Greetings in the name of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie the First, It brings me great joy to serve HIM in all Spirit and Truth. I rather die for righteousness and truth than murder my brother. Hell fire to all phony and thieving people worldwide, that continue to steal the mediations without applying the proper credit to its creator. Same way we hail Jah for giving us the power and strength to be great, we bun out the one that think that it is them that make these things possible, or take credit for themself FYAH.
With all humility, give each man their due credit. Now back to the topic. Rastafari unites the races and the proof is in the face. As a Rastaman growing up in the words of HIM. I have observed and learned that there is still racism or its cousin bigotry lingering in the movement, despite what the Almighty has said there are matters that need to be addressed. In particular, the acceptance of the white man in Rastafari and I will be honest with you, being a black man, growing up in black dominated societies and listening to black infused music and messages, I myself look at the white Rastaman as an odd picture. Very similar to the Asian viewing the blackman in their society. Alarms flare up, caution, observation takes place. For the sake that what we have is like a diamond, and any threat from outside the village must be watched carefully. But as time moves on, and you assess the heart of the individual, and you see that this individual is a kinsmen.
Now, I want to alert you, probably the most popular Rastaman in the movement was Bob Marley, some may say Peter Tosh or any other great musical priest but it is Bob that sold the most records, and received probably the most spins. I mean who doesn’t know the lyrics to his songs, almost everyone whether they are a Ras or not.. But have you actually seen him. Bob Marley is mixed, his father is a white man, and his mother a black woman. The acceptance of him and his message carries the weight of both races. His white DNA, enables all white people to relate to him and his cause, which is Haile Selassie’s cause. Just like the blackman, the true white man see the injustice and folly in society and will burn it down as well.
I remember watching Sa Neter on his topic, White Rasta Imposter and he was asking the White Bobo Priest questions that was geared to make the Priest look foolish, but the Priest stayed true. Wasn’t phased and answered his questions in humility, stating what we all know that the black is the origination of mankind. In my opinion Sa Neter’s mission was a bust and Haile Selassie the First Conquered once again. Remember HE is the conquering Lion, the “ing” means it never stop doing it but is continually doing.
Another example, is the Almighty himself, Haile Selassie the First, his skin complexion looks as if HE is also mixed with white DNA, or is Arab. HE doesn’t look full Bantu or Oromo. His hair isn’t kinky like mines, HE has loosescurls like a child of a mixed heritage but yet we ignore what we see. The evidence is in his face, look at HIM, the blood of all races are in HIM!!!!
Then read his words, that Until the color of mans skin is no more significance than the color of his eyes, there will always be war. And it is true, we are at war now, a serious race war. A vain war, where the wicked man stay in high places, the heavens, running the world. These idiots should have no control nor say over InI, but because we war with each other the real battle is ignored.
I also like to address the white man, that white privilege is real. You must use your privilege to fight for people like myself, held back and oppressed because of the color of skin. This is your mission, this is how you can serve Jah as well, you will not succeed in telling the black man how to live and how to be black, history done messed up that possibility for you. I mean some people may receive you but not as much if you serve our people by speaking against racial injustice. You have the stage to be like a Moses, speak to the Pharaohs and set the people free, from the Prison Pipeline, Man made diseases and its testing on poor income areas where a lot of black and white people live, I mean the injustice goes on and on everywhere. Fight for the victims of the Flint Water Crisis or local crisis. If you have His Majesty’s light then shine like HIM. Put procrastination down and serve. I’m quite sure that your works will be much appreciated by the Blackman who has trouble taking you serious. I’m sorry but you are in a position that you must prove yourself and earn your keep to truly be accepted. White supremacy is a monster and anything that has a form of it, will be criticized. And with that being said respect to Tim Wise, he goes around the world speaking on this injustice before an audience of his peers.
“Death to all white and black oppressors, Life to all white and black freedom fighters”
You know as a Blackman, our heroes in the movement is ones like Marcus Garvey, who said look to the Black king. He was such a high advocate for the black man, though he has received help from whites as he reports in his speech, the Negros greatest enemy. And it is also reported that it was his own people that stabbed him in the back, so why blackman are we fighting so hard for the black people when history has already shown that there are snakes among us? I rather have a loyal white man with me than room full of black haters and gossips. We can’t blame slavery for the poor character that plagues some of our people. Black on Black crime remains an issue no matter how much the pigs shoot us down. Before Chemtrails was sprayed above, the uncle toms turned us in. Garvey has also shared that he doesn’t plan on taking all black people back to Africa because of the poor character that he has seen in some of them.
Haile Selassie the First has shared that there was Ethiopians that molested other Ethiopians during the national crisis, the invasion. In fact, it was other Ethiopians that turned their back on HIM, without the influence of the Italians. We can’t defend all black people, in my opinion some of these traitors should be burned at the stake. We need to identify the spirit and heart of each man and build with him, that is progress and a great way to hail the invisible Jah in his children. Peace and love, we can do this. I learned this past month, that a close person of mine decided to stay with the Black Rastaman, even though her father was a Klan member, they been together for 20 plus years. I was in awe when I heard this, you got to respect these things, and acknowledge that people like this exists. Jah children is all over.
Greetings to each eye, mind, heart, and soul that will interact with these words, it is my duty to deliver thoughts that answer the questions that needs expounding, I pray that the Almighty, the good within you that will always conquer is ever more present during this time.
If you have ever pondered of what you are doing with your life, it is possible that you are awakening to a routine that is preventing progress. It could be progress towards some personal expectations that you may have for yourself, that some how the focus that was there has gotten distracted by something a little more shinier or attractive. We all go through these things, but give thanks to your Creator for the sight of identifying it. Welcome to the evolution of man, for some they are waking up out of the matrix and for others it could be the moment that those who love you have waited so long for this to happen to you; nevertherless, give a righteous praise. Grace for grace, Jah will never forsake.
Now time for some action, committ to a schedule that will .ease in the change. For a 21 day period you can mold this focus into a habitual process. This is the work we have been built to do, we are strong, we are the best, appointed person for the job. We will hate to see this window of opportunity to close on you. Be brave and grow, and whatever it is let your morals show. Evil will show face but follow the good is the best you can do. You are the best, you are blessed, you are beautiful.
Greetings one and all that have decided to read this brief historical piece, I first greet you in the name of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie the First and Empress Menin Asfaw.
On this 23rd day of December, I decided to progress my reading on the biography of Haile Selassie the First from the pen of his and her Great Grandson Asfa-Wossen Asserate.
The book delivers some valuable information on the living being of Haile Selassie the First, along with critiques of what the Great Grandson would of done. With that being said only the mature Rastafari people will be able to read a critique on HIM and be able to draw only the essential tools from it and still hail in perfection.
On page 118 of the book,
And in the spirit of Christmas, Emperor Haile Selassie the First launched what was called the “Christmas Offensive”, he ordered the collaboration of four Ethiopian Armies led by Ras Seyoum, Ras Kassa, Ras Imru, and Ras Mulugeta. The tactic was to split the Italian army in half, the strategy was successful and in the process, allowed the indigenous people to regain some of their towns and lands from the invaders.
Then the Italian Field Marshal Badoglio did the extreme, as if their invasion wasn’t extreme enough. These bastards, took an aerial approach and began to drop canisters, once the canisters hit the ground a smoke appeared. This gas polluted the water, Ras Imru described the scene as follows:
The sight was terrible to behold, hundreds of my men had been sprinkled with a strange liquid and were screaming in pain. Their bare feet, hands and faces were covered with blisters, those who had drunk from the river writhed around on the ground for hours in their death throes. A number of farmers who had come to water their cattle at the river were also affected, along with the inhabitants of the surrounding villages…..I was in a daze; I had no idea what to say to them or how to combat this burning, deadly rain.
During this conflict, A THOUSAND TONS OF POISON WAS DROPPED on the Ethiopians, as well 60,000 arsine-gas shells fired by the Lowtalian army.
Italy ordered an extermination of all Ethiopian people without remorse, all for the teachings of colonialism. These bastards did not uphold their ancient faith, that has been commercialized as Christianity but instead they repeated history, and attempted to kill Iyesus Kristos again, along with his people, two days before the observance of the birth of Jesus.
Haile Selassie the First asked a good question in his autobiography, how can a Christian nation attack another Christian nation? I will like to add to his question by saying, days before Christmas, the biggest day in the Christian religion.
The League of Nations placed sanctions on the Lowtalians, but these rascists, scared, weak leaders didn’t uphold these sanctions. Following the signing of the Geneva Protocol of 1925, the use of mustard gas was outlawed but Mussolini simply denied that any such attacks had taken place.
In the article it speaks of Pope Pius blessing the weapons to commit such a wicked deed.
The Archbishop of Taranto declared: “The war against Ethiopia should be considered as a holy war, a crusade” because the Italian victory would “open Ethiopia, a country of infidels and schismatics, to the expansion of the Catholic faith.”(Avro Manhattan);Pope Pius XI blessed the Italian king, Victor Emmanuel, as the “King of Italy and Emperor of Ethiopia” (New York Times item of February 13, 1937); Italian Cardinals, 29 Archbishops, and 61 bishops gave immediate support to the aggression (against Ethiopia).(Slavembini);
Martindale, the Jesuit scholar representing the Pope, confirmed that the secretary of state at the Vatican, Eugenio Cardinal Pacelli (later Pope Pius XII), offered Haile Selassie 1 million (Sterling Pounds) on behalf of Italy in return for his abdication.”(Alberto Sbacchi);
“Even Catholic papers flatly admitted that Pisus XI had permitted colonial war. The conscience of the world condemned Italy’s vigorous approach.” Gert Buchheit also wrote in 1938: “What did the Papacy do? ….The Church demanded that the bishops hand in their gold crosses and chains…..Yes, the Pope even gave the Duce (Mussolini) the frozen assets in Germany so that Italy could purchase the necessary raw materials…” (Karlheinz Descner, “God and the Fascists”, 2013);
There are worst pictures than these online that you can find on your own time, it is important to know that our ancestors were once again affected by racism.
