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Title: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: phoenixtears43 on March 03, 2007, 04:49:06 PM
Alright Idren, InI have decided to start a Rasta School for the young Is here, to help them out.  I will give help to those who are stuck.  Im here to answer questions and teach the basics of RastafarI.  InI will start a new topic in this thread for study maybe once a week.  Im hoping to teach the Is new to Rastafari about Rastafari, as well as help the youth learn how to REASON with each other.

DONT BE SHY ask any questions that are on your mind, seen?


Thanks to SistahVee for the Idea to start this Rasta School to teach the ones who are lost.  As she said to InI, YOUTH teaching YOUTH.  InI think its a wonderful Idea.  Any comments so far?
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on March 03, 2007, 05:39:42 PM
Greetings

I an I could have continued in the thread on divinity but this is a good idea..I an I can transfer things from that thread to here as well

Bless
Posted on: March 03, 2007, 05:33:55 pm
Greetings

I an I feel its best to start with a speech from the KING to clear a few things up

HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE I THE FIRST SPEAKS ON SPIRITUALITY

The temple of the most high begins with the human body which houses our life,
the essence of our existence. Africans are in bondage today because the
approach spirituality through religion provided by foreign invaders and
conquerers.We must stop confusing religion and spirituality. Religion is a set of
rules, regulations and rituals created by humans, which were supposed to help
people grow spiritualy. Due to human imperfection religion has become currupt,
political,divisive and a tool for power struggle. Spirituality is not theology or
ideology. It is simply a way of life, pure and original as was given by the most
high of creation. Spirituality is a network linking us to the most high, the universe and each other. As the essence of our existence, it embodies our culture, true
identity,nation and destiny. A people without a nation that they can really call
their own is a people without a soul. Africa is our nation and is in spiritual and physical bondage because their leaders are turning to outside forces for solution
to African problems when everything Africa needs is within her. When Africans
righteous people come together the world will come together. This is our devine destiny

Blessings
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: sistahvee on March 03, 2007, 08:29:09 PM
Bless Up phoenixtears

InI have InI's seat right up front. 

Ras Chucky, thanks for taking the time to assist phoenixtears with the I's new venture.  Hope others will jump on board and add the Idren's OVERSTANDING of the ISSUES/Topics being LEARNED every week. 

Keep the ball rolling, phoenixtears...

Nuff Love

Sistah Vee
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Molliebaz on March 04, 2007, 10:01:52 AM
Greetings.
At last, something informative and educational.  I know that Sister Joanderella has been asking for some guidance and teachings for her young children, so let's all help.   Between us we all have some knowledge to share.  We can help to develop this community.  Ask for help. I will give it where I can and I know others will. I don't come into the category of "youth" - far from it, but as probably the oldest member I can contribute with experiences - tell you about my Rasta livity.  How we follow Jah's path and conduct ourselves so as to not bring disrepute to RastafarI.

What I will say personally to you is - keep asking for help from Jah for guidance and from the members of this forum.  Don't take the whole task on yourself or it could become a burden to you.   Maybe Nick would create a topic called Rasta School that could be kept free from some of the more heated debates that take place.  These are all new ideas - and you need to gather comments from all areas. Here is a chance for all members to show to others seeking knowlege and guests to the site that we are a caring community.
Blessings to you Sistah, let Jah guide.

One Love, Mollliebaz
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: sistahvee on March 04, 2007, 03:23:44 PM
Bless Up Idren

And someone told InI the other day that WISDOM has left the house. 

Nuff Guidance

Sistah Vee
Title: Lesson 1
Post by: phoenixtears43 on March 04, 2007, 03:42:50 PM
Haile Selassie
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d84/phoenixtears43/KingSelassie.gif)

InI chose to do the first lesson on Haile Selassie I. InI thought it would be fitting, as he is the main focus of the Rastafarian faith, and because of the active topic about his divinity.  InI will start out with some basic information about HIM.

Haile Selassie was born as Tafari Makonnen, in Ethiopia, in 1892.  His father was the governer of Harar (as you probably assumed, it is a city in Ethiopia).  He became governer of Sidamo (a province in southern Ethiopia) in 1907.  Now skipping ahead to his coronation, HIM was crowned Emperor of Ethiopia November 2nd, 1930.  He is recognized by most Rastas as GOD (we call him JAH, a name coming from Jehovah).  Reasons for this are
1. Marcus Garveys prediction (which we will get to later)
2. 1 Chronicles chapter 17
Quote
[11] And it shall come to pass, when thy days be expired that thou must go to be with thy fathers, that I will raise up thy seed after thee, which shall be of thy sons; and I will establish his kingdom.
[12] He shall build me an house, and I will stablish his throne for ever.
[13] I will be his father, and he shall be my son: and I will not take my mercy away from him, as I took it from him that was before thee:
[14] But I will settle him in mine house and in my kingdom for ever: and his throne shall be established for evermore.
That is just a short summery of the Davidic Covenant, which you should read in 2nd Samuel chapter 7
InI shouldve mentioned that Haile Selassie I decends from David, and King Solomon. 

There is a whole thread about the Divinity of Haile Selassie right here:
http://forums.rasta-man.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=3989.msg57329#new

Be sure to read it.


There is so much more to say, but for now InI have to leave, when InI get back, InI will edit this post and add more seen.

jah bless


Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Ras_Nevoe on March 04, 2007, 03:45:19 PM
Quote from: phoenixtears43 link=topic=4011. msg57256#msg57256 date=1172940546
Alright Idren, InI have decided to start a Rasta School for the young Is here, to help them out.   I will give help to those who are stuck.   Im here to answer questions and teach the basics of RastafarI.   InI will start a new topic in this thread for study maybe once a week.   Im hoping to teach the Is new to Rastafari about Rastafari, as well as help the youth learn how to REASON with each other.

DONT BE SHY ask any questions that are on your mind, seen?


InI is not new to Rastafari, InI was born Ras, but all Ras have something to learn from the next.  On that note I would like to be the first student of The Rastari School, InI is both student and teacher, and the I's should approach this venture in a similar manner.  Before I ask my question I want to send my blessings to The I Phoenixtears for pioneering something useful for the youths, and also thanks to Ras_Chucky, Sistahvee and molliebaz for their support and/or participation so far.

Student Question # 1: InI now live in the U. S.  and InI can't find "real" food easily.  They label real food "organic" and chemical food is "food".  Organic food is very expensive, so how can the I stay Ital when there is not much Ital here. 


Student Question #2: Can the teachers please share with I some Ital dishes and recipes that InI can try.  If the I is in a place where real food is hard to comeby, then the I can maybe help InI if the I still eat Ital inna "Inorganic Babylon".

any and all responses will help InI.

Thanks in advance!

Happy Learning!


Peace!

Ras_Nevoe
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: phoenixtears43 on March 04, 2007, 04:21:27 PM
InI try to eat Ital, but normally the closest InI can get to is organically labled food.  Is it possible for the I to start a garden? grow your own food?  InI would love to be able to do that, but InI have no room.  Also the I should look for farmers markets, see if the I can find some "real" food there, seen?


On to the Ital recipie question, there are tons!
here is a whole thread dedicated to sharing Ital recipies:
http://forums.rasta-man.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=926.0

Many great ones there.

Jah Bless, Ras Nevoe
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Ras_Nevoe on March 04, 2007, 04:39:25 PM
InI try to eat Ital, but normally the closest InI can get to is organically labled food.  Is it possible for the I to start a garden? grow your own food?  InI would love to be able to do that, but InI have no room.  Also the I should look for farmers markets, see if the I can find some "real" food there, seen?

Give Thanks, Idren, InI was looking for a response like this. InI live in Brooklyn, New York, if you're familiar with brooklyn you know it is a concrete jungle so there isn't any place InI can grow a garden, but I've done some searching after the I told I of the Farmers Market, and InI found one nearby, thanks for that info or I would still be stuck.


Quote
On to the Ital recipie question, there are tons!
here is a whole thread dedicated to sharing Ital recipies:
http://forums.rasta-man.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=926.0

Many great ones there.

Jah Bless, Ras Nevoe


Much, raspect I, and thanks again for all the info and for this thread all together, InI hope that I can help further your vision of the Rastafari School, and I hope the rest of I's can follow in your footsteps and produce something meaningful to this forum and Rastafari in general.

PEACE!
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: I ELIJAH I on March 04, 2007, 05:01:15 PM
#1- One way to save money is to buy bulk. If you have family, special orders of cases of rice milk etc. help the pockets so collaborate. I man have always work at grocery stores even just part time for the food and discounts. If there are Farmers Markets in the I's area you can go try fe arrange a trade using the I's Rasta talents Seen?.  Know when and how the store and restaurants in your area throw out dem "waste" alot of time the food is still totally crucial and free. Working part time at a restaurant you like pays and feeds usually.

#2 Food is most ital raw. So I suggest not "cooking" at all. Just buy some oils and veggies and spices you can afford and make up a big salad. Get Creative. Coconuts are the supreme food. Carrots, Avocados, and Spinach real nice. Get bulk Almonds, Walnuts, or Sunflowers and soak them over night in water, to aid digestion. Spirolina is expensive but a little goes a long way. Oranges, Lemons, Oregeno, and Dill for flavor. #1 suggestion- Quinoa- cook like rice or sprout in 2-3 days, 16% protien, the italist. Even if you cant cop organic its still better than BK.

One
Elijah      
Posted on: March 04, 2007, 04:59:37 pm
Also the I could link up with or start a rooftop garden in the bricks dem.
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on March 04, 2007, 06:13:29 PM
GREETINGS IN THE NAME OF HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE THE FIRST, KING OF KINGS ,LORD OF LORDS, CONQURING LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH ,ROOT OF DAVID ,KING ALPHA WITH QUEEN OMEAGA BY HIS SIDE, ELECT OF GOD,DEFENDER OF THE FAITH , ABBA JANOY ,RASTAFARI ..... THERE IS A LIST OF ALL HIS TITLES THAT I AN I TRYING TO GET A HOLD OF..IT SHOWS TITLES BESTOWED UPON HIM FROM NATIONS ALL OVER THE WORLD ...I'LL SHARE IT ONCE I GET A HOLD OF IT...NOW I AN I WANT TO ADD A SHORT AND SWEET DEFINITION OF RASTAFARI...RASTAFARI IS "ONE WHO IS ONE WITH CREATION AND ONE WITH H.I.M "  ...I AN I WILL START REVIEW THE OTHER POST AND MAKE A FEW COMMENTS HERE AND THERE...BLESSED LOVE FOR THIS THREAD IYAH AS REASONING IS ABOUT TEACHING,LEARNING AND MIND REFRESHING AND REMEMBER THAT RASTA IS EVERLEARNING AND I AN I ARE FILLING IN THE HALF THATS NEVER BEEN TOLD AND EACH OF THE I THEM HAVE A PIECE OF KNOWLEDGE THAT ANOTHER I MIGHT NOT HAVE AS YET...REASONING IS ALWAYS GOOD..I AN I WOULD REASON ALLDAY IF I AN I COULD

BLESSINGS TO ONE AND ALL
Posted on: March 04, 2007, 05:45:24 pm
Greetings


I an I just here watching the ONE LOVE PEACE concert when BOB MARLEY called up MANLEY and SEAGA on stage and lightening flashed...now back to the reasoning

Also the I forgot to mention that there were many attemps to kill the KING from birth including his own cousin Lij Yasu who tried many tiomes including one time trying to drown him by sinking a boat with HIM and a friend and the friend drown but HIM swimmed to shore..also remeber to add prophecies about his birth..I an I will try to find it as I had it in another thread..

Bless

here it is


http://www.geocities.com/joshua_tt/kingselassie.html

The world should know that he is the Almighty, it is prophecised, the prophecy has been fulfilled, open your eyes and look. Haile Selassie from his youth, was a mysterious person who was said to have been feared by priest and other persons working in the palace. His first born name was Ras Tafari which means "head creator", but Tafari alone means, "to be feared" and so he was. The coming of the child was one in a million since the time of Christ, when Christ was born, the planets of the universe aligned themself, and this is a sign of a Great person to be born astronomers say. Their was the worst drought & famine in Ethiopia than ever seen before, days before he was born, Ethiopia purged itself to accept him & now Ethiopia purges itself to accept Jah children, for when we repatriate. Their is a story about Haile Selassie in his youth, his father & mother was astounded by his vast knowledge and wisdom of and from the bible. They brought in priest to talk with him to ask him where he knew all these things from, Haile Selassie knew books that aren't printed in the bible, like the 8th, 9th & 10th books of Moses, the Dead Sea Scrolls, he would know line for line. The priests would ask him questions and he would call them to tell them the answer in their ears and the answers he would give would frighten the priests away, and some would never return to see him. At one time their were two priests talking to Tafari, who had claimed he talks to animals and the wild beasts in the jungles of Ethiopia, One of the priests asked Tafari to draw one of these animals, so Tafari requested for crayons and a piece of paper and began to draw it formed into a dove of bright multi-colors and before the priest could question Tafari about the bird on the page he was dumbfounded when he saw it arise off the paper and fly through the window, the two priests hysterically left the palace and never returned.             

Tafari the Mystical Youth, Give Thanks.


Posted on: March 04, 2007, 06:07:13 pm
Greetings

I an I overstand what the I them saying about the food thing thats why I man setting Iself to move back to JAMAICA then eventually set a place in Ithiopia/Ghana ...I an I in Canada and the I them know winter is not nice..so I dont even attemp to grow anything plus I man want real soil... I an I taking a 2 year course in studio producing/engineering/managing them open a studio in Jamaica then plant up I an I's field

Bless
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: sistahvee on March 04, 2007, 08:59:23 PM
Bless Up Family

Blessings and JahJah's Guidance phoenixtears..  InI hope that the I is feeling way more at ease with this Rasta School task now.  As InI have mentioned...  Not all will agree...Not all are here to learn...Not all will like the new Rasta School.  However, the I has already proven InI's point that every little bit counts towards success at the end.  Be proud of the Iself...  Rasta School looking Good to InI.   

Nuff Love

Sistah Vee
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Love_Sponge on March 04, 2007, 10:31:16 PM
Blessings phoenixtears and to everyone else who has participated so far,InI shall add a few questions soon :),so far the I is reading what the teachers have to say :)

Praise be to the most high and to you all for taking the time to educate us all
Thank you
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: 1080man on March 05, 2007, 01:58:24 AM
Quote from: phoenixtears43 link=topic=4011. msg57256#msg57256 date=1172940546
Alright Idren, InI have decided to start a Rasta School for the young Is here, to help them out.   I will give help to those who are stuck.   Im here to answer questions and teach the basics of RastafarI.   InI will start a new topic in this thread for study maybe once a week.   Im hoping to teach the Is new to Rastafari about Rastafari, as well as help the youth learn how to REASON with each other.

DONT BE SHY ask any questions that are on your mind, seen?


Thanks to SistahVee for the Idea to start this Rasta School to teach the ones who are lost.   As she said to InI, YOUTH teaching YOUTH.   InI think its a wonderful Idea.   Any comments so far?

Yes, I am just starting on this site and I want to know how to be more of a rastafarian.  I am just getting used to the site as well so i dont know how to use it.  i feel embareesed as well to just write a reply as well, because everyone on this site talk so differently and so deeply.
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: phoenixtears43 on March 05, 2007, 02:21:12 AM
Ah I see, dont worry about that, InI guess InI should go over Patois and common Rasta words :) dont worry about how the I talks, k?  The I will probably slowly drift into talkin like that too, once you get used to it heh :P dont worry about it.

Jah Bless, 1080
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: 1080man on March 05, 2007, 02:41:02 AM
thanks pheonixtears i guess i will get the hang of it soon haha
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Ras_Nevoe on March 05, 2007, 03:33:56 AM
Yes, I am just starting on this site and I want to know how to be more of a rastafarian.  I am just getting used to the site as well so i dont know how to use it.  i feel embareesed as well to just write a reply as well, because everyone on this site talk so differently and so deeply.

Quote
Ah I see, dont worry about that, InI guess InI should go over Patois and common Rasta words  dont worry about how the I talks, k?  The I will probably slowly drift into talkin like that too, once you get used to it heh  dont worry about it.

Jah Bless, 1080

Yes I, the Idren phoenixtears got it right. The I must not worry about the way the I's talk as time progress and the I reason with enough and study the vast knowledge posted on this site, trust InI, I-Talk(the name I use to define rasta dialect/speech/language) will become your second language, maybe your first.

On that note I would like to post my first lesson. It is a project I started recently to try to create a rasta definitionary(dictionary). I only did a few words because I wanted the I's to have some input, so if any of the I's would like to add words that are important, positive  and deserve rasta translation InI would appreciate that. This definitionary can be used by students to become better at speaking, I-Talk

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

I-Talk: The Rastafarian Definitionary


IIdvark   -   (Aardvark)
Ital   -     
InI   -   (Me,We)
The I   -   (You)
The I's/ I dem   -   (you all)
I-Self   -   (Myself)
Irie   -   
Irit   -   (Spirit)
I-talk   -   (rasta dialect/language)
Inity   -   (unity)
Itinue   -   (continue)
Irate   -   (create)
Iration   -   (creation)
Irature   -   (creature)
Iriptures   -   (Scriptures)
Ible   -   (bible)
Edify   -   (Educate)
Definitionary   -   (Dictionary)
Wombman   -   (Woman)


P.S. I encourage the I's to add words that InI did not think of, and the I's can also translate words that haven't been translated in I-talk yet. But please make sure it is a useful word and translate it with a rasta meaning. If InI didn't give a translation for a word above, help InI out.

Give thanks, bredren to the most high we have a great thing here with this rasta school, let's keep the righteous teachings coming.

Peace

Ras Nevoe
 
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on March 05, 2007, 06:37:57 AM
Greetings

I an I just decided to shed little light on some of H.I.M works

As regent, the new Crown Prince developed the policy of careful modernisation initiated by Menelik II, securing Ethiopia's admission to the League of Nations in 1923, re-abolishing slavery in the empire in 1924 (it had already been declared illegal several times by all the Emperors beginning with Tewodros, but with little practical result). He engaged in a tour of Europe that same year, inspecting schools, hospitals, factories, and churches; this left such an impression on the future emperor that he devoted over forty pages of his autobiography to the details of his European journey. Also on this trip, while visiting the Armenian monastery in Jerusalem, the Crown Prince met 40 Armenian orphans (አርባ ልጆች Arba Lijoch, "forty children") who had escaped from the Armenian genocide in Turkey. They impressed him so much that he received permission from the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem to adopt and bring them to Ethiopia, where he arranged for them to receive musical instruction, and they formed the Imperial brass band. The 40 teenagers arrived in Addis Ababa on September 6, 1924, and along with their bandleader Kevork Nalbandian became the first official orchestra of the nation. Nalbandian composed the music for the Imperial National Anthem, Marsh Teferi (words by Yoftahé Negusé), which was official in Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974.
Posted on: March 05, 2007, 06:32:59 am
Greetings

More sharing


(Haile Selassie had been the baptismal name given to Tafari at his christening as an infant meaning "Power of the Holy Trinity.") The representatives included Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester (son of British King George V, and brother to Kings Edward VIII, and George VI), Marshal Franchet d'Esperey of France, and the Prince of Udine representing Italy.
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: BabaFats on March 05, 2007, 03:52:33 PM
Bless up Pheonixtears. 
InI am open to learning everything the I and other I's have to teach.  There is much to learn.  but Jah's love will give InI the strength to ask questions and to listen to the I's answers.

First question.  InI know that we have spoken about HIM's divinity.  But 1 Chronicles 17 says that "I will be a father to him, and he will be my son."  To I, this sounds like the bible is proving that Haile Selassie is the son of God.  Not the Most I HIMself.  So any of, if not all of, the offspring of David could have born this divinity that Jah has bestowed.  Are there any other versus in the Bible that might clear this up a little?  It does not help Iman to also hear the speech where His Majesty denys being emanated from a deity.

Peace and Jah Bless bruda
InI hope to learn much here

Evan
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Ras_Nevoe on March 05, 2007, 05:28:24 PM
Bless up Pheonixtears. 
InI am open to learning everything the I and other I's have to teach.  There is much to learn.  but Jah's love will give InI the strength to ask questions and to listen to the I's answers.

First question.  InI know that we have spoken about HIM's divinity.  But 1 Chronicles 17 says that "I will be a father to him, and he will be my son."  To I, this sounds like the bible is proving that Haile Selassie is the son of God.  Not the Most I HIMself.  So any of, if not all of, the offspring of David could have born this divinity that Jah has bestowed.  Are there any other versus in the Bible that might clear this up a little?  It does not help Iman to also hear the speech where His Majesty denys being emanated from a deity.

Peace and Jah Bless bruda
InI hope to learn much here

Evan

Do the I overstand the concept of The Holy Trinity, if the I overstand the concept of the holy trinity then the I knows the creator(father) isn't god but a part of the concept of god. GOD = "The Father, The Son and The Holy Irit" If the holy Irit is with I, and InI cease from sinning and repent, live I life in the direct footsteps of JAH, meaning perfect, righteous livity, with no imperfection, then InI is god in the form of the Holy Irit, the anointed one. Of course InI is not god because InI is still a sinner(InI no fraid fi admit it) but InI strive everyday to resist temptation and become perfect in the image of GOD, InI soon get there, though.

Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on March 05, 2007, 11:26:50 PM
Gretings

I an I fully agree with the I..Ras neveo...


there is a question that always pop up when it comes to the titles of H.I.M which I've been waiting on to answer but maybe in due time a non beliver will mention it

Bless
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: mirat on March 07, 2007, 01:50:59 AM
Quote from: phoenixtears43 link=topic=4011. msg57256#msg57256 date=1172940546
Alright Idren, InI have decided to start a Rasta School for the young Is here, to help them out.   I will give help to those who are stuck.   Im here to answer questions and teach the basics of RastafarI.   InI will start a new topic in this thread for study maybe once a week.   Im hoping to teach the Is new to Rastafari about Rastafari, as well as help the youth learn how to REASON with each other.

DONT BE SHY ask any questions that are on your mind, seen?


Thanks to SistahVee for the Idea to start this Rasta School to teach the ones who are lost.   As she said to InI, YOUTH teaching YOUTH.   InI think its a wonderful Idea.   Any comments so far?



tanx. . . mon. . .
soon i will. . .
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: BabaFats on March 07, 2007, 02:13:28 AM
bless Ras Neveo.
Having been raised in a Jewish home, InI had never been given much opportunity to question I family about the Holy Trinity. 
But the I's explanation, although simple, explained the concept to I perfectly.

Thank ye brotha

Peace.  and in Jahs steps, Love
Evan
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Ras_Nevoe on March 07, 2007, 05:22:59 AM
bless Ras Neveo.
Having been raised in a Jewish home, InI had never been given much opportunity to question I family about the Holy Trinity. 
But the I's explanation, although simple, explained the concept to I perfectly.

Thank ye brotha

Peace.  and in Jahs steps, Love
Evan

It is InI pleasure, bredren. Babylon try fi keep the people Under-Stand, but Rasta come fi mek them Over-Stand!

BLESSED!
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on March 07, 2007, 07:59:42 AM
Greetings

Same way RASneveo... The reason why Rastafari is everlearning is because we are being given some of the hidden mana/the half thats never been told....Alot of people dont take their time to pay attention to what I an I say as rases and go research for themselves to overstand that I an I as rases are not making up things as most of these things are obvious and right in their eyes ...and if they were to just take their time and open their eyes and pay attention to reality..... they wound'nt have to question I an I as Rases when I an I speak...All it takes is a little research and opening your eyes to reality...one can also read the bible along with this and they will finally see the purpose of the bible and overstand it as plain as daylight... Reasoning is always good as it reveils some hidden manna that some of us might not have received as yet...thats why I an I as rases are teachers and students for Iver!

Blessed Love
Posted on: March 07, 2007, 07:28:43 am
Bob Marley / Peter Tosh)

Get up, stand up, stand up for your right
Get up, stand up, stand up for your right
Get up, stand up, stand up for your right
Get up, stand up, don't give up the fight

Preacher man don't tell me that Heaven is under the Earth
I know you don't know what life is really worth
It's not all that glitters is gold
Half the story has never been told
So now you've seen the light, eh
Stand up for your right, c'mon

Get up, stand up, stand up for your right
Get up, stand up, don't give up the fight
Get up, stand up, stand up for your right
Get up, stand up, don't give up the fight

Most people think, great God will come from the sky
Take away everything and make everybody feel high
But if you know what life is worth
You would look for yours on Earth
And now you've seen the light
You stand up for your right (Jah)

Get up, stand up (Jah, Jah)
Stand up for your right (Oh)
Get up, stand up (Get up, stand up)
Don't give up the fight (Life is your right)
Get up, stand up (So we can't give up the fight)
Stand up for your right (Lord, Lord)
Get up, stand up (People strugglin' on)
Don't give up the fight (Yeah)

We're sick and tired of your easing kissing game
To die and go to Heaven in the Jesus' name, Lord
We know when we understand
Almighty God is a living man
You can fool some people sometimes
But you can't fool all the people all the time
So now we've seen the light (What you gonna do?)
We gonna stand up for our rights
So you better...

Get up, stand up (Don't give up the fight)
Stand up for your right (Stand up right now)
Get up, stand up
Don't give up the fight (Don't give it up, don't give it up)
Get up, stand up (Get up, stand up)
Stand up for your right (Get up, stand up)
Get up, stand up
Don't give up the fight (Get up, stand up)...
Posted on: March 07, 2007, 07:47:24 am
Do the I overstand the concept of The Holy Trinity, if the I overstand the concept of the holy trinity then the I knows the creator(father) isn't god but a part of the concept of god. GOD = "The Father, The Son and The Holy Irit" If the holy Irit is with I, and InI cease from sinning and repent, live I life in the direct footsteps of JAH, meaning perfect, righteous livity, with no imperfection, then InI is god in the form of the Holy Irit, the anointed one. Of course InI is not god because InI is still a sinner(InI no fraid fi admit it) but InI strive everyday to resist temptation and become perfect in the image of GOD, InI soon get there, though.



Well said Iyah.....this also answers the question I an I was waiting for someone to ask...The difference between the KING and the other offsprings are obvious... When I get this question concerning the lineage all I an I tell them to do is research and find what the differences are between the KING and the other offsprings and it will lead them closer to the truth

Blessed
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: sistahvee on March 08, 2007, 05:05:54 PM
Bless Up Family

Just wondering if Rasta School closed for March Break???  When it opening again...  InI already did InI's homework for last week's lesson and looking out for more assignments...

Nuff Love

Sistah Vee
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on March 08, 2007, 08:30:03 PM
Hail


It look suh ..lol

teacher on vacation

Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: mirat on March 09, 2007, 11:21:59 PM
irie. . .

mon,ahhm i-self really want to ask that we JAH children from differnt cultures can be one?especially in asia(philippines)we dont have holy book and a good preacher. . .

and. . thus di bwoi can ask more deeply on InI works?on what he done?in this blessed world. . .

Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: sistahvee on March 09, 2007, 11:27:30 PM
Bless Up mirat

Nice to see the I has taken InI's advice and visited the RASTA SCHOOL.  Ask away and many are standing by to give the I the best responses available.

Nuff Love

Sistah Vee
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on March 10, 2007, 04:46:44 PM
http://web.syr.edu/~affellem/rasdave.html

Ras David. Writes:

WALKING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF HAILE SELLASSIE I



For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6



On the 23rd July, Rastafarians the world over will be celebrating the birthday of the King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Conquering Lion of the tribe of Judah, Haile Sellassie 1.

What a day that was on the 23rd July, 1892, the air was still, as Ethiopia faced one of the many droughts to hit that part of Africa. Mystics in Ethiopia prophesied earlier, that, the birth of a blessed child would break the drought. And so it was, the thunder rolled and lightening flashed and the clouds burst forth rain as Woizero Yeshimebet, wife of Ras Makonnen gave birth to Tafari Makonnen at their country house at Ejersa Goro, outside Harar, Ethiopia. Mystically, Tafari was the only child out of ten between Ras Makonnen and Woizero Yesimebet to survive.

Even though Tafari's birth was foretold by the ancient prophets and that a certain air of mysticism surrounded it, I write this article to present a part of his life, and some of the works that he did, to be an example to those that are called by his name, Rastafari.

I must begin with the reality of good parenting, and being a positive role model for our children. Tafari was indeed a blessed child, but that by no means exempted him from life's tribulations. When Tafari was only a year and a half, his mother died in child-birth, leaving him to the care of his father, which made the bond between father and the son he yearned for, become closer and more intimate. When Tafari was a little under four years old, his father Ras Makonnen raised an army of 30,000 soldiers and rode to join his Emperor, Menelik II, in the famous battle of Adowa (March 1896), where the invading forces of Italy were annihilated. As time went by, Ras Makonnen's responsibilities became heavier, and this kept him away from home a lot, so he arranged to have Tafari raised with his second cousin Imru, so he fell under the guidance of Imru's father Fitawrari Haile Sellassie Abayneh. Even though this occurred, Ras Makonnen, whose personality comprised of a good mix of shrewdness, gentility, sophistication and political acumen, along with Fitawarari Abayneh, provided Tafari with apt role models.Therefore, as Rastafari parents we must ensure that we provide proper role models for our children to follow, foster within them the values of truth, honour, respect, love for others... remembering always, that these must be cultivated in oneself first, if it is to be passed on to them.

