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Tradisi Nglencer

Patutlah kita bersyukur kepada Tuhan untuk takdir kita dalam hidup ini menjadi orang Jawa. Konon orang jawa adalah termasuk umat yang istimewa dalam qodlo dan qodarnya, bagaimana tidak? pada setiap laku dan lelakunya manusia jawa ada terkadung sebuah nilai spiritual yang amat sangat tinggi, dimana mungkin kurang bisa didapatkan pada lelaku manusia di belahan dunia manapun termasuk di Arab sana yang notabene adalah tanah kelahiran budaya islam. Apalagi budaya jawa adalah budaya yang amat fleksibel untuk bisa di kawinkan dan di impelementasikan dalam budaya islam yang sangat agung itu, misalnya budaya jawa sangat mengenal rasa malu, menjunjung tinggi nilai sopan santun dan andap asor juga cenderung menjaga hubungan kekerabatan atau silaturrahmi, itu hanya sekelumit perilaku orang jawa dalam menjaga tradisi dan kebudayaannya dan masih banyak lagi tentunya jika ingin kita telusuri lagi. Berbicara menjaga hubungan kekerabatan tentunya tidak akan terlepas dari pesan Rosul SAW yang menekankan begitu pentingnya menjaga dan melestarikan lelaku ini sehingga beliau berpesan bahwa jika manusia ingin di lancarkan rezekinya, salah satunya adalah dengan melakukan budaya silaturrahmi ini. Ada sebuah rahasia besar didalam silaturrahmi dimana orang lain akan menjadi dianggap saudara dan menimbulkan sebuah kepercayaan di samping menjauhkan perasaan benci antar manusia. saya teringat ketika Nabi Muhammad bersilaturrahmi kepada penduduk Thoif waktu itu dan tanggapan dari masyarakatnya sangat ingkar dan Beliau hanya mendapatkan seorang pengikut yaitu Adas, namun karena sebuah perintah dari Tuhan untuk tetap bersilaturrahmi dan berdakwah maka Nabi Muhammad pun tidak lantaran menyerah dan putus asa walau lemparan kotoran dan batu Beliau terima dari penduduk Thoif saat itu dan walaupun hanya satu orang yang mau mendengar panggilan Beliau. Sudah menjadi tradisi turun temurun pada masyarakat Jawa setiap kali masuk Bulan syawal atau Iedul Fitri pastilah moment tersebut di gunakan untuk berkunjung ke sanak famili, saudara, handai taulan, Guru maupun ke teman-temannya. Setelah masyarakat jawa selesai menjalani ritual puasa sebulan penuh dan merasakan tingkat spiritualnya bertambah maka yang datang adalah perasaan bahagia dan suka cita yang kemudian menghadirkan keinginan untuk membagi kebahagiaan tersebut dengan orang lain, inilah awal mula tradisi Nglencer di jawa timur atau Ujung sebutan yang akrab di telinga orang jawa tengah. Masyarakat jawa akan dengan suka rela mendatangi kerabat, saudara, handai taulan maupun guru juga teman dekatnya dalam silaturrahmi Nglencer ini walaupun perjalanan yang di tempuh untuk sampai ke lokasi memerlukan waktu yang lama maupun medan yang cukup sulit. Saya teringat waktu masih kecil dahulu, saya sering diajak orang tua untuk berkunjung ke sanak famili keluarga saya yang cukup kjauh dan harus menempuh perjalanan kaki salama 2-3 jam namun waktu itu sungguh saya dapat merasakan sebuah perasaan yang amat sangat penuh suka cita. Ketika kita berbicara tentang Nglencer atau Ujung kedalam konteks kekinian tentulah pada masing-masing tempat akan kita dapati perbedaan yang amat mencolok, semisal kita memandang budaya perkotaan dalam impelementasi Nglencer tersebut di bandingkan dengan masyarakat yang masih di pedesaan. Mungkin masing-masing individu akan menemukan dan merasakan semangat silaturrahmi Nglencer pada level yang berbeda dan jika kita bandingkan zaman sekarang dengan zaman 60-70an maka tentulah jurang itu sudah kita lihat amat dalam dan lebar. Namun yang terpenting adalah sebuah pesan besar yang harus kita sikapi bahwa menyambung persaudaraan adalah sebuah keniscayaan yang harus tetap kita jaga dan tentunya kita lestarikan karena hanya dengan semangat persaudaraan tersebut, Islam akan utuh dalam sebuah kekuatan besar dan perpecahan didalamnya bisa kita minimalisir . (tegelinang 2013)