A US Historian John Spencer was present at the invasion and became one of HIM principal foreign policy advisor, he gave his testimony of the event.
Haile Selassie I, went out in front of the headquarters to go into a trench, he placed on his head a steel helmet and swung into position an Oerlikon gun, swiveling on heavy tripod in the trench. Haile Selassie I told Spencer to run for cover, Spencer ran under a Eucalyptus tree watching the Emperor firing at the planes silhouettes in the sky.
I find it also interesting that the treatment that Iyesus Kristos is recorded for saying in the gospels is true, THEY WILL HATE YOU BECAUSE THEY FIRST HATED ME.
Greetings in the name of the Most High Yah Rastafari Haile Selassie I, Qedemawi Haile Selassie and Her Imperial Majesty Empress Menen. I greet you all in love and peace. I will like to share with the I, some discoveries that iman has come across that is very intriguing. This week’s Torah portion highlights something that is very big, and it is the mirror of God in Man.
I will get right into it, in Exodus 32, Moses leaves camp and goes to the mount to converse with Yah. Moses is there for a while, and the children of Israel becomes impatient and then outraged at the length of stay that Moses embarks on with the Supreme. So the children decide to create a new God that they can worship, for they started to give up on Moses and Yah, even though it was through Moses, the strength of Yah freed them from bondage.
So Aaron, Moses brother handles the situation by asking the children of Israel, to hand over all of their gold to melt it into a bull. Once the Bull is crafted, the children will offer worship unto it. Here is the intriguing part, Yah becomes vexed with the children of Israel, to the point that he wants to kill them. Moses hearing what Yah is saying becomes his counselor and calms Yah down, to the point where Yah apologizes. This apology somewhat has me baffled, in the context and the later what unfolded, it is to my interpretation that the Almighty isn’t apologizing for what he said but is being sensitive to Moses feelings, for Moses doesn’t know what is going on at home for God to say this, so it is shocking to him but he will soon find out and will mirror these same judgements.
To make this extremely clear, if you look into the blue letter bible lexicon, the word LORD is translated as Yehovah, and repent is translated as to say sorry.
The story gets extremely better, after Moses calms down Yah, Moses decides to check on the children of Israel. He comes to find out that children are doing exactly what Yah was complaining about, Moses takes that same spirit of Anger, or should I say the I AM is reflected in him, then onto the children. Moses then has the Levitical Priests, Aaron and his sons to destroy, kill the ones that lost faith in Yah.
This event has really brought to my attention the mirror personification of Yah in his servant. The same spirit of violence consumed Moses very quickly, it was a great example of the Tewahedo, that oneness between God and Man. Similar to the same type of spirit that was displayed in Haile Selassie when HE prophesied judgment in the League of Nations, saying “It is us today but it will be you tomorrow.”
It is clear to me that Moses is a true Messiah for the children of Israel, Yah concerns, wishes and judgments are reflected in him. This story displays the friendship and like mindedness between God in man and Man in God. It is appreciated to develop this type of relationship between the Most Ivine and the ivine.
We as people also display this same type of mirror personification, for what upsets the Holy Man also upset the Supreme Holy Man.
How many times have you operated in anger but was able to change your mind and calm yourself from hurting anyone? It is plenty of times where we’re thinking that being violent and rash is the works of the Devil, but in this case violence is justified. For we know that God is a jealous God so his anger can be transported in us and then manifested.
The beauty of it all, is that every man is created in his image and that the Holy Spirit’s, the Supreme’s breath is placed inside of man, so all people that submit to Yah will be able to manifest his emotions and discipline.
In the Spirituality of this event, we must first identify ourselves. In the latter end of the portion, we read Matthew chapters 9-11. There are a few things that Yeshua said that depicts this oneness between him and his disciples, for example his 12 disciples are granted the ability, power to heal the sick and spread the word of the Most High. They reflect the teachings of the Most High unto the people. There is a few verse that leads you to see what I mean, for example in Matt 10:24, Yeshua says that the disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord. Verse 25, he says that it is enough for his the disciple to be as his master, and the servant as his Lord. This leads into the motto that Rastafari uses, coined by Bob Marley, “Give us the teachings of His Majesty for we don’t want no devils philosophy.”
(Some don’t agree with me, but its more that they don’t agree with Haile Selassie I, who’s favorite subjects are History and Comparative Religion, here is Sistar Donisha Pendergrast seeking the oneness between Rastafari and the Hindu faith, our lord has also showed us and taught about this oneness between the Christianity and Yoga)
In reference to the verses, His Imperial Majesty is the reflected lord and we are his servants. Let me bring your attention to the middle portion of the weeks reading 1 Kings 18.
Obadiah meaning the “Servant of Yehovah” runs into Elijah after he and Ahab split up, a servant is also identified as a worshipper. When Obadiah see’s Elijah, The servant of Yah says, “ Is it really you my lord?” Elijah responds, “ I am.” Elijah confirms that he is the Obadiah’s lord, In the BLB Lexicon, lord translate into a few things, here is two, master and king, it also defines as one who is “possessor of heaven and earth”. It’s gets deeper, In the BLB Lexicon Elijah is also spelled as Eliah. Well if you spell Eliah backwards we have HAILE.
What is hidden is revealed, that Haile bears the name as lord, who also has possession of Heaven and Earth. Look at the Orb he has in his left hand, the one who carries the Orb, is master, king, and earth rightful ruler. Haile Selassie I is lord, without a shadow if a doubt, and we as Rastafari will not be wrong in proclaiming HIM as so, studying is good isn’t it.
Now the uppercase LORD means the Almighty, Yehovah the supreme one, and plenty times you can read about the lord Haile Selassie always giving reference to the Almighty at the end of his speeches. Plenty of times His Imperial Majesty reflects the Supreme, the one true God as he prophesied about Europes judgement. For example the when Eliah, challenged the many prophets of Baal, for him to send fire on the bull that they placed on the altar, though they thought they ruled the land, they and their followers were able to kill and torment the children of Yah, Obadiah explained that he had to hide prophets of Yah in caves to resist the wrath of Jezebel, the wife of Ahab. So when Eliah appeared he showed them the power of Yah by drenching the altar with water before the false prophets and then through his WORD SOUND and POWER sent a consuming fire on the altar that dried up the water and cooked the carcass, this event led to the death of these fasle prophets by the utterance of Haile, Eliah and this is reflected on by his words, “It is us today it will be you tomorrow” then war took place and wreak havoc, killing a high percentage of people in Europe. Who has eyes to see, let him see.
Rastafari are anointed people, and as we keep up with the Torah people we will be able to verify more. Until the next time be safe, and hail up Earth rightful ruler and his Supreme God. Yaaaah Rastafari Haile Selassie I, the reflected man of light.
On another note, that is supplemental information, is that the LORD has driven the Canaanites as well as other communities of people out the land to make it available for the children of Israel that Moses is leading. I have heard some say things like Canaanites are heathen or unpleasing in Yah’s eye, this is also false, for in Matthew 10, the 12 disciples are named as well as their origin. One of them is Simon, who is called the Canaanite. Canaan was also a son of Ham, who is defined as the black race. Yah is totally merciful as, that the Canaanites who driven off of their land was not condemnation for one of their own was given the power to heal and preach.
It is also good to identify that in Matt 10:21, Yeshua states what will happen as the negative influence of a positive work. He basically states that black on black, black on white, white on white crime will ensue. He says that brother shall kill brother, father and his child, children rebel against their parents and have them put to death. We find this happening a lot in these current days and through the use of the media, everyday something is on the news that is to this effect, in the balance of polarity, positive and negative charge.
(A Rastafari disciple being targeted by his brothers in police uniform, remember Coral Gardens, Rastafari are still being persecuted under Babylons created sterotypes)
I created an analogy based off of this iditation, to gather a picture, to display a oneness.
Yeshuah HaMoshiyah is to the law and Haile Selassie is to Yeshua
If Rastafari truly follows HIM then in similitude they will emulate Yeshua, very similar to if one follow Yeshua they will also follow the Law.
Shalom and Selam family
May the Lord bless your soul to keep you on HIM.
Alafia in that divine and covering name of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I the first, covered in the blood of The High Priest, Yahshuah HaMoshiyah, Amun Ra. I say Alafia unto you, it means Peace or Greetings in the Yoruba language.
I’ve been meaning to upload all of my thoughts and experiences with the Oyutunji village in South Carolina, I’ve been sitting on this information for almost a year and felt the need to really share during this current black history month of 2015, which resides in the 150th year of the Emancipation Proclamation, to get technical it may have ended chattel slavery as legal but we know the truth, but still so many fought and laid down their lives (all colors) for us to be here today.
Oyutinji, was a great experience. I traveled down with AYA, African Youth Alchemy, a great program here in Baltimore city helping youths to utilize their artistic talents but also an opportunity to know more of their African history. We drove down I-95 in May of 2014. Driving down the Carolinas is always a long drive, hence, providing ample amount of time for my thoughts.
Recalling the teachings I received from my parents, “stay from voodoo and anything that seemed like Black Majic.”
Now I had the opportunity to see why,
My family and I was heading to a place that practices vodon. I was a little nervous, but more nervous about the unknown, for example; Will it rain, how will my children be recieved, would my wife enjoy herself, what does the camp grounds look like, then of course the idea if someone is going to put a hex on me. Little did I know, that it was the ancestors calling me.
