The Experience of K. Suwardi
He is a native of Central East Java, a civil servant by occupation living peacefully and modestly with his Yogyanese wife and 4 children. "Seeing the result of mystical achievement I got, I did the learning more confidently by following all my Guru's instructions".
"If I remember now, what kind of exercises I have followed through, it was unbelievable". It was really hard, he said further, among other he had to fast without any food and water for a week, he had to remain outside directly under the sky for 24 hours; he and his friends had to submerge in the middle of a river for one night listening the teaching of their Guru.
He believed it could happened only by protection of Lord/Gusti. He was not satisfied to learn only from one Guru. During school holidays he went oftenly to learn in other places. He considered Kanuragan as the first step to learn a higher knowledge in spiritualism and Kejawen, to believe more and more to the unlimited power of Gusti.
Knowledge (Ngelmu) from his father
He asked me to stay until Tuesday despite my protest. In the eve of Tuesday, he talked to me in the veranda of the house. He asked me to open widely the front door of the house. Unexpectedly he told me that now, it was time for him to leave the family and the world. He instructed me to call my mother. My father held her hands tightly, saying clearly in composed voice:
(seven years later, I understood that my father's last words are precious teaching of perfect knowledge, ngelmu Kasampurnan) Since I got my father's message, I deliberately dropped my kanuragan knowledge. I decided to learn a higher knowledge i.e. True knowledge.
Praise Gusti, he met a right old wise man who knows kejawen perfectly. He learned and exercised with determination, step by step, unconsciously he became wiser. Without any promotion people started coming to him for consultation, of course, he can not reject the visitors. They come for various reasons. He started to help people among other:
Replying to question that in this modern time black magic or santet still exists, Pak K. Suwardi inhaling his breath deeply, said: "Regretfully yes, there are people who mischiefly using black spiritual practices to achieve different goals. I have helped a lot of people who suffer from these deeds. Really it's annoying".
Recently he have just helped someone who lost his twelve year old daughter for 3 weeks. The man has tried to find her every where: in his relatives 'houses, hospitals etc, before he came for a help to Pak K. Suwardi. Looking to the girl's photo, Pak Suwardi told her parents:
"The most important, your daughter is still alive. At that time, she is abducted and hidden by some spirits. Please pray solemnly to God the Almighty to protect your girl and request God to help you, so your girl shall return to your house safely. I will do my best also to help solve this problem by blessing from God". "The next day I got a phone call informing me that his daughter had return safely. Thank God! ".
My partner-Mas Kijan Djajatirta
Only by the permit of Gusti and total belief to the knowledge I pursuit. I could successfully pass this spiritual deed. Needless to say that I have to learn step by step with the supervision of a Guru. He told me that I have to remain always low profile and above everything else, I am obliged to be grateful to God the Almighty. In kanuragan, I have the advantages to know about the strenghts and weaknesses of all parts of human body.
A basic knowledge which is very useful later on doing my duty in helping sick people. Growing older, I felt that I need a spiritual knowledge useful also for the well being of other people. I am happy that Gusti replies my sincere wish. I met a wise old man from whom I learn a lot.
In the ancient time Sastra Jendra was only for certain gods, it was a top secret knowledge. In wayang stories, the supreme god Batara Guru had tought this knowledge to god Indra. Only a selective people could achieve Sastra Jendra, after passing successfully his/her Tapa Brata (spiritual ascetism)
In his classical works, Arjuna Sasrabahu, a poet of Surakarta Palace (1824), R.Ng.Sindusastra mentioned that "Sastra Jendra is a world secret" (Sastra Jendra wadining rat)
Previously it was Sastra (Har) Jendra - a secret knowledge of gods, but at present it is becoming Sastra Ceta - a clear knowledge, showing a human being who is successfully doing his/her samadi, accepted by Gusti, he/she would see the reality (kasunyatan) for a person seeking for a reality, samadi is one of the most important thing to practice. By achieving spiritually Sastra Jendra, means: A human sees his/her real-self (kejatenira), his/her life is safe/perfect, able to 'mamayu hayuning bawono' - to embellish the world for the benefit of all creatures, knows the real knowledge of 'Sangkan paraning dumadi' - the secret of circulation of life, from where it comes and where it goes. Of course it could happened only by the permit of Gusti as a blessing to our good, correct and continuos spiritual efforts.
Closing his remarks on Sastra Jendra the low profile man said:
(Suryo S. Negoro)
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