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THE PROBLEM IS WITH THE POOR

R.SholihinThe poor must be faced on some social issues, especially concerning daily life and human interaction to the general, how they should always accept decisions and policies made by the government, especially local or tribal chief that the policy even less favorable their position.This is less problematic in the notice and most of the poor was in silent voice at meetings involving their existence or even if there are able to issue its opinion, of course, this opinion will not be used or even put in a serious discussion. Recently as an observer of social and environmental issues I was invited to a meeting at the village level where the meeting is to discuss about a program of the government in the form of cash transfers to the public because the government raised fuel prices or compensation of fuel price hike the, turned out at the meeting was only attended by a few leaders of households that in fact not from the poor. The meeting discussed a number of issues about the delivery of cash assistance from the government that goes into all of the hamlet in my village, in this case probably because it was felt by the village head that help the less wear to the category of the poor and even those who are actually poor do not even get help compensate . In this case, as head of the hamlet had to be able to accommodate some of the elders of the opinion that everything can run a conducive and without any protest of the poor who do not or have not received the government assistance, but I’m very sorry this is why the poor are set out in the government’s subpoena recipient compensatory increase in fuel prices is not at the meeting and engage in a more disheartening is the unilateral decision of the head of the village to cut a few percent of the cash assistance the reason will be given to those who should receive similar assistance but do not get or do not get it. A little secret that readers should know that the poor are the beneficiaries get help in just 6 months and taken on three stages, each stage in the form of accumulation of 2 months which means they get the assistance for 3 X. In one decision they earn cash RP. 300,000.00, equivalent to USD 30, or they are specific they get help around USD 15 in one month. Actually help stimulant sebesaritu only been absent on the logic given the consequences of rising fuel prices are rising in line all food prices and the poor once again become victims of government policy. I then asked some questions to the head of the hamlet including “Have A village chief have data at the level of the poor Hamlet?, And whether cutting a few percent is able to solve problems and not even cause a few problems again?. Then the government would not also receive input from the public about the program that is to receive a new proposal on the receiver? , As the head of the village should be followed by a pro-active stance rather than solving the problems society by creating new problems. Assertion and guardianship forms are necessary and actually a word will be able to defuse social unrest if the words are exact and delivered with a vengeance than full guardianship wrapped in beauty and the fate of other people’s thinking. I did not have the right and not the capacity to decide the results and conclusions on the actions and policies of the meeting that night, but I hope that in the future the pamangku power at any level would want to hear the voice of the community and involve the bottom at each meeting to discuss their fate, the average people who are members of society are not well off financially. (tegelinang 2013)

 