When we reached the gates, we drove through the community to reach the campgrounds to set up our tents and unload. The village was small but great in spirit and discovery. It is about a half-mile or more into the forest, away from the city off of the highway. As you make your exit into the path there is a big sign that acknowledges the Village with a small message…As seen on T.V….That kind of baffled me a little bit, but that is all in my own understanding.
So anyway as we drove through out the village, we got to see some of the artwork and descriptions of their Orisas, which can be viewed as Prophets, or Messengers of God. I will share with you a better explanation from a person who actually studies it.
I have a Yoruba friend who is a Nigerian Muslim and he was sharing with me, that many look at the Yoruba spirituality as idol worship and hopefully with my experience, I can provide more value to tear down that barrier of ignorance.
But as he was explaining to me, he was sharing that the Orisas mean Prophets and that we are monotheistic, we serve one God, named Oludumare. These Orisas are messengers of him. The Orisas are not perfect and that they have good side and a bad side. They are also the mediator between man and God, like Jesus is to Christians, Mary to Orthodox and Catholics and etc.
I also was able to hear Dr . Umar Johnson speak, and he shared his understanding of Ifa, Ifa being the name of this Spirituality. Europeans has played a major role in demonizing this way of life, so much that we take their view as true. They are quick to say that Ifa has many Gods, and that these Gods war with each other. But that is highly false, God has many faces, including the face that is reading this. He also has many names. African Spirituality is also against Homosexuality and Lesbianism, it has not part of the culture because we need the balance of the feminine and masculine spirit. Family between man and woman is highly important. In this spirituality, it is vital that we uplift our women to the ranks of Queen and in its monarchy, a King can’t carry out a decision unless the Queen’s Mother decides. Such wonderful teachings that I myself has improved my own view of my own Empress.
Haile Selassie is an African King and in his decision to have his Empress crowned with HIM shows this culture of the Ifa. Haile Selassie I the Omnipresent and Omnipotent one!!!iii
We reached around high noon, so the area was bright but not as hot, the mosquitoes were out an active, and especially the love bugs that seemed to follow the wave of the wind traveling from one spot to another. The Village is located on swamp/marsh land, so we were in the low end of the country, or low country.
It’s very interesting, the village used to be a plantation. The Slave Master fell in love with the ancestor and left this place to her as an inheritance, in the 1970s he descendant who was living in Detroit at the time inherited the place and decided to return to his roots by creating this village. Since his vision this place has been put in manifestation. The village provides a set apart opportunity to leave the immoral society and live on the land for however long is needed to get yourself together. Sort of like a spiritual rehab, some of the young adults there were born there and lived there all their lives and when the time right they moved into society.
Towards the end of this blog, I will share more about Oyu Tunji’s history from another source.
Once camp was set-up, I felt good. The road and town looked like Jamaica, nothing like western modernization like paved roads and high technology, but it had basic amenities while keeping its African homestyle culture. It felt ancient, it felt homely. It was the root of what we Africans call Southern Hospitality, our children spared no time, they took their flip flops off and ran the village bare foot. Once they were settled in, my worries began to cease, I began to take an unofficial tour of the place, but before the group began to do so, We had a villager, a male, so we addressed him as Baba, which is another word for Father.
(My Empress and I settling in, starting dinner)
I quickly saw the connection between what Ethiopians say as Abba, and what West Africans call as Baba, I think in South Africa the word Ababa is also used for Father. I began to try to soak in all that I could. For where I live, there isn’t much to inspire you to see and embrace our African culture and within the first few minutes, I began to see the connections in language. But when the Spirit moves you, it all becomes revealed.
I tried to listen closely to what the Baba was saying he spoke fluent Yoruba, he was explaining the rules of when coming across the different shrines, that represented an Orisa. It is disrespectful to walk across it, without acknowledging it and if we did have to cross, leave about 15-20 yards between you and the shrine for a respect towards the Orisa. As I walked up to the shrine, I began to see some evidence of Voodoo, by seeing what may have been a chicken bone, and a skull by the shrine. The ignorance began to breed questions, which it normally does, so I waited until I got further information on this. On some separate places, I saw bowls of food placed by a smaller shrine and this was a symbol of giving an offering to the spirit and ancestors. The Spirit and Ancestors are used interchangbly, For in African Spirituality, the reverence of the Ancestors is a major within its culture, Blacks/Africans here in the west do this a lot without even recognizing its origin.
(Listening to Baba and his brother share information on the history of this village and the essence of Ifa Spirituality)
Some pay homage to the ancestors, whether through creating RIP T-Shirts, having their name tattooed on their body or just mentioning them in love through conversation. There is a also a connection with our Libations, In the 90s you can hear rappers use the phrase, “pour out a little liquor” which is a tradition that is birthed out in African Spirituality. Libations in an organized fashion pours out liquor or water while calling out the family members that have passed in your life, once a family member or African has passed they become an ancestor. We also poured libations and it was serious for us, I called out the names as well as my wife. It was joyous to have her there with me and experience this, we came a long way, that’s my homie for real. Raspect to the Empress, Menin I irit.
(The Queen Mother standing before the Ancestors during the Egungun Ceremony)
Emperor Haile Selassie spoke about the Ras Makonnen monument that was a created display in Ethiopia as a honor to the ancestor.. He said: Several of Our ancestors and many others who have rendered meritorious service to their mother- land are worthy of such monuments and it is Our intention to likewise honour their memory. He also said to the soldiers that were going to battle, “Soldiers, the spirit of your ancestors, heroes of the thousand-year-long struggle for the defence of Our freedom will follow you and will strengthen your hands and hearts in the heat of battle.”
The spirit of the ancestors is an African culture within itself.
(Drummers and Shakers while chanting goes up to celebrate the Ancestors)
Further reasoning with my friend, he said that it is quite common in Africa that Muslims and Christians maintain their Yoruba spirituality and that there isn’t much debate or problems with that, in fact it usually the blacks over here in the West that conflict with each other when it comes to religion. I haven’t been to Africa so I can’t expand but one thing is common that blacks over here do lack unity of brotherhood when it comes to religion. What has helped me is HIM Haile Selassie I speech on Spiritual Kinsmen. I wrote about that as well here.
(RAstafari and Ifa as one heart-onenest)
He shared that most converted to Islam or Christianity based on the education they chose, what their family practice or called too. For example, he has 2 brothers, He is Muslim, the other Christian, and the other Ifa. They all get along and understand the spirit of God from the their foundation of Ifa.
It really resonated with me, because growing up as a Christian, the ancestors always kept me in an African Consciousness and now as a Rastafari I have walked into my destiny. I’m all for setting fire to the European teaching, the same teaching that viewed us as savages, they also stole our legacy but keep in mind that we as Ethiopians are not innocent.
(It’s hard to see but, in the middle was a dove, watching the ceremony, very special)
When Libations was done, I felt the energy of why this ceremony was so important. I mentioned my grandmothers’ name and then my wife mentioned her family’s name and it made you think of yourself as truly a person carrying the torch for the next generation. Slowly I was beginning to connect the dots on why the motto Sankofa, “Reach back and get It” is so vital. If the Almighty has brought you here to read about my experience then there is something within you that must be addressed. It is your responsibility to carry on the story, what has been engraved permanently in your heart and mind. For a man can change his religion tomorrow but he can never change him nor his tale. We must understand that the black man which has been on this earth over 200,000 years are the original people and that the white man hasn’t been here as long as you. We are there mother and father, we set the trends, we teach sciences, architecture, math and so on but ones wouldn’t know that based on the economic and some cultural states of the Ethiopian today.
I wouldn’t lie to you, there has been questions that has arised within my own self on where I am in this spiritual trod. But I’m on the right track, my experience will testify that I brainwashed before, under a man’s control but now I am free. If I did a timeline it will read,
1984-86- Christened Catholic
2011- Current Rastafari
The questions that arise, is what is Truth? What is the story? Where else can I find God? All of these experiences developed my mind to become a seeker, I will spend days neglecting my job, to read all of the books that I buy while using the word to guide me. I am a mediator, always have be used to emdiate conflict. For example, in regards to books I must be careful for in Ecclesiastes 12:12 it reads But, my child, let me give you some further advice: Be careful, for writing books is endless, and much study wears you out. (Tell me about it)
So with this solid advice, I find my self drawing from the energy within, for the word says that we are all created in the image of the Most High and that our body, is the temple of HIM. So its time to go within, and prayer helps to reveal this and now that I see that I am god. Now it’s time to utilize my power, I can hear my father’s voice as he often said in the morning, “wake up, no lazy man house”..so it’s time to work.
In time I can see that even a sheep, you can transform into a shepherd, a transformation happens and man becomes a leader. I can feel how I am destined for greatness and why this calling to know self is great, for who knows later down the line I will need to help a person out who is traveling down the same road. Focusing on the self and thinking about those that lived to help to get you where you are now is a very noble notion to honor, for once you make the connection to the pain that was inflicted on them, their struggle and pursuit for happiness with or without compromise of who they are, influences you to step up and be great. This is very similar to the power of Yahshuah HaMoshiyah, the torment and death on the cross he experienced for the hope of our souls to do the Fathers will influences you to mortify your pride and humble yourself to be great and utilize your talents the best you can. Hail to mother wisdom, which was here before the earth was formed.
The spirit of “what would your grandmother say?” is similar to “what will Jesus do?” For this line of questioning becomes a moral standard.
As a teacher in an urban setting, a lot of professionals use that phrase to help reason with youths during a crisis, most youth are raised by the grandparents, so the name of the grandmother holds weight, just as much as the ancestor. But overall, if the person doesn’t seek change or wants to do better, even the name of Jesus can’t help him, a spiritual awakening must happen and Rev 22:11 this truth is revealed.
