Proceedings of The International Conference on Research in Social Sciences
Bele Quadrant’ As Philosophy Of Life To Live In Harmony
Bele Antonius, Graciana A. Bele and Agrippina A. Bele
To live in harmony with others and nature is the way of life of the Buna’ people in Timor,Indonesia. For them to love each other is not only a philosophical or theological term but also they practice it as a tradition. The root of this tradition of living in harmony is the object of our research done from 2005 to 2019, fourteen years. The Buna’ people is a local tribe, about 100,000 members live in the Island of Timor, Indonesia and the Democratic Republic of Timor. Here we present the result of our study that they have been living for centuries on the basis of their way of life: Nopil, Nawas, Nejel, Nimil, in English: desire, reason, instinct and conscience. We named these four aspects: ‘Bele Quadrant’ as four parts of human being.
KeyWords: Bele Quadrant’, conscience, desire,instinct, reason.