“HAMEMAYU HAYUNING BAWONO” (“To beautify the beauty of the world”)
A Javanese Philosophical Foundation of the Harmony for Interfaith Dialogue
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- Hamemayu Hayuning Bawono; Javanese Philosophy; Interfaith Dialogue; The Unity God and Me; Nature
The aim of this paper is to explore the philosophical cultural tradition of the Javanese people related to their relationship with the world or nature, namely Hamemayu Hayuning Bawono (“to beautify the beauty of the world” or “to harmonize the harmony of the world). In the Javanese culture, beauty is literally identical with harmony. The study is intended to contribute the theme of the role of cultural-religious heritage to interfaith harmony. In the Javanese tradition, the meaning of the world (Bawono) includes both, the nature in which humans live and the order of living together in harmony with neighbors. The cultural-philosophical tradition of Hamemayu Hayuning Bawono thus designates the “whole” concept of the everyday life. By “the whole”, I mean cultural, social, and religious aspects of living out their relationship with the world and the Other. This study utilizes the hermeneutic methodology of Javanese manuscripts as philosophical foundation of the tradition. The ancient manuscripts are taken from Serat Centini as transliterated and translated by Prof. P.J. Zoetmulder SJ in his dissertation that has been translated in Indonesian language as Manunggaling Kawulo Gusti (Unity of God and Me). Interfaith harmony in the context of the Javanese tradition is not only interpreted as an absence of conflict amidst diversity of religions, but also is lived out as peaceful relationship of the human beings and between humans and nature and God, the Creator. To the Javanese philosophy, harmony has deep meaning as respect towards nature on the one hand and also the order of peaceful living together in society as well as unity with God on the other.
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TY - CONF AU - FX. E. Armada Riyanto PY - 2022 DA - 2022/02/17 TI - “HAMEMAYU HAYUNING BAWONO” (“To beautify the beauty of the world”) BT - Proceedings of the International Symposium on Religious Literature and Heritage (ISLAGE 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 353 EP - 362 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220206.047 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.220206.047 ID - Riyanto2022 ER -