The Subud receiving is a worship of God founded by Bapak Mhd. Subuh after receiving a revelation from God. Subud is a non-denominational spiritual association. It is not a religion.
Subud should not be confused with Subuh. Subud is derived from three sanskrit words: Susila, Budhi and Dharma. The Subud receiving is different for everyone. Subud cannot be understood by the mind. Subud is neither meditation nor teaching nor philosophy. Subud can only be experienced.
The contact can be given by anyone who follows the Subud receiving.
Bapak gave talks to satisfy Subud members' questions about the spiritual training of Subud. He entreated members to experience the reality through their own contact with God's power via the receiving.
Subud spread to the West and thousands received the Subud contact. Subud groups exist in more than 70 countries. A million Subud people have experienced the spiritual receiving. Subud is not a religion and the receiving embraces people of all religions. There is no charge for the Subud contact. Thus, Subud spread, for the contact did not require Bapak's attendance.
Bapak urged members to start enterprises to fund Subud charitable efforts. Subud enterprises are intended to benefit not just Subud members but all mankind. The Subud experience is received with full awareness. The Subud receiving is followed within one's ordinary life in being Subud.
Our image story with photos by Simón Cherpitel contains Bapak's statements, recollected by Subud members.