On the day of the Egungun ceremony, which was Memorial day weekend, I will like to describe the setting which was not by man’s order but the Almighty’s will. The sky displayed the mood of when a flag’s half-staffed in rememberance of a hero. The wind began to blow the trees but in a very dramatic way, it was dancing and the wind had a fine very light gray outline, the untouch part of the leaves that never faces the sun began to show and the willow began to sway. Rain was coming and the evening was fading into the night. The echos of the cries of the ancestors played by the villagers to display a visual began to become alerting, freightening for some cases but nevertheless an equal experience to see. The Ancestoral Spirits, wrapped and covered in clothes were being guarded by men who held sticks to display a boundary between the ancestors spirit and the village people. In some instances the ancestral spirit will run towards a villager to become real close, and the guardian will place the stick out to defend the separation. While the ancestral spirit approached close to you, it would be respectful to kneel with one knee, lower your head and touch the ground with your right hand.
(Don’t really know what you call the brother, but you see the stick that keeps a barrier between you and the ancestor)
This same type of respect was given to the King of the village, I would say Alafia Baba while kneeling on the ground with my right hand touching the ground.
I noted that I was in a village, the Baba, the King of the village was a young adult man, maybe around his late 30s early 40s, here is a picture of him
(The King of the Yoruba people of North America, Oba Adejuyigbe Egundjobi)
I was able to speak with him a little, he spoke fluent Yoruba as well as most of the villagers there. The ceremony was recited in Yoruba and will then translate what is happening. My older brother, shared with me that when he first met the Baba he gave him the Important Utterances of Haile Selassie and since then has seen him advance in his leadership, posture, tone, knowledge. The Baba spoke to us as a group and answered any questions that we had as well as explained many of the Kemetic symbols displayed around the village and the belief of reincarnation in the trod.
After the fall of the Kemetic Empire, the teachings of Amun-Ra flowed West, while what flowed East was converted into Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Greek Mythology, but what flowed West was Vodon and the Dogon.
( Here is an AYA youth, posing in front of the Great Leopard holding the Ankh by the OyuTunji Gates)
Here are some pictures that I took,
Here is a video I took at the Closing Ceremony of Egungun
At the end of this blog, I will post some sourced information about the Yourba faith, and the Egungun ceremony, for I am no expert but is only relaying my experience.
Here is a few pics, my children loved it, while in South Carolina we went to Charleston, which was the slave capital in North America. This place history is so grand that it still has the government immigration building right off of the harbor where the ancestors were brought through and registered. While at the harbor we ran into a Gullah man from the Geechi Islands, chanting Bob Marley’s Redemption Song on the dock with his guitar. Many whites sat an enjoyed the singing but we overstood it on a deeper level. Of course the children danced and and he began to become overwhelmed with tears as he saw the little child shake his locs, Yah planned this out straight. My eye is open, only HE can allow such a testimony to be witnessed by us, bits and pieces of the puzzle if you know what I mean.
(The children live as if they know the truth, without a care in the world they give praise)
(This Pic says a lot, you see an African man and his son on the streets of the slave capital with no emotion of joy but alertiveness, for their spirit recognizes the the atrocities that has happended here)
(And here too, in Charleston, Sc my daughters cried to go in because they also recogonized the vibe of this place which is now a museum but was once an enslave dungeon and auction mart)
We as a people has been stripped for so many things, so many roots because even in a plant has branches of roots, and we address each other as enemies not knowing that your brother is bringing one of the branches of the roots. I am highy intrigued by Vodon, it wasnt what I expected, yet Ifa is only a sector of the other types of African Spirituality. But I notice now that even Nyabinghi who hails Haile Selassie I as the Almighty, some as Christ returned, goes through a trance of intense drumming through the 1,2 order to bun out the wickedness, some say “well RAstafari is an Christian offshoot” but it maintains its African Spirituality, and the more you dig deeper into the roots of Christianity, you will see that it was Africans that first told the story and all that is evident now has come after. I no longer look at white dolls the same anymore, you can google search the African doll with locs and striking beauty and they wil be extremely expensive, more than Mattels Barbie. The value in the African man and woman is something that is beyond measure that whites know and 85% of the blacks don’t. We are god and goddess, we are Orishas, we are the messengers, we are made in his image, our melanin is manifestations of the Universe and Cosmos, genetic make-up, we are being kileld for our organs, we are placed in clinics to sterilize our body from producing more gods and goddess, but most of us is in a dream state, we shall wake soon, Ase’. Sankofa!!!iii
Like his Majesty has uttered, religion is good, it is a good influence which provides morals and that it is personal but the state is for all. I take from it that all people of different ethnicities and ideologies and so on, share it. The greatest struggles is uniting together to improve it. If we overcome our differences then we stand collectiviely secure, using our instilled geniuses to improve humanity is true religion. Curing diseases, reducing unemployment, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, taking care of the elderly, nourishing the infant, healing the sick is the answer. Yahshuah basically said that you don’t love me, and who he was talking to was like yea I do, he said that each person that was hungry, thirsty or without you ignored and each one of them was me. I know how people feel about their word, so let me put out a disclaimer that it is paraphrased but here is the scripture.
The Final Judgment
31 “But when the Son of Man[a] comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit upon his glorious throne. 32 All the nations[b] will be gathered in his presence, and he will separate the people as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will place the sheep at his right hand and the goats at his left.
34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. 36 I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’
37 “Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? 39 When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’
40 “And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters,[c] you were doing it to me!’
Here is an irie source about the Yoruba faith
I will share some of the authors words,
Yoruba is a West African spirituality that some Anthropologists estimate is 10,000 years old! It comprises the beliefs of the Yoruba people, whose homeland is in the South Western part of Nigeria and adjoining parts of Benin and Togo. Yet the beliefs of Yoruba are also incredibly widespread around the world. Some of this was due to migration that occurred before the Egyptian dynasties. Yet the most recent migration is because of the Atlantic Slave Trade that brought the peoples of Yoruba to Trinidad, Tobago, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Venezuela, North America and elsewhere.
Today, many people of African descent are returning to their roots via exploration with the Yoruba spirituality. There is a great article on this very phenomenon on NPR.
The spirituality of Yoruba focuses deeply on self exploration, learning one’s destiny (or fate), interacting with the spirits of nature as well as one’s ancestors, and getting yourself right with the almighty creator Oludumare.
Here is also some information on how this religion mixed in with others:
God’s Word is in fact God’s Original Name which is OMૐ
“In the beginning was The Word
And The Word Was with God
And The Word was God”
Prajapati vai idam agre aseet
Tasya VAC dvitiya aseet
VAC vai paramaBRAHMA
The Vedas..which came first I wonder hmm
The Word is the Holy Spirit,Shekinah,Sophia,feminine aspect of God or God The Mother..connoted by the sanskrit word VAC which means “speech,word,sound personified”, the name for the Mother Goddess Saraswati (Brahma →Abraham;Sarawati→Sarah) who was BEFORE Jesus..She is known in Yoruba as Yemaya and was known to the Israelites as Asherah/Athirat wife of Yahweh before King Josiah reformed Judaism and brutally wiped out her followers and their cult in Judah 2 Kings 23☺
What is more Yahweh is not The Lord Most High, but El, known as Eledumare/Olodumare in the Yoruba Tradition, The AllFather Is (He is also known as Brahma, Wotan, Cronos, AmonRa, Anu in different ancient world religions)! Psalms 82
Yahweh is ONLY the exclusive god of the Hebrews.
El is the Compassionate God the Father for EVERYONE!
Simply by chanting OMૐ The Word God’s Sacred Secret Name Hidden in Plain Sight one has a direct connection to the Creator,cutting out the middleman!!
What is so beautiful about Yoruba religion in my opinion is that it asserts the primacy of the Guardian Angel or Ori/Eleda above all other gods as the direct connection to the Creator Eledumare/Olorun
Here is more info on the Orishas
Here is more info on Oyutunj
Greetings in that ivine name of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I and Empress Menin Asfaw the fullness of Jah who come in a masculine and feminine energy as one
InI as Ethiopian Hebrews I-ccepting the only begotten of this time Yeshua HaMoshiyah, InI black Lord and Savior, from the blackness of the womb HE is the light that illuminates the atmosphere, for we are the brass but his light makes it fine, HE is the fine brass. A light that is unapproachable that no man has seen or can see. HE is the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, African people, people of the world HE is our Lion, His name explains HIM as the Power, the Might of the Trinity. Haile Selassie I is not only the Man of the Millennium but the Man of the hour. Hail the Son of Man that comes in the glory of the Father, Jah Rastafari.
I am writing to the I, that InI God and King warned and prophesied his exit, the signs and his words were present and now that it has happened what will happen now?
So let I lead the I into this revelation HE gave to I, in the Important Utterances of HIM Emperor Haile Selassie I. The Speech from the Throne 1965 under his Change Nature’s Law HE writes..New questions shall be posed to our ancient, traditional and customary habits of thought. Long – held conception and beliefs shall come under ever closer critical scrutiny and examination. Our response to these challenges will decide the future.
This is on page 74, 74 is the same number of the year that HIM step downed from his throne to continue his rule in the ieart of his children
Rastafari, that’s pretty interesting.
What was happening in 1965?
Let’s look first at what happened in 1960
The 1960 Ethiopian coup was the coup d’etat staged in Ethiopia on 13 December 1960 to overthrow Emperor Haile Selassie. While he was away on a state visit to Brazil, four conspirators, led by Germame Neway and his older brother Brigadier General Mengistu Neway, who was commander of the Kebur Zabangna (the Imperial Bodyguard), took hostage several ministers and other important personages. Then after taking control of most of Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, they declared the regime of Haile Selassie had been deposed and announced the beginning of a new, more progressive government under the rule of Haile Selassie’s eldest son, Crown Prince Asfaw Wossen, that would address the numerous economic and social problems Ethiopia faced. Despite a demonstration of support by the students of Haile Selassie University, the other military units remained loyal and worked together to crush the coup. By 17 December, loyalists had regained control of Addis Ababa and the conspirators were either dead or had fled the capital.