As a child Tafari's father always taught him to respect learning, especially the modern education then seeping into Ethiopia. The Ras recognized that the country had to change with the times, or fall pray to imperialism. He was determined that his son would learn the old traditions, together with the new lore and become one of Ethiopia's agents of modernization. At a very young age, the boys were tutored for and extra hour in French, by Dr. Joseph Vitalien, a Guadeloupean physician who ran the local hospital, they also enjoyed church school where they learned to be good orthodox Christians by studying Geez, Amharic, and the Psalms of David. Later on after 1903, he was sent to the Capsucin school run by father Jarosseau. Abba Samuel was appointed his tutor, a man whom Jarosseau hoped to provide an intellectual model for Tafari. Tafari was a very good student, his French tutor Dr. Vitalien remembered him to be an intelligent child, quick to learn, with a sweet disposition and a natural affection for his teachers. When asked about his childhood, in an interview with an Italian journalist, Haile Sellassie I , said, " We were a very serious, very diligent, very obedient youth. We were sometimes punished, but do you know why? Because what we were made to study did not seem enough and we wished to study further. We wanted to stay on at school after lessons were over." The Emperor emphasized the importance he attached to the education of youth by retaining for himself for several years the portfolio of the Minister of Education. He opened many schools and was instrumental in creating Ethiopia's first University. He said, " Education is the basis for greatness, the power, the pride and prosperity of a nation." Therefore, Rastafarians should educate their children, for it is suicide and a crime against the responsibility which God places in all parents not to do so.



Posted on: March 10, 2007, 04:45:10 pm
He showed himself to be such a remarkable student, that when Lidj ( "child" - a title reserved for the children of the high ranking nobility ) Tafari, as he was then called, reached the age of thirteen, His Highness Ras Makonnen, raised him to the rank of Dejazmatch,( " commander of the gate" ; a title of nobility equivalent to count. ), and appointed him governor of Gara Mulata. Some months later Ras Makonnen fell ill on his way to the capital to see Emperor Menelik II. The journey was discontinued and Ras Makonnen was taken back to Kulibi, near Harrar. He asked for his son and he was brought immediately. Tafari was at his father's bedside when he died in March, 1906. This left him without both parents at an early age, but the foundation was set, and he began to climb the ladder of the adult world at the age of thirteen. The orphaned Dejazmatch Tafari was called to Addis Ababa by Emperor Menelik II. He appointed him Governor of Sellale province in May 1906. Tafari accepted, but he was eager to continue his education, so he sought and gained the permission from the Emperor to rule Sellale through his personal representative, and to continue his education at the newly established Menelik II School. In March 1908, Dedjazmatch Tafari at the the age of sixteen, was made Governor of Sidamo by Emperor Menelik. At the age of twenty he married Woizero Mennen. In September 1916, after the death of Emperor Menelick II, the Council of State appointed Dedjazmatch Tafari as Regent and Heir to the Throne and was given the title of Ras ( "Head" - equivalent to Duke ). His status was raised to Negus (King) in October 1928 and then he went on to be crowned Emperor Haile Sellassie I, on 2nd November 1930. To show his great respect for the role of the woman, Sellasie broke tradition by having the coronation ceremony for his wife Empress Woizero Mennen follow his Coronation. Traditionally it was not permitted for her to be crowned on the same day as the Emperor.

There are so many aspects of Haile Sellassie's life that could be mentioned, but I choose to address two more fitting examples. He was an avid advocate for hard work, and the unity and brotherhood of man. About his love for work, he worked for twenty hours a day, with one hour for prayer and three hours for rest. When he was asked about the distribution of alms, and the poverty of some of his people,he said, " Rich and poor have always existed, and always will. Why? Because there are those that work and those that don't; those that wish to earn their living and those that prefer to do nothing. Those that work, that want to work, are not poor. For it is true that Our Lord the Creator sends as into the world as equals, but it is also true that when one is born one is neither rich nor poor. One is naked. It is later on that one becomes rich or poor, according to one's deserts. Yes, we too are aware that distribution alms serves no useful purpose. For there is only one means to solve the poverty problem; work."


With such an example, no Rastafari man, woman or child could justify sitting idle, just waiting for someone to give them something, for by the sweat of thy brow, you shall eat your bread. No time for petty excuses, for as Marcus Garvey said, " If you can't find work, make work, be creative". Put your creative energy to use, if you don't, you will end up docile, and incapable of positive action. I conclude this part by quoting H.I.M.,

" Unless a man undertakes more than he can possibly do, he will never be able to do all he can do."

About his love for justice, peace, unity and the brotherhood of man, Haile Sellassie I refined personal diplomacy into a fine art, especially in helping to bring about progress, peaceful transitions and development to Africa. In 1963 he personally invited all African Leaders to come to Addis Ababa, for a conference, and the Organization of African Unity ( O.A.U.) was created, with Addis Ababa being it's first Headquarters. He saw the need for an organization which would facilitate acceptable solutions to disputes among Africans and promote the study and adoption of measures for common defense and programs of cooperation in the economic and social fields. At the Conference of independent African States, he cautioned.... " Above all we must avoid the pitfalls of tribalism. If we are divided among ourselves on tribal lines, we open our doors to foreign intervention and its potentially harmful consequences.....

History teachers us that unity is strength and cautions us to submerge and overcome our differences in the quest for common goals, to strive with all our combined strength, for the path to true African brotherhood and unity."


Posted on: March 10, 2007, 04:46:12 pm
His personal diplomacy again played a crucial factor in the peaceful settlement of many African crises. In no instant did he seek victory of prestige or personal triumph. He always acted out of conviction or out of humanity. The Emperor's achievement in the universal service of justice, freedom and peace has been recognized by many outstanding personalities at that time. One of them, the late U.N. Secretary General Dag Hammarskjoeld, said of the Sovereign before the world body as early as 1954: " Your Majesty stands in the perspective of the history of our time as a symbolic landmark, a prophetic figure on the path of man's struggle to achieve international peace and security through concerted international action." A fitting tribute to a man who has contributed immensely to international understanding, cooperation and brotherhood in a world often prone to blind hate, prejudice and violence. I hereby call upon all Rastafarians to unite as one, to organize and centralize ourselves, and to practice the teachings of H.I.M., for we know that if we call on Sellassie I 's name, and we don't act on his principles, we would be calling his name in vain. As the bible says, Faith without work is dead . I pray, Sing unto god, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him..... Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands unto God. Psalms 68: 4/ 31

Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace. Psalms 37: 37.

I close on wishing everyone a Happy Birthday Ises and may the Most High Guide and protect as all, now and for Iver. One Perfect Love Ras David.

E-mail: natty@carib-link.net N.B All roads lead to Barbados from the 17th - 27th August, 1998, for the first International Rastafari Conference, Trade Fair and Cultural Expo. For more information contact, members of the Organization for Rastafari Inity ( O.R.I. ) Phone: 675-5647 E-mail: natty@carib-link.net Ras David

Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: phoenixtears43 on March 10, 2007, 05:00:44 PM
InI sorry Idren, not much time lately =[  Ill start a new lesson soon :P

Jah Bless
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: mirat on March 11, 2007, 11:57:04 PM
irie. . .


mah question is. . in those christian have there prophets. . or saint. .
then who is ours??/

im really want to have this. coz im really innocent coz dont have holy book. . .

Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Ras_Nevoe on March 12, 2007, 12:29:45 AM
irie. . .


mah question is. . in those christian have there prophets. . or saint. .
then who is ours??/

im really want to have this. coz im really innocent coz dont have holy book. . .



I want to help you.......But first tell I what you know about Rastafari and H.I.M, and why you decided to become a ras(if you are ras).
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on March 12, 2007, 09:56:19 PM
(http://www.axumcafe.com/images/axum.jpg)

Axum - The Ancient City

Axum - the site of Ethiopia’s most ancient city, has a history dating back more than 3000 years to when it was the hub of the Axumite Empire. The ruins of the ancient city of Aksum are found close to Ethiopia's northern border. They mark the location of the heart of ancient Ethiopia, when the Kingdom of Aksum was the most powerful state between the Eastern Roman Empire and Persia. The queen of Sheba made it her capital 1000 years before Christ. Long after its political decline in the 10th century, Ethiopian emperors continued to be crowned in Aksum.
 
The massive ruins, dating from between the 1st and the 13th century A.D., include monolithic obelisks, giant stelae, royal tombs and the ruins of ancient castles. All that remains now of Axum’s past glories are huge granite pillars (stelae), some fallen, some still perpendicular. Made of single blocks of granite, the tallest stood over 33 meters high – the largest monolith in the world. The tallest that still remains standing is 23 meters high.

At the kingdom's height, its rulers held sway over the Red Sea coast as far north as southern Egypt to Berbera in present-day Somalia in the south, and inland as far as the Nile Valley in modern Sudan. On the Arabian side of the Red Sea, the Aksumite rulers at times controlled the coast and much of the interior of Southwest Arabia in what is now modern Yemen. Much of the impetus for foreign conquest lay in the desire to control the maritime trade between the Roman Empire and India and adjoining lands.

From its capital on the Tigray Plateau, Aksum was in command of the trade of ivory with Sudan. Its success depended steady migrations of Greco-Roman merchants and ships landing on the port of Adulis. Among the African commodities that the Aksumites exported were gold, rhinoceros horn, ivory, incense, and obsidian; in return, they imported cloth, jewelry, glass, iron, olive oil, and wine.

It was probably the people of Meroë who were the first to be called Aithiopiai ("burnt faces") by the ancient Greeks, thus giving rise to the term Ethiopia that considerably later was used to designate the northern highlands of the Horn of Africa and its inhabitants.

Axumites devised an original architectural style and employed it in stone palaces and other public buildings. They also erected a series of carved stone stelae at Aksum as monuments to their deceased rulers. Some of these stelae are among the largest known from the ancient world. Greek was also widely used, especially for commercial transactions with the Hellenized world of the eastern Mediterranean. Even more remarkable and wholly unique for ancient Africa was the minting of coins over an approximately 300-year period. These coins, many with inlay of gold on bronze or silver, provide a chronology of the rulers of Aksum. One of the most important contributions the Aksumite state made to Ethiopian tradition was the establishment of the Christian Church.
 
The Ethiopian Orthodox Church was founded here in the 4th century and Axum remains the principal holy city of the Church. The 16th century cathedral of St. Mary of Zion was built on the site of a much older Church resembling that of the spectacular monastery Debre Damo which dates from the 4th century AD. Only a platform and wide stone steps remain from the earlier structure. The Cathedral is the repository of the crowns of some of Ethiopia’s former Emperors. According the Church legend it also houses the original Ark of the Covenant thus making St. May’s the holiest sanctuary in Ethiopia.

The Aksumites left behind a body of written records that, although not voluminous, are nonetheless a legacy otherwise bequeathed only by Egypt and Meroë among ancient African kingdoms.

http://www.axumcafe.com/axum.html
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: sistahvee on March 12, 2007, 09:59:01 PM
Bless Up Idren

Nice lesson this...

Nuff Guidance

Sistah Vee
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on March 12, 2007, 10:02:13 PM
(http://www.exodus.co.uk/pictures/t03hp50b.jpg)

(http://student.bennington.edu/~cameo/assets/images/Personal-Pictures/images/lalibela-17.jpg)

(http://www.fettan.com/images/Lalibela_church_grounds.gif)

Lalibela, Ethiopia

the Rock churches

churches cut into a rock ledge

They say it's the 8th world wonder. A small town in the middle of the Ethiopian highlands. It's surrounded by a rocky and dry area where just in the raining period farmers can grow their crops. One's called Roha and the capital of the Zagwe Dynasty wich ruled over Ethiopia from the 10th century to the mid- 13th century. It was King Lalibela who build the 13 rock-hewn churches. In it carvings, some of saints other with mystical symbols.

Like more episodes in the long history of this country, there are a lot of legends about this King. One is that his older brother poisoned him and during a three days sleep he was brought to heaven, where he was shown a city of rock-hewn churches which he replicated. Others say that he went into exile to Jerusalem and got a vision to create a new Jerusalem.  

http://home.wanadoo.nl/spaansen/lalibela.htm
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: phoenixtears43 on March 12, 2007, 10:25:45 PM
nice Ras Chucky!  lots of great info, thanks Idren.


Jah Bless
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on March 13, 2007, 10:37:23 PM
SEEN I

I an I have nuff info I an I would love to share but the thing is that they are on video.. I an I will continue to share otherwise still

Bless
Posted on: March 13, 2007, 12:39:59 am
Some useful info

http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/migrations/rasta/rasessay.html

The Rastafari Vision and Culture

 

It is in the Rastafari movement, with its origins in Jamaica, that Ethiopianism has been most consistently elaborated for nearly seven decades. The biblical enthronement of Ras Tafari Makonnen in 1930 as His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Haile Selassie I, King of King, Lord of Lords, and Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah was an event widely reported throughout the European and colonial world. It was the ensuing interpretation of the Solomonic symbols by which Ras Tafari took possession of a kingdom with an ancient biblical lineage which transformed Ethiopia into an African Zion for the nascent Rasta movement. The independence of Ethiopia as one of only two sovereign nations on the African continent ensured Selassie's placement at the symbolic center of the African world throughout the colonial and much of the post-colonial period. Indicative of this is the fact that the Organization of African Unity (founded in 1963 by H.I.M), is headquartered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. To this day, it is the biblical imagery associated with the theocratic kingdom of Ethiopia which fuels a Rastafari vision of nationhood and underlies their deification of Emperor Haile Selassie.

Today, it is probably fair to say that when most people hear the word "Rastafari" they think of Bob Marley, the "king of reggae." Through his inspirational music, Marley did more to popularize and spread the Rasta message worldwide than any other single individual. But neither Marley or reggae represents the roots of the Rastafari experience. Reggae, as a music of populist black protest and experience which has had a formative experience upon Jamaican nationalism, emerged in Jamaica only during the early 1970s. For at least three decades previous to this, Rastafari in Jamaica were evolving an African-oriented culture based on their spiritual vision of repatriation to the African homeland.

The "Roots" or Elders of the movement have built upon earlier sources of African cultural pride, identification, and resistance such as those embodied by Jamaica's Maroons --runaway slaves who formed independent communities within the island's interior during the 17th century. Rastafari, in fact, must be seen as a religion and movement shaped by the African Diaspora and an explicit consciousness that black people are African 'exiles" outside their ancestral homeland. As one Rasta Elder stated, "Rastafari is a conception that was born at the moment that Europeans took the first black man out of Africa. They didn't know it then, but they were taking the first Rasta from his homeland."

From the early 1930s, Rastafari in Jamaica have developed a culture based on an Afrocentric reading of the Bible, on communal values, a strict vegetarian dietary code known as Ital, a distinctive dialect, and a ritual calendar devoted to, among other dates, the celebration of various Ethiopian holy days. Perhaps the most familiar feature of Rastafari culture is the growing and wearing of dreadlocks, uncombed and uncut hair which is allowed to knot and mat into distinctive locks. Rastafari regard the locks as both a sign of their African identity and a religious vow of their separation from the wider society they regard as Babylon . In the island of its birth, Rasta culture has also drawn upon distinctive African-Jamaican folk traditions which includes the development of a drumming style known as Nyabinghi . This term is similarly applied to the island-wide gatherings in which Rastafari brethren and sistren celebrate the important dates on an annual calendar.

With the advent of reggae, this deeper "roots culture" has spread throughout the Caribbean, to North American and European metropolis such as London, New York, Amsterdam, Toronto, and Washington, D.C., as well as to the African continent itself. This more recent growth and spread of the movement has resulted from a variety of factors. These include the migration of West Indians (e.g., Jamaicans, Trinidadians, Antiguans) to North America and Europe in search of employment, the travel of reggae musicians, and the more recent travel of traditional Rastafari Elders outside Jamaica. At the same time, many African American and West Indian individuals who have become Rastafari outside Jamaica now make "pilgrimages" to Jamaica to attend the island-wide religious ceremonies known as Nyabinghi and to seek out the deeper "roots culture" of the movement. Despite the fact that Rastafari continue to be widely misunderstood and stigmatized outside Jamaica, the movement embraces a non-violent ethic of "peace and love" and pursues a disciplined code of religious principles.

Since 1992 and the 100th anniversary of Haile Selassie's birth, the Rastafari settlement in Shashamane, Ethiopia (part of a land grant given to the black peoples of the West by Emperor Haile Selassie in 1955) has come to serve as a growing focal point for the movement's identification with Africa.




Posted on: March 13, 2007, 10:15:50 pm

SOMEONES"S THOUGHT ON RASTAFARI

I believe that the Rastafarians have been greatly underestimated by the outside world, including, to some extent, many elements in the Orthodox community. The classical Rastas were sophisticated theological and philosophical thinkers, not cargo-cultists worshiping newspaper photos of an African despot. They had discovered many sophisticated theological concepts for themselves, and had retraced many of the Christological and other debates of the early Church. They brought a truly rich cultural and artistic legacy, including some of the twentieth century's most moving hymnography..
While Abuna Yesehaq, at least, certainly seems to recognize this, in practise Rastas often seem to be told by the church that they must become Ethiopians in order to become Orthodox. Many are willing to do this, so great is their thirst for Truth and so acute their sense of having lost their true African culture. More, however, are not--and in a way rightly so. The Church is the poorer to the extent it does not incorporate what is good about the Rasta experience and instead tiresomely emphasizes the "heresy of emperor-worship" and "herbal sorcery". What is forgotten is that the existence of the Rastafari movement is a miracle: a forgotten people and a lost culture bringing itself by "reasonings" to the very edge of Orthodoxy. Surely this is a supernatural event, and so the Orthodox Rastas see it. An anonymous nyabingi chant goes:


Michael going to bring them, bring them to the Orthodox Church.

No matter what they do, no matter what they say.

Gabriel going to bring them, bring them to the Orthodox Church.

Raphael going to bring them, Uriel going to bring them,

Sorial going to bring them, Raguel going to bring them,

Fanuel going to bring them, bring them to the Orthodox Church.

I will conclude with a song by Berhane Selassie (Bob Marley), written around the time he was converting to Orthodoxy from the Twelve Tribes and summing up the whole Orthodox Rasta "seen":


Old pirates, yes, they rob I

Sold I to the merchant ships,

Minutes after they took I

From the bottomless pit.

But my hand was made strong

By the hand of the Almighty.

We followed in this generation, triumphantly.

Won't you help to sing these songs of freedom?

Cause all I ever have: redemption songs,

These songs of freedom.

This was the last song on the last album Marley released before his death.

more http://www.nomadfx.com/old/rasta1.html
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: mirat on March 14, 2007, 02:16:25 AM
I want to help you.......But first tell I what you know about Rastafari and H.I.M, and why you decided to become a ras(if you are ras).


tanx mon...I accept JAH in me coz I have realize that in this world we have one GOD, ONE CREATOR. rastafari for me is a truth a reality that gives di man to live with a righteous path to ZION...his imperial majesty haile selassie 1 is di 'earth rightful ruler" di most loving,di evah sure,evah living..!!!!bredren i really need ur help to gain more understanding about H.I.M.,,,,me sayin I a rasta even I dont have those natty,but in mah heart JAH IS WID ME!

tanx mon!
one love!
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: sistahvee on March 14, 2007, 04:01:21 AM
Bless Up Idren

Here's a little something to meditate on...  Keep on absorbing the TRUTH as KNOWN by Rasta..

Nuff Love and Guidance

Higher Education
Monday, September 23, 1963
 
The Lion of Judah has prevailed
Haile Selassie I, Elect of God
King of Kings of Ethiopia

A well organized education should not be one which prepares students for a good remuneration alone. It should be one that can help and guide them towards acquiring clear thinking, a fruitful mind, and an elevated spirit.

The educated person that Ethiopia and countries of our level needs is not one who had stuffed bits of knowledge into his mind. The needed educated individual is one who uses the ideas he obtained from his lectures, books, and discussions to the best advantage of his own country and his own people. It is he who disseminates new ideas in harmony with the economic and social aspects of his own community so that fruitful results would be realized. This is the educated person who can show segments of knowledge he accumulated in his learning, inventiveness in a new situation.

Ethiopia is a country with her own culture and mores. These, our cultures and customs, more than being the legacy of our historical past, are characteristics of our Ethiopianness. We do not want our legacies and traditions to be lost. our wish and desire is that education develop, enrich, and modify them.

You all know the continuous effort that Ethiopia is exerting for the development of a profound and high standard education. We need educated and trained persons for research, for the study and development of our country's resources, for technology, for medicine, for the law, and the administration for our people according to their custom. These are the needs that constrain us to provide, at all levels, education free of charge. And students, ever mindful of this privilege, should endeavour to recompense their country and nation.

The opportunity for education, afforded to the fortunate in our country, is not given to them for a fashion or a mode. It is given for a purpose, for a task, for a high reponsibility for full and exhaustive use, for the benefit of our country, and the coming generation. We have just explained to you the type of result, and responsibility that we expect from you students. It is on you, the members of the faculty that we must rely for this result. We realize the heavy responsibility we have entrusted to you. We hope that you too, while believing and accepting your responsibilities as your sacred duties, will, produce for Ethiopia persons who take pride in you and their education and are ready for the call of service.

It is you who must mold the minds of your students that they may be wise, farsighted, intelligent, profound in their thinking, devoted to their country and government and fruitful in their work. It is you who must sense as the example.

On their part also, they will have to learn not only formal education but also self discipline that should be worthy to be inherited. May the Almighty God be with you in the fulfillment of your duties.

Posted on: March 14, 2007, 03:52:45 am
Whatever the task may be, man may begin it but he cannot complete it, unless God sustains and supports him. If he fails to accomplish the task on which he has set out, having worked to the best of his ability, he is not to be maligned by being called lazy.

http://www.jah-rastafari.com/selassie-words/show-jah-word.asp?word_id=work

Man may, at the onset, control the direction which events take, but once his choice is made, events soon escape his control and history proceeds by its own force and momentum.

Posted on: March 14, 2007, 03:54:44 am
Our programs undertaken in the economic field for augmenting the material welfare of Our subjects, has not made Us forget that, according to the words of the Bible. "man does not live by bread alone." We believe that the spiritual and moral welfare of Our people is as important as their material well-being. Thus, it is that following the liberation of Ethiopia from the yoke of the enemy. We have devoted a very large part of Our budget and national revenues for the establishment and development of schools. During this short period of ten years no less than fifteen secondary schools, of which the last, the General Wingate School, was opened by Ourselves this year, have been established directly as a result of Our initiative and direction. The number of students enrolled in schools in Ethiopia has nearly tripled during that same period. Shortly, the University, the foundation- stone of which We have laid, will be opened under Our direction. We face with confidence the future of public instruction in Ethiopia.

If We have made so many sacrifices for the education of Our youth. it is because We are convinced that only through intellectual progress and universal education can Ethiopia come into its own and make its just contribution to the history of the peoples of the Middle East. We believe that from truth alone is born liberty and that only an educated people can consider itself as really free and master of its fate. It is only with an educated people that representative and democratic organs of government can exercise their influence for national progress. Our Address from the Throne therefore testifies to the importance which We attach to education and, at the same time, to your role as representatives, in the development and progress of Our people....

Posted on: March 14, 2007, 03:55:42 am
In all the countries we have visited, we have noted that education is the basis for the greatness, the power, the pride and prosperity of a nation. This impression, together with the satisfaction that we have had from the students of our own educational institutions, whom we consider the principal instruments for the progress and well-being of Ethiopia, renews and strengthens our belief in education. If, therefore, education is the factor of everlasting significance in the greatness of a nation, it becomes the duty of every Ethiopian to strive for education and progress. What we have seen wherever we went has convinced us that education is as vital as life itself.

The foreign technicians and specialists are only employed to provide us with temporary assistance and training. It is the duty of everyone to strive for self-sufficiency by acquiring knowledge and experience.

To live always in dependence upon the assistance of others not only prevents a people from attaining its ideal, but also deprives life of its true significance and achievement.

We have seen again during our visit that God has not been partial in His divine creation. The difference of colour is a notion which has no significance and the futility of asserting a difference has now become obvious. The way in which Ethiopian youth has assimilated the knowledge of modern art and science, and the high academic achievements of the young men and women we have sent for higher education abroad, justifies our efforts and expectations. Our whole history testifies to the heroic deeds of our gallant people.

The fact that we have sown on fertile ground strengthens our hope that we shall realize the plans we have prepared in order to achieve our high ideals. After all, Ethiopia is second to none in her agricultural tradition. We are proud to say that our plans and achievements compare favorably with those of others.

If we have been able to accomplish what we had in mind to do, it is because the love and prayers of our people have always sustained us.

In conclusion, we would leave with you the thought that Ethiopia belongs equally to each and every Ethiopian, and we rely on you all, young and old alike, to play your proper constructive part in the great common task of fructifying in Ethiopia the results of our visits abroad. Nor will you fail in furthering the success of the program of modernization and development that we have outlined for our beloved country.

The thing that harms a nation most and cripples its strength is lack of enthusiasm and zeal to strive through education to raise itself to the level that other nations have attained. There is nothing we desire more than to see the full development of the natural resources of our Empire and the raising of the standard of living of our people. May the Almighty and Everlasting God continue to protect our people and bless our efforts, so that in His good time we may see the fruits of our endeavours."

Posted on: March 14, 2007, 03:56:38 am
The above link will guide the Idren to dozens (Over 80) of H.I.M.'s speeches and essays.  Something that will answer MANY.... MANY...MANY.... (Did InI already say Many?)  Questions about what H.I.M. think on this and that..Every GOOD RASTA school NEED to have access to these words spoken by H.I.M.

Blessings and Guidance and Good READING and STUDYING

Sistah Vee
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: George on March 14, 2007, 09:45:08 PM
Greetings,

thanks very much phoenixtears I shall try and post some questions later on Ive been readin this for about half an hour ;) never noticed I was so interested, Keep this goin Bro my overstand still growin, Raspect

Jah bless



Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RasLuke on March 15, 2007, 09:42:07 PM
Do the I overstand the concept of The Holy Trinity, if the I overstand the concept of the holy trinity then the I knows the creator(father) isn't god but a part of the concept of god. GOD = "The Father, The Son and The Holy Irit" If the holy Irit is with I, and InI cease from sinning and repent, live I life in the direct footsteps of JAH, meaning perfect, righteous livity, with no imperfection, then InI is god in the form of the Holy Irit, the anointed one. Of course InI is not god because InI is still a sinner(InI no fraid fi admit it) but InI strive everyday to resist temptation and become perfect in the image of GOD, InI soon get there, though.



Greetings all here in Rasta School,
I just thought I'd bring this on under The Holy Trinity, while I'd agree with The Holy Trinity being "The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit" not all in Rastafari have the same conceptual grasp of The Holy Trinity, but in the House of the Bobo Ashanti, they never mention themselves as part of this Unity with The Holy Spirit, and their Trinity is represented by "Prince Emmanul I, Marcus Garvey I, JAH Rastafar I"

JAH Guidance
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on March 16, 2007, 12:06:12 AM

SOME GOOD INFO..CHECK LINK FORE MORE INFO

http://huizen.daxis.nl/~henkt/christianity-and-slavery.html


A very generalized summary


 

Christianity of Slavery versus Christianity of Freedom
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Ashtonishing enough in 1919 Ethiopia was banned from membership into the League of Nations because of a wide practice of slavery. But that depended on the definition of dependent labor and the rules of money economies. Nevertheless in 1923 slave trade in Ethiopia was abolished and existing slaves emancipated. Though it was more still a cultural system in feudal stage.


The most famous recent representative of a quite uninfluenced shape of Coptic Christianity was Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia (1892-1975). He inspired world famous peace-minded people like Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela. I'm no religious Christian, but this really made me think. Selassie himself spoke about Ethopian Coptic Christianity as a sleeping beauty. Haile Selassie became the prophet behind Rastafarian belief in Jamaica, after a visit in 1966. He caused the name 'Rasta' music, that is because his nickname was Rasta Tafari

Quotes of Haile Selassie I about Human Values I



Happiness shared with many creates a source of permanent affection and understanding, but private happiness is a temporary matter.

To develop oneself, one has to develop ones own initiative and perseverance, one has to strive in order to grow.

Laziness is the sole breeder of sin, poverty, and discontent
Independence means more than the granting of national flags and anthems. Without real and effective freedom in economic and political spheres, Liberty becomes a mere catch-phrase devoid of content.

Because peace cannot reign in an atmosphere reeking with poverty and hunger, we must explore and strengthen the means of feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, and enlightening the illiterate.

Justice is the fundamental axiom for the survival of freedom and government.


