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VISHNUÏSM & VISHNUÏSTS
Who or what is a Vishnuïst?
A Vishnuïst is an adherent of the Vishnuïsm.
What is Vishnuïsm?
Who are Vishnuists?
Members of the Vishnuh-Society, in general, are Vishnuists (pronunciation: Visnoewisten.)
A Vishnuïst (Vishnoewist) is regarded by the Vishnuh-Society as a direct member of the family. Every family member knows her family duties according to the old Javanese recipe “Gòtòng-Ròyòng = Mutual solidarity and cooperation.
Furthermore, by joining the oath, the member has entrusted his or her safety and life to the Vishnuh-Society and lives within or outside the Vishnuh Order, and further supports the Vishnuh-Society with his or her capabilities and/or skills.
Members of the Vishnuh-Society are the Putuh-Aghengs and Putu’s (read poetoes), who feel one with the teachings of the Vishnuh-Society and live up to their ideology with honor and conscience. The terms “Putuh-Agheng” and “Putuh” are feminine as masculine, both sexes carry the same title.
Active and Passive members
The Vishnuh-Society has Active and Passive members. Anyone who is a member of the Vishnuh-Society guarantees absolute confidentiality. Members’ personal information is recorded and stored in Lontar as traditionally.
The active member learns to master the authentic Pencak-Silat doctrine with the associated weapons and disarmament techniques, philosophy, respiratory and physical exercise, history, and community spirit.
The Society provides the lessons in Pencak-Silat according to age-old methodologies, which can be mastered by almost everyone through physical training, provided that one is also physically healthy or has no physical limitations, so that the combat techniques when it really matters, the person concerned by applying the defense techniques effectively provides adequate protection.
Vishnuists who can not participate in physical training due to one or more physical shortcomings are recommended to familiarize themselves with the meditation theory (breathing theory.) However, the member is not obliged to attend classes, with the reference to the “appendix” mentioned under sub-B Passive members.
In addition, the Vishnuh-Society offers its members spiritual support in his or her existence and endeavor, as well as physical presence in order to protect the individual body of thought and for there when it may be necessary. The Vishnuh-Society is nowhere demonstrative. She knows what a consensus is when a member needs some help.
The Vishnuh-Society always comes out of nowhere in distress to do what needs to be done in support of the member or members concerned, and after the possible problem is solved together and to mutual satisfaction and the peace has returned, she disappears again as if she had never been there.
The Vishnuh-Society is peaceful and humane, and therefore traditionally acts for self-protection in line with its ancestral adat in accordance with the statement that “whoever does not harm one or more of the Vishnu’s humanly has nothing to fear from her either.
In a democratic country like the Netherlands in which hypocritical religious people live who also distribute most of the sheets in the government, everyone is free to choose their philosophy of life or ideology and to act according to Dutch law, which is based on so many other national laws on the Bible and in which the Vishnuh-Society is fully involved.
This legal system is not entirely unfair in the line of legality, but justice is taboo here, in view of the tangible reality that law is crooked in Europe and in the westernized religious countries. In addition, the Vishnuh-Society prefers the applicability of the many facets of the Law of Nature, which is just and in many respects offers a solution to the failure of the democratic legal system, which often does not produce the desired result or spiritual satisfaction for the individual.
In other words; if a victim who is a member of the Vishnuh-Society finds no satisfaction in the application of the democratic legal system to his assailant, that at the request of his injured member the Vishnuh-Society is compelled to use the law of nature until satisfaction occurs or has occurred for the current member according to the statement “eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth.”
… And God will not dare to take pity on the guilty soul, for God does not exist. In view of the world’s events with respect to believing humanity, the Society reaches the final conclusion that if God / Devil actually exists we will then have to deal with the evil humanity itself. Experience has taught us that the gods and devils can set up a big mouth, but they can not tolerate pain.
The danger comes from and through evil people who unscrupulously shift their nefarious actions to the will of a non-existent God with their fabricated Bible / Quran / Torah and other religious scriptures as their guiding principle.
Active members (Putuh-Aghengs and Putu’s) are those who unconditionally commit to the training obligation as stipulated in Article 3 of these Rules and are also fully active within the Vishnuh order.
