Black Spirituality Religion : I read This and Feel Good Inside!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  1. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The Alaashe provide examples of right living as handed down by Yoruba egun

    1). Ifarabale: composure

    2). Owo: respect

    3). Suturu: patience

    4). Eso: caution

    5). Imo: knowledge

    6). Ogbon: wisdom

    7). Oye: understanding

    There are 13 guidelines for self-development

    1) There is to be no practice of wickedness. Those who sow the seeds of wickedness plant them upon their children. Ashes fly back in to the faces of he who throws them.

    2).There is to be no stealing. Even if man does not see; Oludumare sees

    3). There is to be no selfishness. Those who are selfish will come to bare their loads alone

    4). There is to be no covenant breaking or falsehood. The covenant breakers will be carried away by the earth. The sacrifices of covenant breakers and liars are not accepted

    5) There is to be no hypocrisy

    6) There is to be no acts of atrocity to be committed against one's neighbor

    7).There is to be honor and respect to the elders. The relationship of service between elders and youth is to be strengthened continuously. The hand of the young does not reach the high shelf. That of the elder does not go into the gourd

    8). There is to be protection of the women. Women are the flowers of the garden, men are the fence around them

    9). There is to be truthfulness and uprighteousness. Those who are fruitful and upright have the blessings of the divinities

    10). There is to be kindness and generosity. Kindness begets kindness

    11). There is to be sensitivity with respect to person to person relationships

    12). There Is to be chastity in respect to mates. Man, do not seduce another man's wife; woman do not seduce another woman's husband

    13) There is to be hospitable directives

    Can anyone imagine the joy of seeing ones ancestors from 500 years ago face to face, comforting you and saying all is well and all will be all right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    being AFRICAN is not just something to be happy about it is a pride to be able to express ones inner self!
     
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    Number 2 is about property and property rights.

    Number 4 is about contracts. Don't break your contracts, but on the flip side be EXTREMELY careful about which contracts you do sign.

    Most people prejudice situations against themselves by their own hand i.e. the contracts that they sign.

    Signing contracts is acting with the power of a private legislature. Use it sparingly and wisely.
     
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    what would bring even a deeper beauty is all could and would live by it
     
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    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    bro this is the religion and spirituality section so with all due respect can you leave capitalism to another section?

    Every thing is not the bottom line!
     
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    Who said anything about capitalism, profit, or gain? That's your assumption, not mine.

    Property is lawful.
    Contracts are lawful.

    If you want to leave this material as ethereal to be simply talked about instead of applied in reality, then I'll take my practical and material rooted-ness some place else.
     
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    It is applied from theheart mostly from people without any property at all

    and to be honest those with the most property, do not care about these principles but have gained much wealth by opposing them
     
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    Why are there 11 when you say 13 guidelines?

    From where is this, Brother Ankhur?
     
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    That's good. Flesh and blood doesn't subsist by the heart or spirit alone in the material realm.

    This is a sweeping generalization, but there are kernels of truth to it. I can agree in part.
     
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    Ok now that you are here, As some one of African descent just simply how do you feel about the basic focus of all 13 and the tone of empathic altruism it espouses?

    Cuase honesly I have known Yoruba's for over 30 years, and have never heard of this
    and broke into tears like I found buried treasure when I saw this was posted at Destee!
     
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