22 November, 2019

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In The Shadow Of The Epics

With Muslim puppeteers and audiences and tales from Hindu mythology, Wayang Kulit is a tangible manifestation of Indonesia’s pluralism.

The audience numbered in the hundreds: mechanics and small retailers, office workers and academics, mingled as they squatted or stretched out on the dry lawn in front of the stage. Women wearing headscarves cradled children on their laps, whorls of spicy smoke floating above them, as their husbands chain-smoked clove cigarettes.

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    Shadow of the Epics,

    ” And so I received instruction from Pak Suharto, an observant Muslim, who is my driver, about an episode from the Ramayana. At the Tangerang wayang, he had joined the audience. Later, as we drove back home, he was agog with excitement. “I am too much liking Rahwana, madam,” he grinned, taking his hands off the wheels, alarmingly, and holding up 10 fingers. “Do you know that he is dasamukha? It means, he has 10 heads.”

    Ravana was Hindu.

    Do you know Mara has Dasmuka? 10 Heads. BBS, Sinhala Ravaya, JHU etc.

    1. Bali, Indonesia (with 87% Muslims) is 94$ Hindu and peaceful.

    2. Sri Lanka, (with 70% Buddhists) is violent, courtesy Monk Mahanama of 5th Century,contrary to Buddhist teachings. So, Buddhism was and is the curse of Lanka, in order to keep the Monk Hegemony.

    3. Islam was introduced to Indonesia by the Sufis, like to Sri Lanka and the Indian Subcontinent. Not the Wahhabis, Salafis or the Fundamentalists Satanic Islam funded by petrodollars.

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      Ravana was not Hindu! He was one of the very first Scientologists. He was also a before 6 Vegan. He also never ate uncooked meat thereby reducing any risk HPV.

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