Selassie Quotes about Human Values II



If the wealth of a person cannot be for the general welfare, what would he gain for himself but grudge and hatred?

The fruit of ones sweat and mental labor are always rewarding, not only to oneself, but also to ones succeeding generations.

The ultimate resource of a nation is its people.

Unless man becomes independent in his knowledge and capacity, what help he gets from others is little, but if he is self-dependent, he may be able to extend help to others.

Humanity by nature is gifted to think freely, but in order that his free thought should lead him to the goal of liberty and independence, his way of thinking must be shaped by the process of education. It is understood that the independence of the mind created individually will have as a result an independently minded nation.

Let us take pride in the fact that as free men, we attack and abhor racial discrimination on principle, where ever it is found and in what ever guise.

Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: mirat on March 16, 2007, 01:25:30 AM
ORIGINS: THE GARVEYITE AFRICAN ORTHODOX CHURCH. Marcus Garvey was a Jamaican-born Blacknationalist leader whose Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) was the mostprominent Black Power organization of the 1920s. Although himself a Roman Catholic, Garveyencouraged his followers to imagine Jesus as Black and to organize their own church. Toemphasize that the new church was neither Catholic nor Protestant, the name"Orthodox" was adopted and the filioque (a phrase added to the Latin version ofthe Nicene creed in the early Middle Ages but rejected by the Orthodox) was dropped.


The African Orthodox Church entered into negotiations with the Russian Metropolia (now theOCA) for formal recognition as an Orthodox jurisdiction. Unfortunately, these negotiationsbroke down: the Metropolia demanded an unacceptable degree of administrative control,while the Garveyites wanted to promulgate whatever doctrines they chose. Eventually, theAfrican Orthodox bishop was consecrated by the "American Catholics", a groupwhich had rejected the authority of the Pope but was otherwise similar to the RomanChurch.


The Garveyite Church had thousands of members on three continents, and was a symbol ofanti-colonialism in Kenya and Uganda. The African Orthodox in those countries quicklybroke off relations with the New York church and instead became part of the GreekPatriarchate of Alexandria and fully Orthodox. The same process repeated in Ghana morerecently, where Fr. Kwami Labe, a graduate of St. Vladimir's Seminary in New York, hasbeen building a strong Orthodox community on the foundations laid by the Garveyites. (I amdistressed, however, that many now-canonical African Orthodox often seem almost ashamed oftheir "heretical" origins, and try to distance themselves from the earliermovement.)


Today the African Orthodox Church as such is largely defunct, although the parish of St.John Coltrane (!) in San Francisco remains quite active.


MORE ORIGINS: THE BLACK ISRAELITES. Black slaves always felt an obvious affinity to theenslaved Hebrews; a few took this sympathy to its logical extreme and claimed to be, infact, Jews. This movement probably existed in the U.S. during slavery times, and there was at least one Black convert in the synagogue of antebellum Charleston. The spread ofinformation about the Jewish "Falasha" minority in Ethiopia contributed to the growth of Black Judaism during the late 19th Century, and Jewish sects emerged in the northern ghettoes alongside Muslim ones. A number of these, and similar groups of morerecent origin, remain very active today.


These groups (a few of them very anti-Semitic in their claim of being "realJews") are in some cases "Christian", although with an Old Testamentemphasis. Frequently they claim that whites have distorted the text of the Bible, and there are attempts to "restore" the text.


One of these, of importance in this story, is the "Holy Piby", an occult bibleallegedly translated from "Amharic" and emphasizing the destruction of white"Babylonia" and the return of the Israelites to Africa, the true Zion. The Pibywas adopted by Rastafarians as the source of their liturgical texts.


bless up!
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: NyaInIJahLove on March 16, 2007, 02:02:08 AM
Blessings,
               I am interested in finding out more bout the Coptic Church, and what role it plays in Rasta Faith? I and I am aware that there is a Jamaican Ethiopian Coptic church,but none here mention it, can anyone tell I more about it?
give thanks
Nya
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RasLuke on March 16, 2007, 02:49:18 PM
Greetings,

First of all my apologise to NyaInIJahLove, InI not educated much on the Coptic Church. Okay, secondly I have posted this, to grab the attention of those still preoccuppied with giving regard to race, for instance InI am white can I grow Dreadlocks? Can I be a Rasta, if the I is white? We should all take a look at the words of the King of Kings, Emperor Haile Selassie I, and We should analyse the words of the King, as We as Rasta, should follow His example.

"On the question of racial discrimination.....That until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned.That until the colour of a man's skin is of no more significance than the colour of his eyes."

-H.I.M. Hailie Selassie I

Above is a chopped extract from a speech given by Haile Selassie I, on the regards of race, to the world and to question the treatment and how we deal with people, our brothers and sisters regarding something as insignificant as skin colour, yet some still question whether they have the right to be Rasta, when our living example said this?

"We must become bigger than we have ever 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." 

-H.I.M. Hailie Selassie I

Yes, we must become bigger, and not just spiritual, but physical, become One with each other. We as Rasta can be this new race, by overcoming this petty prejudical behaviour of the current climate of the world, we are all strong enough to forget and we can become this new race, overcoming and descredited the comparison of One's skin colour. Hopefully now we can evolve past discussions and posts where the I's skin colour is of a centre point, but now the background of One's mind.

JAH Bless
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: sistahvee on March 16, 2007, 03:12:21 PM
Bless Up Ras Luke

InI am Impressed with the I...  Keep the words flowing.. It's wonderful to hear it from the mouths of Babes..

Keep roaring, Baby Lion.

Nuff Love

Sistah Vee
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: BabaFats on March 16, 2007, 03:35:22 PM
Bless up

Ras Luke, the I has spoken very wisely.  One Love is the only love. 

Peace friends
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: surfmon_I on March 16, 2007, 03:54:28 PM
Blessings Ras Luke;
In the short time i man have come to know the I, it is clear the power of vision the I possess. As in all things, it is the thought that count, and the thoughts shown are truly of the heart of hearts.
Blessed Heart of Reason and Guidance.
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RasLuke on March 16, 2007, 03:59:41 PM
Greetings,
Much thanks and praise all for encouraging words :)
JAH Bless
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on March 16, 2007, 05:54:59 PM
Blessings,
               I am interested in finding out more bout the Coptic Church, and what role it plays in Rasta Faith? I and I am aware that there is a Jamaican Ethiopian Coptic church,but none here mention it, can anyone tell I more about it?
give thanks
Nya

Greetings Nyah

H.I.M separated the Ethiopian Orthodox from the Coptic..I an I as rases defend the Orthodox as the King showed us that they are the only ones or closest ones to the true christianity... The KING Re-enforced it as Lij Yasu got close to destroying the last closest real christianity when he was about to be crowned and converted to muslim with the intention of converting all of Ethiopia to Muslim..So I an I see it as a part of our corner stone

Bless
Posted on: March 16, 2007, 04:27:18 pm

EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE I THE FIRST turn one of his palaces into a UNIVERSITY (HAILE SELASSIE I UNIVERSITY...was called Adis Ababa University before by the KING but they renamed it after the KING) as EDUCATION was his main aim to uplift the peopla..He also appointed himself as MINISTER OF EDUCATION...Imagine that...a KING as a minister of EDUCATION..which king or queen would/have ever done that.... when Ethiopia was invaded the KING when to the league of nations and after dilivering a speech as "what news should i take home to my people"..no one answered so the KING told them that "Today its us...tomorrow it will be you..the same fire you light in Ethiopia will burn Europe"..and it sure did as Moussoulini joined with Hitler and World War II kicked off .... when the KING left Exile he donated the palace he owned in England during his exile to the HOME FOR THE ELDERLY...still is today.... They had to hand back Ethiopia to the King after chasing out Mousulini...It was now time for the KING to do his work as he toured the world visiting Jamaica,Trinidad,USA,CANADA,ENGLAND and many more giving them his advice and teachings on how mankind need to live to get along in this time and solutions to the problems of the world... THE WAR SPEECH "UNTIL THE PHILOSOPHY......." trembled the world and this speech did alot to make us be able to be where we are in society today even though there are still problems but racial discrimination now have to be on the down low..The KING also visited the POPE and gave him advice and the POPE bowed to the KING just like ELIZABETH and the other PRESIDENTS of the world ( I an I have live footage of these events for whoever wants to disagree with I) ..... The KING opened the first Ethiopia Airport to open up Ethiopia to the world for development and export/imports and and presidents and prime ministered from all over the world came with gifts like,teachers,doctors,ships and so on.... but the gifts of teachers and doctors and so on..he used for training the Ethiopian people which would in turn become doctors and teachers and so that there would be no more need for international help forever
Posted on: March 16, 2007, 05:53:24 pm
On His Majestic arrival in Addis Abeba on Liberation Day
Miyazya 27 1934 / May 5th 1941
(from "My Life and Ethiopia's Progress" Volume 2)

"No human lips can express the gratitude which I feel to the merciful God who has enabled me to stand in your midst on this day, of which the angels in heaven and creatures on earth could neither have thought of nor known about. Before everything else, I want to tell you and to make you understand that this ... is a day on which a fresh chapter of history of the New Ethiopia begins. In this new era, new work is commencing, which is the duty of all of us to perform.

"As We remember the affliction which befell Ethiopia, which had preserved her independence for many thousand years, was attacked in 1888 E.C. (1895-6) by Italy, which had harbored aggressive designs against her for many years and intended to destroy her freedom, her brave sons fought at Adwa and she retained her independence. The Treaty of Wuchale was not the only cause of the battle that was fought at Adwa. It was only a pretext for the ongoing aim that Italy had of ruling Ethiopia. Although the Great European War interrupted her plans for a time, notwithstanding her outward pretensions of friendship, Italy made preparations to invade Ethiopia. Since her defeat at Adwa, she had been irate that justice prevailed against her.

"When Italy began to wage a war of aggression against Ethiopia, although We knew We were not so well armed as she was, We countered with what strength We could muster, because it was Our duty to resist an enemy that had come to seize Our country. But as it was apparent that she was bent  on exterminating Our people with poison gas, the use of which was prohibited by international law, We went to appeal to the League of Nations and claim justice. As it was feared that the hostility started by Italy might spread all over the world, and as it was a period when all those who were charged with the responsibility of government were trying to save the world for the catastrophe which has since befallen it, the [leaders] worked to bring about understanding in the world to prevent the spread of the conflagration. At the time our true friend, Great Britain, received Us with sympathy. I remained there working, but in spirit was constantly with my countrymen, whose blood was pointlessly and ruthlessly shed at the hands of the Italians; with the monasteries and churches that were being burned down; with those forced to take refuge in foreign lands; and with those suffering and being afflicted in the wilderness, in the caves and in the forests of their native land.

"How many are the young men, the priests and monks whom the Italians pitilessly massacred during these years? You know that in Addis Abeba alone many thousands perished during the three days following St Michael's day on Yekatit 12, 1929 [Feb. 19, 1937]. The blood and bones of those who were killed with spades and pickaxes, of those who were split with axes and hammered to death, pierced with bayonets, clubbed and stoned, of those who were burned alive in their homes with their little children, of those who perished of hunger and thirst in prison, have been crying for justice. Everybody knows that this act of barbarism and cruelty was not perpetrated in Addis Abeba alone, but [also] in the provinces of Ethiopia. There is hardly anyone who has not been caught and beaten, kicked, humiliated and imprisoned

Posted on: March 16, 2007, 05:53:58 pm
"Now We shall pass on to the new history that is before Us. five years ago on this day the fascist forces entered Our capital city. Then Mussolini announced to the world that he had established a Roman Empire in Our country, Ethiopia. He believed that the land he declared conquered would forever be in his hands. The gallantry of the Ethiopia people is recorded in history. But as We had no ports through which to import armaments necessary for people, we were unable to obtain them. Fifty-two nations condemned Mussolini for his actions. But he boasted of his violent deeds and took no heed of their condemnation. The past five years have been years of darkness for you, my people. But you never lost hope, and in the Ethiopian hills you gradually grew [strong]. The enemy never ventured to come near the mountains on which you were, because, enduring every hardship and affliction, you, the warriors of Ethiopia, safeguarded your freedom during the past five years. But in spite of the fact that he could not conquer the country, he spent many thousands of millions of lire, saying that he was civilizing what he could hold. He spent all that money not because he desired to improve the conditions of the oppressed Ethiopian people or to mitigate the injustice he had done. It was because he wanted to plant a fascist colony in Our sacred land of Ethiopia and to impose on her the rule of oppression which he had planned. He tried to exterminate the Ethiopian race and did not even entertain the idea of giving her the administration of either a mandate or a protectorate, which, in any case, would have been considered a heavy yoke for Our people. But all the money that could be counted by the thousands of millions and all the prepared armaments served a purpose which Mussolini never intended. At the time when Italy revealed her intentions of entering the war in order to be able to snatch from a defeated France as much as she could, the number of soldiers, the amount of money and the armaments she had sent to Ethiopia were enormous. The regular troops she deployed were not less that 250 000, she also had amassed provisions to last many years in case she was encircled. Trusting in, and bragging of , the invincibility of this military force, the fascist government proceeded with implanting dictatorial rule in Our country. But something happened which the fascist government did not take into account--the fighting morale, essential in modern war, demonstrated by you.

"You were able to destroy the enemy who were superior to you in numbers and equipment, because you are a people of bravery and mercy and because you cooperated and knew the strategy of war. The British troops, who were fighting for human rights on other fronts...needed time to get ready to come to the assistance of Ethiopia. and free her. But you, warriors of Ethiopia, harassed the enemy by cutting his communications [and] by restricting him to his fortifications. In spite of the great numbers of troops in which he put his trust, he realized that the Ethiopian people from one end [of the country] to the other hated him and  his rule. He understood also that it was impossible for him to live in such a country and in the midst of such a people. Even by using poison gas and bombs and by [committing] atrocities. he could no longer hope to enjoy overlordship in a country where he was terrible undermined. He realized that the soldiers who surrounded him were adversaries more  powerful than he was. He spent his daring and money to meet his adversaries. Then he looked around, if perchance he could find somewhere where he could take shelter in Ethiopia, but he could not find even one place.


Posted on: March 16, 2007, 05:54:29 pm
"When the time came, Our great ally, the British Government prepared to launch a proper attack against Our enemy. As soon as I knew this, I left for the distant land of the Sudan, which borders us the west, and entered central Gojam. In Gojam Our enemy had strong fortified positions, powerful troops, airplanes, and artillery. On comparing the number of Our soldiers with those of the enemy, We found that We had one soldier for every 20 of his. Moreover, We had no artillery or aircraft at Our disposal. The fact that I was found in the midst of my warriors at once attracted many thousands of men. And the fear and anxiety of Our enemy increased. While my soldiers were harassing and cutting off the enemy's communications and , after having driven his troops across the Abay river, were pursuing them towards Shewa and Begemdir, I heard the good news that British Imperial troops had, with incomparable speed, retaken Our capital city and were pushing towards Dese in the north and Jima in the south. In the same way, the troops who started from the Sudan destroyed the fortress at Keren with brilliant force and utterly defeated the enemy. And as the time came for my return to my capital, I mustered my soldiers who were scattered in every direction in pursuit of the enemy... I am exceedingly happy that I have been able to arrive here at the head of my soldiers, the enemy who was found on my path having been defeated, and to break the power of the common foe. I am deeply thankful to Almighty God that I stand today in your midst in my Palace, from which the fascist government has fled.

People of my country, Ethiopia!
Today is a day in which Ethiopia is stretching her hands to God in joy and thanksgiving and revealing her happiness to her children.

"This day , on which the people of Ethiopia are freed from the oppressive foreign yoke and eternal servitude and on which I am enabled to rejoin my people, whom I love and have yearned for, will be honored as a holiday to be commemorated annually as a Great Ethiopian Anniversary. On this day we shall remember those heroic warriors who, determined  not to surrender the great charge passed on to them by their fathers, became martyrs, shedding their blood and breaking their bones for the freedom of the land they loved and for the honor of the Emperor and their flag. Their heroic deeds will remain recorded in Ethiopian history.

"The tribulations and afflictions, which befell us during the past five years and which cannot be recounted and enumerated in detail, will be a great lesson to us all and, with industry, unity, cooperation and love engraved in your hearts, will be a great incentive to your to be my helpers in the construction of the Ethiopia which I have in mind. In the New Ethiopia I want you to be a people undivided and endowed with freedom and equality before the law.

"You will have to join me in my efforts for the prosperity of the country, for the riches of the people, for the development of agriculture, commerce, education, learning, for the protection of the life and resources  of Our people, and for the perfection, on modern lines, of the country's administration.

"It is my firm wish and purpose to merit the blessing with which God in His mercy has visited on Us, first, by showing Our gratitude to Our allies, the British, by the release of the Imperial troops to fight the common enemy on other fronts, and by supplying them with troops whenever they may be needed; secondly, to do work beneficial to the people and the country by establishing in Our Ethiopia a government which will protect Our nation and make it respectable by guaranteeing the liberty of the people and freedom of conscience.

"What I would finally announce to you, my people, is that today is a day of rejoicing for us all. Today is the day on which we defeated our enemy. We shall see that our enemies are disarmed and sent out the same way they came. As St George who killed the dragon is the Patron Saint of our army as well as of our allies, let us unite with our allies in everlasting friendship and amity in order to be able to stand against the godless and cruel dragon which has newly risen and which is oppressing mankind. I charge you to consider [our allies] as brothers and friends [and] show them kindness and consideration."

Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: sistahvee on March 16, 2007, 07:05:41 PM
Bless Up Family

Is this how a Rasta School is to be run or WHAT....

Nuff Love and Guidance

Sistah Vee
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on March 17, 2007, 01:50:09 AM
The I hear what the KING said....

People of my country, Ethiopia!
Today is a day in which Ethiopia is stretching her hands to God in joy and thanksgiving and revealing her happiness to her children.


Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: NyaInIJahLove on March 17, 2007, 06:40:01 AM
Fe surely this NEW TIME is upon us!
Much work to be done :-))))
Love to mi Idrens :-))))
In regards to ITALIZATION OF THE I'S LIFE
here are some suggestions from this Empress
for those new to, and perhaps daunted by the task of ITALIZING diet and lifestyle I and I say.....
take is gradually, introduce new things into I diet, like
add more broad a range of fruit and vegies bit by bit
check the organic section in yr supermarket or market place, we get organic canned beans and soy milk from there, very affordable, sure some Ras will say canned not Ital, but I prefer to buy Organic, better for the planet than chemically grown, and sustainability is where I and I coming from......
sproat some grains and beans or nuts, sunflower sproats can be grown in organic potting mix in a seedling tray, eat dem when they are green and two leaves, yummy, need husks on to grow dem tho.......
buckweat the same......
buy some potted herbs and add fresh to your cooking or tea, basil is a lovely one, coriander, parsley,mint, chives
check out the tried and true vegetarian dietry systems like macrobiotic, Ayuvedic,traditional cultures foods and incorporate some of their foods and ideas........
Learn about vegetarian protein combinations fe instance......lentils and brown rice is a complete protein, corn and mexican beans, tufo, seaweed and rice, tahini-ground sesame paste-excellent rich source calcium and protein with salad and fruit, coconut with everything and anything! sproated nut and seed cheeses and milk
Check out the power powders like maca root powder, spirilina, grass and vegie powders, pro-biotics, carob, organic cocoa, cola nut, guarana, ginsengs.....
make sure you get your Omega 3 6 and 9 oils- vegetarian sources - Hemp seed oil is brilliant also flax seed, evening primrose, black currant seed, pumpkin seed.......
grow whateva u can, remember fresh is best! Source as Fresh and Local as u can
Enjoy a huge variety of variety!Try the rainbow approach by eating all the colours everyday.......
and the vedic system of every taste -bitter, sweet, salty, astringent and sour
And Above all enjoy it! keep it irie and don't stress it, its more important what come out of your mouth than what goes in it.......Yeshuas way
Bless up and Keep the Irieness coming
Love Nya


Posted on: March 17, 2007, 04:23:56 am
Love Idren
coupla more suggestions.......
Explore the vast pharmecopia of Jahs Herbal allies, they are our Plant Teachers, they were designed fe we and are safer and more effective than most "drugs"/pharmecuticals in keeping I and I healthy. Follow Inner guidance, these are simply examples given to I by Guidance- Make cleansing, heartening teas with Red clover, Lemon Balm, Alfalfa for example, Thyme, Yarrow, Coltsfoot, Cannabis for respiratory health and emotional healing. Chamomile, Mint, Meadowsweet, Anise, Cannabis for intestinal health, soothing and refreshing. Vervain, Comfrey, Cannabis, Chamomile, Plantain for nerve tonic and strength and swiftness of healing, Lemon grass, Gotu Kola, and Ginko Bilobo for bone strength and flexibility and fine Mind focus, I call that One Martial Artist Tonic........The Herbal Kingdom is vast and a life long journey to cultivate relationship with Honourable Plant teacher- healers, Learn Well and Live Well
Jah Love, Blessings and Guidance
Nya 
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Herbalist_rasta on March 17, 2007, 03:30:21 PM

tanx mon...I accept JAH in me coz I have realize that in this world we have one GOD, ONE CREATOR. rastafari for me is a truth a reality that gives di man to live with a righteous path to ZION...his imperial majesty haile selassie 1 is di 'earth rightful ruler" di most loving,di evah sure,evah living..!!!!bredren i really need ur help to gain more understanding about H.I.M.,,,,me sayin I a rasta even I dont have those natty,but in mah heart JAH IS WID ME!

tanx mon!
one love!

"It is The inside of the fruit you want to taste, and not by it skin"
Many people in the Philippines proclaim rastafari, but do not act as one.
This according to I experienced bredren..  Many Idrens here will surely help you, but
it is The I-self that will help the I the most

Keep Troding, Seek Jah Light
Bless
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: mirat on March 18, 2007, 12:37:21 AM
yeah..many people proclaim rastafari,wearin long n nice dreads,but in there hearts theres' no such love and  faith  growin to inite!InI searchin for di truth and talking to a new world of his majesty!di true livity!

tanx so much bredren!
hope we can talk a long, to help each others wisdom to grow!

protection and guidance!!!!

JAH bless!
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on March 18, 2007, 04:46:32 AM
Greetings


Even though I man already created a thread with H.I.M speeches I man had to throw in some of the KING's speeches as I an I as rases aim to live by the words H.I.M .... The best way to express the heart of a RASTA


Responsibility


It is both the duty and responsibility of the world's fortunate few to help fulfil the legitimate aspirations of the unfortunate many.

As man's faculty attains higher level of development and sophistication, so do his wants in life.

As generations come and go, those assuming responsibility for the period do not cease to try and improve on the past in order to meet newly arising demands. In this respect, it is quite evident that to march with the time members of the coming generation should build on what their forefathers have bequeathed to them.

It is because the present generation is cherishing and keeping intact what it has received from the past that it has succeeded in attaining its present stage of development, by making the necessary changes and improvements called for by conditions now existing. This would require great foresight and the-work accomplished as far as regards to this task of great responsibility is no small matter. It has been fulfilled as a result of God's blessing and His Divine guidance.

It is both the responsibility of the governor as well as elders to create harmony among the people in initiating them to discuss their common problems and work towards the problems and the betterment of their standard of living.

It is the duty of teachers to direct the thought and outlook as well as mould the character of their students. For this reason, the responsibility of teachers in training student-teachers aimed at the future progress and development of our country and the proper upbringing of students, could hardly be underestimated.

In the age in which we are living especially when different philosophies of life are competing against another, the responsibility of teachers has been even more exacting. Those who will be serving the people in future should follow this same path in endeavouring to develop their country and maintain her freedom. This is one of the main responsibilities of teachers.

In this age when man, through his knowledge of science, has created dangerous weapons to destroy himself the responsibility of the great powers for the maintenance of world peace is well known to everyone. We believe that the exchange of visits by statesmen to talk over matters on which their points of view will greatly help remove the misunderstandings and mistrust prevailing among States.

Posted on: March 18, 2007, 04:24:33 am
Greetings Nyah


I man love the I's herbal knowledge.... Its good that the I brought up this in the school as proper feeding of the body and mind is very important...brainfood is very important as well..the top 2 brain foods are GANJA and FISH


Bless
Posted on: March 18, 2007, 04:36:32 am
Greetings,

First of all my apologise to NyaInIJahLove, InI not educated much on the Coptic Church. Okay, secondly I have posted this, to grab the attention of those still preoccuppied with giving regard to race, for instance InI am white can I grow Dreadlocks? Can I be a Rasta, if the I is white? We should all take a look at the words of the King of Kings, Emperor Haile Selassie I, and We should analyse the words of the King, as We as Rasta, should follow His example.

"On the question of racial discrimination.....That until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned.That until the colour of a man's skin is of no more significance than the colour of his eyes."

-H.I.M. Hailie Selassie I

Above is a chopped extract from a speech given by Haile Selassie I, on the regards of race, to the world and to question the treatment and how we deal with people, our brothers and sisters regarding something as insignificant as skin colour, yet some still question whether they have the right to be Rasta, when our living example said this?

"We must become bigger than we have ever 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." 

-H.I.M. Hailie Selassie I

Yes, we must become bigger, and not just spiritual, but physical, become One with each other. We as Rasta can be this new race, by overcoming this petty prejudical behaviour of the current climate of the world, we are all strong enough to forget and we can become this new race, overcoming and descredited the comparison of One's skin colour. Hopefully now we can evolve past discussions and posts where the I's skin colour is of a centre point, but now the background of One's mind.

JAH Bless

Yes Iyah


The new race...I man love dat.... How good and how pleasent it is to be overwelmed by JAH RASTAFAR!!!


Bless
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Herbalist_rasta on March 18, 2007, 05:53:10 AM
"We must stop confusing religion from spirituality. religion is a set of rules, regulations and rituals created by humans, which were supposed to help people spiritually. Due to human imperfection religion has become corrupt, political divisive and a tool for power struggle. Spirituality is not theology or ideology, it is simply a way of life. Pure and original as given by the Most High. Spirituality is a network linking us to the Most High, the Universe and each other." -H.I.M
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: jah_2_love on March 20, 2007, 12:44:36 AM
Blessings to the Rastafari

InI have not joined any forums dealing with Rasta as InI find it very hard to learn with all the bad talking.   InI have been reading the things in this site and InI decided to try joining.   Rasta is not a new life to InI so InI know much of what is written here.   But the way it is written and shared here is different from on the other forums.

InI feel like InI know some of the Rastas here.   For two months InI check out what's new here after work.   Just wanted to say that InI look forward to hearing what the Ies are discussing for the day and reading through the archives.   I want to say thanks to the Rastas here and the UPliftment in the words.  InI was Inspired to join up after seeing strong Sisters like NyaInIJahLove and Sistren Vee and Love_Sponge and Empress Carla.   This Rasta school nice.   InI tell people InI busy as InI need to go to Rastafari school and see what Jah has for InI this day.   Just wanted to say it nice to be in a place where Rastas like each other and willing to share their knowledge.

jah_2_love 
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Herbalist_rasta on March 20, 2007, 12:59:50 AM
Greetings Sistren,

Enjoy your stay.
"seek, ye shall find"

Bless

Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: phoenixtears43 on March 20, 2007, 01:39:22 AM
Bless Up Idren,  Nice to see the Rasta School still teachin! even though InI not posted anything in some time!! this is nice indeed!  InI will have a new lesson soon, things are a bit complecated for InI right now, need some time to think, seen.  Jahs Blessings.
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: mirat on March 24, 2007, 02:10:26 AM
ahhm,asking if someone can throw some wisdom bout ATHLYI"

ive read some pages online bout our HOLY PIBY..
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Herbalist_rasta on March 24, 2007, 05:04:52 AM
He Founder of afrocentric religion..
Try google bredren..

bless
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: mirat on March 25, 2007, 02:36:47 AM
tanx so much herbalist!

makin my wisdom growin in this site!

tanx again!

love n raspect!
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on March 26, 2007, 10:34:10 PM
GREETINGS

THE ETHIOPIAN CALENDAR

http://www.kagnewstation.com/kagnewimages/images/ethcalendar.gif


Posted on: March 26, 2007, 04:36:44 am
Calendar
The Ethiopian calendar is much more similar to the Egyptian Coptic calendar having a year of 13 months, 365 days and 366 days in a leap year (every fourth year) and it is much influenced by the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, which follows its ancient calendar rules and beliefs. The Ethiopian calendar is always seven years and eight months behind the Gregorian (Western) and Eastern Orthodox Church calendars during September and December and eight years and four months behind during January and August. Therefore, the Ethiopians will celebrate the new millennium on September 1, 2000 Ethiopian calendar (September 12, 2007 Gregorian calendar).

Pope Gregory XIII reformed the Julian calendar due to the fact that Easter was drifting away from its springtime origins and so lost its relation with the Jewish Passover. Since 1582, the Gregorian (Western) calendar has become the religious, cultural and civil calendar for most of the world. Because of the ideological differences, the Eastern Orthodox Churches and Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church did not accept the Gregorian calendar and continued to use the Julian calendar with lunar tables for calculating Easter, together with other religious and cultural holidays.

