Memayu hayuning bawana in Serat Cemporet as Javanese Natural Unity Principle
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- Memayu hayuning bawana; Serat cemporet; Javanese Unity; Life Principle
Javanese humans have the concept of spiritualism to perpetuate a life related to self, nature, and God, summarized in Memayu hayuning bawana. This concept existed to reserve Javanese life to be peaceful. Javanese knows that man, God, and nature have a unity that can affect the balance of life. It comes from a piece of personal knowledge: Memayu hayuning; memayu hayuning kulawarga; memayu hayuning sesama; memayu hayuning bawana” (doing good for ourselves, family, fellow human beings, living things and all nature’), with bawana in the meaning of” inner “or “buwana” which can be interpreted as “universe “, the perception between the two words can also become related to the meaning of the whole concept of Memayu hayuning bawana. This concept is the basis for the Javanese attitude in protecting their nature, illustrated in Serat Cemporet written by R. Ng. Ranggawarsita, in 1799, tells the story of its characters: Raden Jaka Panuhun, Raden Jaka Sandanggarba, and Raden Jaka Tunggulmetung when managing nature to make life prosperous for themselves and their people. This story illustrates the Javanese people’s efforts to take advantage of their nature and maintain a prosperous life by not letting go of the spirituality aspect of living life.
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TY - CONF AU - Meilisa Arismaya Wanti AU - Turita Indah Setyani PY - 2021 DA - 2021/11/21 TI - Memayu hayuning bawana in Serat Cemporet as Javanese Natural Unity Principle BT - Proceedings of the International University Symposium on Humanities and Arts 2020 (INUSHARTS 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 178 EP - 183 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211110.026 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211110.026 ID - Wanti2021 ER -