Seven Core Principles of Sunan Drajat’s Teachings


The Seven Core Principles of Sunan Drajat’s (15th Century Javanese Sage) Teachings:

  1. Kindness towards others.
  2. Exercising caution during times of happiness and ease.
  3. Striving for the goal without being concerned with worldly hindrances.
  4. Subduing the nafs (ego).
  5. Keeping the five daily prayers.
  6. Heneng (stillness through meditation), leading to Hening (purification of the mind), leading to Henung (divine contemplation).
  7. Seeing all things as waves in one ocean / seeing God’s will in everything.


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