Mantra in the Javanese Tradition as a Manifestation of Approach to God

Endang Tri Irianingsih, Bani Sudardi, Wakit Abdullah Rais

Abstract

The Javanese people have been very much concerned for philosophical values. The vertical relationship with God manifests in their life beings. The practical wisdoms such as prayers or mantra have been the intermediaries to both the human life existence with God. This study aims at revealing the kinds of mantra use in Javanese people’s lives. This research is a qualitative descriptive which choses field method, observation techniques and in-depth interviews as the data collection techniques. The population is Javanese community and the sample includes selected informant applying snowball sampling method. The conclusion of this research is there are at least 12 mantras practiced by R.T. Puspanagara in his testament. Mantra exists amidst the social life of the Javanese society influenced by animistic belief and dynamism, thus it reflects rapal mantra for these mantras have been adjusted to various languages. Mantra is part of the human cycle because it is a manifestation of self-approach to the God. Implications on the results of this study can be used as a material in introducing the study of culture and mantras that integrate the repertoire of local wisdom and social science that has not been much in demand.

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Irianingsih E., Sudardi B. and Rais W. (2017). Mantra in the Javanese Tradition as a Manifestation of Approach to God.In 2nd International Conference on Sociology Education - Volume 1: ICSE, ISBN 978-989-758-316-2, pages 432-440. DOI: 10.5220/0007099704320440


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@conference{icse17,
author={Endang Tri Irianingsih and Bani Sudardi and Wakit Abdullah Rais},
title={Mantra in the Javanese Tradition as a Manifestation of Approach to God},
booktitle={2nd International Conference on Sociology Education - Volume 1: ICSE,},
year={2017},
pages={432-440},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007099704320440},
isbn={978-989-758-316-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - 2nd International Conference on Sociology Education - Volume 1: ICSE,
TI - Mantra in the Javanese Tradition as a Manifestation of Approach to God
SN - 978-989-758-316-2
AU - Irianingsih E.
AU - Sudardi B.
AU - Rais W.
PY - 2017
SP - 432
EP - 440
DO - 10.5220/0007099704320440