“Friendship is the marriage of souls, and this marriage is subject to divorce.” Today, I finally purchased my return ticket to Indonesia. After spending some time with my new monk friends in their Wat Mai monastery, the question why I picked Luang Prabang and purchased a one-way ticket for this …

Life

Detachment and Non-attachment

Two weeks ago, right before I started the trip to Luang Prabang, I finally completed my non-attachment class with a note from my teacher saying, “you have a lot of homework to catch up!” Oh well, just like other graduations, diploma or certifications, it introduced me to more responsibilities. One …

Life

Kurikulum Kehidupan

Entah kenapa, sejak lulus SMA, ada saja sosok-sosok baru yang muncul di hampir setiap hari ulang tahun saya. Walau singkat, beberapa bahkan tidak sempat saya kenal namanya, mereka punya satu kesamaan: memaksa saya ‘kembali mempertanyakan diri sendiri.’ Hari ini, siapa sangka saya akan bertemu Bapak Ir. R.E.J. Soesiarto, 71 tahun, …