Passive members are those who, without a training obligation, support the Vishnuh-Society on a voluntary basis with his / her ability/talents and skills.
The old-Javanese word “Putuh” (… read Poetoeh) -this literally means “grandchild or pupil, has been recorded by the Gurubesar as the designation for Instructor (trice) or style leader/follower (e) / initiate and representative of the doctrine of Vishnuh, and also all those who act as Active / Passive Putuh under the auspices of the Gurubesar / Vishnuh-Society.
The old-Javanese word “Agheng” (= large, high) linked to the word Putuh, indicates the position of the one who bears this title of the Vishnuh-Society, either passive or active members. (See art.1 of the rules of procedure.)
The concepts Putuh and Putuh-Agheng are titles deposited by the Vishnuh-Society exclusively for its members. Therefore, no one is allowed without any relevance to mention these recorded titles for his name.
House Rules for Vishnuists
A Putuh-Agheng is he or she the devotee / initiated member, who has been appointed or appointed by the Gurubesar / Vishnuh-Society as head of a social department/association/branch or as deputy head of the Gurubesar.
You become a member by submitting a written request to the Vishnuh-Society;
To this end, the Vishnuh-Society provides the applicant with the registration form which must be completed in full, containing the first name (s), surname, date of birth, place of birth, current home address, a summary of the autobiography of the person concerned, a recent passport photo, a summary of his / her motivation why they want to become a member.
If the prospective member is rejected by the Vishnuh-Society for one reason or another, the applicant will receive a letter stating the reason for the rejection.
If all conditions for obtaining membership have been met by the newcomer, the Vishnuh-Society will proceed to process the request for membership.
The executive Putuh-Agheng / Putuh is obliged to make a report, and this every quarter to hand over to the Gurubesar / Vishnuh-Society;
The candidate Putuh-Agheng / Putuh must have reached the minimum age of 9 (nine) years.
The Putuh-Agheng / Putuh takes the oath for his installation in the doctrine; to uphold the Adat of the Pencak-Silat and to follow every directive with respect to Pencak-Silat, with honor and conscience. This also applies to the penitentiary vow whereby he or she promises to follow every instruction of the Gurubesar / Vishnuh-Society; (Oathing is done orally):
I (the arrival must fully name his name and first names) hereby lays before the Vishnuh-Society and in the presence of the Gurubesar (or his deputy) the oath to uplift the Adat of the Vishnuh-Society and the Pencak-Silat. and to follow each directive with respect and honor. This also applies to the penitentiary vow, whereby I promise to follow every instruction from the Gurubesar / Vishnuh-Society. I also promise loyalty, support, sincerity to my family / the Vishnuh-Society in good times and in bad times.
The competence of a Putuh-Agheng / Putuh is ratified if she or he;
a. – possesses a license issued by the Gurubesar / Vishnuh-Society on which the Putuh-Agheng / Putuh is competent;
b.-under personal supervision of the Gurubesar / Vishnuh-Society.
The license as referred to in art.7.a is only valid in accordance with articles 3 (three) & 4 (four) of these regulations.
The Gurubesar / Vishnuh-Society is entitled at any time to revoke a certificate/membership issued if it considers the terms to be so;
The Gurubesar / Vishnuh-Society reserves the right to amend or ratify regulations;
If the Putuh-Agheng / Putuh is summoned by the Gurubesar / Vishnuh-Society, she or he is obliged to appear within 7 (seven) and up to 16 (sixteen) days and immediately stop the activities of the Pencak-Silat;
If the Putuh-Agheng / Putuh can not comply with what is stipulated in Article 11, she or he must notify the Gurubesar / Vishnuh-Society by telephone and make a new appointment. The person concerned must then confirm this within 7 days by registered letter;
If the Putuh-Agheng / Putuh does not comply with Articles 11 (eleven) & 12 (twelve), he/ she will be tacitly suspended. This suspension is confirmed by the Gurubesar / Vishnuh-Society in writing;
It is forbidden for anyone to reproduce, steal or sell the learned, lesson/documentation material belonging to the Gurubesar / Vishnuh-Society in any way without written permission from the Gurubesar / Vishnuh-Society.
Each member must adhere to the guidelines concerning the teaching pattern as stated by the Gurubesar / Vishnuh-Society.