The date of Christmas in the Ethiopian calendar always falls on December 29, but this date is January 7 in the Gregorian calendar i.e. 13 days after the Roman Catholic and Protestant Churches have celebrated their Christmas. However, the date of Easter in the Eastern, Coptic and Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Churches' calendars falls 7 days after the Jewish Passover which date determines the Roman Catholic and Protestant Churches' Easter.

Although the Julian, Gregorian, Coptic and Ethiopian calendars have the same number of days in a year, (365 days and 366 days in a leap year), the counting systems giving the number of days in each month, and number of months in a year, of the Julian and Gregorian calendars differ from the Ethiopian and Egyptian Coptic calendars. The Ethiopian and Coptic calendars consist of 13 months where the first 12 months have 30 days each, and the Last (thirteenth) month has 5 days (6 days in a leap year). The Gregorian calendar consists of 12 months with January, March, May, July, August, October and December having 31 days, April, June, September and November, 30 days and February having 28 days (29 days in a leap year).


Posted on: March 26, 2007, 11:33:22 pm
The Ethiopian New Year falls on September 11 (September 12 in the leap year) in the Gregorian calendar but it is September 1 in the Ethiopian calendar. In Ethiopia the first month of the year is September and the last (thirteenth) month of the year is Pagumiene, which comes after August. Each month has 30 days (from September to August) and the thirteenth month, Pagumiene, has 5 days (6 days in a leap year). For more information, visit www.ethiopic.com/calendar/ethiopic.htm.

Ethiopian time is 3 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) and is equally divided into day and night, each consisting of 12 hours from sunrise to sunset and vice-versa.

Ethiopian Month Gregorian Month Gregorian Equivalent Dates
Meskerem (month 1) September (month 9) September 11 - October 10 (begins September 12, during leap years)
Tikimt (month 2) October (month 10) October 11 - November 9
Hidar (month 3) November (month 11) November 10 - December 9
Tahsas (month 4) December (month 12) December 10 - January 8
Tir (month 5) January (month 1) January 9 - February 7
Yakatit (month 6) Febuary (month 2) February 8 - March 9
Magabit (month 7) March (month 3) March 10 - April 8
Miyazya (month 8) April (month 4) April 9 - May 8
Ginbot (month 9) May (month 5) May 9 - June 7
Sene (month 10) June (month 6) June 8 - July 7
Hamle (month 11) July (month 7) July 8 - August 6
Nehasa (month 12) August (month 8) August 7 - September 5
Pagumiene (month 13) September 6 - September 10 (ends September 11, during leap years)

Christian Holidays Ethiopian Calendar Gregorian Calendar
Enkutatash (New Year) September 1 September 11 (September 12 in the leap year)
Meskel (Finding of the True Cross) September 17 September 27
Debra Damo (Feast of Saint Aregawi) October 14 October 24
Aksum Mariam Tsion (Feast of Saint Marry of Zion) November 21 November 30
Kulibi (Feast of Saint Gabriel) December 19 December 28
Ledet (Christmas) December 29 January 7
Timket (Epiphany) January 11 January 19
Good Friday March/April March/April
Fasika (Easter) March/April March/April

Jewish Holidays Jewish Calendar Ethiopian/Gregorian Calendar
Rosh Hashana Month 1 (Tishri) September/October
Yom Kippur Month 1 (Tishri) September/October
Sukkot Month 1 (Tishri) September/October
Simkhat Torah Month 1 (Tishri) September/October
Hanukah Month 3 (Kislev) November/December
Tu B'Shevat Month 5 (Shevat) January/February
Purim Month 6 (Adar) February/March
Pesach (Passover) Month 7 (Nisan) March/April
Shavuot Month 9 (Sivan) May/June

Islamic Holidays Islamic Calendar
Muharram (New Year) Month 1 (Muharrram)
Milad-an-Nabi (birthday of Mohammed) Month 3 (Rabi' al-Awwal)
Lailt-ul-Isra (the night of ascension) Month 7 (Rajab) 
Lailat-Ul-Bara'ah (the night of forgiveness) Month 8 (Sha'ban) 
Ramadan (month of fasting) Month 9 (Ramadan) 
Eid-ul-Fitr (end of Ramadan) Month 10 (Shawwal)
The Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca) and
Eid-ul-Adha (end of the Hajj pilgrimage) Month 12 (Dhu al-Hijjah)

Public Holidays Ethiopian Calendar Gregorian calendar
Victory of Adwa February 23  March 2
Patriots Victory Day March 28 April 6
Labour Day April 23  May 1
Downfall of the Dergue May 20 May 28


http://www.ethiopiantreasures.toucansurf.com/pages/calendar.htm
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Bro.SimeonTafari on March 28, 2007, 08:07:10 PM
Tenastalign!
Greetings in that Divine NAME
RASTAFARI

Blessed Love from Sunny Ethiopia to all involved inna the rasta school establishment.
Education is the key and as HIM show we to gain education equips us to handle life's great mysteries.
It can be used for a nations development or for its destruction as HIM say it is a two edged sword.
the role of teacher is of great responsibility and we should always remind them of this.
I am currently a Teacher trainer in Akaki, on the outskirts of Addis Ababa. As it is good to share, allow me to extend an offer of help to those who wish to communicate with pupils or teachers at home in Ethiopia.
I am keen to see that Rases are keen to reason on education and some even to act upon it.
JAH BLESSINGS to ALL
RASTAFARI

Bro Simeon Tafari
see you all at home for the Millenium!!! only a few months and counting! Sept 11th Celebrate!!!
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: mirat on March 29, 2007, 01:23:36 AM
fro bredda Chucky*

may InI know my birth sign?
I-dren born on oct.22
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: sistahvee on March 29, 2007, 07:35:37 PM
Bless Up Idren

Pheonixtears..  The I have gone over and beyond what we had planned out already.  Take a Bow.  Anything else from here is bonus.  Ras Chucky, Queen Nya, Oueen Molliebaz...The rest of you Idren who Itinue to share your knowledge,

Nuff Love

Sistah Vee
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on March 31, 2007, 12:05:59 AM
Blessed Sistahvee

I an I found this nice reasoning... I saw video clips on people who ahve voluntarily taken the chip since 911

http://www.congonattymusic.com/cn/cn_features_view.asp?fid=3


FROM THE SEED OF SOLOMON AND THE HOUSE OF DAVID STANDS THE CONQUERING LION OF JUDAH-HAILE SELASSIE I THE FIRST.

ANYTHING WRITTEN ON ANY OF THE PAGES OF THIS SITE CAN BE INVESTIGATED AND RESEARCHED AS THEY ARE TRUE I-FORMATION.NO OPIONS NO LIES JUST THE FACTS SEEN.NO LONG TING ITS TIME TO LET YOUR THIRD EYE BE OPEN.THEY HAVE EYES BUT CANT SEEE ,THEY HAVE EARS BUT CANNOT HEAR.

ON THE 2nd of NOVEMBER 1930 RASTAFARI WAS CROWNED HAILE SELASSIE I THE FIRST KING OF ISRAEL AND ETHIOPIA .THAT IS WHY WHEN YOU SEE PICTURES OF I AND I FATHER HAILE SELASSIE I YOU WILL SEE HIM WEARING HIS STAR OF DAVID.

THERE IS ALOT OF CONFUSION IN THE WORLD REMEMBER ISRAEL IS NOT A COUNTRY IT IS A NATION.ISRAEL WAS ONE MAN AND HIS NAME IS YACOUB [JACOB] THE FATHER OF THE TWELVE TRIBES OF ISRAEL.SO HAILE SELASSIE I WAS ANOINTED KING OF ISRAEL IN THE HOUSE OF DAVID .72 NATIONS WENT TO THE CORONATION OF THIS AND THAT MAN WHO WAS BORN THERE.selah   

THEN BY 1935 THERE IS THE INVASION BY THE ROMANS WHO WANT TO OVERCOME THE LAMB WHO IS NOW THE CONQUERING LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH.HAILE SELASSIE I HAD TO DEFEND



 THE ARK OF THE COVENANT FROM THE BEAST.



JAH RASTAFARI SPEAKS TO ALL NATIONS.TIME IS RUNNING OUT. .THE BOOK OF REVALATIONS WAS WRITTEN NEARLY TWO THOUSAND YEARS AGO. THE PROHECY OF THE MARK OF THE BEAST IS HERE, YOU WILL FIND THE CASHLESS SOCIETY IS ONLY ROUND THE CORNER AND THEN THE MICRO CHIP IN THE RIGHT HAND.[ NOTHING WILL BE BOUGHT OR SOLD IF YOU DONT HAVE THE MARK] THE MARK IS THE BARCODE.EVERYTHING YOU BUY NOWADAYS HAS GOT A BARCODE.THE NEXT IS THE HUMAN .BABYLON ARE WORKING FOR THE DEVIL BRINGING IN THE MARK OF THE BEAST RIGHT INFRONT OF YOUR EYES.THIS IS THE BIG DECEPTION THINKING YOU ARE FREE BUT REALLY YOU ARE A SLAVE TO THE UNSEEN DEMONS CONTROLING THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE WORLD.REMEMBER JAH HAS WRITTEN THIS ALL OUT IN A BOOK FOR ALL TO SEE.SO THE CHOICE IS REALLY UP TO YOU FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE SOCIETY THAT YOU LIVE IN .

IF YOU DONT GO TO THE BABYLON SCHOOL -YOUR MUM OR DAD COULD BE SENT TO PRISON..

SOME YOUTHS HATE SCHOOL AND FEEL OUT OF PLACE,SOME JUST CANT RELATE TO IT.WHY THEN IS THERE NO REAL ALTERNATIVE FOR THE YOUTHS WHY ARE THERE SO MANY LAWS TO INFLICT ON PARENTS OF CHILDREN WHO DO NOT ATTEND SCHOOL.PARENTS CANNOT FORCE THERE CHILDREN OVER A CERTAIN AGE TO GO TO SCHOOL.IT IS NOT PHYSICALLY POSSIBLE . .

THERE IS NO CHOICE, DO AS THEY SAY OR GO TO PRISON 

DEMOCRACY IS  FACISISM IN DISGUISE

THE BLACK MAN HAD TO FIGHT FOR HIS RIGHT TO

VOTE, NOW YOU CAN BE FINED AND IMPRISONED IF YOU DO NOT JOIN THE ELECTORAL REGISTER. SO YOU HAVE TO VOTE NOW.AGAIN WHERE IS YOUR CHOICE .POLITICIANS WITH THERE FAKE SMILES AND HAND WRITTEN SPEACHES BY SPIN DOCTORS.

THE YOUTH OF TODAY CANT FEEL THAT BLOODCLAAT.  REAL CHOICE IS ONLY WHEN YOU KNOW THE TRUTH BEHIND THE LIES.

START SEARCHING ,IF YOU ALREADY KNOW KEEP SPREADING THE WORD EACH ONE TEACH ONE.

TO KNOW THE TRUTH IS TO LIVE THE TRUTH so if you want to know more you must log on to the many sites about jah rastafari on the net.I AND I WOULD LIKE TO SEND JAH LOVE TO ALL THOSE WHO THROUGH  DIVINE INSPIRATION HAVE MADE WEBSITES LIVICATED TO HAILE



SELASSIE I THE FIRST JAH RASTAFARI ,JAH BLESS
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: sistahvee on March 31, 2007, 02:07:23 AM
Bless Up Ras Chucky

Nice to be back.  Thank you for assisting pheonixtears in keeping the Rasta School stocked with Interesting material for the Idren.  Check the I's E-mail.  Will see the I shortly.

Nuff Love

Sistah Vee 
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on March 31, 2007, 03:38:16 PM
Bless sistren

I an I trying to get the info for the I..I just know its next Saturday at 7pm right now....I will email the I the ASAP

Bless
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: surfmon_I on March 31, 2007, 03:55:18 PM
Blessings All;
RasChucky, thanks for laying it out so eloquently.  Yes I, we are here at the realization we must do something, but how does this Love spread?. From within each of us to others, through our works. Indeed, each one teach one.  The Jahovah's came again today, and I an I seek to show them, as well as many others, that we have to each see the light of reason and the mark of the Beast.  Barcodes is a good indicator, for , we find ourselves bound in the slavery of commercialism. How do we overcome the blindness that surrounds us?.
We are surrounded by forces that benefit the few.
While the many should become more and spread the word of Love. Can we do it?,
Yes we Can.
Jah Bless us all,lets us get together and see what we CAN do to shatter the illusion to Forward into OUR tomorrow.
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on April 01, 2007, 02:57:35 AM
fro bredda Chucky*

may InI know my birth sign?
I-dren born on oct.22

Greetings Mirat

Sorry I man didnt reply to the I...I dont really know the sign but from the twelve tride the I is DAN..just like I as I an I's earth strong is October 10

Bless
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: phoenixtears43 on April 01, 2007, 10:14:32 PM
Same with InI, october the 8th

jah bless
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: mirat on April 02, 2007, 12:53:08 AM
it's ok..bredda.

tanx.ahh.DAN!

may di most high JAH RasTafarI bless ye!
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on April 02, 2007, 10:45:39 PM
Blessed Idrens from the house of DAN




Posted on: April 02, 2007, 11:18:09 pm
H.I.M adresse the League of Nations After the facist invasion by mossoulini.....

"WHAT NEWS SHOULD I TAKE HOME TO MY PEOPLE?"...After receiving no response H.I.M replied

"IT IS US TODAY..IT WILL BE YOU TOMMORROW..THE SAME FIRE YOU LIGHT IN ETHIOPIA WILL BURN EUROPE"

(http://www.comandosupremo.com/Haile.jpg)
Posted on: April 02, 2007, 11:17:01 pm

Posted on: April 02, 2007, 11:24:28 pm

SOME GOOD INFO

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/davebulow/wow/key_ideas_-_the_nazirite_vow.htm
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Ras_Nevoe on April 02, 2007, 11:34:58 PM
Blessed Idrens from the house of DAN




Posted on: April 02, 2007, 11:18:09 pm
H.I.M adresse the League of Nations After the facist invasion by mossoulini.....

"WHAT NEWS SHOULD I TAKE HOME TO MY PEOPLE?"...After receiving no response H.I.M replied

"IT IS US TODAY..IT WILL BE YOU TOMMORROW..THE SAME FIRE YOU LIGHT IN ETHIOPIA WILL BURN EUROPE"


Give thanks bredda, these words are like music to I ear. If you don't mind InI would like to add some words.

"IT IS US TODAY..IT WILL BE YOU TOMMORROW..THE SAME FIRE YOU LIGHT IN ETHIOPIA WILL BURN EUROPE"

............this prophecy by Haile Selassie was fulfilled. World War II was declared when Mussolini joined forces with Adolph Hitler, another bloody dictator.
Adolph Hitler wiped out the European Jews in concentration camps. What is hypocritical is that he himself had European Jewish blood in him. So how could he be such a hypocrite? Hitler wanted a white world and alot of these hatemongers still follow his ways. Mussolini and Hitler made a mistake when they tried to conquer Russia. Russia conquered them and the fascist /nascist empire crumbled! His Majesty's prophecy was fulfilled when Hitler & Mussolini burned England & France. Europe felt the betrayal of Mussolini and Hitler. When Britain & France saw this wickedness, they joined arms with Haile Selassie I. He returned to Ethiopia with the help of the British.   When His Majesty came back to Ethiopia, he fell on his knees and thanked the Most High. He said," I owe thanks from the mouth of man to the loving God who has enabled me to be present among you. Ethiopia indeed stretched forth her hands to Yah!"


Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on April 02, 2007, 11:39:06 PM
Blessup Ras Nevoe

I an I tried to edit I post to mention world war II after mentioning the speech but it was too late so I just left it...Thanks to the I for addressing it for I...They had to hand back Ethiopia to the KING as the Speech now trembled them

Bless
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Ras_Nevoe on April 02, 2007, 11:52:24 PM
Blessup Ras Nevoe

I an I tried to edit I post to mention world war II after mentioning the speech but it was too late so I just left it...Thanks to the I for addressing it for I...

no problem, ras. InI as rases share the same thoughts, as they come from the same source, JAH RastafarI.

Quote
They had to hand back Ethiopia to the KING as the Speech now trembled them

"every knee shall bow, and every tongue shall tell"

Even BABYLON!

JAH RASTAFARI!!!!!!!!!!!!

Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: sistahvee on April 02, 2007, 11:56:00 PM
Bless Up Ras_Nevoe, Ras Chucky

JAH RASTAFARI, KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS, CONQUERING LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH......

Nuff Love

Sistah Vee
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on April 03, 2007, 12:03:42 AM
EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE THE FIRST


Oh what a JOY it is to be one with H.I.M!

Artist: Black Uhuru

Title: Utterance



What a joy to hear the utterance of a Rasta (Repeat)

Long long ago
They use to say
Rastafari going around
Taking little children away
But now tlme is at hand
I and I know those
Saying was wrong
And that Rasta let them
Know their homeland
And seek their culture

What a joy to hear the utterance from a Rasta (Repeat)

I and I was granted
To drink from the fountain of life
I God will make I hold tight
I and I knee will not wabble I and I
A V.I.P international
And now they putting
Rasta on the air
Before that they used
Live in fear

What a joy to hear the utterance of a Rasta (Repeat)

There is a way that
Seemeth right to man
And yet in Jah Jah sight it wrong
It's not what you do is
How you do it
It's not what you say
But how you say it
You going be shot with shit
Go down In It

What a joy to hear the utterance from a Rasta 

Posted on: April 03, 2007, 01:01:02 am
(http://revelationsofthebible.com/12-tribes.jpg)
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: mirat on April 04, 2007, 01:07:35 AM
whats that pic..?
**ras chucky...

^DAN...it means balance...justice?
am I right?
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on April 04, 2007, 03:27:13 PM
Greetings Mirat

I would say so.....




To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.

I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.

Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.


JAH RASTAFARI
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: sistahvee on April 04, 2007, 10:27:46 PM
Ras Chucky, Ras_Nevoe, pheonixtears

The Idren doing a nice job with keeping the Rasta School going.  Raspect.

Nuff Love

Sistah Vee
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: mirat on April 05, 2007, 01:56:02 AM
meditation is gettin much blazin...
i kepp reading some of the words of His Divine Majesty,
especially di Holy Commandments for di children of Ethiopia.


**RASTA SCHOOL IS A BLESS**
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: sistahvee on April 06, 2007, 12:58:11 AM
Bless Up Ras Matthew

The Baby Lion has finally grown his MANE.  Nuff Raspect Idren.  The I deserve the title Ras.

Mirat...  What can InI say to the I.  The I has come a long way since we met in the Chat Room not so long ago.  Keep Studying Idren, the I is showing much Wise/dom for one so young.

Nuff Love

Sistah Vee
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on April 06, 2007, 03:06:55 AM
NICE WATCH

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POXj51g5Rzo

and

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c7FkrSlacQ

and

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POXj51g5Rzo

and

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5j9ph53oDs

Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: phoenixtears43 on April 06, 2007, 03:33:07 AM
Thanks Sistah Vee, It means alot to InI that the I thinks that I deserve the title RAS

Nuff Respect, Sistren. Jah bless
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Ras_Nevoe on April 06, 2007, 03:59:39 AM
Utterance of JAH


LEADERSHIP

Leadership does not mean domination. The world is always well supplied with people who wish to rule and dominate others.

The true leader is a different sort; he seeks effective activity which has a truly beneficient purpose. He inspires others to follow in his wake, and holding aloft the torch of wisdom, leads the way for society to realize its genuinely great aspirations.

The art of leadership is in the ability to make people want to work for you, while they are really under no obligation to do so. Leaders are people, who raise the standards by which they judge themselves and by which they are willing to be judged. The goal chosen, the objective selected, the requirements imposed, are not mainly for their followers alone. They develop with consumate energy and devotion, their own skill and knowledge in order to reach the standard they themselves have set.

This whole-hearted acceptance of the demands imposed by even higher standards is the basis of all human progress. A love of higher quality, we must remember, is essential in a leader. The true leader is one who realizes by faith that he is an instrument in the hands of God, and dedicates himself to be a guide and inspirer of the nobler sentiments and aspirations of the people.

He who would be a leader must pay the price in self-discipline and moral restraints. This details the correction and improvement of his personal character, the checking of passions and desires and an exemplary control of one's bodily needs and desires.

To be first in place, one must be first in merit as well.

He who has not learned to render prompt and willing service to others will find it difficult to win and keep the goodwill and cooperation of his subordinates. A leader will kindle interest, teach, aid, correct and inspire. Those whom he leads will cooperate with him in maintaining discipline for the good of the group. He will instruct his followed in the goals towards which to strive, and create in them a sense of mutual effort for attaining the goal.


H.I.M Haile Selassie I
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on April 09, 2007, 10:29:32 PM
Greetings

I man received couple books from some elders on the weekend that I man will share pieces from in here every now and then..The I them can also check out www.iblack.ca which is run by one of the elders who gave I the book..He also sells books on there but there is way more to the site that I man know the I them will love

Bless
Posted on: April 09, 2007, 11:10:02 pm
from PETER'S KEY..The I them can buy this one there as well..this is about in the middle of the book

THE SETTING OF THE KINGDOM


It came to be that, when the 10 great nations (horns) were high and exalted, because they have conquered the people of the new world, have "the captive exile" serving the European nations for over 400 years in slavery, in strange lands, and have all the wealth of the world in their hand! For the world was now subjugated under them

It came to be the the LORD look upon the earth and it grieve his Ba(soul) for the evil of the gentiles were great, and a great cry was heard coming from the horns of the dragon, saying let us abolish slavery, but let us keep their lands and their wealth, for we have taken a New World where we can build and grow and remain mighty upon the earth

So it was that in 1830 the English abolished slavery in all its colonies and America in 1870, after the civil war which the Nubians fought in for their freedom.However international segregation was imposed against the black race! Still Slavery was not fully abolished, until after the second world war, for all the horns were not in agreement.

It also came to be that 3 of the 10 horns lost their power leaving "Seven Powerful Nations", and dispute and argument began to rise over their share of Africa. Thus in 1884 a conference of the seven horns was held in Berlin and Africa was formally divided between England,Belgium,France,Germany,Portugal,Spain and Italy. So it was that "Seven Great Horns", rose out of the Gentile Nations!


SOON CONTINUE


Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: mirat on April 10, 2007, 06:09:36 AM
tanx!
Sistah Vee!
yea its not too long since we talk on chat...
may our mind and soul become on with H.I.M!

any one here...
what u gonna do this summer?
InI gotta go ti my uncle and plant some beans...etc.


respect!
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RasLuke on April 12, 2007, 05:16:47 PM
Greetings mirat,

InI have my final exams this summer, afterwards I may do some travel and visit the Gaelthacht to reclaim I Irish language :)

Bless
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on April 14, 2007, 06:42:08 PM
Jas.1
[1] James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.
[2] My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
[3] Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
[4] But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
[5] If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
[6] But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
[7] For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
[8] A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
[9] Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:
[10] But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.
[11] For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.
[12] Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
[13] Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
[14] But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
[15] Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
[16] Do not err, my beloved brethren.
[17] Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
[18] Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
[19] Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
[20] For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
[21] Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
[22] But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
[23] For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
[24] For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
[25] But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
[26] If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.
[27] Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: mirat on April 21, 2007, 03:36:30 AM
"RasTafarIans live a peaceful life, needing little material possessions and devote much time to contemplating the scriptures; Proud and confident even though they are humble will stand up for their rights; had placed a high value on ganja, which is used for meditation and to reflect completely on the word of Jah, the all-knowing and all- loving God; Hair grown naturally into dreadlocks, in the image of the lion of Judah; Accepts reggae as an avenue of self-expression. With it came some undesirable elements, but all true Rastas signify peace, pride and righteousness.... RASTA MAN LIVE UP!!!



live up!!
hope this thread goes on....
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Nicro on April 21, 2007, 04:01:42 AM
Ha ha where did the I find that quote??
Posted on: April 20, 2007, 09:50:06 pm
It reminds me of a song called "Simple Life" by a local band called Mystic Vision...here are the verses:

  "See the life of a Rastaman yea so simple!! Dreadlocks flow from his heatop like branches on trees on mountain topJah Know, living simply with the herbal remedie herbal teas early Jah know when Jah sun rises, Rastafari Selassie I!!!

   "Blaze up a spliff read up a psalm, with the love of Jah Jah I stay strong...
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: mirat on April 22, 2007, 09:08:38 AM
nice bredda...

InI have work it...
its my pasttime written some poems and quotes!

ye!
blaze up e' fiyah and hear di call of JAH!

raspect!
bredda!
Title: InI Second Lesson - Marcus Garvey
Post by: phoenixtears43 on April 25, 2007, 06:59:57 PM
Iman figured it was time for a new lesson in the Rasta School!

Marcus Garvey
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d84/phoenixtears43/Garvey.jpg)

Marcus Garvey was born in St. Anns Bay, Jamaica, in August of 1887.  His father, Marcus Mosiah Garvey Sr. was a mason.  His mother, Sarah Richards was a farmer.  Marcus had 10 siblings, him being the youngest.

Marcus Garvey porposed the Idea of the  "Back to Africa" movement.  "Africa for the Africans".  His idea was to encourage people of African decent to return to Africa.  Garvey encouraged Blacks to start their own businesses and organizations, to be Self Relient, to cut oppression out of their lives.  He wanted to achieve Black Liberation.  Many of his teachings spawned the basis of Rastafari.  Liberation from Babylon, cut babylon out, look to Africa! ZION! 

Most Rasta consider Garvey a prophet.  Some see him as reincarnation or return of John the Baptist.  Garvey is important to Rastafari because he spoke of the crowning of the King of Kings in africa.  "Look to Africa, there a king will be crowned"  (something like that, seen)  That king could only have been His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Conquering Lion.

Garvey was a great man who fought for the rise of the African race.  Without the teachings and ideas of Marcus Garvey, Rastafari may not have originated when it did.  InI am sure that it would have come about in some what, but this is the way Jah intended it to, this is how it happened.  I recommend all the Is here read up on Marcus Garvey (InI dont know too much about him, but InI will try to answer the Is questions best I can.)  untill next lesson,

One God! One Aim! One Destiny!
Jah Bless
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Nicro on April 26, 2007, 11:03:30 PM
I believe it was " look to the east where a king will be crowned, he shall be your redeemer" but Iman not completely sure.
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: phoenixtears43 on April 26, 2007, 11:30:53 PM
thanks bredda, couldnt remember the exact quote :D 

Jah bless
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on April 29, 2007, 05:24:38 PM
Greetings

A nice article

http://www.rastafarispeaks.com/articles/The_Re-evolution_of_Rastafari.html

The Re-evolution of Rastafari
January 20, 2003
By Ras Tyehimba Salandy

"Throughout history it has been the inaction of those who could have acted, the indifference of those who should have known better and the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered the most, that has made it possible for evil to triumph"

- Haile Selassie

Rastafari has firmly established itself as a fierce opponent of colonialism by seeking to overturn the vicious legacy left by the European colonialists. Colonialism has had a grave impact on the psyche of today's generation; it is a legacy of brutality, discrimination, corruption and a relentless pursuit of material possessions. Rastafari has sought to overcome this legacy by standing for and upholding the principles of Maat, which is truth, justice, righteousness and balance.

Rastafari stands for universal love, a higher spiritual ideal that is not usually emphasized in the mainstream of Western society. To be a Rastafarian is to be a righteous person, continuously seeking to improve SELF. This process of self discovery is further clarified by the words of a St Lucian Rastafarian who said "The word Rastafari as I understand it means purely, the power that lies within any man which enables him to do anything he wants…. To be a Rastafarian therefore is to be conscious of that divine power, and to be developing one's power potential for achievement... Rastafari becomes therefore a philosophy of life fulfillment".

Rastafari does not seek to conform to the norms of this society, which are steeped in racism, sexism, neo colonialism and injustice. The norm of this society is the relentless pursuit of carnal gratification and one doesn't have to look hard to see where all this alcohol, sacredless sex, and materialistic living is taking us. It is taking our people down a wide road of great karmic consequences. Salvation cannot be found in worldly material possessions, but rather by experiences of divine proportions.

There is a misconception that Rastafarians are against technology and material things. Nothing could be further from the truth and this attempt to misconstrue what Rastafari is about is often as deliberate as it is damaging. What Rastas are against is the misuse of technology and the overemphasis on material possessions, which in fact has caused great decadence of modern society. World powers use their economic and technological advancement to oppress and hold so called third world countries to ransom. With superior military forces they impose themselves on weaker countries and force them to agree or else...

