Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Myth And Fact - Silat Seni Gayong

Myth and fact about Silat Seni Gayong. A proposal of writing this topic was throw by a friend and student of mine. I will try to list a few facts and myths that surrounding within the art. Before that we must understand the meaning of both words. Myth is a story with purpose that may or not be true, and many historian think myth are about actual event that have become strong symbolic meaning. While fact is an event known to have happened, and which confirmed to such an extent that it is considered reality.

The Myth...The Fact...

Once it was told by the founder that he was born together with a kind of worms and to believe the worms has turn to a dragon in the sea. So what is the symbolic of these stories? As we think deeply it was an event always related in the art of Silat Seni Gayong from the beginning till end. Which we have to think hard of the knowledge that surrounding these stories. Dragon or Naga in Malay is something mystical and have a strong spiritual meaning which brings to the legendary story of the Great Dzulkarnain that ruled from one end to the other. Dragon at one end related to a race ruling the Malay Archipelago and the dragon coil the island of the Malays. It is always said to me by the late founder the dragon is his twin, and when we wear the emblem of Silat Seni Gayong, he explained to me that I {that means him the late founder} will always be there together. The reason why the emblem should be correctly and exactly attach at the left of the body which are at the heart. . I would not elaborate more, as a conclusion it is all related to the Malay Nation. As per the great word of the legendary Malay Malacca Warrior Hang Tuah,"takkan Melayu Hilang Didunia".

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I will only stated the great stories that been told by the great founder. As per the above stories the other famous narration are when he was been seal by the great legendary warrior Hang Tuah at the border of Siam and Tanah Melayu. Do we really know the exact place where it happen? Whatever it is the most significant facts that the place where he was sealed is the land of the Malay huge glorious kingdom that far up  to the country named today as Cambodia. A very big and huge Malay Kingdom, and in that sacred land he was bestowed and seal by the Malay legendary warrior. It was told that he was been tested and seal when he fell asleep on a black stone. All the fact and myth of the stories are relatively about the Malay nation, the glorious, the kingdom, the spiritual, the magical, the greatness of the mystical Malay race.

All these myth and fact secret was told to me in the heir days and I only shared a few of the famous stories in convey intent of my student and friend whose has been waiting for this write up. I hope with this entry it will clear the mist in his mind and open the more understanding of Silat Seni Gayong.

Semoga kita semua diberkati.

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