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Scirj Volume II, Issue II, February 2014 Edition
ISSN: 2201-2796

Sekala and Niskala Accountability practices in the clan-based organization MGPSSR in Bali, Indonesia

Putu Kepramareni, Made Sudarma, Gugus Irianto, Aulia Fuad Rahman

Abstract: MGPSSR is a clan organization based on kinship and lineage. It comprises individuals and families of the descendants of the Sapta Rsi, seven venerated sages in ancient Bali. Initially, it was established to plan and supervise the construction and renovation of temples related to the seven sages. It was established in 1952 and enters its 61 years this year. One interesting phenomenon about the organization is its ability to carry out its missions for years without suffering any problem related to its financial accountability. The purpose of this research is finding out and understanding the accountability practices of this organization. The research used the ethnomethodology approach, which focused on methods and ways the MGPSSR carries out its accountability practices. Data were acquired through interviews, archival and documentation study, as well as observation. The interview was carried out with the organization’s executives and members, and members of the general public. The research shows that the organization has implemented a holistic accountability practices, comprises both the secular and religious ones. The organization carries out two forms of accountability practices, the sekala (physical/seen) and niskala (non-physical/religious/unseen). These accountability practices are based on personal accountability, a term comprises the individual’s sense of responsibility and integrity based on the religious values of karma, altruism and moral purity.

Reference this Paper: Sekala and Niskala Accountability practices in the clan-based organization MGPSSR in Bali, Indonesia by Putu Kepramareni, Made Sudarma, Gugus Irianto, Aulia Fuad Rahman published at: "Scientific Research Journal (Scirj), Volume II, Issue II, February 2014 Edition, Page 29-33 ".

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