Hinduism Humanity at Ratu Bagus Ashram In The Muncan Village, Selat District, Karangasem Regency

I Ketut Wisarja

Abstract


The relationship among the religions in Indonesia is very sensitive; it must be a serious effort to transform this relationship into something that dynamic. The implementation of the humanist religion in a practical is very important discourse in Indonesia. There are many religious groups in Indonesia, and each group has its own characteristics and a vital role to maintain a harmonious of society in Indonesia. One of the religious group of Ratu Bagus Ashram in Muncan village, Karangasem Bali, which is trying to dedicate the practice of religion and human services simultaneously. The research questions are: (1) Why was Ratu Bagus Ashram founded in the Muncan village, Selat district, Karangasem regency?; (2) How is the implementation of Hinduism humanity at Ratu Bagus Ashram community in the Muncan village, Selat district, Karangasem regency?; (3) What are the implications of Hinduism humanity at Ratu Bagus Ashram community in the Muncan village, Selat district, Karangasem regency?

This research is intended to: (1) To describe the reason of the foundation of Ratu Bagus Ashram in the Muncan village, Selat district, Karangasem regency; (2) To reveal the humanity implementation of Hinduism in community of Ratu Bagus Ashram in the Muncan village, Selat district, Karangasem regency; (3) To understand the implications of Hinduism humanity at Ratu Bagus Ashram community in the Muncan village, Selat district, Karangasem regency. Some methods that used in this research to obtain a valid data are as follows: (1) observation; (2) interviews; (3) literature study; and (4) document study. The three main issues analyzed using several theories, namely: Social Exchange Theory, Critical Theory, and Hermeneutics Theory.

The results of this research are: (1) The reason of the foundation of Ratu Bagus Ashram in the Muncan village, Selat district, Karangasem regency are: First, to creates physical and spiritual health for the wider community; Second: to develops a religious society; Third: to introduces the importance of the spiritual as the most important of everything; (2) The humanity implementation of Hinduism in the community of Ratu Bagus Ashram are: First, to create a sense of peace and happy in ourselves, community, and the universe; Second, to reduces poverty and economic improvement of ashram community by giving scholarships for the student in school and university, giving a complimentary houses and foods, carry out a mass cremation, and establish banks; Third, giving a health service like intense tutuh, shaking, and laugher; (3) The implications of Hinduism humanity at Ratu Bagus Ashram are: First, the self-development of the students, by increasing people's spirituality, improve community health, improve community financial, increasing social awareness, and improve the intellectual, emotional, and spiritual intellectual of the community; Second, improving social relationship, through participated in social activities in societies around the Ashram, and also the societies participated in any activity at the Ashram, there is benefit of sharing between the Ashram communities and surrounding  societies; Third, international networks, such as a lot of foreigners who doing the bio-energy meditation exercise or shaking in the Ashram, and they also respect Hindu tradition; Fourth, because of  many people, both from domestic and abroad want to follow the practice of shaking, therefore the Ashram community must do everything that it can  develop the Ashram.


Keywords


Hindu, Humanity, The principle of humanity in the community of Ratu Bagus Ashram.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25078/ijhsrs.v2i1.521

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