A number of experts of Ethiopian history consider this event the most serious threat to Haile Selassie’s rule between his return to Ethiopia in 1941 and his deposition in 1974 during the Ethiopian Revolution.
Here is a video of what happened in 1960, what is crazy about it is that his son Asfaw Wossen claimed the Throne while his Father Haile Selassie was gone, “talk about a traitor for power.”
I will also like to add, what another faithful has shared with I on the matter of the 1960 coup and the type of advice that was given to HIM.
The key person or third mastermind, was Colonel Workneh Gebeyehu, a man who was a Cabinet member and Chief Security Officer of the Emperor. He belonged to those who “were able/allowed to wake HIM up” (while HIM was sleeping).
He also tried to change things before the coup;
“The adjutant from Haile Selassie, Brigadier Makonnen Deneke remembered a long conversation (about the political situation in
Ethiopia) during the train ride from Leningrad to Moscow (visit in USSR 1959) between H.I.M. and the Colonel. Workneh Gebeyehu plead to H.I.M. to abdicate and give the throne to his son and to change the monarchy to a constitutional monarchy. The answer from H.I.M. Haile Selassie I. was clear:
“Workneh, We always believed you would have the essential mature for your tasks, now we see frustrated that you are still a child. The power, the Almighty has given to Us, we will have until end.”
According to Brigadier Makonnen Deneke, this answer confirmed Workneh Gebeyehu in his plans. ”
Before 1965 there was also the Ogaden war (August 1963 till December 1964) and the start of the” Eritrean War of Independence” (September 1961).
Haile Selassie I knew that the day will come that there will be forces in his own homeland that will be against HIM but not just HIM but also the tradition, customary habits and beliefs of this ancient kingdom.
Here is another video of what happened in 1974
Psalms 5:1-12 KJV
Give ear to my words, O Lord , consider my meditation. Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray. My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord ; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up. For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee. The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity. Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the Lord will abhor the bloody and deceitful man. But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple. Lead me, O Lord , in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face. For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue. Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee. But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee. For thou, Lord , wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.
(This picture depicts the injustice our God faced when the league-of-nations wouldn’t help HIM, Jah faced continual trials it is written that the kingdom of Heaven suffers violence)
What is intriguing about all of this is that it didn’t take the Psalmist David to share with InI that these same powers are against the King and his anointed, the powers that be are wickedness (Ps 2:1-12) and working to remove the monarch, the Defender of the faith but our King of Glory , Haile Selassie I kingdom is without end and is here, within every man’s heart that is willing to recieve this. We must also look at this act of the people on a global scale. We have churches from Roman Catholic to the Protestant church in the inner city on every other corner who do not acknowledge the Ethiopian throne nor the Promise Yahweh made with his beloved King in Psalms 89. If you haven’t read it, here is the chapter.
Psalms 89:2-8, 14-16, 18, 22-23, 27-32, 34, 36-37, 39-47 KJV
For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens. I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant, Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah. And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O Lord : thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints. For who in the heaven can be compared unto the Lord ? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the Lord ? God (Yah Ras)is greatly to be feared (Tafari) in the assembly of the saints (Christian/Rastafari), and to be had in reverence of all them that are about HIM. O Lord God of hosts, who is a strong (Haile) Lord(Selassie) like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round about thee? Justice and judgment(Makonnen-to judge) are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth(Iyesus) shall go before thy face. Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord , in the light of thy countenance. In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted.
For the Lord is our defence; and the Holy One of Israel is our king. Hail the Defender of the Faith
The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him. And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him. Also I will make him my firstborn(Yeshua), higher than the kings of the earth. My mercy will I keep for HIM for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him. His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven. If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments; If they break my statutes (like Prince Asfaw Wossen), and keep not my commandments; Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes. My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips. His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me. It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.
(David’s turmoil but through his trial Haile Selassie remained faithful)
Thou hast made void the covenant of thy servant: thou hast profaned his crown by casting it to the ground. Thou hast broken down all his hedges; thou hast brought his strong holds to ruin. All that pass by the way spoil him: he is a reproach to his neighbours. Thou hast set up the right hand of his adversaries; thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice. Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword, and hast not made him to stand in the battle. Thou hast made his glory to cease, and cast his throne down to the ground. The days of his youth hast thou shortened: thou hast covered him with shame. Selah. How long, Lord ? wilt thou hide thyself for ever? shall thy wrath burn like fire? Remember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou made all men in vain?
I find this chapter very important because it discusses the importance of the throne of David, for Yahweh has made a covenant, a promise to HIM and his seed that it should rule forever, it also speaks of the tribulation that David shall go through. We almost must understand that this coup is bigger than the man Tafari Makonnen, this coup removal is against the King of kings and the Lord of lords, The ROOT of David, Jesus Christ, the Lion of Judah. These people, the military and the students that went against the Christ. For Christ prophesied that they will hate you because they first hated me. These prophecies are being fulfilled.
Matthew 10:22 KJV
And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.
But the a prophet has no honor in his own homeland
And they were deeply offended and refused to believe in him. Then Jesus told them, “A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own hometown and among his own family.”
The Lion of Judah, Haile Selassie I has come and fulfilled one act, HE smote the nation’s with the Rod, the sword from out his mouth. We must not deny these things, from out of his mouth war and turmoil ravaged the land.
Tafari Makonnen is the blood-bought man, meaning that HE is the seed of David, in the second coming to testify unto the world.
Romans 1:3-4 KJV
Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; And declared to be the Son of God with power (Haile), according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:
Today the customs and tradition of having the Seed of David sit on the throne of David in Ethiopia is refused by the people; if this is what the people want then so be it. For our God is not a rapists, He doesn’t force anything on anyone, the same way HE didn’t force the people to serve HIM when they were asking for a king to rule them like other nations. Jesus have said while walking in the earth, that I don’t condemn you for the fact that you don’t believe you are condemned already.
Read 1 Samuel 8- Israel seeks a King
Rev 3:21-22- Jesus doesn’t force himself in he stands at the door
John 3:18- who don’t believe is already condemned.
Where is HIM now?
Nobody knows for sure, for there is a consistent sighting with some people, We can all see HIM in our Visions and Dreams, if you first accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and if you are blessed to see HIM without confessing Christ then it is up to you to honor his teachings and advice.
Is he alive?
There is is a lot of stories about what happened to Haile Selassie after the last coup in 1974. The first problem is the fact that there are many stories. If a man of great status is murdered there are always a consistent story of what happened. But no not Haile Selassie I, who in Time Magazine was named Man of the Millennium, walking on the front line of JFK funeral, right next to JFK’s family. His frequent official visits with world leaders all over the world. Haile Selassie I was very popular presence, the world saw HIM and missed HIM. If he was to be murdered, he will also have a consistent story, like Mussolini, MLK, JFK, Archduke Franz Fernindad and much more. I will list the stories here:
Here is one from the NY TIMES:
They said that he had been found dead in his bed by a servant, and that the cause of death was probably related to the effects of a prostate operation Haile Selassie underwent two months ago.
The broadcast said that the once-revered “Lion of Judah’s” only surviving daughter, Princess Tenagne-Work, visited the former Emperor Tuesday at his request, after he had determined that his health was rapidly deteriorating.
But in London, Crown Prince Afsa Wossen Haile Selassie, who has been living abroad since the leftist government in Ethiopia formally declared an end to the monarchy last March, said his father had been in “excellent health.
Also word from the servant said
The first name of the servant is Eshetu. And what he saw was ” a not moving body”. Nothing more. (source: ILij A.W.Asserate).
The prostate operation, so the personal doctor from HIM stated in several sources, went good and HIM was “healed”.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V1w73D1UJM (See at 4:06-6:21)
The servant says that the next night he smelled Ether. Ether is known as the fifth element, it known to be the spirit. He then says that he saw HIM in bandages, mummified in a sitting position. If this account is true, it adds more evidence to this transformation from flesh and blood to flesh and bone. For Ras Paul says that Flesh and blood cannot inherit heaven but is given way to flesh and bone. For Yeshua returned as flesh and bone and ascended as such
Luke 24:39 KJV
Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
1 Corinthians 15:50 KJV
Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
Here is one from wikedpedia:
Some imperial loyalists believed that the emperor had in fact been assassinated, and this belief remains widely held to this day.One western correspondent in Ethiopia at the time commented, “While it is not known what actually happened, there are strong indications that no efforts were made to save him. It is unlikely that he was actually killed. Such rumors were bound to arise no matter what happened, given the atmosphere of suspicion and distrust prevailing in Addis Ababa at the time.”[
Stories say that he was place under house arrest and was strangled to death and then buried under a toilet
Here is another testimony from a cook
According to Lij A.W. Asserate, member of the Imperial Family, no-one made any test (DNA) from that bones found in 1992. The family, the Government and the Church wanted to close the “story” and just declared it. But there was a reason for everyone. Beside the “silence” it was a after-legitimation for the “Emperor-in-exile”.
Lore Trenkler (former cooker of their Majesties 1960 till 1974). She wrote that one time the Emperor disappeared. They found HIM only through the noise in the city.
He just went out through the back-garden-door, and no one saw HIM.
Haile Selassie died in Aug. 1975, almost a year after he was deposed in a military coup. There is no consensus, among historians or among Rastasfari, on whether he died of medical complications while under house arrest in Addis Ababa, or was assassinated.
