Kejawen, a Javanese traditional spiritual teaching
The ancient people of Java since 3000 years BC had known the wet-rice cultivation. This system of agriculture requires a smooth cooperation between villagers, is still being practiced to this day. The villagers must have a very high consciousness to organize such a complicated arrangement to be a smooth cooperation, benefited all parties involved. Besides the wet-rice cultivation, they have known also among other fishery, astronomy, cloth weaving, batik, gamelan & wayang. Before the arrival of Hinduism and any other world religions, the Javanese had already a culture & belief(s) of their own.
In some Javanese traditional ceremonies, ancient rituals remain in place to this day. It is a proof that Javanese people are smart in preserving their precious identity. Besides the existence of widely recognized religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam & Christianity, a local belief popularly known as Kejawen or Kebatinan does continue to exist.
Kejawen from the word Jawa (Java) : Javanism, is a Javanese spiritual knowledge in search of good & correct way of life, so the persons practicing the teaching correctly & wholeheartedly should find the spiritual way to true life (urip sejati => urip = life, sejati = true) achieving the harmonious relation between servant & God, JUMBUHING KAWULO GUSTI (jumbuh = a good, harmonious relation, kawulo = servant, gusti = Lord, God).
A Javanese concept prevails to this day is Mamayu Hayuning Bawono - to preserve the beauty of the world in a broader sense means to preserve the universe for the welfare of its inhabitants.
Since their tender ages, the Javanese have been educated by their parents, families, society, teachers etc, the lessons of belief in God, moral behavior & etiquettes etc.
Exposing the Universe
The secret of Dewaruci
The Road to Perfect Life
Mamayu Hayuning Bawono
Methods of Learning Kejawen
The Experience of :
"The Power of Mataram"
"Tayuh and Samadi"
R.M. Anom Binaji
"The World of Spirits"
"Seeking a True Knowledge"
Prof. DR. Sukintoko
"From Olah Rogo (physical exercises)
to Olah Roso (true feeling exercises)"
Prof. Drs. R. Imam Sudjagad Saleh
"Kejawen a proper way, to improve quality of life"
"To help others is a duty"
I help by giving light to the needy
Ibu Soekirno Hadipoetranto
"The peace of mind, a second nature"
Ibu Sudarni Saimin
It's up to the wish of God
(Suryo S. Negoro)