Haile Selassie embodied the stance of Rastafari on the question of material advancement when he declared, "it is important that spiritual advancement keep pace with material advancement." That is to say there must be balance. The higher self must be satisfied just as your lower self must be satisfied, but it is imperative that the higher self control the lower self, as emotions, passions and feelings are good servants but poor masters. In fact, with regards to technology our ancient ancestors (ancient Rastafarians) in Alkebulan (Afrika) were the pioneers of technology, achieving a level of high science that has mystified scientists even in these modern times. These ancient people, like the people of Kemet and Dogon were able to achieve this by adhering to natural law and meditating in order to tap into the source of all consciousness, the infinite plane of all possibilities, Negus Negast*, Neter Neteru*.

Rastafari is about reviving that ancient order, putting spirituality and meaning into one's every thought, word and deed. Every thought, word and deed therefore must reflect reverence, love, and compassion, which is the essence of the Most High, Rastafari. In fact, the only thing that can exist between souls in love (God), all else is an illusion, which is not to say that they don't exist but that they aren't as our worldly senses perceive them to be.
Posted on: April 29, 2007, 04:35:55 pm

CONTINUED

No One Remembers Old Marcus Garvey...

"A people without knowledge of their past is like a tree without roots"

- Marcus Garvey


The Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey(1187-1940) is undoubtedly one of the most revolutionary personalities that fought for the rights and upliftment of Afrikan people, at a time in history when Afrikan people all over the world were being severely colonized, brainwashed, oppressed and subjugated. Garvey observed that one of the greatest stumbling blocks was helping his people overcome the emotional trauma and the inferiority complexes, which became so pervasive from the advent of colonialism. Marcus Garvey propagated philosophies of nation hood, self reliance and self pride, instilling hope and a sense of being into a people who had been demoralized, brutalized and dehumanized by centuries of slavery and colonialism.

Rastafarians place heavy emphasis on the teaching of Garvey because he embodied that hope of a brighter future, free from the mental and physical shackles that bound us for centuries. Garvey revived and strengthened that connection to the Mother land Alkebu lan by advocating repatriation (both mental and physical) as the solution to the grave injustices that the Afrikan Diaspora was enduring and are still enduring. Garvey proclaimed boldly " Afrika for Afrikans, those at home and those abroad", seeking to deliver Afrika from the colonial yoke that held it in bondage. Garvey sacrificed and livicated his entire life to the upliftment and development of Afrikan people and thus, ultimately all people. Garvey understood the fundamental importance of black enterprise in developing a people and he worked hard to start businesses all over the world to show that it could be done.

Garvey is inextricably linked to the Rastafari Movement, as the struggle that Garvey went through, fighting against oppression and injustice, is the same struggle that the Rastafarians and indeed all Afrikans face. It is the struggle against the mainly white power structure that continues to uphold this system whereby racism, classism, sexism, poverty and exploitation is the order of the day. Marcus Garvey was a champion of the poor oppressed people across the world, a true Pan African Leader. He stood for and fought for truth and justice and because of this he was a threat to the system. A threat that needed to be stopped. Like many of our ancestors and great heroes the contribution of Garvey has largely been forgotten, except to those who forever will fly the flag of red, green and black in their hearts. We as Rastafarians, as Afrikans, as human beings must not desecrate the memory of Garvey, but rather seek to continue and spread the message of equal rights and justice for all. ONE GOD, ONE AIM, ONE DESTINY Forever.

Rastafari and Race

There are Rastafarian people of all colors, backgrounds and races. Although the Rastafarian Movement is rooted in its Afrikanness , Rastafarianism is not a racist doctrine, it is not promulgating reverse racism. The essence of Rastafari is love, love for all forms of life (creation), which comes in a diverse array of colors, shapes, textures and vibrations. The struggle against racism is linked to the struggle against sexism, it is linked to struggle against colonialism. The struggle of the Rastafari Movement is one against fear, it is one against all forms of imperialistic exploitation and manipulative oppression. The struggle of the Rastafarians is linked to the struggle of the Palestinians; it is linked to the native Americans, to the Aborigines in Australia.

It is the common struggle against oppression and exploitation that links us together as brothers and sisters. It is this sense of revolutionary brotherhood that enabled Fidel Castro to contribute Cuban resources in aid of the Afrikan liberation in the 2nd half of the 20th century. It is this revolutionary brotherhood that enabled Vietnam Leader Ho Chi Minh to sympathize with Garvey and to attend some of his meetings in the USA. It is this revolutionary spirit that has bonded together Rastafarians from diverse races and backgrounds and made Rastafari a powerful catalyst for positive change throughout the world. Rastafari has demonstrated unique abilities in being able to transcend the barriers of race, class, religion, sex and creed.

Even though Rastafari seeks to transcend race, and racial discrimination is not a feature of Rastafari, one must face the reality of this modern world and understand the dynamics of race. This world system is one of gross race and class discrimination where the mainly white power structure controls most of the world's resources, wreaking havoc on everyone who stands in their way. Their policies are aimed at upholding their system, and imposing whatever whims they may have on the so called 'third world countries who are largely non-white.

Posted on: April 29, 2007, 04:36:36 pm

None but ourselves can free our minds
By Ras Tyehimba Salandy

One pen, one word, one poem,
one person, one prayer, one deed
Is all I need
To sow the seed
Of anti- greed

Kneading the dough of spirituality
I glimpsed the glow of eternity
Go within or go without
Was the elders shout

Behold the power of the holy trinity
Divine, everlasting life entity
Atoms of bursting blinding energy
Cosmic forces in harmony

...humility

gushing Garvey and Selassie

Extracting the power of I and I... and I
Ras Tafari

Even the most low
Felt the glow
Of the most high
Fools cry as ignorance dies

The eagle and the bear who fear, deny
Spinning instead a web of unquenchable lies
But on Jah's solid rock I stand
While the ground around, a pit of treacherous quicksand

On the holy mountain I re affirmed myself unto Jah
The earth is the lord's and the fullness thereafter

In the dark earth, the birds, the beautiful trees
I felt the power
Heard nature's joyful laughter
In the simple complexity of nature, I found solace
Purifying and nourishing
My hungry soul
The sun arced across the sky
And sunk in a fiery crimson pit

Gone

But soon the moon began to sing its own song
Illuminating the darkness
Spiritual bliss filled my emptiness
I kiss Isis and Osiris
Jah love my happiness
Jah pretty face I embrace

Encased in perfect love and understanding
I self lifted, I started to sing.

Conquering Lion of Judah



Posted on: April 29, 2007, 04:41:15 pm
It's Time For A World Rastafarian Reformation
December 16, 2001
By: Paul Barton

AS RASTAFARI SPREADS WORLDWIDE WE MUST WORK TO IMPROVE, REFORM AND MOVE TO A HIGHER LEVEL

Rastafari may have its origins in the Ethiopian Jewish Traditions, which has their origins in the ancient religions of Nubia-Kush and Khemet (Egypt). If we understand that the land of Ethioipa mentioned in the Bible was in fact Sudan, a land now occupied by Arabs, where Blacks are being treated worse than animals, we will also search and understand that the system of African Kingship of Which the Ethiopian Monarchy was part of, came from Nubia (Ta-Seti) before it was carried on to Egypt and then copied by the Jews, who during the 900's B.C., elected their first king.

RETURNING TO THE ROOTS OF Rastafari

In order to understand the very ancient roots of Rastafari, one has to look at two main groups of Africans whose origins come from ANCIENT EGYPT. One group is the Massai of East Africa who some say are remnants of the "Matoi" or warrior class of ancient Egypt and Nubia-Kush. Rastafari or a similar system of beliefs (without the Abbysinian aspect (modern Ethiopia) also come from the Priestly traditions of ancient Egypt and Nubia-Kush. When we speak of Nyabingi, we are referring to these two aspects of the African warrior/priest tradition. That is the tradition that the Ethiopian warrior/priest societies as well as the ancient Black Jews followed. Rastafari introduced in Jamaica included other elements, such as the recognition of Emperor Haile Salessi's importance in that religion. Yet, we must see Rastafari before Selessi in order to understand it fully.

WHY A REFORMATION IS NEEDED IN Rastafari

Rastafarians and Black people as well as others who believe in Rastafari must work to return the idea of spiritual and social development into the Rastafarian faith. If we return to the origins of Rastafari as extentions of the ancient Egyptian and Nubian traditions of the trained priest and warrior, we would work to bring about a new attitude among Rastafarians, that has always been in the movement, but has been restricted in many cases to music.

RASTARARIANS AND THE ANCIENT TRADITION OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATION

One of the greatest aspects of African civilization has been education. The Rastafarian and Coptic as well as the Beta Isreal Jews of Ethiopia have and still have as part of their culture the highest regard for education, science, technoology and religion. To the ancients, these were manifestations of the greatness of God and not separable as in European Christianity. Hence, like he Sikhs of India, Rastafarians should introduce the education mentality. It should be ingrained in Rastafarians as well as Blacks worldwide. The Rastafarians, Black Jews, Coptics, Niyabingi Warriors and even the ancient Workers Guild System of West Africa placed a high priority on education and the gaining of knowledge. ONE OF THE ASPECTS OF RASTAFARIAN REFORMATION SHOULD BE TO DOMINATE AND ACHIEVE AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF EDUCATION.

ECONOMICS, AGRICULTURE AND SCIENCE ARE PART OF RASTAFARIANS' ANCIENT HISTORY AND CULTURE

There should also be a move to develop strong economies among the world Rastafarian community in the fields of agriculture, science and the arts/literature. This is already taking place and more should occur (see "Black Education," http://community.webtv.net/paulnubiaempire. Not only should Rastafarians be artists, musicians and entertainers but there should be a move to prepare and encourage Rastafarians to enter into the sciences, technologies agriculture, commerce and other areas of advancement, just as India's Sikhs, Nigerias Yorubas (who are also African Spiritualists) and some of the the worlds most effective businessmen and women.

THE DEVELOPMENT OF Rastafari SPIRITUALISM AND MYSTICISM

The Rastafarian community worldwide should also develop the deeply spiritual and mystic aspects of Rastafari. These aspects include meditation and developing the power of the mind beyond anything understandable today. One important part of African religion is the fact that there is a belief that we are in FACT PEOPLE OF GOD AND CONTAIN THE POWERS OF THE GODHEAD WITHIN US.

MAKING CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR SOCIETIES

Rastafarians must be very strong and dedicated to the improvement of the lives of people whether they are Rastafarians or not. As mentioned before, the push to achieve to succeed and to become professional who can make a difference (as many Indian Sikhs and Nigerian Spiritualists are doing ), will help to improve the image of Rastafarians on a worldwide scale. Such a move will also change the negative mentalities of many who will quickly accept WESTERN RELIGIONS THAT CLASSIFY BLACKS AS BEING LESS OR BEING "CURSED" (IE THE "CURSE OF HAM" MYTH), or religions that insult or place Blacks in a Caste-racist situation, or classify Blacks as "infidels" and commit genocide against them. Yet, they will sneer and turn their noses at the Spiritualist African religions that contributed to our survival or look down their noses at Rastafarians. We may not care what others think, but we should still work to improve our lives and contribute to this earth.

THE PROPER USE AND ACCUMULATION OF WEALTH BY RASTAFARIANS

One of the greatest problems we Blacks face worldwide is the FALSE BELIEF THAT GOD WANTS BLACK PEOPLE TO BE POOR, because we will be rich and better off in heaven. Well, we should not continue believing in this myth. If that was the case, the Isrealites, the Jews, the various religions on the planet would not work to improve their economic conditions. The only way Jews, Catholics, Protestants an other religions can help the poor and help improve the society is if and when they work to build their own wealth and economy.

RASTAFARIANS SHOULD BELIEVE IN THE CREATION OF WEALTH TO HELP MAKE CONTRIBUTIONS AND HELP THOSE WHO ARE POOR.

In retrospect, religion is the mirror to the soul. We must never discard religions that our ancestors introduced from Africa or we reintroduced in the world. We should work to reform and improve what needs to be improved and build our faith and belief to a strong level that helps us gain true salvation and a good life while we are living on this earth. The improvement of Black religions is very important to our improvement as a race and people (see the great work, "Susu and Susunomics: The Theory and Practice of Pan-African Trade, Commerce, Money and Wealth," published by IUniverse, Inc., 910 East Hamilton Avenue;Suite 100, Campbell, California, 95008 U.S.A www.iuniverse.com This is a very important blueprint for economic development. Every household, every government economic and cultural ministry should have a copy and examine the economic ideas. This book has helped to bring about change in a numnber of communities including being read by members of the Black Dalit community of India and various Black community leaders, individuals and economists in the U.S., Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and elsewhere communities.

See also the great works, "Susu Economics: The History of Pan-African Trade, Commerce, Money and Wealth," pub. by 1stBooks Library, 2959 Vernal Pike, Bloomington, Indiana 47404 U.S.A phone: 1(812) 339-8640 email; 1stbooks@1stbooks.com site; www.1stbooks.com A preview of this and other works at www.barnesandnoble.com

A most important work, "A History of the African-Olmecs: Black Civilizations of America from Prehistoric Times to the Present Era," pub. by www.1stbooks.com The most hidden aspect of Black history is the fact that great Black civilizations existed in the Americas before Columbus and there was a worldwide network of trade and commerce between the Old World and New World for thousands of years.

Paul Barton
Nubianem3@webtv.net
http://community.webtv.net/paulnubiaempire
www.westpapua.net (The racial genocide against Blacks in West Papua and Melanesia).

Posted on: April 29, 2007, 04:42:46 pm

HERE IS THE LINK TO MOST OF THE ABOVE POST

http://www.rastafarispeaks.com/rastafari/


PLEASE CHECK OUT ALL OF THEM

JAH BLESS
Posted on: April 29, 2007, 04:43:52 pm
CONTINUED


Haile Selassie I

Look to the East for the crowning of a Black King, he is the redeemer for the days of deliverance are near

- Marcus Garvey


A house built on granite and strong foundations, not even the onslaught of pouring rain, gushing torrents and strong winds will be able to pull down. Some people have written the story of my life representing as truth what in fact derives from ignorance, error or envy; but they cannot shake the truth from its place, even if they attempt to make others believe it.

Haile Selassie I

Ras Tafari known later as Haile Selassie, was born on July 23rd 1892 in Harrar, Ethiopia. For years before his birth chaplains and astrologers had been prophesying his birth. Pluto and Neptune had started moving slowly towards each other in 1399 along the heliocentric line taking 493 years to intersect. They intersected the same time Lij Tafari was born, July 23rd 1892. This was also the first day of the zodiac sign, Leo, an event that would later help to prove his title given at his coronation; The Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah.

It is not my intention to delve deeply into the details of the King's life as other writers had done this adequately. Rather I will deal briefly with a few areas relating directly to the connection between H.I.M Haile Selassie and Rastafari.

All Rastafarians place emphasis on the divinity of Haile Selassie, but what exactly is the nature of this divinity is often hotly debated. Nonetheless, Emperor Haile Selassie I remains one of the greatest symbols of the Rastafari Movement, traveling around the world spreading the message of PEACE, LOVE, UNITY AND AFRIKAN LIBERATION.

When Selassie was coronated in 1930, Ethiopia was the only independent black nation (except Haiti), with everywhere else under the brutal yoke of colonialism. By 1974, a lot of Afrikan countries had gained independence with his Majesty at the forefront of the Pan Africanist liberation movement. The Emperor's life was a powerful testimony of the strength and power of the most High, manifested in flesh. King Haile Selassie is the central figure in the history of modern Ethiopia, for his noble statesmanship, brilliant vision, dauntless courage, enlightened social, educational and political reforms gave him an eminent place in world history and indeed in the hearts of Rastafarians.

With the advent of advanced technology and the popularity of reggae music, people all over the world have knowledge of the King, but often this is of very superficial proportions. The names and titles of his Majesty are of some significance but the essence of Haile Selassie is what he stood for, and the works that he has accomplished, that were in accordance with his divine nature.. People often get so carried away by the titles of his Majesty that they forget what he stood for. Haile Selassie stood for education and higher development. So if one says one is a Rastafarian it must be that one stands for these principles so clearly emphasized by HIM.

The Emperor was very interested in the education of his people from the very beginning. He converted his Royal Palace into a university; know today as the Haile Selassie University. Many educational institutions, commercial technical and agricultural development in the country owe their origin to the initiative and foresight of the emperor.

The focus on Haile Selassie by the Rastafarian Movement is especially important in helping dispel the damaging effects that Michelangelo's uncle also know as the white Jesus Christ has had on the Afrikan people. This myth of the white, blonde, blue-eyed Christ, imposed on people all over the world has had a most damaging effect on the psyche of non-white people and has been just another piece of the white supremacist jigsaw puzzle. Now, it is important to understand the issue of the color of Yahweh Kristos (Jesus the Christ) would usually not have been an issue, had not it been used to further the doctrines of white supremacy and perpetuate the colonial exploitation, not only of Afrika but other regions as well.

All the saviors who have walked this earth have been revolutionaries whose main purpose was to show people how to live life in accordance with the Most High. All people have this divine essence within them and they all have the power to unleash the their true self and become "anointed ones". The whole purpose of this existence and what must be really emphasized as the ultimate mission of Rastafari is to become one with Jah (become God conscious). The message and life of mystics and saviors has been to highlight this divine path towards GOD CONSCIOUSNESS. Christ himself said, "KNOW YE NOT THAT YE ARE GODS" This is the path of authentic Rastafarians. Rastafarians in this time must continue to strive to embody PEACE, WISDOM, FREEDOM, JUSTICE, LOVE AND UNITY, rooted deeply into the rich ancient soil of Alkebulan.

Blessed Love
Hail Ras Tafari
Hotep

References

Black Youth, Rastafarianism and the Identity Crisis in Britain by Len Garrison
Egyptian Yoga, Philosophy of Enlightenment by Muata Asby

Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: surfmon_I on April 30, 2007, 02:41:20 AM
Blessings Rastafari,
RasChucky, A Humble and Wise Soul, Many Thanks for the depth and Body of Such Blessedly LoveFull Teachings.  The length and contents are to be combed over again and again for one to fully wick in the truth of way the I has taken the time to show us.
Heart of Wisdom,
Blessed Guidance,
ForIver Loving Jah.
~S~
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: sistahvee on April 30, 2007, 11:50:04 AM
Blessed Heart of Love and Devotion

Thanks for finding the time Ras Chucky.  Rasta School has flourished under the I's skillful guidance.

Nuff Love

Sistah Vee
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Ras Peter on April 30, 2007, 11:51:50 PM
Greetings in the Name of the Most High

It has been awesome reading through the posts here in this section Rasta School.   It has been a while since Iman did some sitting down and studying, but this little school has been great.   Enough Raspect to the Is responsible for this venture.


Jah Love, One Love

Ras Pete
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: NyaInIJahLove on May 01, 2007, 01:20:24 PM
Niceness!
Give thanks Ites!
Blessings and Love
Nyah
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: phoenixtears43 on May 01, 2007, 03:06:11 PM
Yes Ras Chucky, thanks to the I for all the wonderful posts and teachings here in the Rasta School.  Jah bless :)
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on May 01, 2007, 05:58:22 PM
RASPECT TO ALL THE I THEM

I man just doing what I can do when I can do

Alot of the I them might not know this but the land that bordered ETHIOPIA (which included all of the middle east and ASIA as well) from Europe and was the protector of ETHIOPA was called BABYLON....That was their only way in or out of Ethiopia and if they tried anything they would be overthrown..... The Europeans didnt like them as they were the ones that prevented them from infiltrating ETHIOPIA and thats how the name BABYLON was changed to something bad...They had to go around by sea to get into Ethiopia .... Also the first People were call the PUNTS..which the word planet derived from..Even Egypt went to them for teachings when there was still a portion of Ethiopia called PUNT where they kept the tradition going...Its said that they might be the same people that lives in the Kalahari that they call BUSHMEN

(http://www.mtsobek.com/generated/trips/407/1_botswanaKalahari.jpg)

(http://www.easyvigour.net.nz/fitness/pBushman.jpg)

(http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40346000/jpg/_40346243_bushmen203.jpg)

and look whats going on

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3884683.stm
Posted on: May 01, 2007, 06:49:28 pm
ENCYCLOPEDIA

he Bushmen (also known as Basarwa in Tswana, or San in Nama) are an indigenous population of the Kalahari Desert, which spans South Africa and neighboring Botswana and Namibia as well southern Angola. They were traditionally a hunter-gather people, part of the Khoisan group and are related to the traditionally pastoral Khoikhoi, but starting in the 1950s though the 1990s they switched to farming with only minor hunting and gathering activities.[1] Archaeological evidence suggests that they have lived in southern Africa (and probably other areas of Africa) for at least 22,000 years but probably much longer. Genetic evidence suggests they are one of the oldest, if not the oldest, peoples in the world—a "genetic Adam" according to Spencer Wells, from which all the worlds ethnic groups can ultimately trace genetic heritage.[2]

The Bushmen groups suffered when formerly open land became game preserves or cattle ranches, restricting their access to wild foods, while governments and aid agencies continued to believe the "myth" that they gathered most of their diet, or even wished to do so (most did not). In 1965, a fence along the Namibia-Botswana border divided the formerly continuous Kalahari foraging lands, causing a massive die-off of migratory animals which piled up dead along the fence trying to reach food and water. During the 1970s, most of the Ju/'hoansi group abandoned their wandering lifestyle to raise loaned cattle in semipermanent villages. Foraging currently supplies around 30% of the Ju/'hoansi diet near the village of Dobe compared to 85% in 1964, reflecting the increasing untenability of hunting and gathering in the face of population expansion into hunter-gatherer territories, overgrazing of wild food plants by cattle, and the availability of alternative lifestyles such as gardening with additional governmental provision such as bored wells. Domestic animals, sugar products, garden produce, and mealie-meal are now major foods. Of grave concern are tenuous land control and the destruction of vital water pumps by elephants.[citation needed]
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: mirat on May 02, 2007, 01:46:35 AM
nice post bredda...

this thread wish ti go on....

seen,that african people is great...di oldest...
InI think they are di real and simple human in dis earth..than those inna city...


LOVE 2 ALL!
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on May 03, 2007, 05:54:09 PM
Greetings


Blessup bredda Mirat

Every good reasonings I man find I will post it and leave it for each to decide for each their own overstanding

http://www.dreadi.supanet.com/index.htm

Istory





His Imperial Majesty was born on 23 July 1892 in the Ethiopian village of Ejersagoro in the province of Harerge and was the only child of ten to survive into adulthood. He was simply known as Tafari Makonnen until the age of thirteen when he was named Dejazmach "Commander of the gate or door" and made governor of a small region southwest of Harer in 1905.
     With the naming of Menilek's daughter as Empress Zawditu I in 1916 Dejazmach Tafari was proclaimed Crown Prince with the rank of Ras and Regent of Ethiopia. Then in 1928 Empress Zawditu I decreed a new royalty, His Majesty Negus "King" Tafari Makonnen, Heir to the Throne of Ethiopia.
     On 2 November 1930 "All Souls Day" Negus Tafari was crowned His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Sellassie I, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, The Conquering Lion Of Judah, Elect of Himself, Light of the World, King of Zion. This is the 225th King upon the throne of King David through the union of King Solomon and Makeda the Queen of Sheba.

"Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom." St. Matthew 16.v28
"And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof." Rev.5.v5
"And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS." Rev.19.v15
"Then I heard a voice saying to me, "Look in front of you and consider what you see." When I looked, I saw what seemed to be a Lion roused from the forest, roaring; and I heard how it uttered a human voice to the Eagle, and spoke saying, "Are you not the one that remains that I had made to reign in my world, so that the end of my times might come through them? You have conquered all that have gone before; and you have held sway over the world with great terror, and over all the earth with grievous oppression; and for so long you have lived on the earth with deceit.
You have judged the earth, but not with truth, for you have oppressed the meek and injured the peaceable; you have hated those who tell the truth, and have loved liars; you have destroyed the homes of those who brought forth fruit, and have laid low the walls of those who did you no harm. Your insolence has come up before the Most High, and your pride to the Mighty One...." 2 Esdras 11.v36
This is the interpretation...."And as for the Lion whom you saw rousing up out of the forest and roaring and speaking to the Eagle and reproving him for his unrighteousness, and as for all his words that you have heard, this is the Messiah whom the Most High has kept until the end of days, who will arise from the offspring of david, and will come and speak with them. He will denounce them for their ungodliness and for their wickedness, and will display before them their contemptuous dealings. For first he will bring them alive before his judgement seat, and when he has reproved them, then he will destroy them." 2 Esdras 12.v31
Haile Sellassie, the ruler, the perfect exemplar to a nation, was a man obsessed by his task of leading Ethiopia into the modern world. He fought for justice and fairness for the smaller nations of the world and he spared no effort, as far as his considerable abilities allowed, to do what he believed would be best to achieve that end. A major political success, at the time, was gaining Ethiopia's entrance into the League of Nations in 1923 and later he became known as the Patron of African Unity with the creation of the Organisation of African Unity in 1963. His Majesty also set aside land in Ethiopia for all those, scattered throughout the world, who wished to return to the land of our ancestry. He didn't have to do this, for most of the peoples taken into slavery were from west Africa. Faithful throughout his life to his self-imposed mission, he remains, 'every inch a king'.


For many of us, this man fulfills prophecy just by his existence on earth for no other could proclaim lineage from the root of Jesse. The union of King Solomon and Queen Makeda of Sheba (Ethiopia) produced a son, Menelik I, who brought with him to Ethiopia, after a visit to his father, the Ark of the Covenant. Ethiopia was one of the first Christian nations and the only one that performs ancient ceremonies relating to the Ark. It was Ethiopia who sheltered Islam in its beginning when the arabs were persecuting the Muslims. The prophet Muhammad sent his followers to Ethiopia where they were protected by the Negus of that time.
To deny the importance of His Majesty's presence(Christ in his Kingly character) is to deny the ancient history of Ethiopia and to deny the ancient history of Ethiopia is to deny the importance of Ethiopia, birthplace of mankind!


His foundation is in the holy mountains.
Jah loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.
Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of Jah. Selah
I will make mention of Rahab and babylon to them that know I: behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia: this man was born there.
And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and the highest himself shall establish her.
The Lord shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there. Selah
As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there: all my springs are in thee. Jah Rastafari


"We are content to let history judge the wisdom of our actions"


Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: sistahvee on May 03, 2007, 07:49:54 PM
Bless Up Ras Chucky

The I is an EXCELLENT example on how the small things we take time to do can have such an amazing effect.  InI cannot say enough thanks to the I as an Uplifting Rastaman who attempts to Practice what he Preaches.

Nuff Love and Raspect

Sistah Vee
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: mirat on May 04, 2007, 02:00:27 AM
Ras chucky,
 InI think they are di one on di movie (g-d must be c*a*y)...


a bush men...
wat can yuh say?
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on May 05, 2007, 06:27:19 PM
Blessup sistahvee and mirat

Yes Iyah..Its them same one....


another article from http://www.rastafarispeaks.com/articles/Rastafarian_and_Religion.html

Rastafari and Religion
By: Baba Ras Marcus
December 09, 2004

Be at peace with the Creator who ever you conceive him to be, for the Creator is in Ethiopia, but he is also in every single part of the earth, sea, and sky at the same time, he is in humanity and also in all living creatures at the same time, the Creator is everywhere, and there are no limits that can be placed on him or her geographically speaking.

The birds and other creatures do sing their praise in their own unique ways, and they are truly living closer to the laws of Mother Nature and Father Time, more than any human being upon the face of this earth including myself.

There are some very serious lessons to be learned and we should widen our internal mental and spiritual faculties, and learn as much as we can. We can believe as much as we want to believe, but when we know, that is when we achieve knowledge. We must be very careful, that we are not teaching things to our people which we cannot prove; religion is a very dangerous weapon of minds destruction. Let your yes be yes and your no be no, words are very important, but the actions which we take are much more important than the words which we speak.

To be very truthful, many of our people who became Rastafari people were originally members of the European religion, which was forced upon our people by the slave masters, who deliberately tried to rid us of every inch of African culture and heritage which they could. They, who invented the slave trading practices against African people, were prominent in the European religion. They went to church on Sundays; they read their bible and considered themselves, to be good decent people, while having many shackled slaves on their plantations, who they whipped when they feel that it was necessary; since we were considered to be merchandise property which they own. They also forced their religion on us, and if we refused then we would be punished, like they did to Kunta Kinte. They boasted that it was a good thing that they had kidnapped us, since it was helpful in Christianizing us as a race of people.

So when most of us were children, our parents had these European picture of Jesus Christ in their houses, and were also members of the various European churches, they were the Roman Catholic, Methodist, Baptist, Church of God, Revival, Pocominia, the Salvation Army and all the various kinds of religions, which were based on the teachings of the Europeans, and there Christian teachings. As children our parents would take us along with them to these churches on Sundays, and other days when ever there were some kind of church activities. My parents were members of the Salvation Army, and they would keep meetings on the street corners, and I can remember them singing this song, the Lion of Judah shall break every chain and give us a victory again and again, I was a very small boy then and was trying to play that big drum which they had at that time.

