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A cup of company

This trip actually decided on the last minute, exactly last Saturday. At the beginning I didn’t plan for any trip cause the ticket fare is so expensive; but when I took a shower, then slightly thought about mountain, rice field, and bird’s song filled my head. Then I click pegipegi.com and booked return ticket.

Here finally I have dinner with a cup of hot tea as my company.

Talk about trip, these last view months I shifted my scenario from using taxi into train (MRT, skytrain, etc). Then I experienced so much improvement in Indonesian transportation; it all more comfortable now and easier to access.

This evening I was walking from home for 5 minutes to take MRT, and destined to BNI train station (took around 5-10 minutes including waiting time). Then I walked to the “airport train station” for 5 minutes to buy a ticket and heading to the peron. I took the train which scheduled at 17.51. The train was very on time.

After 46 minutes, I arrived at airport. Then I took skytrain to terminal 2 (after waiting for 3 minutes). Overall I took 1 hour 50 minutes to arrived at my flight gate. About the cost, from home to the airport total cost only 73K IDR.

Talk about the airport train station. It is just like a mall, so much cafe and other shops. And the nuanse is so modern and comfy.

I like it.

For the next, even a bit sweaty… I think I’ll choose train to go to the airport 👌



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This morning I woke up and feel a bit uncomfortable, then I opened YouTube channel and a video appeared entitled “this mantra removed my physical and mental pain”, then I clicked and listened and sang.

That was my favorite mantra, in fact.

Actually, 13 years ago Bli Wayan Wira told me about this mantra and he shared his experiences when he had hardship then he chanted the mantra; and he felt better. Since then I was following him for chanting this mantra whenever I met hardship; till these past few years I forgot to chanted this 😣

When I chanted the mantra this morning, unconsciously my body getting better and felt light and I felt joy and my whole day today so far is OK. Also, when I prayed this morning, I just realized that my pray was really nice and wise and better than before.


My family taught me about Buddha and allowing me to pray both in Hindu temple and Buddhist temple. Bli Mangku Danu also really open about this, he is the one who encourage me to understand more about Buddha. So, I could understand both Hindu and Buddha (including the mantras).

There are some of my favorite Buddha mantras, and this is one of them:

This mantra will be better if we sing it too; instead of only listening 😊


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On this holy day – Vaisak, I found this video and it is reminds me of my best friend Bhagi. He passed away couple years ago, but what he was telling me always stay in my mind clearly.

He stayed in Gurukul since he was 18 years old and he enjoyed the every moment in there. He told me that Gurukul is a great place for learning, but I couldn’t imagine it at the moment. He also told me about the learning methods and why they use those methods. In Gurukul, children will learn so many things, not only about religion but also science etc. Then he told me: not all children in Gurukul gonna be priests; but they would be assessed by teacher to find their purpose in life; so they could follow the right path.

He was a person that I knew as a person who totally understand and applied diversity & inclusiveness concept in real life.

He is the one who asked me to follow my path as Balinese Hindu and must fulfill all rules those applied by our ancestors. He also shared one lesson that inspire me alot: Putu, when you can understand Bhagavad Gita then you will understand any other knowledge.

In fact:

when I read Bhagavad Gita, I found peace in my heart, then I can see things from better perspective. That made me easier to understand many things.

Bhagi was a priest, a very young priest. He died after preaching. I thought that was his dream, serving others till his last breath.

Then, when I watched this video, I could understand his way of thinking in a better perspective:


Many days ago, I also found a video about boys in Gurukul (an interview for 4 boys). They were 6-7 years old and they answered all questions in a very smart-confident-pure-happy ways.

I watched the video for many times and I made a dream for my future children… I wish they could study in Gurukul, or we (bli mangku and I) could build an ashram like Gurukul.

Harenam Harenam Harenam 🙏🙏😇


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Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam

Hari Minggu, tatkala banyak orang menghabiskan waktunya berlari pagi saat car-free-day, kali ini aku memilih untuk bangun pagi dan bergegas menuju Pura Aditya Jaya – Rawamangun. Aku sangat bersemangat karena aku akan mendengarkan ilmu pengetahuan yang aku yakini pasti bermakna utk kehidupan. Ya, betul sekali.

