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Religion as the Spirit of Arts in Bali

I GUSTI MADE , NGURAH (2012) Religion as the Spirit of Arts in Bali. Mudra (JURNAL SENI BUDAYA), 27 (3). p. 1. ISSN 0854-3461

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    The religious and arts life of the Balinese are interconnected and fulfill each other. There is domination or hegemony on the two subjects. The religious practices are based on satyam sivam sundharam (truth, ethics, and beauty) slogan and complemented by the arts. Meanwhile the arts are embodied by Hinduism. It can be observed clearly that the arts as one aspect of culture is the vessel and representation of religion, and on the other hand religion becomes the spirit embodied in the arts. The Hinduism teaching covers tattwa (philosophy) as the source of ideas, ethics as the behavior guidance, and upacara as the spiritual empowerment in arts. Tatwa prompts the ideas for artistic activities, to be continued by preparing the resources including means and tools and the implementation of the artistic activities. The religious and artistic life in Bali is viewed as a union of body and soul. This can be seen from the absorbment of modified Vedic arts which then developed by Balinese local genius. The entwined spirit of Balinese arts has existed for hundreds of years and cannot be separated. Said state, can bring the cultural solidity, peace and prosperity for the people’s body and soul, therefore should always be preserved. Keywords: Religions, spirit, and arts life

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
    Divisions: Publication Unit > Journal > Mudra Journal
    Depositing User: Yulia Ardiani
    Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2013 12:51
    Last Modified: 07 Jun 2013 14:57

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