Taken from the book: Talk of the Devil: Encounters with seven dictators
So how did (H.I.M) he die?
Mengistu dismisses the question with a shrug,..
“He died a natural death, as far as i know……..The doctor looking after him told me nothing about any deterioration in his health, so there was no way i could personally ascertain what happened.”
There is also a report that his bones were found in 1981, but he wasn’t buried till 2000..nothings add up except for this one consistecy.
One thing that is consistent of all those who report it, is that it is called MYSTERIOUS. How bout that? They can’t fully explain it with certainty, they label it mysterious. For it is a mystery. He is alive, hear the testimony of the Rastaman.
Jah nuh dead, Jah nuh dead, Jah nuh dead, Jah nuh dead no, nooo, Jah nuh dead
It is not uncommon for an Emperor to become a hermit, king Lalibala was a hermit before becoming a king. He was very dedicated to Jah, a man who received instruction through his own visions and dreams. The King built the rock hewn church and story has it that he had help from angels.
It can be a possibility that Haile Selassie is a monk, a Bahitawi in the Ethiopian hills.
For I personally, I view his existence like Jesus, God is with I but I can’t naturally see the I, but i can testify that he reveals himself to those that he chooses for we see HIM in the terrestrial, as a spiritual entities. When he wants to be seen. And Iman is grateful for it. I think that Tafari Makonnen was changed just like Iyesus from flesh and blood to flesh and bone. Changed like Enoch to never see death as a reward For his firm faith in Jah.
I remember Haile Selassie saying in his autobiography, No I will not deny you after losing his daughter and his wife. Haile Selassie was just like Job and remained faithful to the end. He lived up to each of his titles as the Defender of the faith. This Christian faith that declares that if you have faith in Christ, you will recieve eternal life, the same faith that says
Luke 14:26-27 KJV
If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
During the coronation Abuna Kyrillos prayed, may you receive this crown eternally, I testify unto you that he has. He remained faithful to the end. Many judge his progress and accomplishments as a Emperor which can be a vain argument, for we should watch how he served Jah in the most crucial times and never broke his stride in doing so. He is our example, and as I write this I feel convicted because I know that I can do better with my own faith.
I love his response to Oriana Fallaci
Fallaci: Your Majesty have you ever regretted your Kingly fate? Have you ever dreamed of living the life of an ordinary mortal?
Selassie: We don’t understand that question. Even at the hardest, most painful moments, We have never regretted or cursed our fate. Never. And why should We have? We were born of royal blood, authority is ours by Right and since our Lord the Creator has deemed, We might serve our people as a Father serves his Son, being a monarch is a great joy to us. Its what We were born for and what We have always lived for.
Fallaci: Your Majesty, you are Ethiopia. Its you that keeps it in hand, that keeps it united. What will happen when you are no longer there?
Selassie: What do you mean? We do not understand this question?
Fallaci: When you die, Your Majesty?
Selassie: Ethiopia has existed for 3,000 years. In fact, it exists ever since the first man appeared on Earth. My dynasty has ruled since the Queen of Sheba met King Solomon and a Son was born of their union. It is a Dynasty that has gone thru the centuries and will go on for centuries more. A King is not indispensable, and, besides, my succesion is already ensured. There is a Crown Prince and he will rule the country when We are no longer there. This is what We have decided and so it must be.
Fallaci: On the whole, your Majesty, yours has not been a very a happy life. Those you loved have all died: your wife, two daughters. You have lost many of your illusions and many of your dreams. But you must, I imagine, have accumulated great wisdom, and of this I ask: How does Haile Selassie view death?
Selassie: What? View What?
Fallaci: Death your Majesty.
Selassie: Death, Death? Who is this woman? Where does she come from? What does she want? Enough, go away, ca suffit! Ca suffit!!
So what did HIM mean when he said, New questions shall be posed to our ancient, traditional and customary habits of thought. Long – held conception and beliefs shall come under ever closer critical scrutiny and examination. Our response to these challenges will decide the future.
It’s quite clear that Ethiopia will no longer stretch their hands unto Jah, not all but good amount will be in favor of destroying the monarchy and looking for new rulership just like how they were looking for rulership in the days of Samuel. They refused Haile Selassie I, Jah in the end. So Jah left to never be seen again by the natural to only to be revealed to those who love HIM, that has the seal of Jah in their foreheads.
Ephesians 4:30 KJV
And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
Revelation 7:2-4 KJV
And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
For Jah say a prophet has no honor in his own home, country. You can find more people outside of Ethiopia sighting HIM than those in his own country. Jah words has manifested
I remember reading in his autobiography that it is custom that when an Emperor died, he was given a private burial and his heir was coronated but in this case the Throne of David is vacate, there is no Emperor in Ethiopia currently, only meaning that the last, Omega is still sitting as the first, Qedmawi Haile Selassie on the heavenly and earthly throne of David.
Hail Jah Rastafari Haile Selassie I, there is no other like him
I give thanks that you have taken the time to read what I Ras Säma Selassie, Iman Shamou has to share
Berhanu Assres: “Man yenagar yanabara – yatahsasu gereger ena mazazu”, Addis Abeba 2013, page 143)
The Holy Bible
Glory to the King of kings and Lord of lords, who in that ivine name comes as the Power of God, Haile Selassie I and Empress Menin Asfaw the balance of masculine and feminine energy.
It is very important that one and ones reads this very careful and then check it out for them self. We have been bamboozled and tricked into owing our allegiance to something without doing our proper research. It has formulated us in being in some type of Holy Gang, causing a Holy War. Holy War, a term I remember hearing in elementary school that disturbed me, how is a war ever holy? Why do people want to kill another for God? I know that the bible say that the kingdom of God suffers violence but why we are fighting over land when Jah is Mighty cannot be overtaken, plus he is creator and has enough counsel and nourishment for everyone.I know that there is a trace of evil in every man, for every man thinks at some point and time that they are doing the right thing but even that can be flawed. So with this writing piece, I pray that the Most High is pleased and if not, let HIM send correction.
Jah truly guides, I have left society for quite a while now to develop a companion to my thoughts and I have realized, that God speaks to I through my thoughts. But so does Satan. The tv shows had it right the whole time, God on one side and the devil on the other. Each one trying to counsel me, but with prayer and fasting I follow the good and try my best to heed it’s advice. The devil makes things enticing and the more I follow Jah, the greater the war within me becomes but the duller the sense and desire becomes as well, where it gets to the point that the mind will try to reminicse; therefore, images re-emerge to try to entice you but if your lower man is not aroused then your Spirit man has become the victor. HaileluJah.
Before I proceed I will like to share what the Egyptian Book of the Dead says about Heru and Set as interpreted by Dr. Muata Ashby
Set represents the lower self of all human beings. His impulsiveness and reckless passionate pursuits are the ever present enemy of the aspirant or anyone else who is striving for control over the urges of the mind, body and senses. The Lower Self is represented by the desires of the mind whch are the soul into the varied situations of pain and pleasure in the world of time and space (the relative existsence).
It goes further on to say
These desires desires lead to a degraded mental capacity which manifests in the forms of selfishness, greed, hatred, anger, lust and their human failings. These faults are mental complexes, termed as fetters. The fetters of the mind represent the soul from dicscovering peace, harmony and oneness with the universe. Out of greed and jealousy, Set killed Asar
and might I add, similar to Italy which was once a brother to Ethiopia attacks Ethiopia out of Envy...further on
He (Set) represents the ego consciouness in a human being which kills the higher expression of the soul, if the ego is mastered, it can be a great servant to the Divine Self. This is symbolized by Set protecting the Boat of Ra from the demon serpent of chaos.
From left to right: Set is killing the Serpent at the front of the boat, while Heru sits and witness it. The oneness of the mind by keeping the lower man, low and as a servant. Not to stray off topic but I will cover in a later writing piece how this relationship is depicted in the Angel Abaddon.
But as for the mind, I find this highly true, for our greatest enemy is our own self, our mind if not controlled will keep us down. I give thanks for Yeshua, conquering his lower man, his mind was trying to get him to commit suicide…but he repsonded with Word, thou shall not tempt the Lord thy God….for his mind was trying to get to him scheme as well
Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
Perfection at its best, Give thanks for Yeshua
Here is a picture of Heru-Set
The picture depicts that the enemy or foe of truth is inside each of us. Set, the symbol of evil is actually a part of Heru that must be conquered and sublimated. In this aspect Set, represents the beast or demons we must conquer in ourselves.
This gives me a clearer understanding of the verse. James 2:19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
For your mind knows God but so does the devil, for he resides there as well using what you learned against you, like when the serpent said, ” you shall not surely die”
Here is the rest of the explanation of the Heru-Set picture:
Ignorance, passions, desires, lust, greed, depression, insecuruity, fear and pain. Through the journey of life, a battle rages between the Higher Self and the lower, and only by living a life of virtue can the “God of Lght” inside come alive and vanquish the unrighteous lower nature. This the underlying theme of the Ausran Resurrection (Ashby, p23).
Before I started to read about Kemit, I read a book by Alfredo Johnson named ” Behold The Six Point Star of David Spelled and Symbolized Haile Selassie Yahweh Elohim
HE speaks of the two symbols upon the pharoahs crown, as a hawk and a snake. Means and symbolize the left and right, lower and upper, hemisphere of the brain coming together as one within. He further writes, that while on the cross, the criminal that asked the Lord remember me you come into your kingdom, Yeshua who is in the midst of the blasphemer, ego and the fearful, and submissive is rewarded with Paradise of having Christ within and no bondage from the flesh of the lower man.
