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DATUK SODA INSTITUTION
Adress: CLINIC DRG. ABRAHAM ILYAS XV ILIR, Jl. Lematang no : 570, PALEMBANG INDONESIA
e-mail: info@nagari.org and minangk@yahoo.com

The purpose of this website is to introduce the Indonesian philosophy or adat of Minangkabau heritage concerning with:

KNOWING THE FOUR,
UNDERSTANDING THE TWO,
and BELIEVING THE ONE GOD ALMIGHTY
or ADAT BASED ON SYARI'A, SYARI'A BASED ON KITABULLAH

to all nephew and niece in Ranah Minang Nusantara or in throughout the world.
In January 2000, on seminar "Adat bersendi syarak, syarak bersendi kitabullah", at Bukittinggi, West Sumatra, Prof. Dato' DR. Firdaus Hj. Abdullah from Malaya University, Kualalumpur, said: "For Minangkabau people's weltanchaung or worldview, there are too bad luck in their life, if he/she haven't know the Four or Adat"

In the Minangkabau terminology there are four kinds of adat. We also translate adat as "the manners", because people do it for their activity i.e: 1. Adat nan sebenarnya adat; 2. Adat nan teradat; 3. Adat nan diadatkan; 4. Adat istiadat or 1. The truly manners; 2. The orderline manners; 3. The customary manners; (adj.) 4. Accustome manners (verbs).

Feeling something have been lost Terasa sesuatu ada yang hilang
When people forgotten philosohy Ketika manusia lupa adat
There are too bad luck in our life Tiada hidup yang lebih malang
If someone is mentioned "that he/she doesn't know the Four" Jika disebut orang yang: "Tak tahu nan Empat"

In this website we can discuss all about our ancestor message to their descent.
The heritage of our ancestor (warisan) are too much, as usually says in proverb or adagium.
You can say that all of these adages are the dialectic of live, and that's the legacies we have to receive.

"Warisan diterima, lembaga diisi or You must receive the legacies, and you must have a system".

Our ancestor oath:
Someone who refuse his heritages would be like a timber, on the tip of the leaf never grown up, in the ground there are no roots, and in the midle of the tree put a hole by beetle.
Sarupo batang kayu, ka ateh indak bapucuak, di bawah indak ba urek, di tangah-tangah digiriek kumbang pulo

As American president John F. Kennedy says: "A person who don't know from where he/she came from, and he/she wouldn't know where his/her destination", so it's better to us to acknowledge, that we came from our ancestor heritages and we are going to the world globalization.
You can choose the article in the table in Indonesian or English

"Yg Perlu Direngkuh Kembali", pengantar dari Prof. Sjafri Sairin, Ph.D
Kata Pengantar dari DR. Moctar Naim
Otak Sebagai Saksi di Akhirat oleh
Prof. Dr. Rusdi Lamsudin
Peta Alam Terkembang atau Sistematika
Ilmu Pengetahuan Moderen
Apakah Cupak "nan Dua" itu ?
Ilustrasi I, Rasa-Periksa di dalam kehidupan manusia sehari-hari
Ilustrasi II, Rasa-Periksa di dalam kehidupan manusia sehari-hari
Inilah Syarat untuk Menjadi Orang,
sebenar-benarnya Orang !
Syarak yang Berkata, Adat nan Dipakai
Menurut Falsafah Alam Minangkabau,
Adat adalah nan Empat
Pedoman Hidup sehari-hari menurut Falsafah Alam Minangkabau
Jangan Sampai Menjadi Orang Bangsait !
Tahu pada nan Empat Tolok Ukur Orang yg Bangsait !
Budaya Minangkabau dalam Era Globalisasi oleh DR. Moctar Naim
Man as The World Caliph
To Control Rasa
About the Two, Rasa and Periksa
Tanjung-Sungayang sebagai Tanah dan Air
Sejarah Nagari Tanjung-Sungayang
Tahu di nan Empat, Paham pada Cupak nan Dua, yakin kepada yang Esa