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KEGELISAHAN RAMADHAN

Seperti tahun-tahun lalu, setiap akan memasuki bulan suci Ramadhan hati ini selalu tak karuan dirasa, disamping ada kegembiraan yang meluap-luap namun terkontaminasi juga dengan sedikit perasaan getir yang menyelinap dan menjalar memasuki sanubari. Sebuah perasaan yang amat kuat meronta dan membuat gelisah sehingga tidak jarang sampai membuat aku terpekur sendiri di malam-malam yang smakin sunyi, menjerit dan memohon adalah kebiasaanku dikala menghadapi hal semacam ini namun diriku cenderung lalai tatkala mendapatkan sebuah pemberian yang bisa memalingkan hati dari rasa kecil dan tidak berdaya. Terkadang Tuhan memang aneh, sepertinya ada saja sebuah teka-teki yang harus dipecahkan agar aku semakin memahami kekerdilanku dahadapnNYA dan menjadikan Keluasan dan KeagunganNYA nampak sangat tak terbatas. Bukan karena aku memang terlahir sebagai orang yang miskin materi dan mengagumi segala pesona kanan-kiriku yang memang wah, aku sudah tidak gumun dengan gemebyar kemewahan dan fasilitas juga pangkat seseorang, semua telah cukup lama aku pahami bahwa manusia yang menumpuk hartanya atau bermewah-mewah dalam foya hanya akan menemui keterpencilan jiwa, kesenangan sesaat yang harus di bayar mahal oleh sebuah ketergantungan, jika sebagian nikmat mereka itu di cabut atau katakanlah mereka itu mendapatkan musibah yang menjadikan perekonomiannya pailit maka kebanyakan aku menemukan jiwa mereka yang tidak lebih besar daripada bulir padi. aku pernah belajar tentang sebuah teori kemelekatan dunia dan bahwa jika manusia sudah mencintai sedemikian rupa dan melahirkan kemelekatan maka mereka hanya menemukan kekosongan karena rasa bahagia dan gembira itu tidak abadi atau dengan kata lain hanya mampir sesaat. Ramadhan dan Puasa adalah salah satu penyadaran tertinggi yang diberikan kepada manusia, bagaimana sebuah perilaku kehidupan dirubah dan di charger selama 29-30 ( 1 Bulan) lamanya. Inilah yang membuat perasaanku tadi menjadi gelisah namun dipenuhi kegembiraan. Ada sebuah hal yang cukup menyenangkan dan banyak kita petik hikmahnya pada setiap Ramadhan walaupun kecenderungan banyak umat islam melupakan setelahnya yaitu fakta bahwa ada sebuah ajaran agung untuk saling berinteraksi dan memahamim lingkungan dimana engkau berada, kepedulian sosial sangat mendominir dalam Ramadhan dengan cara banyak-banyak memberi sedekah sehingga Tuhan sampai membuat Tantangan dengan mengatakan bahwa barang siapa bersedekah di bulan suci ini niscaya akan dilipat gandakan pahalanya, tetapi kebanyakan yang aku jumpai di banyak kalangan masyarakat bahwa sedekah mereka hanya mengharapkan imbalan belaka dari Tuhan dan mereka belum cukup memahami akan sebuah ajaran dan bahwa tantangan itu harus mereka laksanakan walau bukan di bulan suci Ramadhan. Manusia merupakan makhluk yang paling sempurna karena itu Tuhan harus memberikan pengertian kesempurnaan itu melalui berbagai cara dan saya yakin agama apa saja selalu mengajarkan teori kesempurnaan Tuhan dan konsep betapa pentingnya kepedulian sosial itu. Tuhan memang maha Misterius dengan konsepnya namun sebagai manusia berakal aku selalu mencoba bersyukur bahwa Tuhan akan selalu mengetuk hatiku dan mengingatkanku kembali setiap Bulan Ramadhan akan aku masuki, inilah kegelisahan dan rasa bahagiaku ” Marhaban Yaa Ramadhan “.(tegelinang 2013/1434 H)

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COMMUNITY RESILIENCE CONCEPT

12604881_918883594847183_3997626654127332600_oIs it really required people to know and understand the politics of a country?This thing came out of my mind and became a very disturbing thought then my personal life these days, In fact I found in the neighborhood where I live people’s tendency to be passive against some government policies in their favor less sense but on the other hand they find their own way to parse the perceived problems and overwrite them with a new policy of fuel price hike, of course there are two questions that are still stored in my mind, the first is the people around me it is important to understand the increase in oil prices and or they do not have the courage to voice their disagreement?. On the other hand I am also proud of their silence because I know and believe even though they are indeed those of the common people but the level of creativity of them I am sure it can break down the problems that occur at this time. If you look at the news and events that are served every day on television, then surely we will get is an event that seemed to provoke the public. such a thing is legitimate because the editors and editors should transparently report events in whatever happens in this country but the style of presentation is very unfortunate that feels very vulgar and made so dramatic as that of course this kind of influence in the culture and daily life of consumers. The government does have the right and obligation to manage the national economy so that people can enjoy the stability, but the theory says that every establishment must keep a gap in it, and surely such a phenomenon occurs in middle-class communities located in urban areas. disagreement should in society who find it difficult to accept their government’s policy should be creative in addressing this sort of thing, like living life more simply and reduce the level of consumer goods that are less in need than have recourse to better describe small-scale economic development . Like people around me who did not quite unaffected by the hustle and bustle that occurs in urban communities by holding rallies, but I am more likely to introspect and meditate in silence. It’s no secret that rural communities will tend to subsistence living and not depend on the culture are eager to consume like common in urban communities. because we must realize the time will always be present in the journey and the many options we have to choose between running or making our lives our minds shackled by the things that happen at this time, that’s his choice. (tegelinang 2013)

