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Life and Death: Journal of Eschatology (LAD)
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Life and Death: Journal of Eschatology focuses on multidisciplinary studies from religion, philosophy, social, psychology, literature, anthropology and other relevant fields. The research collaborates theories and facts that were attached with life and death. This journal facilitates various critical aspect of common issues in sciences for recognizing impacts and phenomena due to life and death using multi-perspective of ideas.
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Hindu Gen Z perceptions of karma and reincarnation at Denpasar City : (Gen Z hindus question the truth of the concept of karma and reincarnation?) Si Luh Nyoman Seriadi; Ni Luh Putu Yuliani Dewi
Life and Death: Journal of Eschatology Vol. 1 No. 1: (July) 2023
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.61511/lad.v1i1.2023.190


Karma and reincarnation are central concepts in Hinduism. The law of karma says that whatever humans do will be harvested accordingly. Whoever does evil will be rewarded accordingly, and those who do good will find goodness. However, the facts of life do not always follow these laws, and Gen Z states that he knows many people who do bad things but are respected in the public sphere. The evil deeds committed do not have any natural effect. They question whether religion only offers heaven's reward and whether good people have to suffer. The concept also seemed unappealing to them because a good and prosperous life on Earth is essential. Suppose a wrong person with evil behavior can achieve a good life, get rich fraudulently, get elected as an official, and be respected. In that case, it is questionable where the world's justice lies. This article is the result of qualitative research that examines the perceptions of Gen Z Hindus in the city of Denpasar regarding karma and reincarnation. Research is also combined with statistical analysis, which shows a tendency to doubt believing the truth of the concept. The study involved 200 adolescents from the city of Denpasar, with data collection carried out through observation, interviews, and FGDs and continued with filling out a simple questionnaire. The analysis results show that as many as 35% of adolescents have doubts about the truth of karma and reincarnation, 15% do not know, and the rest believe in the truth of the concept even though it leaves a number of questions.
Svarga, naraka, and moksa in svargarohaṇaparva : (the perception of Hindus in Bali) I Made Gami Sandi Untara; Farida Setyaningsih; Ni Made Sumaryani
Life and Death: Journal of Eschatology Vol. 1 No. 1: (July) 2023
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.61511/lad.v1i1.2023.191


Death is not the end of life nor the limit of life; it is the gate of eternity. Only through death can immortality be achieved, and indirectly, everyone who wants to achieve immortality must first experience physical death. Life after death is related to Svarga, Naraka, and Moksa concepts. Hinduism has various texts that discuss Svarga, Naraka, and Moksa, one of which is Svargarohaṇaparva. The Svargarohaṇaparva text is the last of the eighteen parvas in the Mahābhārata tale and one of the texts dealing with svarga, Naraka, and moksa. This article is the result of a qualitative study that examines svarga, Naraka, and moksa in Svargarohaṇaparva and the perceptions of Hindus in Bali using the Hermeneutic Hans-Georg Gadamer approach. The perception of Hindus in Bali regarding svarga, Naraka, and moksa in Svargarohaṇaparva is that svarga enjoyed by people who had died when their life was always doing good; Naraka will be enjoyed by the spirit of a person who has always done bad or harmful things throughout his life; and moksha is enjoyed by limited circles, especially those who are considered holy. This is the same as what is contained in Balinese literary works, such as Geguritan Bhima Svarga, Putru Pasaji, Atma Prasangsa, Kakawin Aji Palayon, Geguritan I Japatvan, and Bagus Diarsa. However, the depiction of the atmosphere of svarga in Balinese literature shows more of the local atmosphere and Balinese traditions, such as the Meru-shaped svarga building, which is synonymous with sacred buildings in Bali. In addition, the perceptions of Hindus in Bali regarding svarga, Naraka, and moksa are also expressed in behavior, sacred buildings, and the surrounding environment, as well as religious ceremonies that reflect the concepts of svarga, Naraka, and moksa.
Śivagṛha: religious harmonization and the concept of unity in diversity Ni Kadek Surpi; I Gusti Putu Gede Widiana; Putu Sri Marselinawati
Life and Death: Journal of Eschatology Vol. 1 No. 1: (July) 2023
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.61511/lad.v1i1.2023.192


