Black Spirituality Religion : Ori and its role in Black Self-Sufficiency

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  1. Blackbird

    Blackbird Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    For those who are familiar with the concept of Ori, what do you feel is its role to Black people overall given the condition we face in America?
     
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    From Otura-Ogbe

    ka Ji ni kutukutu
    ka mu ohun ipin ko'pin
    Dia fun Olomo ajibe 're pade
    Emi ni mo ba ire pade l'ola

    to wake up early morning
    and give destiny its due
    divine for the person that will be met with good fortune
    it is me that gives destiny its due on my waking in the morning and
    therefore it is me that is met with good fortune today.

    As one can probably glean from the above Odu, consistent propitiation of our Ori (deified conscious) is central in achieving our individual and colleactive success.

    I've had discussions surrounding the role of Ori and our collective African American destiny on occasion. I believe we should approach the topic in a similar way as if someone came to me for Dafa, the exception being instead of one Awo dividing we would have a council of Awos consult for our collective destiny. This could be done once a year.
     
  3. Blackbird

    Blackbird Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Agreed brother. I brought this question up in light of a thought that came up in another post about personal divinity or the god within. I think it is highly important as you alluded to.
     
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    I feel ya. I'm looking forward to replies from the others who know about Ori and those who know little to nothing about it.
     
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    Bro. Blackbird, why not consider utilizing the Study Group section for ATR's more, I notice you've posted there a couple of times. If nothing more, it provides quick access to similar Threads easy to find; plus folk that don't follow the ATR may respectfully contribute or ask questions for study purposes:

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    African Traditional Religion Study Group



     
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    Ok. I will when I have topics I feel are more appropriate for study group discussion. The concept of ori and it's place among our people I feel is really general. One because even though the term and the concept may issue from an African cultural group the overall premise is universal and not exclusive to ATR practitioners. Also because it does not require one to be a practitioner per se. We are not discussing Odu Ifa specifically or adimu for orisa or protocols for practitioners. That I wouldn't post in a generic area of spirituality. Actually most things specific among practitioners wouldn't really be posted at all on a public forum.

    But I understand where you are coming from. I wanted a universal response and perhaps learning. The ATR portion of the forum would limit the response and feedback I believe. I also don't expect much push back for the ATRs as other "religious" beliefs - simply because most people are relatively unfamiliar and not really knowledgeable about them. Even then, we are still good.
     
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    Gotchu ... understood.


     
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    As Salaam Alaikum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    From my small knowledge of Ori it appears to me that we can use that once we are fully conscious of who We really are. I believe that once we Truly accept the knowledge and Truth of ourselves we can then heal ourselves.
     
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    You raised a good point. I would like to see what others think of that.
     
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    The one thing I will say brother is the Yoruba see one's Ori as the avenue to knowledge and Truth of themselves through one's destiny.
     
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