This book neither wants to make an accusation nor impose things that are impossible to carry out. It merely wants to make the Balinese and tourists aware of what is happening in this paradise on earth and about the positive influence they can have in preserving the culture of the beautiful island of Bali. 

Tri Hita Karana, the Spirit of Bali originated from the rich Balinese-Hindu philosophy. Tri Hita Karana means three causes of happiness; balanced and harmonious relationships of humans with God; of humans with fellow human beings; and of humans with the surrounding nature. Respect and togetherness are essential values in this philosophy. The Hindu doctrine of tat tvam asi, “I am you and you are me”, teaches us that all things are connected. Humans who do not respect God, fellow humans, and nature are not respecting themselves, and this will eventually lead to self-destruction. Respect and togetherness will lead to harmony and happiness. 

Since the Balinese are already living according to the age-old philosophy of Tri Hita Karana, they can contribute to a sustainable environment for their children. The past and the present cannot be separated from each other; the present is born out of the past. Our actions to create a sustainable environment today matter, or in Gandhi’s words: the future depends on what we do today. 

The authors, Jan Hendrik Peters, a former professor of service studies and Wisnu Wardana, chief-editor of Bali Travel Newspaper, are deeply concerned about the negative influences of mass tourism and want to plead for a sustainable future for Bali, by writing this book. 

“We really do need this book on Bali to make the Balinese people and the international tourists familiar with the essence of Hinduism. If the Balinese follow the philosophy of Tri Hita Karana as a guide in their personal life and business, it means that Bali will be the Island of the Gods forever.” —Ida Pedansa Subali Trianyar, Hindu high priest, Chairman of the Council of Hindu Priests in Indonesia.

Spesifikasi Produk

Penulis: Jan Hendrik Peters dan Wisnu Wardana
Editor: Meliza Sopandi
Perancang Sampul & Penataletak: Fernandus Antonius
Kategori: NonfiksiSosial Budaya
Terbit: November 2013
Harga: Rp
Tebal: 452 halaman
Ukuran: 150 mm x 230 mm
Sampul: Softcover
ISBN: 9789799106377
ISBN Digital:
ID KPG: 901130732
Bahasa: Inggris
Usia: 15+
Penerbit: KPG

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