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
KNOWING THE FOUR,
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.
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.
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Prof. Dr. Rusdi Lamsudin
Ilmu Pengetahuan Moderen
sebenar-benarnya Orang !
Adat adalah nan Empat