Pali Ritual as a Portrait of Dayaknese Local Wisdom at Borneo Island in Treatment of Nature
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- Pali, Dayaknese, Borneo, Forest, Batang garing.
One of traditional attitude of Dayaknese heritage is how people treat the forest. Dayaknese put a tree or forest as a subject which stands in a linear fashion with a man. Hence, trees do not become objects of exploitation but the tree will be able to place itself as a determinant of which also affects human behaviour in the surrounding area. Excessive treatment of both trees and on his own human will impact on global life. This wisdom certainly provides a new offer of modern society in anticipation the global warming phenomenon. In several forests, conservation activities and efforts of the Dayaknese can be seen in aspects of culture, arts, and religion. One of the rituals firmly held by Dayaknese is Pali ritual which means abstaining to cut down a tree within a year. The better quality of the tree that is cut then the longer fasting slaughtered. In the "fast cut”, Dayak gives a sense of empathy and opportunity to restore and nurture the forest to be used again in the best possible by humans. In addition of cultural Pali there are also lofty thoughts to preserve and respect the forest as an integral part of Dayak people who give each other. In an effort to understand and explore the meaning of social phenomenon, cultural and religious, the author uses inductive reasoning-naturalistic paradigm. In Dayak community tree has not only one reality dimension of life but he also lived on transcendental dimension. Batang Garing symbol of tree and sharp mage details have philosophical meanings that form the basis on how Dayak tribe in treating the forest. Pali ritual is not an impossible one to solve the global warming problem with sensible approaches as the Dayak tribe in Borneo.
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TY - CONF AU - Misrita Misrita AU - Evi Feronika Elbaar AU - Misrita PY - 2019/03 DA - 2019/03 TI - Pali Ritual as a Portrait of Dayaknese Local Wisdom at Borneo Island in Treatment of Nature BT - Proceedings of the 4th ASEAN Conference on Psychology, Counselling, and Humanities (ACPCH 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 60 EP - 62 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/acpch-18.2019.15 DO - 10.2991/acpch-18.2019.15 ID - Misrita2019/03 ER -