Forces of the cosmos in alam minangkabau: A phenomenological perspective

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Abstract

The literature of the Minangkabau tribe of the Malay World is rich with proverbs based on their view of ‘nature and nurture’. By and large, they construe the world (alam) as an open book and a ‘guru’ into the mysteries of life. In this paper, the author will examine some of those proverbs based on the book Kato Pusako Papatah Patitih Ajaran dan Filsafat Minangkabau. Towards the end, an outline of their belief regarding the destiny of man, levels of reality and the gradation of what is occult and manifest is analysed within the unfolding drama between skies and earth.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrom Sky and Earth to Metaphysics
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Pages241-248
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9789401790635, 9789401790628
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

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Proverbs
Cosmos
Nature
Guru
Drama
Destiny
Tribes
Mystery

Keywords

  • Cosmos
  • Kato Pusako
  • Minangkabau tribe
  • Oral tradition
  • Peribahasa (proverbs)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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Forces of the cosmos in alam minangkabau : A phenomenological perspective. / Samian, Abdul Latif.

From Sky and Earth to Metaphysics. Springer Netherlands, 2015. p. 241-248.

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Samian, Abdul Latif. / Forces of the cosmos in alam minangkabau : A phenomenological perspective. From Sky and Earth to Metaphysics. Springer Netherlands, 2015. pp. 241-248
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