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Javanese alphabet

Jakarta (Dreamland Library) - "HONOCOROKO", has a high value meaning, reminds us all to always build and maintain communication. The name Honocoroko itself is taken from the first line in a row of Javanese Script, the details of which are as follows:


The twenty Javanese scripts arranged in these four lines have historically contained a story:

Ono Caroko = There is a messenger (Abdi Setia)
Doto Sawolo = Fighting each other
Podho Joyonyo = You're both powerful
Mogo Bothongo = Both of them became corpses

In the story, there is a Satria named Ajisaka who lives on a remote island with two loyal servants, Dora and Sembodo. One day Ajisaka was determined to improve his life by moving to the royal capital. Dora was invited to participate, while Sembodo remained on the island with a kris. Ajisaka advised the kris to be protected and stored, not to be given to others. As a loyal servant, then the message was received and agreed with determination will be implemented as well as possible.

Then after all this time, various twists and turns of life's journey through it, Ajisaka successfully became King. At that time, Ajisaka felt the need to take the kris, so Dora was sent to meet Sembodo to ask for the return of the kris that was left behind. What happened next, it was unexpected, the two loyal servants, devout and very respectful felt that they were in opposite positions. Each servant did not want to violate and ignore Ajisaka's message. Difficult, the conditions at that time did not allow to communicate again so that each of them held fast to the initial message he received. When Dora came to deliver Ajisaka's message who sent her to take the kris, Sembodo did not want to hand over the kris. This attitude is in accordance with previously received messages. The two loyal Abdi insisted on implementing Ajisaka's message, one did not want to give the keris Ajisaka entrusted to him, while the other determined that he would not return to Ajisaka, who was now the King before the keris was brought along.

A fight ensued was unavoidable. The two servants fought over the kris by expending their energy, abilities and supernatural powers to seize and defend themselves. The strength of the two is equal, no one wants to budge and eventually both of them become victims, killed into a dead body pierced by a dagger. The valuable lesson from the meaningful story is how important and the need to build and maintain communication between various parties early on a regular or periodic basis, continuously and not stopping. Especially in the modern era like today, when the communication tools have become more sophisticated and almost unobstructed, it is really a pity if there are still parties who do not understand, about the History and its own Ancestor Message.


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