The teaching qualification/membership will be immediately withdrawn in case of misuse of the doctrine (s) by a member;
a.-in case of abuse by a Putuh-Agheng / Putuh, his group or department will be taken over by a person designated by the Gurubesar / Vishnuh-Society,
b.-Possibly follow suspension/disqualification.
The Putuh-Agheng / Putuh is obliged to report this within 24 hours to the Gurubesar / Vishnuh-Society if its task (s) is prevented, so that appropriate measures can be taken to ensure that the activities can continue;
Deprivation and/or suspension of the Putuh-Agheng / Putuh for an indefinite period can be pronounced by the Gurubesar / Vishnuh-Society when it acts:
a.-contrary to the rules of procedure of the Vishnuh-Society;
b.-contrary to the Statutes of the Vishnuh-Society;
c.-contrary to a decision of the Gurubesar / Vishnuh-Society;
d.-contrary to the Adat of Pencak-Silat;
e.-in a way that unreasonably disadvantages or discredits the Gurubesar / Vishnuh-Society;
The Putuh-Agheng / Putuh is obliged to:
a. to observe carefully the statutes, regulations, and decisions of the Gurubesar / Vishnuh-Society;
b. not to harm the interests of the Gurubesar / Vishnuh-Society,
c. – to comply with all other obligations concerning the Vishnuh-Society;
The teaching qualification or membership ends:
a.-upon death of the Putuh-Agheng / Putuh,
b.-by cancellation by the person concerned,
c.-by cancellation on behalf of the Gurubesar / Vishnuh-Society,
d. -by denial/suspension for an indefinite period of time;
e.-by dismay on behalf of the Gurubesar / Vishnuh-Society.
Nb. Cancellation or disqualification on behalf of the Gurubesar / Vishnuh-Society may occur when the requirements are no longer met, when the stated obligations are not met and when the Gurubesar / Vishnuh-Society can not reasonably be required to continue the competence/membership;
The Gurubesar / Vishnuh-Society may, following a proposal to terminate, deny or disqualify, suspend its decision by a maximum of 30 days in order to give the Putuh-Agheng / Putuh concerned the opportunity to cancel the grounds on which the proposal is based;
If a decision has been taken to terminate or deny/disqualify, the Putuh-Agheng / Putuh concerned will be informed of this, stating reasons, by means of a registered letter;
If the board is of the opinion that the denial/cancellation/removal can not be awaited until the next board meeting, the member is suspended. This suspension will remain in effect until the next board meeting unless it is withdrawn. If it actually proceeds to denial or cancellation, it will be deemed to have commenced on the date of the suspension;
The Gurubesar / Vishnuh-Society reserves the right to demand at any time the teaching materials and/or other documents provided to the Putuh-Agheng / Putuh without stating reasons;
All Lesson, drawing and/or other material produced or developed by a member (s) by or on behalf of the Gurubesar/ Vishnuh-Society is automatically owned by the Gurubesar/ Vishnuh-Society. ;
The Putuh-Agheng / Putuh is obliged to carry the proof of competence:
The annual contribution is made voluntarily and according to the capacity of the passive Putuh, and the active Putuh pays a contribution that is determined annually by the board.
Appropriately, from the registration, all rules of the Vishnuh-Society are on the person concerned, and the rules of procedure are automatically fully in force on all who transfer to the membership of the Vishnuh-Society.
* She / He who is a member of the Vishnuh-Society is deemed to have properly followed the rules of procedure for the * Putuh-Agheng / Putuh and will actually follow them with honor and conscience.
The Vishnuh-Society does not seek to change the world, but those who want to be a member will have to follow its procedure. Criticizing her admission policy/rules is pointless. Otherwise, the Vishnuh-Society is not waiting for adventurers nor for unwelcome guests of this kind. And the Vishnuh-Society is not waiting for know-it-all people either.
The Vishnuh-Society welcomes only earthlings, and those who are free from fear, sincere in spirit, have no harm in the sense, and wish to be admitted to the Vishnuh-Society, will be welcomed as a full member. Those who really want to learn the Pencak-Silat will undoubtedly submit to the rules, norms, and values and the adat of the Vishnuh-Society as a true family member.
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