The term Tri Hita Karana first appeared on November 11, 1966, at the Regional Conference of School Dwijendra of Denpasar, Bali, on the commitment of Hindus for the joint development of a nation with a prosperous and just society. It is now internationally recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage. The Tri Hita Karana is based on achieving personal harmony through the good relationship of the person…
The term Tri Hita Karana first appeared on November 11, 1966, at the Regional Conference of School Dwijendra of Denpasar, Bali, on the commitment of Hindus for the joint development of a nation with a prosperous and just society. It is now internationally recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage. The Tri Hita Karana is based on achieving personal harmony through the good relationship of the person:
their God (offerings, prayer, daily rituals)
the others (communities of people working together, Balinese architecture of houses, compassion for others, good value ..)
the environment (good use of plants, trees, animals, rivers, caves, etc)
Based on the Tri Hita Karana, if persons have a good harmony in these 3x senses they will be happy and will feel good about themselves, achieving their goals.
Your guide will pick you up at your hotel to visit the famous Tegalalang rice fields, where we will see the Subak system, an example of harmony and social cooperation, due to the distribution of the water among the rice fields which belong to many families in Bali, so egalitarian. We will continue to Tirta Empul temple, where we will find Balinese locals getting purified in its sacred waters, and directly related to the Tri Hita Karana, as it promotes the harmonious relationship between the personal spirit, the human world and the nature, and which has developed the landscape according to the subak system we saw before. That means, if we appreciate the means that we have, we will be happier, reaching harmony.
Later, we will go to a Balinese little village where a family will be waiting to make an offering by placing flower petals of different colors on a small tray of coconut leaves and then present it to their God. For us, each petal represent a wish or a goal that we would like to fulfill in our hope. We will work together with the locals to make a carpet of coconut leaves which will be used later by the Balinese families for rest after a hard day’s work. This is called “”Gotong Rojong””, in which the Balinese selflessly help their communities to clean the villages, or prepare wedding ceremonies or funerals. If we help others, we will be happier, and we will have more harmony, which will help us to be positive and achieve our goals. Finally, the Balinese family will invite us to lunch at their home, while maintaining social relationship with them, you will be able to make them questions and they to you. Always maintaining the Balinese smile, which you will take home. We will learn that others are a mirror of ourselves and if we put in our day to day a smile, not only will make others happier but also ourselves. Then if we keep a good relation with others, we will feel better.
Finally, we will visit Goa Gajah Temple, known as the Elephant Cave because the Balinese took advantage of the natural environment they had, a cave, to build a temple and feel better as well. Culturally it is very important because it is one of the few places in the world where both religions are congregated: Hindu and Buddhist. The day tour finishes in this temple delivering the offering made before on a prayer, representing the concentration on our desires and goals that we want to achieve : thought-word-action (Tri Hita Karana). On this way, while you are visiting important places in Bali, you will integrate in the culture of Bali and also grow personally during your trip.
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