Nyepi (Day Of Silence)
"Make Some Silent Time To Allow Your Head To Clear Up!"
PHILOSOPHY BEHIND – BALI'S NYEPI(DAY OF SILENCE)
Silence is the best medicine for ailments of the soul. Self reflection and inner peace can give to mankind what no words can.
WHY AND HOW 'NYEPI(DAY OF SILENCE)' IS CELEBRATED ?
Nyepi, the day of silence is one of the most important days of the Balinese traditions. Celebrated to mark the beginning of a new saka year, Balinese people maintain silence and refrain from any work or entertainment on this day and spend the day doing meditation and take time to reflect inside and decide on the values and morals that they should hold on to for the rest of their lives
Nyepi is the day to make and keep the balance of nature. It is celebrated in the memory of King Kanishka I of India who was famous for his wisdom and tolerance for Hinduism and Buddhist societies. On this day the state has a set of prohibitions that people follow strictly like no work, no fireworks, no pleasures or entertainment and low lighting. Some people even maintain silence and some may even fast for Nyepi day. The day is the Balinese way to welcome the new year and people spend the day in self reflection, meditation and silence. On this day people listen to the sounds that come from within them and decide on their way of life further on.
IMPLEMENTATION OF 'NYEPI(DAY OF SILENCE)' IN OUR DAILY LIFE
Turn Down the Volume!
Every once in a while, turn the volumes down of the world outside. Let your inner self do the talking. Take time out for silent sessions when you cut yourself from the world, even if it is for a little while and spend that time in meditation and self reflection.
This blog is inspired by: Secrets to Happiness from the Cultures of the World (Lonely Planet)
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