Prambanan Temple is a Hindu Nusantara Theological Archetype, where the name of the Parabrahman temple becomes Prambanan which means worship of the Supreme God, or the highest temple. The pattern of temple construction that uses the Vāstupuruṣamaṇḍala pattern and the concept of worship is characterized by Hindu Theology which is universal, overshadowing all isms. Relics in the form of Prambanan Temple, the grandest temple in Nusantara, illustrate the glory of Hinduism in the past and the theological concepts and ideas of diversity that are developing today. This qualitative research examines Prambanan Temple as an Archetype of Hindu Nusantara Theology that encourages religious harmonization and upholds the concept of unity amid differences. The research was conducted in several locations, such as the Prambanan Temple Complex, the Indonesian National Museum, the Jakarta National Library, and the Yogyakarta Archaeological Agency. Data analysis was carried out using qualitative analysis known as Ethnographic Content Analysis (ECA), a combination of objective content analysis with participant observation. The original name of Prambanan Temple is Śivagrha which means House of Śiva or Śivalaya-nature of Śiva, as well as the temple of Lord Śiva. Śivagrha is a temple complex worshiping the Tri Murti, namely Brahma, Visnu, and Śiva, as the Creator, Sustainer, and Demolisher. From the structure of the building and the text search, this temple has a Śivaistic concept, namely Śiva is worshiped as the highest Devata. However, it also attracted other devotees and united them with the construction of other deities worshiped in the various temples in this complex. Thus Prambanan became a center of worship, a center for study, a center for Brahmin activities, and a spiritual center or a yatra destination for the wider community.
Mahaguru RSI Agastya roles in the Indonesian development of the dharma civilization Marsono; Ni Wayan Sri Rahayu; Ni Komang Sutriyanti
Life and Death: Journal of Eschatology Vol. 1 No. 1: (July) 2023
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.61511/lad.v1i1.2023.193


This research discusses Rsi Agastya, who is significant in Hindu civilization. Rsi Agastya's believed to be a priest who brought and taught Hindu teachings both in India and Indonesia. Because of this excellent service, various Dharma terms were given to Rsi Agastya, such as Agastya Yatra and Pita Segara. The narrative regarding the presence of Rsi Agastya in the archipelago is thought to take the form of a play that is then put together, combined with epics, namely stories from the Mahābhārata. The strong influence of Rsi Agastya's teachings can be seen through archaeological discoveries in statues and temples, such as the Clown Temple, specifically intended as a place to worship Rsi Agastya. From the archaeological findings, it can be seen that Rsi Agastya is not considered a Hindu priest but is positioned as Adi Guru and is even considered a representation of Shiva.
Cosmic mind, universal algorithm, and efforts to build a prosperous life in the age of nanotechnology : (hindu cosmological perspective) Ida Bagus Wika Krishna; Krishna S. Yogisvari; Ni Putu Pita Sari
Life and Death: Journal of Eschatology Vol. 1 No. 1: (July) 2023
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.61511/lad.v1i1.2023.194


Hindu cosmology is the knowledge of the ins and outs of the universe. One topic concerns the cosmic mind and human existence on Earth. Vedic cosmology teaches that the universe has a cosmic mind and energy that builds up a large and expansive natural energy field. This energy field is often referred to as Indrajala or Indra's net. Humans and all entities are firmly connected in this net of Indra. Humans living on Earth radiate energy from their bodies and minds to the universe. The universe will accept the radiation of these thoughts and feelings. Later, the term universe algorithm emerged, which is a term that shows how the universe as a system is structured and organized. This is in line with the cosmic mind in the Vedas. The universe is likened to a sophisticated and complete computer with the laws of order in it. The universe's algorithms can easily read the signals of the human mind and provide appropriate feedback. Thus, humans determine their destiny is correct and reasonable. Because the power of the human mind is mighty and connected to the cosmic mind, this article results from literature research based on Hindu cosmology which discusses the cosmic mind, universe algorithms, and efforts to build a prosperous life. The data is obtained by reading the text using the theory of Vedic Interpretation. Data were analyzed using content analysis. The findings of this study are that the theory of the cosmic mind, the energy field known as the senses, can be studied through the phenomena of the universe's algorithm and is strongly connected with the human mind. This theory is relevant with the purpose of life on Earth, jagadhita, and continues its evolution in higher stages. As extraordinary beings, humans can do many things and build a good life, leading to awareness and enlightenment. Vedic cosmology helps to understand the laws of the universe and the cosmic energy flows that drive evolution.

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