Hello my name is Gede Suyasa, a local of the island of Bali . I was born and raised on this beautiful island, and I hope that you come to enjoy it as well. I have worked for several local tour companies and know the island like the back of my hand! I can help you make your balinese dream vacation come true since I know about all the activities which include: hiking, mountain bicycling, scooter tours, snorkeling, diving, surfing, horse back rides on the beach, rafting, paragliding, and many more activities. I am a true Balinese man that lives by the Hindu way! There are three principles that we live by:
- To have good relations with other human beings
- To have good relations with god.
- To have good relations with the environment that we live in. I hope that I can help you attain this during your visit. Who I’d like to meet: I would like to meet any potential visitors to Bali . I can provide you with an in depth quote and activity itinerary. Just send me your flight schedule and I can pick you up at the airport and give you the 5-star treatment that you deserve!
One unique image of the Balinese people in all over the world is about their very strong attachment collectively. There are seven norms that bind the Balinese who have been strengthening the identity and the resilience of their culture:
- Majority bound to Hinduism as the oldest religions in Indonesia
- Bound to worship on various temple/shrine
- Bound to the system of kinship through blood and marriage
- Bound to the community, whether Banjar of Desa Pakraman (Village)
- Bound to the system inherited dynasty in Patrilineal
- The farmers bound to the system Subak (Organization which manage irrigation in Bali)
The Balinese village bound by the rules of service in the framework on Indonesia
Due to the development of education, economic and social changes led to some collectivities the knot becameloose. Basically, the Balinese social system oriented to the two structures, the traditional structure and formal social structure. Traditional structures have historical roots that originated from a very long traditional of pre-Hindu and the continue with a variety of changes to the presents. Meanwhile, formal social structure of Balinese people associated with the integration of Bali into the system of the Unitary State of Indonesia since independence republic August 17, 1945. Bureaucratic system of statutory, law, school, education, population, monetary, security, autonomy, political parties are aspects of Balinese life in the context of formal structural. Social system and traditional social structure is very interesting to the understand because of form, function, and meaning is unique and systemic, but on the other hand is as a system and media to learn more deeply about the nature, the basic, and core character of the social life of human culture of Bali. In the discussion of Holistic and systematic, system of traditional Balinese society is drawn through six focuses.
Tri Hita Karana As The Spirit Of Balinese Social Life
Balinese social life is summed up in a variety of traditional institutions imbued with the spirit of Hindu religion and spirit based conception of Tri Hita Karana. This conception is the basis for harmony and the spirit of harmony of Balinese. Tri Hita Karana outline, guiding, and directing to make a good relation between human and God, human and humans, and human with their environment. Cosmosentric and anthroposentric philosophies are the development of human essence of Bali. Tri Hita Karana conception as local Balinese culture which has the universal values.