Omwille van het recente overlijden van een van mijn leraren en goede vriend, Pak Serengen de stichter en grootmeester van Yellow Bamboo, Bambu Kuning, plaats ik hier enkele van zijn teksten.
Pak Serengen, gaf mij in Bali directe ervaring met tal van bovennatuurlijke fenomenen.
Het was een belangrijke stap in mijn evolutie en opende de weg naar directe praktische ervaringen met de
“onzichtbare wereld” (zoals hij het noemde).
De training, inzichten, ervaringen, vriendschappen en meer die voortvloeiden uit mijn contact met hem zullen mij altijd bijblijven.
Yellow Bamboo was lange tijd het vergelijkingspunt waartegen ik de effectiviteit en efficiëntie van andere systemen voor spirituele ontwikkeling kon testen.
Ik gaf enkele jaren les in Yellow Bamboo en groeide uiteindelijk door tot de hoogst opgeleide Westerling in dit systeem, waarin ik werd ingewijd en onderwezen tot in de hoogste niveaus van dit systeem.
De talloze gesprekken met Pak Serengen, de directe steun en begeleiding op dit pad waren zeker een katalysator voor mijn groei.
Uiteindelijk leidde mijn zoektocht naar optimalisatie, effectiviteit en praktische resultaten er toe dat ik Yellow Bamboo niet meer kon promoten of onderwijzen, daar ik andere methoden tegenkwam en inzichten ontwikkelden die mensen een directere, eenvoudigere, en daardoor ook snellere weg bieden om hun verborgen potentieel te doen ontwaken.
Yellow Bamboo was echter een belangrijk startpunt van dit alles. De directe ervaringen met het bovennatuurlijke die ik hierin mocht opdoen, opende voor mij en anderen de ogen voor een wereld waarvan de meeste mensen het bestaan niet kennen, alsook voor de verborgen mogelijkheden die schuilen in elk van ons – een hoger menselijk potentieel.
Pak Serengen communiceerde even makkelijk met de geestenwereld (niskala) als met die van de mensen (sekala), en gaf wat hij leerde in de astrale dimensies door om mensen te begeleiden op hun spirituele groei, in hun leven en hun zaak.
Daarnaast werd hij druk bezocht door mensen die hem opzochten voor healing en advies.
Onderstaand deel ik enkele van zijn teksten die in het Engels zijn vertaald.
The writer of this book expresses his gratitude to Almighty God for all his
blessings so that this book can be written and finished on time as it was originally
This book is written to make it easier for the inner strength lovers to know the
spiritual world, get contact with the holly souls, and even see the spiritual souls in the
It is important to know that there is actually no secret in this world except
yourself that is why open your secret then the secret of this universe will be
The Yellow Bamboo inner strength institution has an easy and effective training
methodology to open the secret of the human beings and surely, it can open the secret
of this universe. You probably answer, “It is impossible” to this entire question: “Can
anyone see the holly spirits?”
Dear readers, through Yellow Bamboo institution all those questions can be
very possibly made or done, it can also teach you all how to defend yourself
spiritually, physically or non physically (black magic), healings, be it medically or non
medically,, reading the minds and the hearts of others, progressing business and many
Finally the writer expresses his deep gratitude to all the people who have been
so thoughtfully help making this book becomes successfully written, again thank you
Bali, June 1st, 2006
I Nyoman Serengen
1. The Birth History of Yellow Bamboo
Yellow Bamboo is a vision brought down to the real world in Dewata Island, Bali,
accepted by its founder: I Nyoman Serengen. It was all started on one afternoon, the tenth
of the full moon in the Balinese calendar in 1985. At that time, the writer was sitting on
the beach of the Penimbangan temple (the temple that was built by a very famous King in
Bali: Panji Sakti) and when the day became in the afternoon, two butterflies in yellow
colours came approaching and circling the write repeatedly.
Due to the very unusual thing happened, the writer stood up and tried to catch them.
Finally, they flew up and hoped on a big tree. At that very moment, the writer felt a very
strange thing such as the whole body was trembling as if Holy Spirit entered the body.
Due to the very unusual experience, the writer decided to go home besides it was also
getting darker and the writer tried to forget what he just felt on the beach.
