Speech Chairman of the Steering Committee

The Excellencies the Holly Priests, Swamiji, and Guru

The Honorable delegations of World Hindu Summit

Distinguished Guest, Ladies and Gentlemen

Om Swastyastu,

First of all, let us praise the almighty god with sincere for blessing us prosperity and good health to attend the World Hindu Summit 2012.

On behalf of the people of Hindu in Indonesia, we are delighted to great all delegations with a very warm welcome to the World Hindu Summit in the island of Gods. Bali, Indonesia. it is an honour for  us to be the host of this summit meeting

Bali Island with its majority Hindu population is considered as the enclave within the Islam domination in Indonesia. The development of Hindu religion in Bali carries a long history. The Hindu period began in the 6 and 7 centuries in Nusantara (Indonesia). It reached its golden era on Majapahit Kingdom periods in the 12 to 13 centuries, gradually this kingdom felt in line with the development of Islam, then most of the people who still strongly held their Hindu belief influct to Bali and maintain their belief until today within the majority of Islam population in indonesia. Hindu religion has become a fundamental root and spirit of Balinese culture which coloured all aspects of Balinese people’s life. Hindu in Bali has been sincretized with the endogenous Balinese life and fundamentally Hindu religion was successful to synchronize all aspects of Balinese people’s life. Consequently, Hindu religion cannot be separated from Balinese culture and the life of Balinese people. Hindu in Bali has been proven to have powerful philosophy to face the strong influence both internally and externally, since the period of Islam, European with their Christianity, and even from the modernization and gloBalization. The uniqueness of the practice of Hindu religion in Bali brings harmony to the life.

By this reason we are expecting that harmony, love, non-violance and peace atmosphere rise from Bali, the island of Paradise

The Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen

Based on this spirit and taksu Bali (inner power of Bali), the purpose of World Hindu Summit 2012 can be formulized into two major categories; Firstly, to bring together the World Hindu leaders to share ideas, exchange experiences and to discuss problems faced by Hindu followers both internally and externally as well as the challenges for Hindu in the modern and global era. The struggle for peaceful life which enhances harmony, acceptance and Dharma is expected to begin from the peaceful atmosphere of Bali. That is why, the committee has prepared the draft of Bali character as a momentum that a new struggle of Hindu begin from Bali

BALI CHARTER

TODAY WE MAY SAY ALOUD BEFORE THE FAST CHANGING WORLD THAT WE ARE MASTERS OF OUR FATE. WE ARE STILL CAPTAIN OF OUR SOUL

WE MAY DECLARE THE REINFORCEMENT OF A STRONG WORLD HINDU COORPERATION TO PROMOTE THE DHARMA VALUES; SATYAM-TRUTH,SIVAM-WISDOM,SUNDARAM-BEAUTY, THAT SHALL PREVAIL AND GENERATE AN ACCEPTANCE AS THE BASIC FOUNDATION OF OUR RELATIONSHIP EITHER WITHIN OUR BROTHERS OR WITH OUR BROTHERS IN DEFFERENT FAITHS.

THIS BALI CHARTER IS A REMINDER TO ALL OF US THAT TOLERANCE AND HARMONY MUST STILL BE AND ALWAYS BE THE BASIC FOUNDATION OF OUR RELATIONSHIP

The Excellencies, Ladies and Gentleman,

Based on this Bali Charter and the endogenous Balinese wisdom, Tri Hita Karana, in applying the universal truth of Sanatana Dharma into balanced and harmonious life, we herewith established “Bali Road Map” or Bali Message ” as a guiding principles in making program for more civilized, harmonious, and peaceful on this Mother Earth. Loving each other human beings (Tat Twam Asi), universal brotherhood of mankind and all creatures {Vasudhaiva Kuturnbhakan}, and three principles of harmonious living (Tri Hita Karana) .

The main theme of the ‘Bali Massage or Bali Road Map” consists of:

1. Spiritual and Values-based Civilization life

This means, to encourage and reinforce the spirituality and human values become the basis of human character and human behavior building a new civilization.

2. Humanities and Wealth Development

This means, to encourage and reinforce the universal values of Tri Hita Karana serve as a basis for building culture economic practices, and human prosperity

3. Environmental and Sustainable Development

This means, to encourage and reinforce the universal values of Tri Hita Karana serve as a basis for saving the Mother Earth through developing simultaneous movement and implementing sustainable environment care programs.

Based on the Bali Road Map or Bali Mesagge we can create varieties of programs to reach the goal gradually such as to foster educational, cultural, social and spiritual affinities among the Hindus. We hope that all delegations and experts will discuss the issues in order to get a unified agreement to the Bali Charter.

The Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen

The second purpose of the World Hindu Summit 2012 in Bali concerns with the Organization. There has been established varieties of Hindu Organization in the World such as World Hindu Federation which bases in Nepal, Vishva Hindu Parishad (World Hindu Council) in lndia, Global Hindu Congress as well as special Hindu organization in economy, education and so on. Those Hindu Organizations tend to work insularly. Hindu has a limited voice in government and intergovernment organization.

This condition even become worse and worse since the collapse of the World Hindu Federation because of the political change in Nepal.

The awareness of the need for Hindu Organization which can be able to synergize and unify different Hindu organizations is fundamentally important. Based on a personal contact with the Vice President of World Hindu Federation, it is suggested to establish an organization whether it is a new organization or similar organization which based on the spirit of World Hindu Federation since this organization has not been active any longer.

We hope that all delegations will be active to discuss the future of the organization. From Bali, we suggest the establishment of a new organization which is able to unify all Hindu organization. This organization can be a country base or an organizational base in the form of confederation. We hope, this Summit meeting will discuss the following topics:

  1. The basic concept of our future organization: confederation of Hindu organizations, but each organization still have autonomy
  2. Preparation which includes Executive Committee or other Committees. These Committees will be responsible for the initial step for organization preparation as well as the schedule. We suggest this committee will be working for 1 year until the organization can be legalized in the next meeting. Bali is ready as the host for the next meeting as well as ready to be the official secretariat for the new organization.
  3. The name of the organization (World Hindu Confederation or others).

We believe that through this Summit meeting, sharing ideas of some recent issues concern with the condition of World Hindu Organization will be proceeded by promoting friendship, harmony and peace, to strengthen the Hindu organization for the shake of Hindus all over the World.

The Excellencies, Ladies and Gentleman, allow me to quote the Rg veda:

Walk together, speak in concord

Let your minds comprehend alike

Let your efforts to be united,

Let your heart be in agreement,

Let your minds be united

We may all be happy

Finally, we are delighted to say that Taksu Bali (the inner power of Bali) will bring us and all delegates to reach a fundamental consensus to the goal of the summit meeting. Thank you very much for attending the summit meeting. Enjoy your stay in Bali, we wish you all a success and build harmony for peace.

Thank you.

Om Shanti, Shanti,Shanti Om

Denpasar, June 9, 2012

Professor I Made Bakta

Chairman of the Steering Committee

 

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