Death as a way of ‘freedom’ for Spirit to Eternity (Hindu Kaharingan Theological Perspective)

Tiwi Etika

Abstract


Discussing about death has always been the most interesting issue of every religion in the world. Human fears death and do not want to die. For some people, death becomes so familiar that fear becomes daring, in some sense, they are ready to lose everything, or at least, no longer expects anything, as heroes did on the battlefield. Brhad-aranyaka Upanisad IV.3.36 has mentioned that: when this body starts to frail, whether it frails through old age or disease, just as a mango or a fig or a fruit of the Peplum tree releases itself from its bond (gets detached from its stalk), even so this person frees himself from these limbs and returns again as he came to the place from which he started back to a new life. Data was collected using desk study and analyzed using Hindu studies. The finding of this research that man as a descendant of Raja Bunu who inhabits this world will someday return to Ranying Hatalla through death. Life is temporary, as an exodus that someday will return to where we came from.  Just as policemen, magistrates, chariot-drivers, leaders of the village gathered round for king’s departure, or as breaths gather round at the end, when a person starts breathing difficultly or when he is about to die, that is when death is a way of ‘freedom‘ to the eternity.


Keywords


Death, Freedom, Spirit, Eternity and Hindu Kaharingan

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25078/ijhsrs.v2i1.510

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