At night, it was surely full moon, when the writer was in bed for sleeping. The writer
dreamed of a warrior, he said: “If you need my help, please call me”. “My name is Batara
Pendekar Loro Ijo”. Then, the writer awoke from his dream. On that very night, the writer
called Pendekar Loro Ijo as he said. Then, what happened? Suddenly the light was off, the
wind blew hard, the writer’s body was like flying, and the already locked door was opened
suddenly. Then, the tough Pendekar with no shirt and long hair was entering the writer’s
room. Due to the writer’s frightening condition, the writer asked him to get out of his
room, and then he went out. However, in the living room, Pendekar Loro Ijo laughed
repeatedly loudly as if he was laughing on the writer, then he disappeared into the night.
The next thing happened for two years that the writer was guided and mentor by him,
and maybe because he taught the writer, the writer got all the qualifications needed. Then
on one night, Batara Pendekar Loro Ijo came again. This time he ordered the writer to
keep fasting for days and after that he ordered the writer to do the meditation in the full
silent night. No moon in the sky and the wave of the ocean looked very amazing too. The
writer followed all what he ordered obediently, but when the writer tried to think it over
near the Penimbangan temple, suddenly a tough Pendekar jumped over the writer and
disappeared. In that kind of situation, the writer felt a very unusual and strange thing.
Then, the writer asked permission to go home. When the writer arrived at home, between
half awoke and slept suddenly Pendekar Loro Ijo came again, and that time he only
laughed and laughed as if he mocked on the writer. Once again, he only laughed and
laughed with no single word whatsoever.
The next story was that Batara Pendekar Loro Ijo used to visit the writer. He ordered
the writer to do the fasting and meditation. Finally, the writer got used to do such as
meditation at night in the temple or around the Penimbangan temple. At last, the Yellow
Bamboo was given in systematic process (until now, the Yellow Bamboo spiritual inner
strength discipline is not yet completed given by its spiritual instructor).
The events happened during the meditation processes were full of strange and even
frightening things. It once happened that the writer was ordered to do the meditation
without any shirt in Penimbangan temple, under the very hard rain; thunder was great and
the roar of the waves continuously stroke the lips of the beach. It was already in the
middle of the night when the writer laid down, there came an unexpected tiger, an unseen
world tiger of course. The tiger slept on top of the writer’s body. Soon afterwards, an old
woman undoubtedly sucked the writer’s nipple until he felt very giddy and afraid of
something. It was all combined into one indescribable situation, but the writer could not
even move as if he was hypnotised.
This was of course due to his spiritual power from the unseen world. Another thing
also happened on one night outside the Penimbangan temple that was Batara Loro Ijo
threw up the writer into the bush unexpectedly. Of course, the writer was very surprised
and finally he only could get up slowly from the bush. The next night the writer came with
the martial arts costume with the shoes on.
That is the short story, giving the experiences of the writer in his long way process to
accept the Yellow Bamboo from the unseen world. Finally, the Yellow Bamboo
institution was founded on the full moon, Thursday, August 17, 1989 with the initiation of
the first group numbering up to 25 persons.
2. The Name and Symbol of Yellow Bamboo
As it was explained in the previous chapter about the birth story of Yellow Bamboo,
that Yellow Bamboo is a vision discipline. Of course, it also includes its name and
symbol, which were given from the spiritual world.
The name of Yellow Bamboo was a name given by Batara the Pendekar Loro Ijo. In
the unseen world, Batara Pendekar Loro Ijo is often seen bringing a weapon in the form of
yellow bamboo stick. It is important to know that in the Balinese spiritual cultural
philosophy, the yellow bamboo tree has a very sacred function, for example in every
cremation ceremony or in Bali it is known as Ngaben (burning the dead body), one of the
materials used is from yellow bamboo. It is intended and believed that yellow bamboo has
strong power to bring the souls of the dead body to reach heaven safely.