The point which I am trying to make here is that, people who became Rastafari people, had already been through the European's religious doctrines and churches, since their parents made sure that they were always going to church with them, since this was a family thing to do. But when Marcus Garvey and other advocates of African heritage and legacy started to teach that there is an African way of life for us as a people, this became a very fertile ground for consciousness, but it became more so, when he spoke about the Great African King to be Crowned in Ethiopia. That is to say that since Rastafari people have already been through European Christianity and churches, it became quite amazing that the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, which should be really in touch with the ideology and teachings of the Rastafari movement, were asking Rastafari people to cut their locks, and was also preaching the same doctrine of Christianity, which they have already gone through, and were at that time, living as close to nature as they could.

Ras Iyly was one of the young Priest, who helped to conduct the funeral rights of Bob Marley, he was a dreadlock brother who was a member of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Jamaica, this brother was very close to me in that he respected me as an Elder, and also we were able to reason on a weekly basis, since my immediate neighbor was also a member of that church and so Ras Iyly would visit on a weekly basis, sometimes twice weekly since they had to take the bus from Spanish Town to go to the church in Kingston, this church was at the top of Maxfield Avenue in Kingston Jamaica.

Ras Iyly was so involved in the church, that he decided to become a priest, and he did become a priest, but to become a priest he had to cut his locks, as a result he was able to assist in the funeral rights of Bob Marley's funeral. When the Ethiopian Orthodox Church came to Jamaica, internally it was welcomed by the Rastafari people, as a direct hopeful connection to Ethiopia and Ethiopians, but when it was discovered that it was in contradiction of the teachings of the Rastafari Movement, much fire was cast verbally upon the church, and true Rastafari people who have been fighting against the teachings of Babylon religion, completely despised the church and it's teachings.

At the same time there were those who believed in the church but could not hold any official position, unless they cut their dreadlocks and take the oath in the name of Jesus Christ. There has been much division in that church, and I think there was a big split in leadership and members, which even led to a lawsuit so as to prove legally, who was the rightful leader or bishop or whatever the titles may be. I do think that the split still remains where some members favor one leader and some favor the other, as is normally done in all of these religious groups.

Some of the things which we teach and preach in the early days as Rastafari people, needs to be reviewed, and to be reformed to a higher level of realization, so that our African people, can follow clearly our direction and good intentions. We have been preaching Ethiopia for the Ethiopians those at home and those abroad for all these years. We have proudly told the world that we are not Jamaicans, Americans, Trinidadians, Barbadians or whatever, we are Africans abroad, and yet today, there are Rastafari people who have managed to reach Ethiopia the land of our fathers, and are living on that land Shashamane, which was given in 1948, to Africans in the western world by Ras Tafari Makonen, to be inhabited and be developed by pioneers, with a promise that more land would be granted from time to time as the need arises.

I have grown up with some of the Rastafari people who are now living on that land, but they were not allowed to call themselves Ethiopian officially, they had to form a movement which is called, the Jamaican Rastafari Community Development, which is indeed a great contradiction to what we teach, we teach that we were not Jamaicans we were Africans who were born in Jamaica, as A RESULT OF SLAVE TRADING ACTIVITIES. Therefore, there are some lessons to be learnt.

African leaders have not yet reached that conscious stage of mental advancement, where they say with conviction that Africans abroad, have the right to come home to Africa, and be accepted and be recognized as citizens of the continent of Mama Africa. They have not yet reached that state of mind where they can empower themselves, to change the constitution of their Governments, and also change their immigration laws, to facilitate the noble welcome home of African patriots and liberators, who have been struggling for the United States of African people for so many years.

Certainly too much time is being wasted arguing about who is the Creator or who is not the Creator, the Creator is who he or she is and nobody can change that regardless of which book or books they may read and believe in. The Creator is really that universal internal power which exists in all living things upon the face of this earth. The Creator is called by different names in various languages, therefore there is no need to be in contention about who the Creator his, or who he is not, because the Creator remain the Creator regardless of the opinions of individuals. Since the Creator will bring different experiences to different people at different times, each person should just try to be at peace with his or herself whoever or whatever he or she may conceive the Creator to be.

Let the birds worship and praise the Creator in their own way, let all creatures praise the Creator in their own way for their experience of the Creator is quite different from ours as humanity. There is still much for us to learn, let us just humble ourselves and do just that.


Again I send many oceans of blessings and self determination to African people everywhere
ONE BLACK LOVE ONE BLACK HEART
Baba Ras Marcus



Posted on: May 05, 2007, 07:22:43 pm
http://www.rastafarispeaks.com/articles/Rastafarian_Reformation.html

It's Time For A World Rastafarian Reformation
December 16, 2001
By: Paul Barton

AS RASTAFARI SPREADS WORLDWIDE WE MUST WORK TO IMPROVE, REFORM AND MOVE TO A HIGHER LEVEL

Rastafari may have its origins in the Ethiopian Jewish Traditions, which has their origins in the ancient religions of Nubia-Kush and Khemet (Egypt). If we understand that the land of Ethioipa mentioned in the Bible was in fact Sudan, a land now occupied by Arabs, where Blacks are being treated worse than animals, we will also search and understand that the system of African Kingship of Which the Ethiopian Monarchy was part of, came from Nubia (Ta-Seti) before it was carried on to Egypt and then copied by the Jews, who during the 900's B.C., elected their first king.

RETURNING TO THE ROOTS OF Rastafari

In order to understand the very ancient roots of Rastafari, one has to look at two main groups of Africans whose origins come from ANCIENT EGYPT. One group is the Massai of East Africa who some say are remnants of the "Matoi" or warrior class of ancient Egypt and Nubia-Kush. Rastafari or a similar system of beliefs (without the Abbysinian aspect (modern Ethiopia) also come from the Priestly traditions of ancient Egypt and Nubia-Kush. When we speak of Nyabingi, we are referring to these two aspects of the African warrior/priest tradition. That is the tradition that the Ethiopian warrior/priest societies as well as the ancient Black Jews followed. Rastafari introduced in Jamaica included other elements, such as the recognition of Emperor Haile Salessi's importance in that religion. Yet, we must see Rastafari before Selessi in order to understand it fully.

WHY A REFORMATION IS NEEDED IN Rastafari

Rastafarians and Black people as well as others who believe in Rastafari must work to return the idea of spiritual and social development into the Rastafarian faith. If we return to the origins of Rastafari as extentions of the ancient Egyptian and Nubian traditions of the trained priest and warrior, we would work to bring about a new attitude among Rastafarians, that has always been in the movement, but has been restricted in many cases to music.

RASTARARIANS AND THE ANCIENT TRADITION OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATION

One of the greatest aspects of African civilization has been education. The Rastafarian and Coptic as well as the Beta Isreal Jews of Ethiopia have and still have as part of their culture the highest regard for education, science, technoology and religion. To the ancients, these were manifestations of the greatness of God and not separable as in European Christianity. Hence, like he Sikhs of India, Rastafarians should introduce the education mentality. It should be ingrained in Rastafarians as well as Blacks worldwide. The Rastafarians, Black Jews, Coptics, Niyabingi Warriors and even the ancient Workers Guild System of West Africa placed a high priority on education and the gaining of knowledge. ONE OF THE ASPECTS OF RASTAFARIAN REFORMATION SHOULD BE TO DOMINATE AND ACHIEVE AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF EDUCATION.

ECONOMICS, AGRICULTURE AND SCIENCE ARE PART OF RASTAFARIANS' ANCIENT HISTORY AND CULTURE

There should also be a move to develop strong economies among the world Rastafarian community in the fields of agriculture, science and the arts/literature. This is already taking place and more should occur (see "Black Education," http://community.webtv.net/paulnubiaempire. Not only should Rastafarians be artists, musicians and entertainers but there should be a move to prepare and encourage Rastafarians to enter into the sciences, technologies agriculture, commerce and other areas of advancement, just as India's Sikhs, Nigerias Yorubas (who are also African Spiritualists) and some of the the worlds most effective businessmen and women.

THE DEVELOPMENT OF Rastafari SPIRITUALISM AND MYSTICISM

The Rastafarian community worldwide should also develop the deeply spiritual and mystic aspects of Rastafari. These aspects include meditation and developing the power of the mind beyond anything understandable today. One important part of African religion is the fact that there is a belief that we are in FACT PEOPLE OF GOD AND CONTAIN THE POWERS OF THE GODHEAD WITHIN US.

MAKING CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR SOCIETIES

Rastafarians must be very strong and dedicated to the improvement of the lives of people whether they are Rastafarians or not. As mentioned before, the push to achieve to succeed and to become professional who can make a difference (as many Indian Sikhs and Nigerian Spiritualists are doing ), will help to improve the image of Rastafarians on a worldwide scale. Such a move will also change the negative mentalities of many who will quickly accept WESTERN RELIGIONS THAT CLASSIFY BLACKS AS BEING LESS OR BEING "CURSED" (IE THE "CURSE OF HAM" MYTH), or religions that insult or place Blacks in a Caste-racist situation, or classify Blacks as "infidels" and commit genocide against them. Yet, they will sneer and turn their noses at the Spiritualist African religions that contributed to our survival or look down their noses at Rastafarians. We may not care what others think, but we should still work to improve our lives and contribute to this earth.

THE PROPER USE AND ACCUMULATION OF WEALTH BY RASTAFARIANS

One of the greatest problems we Blacks face worldwide is the FALSE BELIEF THAT GOD WANTS BLACK PEOPLE TO BE POOR, because we will be rich and better off in heaven. Well, we should not continue believing in this myth. If that was the case, the Isrealites, the Jews, the various religions on the planet would not work to improve their economic conditions. The only way Jews, Catholics, Protestants an other religions can help the poor and help improve the society is if and when they work to build their own wealth and economy.

RASTAFARIANS SHOULD BELIEVE IN THE CREATION OF WEALTH TO HELP MAKE CONTRIBUTIONS AND HELP THOSE WHO ARE POOR.

In retrospect, religion is the mirror to the soul. We must never discard religions that our ancestors introduced from Africa or we reintroduced in the world. We should work to reform and improve what needs to be improved and build our faith and belief to a strong level that helps us gain true salvation and a good life while we are living on this earth. The improvement of Black religions is very important to our improvement as a race and people (see the great work, "Susu and Susunomics: The Theory and Practice of Pan-African Trade, Commerce, Money and Wealth," published by IUniverse, Inc., 910 East Hamilton Avenue;Suite 100, Campbell, California, 95008 U.S.A www.iuniverse.com This is a very important blueprint for economic development. Every household, every government economic and cultural ministry should have a copy and examine the economic ideas. This book has helped to bring about change in a numnber of communities including being read by members of the Black Dalit community of India and various Black community leaders, individuals and economists in the U.S., Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and elsewhere communities.

See also the great works, "Susu Economics: The History of Pan-African Trade, Commerce, Money and Wealth," pub. by 1stBooks Library, 2959 Vernal Pike, Bloomington, Indiana 47404 U.S.A phone: 1(812) 339-8640 email; 1stbooks@1stbooks.com site; www.1stbooks.com A preview of this and other works at www.barnesandnoble.com

A most important work, "A History of the African-Olmecs: Black Civilizations of America from Prehistoric Times to the Present Era," pub. by www.1stbooks.com The most hidden aspect of Black history is the fact that great Black civilizations existed in the Americas before Columbus and there was a worldwide network of trade and commerce between the Old World and New World for thousands of years.

Paul Barton
Nubianem3@webtv.net
http://community.webtv.net/paulnubiaempire
www.westpapua.net (The racial genocide against Blacks in West Papua and Melanesia).


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Post by: Ras Peter on May 05, 2007, 06:31:52 PM
Greetings Ras Chucky

Thanks for these links Bredren.

Ras Pete
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Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on May 05, 2007, 06:34:55 PM
JAH BLESS

http://www.rastafarispeaks.com/articles/history.html


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Post by: jah_2_love on May 07, 2007, 01:02:03 AM
Greetings in the name of The Most High Jah Rastafari

Ras Chucky it has been a blessing to be able to study these excellent additions the I makes to the Rasta School regular.  Can InI just say thanks to the I for taking the time here.

Jah_2_Love
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Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on May 08, 2007, 07:58:29 PM
BLESSINGS EMPRESS

Its not I alone but much thanks

Blessup
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Post by: sistahvee on May 08, 2007, 10:44:31 PM
Bless Up Ras Chucky

Ahh..Not the I alone InI know.   

But when InI came up with this Icept of Rasta School, Ras Matthew  was on his own with InI his only guide.  Then InI approached the I and together with a few others, you have assisted him GREATLY..  Ras Matthew is quite deligent also, but remembering he is yet a youth and still learning he depends on us elders to assist and Guide ... However the I is an excellent example of HUMBLE.

Nuff Love

Sistah Vee
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Post by: mirat on May 09, 2007, 01:12:49 AM
tanx making dis thread far...

InI really having great time on dis..
bless Ras Chucky,sistahvee,Ras matthew..

I-man learning to gain more knowledge...

LOVE 2 ALL!
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Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on May 12, 2007, 07:33:00 PM
HAILE BLESS

Blessup..I man will add another site for the I them


check the link for more
http://groups.msn.com/TwelveTribesLiveUp/historypt2.msnw

THE KING'S VISIT
On April 21st, 1966, the Emperor came to Jamaica. He first visited Trinidad &  Tobago, then Jamaica. This was a joyous day for all Rastafarians who love the King. They traveled from all over the island, to welcome the Lion of Ethiopia. It was a very stormy day before his arrival. Certain Rastas quoted Psalms 18," He bowed the Heavens and darkness was under His Feet." To some, Haile Selassie actually brought the storm, & therefore he is truly the Almighty. Before the plane arrived, they declared that the rain would stop & it did. Ones even saw seven  white birds coming from the sky, & flying on the ground. The Ethiopian Airliner landed, & the Emperor came out. For the first time in his life, he saw people praising him as if he was the Most High. It is said, that he went back into the plane, & refused to come out.   
 When he finally stepped out,  tears came from his eyes. His Majesty uttered to the Rastas, " Holy Priests & Warriors are the Rastafari. Be still & know that I am He. " The Elect of Yah is here. His Majesty met the Jamaican delegates, while the people anxiously glimpsed the Lion of Judah. Let it be known though, that not all Rastas saw His Majesty as the Supreme Being. There were ones who only honored the King, not praised Him.  His Majesty drove with the officials, on his way to King's House. Some rode their bikes, & others ran just to see the Emperor. The King also came with his family on this Jamaican visit. Haile Selassie I, honored Marcus Garvey, & Jamaica's  patriots along the way.  At King's House, His Majesty was introduced to Prime Minister Hugh Bustamente, & his wife. He also met some Rastafarians, & gave them gold medals as gifts. At one of the conferences, he replied that Jamaicans & Ethiopians, are a family. jamaica   
 
His Majesty also taught Jamaicans about African History. He told the Rastas that Education must be their key.  While in Jamaica, he was honored with U.W.I's  (University of the West Indies) Doctrate of Law, & rumoured to be the King of Jamaica? This would have made the Rastas happy of course.  He also commented that Jamaicans are hard working people, & will help out in anyway he can. His Majesty listened to Jamaican, & Rastafarian music on his tour. Rastafarians played African drums for His Majesty & he loved it! For three days, He travelled from Kingston to Montego Bay. At Montego Bay Airport, His Majesty said farewell to Jamaica, & flew onward to Ethiopia. With the Emperor's visit, many Jamaicans were amazed that he actually allowed Rastafarians to see him. However, the Emperor told them, " Who am I to deny their Faith?" His Majesty really appreciates & loves Rastas, but some tried to prevent that. Rastafarians also say to those critics, " Who are you to criticise our Faith, without even knowing I n I? " Rastafari will always love H.I.M. with their hearts & souls.


       MANY MANSIONS, ONE RASTAFARI HOUSE
"Build mansions, and dwell in them; "(Jer 29:5) Certain groups rose up in the Movement, since His Majesty's Jamaican visit, & even earlier. Such as the  Nyabinghi Order, Ethiopia Africa Black International Congress, The Twelve Tribes of Israel, Orthodox Rastafari, etc. etc. The Nyabinghi is the Ancient House in Rastafari, the Order, which influenced the other Rastafari mansions. All mansions praise the Most High, through African Hebraic spiritual rhythms,(drums, shakers, and tamborines)  which is traditional. Here are photos of the early Rastafari mansions. Nyabinghi  BoboShanti  12 Tribes Each house have their own views on who the Emperor is to them. Some exalt His Majesty as the Most High, or  the Messiah. While others see H.I.M. as Israel's King. However, Rastafari accepts the Divinity of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I, which is one of the foundational teachmants.  The works must be accomplished by all Rastafarians in the Movement. One House of Rastafari.  Rastafari needs to take heed to the Emperor's words, " Organise & Centralise, before coming to Ethiopia "

Posted on: May 09, 2007, 04:25:03 am



CAN'T FOOL RASTA, FARI TROD ON
Rastafarians heard that His Imperial Majesty was deposed by the Dergue in 1974. Then a year later the media broadcasted the Emperor's passing & burial in an unmarked grave by Mengistu's regime. However, Rastas disbelieved them. Even when they asumed they found H.I.M. remains in 1992, Rastafari chanted " Bone Lies!! " The fact is the King is physically with us anymore. But these bones were  never diagnostically proven to be his, it is nothing but a fabricated lie. However, on November 5th, 2000, a fake funeral was still held for Emperor Haile Selassie I.  This is nothing but a conspiracy by the Ethiopian Government and also the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in denying the King's divinity recognized by the Rastafari Community. But no matter what they try to do, Rastafarians will always love the King & never forget H.I.M. The spirit of Ras Tafari lives on within the Movement.   
 
It is now time for Rastafari's oneness, & the goal for Africa's redemption/ Repatriation. Babylon is trying to divide Rastafari, but that will be prevented from ever happening. Binghi, Bobo, Twelve Tribes, E.W.F, etc, must unite now. Rastafarians are all of one calling, Rastafari. So the Rastafari Community must put aside their differences, & labor together, there are plenty of works to be done. Fari have to fed the hungry, clothe the naked, nourish the sick, protect the  elderly, and care for the infants! " Babylon is falling & Ethiopia she is calling. Falling, Falling, Babylon is falling. Calling, calling, Ethiopia she is calling. (Bro. Sydney Salmon Reuben)" Rastafarians are repatriating to the land of Ethiopia and the whole African continent, & will reside there until the New Jerusalem is established by Shiloh(He whose right it is). We will praise the Most High together in Zion as Israelites, singing the same song, exalting the King of all kings. Til Shiloh Fari will chant Ras Tafari's name. (Ras Rootka Zebulun's thoughts). 
 

Posted on: May 09, 2007, 04:26:47 am
http://groups.msn.com/TwelveTribesLiveUp/sonsofnoah.msnw

Greetings in the Name of the Most High! The world should focus on love, but because of hate, this place is corrupt & pitiful. Still, we can make a better change now, by learning about Noah's three sons, where all human beings are traced from biblically. Shem, Cham, and Yephet were united as brothers, & so can the world be! Let us read from the Bible.
 
Genesis 10:1
Now these are the generations of the sons of Noach, Shem, Cham, & Yephet: and unto them were sons born after the flood.
 
SONS OF SHEM
Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Yepheth the elder, even to him were children born. The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram. And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash. And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber. And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's name was Yoqtan. And Yoqtan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazar-maveth, and Yerah, And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah, And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba, And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Yoqtan. And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar a mount of the east. These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations.  (21-31)
 
Shem's children also populated Africa, mainly Northeast Africa, & Asia. His  seed even migrated to the Caribbean/Pacific Islands.     
 
SONS OF HAM
And the sons of Cham; Cush, and Mitsrayim, and Phut, and Kana'an. And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtecha: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan. And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before YAH: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before YAH. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah, And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city. And Mitsrayim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim, And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came Philistim,) and Caphtorim. And Kaanan begat Sidon his firstborn, and Heth, And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite, And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite, And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the Kaanites spread abroad. And the border of the Kaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest, unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha. These are the sons of Cham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations. (6-20) Check this pic of  Noah, Ham, & his four sons. Ham
 
We even read from Genesis, that Kana'an(Canaan) was cursed by Noach because Cham saw his nudity.  "And Noach began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard: And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.  And Cham, the father of Kana'an, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without. And Shem and Yephet took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness. And Noach awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him. And he said, Cursed be Kana'an; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. And he said, Blessed be Yahwah Elohiym of Shem; and Kana'an shall be his servant. Yah shall enlarge Yephet, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Kana'an shall be his servant. (Genesis 9: 21-27)
 
Some assume that the slave trade on African Edenites by Europeans, is the curse.  This is a totally erroneous, & supremist teaching. Noah only spoke against Ham's son, Canaan, not every Hamites. It is believed that Ham slept with Noah's wife and cause the curse on Canaan, Noah's grandson. The Kana'aniy did become servants unto Shem, & Yephet, through laboring, & paying homage to them like Noach prophecied. Cham's seed lived in northeast Africa, but later on migrated to the whole African continent.     
 
SONS OF JAPHETH
The sons of Yepheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Yavan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tirac. And the sons of Gomer; Ashkanaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah. And the sons of Yavan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim. By these were the isles of Gowy divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.( 2-5)
 
Yephet like his family was dark skinned. But his Yephetic generation turned out pale skinned unlike Shem and Cham's dark skinned progeny. Most people believe this occured because of their cold climatic migration, & and others say its from leprosy. Whatever the case maybe, Europeans are classified as being His  children, but not all Japhites were white though. There were still some who remained in the warmer regions being dark skinned. The Isles of Gentiles (the Mediterranean) also consist of these numerous dark skinned Gentiles. Shemites  seperated from Yephet's seed, & saw them as Gentiles(heathens), only because they didn't follow Yisra'el customs. "When the most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of 'Ahdawm, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Yisra'el.(Dueteronomy 32: 8) 
 


These are the families of the sons of Noach, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood. (Gen 10:31)
 
The Creator did divide the nations into three places, Africa, Asia, & Europe. Before the seven continents, these were the only territories that were populated by the people then.  New Jerusalem is where Yisrael and the great multitude will be gathered at in the Kingdom. The Bible show us all of YHWH's Children, Ham, Shem, & Japheth. Black, Brown, & White. Who came from Africa, Asia, & Europe when Noah's sons seperated from each other after the Great Flood. These three families should be unifying now. Racism must end, & we must move in One Love & Harmony! Because we all came from One Abba, YHWH! Acts 17:26 shows us this, "And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation. " What does one blood mean to you? Doesn't that sound like racial unity? It sure does and it is a must!
 
ANCIENT ISRAEL
We must realise that Yisra'el, can be seen as Black people today, the Bible show us this. Lamentations 4 & 5, reveals an Edenic similarity.  Yirmiyah 14, mentions  how dark the Tribe of Yahuwdah is. In Songs of Solomon 1, King Shelomoh(Solomon) is described as being Black & comely. Job 30 also says the same thing. Even Simeon in Acts 13, is called Niger. Niger is an African country  populated by Black People. Shaul or Paul was described as a Mitsrayim(Egyptian) in Acts 21. There is no doubt that Israel didn't originate from Edenic people. Obviously, Yisra'el came from Shem but some had Hamitic  relationships, not just Shem only, they were dark. We can surely say that some of us are from these Israelites of non European ancestry. Being an Israelite is also through the Hebrew Messianic Faith not just culturally alone.
 
Like the Bible says," Aren't we sons & daughters of the Most High? Did not One Yah create us all?" So how can ones use racism, & white supremacy? Satan is trying to divide the human race. As an Yisraelite, I will keep showing my love to everyone, not hate. We must rid ourselves of these white supremist teachings  that has destroyed Shem, Ham, & Japheth. Once we can do this, then the world will be a better place. I really pray for this to happen! I couldn't discriminate  against anyone's race, color, class, or creed.  You must practice what you preach. Follow these words & preach it to your brothers & sisters. The reggae legend, Bob Marley, said," The Black man has the gift of Knowledge, the Brown man has the wealth, & the White man has the gift of technology." We did receive gifts from YHWH & are brothers indeed! So we shouldn't fight one another because of different lifestyle, religion, or creed. Everyone needs to know Edenite History, to learn who Israel really are!  Love & Unity to Shem, Cham & Yepheth.   
 

Posted on: May 09, 2007, 04:35:17 am
http://www.earthcultureroots.com/rastafarism.html

The aim and "why" of Rastafarian faith

We must look to the almighty Jah, thank God who has raised man above all creatures and endowed him with reason and intelligence.
We must at all times put our trust and faith in Him and he will not desert us or permit us to destroy ourselves or humanity that He created in His image. We must examine ourselves and look deeply in our souls. We must become something we have never been before. We must become bigger that we have been, greater in spirit, more courageous, and larger in our outlook.
As His majesty said, we must overcome our petty prejudices, even if the weight of history is heavy, owing our ultimate dedication or allegiance not to any nation or country, but to our fellow men within the human community and become member of a new race, the true race: the human race.

What is Rastafari

Rastafari is a movement of black people who know Africa is the birthplace of mankind, all mankind. It is a twentieth century manifestation of God that enlightened our pathway towards righteousness and is therefore worthy of reverence.
Rastafari recognizes Africa as the central origin of religious history, culture, science and technology. Africa, symbolized in the scriptures by Ethiopia (I-thiopia) is an emotional magnet for many Africans, that is calling us home to the continent which our ancestors were taken by force from more than three hundred years ago, during slavery, the black holocaust.
That call has never been felt more deeply than by members of the Rastafari faith. Rastafari wants all people, especially black people, to know that we are Africans and to develop a sense of pride and integrity in ourselves, knowing that our heritage is of the noblest of mankind and that we are in fear of no man.
All people, especially Black people, are Africans and Africa is the birthplace of mankind. We must re-culture ourselves so we can have a sense of pride, in the turning from Occidental culture, and taking into ourselves the power of our African culture, which has been hidden from us for so long. As it is written, Africa awaits the creator and Rastafari.
See I and I selves as positive warriors in the battle for redemption and reconstruction of our mother continent. See I and I selves as Jah masons, who build and don't destroy like Babylon do..
To accomplish this, we cannot confront the occident with there armonition to win, our only hope is for us to use the mental power of our African culture to unite ourselves and overwhelm the negative aspects of Occidental culture where ever it impedes our progress and enlightenment. It doesn't mean that europeans or whites or any color are bad, as we are all Jah creatures, but people shall know that Babylon is going wrong and will deceive them.
Creating divisions, ie among races, is the rule of Babylon. So racism has nothing to do with Rastafari. "United we stand, divided we fall".

History and prophecy

The birth of the movement of Rastafari can be officially fixed in Ethiopia during the coronation of the prince Ras Tafari Makonnen (Haile Selassie) on November 2, 1930. This was no ordinary event in Jamaica because a year earlier Marcus Mossiah Garvey had a prophetic vision, seeing a king be crowned in Africa.
After the coronation of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I (Power of the Trinity), several individuals searched the Bible for confirmation and found it in the Psalms: "A Prince shall come out of Egypt, and Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hand unto Jah". The prophecy was fullfilled and these people were the first Rastafarians.
Apart from carrying the legal title "King of Kings, Lord of Lords, conquering Lion of the tribe of Judah" that is written in Revelations, Haile Selassie is the 225th descendant of King Salomon, son of David, and the Queen of Sheba.

Many times people have asked what proof does Rastafarians have to point to Haile Selassie as our Savior. Look at Revelations 5 verse 5, Revelations 19 verse 16, Revelations 22 verse 16 and Psalms 87:4, Ezekiel 30, Epistle to Timothy, Revelation 19, 22, Psalms 9,18, 68, 76,and Isaiah 9.
When HIM returned from exile, in 1941, further proof was found in Revelations17:14. It is written that “ They shall make war with the lamb, and the lamb shall overcome them, for he is Lord of Lords and King of Kings and they that are with HIM are called and chosen and faithful”. So the Rastafarians of Jamaica must always be honored and praised as the vanguard of African resistance movement from which we must be entirely and eternally grateful.

The early Rastas come from the worst possible slum which no one could ever imagine were often beaten, harassed, and imprisoned. The movement went through a relatively peaceful time maybe during the 1930’s or 40’s. But in the 1950’s and towards the ’70s the movement faced continuous and increased prosecution and harassment from the middle and upper class of Jamaica society and was regarded as an outcast. They in turn regard the society as Babylon, which is evil. It is the oppressor and not their home, but a place where they were captive,and until they return to Africa there will be no peace. They were also discriminated against by fellow Jamaicans and constantly arassed by the police and attacked by the media. The movement at this time was also growing in small numbers across the Caribbean, U.S. and especially in England. The Black Power Protest in the U.S.A. in the 1960’s also strengthened the movement. Because of it’s dynamic nature of the movement the belief and the language vary from group to group and from area to area. By the mid1970’s however, the movement took a dramatic turn with the rise of reggae and his most famous representative Bob Marley

Nowadays, many people accept Rastafari, but some are afraid to really project it in their own way because of what society teaches. And some of them through struggles allow themselves to become what they are.