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BOAT THE PROPHET

Sometimes I have to think hard to analyze some of the news is presented in private televisions my country a proclamation that sometimes even make saturated and full of duping the public. I realize this is quite a long time going pemberedelan of several media by the government because of the news that is presented can affect their status quo. But after about my country reform period of 1997-1998 the time, many media are springing up like mushrooms that grow in the rainy season This makes me think that after the media apart from the shackles of government power and now there are laws governing freedom of the press they look like a vendetta with the past and the impact some news as to corner the government alone.and ordinary people like it then I imagine that the state of this country just like the state of the prophet Noah in the boat. where in when the prophet Noah has managed to bring his people into the boat, he had to make a rule in it so that those who had entered the boat and the survivors of the world’s great flood when it becomes uncontrolled and destructive, especially to fellow creatures that time. Only difference is the time of Prophet Noah was very successful control of all occupants of the boat to survive and the earth had subsided from floods this is very different from those in my country, a president can be no more valuable than a garbage collector!. and my imagination was how the prophet nuh method sets all the rules to all residents obey? I also hope that if a named storm tempest flood reform is like Noah, I still find where the prophet Noah hiding because if you look at the play that exist today, the people who sit on top of the real power is in fact not especially Prophet Noah Relatives great itself. Or maybe just because of the breadth of the boat I was riding it I can not see Noah and while I just watched and heard from their fellow residents boat or could this actually be flooding has not subsided at all so we sometimes feel the pressure in his way, either .. because I am still waiting for the highest desired port.Perahu Nuh

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THE SLOPE OF A UNIQUE TRADITION-merbabu Merapi Central Java

I recently went to an event in the village on the slopes of Mount Merapi and Merbabu with a friend, the event is actually routinely performed by the local population in certain months, and the event will be full of a sense of brotherhood for 3 days where the inhabitants would open the door for anyone who comes in addition to those specifically been invited friends, relatives and acquaintances. of course they are not just invite only, the residents on the slopes of the two mountains that will be serving a variety of traditional food and a great meal for all the guests and provided free of charge or free. But I can take a valuable lesson from their culture, just imagine if they invited many guests in his house what will they talk together? Surely something smelly business! I understand that the business is very profitable once the mountain, first we can sell agricultural medicines, we can offer a variety of farm animals and other needs, as we are also able to buy their agricultural products, and it was already going on for decades, and if we’re honest that the mountain was not materially inferior to people in urban areas, for example, some of them have some livestock such as cows and goats in addition to some vehicles like cars and motorcycles, the reality of their lives. But is that in terms of public education more developed cities but most of graduate school only to be oriented factory employees or civil servants only and not oriented to the business and private. Indirectly the village in the mountains will be aware of the circumstances of their lives and this is unconsciously formed personalities businessman and workers who invest their wealth in livestock and agriculture. Some time in the month of SAFAR, RUWAH ROJAB and you can come and see their culture, as well as the feast they must provide their unique art treats such as leather puppets, Jathilan and kobro siswo.(tegelinang 2013)wayang

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A TEACHING OF THE SUPREME

If we talk about love we would go directly to a human couple who mutually attracted to one another, This is a perception that a verbal and certainly among teenagers in love is like that in his understanding. Though love actually has a very deep and would require a lengthy process in understanding the essence. Now if we look back on our history and reflect the love of life that is more universal then we will see that love is mostly just fester and settles in around the group or community, we seldom see a love that is not shackled passion and desire, pure love that we can give to life and this world. love is contaminated by short-term interests and not want to present the truth of love in our midst,love is contaminated by short-term interests and not want to present the truth of love in our midst, In the midst of this search came the true nature of love or the people who know the essence of human love where it is, like the Buddha as, with all his willingness thrown out of normal life and trying to hone their creativity and then search for love and follow the direction it took. I am not a Buddhist, but I am a little studied theology that attracted me a lot and hope that we can take a lesson from a trip to a Buddhist towards perfection called love. On many occasion the buddha always give advice-petuahnya to his disciples so that always loves all creatures who exist in the this world if want achieve the happiness supreme or nibbana, through an air he spells his magic prayer “satta sabbe bhavantu sukittata” or may all beings live in peace, all creatures said the buddha and not just their group.A doctrine which I like most of the buddha in belaiu implement its speech is a culture that is named “Fang Shen” where in any given situation fang shen are a solution to overcome the state of our ecosystem is damaged here and there, such as illegal logging, searching fish by using chemical drugs to the population and hunting animals to extinction, is not this all is the basis of a loss of our ecosystems?. Let us consider again the fate of our beloved earth, let us contemplate the fate of our children and future generations, what would we inherited and we have given to them if we still do not care about our environment and the world just for the sake of a wad of money we spent with something that is actually useless? This is the true form of a creature called love, who started crying through the hands of poets and environmentalists who with his gravelly voice said gently, and only a few people who can hear but not paralyzed by them the world is corrupt. Teachings of the great, but in vain if there is no real action and we as humans have dominion over the world increasingly voracious devouring without us ever realizing how important it is for all living creatures are among us. Let us ponder together, understand, carry out and bring love to the rest of the world because love will illuminate the hearts and lives of this world towards perfection. (tegelinang 2013)LOVE