The same belief exists in the Yellow Bamboo institution. The bamboo, which has
yellow colour, is believed having ability to connect all the members of Yellow Bamboo
institution with the unseen world. Of course, it is including the contact with the spiritual
holly souls. It could be also like the transmitter of a radio station or a microwave of a
The symbol of Yellow Bamboo institution, which came down to earth at the same time
with the name, also has deep and wide philosophical meaning. The symbol consists of a
cakra circle with eight leaves accompanied by the dragon in it. Cakra symbolizes the
universe or akasa world, the upper world as the positive element and the dragon
symbolizes the earth/ mother-earth (the unreal world under the earth) as the negative
element. The meeting between Akasa and Pertiwi (the upper world and mother
earth/earth), this positive and negative element creates an energy or power, which is
extremely powerful. The secret of spiritual elements of Akasa and Pertiwi will be
explained more detail in another chapter.
3. The Goal and Essence of Yellow Bamboo
According to the vision, Yellow Bamboo is brought down from the unseen world to
give the answers of the problematical conditions of the modern world where one with high
education and good social economic condition. Of course, it cannot directly accept the
spiritual things including the spiritual powers. That is why the Yellow Bamboo is brought
down to the real world as quick and effective as the media itself to get to know the
spiritual world with all of its inhabitants.
a. The Goal of Yellow Bamboo
The Yellow Bamboo has the following aims or goals:
1). To get close to the Almighty God with all of his blessings and manifestations and
to know the unreal world with all of its various phenomena and inhabitants.
2). To get physical and inner protection from God.
3). Increasing the health condition, and the perfection of physical and inner life.
4). To get more and more friend as many as possible
5).Training and developing the good attitude and helpful characteristic among all the
human beings all over the world, no matter what religion they belong to.
b. The Essence of Yellow Bamboo:
The perspectives of Yellow Bamboo are very important part in order to know well on
what Yellow Bamboo is all about.
Yellow Bamboo believes and realises with the existence of the human beings. The
human, whoever he is, consists of two parts of bodies such as physical and soul. The
physical body is the body, which we can see, and feel while the soul is something
hidden inside our physical body having the very hidden characteristic, perfect and not
tied up by the time and space (Wyapi wyapaka). It derives from the unseen world,
created by the supreme God, in fact our soul are the part of the God himself. Soul is a
very wise gift from God (Adikodrati). That is why all the human beings have the
powerful inner strength in his bodies. The question now is that: why do the human
beings who have the inner strength power in his bodies are not automatically hidden
and get powerful strength with all its perfectness?
Dear readers, the human beings are not automatically become hidden because its
power has been covered by the physical body. In other words, the hidden element
(Satwam) is still covered by Rajas and Tamas (the physical body). Now we go back to
the perspectives of Yellow Bamboo. Yellow Bamboo is a discipline that tries to
emerge or bring to the surface the inner power from the human beings. This can be
illustrated that the inner power which is in body gets out, emerges and surrounding the
physical body of the human being. It is due to the condition that our physical bodies
are surrounded by the inner power or holy soul and that holly soul actually in the form
of light of the almighty God, so that our physical body will also be surrounded by the
spirituals light, which known as an aura. With this aura, we can easily make contact
with the unreal world or the holly spirits because only those, which are hidden, can
make contact with the spiritual world. On the other hand, for those who have bad
intentions, including those black magic practitioners, this aura will be very hot. That is
why for those members of Yellow Bamboo can defeat or defend themselves or even
break it into pieces.
Well, to get this energy or this spiritual power, we must do some of the Yellow
Bamboo physical and inner trainings, such as the physical breathing or meditation
On the closing part of this book, the readers are requested to keep in mind the
1. The Yellow Bamboo is a vision that is why it is unique and full of hidden
phenomena. Due to that condition, please don’t use it for playing or something which is
not serious, no and never!
2. Please study and master the Yellow Bamboo with three conditions: full
confident, strong concentration and with the accompaniment of the whole emotions, that
is with the full physical and souls elements, feelings, heart, or even our instinct!
3. Please enjoy completely all the hidden experiences we have, not avoiding
4. Please do the exercises in place considerate to be sacred, it can be on the hills,
beside the river, the lake, the beach even under the very heavy rain with the hard blowing
wind and thunder at night time. These all are important to get more hidden phenomena’s.
5. Please use the yellow bamboo for the humanitarian purpose and last but not
least, please be sure, once again, be sure that yellow bamboo will be very extraordinary in
the very extraordinary situation ….!!