The Rasta worship and Symbols

Like any spirituality, Rasta has its own traditions and symbols:

Dreadlocks: they have several meanings. First, they are a part of the biblical Nazarene vow, who prohibits to shave and comb the hair. (But it is not the dreadlocks who makes someone a rastaman, and some Rastas don't wear dreadlocks).
The locks, because of their appearance, symbolizes the roots of the man, and his spirituality, the link with Jah. As Marcus Garvey said, "a man without knowing of his past is like a tree without roots". They can also be seen as a symbol of the Lion, Haile Selassie I.

The Ganja, "healing of the nations', also known as hemp, cannabis, or marijuana, is used as a holy sacrament by Rastas in many ways. The legend says that the Holy Herb was found growing on the King Solomon's grave.
Use of herb has his source in the Bible: "Thou shalt eat the herb of the field." (Genesis 3:18), "eat every herb of the land." (Exodus 10:12), "Better is a dinner of herb where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred there with." (Proverbs 15:17), "He causeth the grass for the cattle, and herb for the service of man." (Psalms 104:14)
Rastas smoke herb to meditate, symbolizing the burning bush, and for his curative properties (ie asthma). Herb can be eaten or infused. His seeds are very nutrious. Hemp is also used to make clothes, shoes and ropes.

Rasta flag: The red, yellow, green are the colors of the Rasta flag. The red symbolizes the blood of black people, the yellow the stolen gold and the green the lost lands of Africa.
The Rasta flag can also be seen during coptic celebration in the motherland Ethiopia. These colors are too on the senegalese flag, from where thousand of slaves were deported, transiting by the Goree island.

The star of David: The star of David is the symbol of the linkage between HIM Haile Selassie and David. When HIM make the Solomon seal with his hands, you can see that it looks like the star of david. Also, the Rasta consider themselves like the Israelites in exile in Babylon. The star of David is the symbol of Israel.

The Conquering Lion and the Lamb: they both symbolize HIM Haile Selassie according to the Revelations and the opening of the seven seals. They are two faces of a same reality, the Alpha and Omega.



We hope you enjoyed reading this introduction to Rastafarian faith. Email us if you have any comment or question.
With the blessings of the almighty God, true Rastafari, all will become one. Oneness through the movement. Praise to the most high, Emperor Haile Selassie, Jah Rastafari!


Posted on: May 10, 2007, 12:12:00 am
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faith


 Rastafari

Although Rastas claim not to hold belief systems, and instead claims that faith to the Rastafarians implies knowledge of the divinity of Haile Selassie, it still is a belief system not parallel with science. Their faith in Selassie as God, and as the being who is going to end their sufferings at the day of judgement when they will return to live in Africa under his rule is at the center of their lives. The dreadlocks are worn as an open declaration of faith in and loyalty towards Haile Selassie, while marijuana is seen to help cultivate a strong faith by bringing the faithful closer to God. Rastas have faith when 2 or more of them come together to discuss about their religion that Haile Selassie is with them. Selassie is seen as both God the Father, who created Heaven and earth, and as God the Son, the Reincarnation of Jesus Christ. To complete the Holy Trinity the Holy Spirit is seen as being in the believers themselves, and within all human beings. The announcement of the death of Selassie in 1975 did not disturb the faith of the Rastas, who assumed that God cannot die, and that therefore the news was false. Rastas also have a faith in physical immortality, both for Haile Selassie and for themselves.


Posted on: May 10, 2007, 12:20:06 am
The Rastafari movement or Rastafarianism is a "messianic religio-political movement" 1 that began in the Jamaican slums in the 1920s and 30s.

The most famous Rastafari is Bob Marley, whose reggae music gained the Jamaican movement international recognition.

There is significant variation within the Rastafari movement and no formal organization. Some Rastafarians see Rasta more as a way of life than a religion. But uniting the diverse movement is belief in the divinity and/or messiahship of Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I, the influence of Jamaican culture, resistance of oppression, and pride in African heritage.

The Rastafarian lifestyle usually includes ritual use of marijuana, avoidance of alcohol, the wearing of one's hair in dreadlocks, and vegetarianism.

 
Date founded:
Generally said to be November 2, 1930, the year Emperor Hailie Selassie I (1892-1975) was crowned, but based in a movement of the 1920s.
Place founded:
Jamaica
Founder:
Marcus Garvey (1887-1940), a black Jamaican who taught in the 1920s and is considered a second John the Baptist.
Adherents:
About 1 million worldwide

Followers of the Rastafari movement are known as Rastafarians, Rastafaris, Rastas, or Ras Tafarians. The movement is named for Ras Tafari Makonnen, who was crowned Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia in 1930.

Rastafaris dislike the term "Rastafarianism" because they reject the "isms and schisms" that characterize oppressive and corrupt white society. The movement is referred to as "the Rastafari movement," "Rasta," or "Rastafari."


Rastafari developed in the slums of Kingston, Jamaica, in the 1920s and 30s. In an environment of great poverty, depression, racism and class discrimination, the Rasta message of black pride, freedom from oppression, and the hope of return to the African homeland was gratefully received.


Marcus Garvey. 
The Rastafarian movement began with the teachings of Marcus Garvey (1887-1940), a black Jamaican who led a "Back to Africa" movement. He taught that Africans are the true Israelites and have been exiled to Jamaica and other parts of the world as divine punishment.

Garvey encouraged pride in being black and worked to reverse the mindset of inferiority that centuries of enslavement had ingrained on the minds of blacks. Garvey is regarded as a second John the Baptist and famously prophesied in 1927, "Look to Africa, for there a king shall be crowned."

On November 2, 1930, Ras Tafari Makonnen was crowned emperor of Ethiopia (he ruled until 1974). At his coronation he took the name Haile Selassie, meaning "Might of the Trinity."

Selassie also took the titles, "Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Elect of God and King of the Kings of Ethiopia." These titles are traditionally given to Ethiopian kings and reflect the Old Testament emphasis of Ethiopian Christianity. For Rastafarians, Selassie's coronation was a clear fulfillment of Revelation 5:5, Ezekiel 28:25, and Marcus Garvey's prophecy.

Followers of Garvey's teachings believed that Selassie is the messiah that had been predicted, and that his coronation indicated the divine punishment was completed and the return to Africa would begin. Rastafarians named their movement for Ras Tafari and regarded the emperor as the physical presence of God (Jah) on earth.

Marcus Garvey himself, however, did not think highly of Selassie. He regarded him as an incompetent leader and in collusion with white oppressors after his defeat by the Italians and acceptance of British assistance to regain his throne. In 1937, Garvey wrote an editorial entitled "The Failure of Haile Selassie as Emperor."

Haile Selassie was an Ethiopian Orthodox Christian and he explicity denied his divine status as proclaimed in Jamaica. In a radio interview with Canada's CBC news in 1967, he said, "I have heard of that idea [that I am divine]. I also met certain Rastafarians. I told them clearly that I am a man, that I am mortal, and that I will be replaced by the oncoming generation, and that they should never make a mistake in assuming or pretending that a human being is emanated from a deity." (You can listen to Selassie's interview here.) This denial has not deterred Rastafarians from believing the emperor to be divine.


Emperor Haile Selassie I on the cover of Time magazine, November 3, 1930.

 
As an emperor, Haile Selassie worked to modernize Ethiopia and to steer it into the mainstream of African politics. He brought Ethiopia into the League of Nations and the United Nations and made Addis Ababa the major center for the Organization of African Unity. Selassie was named Time magazine's Person of the Year for 1935 and was the first black person to appear on the cover in 1930. He was the only black leader recognized by the rulers of Europe. 2

The Rastafarian movement first became visible in Jamaica in the 1930s, when peaceful communities were founded in the Kingston slums. During this time the Rastafarians developed a distinctive style of language, hairstyle, art and music.

Leonard Howell emerged as an early leader of the movement. He taught six fundamental Rastafarian principles: (1) hatred for the White race; (2) the complete superiority of the Black race; (3) revenge on Whites for their wickedness; (4) the negation, persecution, and humiliation of the government and legal bodies of Jamaica; (5) preparation to go back to Africa; and (6) acknowledging Emperor Haile Selassie as the Supreme Being and only ruler of Black people. Many of these principles were subsequently abandoned as the Rastafarian movement developed.

Howell was arrested by the Jamaican government in 1933 for his loyalty to the Ethiopian emperor over King George V. This may have contributed to the decision to keep Rastafarianism leaderless and independent.

Haile Selassie met with Rasta elders in Addis Ababa in the 1950s. In 1955, he offered 500 acres of his personal land to black people wishing to return to Africa. Around 2,200 blacks, mainly Rastafarians, moved to the land (in Shashemene) during the 1960s. But poverty, a lack of acceptance by the Ethiopian population and disputes with the govenment that overthrew Selassie has caused that population to dwindle. The current population is estimated at 250. 3

A major event in Rastafarian history was Haile Selassie's visit to Jamaica on April 21, 1966. Rita Marley, Bob Marley's wife, converted to the Rastafari faith after seeing Haile Selassie; she said she saw stigmata appear on him and was instantly convinced of his divinity. Further evidence of his divinity was seen in the fact that a serious drought ended with rain upon his arrival.

He told the Rastafarians that they should not seek to immigrate to Ethiopia until they had liberated the people of Jamaica, a command that came to be known as "liberation before repatriation." As well as its profound religious significance for Rastas, the event helped to legitimize the movement. April 21 is celebrated as a Rastafarian holiday.

Selassie was deposed in 1974 in a military coup and kept under house arrest until he was apparently killed by his captors in 1975. Many Rastas believed that his death was a hoax, and that he lives on in hiding until the Day of Judgment. Others say that he lives on through individual Rastafarians.


Album cover of Catch a Fire (1973). 
One of the most important figures in the history of the Rastafari movement is the reggae artist Bob Marley (1945-81). The son of a white father and black mother, Marley lived in the Kingston slums of Jamaica. He recorded his first singles in 1962, had his first internation hit with The Wailers' album Catch A Fire in 1973. He had his first solo hit outside Jamaica with "No Woman, No Cry," in 1975.

Bob Marley became a Rastafari around 1966. He grew dreadlocks, adopted marijuana as a sacred sacrament, and is said to have begun every performance proclaiming the divinity of Jah Rastafari. His immense popularity as a musician brought both reggae and Rasta to international attention. Reggae music is intimately connected to Rastafari and its lyrics often speak of oppression, poverty, slavery, apartheid and human rights.

Marley was diagnosed with cancer in 1977 and he succumbed to the disease on May 11, 1981. Uprising (1980), Bob Marley's final studio album, is one of his most religious works, including the tracks "Redemption Song" and "Forever Loving Jah."

A few months before his death, Bob Marley was baptized into the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, a Christian faith that rejects the divinity of Haile Selassie. This has allowed both faiths to claim Marley as "their own."

Marley received a state funeral in Jamaica, which combined elements of Ethiopian Orthodoxy and Rastafari. He was buried in a crypt near his birthplace with his Gibson Les Paul guitar, a soccer ball, a cannabis bud, and a Bible.

In 1996, the Rastafari movement worldwide was given consultative status by the United Nations. Today, there are approximately 1 million Rastafarians worldwide. There are official branches in England, Canada, the Caribbean islands and America, and members in many more countries.


The sacred text of Rastafarians is the Holy Piby, the "Black Man's Bible." It was compiled by Robert Athlyi Rogers of Anguilla from 1913 to 1917 and published in 1924. 4 The Holy Piby is a version of the Christian Bible that has been altered to remove all the deliberate distortions that are believed to have been made by white leaders during its translation into English.

The Ethiopian national epic, the Kebra Negast, is also respected by Rastas, but less so than the Bible.

 

Rastafarians believe in the Judeo-Christian God, whom they call Jah. In general, Rastafarian beliefs are based in Judaism and Christianity, with an emphasis on Old Testament laws and prophecies and the Book of Revelation. Allegorical meaning is often sought in the Holy Piby.

Jah was manifested on earth as Jesus, who Rastas believe was black, and Emperor Haile Selassie. Selassie is referred to as His Imperial Majesty or H.I.M. (pronounced "him") and believed to still be alive - his death was a hoax and he lives in protection awaiting the Day of Judgment. Selassie is worshipped as divine. (Scriptural proof texts include Revelation 5:2-5, 17:14, 19:6, 22:16, Ezekiel 30, Psalm 9, 18, 68, 76, 87:4, Isaiah 9.) Rastafarians also honor Old Testament prophets like Moses and Elijah.


Posted on: May 12, 2007, 08:29:38 pm
Rastafarians do not believe in an afterlife, 5 but instead look to Africa (called "Zion") as a heaven on earth. True Rastas are believed to be immortal, both physically and spiritually, a concept called "everliving."

An important Rastafarian concept is "I and I," which is said instead of "you and I." It emphasizes the oneness between humanity and God as well as the equality of all humans.

Another central concept is Babylon, which refers to the white power structure of Europe and the Americas. Rastas seek to resist Babylon, which once cruelly enslaved blacks and still continue to hold them down through poverty, illiteracy, inequality, and trickery. The greed and conceit of Babylon is contrasted with the humble simplicity and naturalness of the Rastas.


Rastafarians are perhaps best known for their religious use of marijuana, which grows plentifully in Jamaica. Rastas know it as ganja, the holy herb, Iley or callie, and believe it was given by God. Scriptural support is found especially in Psalm 104:14: "He causeth the grass for the cattle and herb for the service of man." Other texts interpreted to refer to cannibis include Genesis 3:18, Exodus 10:12, and Proverbs 15:17. In addition to ritual use, Rastas also use marijuana for medicinal purposes, applying it to a variety of ailments including colds. 5

Marijuana is used primarily during the two main Rastafari rituals: reasonings and nyabingi. The reasoning is an informal gathering at which a small group of Rastas smoke ganja and engage in discussion. The ritual begins when one person lights the pipe, or "chalice," and recites a short prayer while all other participants bow their heads. The pipe is then passed around the circle until all of the people have smoked. The reasoning ends when the participants depart one by one.

The nyabinghi, or binghi for short, is a dance held on Rasta holidays and special occasions (see below). These dances can last for several days and bring together hundreds of Rastafarians from all over Jamaica. They camp in tents on land owned by the host Rastas. Formal dancing takes place at night in a tabernacle especially set up for the occasion. The Rastas sing and dance until the early hours of the morning. In the daytime, they "rest and reason."6

There are several Rasta holidays, most of which center around events in the life of Emperor Haile Selassie. The most important celebrations are:

November 2 - the coronation of Selassie
January 6 - ceremonial birthday of Selassie
April 21 - Selassie's visit to Jamaica
July 23 - Selassie's personal birthday
August 1 - emancipation from slavery
August 17 - Marcus Garvey's birthday

Dreadlocks. Photo by kk+. 
One of the most visible practices of Rastafarians is the wearing of one's hair in dreadlocks. Dreadlocks have several purposes and layers of meaning for Rastafarians, including:

the biblical command not to cut one's hair (Leviticus 21:5)
the appearance of the lion's mane, representing strength, Africa, Ethiopia, and the Lion of Judah
naturalness and simplicity, which are associated with Africa
the Rasta's roots in Africa
The other main Rasta symbol besides dreadlocks, are the colors of red, gold and green. Red stands for the triumphant church of the Rastas as well as the blood of the martyrs in the black struggle for liberation. Gold represents the wealth of their African homeland and green symbolizes Ethiopia's beauty and lush vegetation. Black is often also included, representing the color of the Africans. Another important symbol is the Lion of Judah, which represents Haile Selassie as the King of Kings, Africa, and strength.

The most observant Rastas follow a dietary law called Ital. Ital food is food which is completely natural (not canned and free of chemicals and preservatives) and eaten as raw as possible. Old Testament prohibitions against pork and shellfish are part of Ital; most Rastafarians are vegatarians or vegans. Coffee and milk are also rejected as unnatural.

Rastafarians reject the use of alcohol, since it is a fermented chemical that does not belong in the temple of the body and it makes a person stupid, thereby playing into the hands of white leaders. This is contrasted with the holy herb of marijuana, which is natural and believed by Rastas to open their mind and assist in reasoning.


There are three main sects or orders of Rastafari today. All agree on the basic principles of the divine status of Haile Selassie and the importance of black images of divinity. Many Rastafari do not belong to any sect and the movement as a whole is loosely defined and organized.

The Nyahbinghi Order (a.k.a. Theocratic Priesthood and Livity Order of Nyabinghi) is named for Queen Nyahbinghi of Uganda, who fought against colonialists in the 19th century. This is the oldest of the orders and it focuses mainly on Haile Selassie, Ethiopia, and the eventual return to Africa. It is overseen by an Assembly of Elders.

 
Bobo Shanti was founded by Prince Emanuel Charles Edwards in Jamaica in the 1950s. "Bobo" means black and "Shanti" refers to the Ashanti tribe in Ghana, from which this sect believes Jamaican slaves are descended. Members of Bobo Shanti are also known as Bobo Dreads.

In belief, Bobo Dreads are distinguished by their worship of Prince Emmanuel (in addition to Haile Selassie) as a reincarnation of Christ and embodiment of Jah; their emphasis on the return to Africa ("repatriation"); and their demands for monetary reimbursement for slavery.

Members of the Bobo Shanti order wear long robes and tightly wrapped turbans around their dreads. They adhere closely to the Jewish Law, including the observance of the Sabbath from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday and hygeine laws for menstruating women. They live separately from Jamaican society and other Rastafarians, growing their own produce and selling straw hats and brooms. They often carry brooms with them to symbolize their cleanliness.

The Twelve Tribes of Israel sect was founded in 1968 by Dr. Vernon "Prophet Gad" Carrington. It is the most liberal of the Rastafarian orders and members are free to worship in a church of their choosing. Each member of this sect belongs to one of the 12 Tribes (or Houses), which is determined by birth month and is represented by a color. 7


"Rastafarians." Oxford Concise Dictionary of World Religions
"Haile Selassie." Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service (accessed August 2006).
"About H.I.M. Haile Selassie." Jamaicans.com
"The Holy Piby: The holy text of the Rastafari" - BobMarley.com
"Rasta's Symbolism" - The Afrocentric Experience
B. Chevannes, Rastafari and Other African-Caribbean Worldviews (Rutgers University Press, 1998), 17-18.
"The Rastafarian Orders/Sects." Jamaicans.com

Rastafari - The Afrocentric Experience
Marcus Garvey Official Site
Bob Marley Official Site
Jamaicans.com: Rastafari - numerous articles on Rastfari
"Marcus Garvey: Look for Me in the Whirlwind" - PBS American Experience
"Rastafarianism" - Religious Movements Homepage (University of Virginia student project, 2000)
Rick Branch, "Rastafarianism" - The Watchman Expositor
"Bob Marley" - Words of Wisdom - collection of biblical quotes in Bob Marley lyrics

Leonard E. Barrett, Sr., The Rastafarians: Sounds of Cultural Dissonance (Boston: Beacon Press, 1988).
Leonard E. Barrett, Sr., The Rastafarians: The Dreadlocks of Jamaica (Kingston: Sangster's Book Stores, 1977).
E. Cashmore, The Rastafarians (London: Minority Rights Group, 1984).
E. Cashmore, Rastaman: The Rastafarian Movement in England (London: G. Allen and Unwin, 1979).
B. Chevannes, Rastafari and Other African-Caribbean Worldviews (New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1998).
B. Chevannes, Rastafari: Roots and Ideology (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1994).
P. Clark, Black Paradise: The Rastafarian Movement (San Bernadino: Borgo Press, 1994).
G. Hausman, The Kebra Negast: The Book of Rastafarian Wisdom and Faith From Ethiopia and Jamaica (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997).
Kelleyana Junique, Rastafari? Rasta for You: Rastafarianism Explained (Athena Press Pub, 2004).
W. Lewis, Soul Rebels: The Rastafari (Illinois: Waveland Press, 1997).
J. Melton, Encyclopedia of American Religions, 5th Edition (Detroit: Gale Research. 1996).
I. Morrish, Obeah, Christ, and Rastaman: Jamaica and its Religion (Cambridge: James Clarke & Co., 1982).
Nathaniel Samuel Murrell, ed., Chanting Down Babylon: The Rastafari Reader (Temple University Press, 1998).
J. Owens, Dread: The Rastafarians of Jamaica (London: Heinemann Press, 1979).
R. Ringenberg, Rastafarianism, an Expanding Jamaican Cult (Jamaica: Jamaica Theological Seminary, 1978).
W. Spencer, Dread Jesus (London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1999).

Posted on: May 12, 2007, 08:30:07 pm
all from this website...Ones can read all they can read but self knowledge is up to each one

http://www.religionfacts.com/a-z-religion-index/rastafarianism.htm
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: sistahvee on May 12, 2007, 07:44:25 PM
Bless Up Ras Chucky

JahJah Bless and Keep the I, May He cause His face to Shine on the I and Keep the I always. 

Nuff Love

Sistah Vee
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on May 12, 2007, 07:51:23 PM
Blessup sistren

Notice how many keep on using this fake interview to attack us and when Garvey made the comment that he was disappointed and call the KING a coward but didnt take into consideration that the KING was on the battlefield when he didnt have to be

"I have heard of that idea [that I am divine]. I also met certain Rastafarians. I told them clearly that I am a man, that I am mortal, and that I will be replaced by the oncoming generation, and that they should never make a mistake in assuming or pretending that a human being is emanated from a deity." (You can listen to Selassie's interview here.) This denial has not deterred Rastafarians from believing the emperor to be divine.



Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Ras Peter on May 12, 2007, 07:59:33 PM
Greetings Ras Chucky

Many do use that interview for the purpose the I states.  Thing is Iyah, when they want to fit into the lifestyle they take the credit of H.I.M.'s Divinity.  When it suits their purpose or opposes what they are saying at the moment they use it as a negative.

Iman want to say Bless Up and thank you again for another chapter of excellent teachings at this awesome Rasta School here.  Iman never tire of seeing and learning what he I has added and save and share much of what Iman get here with others in Jamaica who are not priviledged to have computers and the access to education and information as we are priviledged to have.  Would like to encourage others who know Family and others overseas to Copy and send them some of the teachings and information that we get freely here.  It's amazing how much the information is appreciated by those who cannot access it.  Share it and pass it on as Ras Chucky does here on a regular.

Ras Pete
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on May 15, 2007, 08:06:18 PM
HAILE BLESS RAS PETER

In vain Idren



In 1888 Italy was defeated by Menelik II so Italy's power was reduced in the east and ROME became an Independent state but remained as brother to Italy...This is why Mossulini was so hell bent on Attacking Ethiopia in 1935 when Ethiopia was even a member of the League of Nations and without any valid reason.....When the League went under pressure for the Illegal gas Mossulini used in the war....When they decided to take actions for ir because of the pressure Mossulini Retired Italy from the League of Nations and joined with Hitler and world war II was born...Before that H.I.M adressed the League about what happened and they did nothing...H.I.M told them " God and History will remember your judgement...The Facist Ruthlessness that engolfed me shall one day engolf you"...The covenant of the League was broken because none of the memebers of the league were suppossed to attack another..If there was conflict the other nations were suppossed to settle it peacefully..which none even attempted when Mossulini invaded....H.I.M already broke the seven seals to get Abyssinia (Ethiopia) into the league of Nations as it was first form as a UNITY between the European countries...52 nations formed the League in 1919 but 7 of them had control as they were the most powerful...It was actually 10 before the league was formed but 3 lost their power leaving seven.. The Seven Nations had arguements over their share of Africa and in 1884 a conference was held and Africa was devided between England,Belgium,France,Germany,Portugal,Spain and Italy...So the seven great horns rose out of the Gentile Nations...(this was during the time of coloniansm)....In 1923 H.I.M received the title of "COUNCELLOR" for getting Abyssinia into the League of Nations which was something impossible for an African NATION to do as the League was setup for European Nations and security for the members...Which security was on vacation or something when Mossulini decided to attack a member of the League as no one did anything to try to stop the unneccessary attack on a weak poor Nation who did nothing to warrant an attack.

JAH BLESS
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: phoenixtears43 on May 15, 2007, 11:05:06 PM
Bless Up Ras Chucky

Ahh..Not the I alone InI know.   

But when InI came up with this Icept of Rasta School, Ras Matthew  was on his own with InI his only guide.  Then InI approached the I and together with a few others, you have assisted him GREATLY..  Ras Matthew is quite deligent also, but remembering he is yet a youth and still learning he depends on us elders to assist and Guide ... However the I is an excellent example of HUMBLE.

Nuff Love

Sistah Vee
So very true.  Thank you both, Iman give many thanks and much Raspect to the both of the Is. 

Jah bless
Posted on: May 15, 2007, 11:26:59 pm
And Ras Chucky, that last long post the I made was a WONDERFUL read.  Thanks for that :)

Jah bless
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on May 16, 2007, 05:23:35 PM
BLESS IDREN
Posted on: May 16, 2007, 05:36:30 pm
GREETINGS

I am not a BOBO but I'll post this for ones who want to know about BOBOSHANTI

http://www.geocities.com/joshua_tt/thefaith.html

The Belief consists of the Trinity, the perfect Trinity of King, Prophet & Priest. The King being Haile Selassie, The Prophet being Marcus Garvey, The Priest being Emmanuel Edwards. They are all 3 different persons, but at the same time share the same spirit, this is what brings them together as one in the trinity. This is why when we pray, we pray to all by ending it in "Holy Emmanuel I, Selassie I, Jah Rastafari I." or "Holy Marcus I, Selassie I, Jah Rastafari I." The "I" is their to show that Emmanuel is Selassie, that Marcus is Selassie, but this is only through the spirit.

Each of these persons has their significance, no man or woman can compare with the Lord, God, for He is above and greater than everything you can see or touch. Haile Selassie I is this one, Haile Selassie is Almighty Jahovah God Jah Rastafari, the Great and Dreadful God. Priest Emmanuel is the Black Christ in Flesh, if you read the front page you would see that Christ himself said that the one who sent him is Greater than him. Christ is our savior and the world should know that through him we can see the Father through his saving grace and salvation. Marcus Garvey is John the Baptist, if you read your scriptures you would see that men wanted to praise him because they thought he was the Christ "Savior" but couldn't be cause the Christ was only to come, Marcus Garvey is our prophet, the one with the vision or redemption the end of days. But you must always know that they are all the same in spirit.

BLESS
Posted on: May 16, 2007, 06:04:44 pm
The Boboshanti Tabernacle (Church) in Trinidad is located in St.Joseph, Wharf Trace. Anyone is welcome to the Tabernacle once you are willing to abide by their rules and order, for instance if an Empress would like to come to the camp she would have to be clean to enter, meaning she must be clean for 7 days after her menstrual flow, if she was to come into contact or near to someone else she would make them unclean. Most of the laws concerning the Tabernacle are found in the bible in the book of Leviticus. Also when you come to the camp you can't wear white over black or have your hair in a rubber band or anything like that.

When one enters the camp he or she must face East and say a pray out loud, all Boboshanti pray towards the East at 6am in the morning, 12 in the afternoon and at 6 again in the evening everyday. At the tabernacle the praying starts 30mins earlier since it includes drumming and chanting, you cannot enter into the tabernacle without removing all material things from your pockets, like money, jewelry, etc. The tabernacle is situated within a camp, which houses Bredrens & Sistrens, their is also a kitchen and an eating shed. The camp is situated further away from the tabernacle and the house in which the Empress live is separated from where the Kings live. This is so because of the Empress menstrual flow. On the camp food is prepared everyday to feed those living on the camp and those visiting, everything on the camp is free. Their is also the making, preparing and distribution of peanuts which are sent out with Bredrens from the camp for sale, this is one of the sources of income for the camp, another source is selling pendants, badges, necklaces things like that the profit made on it is split up and the Bredrens are paid equally and rightfully.

The Sabbath is on Saturdays but starts on Friday 6pm and ends on Saturday 6pm, the reason it starts from Friday is because you have to prepare yourself spiritually for it and also because we follow Ethiopian calendars which says the Sabbath is on Saturdays. During the Sabbath no work is to be done or money to be spent. On a first Sabbath all Boboshanti fast from 12am Saturday till 6pm Saturday, the first Sabbath is the first Sabbath of each month. When we fast we fast from eating or drinking even though you can break the Sabbath at 12 midday drink some water say a prayer and then start back fasting. We don't go out on any Sabbath or use any material things like the radio or car, this is because we cannot let anything break our meditation we must keep the Sabbath Holy, NO work a day of rest and Prayer.

On a Sabbath we dress in all white, from our turban to robe. The turban and robe also comes from the old testament, the Boboshanti order is an order of Priesthood and this is how it was in the old testament, the Priests wore turbans and robes, most Boboshanti only wear the robe or all white clothes on the Sabbath, if someone was new and was learning about the culture for him to earn his turban and become part of the church, he/she would have to show the Priests that he/she has gained the respect and honour, the understanding, knowledge and wisdom of the Boboshanti culture so that he/she would be granted to wear the turban. Empresses don't wear turbans though, they wear a long scarf over their locks to cover them from the public. To become a Priest in the church you have to prove to the High Priests that you are dedicated to the church and are willing to serve the church forever, if you are not a Priest you are a Prophet, the difference is that, the Priest carry out the duties around the altar, and the prays at the time, the Prophets are the ones who would reason and talk with you, the Priest also does this, you can become a Priest anytime once you can dedicate yourself to the church.

