TRI HITA KARANA : THREE BALINESE WISDOM CONCEPT
In bali outlook and philosophyon life is called Tri Hita Karana, which literally transletes as the three causes to prosperitys,bringing about harmonius relationships. This unversal concepts ties together the relationship of a person with God (Pahrayangan),their surroundings (Palemahan) and humanity (Pawongan). This Harmonious lifestyle includes mantaining the balance of the spiritual and physical worlds.Its helps take ownerships and responsbility for our : life,relationships,community and environtment.
Tri means three, Hita means prosperity and Karana means the causes.In sanskrit terminology, Tri Hita Karana is the three elements that manifest happiness, or three factors that creature physical and spiritual prosperity it is universal strategyto preserve the balance, compatibilyty and the harmony of life on mother earth. The TriHita Karana concepts consists of three major wiisdom : Pahrayangan or the wisdom of the harmony of life between humans with God, palemahan or the wisdom of the harmony of life between with each other. Pawongan or the wisdom of life between human and nature. It is beleived that the harmony among these three aspects can generate a maximum benefit to the spiritual, mental and physical well being humans.
Some poeple interpret pahrayangan as the way to build a good relationship with God, other believe that God will be angry if we forget about him, but actually the concept of Pahrayangan does not label God like human who can get angry if his creatures do something wrong,but it is beyond that, as Pahrayangan concepttries to create the awareness that each individual in this planet has to belive that they are part of God and God inside them,in a hope that poeple will be able to control their minds and emotion towards their spiritual living on earth. The balinese hindu has a unique way to applly the Pahrayangan wisdom. In that always have to remember the fact that humans are part of the Mother universe. The symbolize each power of God in certain from known as the Pura (Temple). the statues an other creations placed in pura become of the media to focus on certain wisdom of the Universe. the balinese believe that three is on God but that God has limitless wisdom.
The palemahan wisdom represents a harmonic relationship between the human,the natural sphere and how should we do that? Humans should follow the wisdom of Palemahan is Trinity, to having a thought that we are part of mother nature,to remember that we live on this planet, that webreath, we got income etc. you can name all the good things we enjoy,which until now have been supported unncoditionally by the earth and the last thing is to remember that is we contuinually take everysingle part of naturewithout giving back,it will be drained and will affect to our life in the future.
The last wisdom is to create a harmonious relationship among human beings, as the essence of human is as society creatures. as an individual, we will not be able to live a real life without others. Pawongan wisdom directs poeples to start beleiving that they all are one., if we hurt someone, it means that we are hurting ourself. Moreover, pawongan is reflecting the exixtnces of the apprecation of humanity, mutual value, respect and off course human rights. By appllying the steadfast philosophy of Tri Hita karana a creative and dynamic realization will made the harmonius human being whose devotion to God, love for the environment and harmony as peace with each other realized. OM SHANTI