Black Spirituality Religion : 16 cosmological tenets of the Odu Ifa

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  1. Sekhemu

    Sekhemu Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Eji ogbe:

    Seek wisdom beyond sacrifices, sit down with spiritual teachers.

    Oyeku meji:

    Kindness must not be done with evil intentions. Do not engage in any wickedness against others; do not retaliate against those who are against you.

    Iwori meji:

    Speak their truth, even against evil doers, but beware of their retribution. Do not wrestle for advancement; do not seek to attain through competition,

    Idi meji:

    Too much kindness is repaid with wickedness; do not be foolishly kind. Do not leave this earth with no one to reap your heritage. Do not be involved with gossip, even if it involves you

    Irosun meji:

    Be patient; do not be in a hurry to achieve; step by step is the best way. Respect and honor the ancestors; preserve the memories of their achievements and become a part of their conciousness.

    Oworin meji:

    Do not let scarcity affect your wisdom, do not let scarcity make you unwise. To improve your life, improve your character and behavior.

    Obara meji:

    Cease to complain about life and cease to be stunnorn for such brings misfortune and loss.

    Okanran meji:

    Do not go to places where you are not invited. Cease to be argumentative; cease to incite debate.

    Ogunda meji:

    Strive to complete all endeavors which you have begun. Learn to channel your aggressive tendencies positively..

    Osa meji:

    Guard against over-stressing yourself; guard against anxiety and frustration. Strive continually to achieve the impossible. Resist those who attemp to disrupot your well-being.

    Ika meji:

    Appreciate yourself more fully; appreciate your divine. Address the major problems in your life; cease to attend only the minor ones. People will attemp to harm you; do not let them do so.

    Oturupon meji:

    Learn to act more and react less; reacting based on the ways of others leads to misfortune. Guard against spitefulness, do not harbor ill feelings against others. Exercise firmness, especially when things are bad.

    Otura meji:

    Do not abandon the heavenlylaw which decrees the supremacy of elders. Study your speech so that the modifications of the mind may be reached.

    Irete meji:

    Remember one falsehhod destroys a thousand truths. Listen to advice; you are wise only if you listen to advice. Do not exhaust yourself attempting to satisfy the emptiness of others.

    Ose meji:

    Every act whether mental, physical, or emotional, has an enormous impact on our lives. Do not be so easily distracted; do not let your attention be so easilybtaken. Refrain from anything That involves the showing odd of strengths.

    Ofun meji:

    Take care of what you eat: do not eat in a hurry; sit down and relax while eating. Guard against those who make you anxious. Be not moved by anger, lust or greed

    Ase! ase O!, ase!
  2. Niyi Babadeji

    Niyi Babadeji Guest

    What is the meaning of (Osai Osun) in Ifa divination?.

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