One of the hardest things in my life wasn’t telling my beautiful wife to marry me, or running across the middle to catch a pass from my quarterback, or spending hours in a cell getting ready to be transported to Rikers Island but the hardest things was leaving what I was taught in Christianity and sighting Ra’stafari. Bwoy…I tell you that was the hardest thing for me to do. My mind was the battle field for good versus evil. I stuck it out through Christ and now I am Rastaman who became knowledgeable of what I have been sheltered away from, and through the victory I was revealed the light that we can co-exist. I take Jesus wherever I go because it wasn’t Jesus who was ever the problem, it was the culture of the ism and skims that came with Christianty, the labels. It was the “sect and doctrines” that I left that tried to pursue I and ridicule I as some type of heathen. But I tell you that when one wakes up and leaves what has been indoctrinated in them like downpressive religion, everyone who has something to say begins to show their true colors, no more friends, no more love which is against what my Jesus Christ has said. For I never cursed him, I just left the hospital organization and asked him to be my Emmanuel, my home doctor. For I still hail HIM as the great physician. (Mark 2:17)
I have learned from the Buddha which precedes the earthly appearance of Yeshua, he teaches that the root of all evil is ignorance (avijjā) and false views (micchā ditthi). And that doubt is one of the 5 hindrances to the clear understanding of Truth and to spiritual progress. The five hindrances are sensuous lust, ill will, physical and mental torpor and languor, restlessness and worry, and doubt.
He is also speaks of seeing, is better than believing, when ones believe they still cannot prove what they subscribe to but if you see it then you are sure. Haile Selassie I, Jah Rastafari is like this for me. I see HIM, just like how Peter saw Yeshua as the Messiah. He no longer believed but knee who HE is and this great revelation causes you to become more humble because the teacher was humble.
The Buddha goes in deeper to express, that it not proper for a wise who maintains truth to come to the conclusion: this alone is Truth, and everything else is false.
If they can’t personally see and know that this alone is truth, if you can’t prove it then you are blind and everyone else that follows you is also blind. And the bible speaks about the blind leading the blind.
This comparative study of religion has helped me to be fair, humble and enlightened that people of the earth has been visited by the Almighty’s messengers and that we as people give it titles and creates sects, the Buddha teaches that truth is not Christian, Buddhism, Muslim and so on.
And in this trod Haile Selassie I teaches I the same thing
But now into what I have to share
Let’s start with The Emperor Haile Selassie I. ..read his words as he honors an Indian man with an honorary degree, Doctor of Letters
While the different religions in their historical forms bind us to limited groups and militate against the development of loyalty to the world community, the mystics have always stood for the fellowship of humanity,” so Your Excellency has taught us. And in an effort to carry out this teaching to pursue truth – to promote those bonds common to the human race – Your Excellency has dedicated your whole life. To free the human race from superstition and fear that originate from ignorance; to enable him to transcend the apparent obstacles of race and religion; and to help him recognize the blood-ties of the whole human race, Your Excellency has laboured. To this generation, so tormented between modern knowledge and ancient faith, your scrupulous studies have pointed the way by which man may be saved from traditional superstition and modern scepticism.
Were the thoughts of Plato and Socrates, the beliefs of Christianity and Judaism not harmonized with Hindu philosophy; were Yoga and its various stages not exposed to Western thought; had Western religion and philosophy not been exposed to the philosophy and religion of the East through Your Excellency’s persistent endeavour, how much the poorer would human thought have been!
In the history of the human race, those periods which later appeared as great have been the periods when the men and the women belonging to them had transcended the differences that divided them and had recognized in their membership in the human race a common bond. Your Excellency’s constant endeavour to challenge this generation to transcend its differences, to recognize its common bond and to work towards a common goal has doubtless made this age pregnant with greatness. It is, therefore, in recognition of these labours that We, with unequalled pleasure, bestow upon Your Excellency the degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa.
Haile Selassie said, that Ethiopia is the state having the largest Christian population and is by far the largest Christian state in the Middle East. In fact, Ethiopia is unique among the nations of the world in that it is, today, the one remaining Christian state that can trace her history unbroken as a Christian polity from the days when the Roman Empire itself was still a vigorous reality.
Especially we Rastafari must unify, for when HIM held conference for the OAU by introducing an African Charter, he also said “We cannot leave here without having created a single African organization possessed of the attributes We have described. If we fail in this, we will have shirked our responsibility to Africa and to the peoples we lead. If we succeed, then, and only then, will we have justified our presence here.”
We need unity, for with untiy we can get things done which is benfiting humanity.
Now since HIM honors the fruit of Spiritual Kinsmen coming together, you begin to understand why HE sets up his kingdom this way, in the Ethiopian charter. HE writes:
Each provision in this Chapter has a precedent, either in Ethiopian traditions, or in well-established constitutional precedents abroad. No less than 29 articles have been inserted in the Constitution to provide for the protection of the essential liberties and rights of the people. Thus, We have provided that “no one shall be denied the equal protection of the laws”; that “there shall be no discrimination amongst Ethiopian subjects with respect to the enjoyment of all civil rights”; that “there shall be no interference with the exercise in accordance with the law of the rites of any religion or creed by residents of the Empire”; that “freedom of speech and of the press is guaranteed throughout the Empire, in accordance with the law”; that “correspondence shall be subject to no censorship except in time of declared national emergency.” We have, further confirmed our practice that every person accused of a crime shall be presumed innocent until proven guilty and that no one shall be imprisoned for debt, except in case of legally proved fraud.
Unlike many countries of the world, We have provided the right to any resident of the Empire to bring suit against the Government or any ministry,
HIM also speaks at the CONFERENCE OF ORIENTAL ORTHODOX CHURCHES:
it is appropriate to demonstrate our joy by singing with the Psalmist, “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity” (Ps. 133:1).
The Unity of the Church, as Your Holinesses well know it, is the will of God and ought to be an inspiring example to all men. It should always be a help and not a hindrance to the unity of men of different religions.
In another speech he says:
To make our wills obedient to good influences and to avoid evil, therefore, is to show the greatest wisdom. In order to follow this aim one must be guided by religion. Progress without religion is just like a life surrounded by unknown perils and can be compared to a body without a soul.
I shared with you earlier that, Haile Selassie seeks to have unity with different religions. A good question to ask is would a man, Tafari Makonnen, and his covenant partner Haile Selassie I be in agreement with this if these religions were of the devil and doesnt supply fruit?
The bible declares that the Earth is the Lord and the Fullness thereof, it also says
As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
We must grow in the word, but also the word on the tablets of our heart, better yet the word that created us in Lord of Hosts image.
In the same speech HE later says:
All human inventions, from the most primitive tool to the modem atom, can help man greatly in his peaceful endeavours. But if they are put to evil purposes they have the capacity to wipe out the human race from the surface of the earth.
It is only when the human mind is guided by religion and morality that man can acquire the necessary vision to put all his ingenuous inventions and contrivances to really useful and beneficial purposes. The progress of science can be said to be harmful to religion only in so far as it is used for evil aims and not because it claims a priority over religion in its revelation to man.
It is important that spiritual advancement must keep pace with material advancement. When this comes to be realized man’s journey toward higher and more lasting values will show more marked progress while the evil in him recedes into the background.
Knowing that material and spiritual progress are essential to man, we must ceaselessly work for the equal attainment of both.
While thinking on this topic, I begin to meditate on the Tower of Babel. Now the Tower of Babel fell because the people wanted to gain salvation without Jah, for they had the unity but left HIM. So if we correct what is wrong we should be able to a put a smile on his face; therefore, we must remain unified and keep Jah with us, but because we have been separated we no longer speak a common tongue or have the same culture because of Babel we now face the challenge of trying to remove the anti-christ restraints in the guise of “isms and skisms”. The same guise that will influence us to say “that the way I serve God is the best way” and that your way is wrong.
It goes even further to the ten commandments, for many use the verse ” ye shall have no other gods before me” Jah is right, but look at the people make their gods into man, gold, cars; therefore created beings, for these things are idolatry and Ras Paul says it well in Romans 1:20-23:
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23 And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things.
Here Paul speaks that things that we can’t see are revealed by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead:
JAAAAAAAHHHHH Rastafari Haile Selassie I: The Godhead and eternal power
Haile Selassie I teaches that religion is personal, and a good influence that one must be guided in. His ministry and good news is universal.
We humans disappoint him when praise the image instead of understanding the symbolism of it.
But Christiainity is not what only gives this teaching but also Buddha, for there a teaching that If you meet the Buddha, kill him
We must possess and seek the nature of Jah!!!!!!!
In the Selected Speeches, where I try to gather most, if not all of his quotes, introduces his speech of religion as such: Though a devout Christian, His Majesty the Emperor has fostered and encouraged religious tolerance throughout his long reign. In his own words: “Religion is personal; the state is for all.” In Ethiopia, under his forthright leadership, freedom of conscience is guaranteed to all.
It seems to me that Jah Kingdom is vast and all people that does not follow his character shall not inherit it. Think about it, we have bits and pieces of the story. Israel has it’s designated area of land, which doesnt encompass the whole earth; therfore, allowing room for others to dwell in this new earth, this descending Kingdom of Jah.
Jah has a wonderful plan, and his way is the wisest, I was planning to share initially that there are quite a few religions that has been around years before Christianity. I wanted to share the influences of these religions in the christian faith. For I was inspired to do so by His Majesty, where a secondary source writes that his favorite two subjects is History and comparative Religion. You can find this quote in the Academic Honors of HIM, I created a little picture for ones to share with others.
It is ok when we can compare religion, but only in a mutual infiying spirit. For I shared with you that he said we must not become a hindrance to others. A hindrance may cause you make that person, stumble, or cause you to belittle the next man. Each product is not a fruit of Jah. This is similar to Ras Paul’s teachings on food. He teaches that you shouldn’t convict a man of what he should eat, if he eats meat let him eat and don’t offend the person and vice versa with vegetarians. He also said, let not the food convict you. But this is two-fold as well, because we take food for our spirit’s nourishment. This spirit is the Word of God, or God’s teachings. What that man eats, let him eat.