Pada hari Minggu – 13 Agustus lalu, di Pura Aditya Jaya diselenggarakan dharma wacana dengan speaker adalah Prabu Darmayasa. Umat sangat antusias terlihat.. terbukti dari penuhnya area dharma wacana dan banyak yang berdiri karena kekurangan kursi.

Dalam dharma wacana dan diskusi yang berlangsung selama 2 jam, ada banyak sekali yang dibahas; namun aku summary menjadi 11 key point s.b:

  1. Inti dari dharma wacana tersebut membahas konsep Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. Vaudha = ibu pertiwi, bumi, dunia; Iva = sesungguhnya; Kutumbakam = keluarga besar
  2. Setiap insan harus bisa harmoni di dalam diri, untuk selanjutnya secara otomatis akan harmoni dengan entitas di luar dirinya
  3. Dengan demikian, setiap insan harus membangun kesadaran. Salah satu caranya adalah dengan mengucapkan “OM” sebelum tidur dan pada saat bangun tidur (jangan selalu memburu handphone saat bangun tidur.. 🙂 )
  4. Selain itu, membangun kesadaran juga dilakukan saat makan; istilahnya = me-yadnya pada sang diri. Caranya = saat menyuap makanan lakukan dengan tanpa suara dan ucapkan doa “Om Swaha” setelah menelan makanan (untuk 5 suapan pertama)
  5. Untuk meraih cita-cita yang besar, baik cita-cita duniawi maupun rohani, maka kita harus mantap dari hal-hal yang kecil, seperti aturan makan dan tidur pada point (3) dan (4) di atas
  6. Setiap hari, rajinlah melakukan japa Gayatri Mantram karena itu adalah Maha Mantra. Dengan melakukan japa Gayatri dengan benar maka secara bertahap karma buruk kita akan terkikis (sebagaimana disebutkan dalam kitab suci)
  7. Kebaikan itu tidak perlu ditunda. Jadi, apabila ingin melakukan tindakan mulia maka lakukan sesegera mungkin. Jangan menunda!!
  8. Dalam Maha Upanisad ada disebutkan “Ayam Bandhur – Ayam Neti” yang berarti “ini saya… itu dia…”. Orang yang berpikiran “hitung-hitungan” seperti itu (ini keluarga saya dan itu bukan keluarga saya) maka dia adalah orang yang berpikiran sempit. Jadi, untuk harmoni maka semua harus guyub
  9. Setiap insan harus bertutur kata dan berkomunikasi yang santun agar tercipta harmoni; dimulai dari scope terdekat di keluarga atau persahabatan
  10. Sebagai umat Hindu, harus saling menjaga dan bersatu untuk menjaga keharmonisan; baik keharmonisan internal maupun di ranah Negara
  11. Sebagai manusia ciptaan Tuhan, marilah kita berusaha melakukan yang terbaik dan biarlah Dharma yang menuntun kita

Demikian pemahaman yang saya dapatkan. So…. so… great; powerful reminder 🙂



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life of an indigo

again, I read an article about indigo… and always end-up with: okay, I will live with this situation.

the article is written at 2010 and very interesting, and I found the point from this is “Self understanding can be enough to save an indigo’s life”.

here are recap of indigo’s traits, at least 15 traits e.g:

  1. feeling like an alien
  2. anger
  3. high self esteem
  4. resistence of authority, structure, and hierarchy
  5. seeing through lies
  6. breaking down structure
  7. radical authenticity
  8. love
  9. depression is common
  10. a sense of mission
  11. power, creativity, and energy
  12. intuition
  13. loners
  14. sensitivity
  15. strong connection with plan and animals; etc

the source is: http://www.sophiagubb.com/how-to-tell-if-you-are-indigo/

living this world is such a challenge and seeing this world like this made me confuse most of the time; till everyone said: you are over thinking!

ya, I am overthink most of the thing, especially those catch my eyes. this way of life somehow “not really good” cause “not common” for most of people; so, no wonder they call me weirdo sometimes 🙂

but again, every body has their own life and purpose of living this world; the point is let’s enjoy this life with our own ways.




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By Toni Bowers | February 25, 2013, 4:43 AM PST

This blog was originally posted in October, 2011.

According to a recent Civility in America 2011 survey, two out of three employees report that their performance has declined due to workplace incivility.  They also cite a “critical need” for civility training.

