(Latihan Hall in Jakarta, Indonesia)
The word "Subud" is an abbreviation of three Sanskrit words: Susila, Budhi and Dharma. In Subud, these are approximately translated as follows: Susila means right living in accordance with the Will of God; Budhi means the inner force residing within the nature of man himself; Dharma means surrender and submission to the Power of God.
These three words symbolize the state or the being of a person who has been able to receive the contact with the greatness of God, thanks to their genuine surrender and faith in the greatness and majesty of Almighty God. They also represent a person who is able to act in a way that is humane and in accordance with God's will.