3 Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'”
We really have to meditate on these things, we really must evaluate our selves and imagine how big Jah is.
Our defender of the Faith, Our Lion of Judah hailing from the seed of David, sitting on Jah earthly representation of his throne, says these words “Were the thoughts of Plato and Socrates, the beliefs of Christianity and Judaism not harmonized with Hindu philosophy; were Yoga and its various stages not exposed to Western thought; had Western religion and philosophy not been exposed to the philosophy and religion of the East through Your Excellency’s persistent endeavour” He is honoring, India’s President Radhakrishnan
Who is Radhakrishnan?
One of India’s best and most influential twentieth-century scholars of comparative religion and philosophy (look at that, he had a common passion with Haile Selassie)
Could it be that this man who Jah honors, a man one with his light, be a disciple?
I am further convicted to read Radhakrishnan thoughts and philosophy and you can find it here for $3.00
There is so much to write about this Spiritual Kinsmen, another great book to read is the Mystical Journey from Jesus to Christ by Dr. Muata Ashby for he does a good job comparing the Four World Spiritual Systems
I also give thanks to the brother Tyson Brown for his book Abba Qiddus, he shares good information about the importance of living an ascetic life which is the originally livity before bibles were created, for separating from society like Rev 18, tells InI to “come out of her” to return to our primordial state, our original way before we started putting labels on spirituality. I have experienced the product of this separation and it really influences you to get back to God. Very similar to what people call a sabbatical but for an extended amount of time.
This is my opinion and may not be the views of Jah but if it his will, may HE bring the evidence before your eyes. We are passed the time of Baptizing the Nations (Countries) in the name of the The Trinity, Jesus. Records show that the 12 disciples did so already. Here is a link http://www.ichthus.info/Disciples/intro.html
But the bible is also known for interpreting nations as “heathens”, and in this current time the baptizing never ceases until Shiloh come. It is our job that as sons and dawtas of Jah that we all take the responsibility in showing a heathen God through our actions and words, model the character, show him/her the word when the opportunity prevents it self in love and for the betterment. We must not repeat the mistakes of the path, we must become members of a new race; therefore, we must teach a new outlook
Haile Selassie writes:
The catastrophe which was brought about by human hands during the past years can be avoided in the future by religion and hope in God which should be in the heart of the people. And this can be achieved by education which if not borne by the youth, the effort which is made for peace will be in vain.
Haile Selassie I teaches us here, how to act.
He also says:
the spiritual conditions in which man lives, for just as a man without means to feed his hunger and to clothe his nakedness can take no pride in his existence as a human being, so, also is one who is reviled and discriminated against because of his race or religion, robbed of his self respect and human dignity.
Haile Selassie I teaches us here, how not to act.
The spectre of racial discrimination which has for so long cast its dark and evil shadow over much of this globe is slowly disappearing. Men are coming increasingly to be judged by their talents and abilities rather than by the less meaningful and far more superficial standards of race and religion. But there yet remain those who, in their bigotry and ignorance, resist this flooding tide, and it is against these that our efforts must be directed.
And in terms with Muslims, HIM said:
Both Christians and Moslems believe alike in God, spiritually, and as God is always with those who believe in Him, there is harmony in man who is one in flesh, blood and soul. Therefore, Ethiopians are all one, and they do not differ one from the other. We are all one in Our belief in God. As We revere Him and believe in Him so do you. Christianity and Islam are not the only religions in the world; there are many different religions. However, among believers, there are no differences when they serve their country, and We respect everybody’s religion without partiality.
Did We not respect the Moslem, We would not have come to this place to visit this mosque. As prayers are said in churches, the same is done in mosques.The house of God is open and welcomes those who come with charity. Following this principle, since as Moslems and Christians all are loyal to Ethiopia, what has just been said is not new.
It is well known that during the invasion of Ethiopia by the enemy, there were many Moslems and Christians who defended their country, and We rewarded them, not the Moslems or Christians only, but both.
Hence, if anybody says that differences exist between Moslems and Christians, that person is an enemy of Ethiopia.
Haile Selassie I
This book is confirmation of who InI Kings of kings is, as well as how he speaks. Through this zeal of seeking the Kingdom of God and how all should be added unto me, in the spirit of those who seek HIM shall find HIM. In the preface of the book Radhakrishnan is where Haile Selassie I quoted him, and it is fair to say that Radhakrishnan is a son of Jah, a disciple of the Most High.
Radhakrishnan writes”……and it seems to me that in the mystic traditions of the different religions we have a remarkable unity of spirit. Whatever religions they may profess, the mystics are spiritual kinsmen. While the different religions in their historical forms bind us to limited groups and militate against the development of loyalty to the world community, the mystics have always stood for the fellowship of humanity.
They transcend the tyranny of names and the rivalry of creeds as well as the conflict of races and the strife of nations. As the religion of spirit, mysticism avoids the two extremes of dogmatic affirmation and dogmatic denial. All signs indicate that is it likely to be the religion of the future. (Is this last sentence a prophecy?)
On page 190 he writes: When the Roman Empire became essential as its counterpart. The new unitary State required a religion of a more universal character than the polytheistic cults.
He later speaks of the appearance of other religions and their mix with Christianty, which leads into this sentence.
Isis the mother goddess, formed in Ancient Egypt one of the trinity Osiris, Isis, Horus. She was identified with many other local goddesses, Ceres, Venus, and Diana. About the period of the rise of Christianity she had become the Centre of an elaborate cult of mysticism. She reapprears in Christianity as the Virgin Mother.
This passage is a must share, for HIM Haile Selassie I is a man in Jah, Jah in man of integrity, HE will read and investigate anything before sharing it with others. Also remember that HIM was a voracious reader, meaning that HE consumed a lot of literature.
I will like to share one more excerpt that I came across in the book that had me in awe, for I am hearing the king speak through Ra’dhakrishnan. On page 172, he says
To the Jew the important question is , What am I to do? He insisted on a code of conduct. To the Eastern religions and the mystery cults, the more important question is, What am I to be? The aim is to become something different and not to do something else. Jesus is concerned, not with the wrong we do, but with the corruption of being which the wrng act is the outcome. We must become different, change our natures, be born again,
These words sound very much like Haile Selassie’s :
We must become bigger than we have been, more courageous, greater in spirit, larger in outlook. We must become members of a new race, overcoming petty prejudice, owing our ultimate allegiance not to nations but to our fellow men within the human community.
The well-known teachings of Haile Selassie I that people seem to know the most are the gospels, His thoughts and mind is like a pill filled with the Gospels, Philosophy, History, and Unity. This is the radiance that InI King of kings gives off that I have recognized so far. Blessed is HE that comes in the name of the Lord.
If you reread what HIM says he gives Radhakrishnan great praises for his work, HE ends off the praises with the one of the greatest complements, ” He makes this age pregnant with greatness. ”
Jah Rastafari……Haile Selassie I is not only loyal to Christianity, HE is loyal to the Faith that each religion has professed. It makes clear sense on why HIM strives to unify churches and religion all over the world. We must be like HIM and unify as well. We must also transcend our differences as well and look to unify for the betterment of humanity.
I was watching a video about an issue that I was confused about, it spoke about the validity of the Hebrew Isrealites 12 Tribes Chart, and many scholary brothers provided good questions to the Isrealites about why the chart is false, and even though the discussion did not remain true to the topic, at the end of the discussion one drew the best answer to solve the confusion, and it was that we should all unite and how can we do that, without joining your camp. Many may think that proposing such an idea is a cowardly move, and that the person speaking it is throwng in the towel but it is actually the wisest thing to seek, for even n the process of creating unity we will be uniting to create a firmer bond.
Man takes ownership in their beliefs and information that they digest, so its close to impossible to sway him from what has been inspiring and guiding him through the darkest of valley’s and the steepest of hills. It’s a fear that if I deny the power that I pledge allegiance to, that I will eventually will have to find myself all over again but that concern will extinguish if we agree work with one another without the spirit of conversion.
HIM understands this, so he shows tolerance and has not come across as a KIng that forces his beliefs on everyone nor ridicules anyone elses faith, but that we must overcome our differences and work together to better humanity. I love the King for many things, and this is one of the reasons, that knowing all truth, we that believe in the Almighty draws water from the same source, its creator. Let the temple and church say A’men, to the Spirit that bares witness to it all.
In conclusion, I hope all that read this are blessed beyond measure and has some valuable information to what Qedemawi Haile Selassie has shared with the world.
Ra’stafari is a blessed faith, for InI see oneness in Leornard P. Howell and Haile Selassie I. They both speak of the influence of the Eastern religion, the Hindu faith, Leonard P Howell took on the name G.G. Maragh and HIM shared this with the people when honoring Radhkrishnan
Were the thoughts of Plato and Socrates, the beliefs of Christianity and Judaism not harmonized with Hindu philosophy; were Yoga and its various stages not exposed to Western thought; had Western religion and philosophy not been exposed to the philosophy and religion of the East through Your Excellency’s persistent endeavour, how much the poorer would human thought have been!
Jah Ras Tafari Haile Selassie is that offspirng, that righteous branch spoken of in Jeremiah 23:5
the digits even testify of this truth 2 + 3 equals 5; therfore 5:5 which is the same numbers that testifys of the Root of David loosening the 7 seals as the Lion of Judah.
But you don’t have dread to be Rasta, it’s a just deep conception of the heart. Change your heart to unify and you will display a piece of Haile Selassie I.
Blessed love, may the good influence, the Most High guide us in our positive endeavours.