before the fall of the Nyepi holiday, the year of Saka 1931, has a lot
of articles, which discuss the Nyepi holiday, circulating in the themed
sites kehinduan. Nyepi as a cultural product imbued with Hindu, has led to philosophical values in it. These
values are not only related to Bhuwana Great (universe) or the
environment, but also deals with Bhuwana Alit (ourselves).
celebration of Nyepi, the values had been packaged in such a way that
the implementation is not only the means but also a ceremony which
involved the implementation of some Brata which we are familiar with
Chess Brata. Which is more important, ceremony or appreciation of its meaning? Faced with a question like this would jawabanny is both. Ceremony to show their existence while living the religious significance shows maturity. However, the extent to which we are examining the relationship between the two? Interesting
to discuss use of the sacrifices that are used when a series of holiday
Nyepi ceremony is associated with our doctrine?
routine activities Jumatan KMHD UI, March 13, 2009, the use of animals
or animals in tawur pecaruan or as a series of Nyepi, the topic of
spite of this has been arranged in lontar relating to pelaksaaan caru,
young people need to be discussed from the standpoint of ethics in
modern times. The questions from the outside people also leads us to understand the meaning of a ceremony and all provisions therein.
we know, will include the practice of Hinduism Ahimsa (not kill), but
in Hindu ceremonies in Indonesia, especially caru we even find the
practice of "killing". If we look at first glance, this is a contradiction, where in tatwa we do not kill, while in practice we just do it.
Before we discuss the contradiction, let us recall a piece of the story from the Mahabharata Svargarohana Parwa. Told that the Pandavas, Draupadi, and a dog involved in a sacred journey to find paradise. Long story short, that the individual is left at the end of the trip was a Yudhishthira and his dog. A dog? Although the dog is the embodiment of Dharma Sang Hyang, why the figures of animals raised? This is an example showing that the animal or animals is considered equivalent in Hindu teachings. Hindu view of the creator in all his creations.
use of animals in the holy sacrifice is believed to improve the quality
of the animal atma so hopefully next dikelahiran he get the means (the
body) the better. So why not human beings are sacrificed? This question has been presented in the magazine Issue No skid. 103 / Year IX November 2008. Killing
in the context of the aims as panyupatan (nyomya), giving way kalepasan
used as sacrificial animals in this holy aims to end animal spirits
will return to earth reincarnated into a human birth in accordance with
the application Sulinggih (Lontar Said Sang Hyang Tapeni). Logically, if the man must undergo such a process while the appeal is also a human being.
In Manawa Dharmasastra V. 39
"Swayambhu has created animals for the purpose of sacrifice rituals,
ceremonies have been arranged for the good of the whole earth. In the Rg Veda and Vedic Atharwa also described the use of these animals. To
choose to kill or not kill the ceremony on the grounds that the himsa,
are two different paths that have the same goal, PEACE.
Ends with the purpose of this peace, we re-implementation of Brata in seclusion. Nyepi contribute to the world in the form of "Silence". When a person ponder, many things that can interfere with our concentration in reflecting on our actions. For this reason, chess Brata provide the basics to help us control implementation for introspection. Although every day we actually got to be introspective about ourselves, but Nyepi is the "special". Supported
by the atmosphere after the ceremony and the basics of self-control in
chess Brata, hopefully someone is really starting to realize where his
spiritual level positions. By
knowing the position description spiritual level, we will have a
reference to choose the way of what we are to live in accordance with
Hindu beliefs so they can "grade" in the spiritual