Most employees think that a breach of trust must be severe or even scandalous to take a toll on their relationships with co-workers.  To those people, Dennis and Michelle Reina, leading experts on promoting workplace trust say, “Think again.” Dennis and Michelle are co-founders of the Reina Trust Building Institute, a Stowe, Vermont-based consultancy, and co-authors of the award-winning business books Rebuilding Trust in the Workplace and Trust and Betrayal in the Workplace (Berrett-Koehler). They maintain that little breaches of trust over time are a big deal.  Like death by a thousand paper cuts, they kill productivity, performance, and morale.

The Reinas spell out seven reasons your co-workers might not trust you and show how to avoid the most common mistakes. The highlights are:

1. You withhold trust in others
Trust is a two-way street.  If you want people to trust you, you need to trust them.  For starters, avoid micromanaging.  Instead, give your co-workers the latitude to put their full talents to work.

2. You fail to acknowledge effort
When a co-worker goes above and beyond for you, how do you respond? Do you take a moment to personally recognize his effort? Or do you just say “Thanks” in a perfunctory email and move on to the next task?

3. You miss deadlines
Life happens and you miss a deadline here and there.  No big deal, right? Wrong.  Every time you don’t deliver, you betray trust because your co-workers were depending on you.

4. You arrive late for meetings
When you consistently arrive late, your co-workers feel that you’re wasting their time.  They also feel that you’d only be willing to do that if you think your time matters more than theirs.

5. You don’t admit your mistakes
By admitting your own mistakes, you not only acknowledge your humanity but also allow your co-workers to acknowledge theirs.  As a result, communication opens up, mutual trust is built, and people feel free to take smart, creative risks.

6. You spin the truth
Do your co-workers know that they count on you to tell the truth or do they just assume you’ll tweak it? Tell it like it is.  Spin never passes the sniff test anyway; people see it for what it is and, sooner or later, lose trust.

7. You behave badly
Be aware of your behavior.  Instead of berating a co-worker for missing a deadline, for instance, calmly ask how and why things got off track.  Understand what that person needs from you in the future.

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These minor changes in your daily routine will make a major difference in your life and career.

Happiness is the only true measure of personal success. Making other people happy is the highest expression of success, but it’s almost impossible to make others happy if you’re not happy yourself.

With that in mind, here are nine small changes that you can make to your daily routine that, if you’re like most people, will immediately increase the amount of happiness in your life:

1. Start each day with expectation.

If there’s any big truth about life, it’s that it usually lives up to (or down to) your expectations. Therefore, when you rise from bed, make your first thought: “something wonderful is going to happen today.” Guess what? You’re probably right.

2. Take time to plan and prioritize.

The most common source of stress is the perception that you’ve got too much work to do.  Rather than obsess about it, pick one thing that, if you get it done today, will move you closer to your highest goal and purpose in life. Then do that first.

3. Give a gift to everyone you meet.

I’m not talking about a formal, wrapped-up present. Your gift can be your smile, a word of thanks or encouragement, a gesture of politeness, even a friendly nod. And never pass beggars without leaving them something. Peace of mind is worth the spare change.

4. Deflect partisan conversations.

Arguments about politics and religion never have a “right” answer but they definitely get people all riled up over things they can’t control. When such topics surface, bow out by saying something like: “Thinking about that stuff makes my head hurt.”

5. Assume people have good intentions.

Since you can’t read minds, you don’t really know the “why” behind the “what” that people do. Imputing evil motives to other people’s weird behaviors adds extra misery to life, while assuming good intentions leaves you open to reconciliation.

6. Eat high quality food slowly.

Sometimes we can’t avoid scarfing something quick to keep us up and running. Even so, at least once a day try to eat something really delicious, like a small chunk of fine cheese or an imported chocolate. Focus on it; taste it; savor it.

7. Let go of your results.

The big enemy of happiness is worry, which comes from focusing on events that are outside your control. Once you’ve taken action, there’s usually nothing more you can do. Focus on the job at hand rather than some weird fantasy of what might happen.

8. Turn off “background” TV.

Many households leave their TVs on as “background noise” while they’re doing other things. The entire point of broadcast TV is to make you dissatisfied with your life so that you’ll buy more stuff. Why subliminally program yourself to be a mindless consumer?

9. End each day with gratitude.

Just before you go to bed, write down at least one wonderful thing that happened. It might be something as small as a making a child laugh or something as huge as a million dollar deal. Whatever it is, be grateful for that day because it will never come again.

Source: Linkedin

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