7 Keunikan Alam Indonesia

Berikut ini 7 Keunikan Alam Indonesia yang memiliki daya tarik luar biasa dan terkenal hingga mancanegara.

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1. Danau Tiga Warna Kelimut, NTT

Keajaiban dari Flores, yaitu Danau Kelimutu yang mempunyai tiga warna. Hitam, Hijau, dan Merah, adalah tiga warna dari danau ini. Tidak hanya mempesona wisatawan dalam negeri saja, danau ini sudah mempesona hingga ke Wisatawan dari Mancanegara. Danau ini terletak di Desa Pemo, Kecamatan Kelimutu, Kabupaten Ende, NTT.

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2. Danau Kakaban (Kalimantan Timur)

Keajaiban dari Danau Kakaban ini adalah adanya ubur-ubur yang tidak menyengat. Ajaibnya, ubur-ubur seperti ini hanya terdapat di dua tempat di dunia, yaitu di Danau Kakaban dan Jellyfish Lake di Palau, Micronesia di kawasan tenggara Laut Pasifik. Disini kamu bisa berenang dan menyelam ke dasar danaunya untuk bertemu ubur-ubur unik ini. Danau Kakaban diklaim sebagai danau ubur-ubur terbesar di dunia. Sebabnya, terdapat 4 jenis ubur-ubur di danau ini, yaitu ubur-ubur bulan, ubur-ubur totol, ubur-ubur kotak, dan ubur-ubur terbalik.

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3. Pulau Komodo (Pasir pantai merah muda)

Jika pantai biasanya berpasir putih atau hitam, maka pantai ini mempunyai pasir yang berwarna merah muda. Datanglah ke Pink Beach di Pulau Komodo. Pantai ini letaknya ada di balik bukit, sehingga sepi dan terpencil. Air laut di sekitar pantainya sangat biru jernih dan menggoda untuk diving atau snorkeling.

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4. Goa Batu Cermin (Fosil penyu dan batu karang)

Di dalam gua ini terdapat gugusan batu karang dan fosil penyu di dinding guanya. kamu bisa melihatnya dengan menggunakan senter karena gelapnya suasana di dalam gua. Gugusan batu karang pun terlihat jelas, seperti batu karang yang ada di bawah lautan. Oleh sebab itu, batu-batu karang dan penyu yang seharusnya berada di bawah lautan, mengapa bisa berada di dalam gua di atas daratan? Inilah tanda tanya besar sekaligus menjadi keajaiban alam. Gua Batu Cermin berada di Kampung Wae Kesambi, Kecamatan Komodo, Kabupaten Manggarai Barat, Flores Barat, NTT.

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5. Gunung Krayan (Garam di atas gunung)

Garam gunung yang dihasilkan di Krayan memiliki penampilan yang sama dengan garam laut, yaitu seperti pasir dan berwarna putih. Tetapi, ternyata garam gunung ini memiliki kandungan yodium yang lebih tinggi dibanding garam laut lho!

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6. Air Panas di Pinggir Pantai (Pantai Akesahu)

Pemandian air panas di kolam atau gunung, sudah biasa. Akan tetapi, di Pantai Akesahu, Tidore, Maluku Utara, terdapat pemandian air panas di pinggir pantai. Benar-benar di pinggir pantai dan di depan lautan. Lho!

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7. Pasir Putih di Bukit Lembah Baliem

Jika selama ini kamu menggangap pasir putih hanya ada di pantai saja, maka datanglah ke Desa Aikima di Lembah Baliem, Kabupaten Jayawijaya, Papua. Di sana terdapat pasir putih yang berada di atas bukit dan berjarak ratusan kilometer dari pantai.

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One Buddha Teaching that will Tell You More About Yourself Than Anything Else

PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE

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NO-SELF

In Buddhism one of the ‘Three Characteristics’ is No-Self (the other two are impermanence and suffering which are closely associated with this). This refers to the illusion of reality having a permanent and separate self.

There is this notion that there is a permanent “I” or “me,” which is a separate entity that can be found. The obvious assumption of we are our body sounds good until we look at it and say “this is my body,” which implies at that moment that whatever owns the body wasn’t the body. The observer and the observed; duality denies our body being what we are. It is also in a state of impermanence, and at a sensate level it is made up of energy flickering at a similar rate to reality.

Perhaps thoughts are the “I.” They may seem more like the true “me” than the body does. But they come and go and are changing constantly too, as well as the majority of them not being under our control at all. They too aren’t something solid enough to assume they are the “I.” The ego is a process of identification with reality (physical and mental phenomena), not a thing in and of itself; it is like a bad habit. Not being a thing, it cannot be destroyed as some people say, but by understanding our bare experience, our mind, the process of identification can stop.

There is also something frequently called the “watcher” or “observer,” which is observing all of these phenomena. Strangely, the watcher can’t be found either, as it seems to sometimes be our eyes, sometimes not; sometimes it’s images in our head; sometimes it seems to be our body and sometimes it’s watching the body. It seems odd that this watcher to which all of this is being perceived by, which seems separate from reality and which seems in control of “us” is constantly changing and completely unfindable.

One of the biggest clues in solving this mystery is that if we are observing it, then by definition it isn’t us. Reality is made up entirely of sensations, and to begin to unravel this mystery is to begin to awaken. Reality with a sense of a separate watcher is a delusion. So who or what is it that awakens?

WHAT AWAKENS?

In short, it’s all of this transience that awakens! Here’s an explanation, keep in mind this is an attempt at summarising something quite complicated.

No-Self teachings directly counter the sense that there is a separate watcher, and that this watcher is “us” that is in control, observing reality or subject to the tribulations of the world. These teachings stop the process of mentally creating the illusion of a separate self from sensations that are inherently non-dual and utterly transient.

buddhaThere are physical phenomena (everything we perceive with our senses) and mental phenomena (thoughts, feelings, emotions). These are just phenomena, and all phenomena aren’t a permanent, separate self as they are completely impermanent and are intimately interdependent. These phenomena arise and pass as we venture through reality, i.e. the sound of a bird singing comes into existence and then dissipates.

There is also awareness of these phenomena, but awareness is not a thing or localised in a particular place, so to even say “there is awareness” is already a large problem, as it implies separateness and existence of it where none can be found. Awareness is permanent and unchanging, and it is said that all things arise from it, and all things return to it. It could be called God, Nirvana, The Tao, Allah, the present moment, the Buddha nature or just awareness.

While phenomena are in flux from their arising to their passing, there is awareness of them. Thus, awareness is not these phenomena, as it is not a thing, nor is it separate from these objects, as there would be no experience if this were so.

TRUE-SELF

True-Self teachings point out that we actually are all these phenomena, rather than them being seen as observed. As phenomena are observed, they can’t possibly be the observer.

Thus, the observer, which is awareness, cannot possibly be a phenomenon and thus is not localised and therefore doesn’t exist. Duality implies something on both sides: an observer and an observed. However, there is no phenomenal observer, so duality doesn’t hold up under careful investigation. When the illusion of duality permanently collapses in awakening, in direct experience, all that is left is these phenomena, which is the True Self.

There’s a great little Buddhist poem by Kalu Rinpoche that sums all this up:

We live in illusion and the appearance of things.
There is a reality, we are that reality.
When you understand this, you will see “you” are nothing.
And, being nothing, you are everything.

Source: The Open Mind