On celebrations, we do not fast, but celebrate in the name of God, Haile Selassie I, Jah Rastafari.

Celebrations : January 7th - Christmas Day

                      July 23rd - Haile Selassie Earth Day

                      November 25th - Coronation of King Selassie (Dress in gold robe and turban)

                      August 1st - Emancipation Day                   

                      August 12th - Marcus Garvey Earth Day             
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Nicro on May 17, 2007, 02:44:51 AM
HOLY EMMANUEL I SELASSIE I JAH RASTAFARI!!!

HOLY PROPHET PRIEST AND KING 1 IN 3 AND 3 IN 1 !!!!
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: mirat on May 19, 2007, 04:24:32 AM
BLESSINGS!

No disraspect bred,
Iman wanna know bout this...
wat di turban mean bredren...
coz fro my opinion its start when Bob become famous....
60's or 70's??
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: NyaInIJahLove on May 19, 2007, 08:09:17 AM
Quote
when they want to fit into the lifestyle they take the credit of H.I.M.'s Divinity.  When it suits their purpose or opposes what they are saying at the moment they use it as a negative.

JUDGE NOT LEST YE BE JUDGED
One Love
NYAH
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on May 19, 2007, 07:51:45 PM
JUDGE NOT LEST YE BE JUDGED
One Love
NYAH

He was talking about the people who every now and then throw the fake interview that this person said they got with the KING at I an I
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Nicro on May 19, 2007, 07:54:07 PM
BLESSINGS!

No disraspect bred,
Iman wanna know bout this...
wat di turban mean bredren...
coz fro my opinion its start when Bob become famous....
60's or 70's??

What do you mean when Bob became famous?? Bob wasnt Bobo. But the turban and robe come from Exodus where the priests would where a robe and turban. Read Exodus 28 and 29 for this. And Bobo Ashanti was founded in 1958. I will try to answer any other questions the I has if I can.
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on May 19, 2007, 08:23:42 PM

Posted on: May 15, 2007, 11:26:59 pm
And Ras Chucky, that last long post the I made was a WONDERFUL read.  Thanks for that :)

Jah bless

When the 400 years of tribulation ended all the nations except 7 released the chains..the 7 took control of colonialism and divided Africa and the rest of countries like in the Caribbean....H.I.M was born soon after the tribulation ended and was the COMFORTER....Getting Ethiopia into the league of nations where the 7 ruled was impossible for an African Nation to do as it was setup as an European force to keep themselves in control of the so-called free slaves through colonialism and to provide security for themselves....This means that Ethiopia should have been protected by the security covenant of all members that they established in forming the league...Which means Italy should have never been allowed to attack Ethiopia...They didnt even attempt to stop him..."They shall wage war against the lamb" but "Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof."....This is just I man reasoning from I meditation so its up to each one

JAH RASTAFARI
 
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: whatsrasta94 on May 19, 2007, 09:38:45 PM
I HAVE A QUESTION
If your a rastafarian, do you have to have dreads?
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: NyaInIJahLove on May 20, 2007, 12:56:57 AM
Blessed Ites,
                 Whatsarasta, Dreadlocks signify a deep commitment to Jah, to declare to all, what lies within, the faith and culture one adheres to. However it is what is within the heart, soul and Mind that is of ultimate importance, appearances are skindeep, so Dreads without tha consciousness or consciousness without the dreads can occur.
Hope this clarifies.
There are threads livicated to this topic, so feel free to explore the veiws of the many on this one.
Seek and ye shall find
One Love
NYAH
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Ras Peter on May 20, 2007, 01:57:36 AM
Greetings Sistren NyaInIJahLove

Sistren, Iman am prepared to be JUDGED for the statement Iman made to Ras Chucky which the I have quoted from.  The thing is NOT the JUDGING but the consequences of the Judgement made.  In this case, Iman stand firm in that statement.  Many are very Quick to make Judgements regarding H.I.M. when it comes to the interview Ras Chucky referred to.  On the one hand they claim RasTafari and on the other they denounce the King of Kings.  If Iman does NOT STAND for something, in this case the statement Iman made, Iman is likely to fall for anything.  The Ible quote of Judge NOT lest one be judged has been greatly mis-interpreted.  It suggests that one must be prepared to be Judged if one makes a Judgement, based on the same principle one made the Judgement from. 

Be Blessed, Sistren

Ras Pete
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: phoenixtears43 on May 20, 2007, 08:41:45 PM
http://www.houseofbobo.com/holyenter.htm
Quote
THE COMING OF RIGHTEOUSNESS OF SALVATION

On Thursday the 21st of April, at the arrival of our Divine Majesty, there was great signs and wonders in the Heavens.  At his arrival the firmament became dark, the sun withdrew its shining and there came out of the Heavens thunder, storms, hails of lightening and great rain appeared in the Heavens; this all happened in a moment; it was a moment of inclement weather.  There appeared in the Heavens a flock of white doves, followed by the appearance of the sun in all brightness with the arrival of a plane which landed at the Palisades Airport.

At that hour the weather became serene as before.  There were raised up great shouts of jubilation, because the King of Zion had come.  Here Psalms 18 is fulfilled, “He Bowed the Heavens and came down and darkness was under his feet, and he rode upon a cherub and did fly upon the wings of the wind. He made darkness his secret place; His pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.  At the brightness that was before Him his thick clouds passed, hall stones and coals of fire.”  Prophecy also was fulfilled again.  Jesus-us wept, just as how we wept when we remembered Zion.

Then he turned his face to the east and stretched out his hand and said, “ Be thou my God, O Lord, Creator of Heaven and Earth, Creator of the sun and the moon, Creator of the sea and the dry land, maker of the Majesty of the Heavens and Earth.  Deliver thou my people out of the hands of their enemies.  Holy Emmanuel I, Selassie I, Jah Rastafari.  Daniel 7:13 declares of his night vision.  “One like the Son of Man came with the cloud of heaven and came to the Ancient of Days and they brought Him near before Him and there was given dominion and glory, and a kingdom that all people, nations and languages should serve Him".

Hebrew 7 also declares, Abraham met Melchizedek coming from the slaughter of the Kings.  On this his visit in 1966, H.I.M. was on a world-wide heads of Government tour to seal up prophecy down here in Egypt- Jamaica in the Valley of Josephat; to seal and close the 66 books of the bible, which is given to us as a compass down here in captivity.  The final fulfillment was when I, the Honorable Prince Emmanuel, one of 31 leaders, met H.I.M. at Gordan House.

Here Revelation was fulfilled when the lamb took out of the right hand of the King’s hand the book of the 7th seal and was also presented with a gold medal; for he , it was that had the seven stars in his right hand, Holy Emmanuel I, Selassie I, Jah Rastafari.           STAND FOR EQUALITY AND JUSTICE
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: habashani on May 21, 2007, 04:19:51 PM
To Ras Chucky,
In I heart of overstanding, and with all due respect
I seek clarity on the I's statement:

"Notice how many keep on using this fake interview to attack us and when Garvey made the comment that he was disappointed and call the KING a coward but didnt take into consideration that the KING was on the battlefield when he didnt have to be

"I have heard of that idea [that I am divine]. I also met certain Rastafarians. I told them clearly that I am a man, that I am mortal, and that I will be replaced by the oncoming generation, and that they should never make a mistake in assuming or pretending that a human being is emanated from a deity."...

The analysis the I gives for the first paragraph - 'fake interview'? - clarify, if the I would please.

Personally, I have rarely been "attacked" based on this interview (I don't consider the imbecilic rantings of the ignorant to be a serious "attack" - it's kind of like Bob Marley being attacked by Simon Cowell) but I welcome questioning the content of any of the Majesties sayings - for clarity. The above statement - provided in an interview by the LLL, circa 1968 wc, deserves inspection and even debate; it seems to be a clear declaration to I.
thoughts bredrin?
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on May 21, 2007, 06:06:28 PM
Greetings

I don't really overs where the I going with this here reasoning...This thread is not really for reasoning..Its for sharing Info..Now if the I want to go into reasoning about something that wasnt apart of the sharing of Rasta knowledge.... the I can create a New Thread to discuss this..But I also think there was already a thread discussing this before

Bless
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: habashani on May 21, 2007, 06:33:28 PM
seen
ok
forwrd
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on May 24, 2007, 09:23:06 PM
Bless

A SLICE OF MOUNT ZION (Joseph Hill)

A slice of Mount Zion is for I
A slice of Mount Zion is for I

I pray to Jah honesty
To please let me live honestly
Love my brother that's all I need
I need no riches just harmony

I'm willing Jah to lay down
At Zion doorway like a foot mat
Even the saints of Zion
Trod upon my back and enter in

I pray every day to see
The falling of the wicked men
I know that wickedness will prevail
But only for a little while

Cannot got to Zion with your force
Have manners and enter Jah house
You cannot live here with your big gun
All you got to di is help me pray
Let's kneel on our knees and clasp our hands
And say father please help me

Children having children
Poverty upon the door
I've seen white squall
Walking on the street
With man under arrest

Satan is around us like a roaring lion
Seeking Jah children to devour all the days of our lives
Like a hungry eagle
Flying through the sky
Seeking form and soul to devour
But don't let him catch us

Give me strength oh Jah I pray
With thy manna up from Mount Zion
And no one can give satisfaction
But thee alone
Sit up on thy throne and
Pardon our transgression
Stretch forth pity to thy children
In the morning sun

A slice of Mount Zion is for
A slice of Mount Zion belong to
A slice of Mount Zion is for …

Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: mirat on May 25, 2007, 02:14:05 AM
tanx bredda Nicro...

sorry for some error...
coz some bredren and sistren on that time..wearin some thing that
make their dreads must covered...

tanx again...


JAH BLESS!
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on May 27, 2007, 04:32:17 PM

I was discussing this with Chief Brody as to why RASTAFARI will not accept their form of christianity so I`ll share it here as well
Jerimaih 1 vs 14

[14] Then the LORD said unto me, Out of the north an evil shall break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land.

notice there's hardly any mention of Japhet and his children throughout the bible so why should I accept religion from his children

Gen.10
[1] Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood.
[2] The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
[3] And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.
[4] And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
[5] By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.

Japheth, literally means "opened" or "expanded". Naturally in the sense that his descendents settled all Europe and the greater part of Asia, and later colonised and developed the Western Hemisphere previously ruled by Ham and Canaan, as Shem replaced Canaan in the Promised Land. For obvious reasons, Japheth never expanded to the Far East. And Spiritually through the fulfillment of Genesis 9:27 and Matthew 21:43 wherein Jesus said to Shem, "The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation, ("ethnos" or Gentile culture), bringing forth the fruits thereof". That is, a people with the faith of Abraham (Galatians 3:26-29).

(http://www.mazzaroth.com/TableOfNations/Images/Genesis10Map.gif)
(http://www.mysteriousworld.com/Content/Images/Journal/2003/Autumn/Giants/TableOfNationsMap.jpg)

Eziekel 39 vs 5-7

5] Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
[6] And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
[7] So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.


Hosea 13 vs 4

[4] Yet I am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no god but me: for there is no saviour beside me.



HAILE SELASSIE I IS EARTH RIGHTFUL RULER

A MAN WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE OF HIS PAST HISTORY IS LIKE A TREE WITHOUT ROOTS

DO SOME RESEARCH

Did you know that the first slave ship to reach the shores of "America" was named JESUS?

 Sir John Hawkins had the dubious distinction of becoming the first slave-ship captain to bring Africans to the Americas. Hawkins was a religious gentleman who insisted that his crew "serve God daily" and "love another". His ship, ironically called "the good ship Jesus," left the shores of his native England for Africa in October 1562. He arrived at Sierra Leone, and in a short time he had three hundred blacks in his possession. Hawkins claimed to have acquired them "partly by sword and partly by other means."[1]
Again, Jesus' teachings are those of liberation and not captivity.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hawkins

Admiral Sir John Hawkins (also spelled as John Hawkyns) (Plymouth 1532 – November 12, 1595) was an English shipbuilder, naval administrator and commander, merchant, navigator, and slave trader. As treasurer (1577) and controller (1589) of the navy, he rebuilt older ships and helped design the faster ships that withstood the Spanish Armada in 1588.

In 1564, Queen Elizabeth I partnered with him by renting him the huge old 700-tonne ship Jesus of Lubeck, and he set forth on his second longer and more extensive voyage along with three small ships.

His third voyage was in 1567. Hawkins again traded for slaves with local leaders, and also augmented his cargo by capturing the Portuguese slave ship Madre de Dios (Mother of God) and its human cargo.

Jesus and Angel and Grace of God were the names of slave ships!!








http://www.dur.ac.uk/4schools/Slavery2/Timeline.htm

The Atlantic Slave Trade. A Timeline

1444 The first public sale of African slaves takes place in Lagos, Portugal.
1482 The Portuguese start building the first permanent slave trading post at Elmina on the Gold Coast (now Ghana). The fort eventually passes through Dutch and English hands and by the eighteenth century was handling 30,000 slaves each year.
1510 The first slaves arrive in the Spanish colonies of South America, having travelled via Spain.
1518 The first direct shipment of slaves from Africa to the Americas takes place. 
1562 John Hawkins becomes the first English man to trade in slaves. He is a cousin on Sir Francis Drake.
1564-5 Hawkins leads a second slaving expedition. This is partly sponsored by Elizabeth I who allows Hawkins to make use of a royal ship, the Jesus of Lubeck. The expedition is a success. 
1567-8 A third slaving expedition is mounted by Hawkins. Although this starts well, bad weather forces them to take shelter in Mexico where their ships (including two royal vessels) are captured by the Spanish. No further expeditions are made for some years.
1619 Dutch traders start to convey slaves from Africa to America.
1630s British interest in the slave trade grows as plantations are established in the Americas. A number of companies are set up to deal with the trade.
1652 The Dutch establish a colony at the Cape of Good Hope. Their position now makes them the dominant slaving nation.
1660 The Royal Adventurers into Africa, a British company, is set up to trade in slaves and other commodities from Africa. By 1665 it was able to earn £100,000 but competition from private traders forced the company to cease trading in 1672.
1672 The Royal African Company is established with James, Duke of York, as its governor. Between 1672 and 1689 it is responsible for transporting nearly 90,000 slaves. It suffers competition from private traders but survives and prospers.
1700s Britain becomes the dominant slave-trading nation.
1713 Britain wins the right to carry slaves to the Spanish Americas under the Terms of the Treaty of Utrecht (drawn up at the end of the War of the Spanish Succession). They sell the rights to the South Sea Company for £7.5m. Despite difficulties the Company survives and prospers.
1780s The slave trade reaches its peak. It is estimated that one slave ship leaves Britain every other day. The toll on human life is considerable. The Privy Council estimate that half of the slaves are dying either in transit or in the initial period after their arrival (called 'the seasoning').

HAILE SELASSIE I IS EARTH RIGHTFUL RULER

Posted on: May 27, 2007, 04:27:30 am
ALL CAN RESEARCH FOR THEMSELVES MORE INDEPTH

http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/bb000319.htm

Genesis 10 -- the Table of Nations
"No one must lightly dismiss the question of race. It is the key to world history  and it is precisely for this reason that written history so often lacks clarity  --  it is written by those who do not understand the race question and what belongs to it. Language and religion do not make a race, only blood does that".                   Benjamin Disraeli

Genesis 10 is a prophecy that establishes the origins, and reveals the traits that have determined the future history and fixed the ultimate destiny of each branch of the human race in their journey from their Genesis through to their reward or loss as described in the Books of Ezekiel and Daniel and expounded by Jesus through His angel, the late William Branham (Revelation 1:1; 10:7).

In the Table of Nations, seven sons of Japheth are named. The sons are peoples or countries, only Japheth remains a person. The same holds for Shem and Ham who do not belong to the Table of Nations. So the record is not merely or mainly a genealogy of individuals but of family houses by which earth was divided into nations according to the number of the children of Israel. Hence:-

a) The dual form of names such as "Mizraim" which is probably meant to represent the two Egypts.

b) The plural form such as Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, Nephthuhim, Pathrusim, Casluhim, Caphthorim, represent the nations named after a patriarch such as "Lud".

c) The tribal or gentile forms like Jebusite, Amorite, Girgasite, Hivite, Arkite, Sinite, Arvadite, Zemarite, Hamathite.

d) Forms for "groups" of tribes, such as Canaanites.

e) Forms for nations, such as Gomer, Magog, and Madai.

Trees represent people and like the two trees in the Garden of Eden, Shem and Canaan were initially side by side in the midst. In general terms, we may say that the north was assigned to Japheth, the south to Ham, and the middle territory to Shem, whereas Canaan was beaten asunder or "scattered abroad" throughout the earth.

Five words are translated "nation" in the Old Testament. "Goy" means a non-Hebrew nation or multitude of creatures (people, animals or insects). "Am" mens a collection of people, a nation, attendants, troops, a tribe or compatriots. "L'owm" means a gathering or community of people. "Erets" means nations, land or country. "Ummah" means a community of people, a tribe or nation.

Four words are translated "nation" in the New Testament. "Ethnos" which refers to a race of the same culture or habits: specifically gentile, heathen or pagan customs foreign to Israel. "Genos" means kindred breed, stock, race born of a common descent. "Genea" means a group of kindred people at a point in time, era or generation. "Allophulos" means another (non-Israelite) nation or tribe.

Genesis 10:1 gives the "generations" (Heb. "towldah" -- pedigree or genealogical lists of the blood-descendants) of Noah's three sons who are named in order of their theocratic importance, not their age. Shem represented the believer, Ham the make-believer, and Japheth the unbeliever. However the descendants of Japheth, Noah's first-born, are treated first in this prophecy. They occupied the desirable lands of the "goy" beyond the sea from Israel, families of a common language settling under the headship patriarchs following the dispersal from Babel and taking their identity from their names.

Next, the descendants of Noah's youngest son, Ham, are discussed. Clearly, Ham, whose estate has been degraded in that his firstborn was the illegitimate Canaan, who is cursed with his Serpent's seed forebears, is not one to passively submit to Noah's prophecy. His practical nature rebelled against that Word in his son Cush; and in his son Nimrod, who became a mighty hunter, blessed of God. And this became a proverb among the people.

When wild animals overran the land making it unsafe, Nimrod culled the beasts, restoring peace and safety, thus earning the gratitude of the people who made him their leader. He then organized them into cities with walls for protection, and teaching his huntsmen the art of war, established his kingdom and built more cities.

Many generations after the confusion of tongues, Ham's other sons settled in Africa, establishing nations under their names. Canaan and his descendants are listed separately in this genealogy and in the genealogy of I Chronicles 1:13-16 because they are accursed, not being in Adam's race. All the sons of Ham gave their names to families of a common language who eventually settled their nations following the dispersal from Babel.

It must be remembered at this point that the descendants of Cain, the family of Canaan on this side of the Flood, have no inheritance in the earth, and can never enter the Presence of the Lord (Genesis 4:11-15). Thus God commanded Moses to utterly exterminate all the Canaanites found living in the Promised Land (Deuteronomy 7).

Portions of land were also divided among the descendants of Noah's second son Shem, and so the whole earth was divided among the sons of Noah and their descendants. Seventy nations, countries and tongues were named after these men.

"Philology," which is the science of the structure and development of language, has discovered three parent groups of languages and peoples: Aryan, Semitic, and Turanian (who are Asiatic and neither Aryan nor Semitic) -- Japheth, Shem, and Ham. Family traits are evident in the languages of the different groups as language determines or reflects the way men conceive of things.

The Japhetic or the Indo-Europeans have maintained the evident relationships in their particular family of languages. And the same observation applies to the Semitic languages. Even though they have spread so widely, they have continued to share a certain way of viewing things. Indo-Europeans philosophically with an emphasis on the abstract, and the Semites with their emphasis upon behavior from a more transendential point of view.

From all over the world, wherever Ham and Canaan are found, the witness is to an entirely practical view of the world, rooted in the present, wise in a canny sort of way, specific, particular, uninterested in the abstract, always inventing new words or new terms for things, interested in particulars rather than categories, earthy, and very largely disinterested in unlikely possibilities.




Posted on: May 27, 2007, 04:30:01 am
http://www.jesus21.com/content/faith/index.php?s=in_his_name

The name of Jesus has been used throughout history to add a veneer of presentability to a variety of dubious earthly pursuits. In this article I'll draw your attention to three: The Good Ship Jesus, Fort Jesus, and Christian Hill—all created or utilized by pious men of God who brought untold misery to those who came in contact with them and their work.

The Good Ship Jesus | The Beginning of the British Slave Trade


The Good Ship Jesus
What has come to be referred to as "The Good Ship Jesus" was in fact the "Jesus of Lubeck," a 700-ton ship purchased by King Henry VIII from the Hanseatic League, a merchant alliance between the cities of Hamburg and Lubeck in Germany. Twenty years after its purchase the ship, in disrepair, was leant to Sir John Hawkins by Queen Elizabeth.

Hawkins, a cousin of Sir Francis Drake, was granted permission from Queen Elizabeth for his first voyage in 1562. He was allowed to carry Africans to the Americas "with their own free consent" and he agreed to this condition. Hawkins had a reputation for being a religious man who required his crew to "serve God daily" and to love one another. Sir Francis Drake accompanied Hawkins on this voyage and subsequent others. Drake, was himself, devoutly religious. Services were held on board twice a day.



A bound slave adorns John Hawkins' coat of arms.
Off the coast of Africa, near Sierra Leone, Hawkins captured 300-500 slaves, mostly by plundering Portugese ships, but also through violence and subterfuge promising Africans free land and riches in the new world. He sold most of the slaves in what is now known as the Dominican Republic. He returned home with a profit and ships laden with ivory, hides, and sugar. Thus began the British slave trade.

On his return to England Queen Elizabeth, livid, assailed Hawkins charging that his endeavor, "...was detestable and would call down vengeance from heaven upon the undertakers." When Elizabeth became fully aware, however, of the profits to be made she joined in partnership with Hawkins and provided him with the "Jesus of Lubeck," a.k.a., "The Good Ship Jesus."

A later slaving expedition in 1567, consisting of five ships and the "Jesus of Lubeck," met with resistance from the Spaniards at St Juan d'Ulloa in Mexico. Since the slave trade was illegal Spanish colonists usually required a charade of force from British ships, after which they would buy slaves at a discount. This time, however, the Spanish attacked the British ships and the "Jesus of Lubeck," cumbersome and difficult to maneuver, was sunk and the crew slaughtered. Hawkins escaped with Drake on a smaller ship.

Hawkins, his piratic ambitions dashed, returned to England and remained there in the service of the Queen. He gained distinction for his pivotal role in defeating the Spanish Armada and was knighted in 1588.



Fort Jesus | A Holding Area for The Slave Trade
 
Old Mombasa
Fort Jesus was the original name of the island city of Mombasa, the current capital of Kenya. In the 16th century the city was known as Kisiwa ya Mvita, or "island of war," a Swahili name by which it is still known today. The city's strategic placement on the trade routes around the horn of Africa guaranteed continual conflict which occured for centuries between Africans, the Portuguese, the Omani Arabs and the British. In 1963 the country was finally relinquished to self rule.

In 1498 Vasco De Gama journeyed, ostensibly to spread the Christian faith, but in reality to secure Portuguese domination of Indian Ocean trading routes. During the course of his journey he discovered Mombasa. Nearly 100 years later the Portuguese installed the Kenyan King of Malindi as the Sultan of Mombasa. The first in a long line of western puppet rulers the Sultan proved a useful liaison between the Portuguese and the local inhabitants.

 
Fort Jesus
The following year the Portuguese broke ground for Fort Jesus, a magnificent stronghold designed by the Italian architect Jao Batisto Cairato. Designed to ward off hostilities from sea and land the fort exists today as a museum and tourist attraction. Poorer communities surrounding Mombasa were raided by Muslim and Portuguese slavers alike. Captured slaves were forced to work on the town's farms growing spices, cotton and coffee. Working conditions were brutal. Within Fort Jesus the Portuguese built cells for slaves and tunnels used to channel them onto slave ships waiting in the harbor

Posted on: May 27, 2007, 04:31:15 am
GENESIS 9
 
[25] And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
[26] And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
[27] God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.




Posted on: May 27, 2007, 04:35:20 am
Matthew 21

[43] Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.

Posted on: May 27, 2007, 04:38:24 am
REVELATIONS 10 VS 7

[7] But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.


Posted on: May 27, 2007, 04:41:02 am


CULTURE (JOSEPH HILL)


Too long the people's hidden in the darkness (Oh milord!)
Now is the time, now is the time,
that we all should see the light.
civilisation begins here.

Now, it's been too long.
Too long, too long in slavery.
Free us god.
Now, it's been too long.
Too long, too long in slavery.

But we were brought here,
to do a very necessary job (job job job)
Now that the work is over, we want to know when we will be returned.
That's what we ask.

They stole us, away from africa.
Could not let you buy.
Not at our will
but stole us away on these three ships.
Do you want to hear what's their names?
But they are S.S Jesus,
S.S Jesus, of god.

This is my way of loving, and that is the destruction of poor black people.
Too much of that.

Now, it's been too long.
Too long, too long in slavery.
black man get up, stand up blackfoot
Now, it's been too long.
Too long, too long in the slavery.

Why, milord? (3x)
My mother suffer, my father suffer.
My brother die in penitentiary, under solitary confinement.

Why milord? (oh lord oh lord)
All the international morality is at stake.
Why milord?

Now that the work is over, we want to know when we will be the returned.
couldn't believe you see, they stole us away on these three ships.

Now, it's been too long.
Too long, too long in slavery.
Free the people and let them move in liberty
Now, it's been too long.
Too long, too long in slavery.

So the struggle continue..
But while the struggle continue, I'm going to tell you

We rastaman will set the world free

Posted on: May 27, 2007, 04:55:05 pm
Artist: Aswad

Title: No More Living A Lie

 
No more living a lie identify can't you
Feel it now we 're loving one another
No more living a lie identify can't you
Feel it now we 're loving one another
Yesterday it was only tears and pain
I dan cried to Jah Jah 'cause all the people do is to fight in vain
I could not believe how we could be so selfish
I find it hard to believe how we could be so foolish
I mean Jah Jah give us a new name
Jah Jah give us a new name and now I'm glad to say
The birds of a feather flock together come what may
And no more living a lie identify can't you
Feel it now we're loving one another
No more living a lie identify can't you
Feel it now we're loving one another

No man should treat his own brother so
That his own flesh and blood become that mans enemy
O man don't you know bloods thicker than water
And if you don't know by now these things you really ought to
I mean Jah Jah give us a new name
Jah Jah give us a new name and now I'm glad to say
The birds of yes the birds of a feather flock together come what may
And no more living a lie 




One

Children of the new covenant
Hear I oh Israel Jah rasta fari is one

Blazing tongue aflame ghetto youth
You know you name come

For he shall have judgment without mercy
That have showed no mercy
For mercy rejoiceth against judgment
In secret ridicule
Where fore it is contained in the scripture
Behold I lay in Zion
A chief cornerstone
Elect and precious
And he that believeth on him
Shall not be confounded

But ye are a chosen generation
A royal priesthood
A holy nation, a peculiar people
That ye should show forthe the praises of him
Who has called you out of darkness
Into his marvelous light
Having good conscience that where as
They speak evil of you as of evildoers
That they may be ashamed
That falsely accuse your good conversation in Jah

Children of the new name covenant
Hear I oh Israel
Jah rasta fari is one

For the time is come that judgment
Must begin at the house of Jah
And if it first begin at I and I
What shall be the end of them
That obey not Jah
Behold the hire of the laborers
Who’ve reaped down our fields
Which is of you kept back by fraud crieth
And the cries of them which have reaped
Are entered into the ears of the lord of Sabat or Armies

Children of the new name covenant
Hear I oh Israel Jah rasta fari is one
Children of the new name covenant
Hear I oh Israel Jah rasta fari is one
Jah rasta fari is one
Jah rasta fari is one




NEW NAME

When I calling Rastafari watch the weak heart tremble
heathen don' like Jah name(repeat)
It's a new name precious name
New name Jah Rastafari
Yes it's a new name precious name
New name Jah Rastafari
 
Posted on: May 27, 2007, 05:23:35 pm
Men Will Doubt

(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
You never hear the wings them flapping
For the vulture when him a draw near (oh, no)
Certain roads ina this ya wa man travel we no gone clear (oh well)
So many times the history repeat itself
Them no want hear (oh no)
Ghetto soldier yes you done receive the challenge
You no want bear (oh well)

Other men will doubt but faultless you’ll make out
Other men will doubt but faultless you’ll make out
Ah aah ah aah yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
They will suggest to you that if you strive for self
You no wan care (oh no)
But as you travel many hills and many valleys
The goods must share (oh well)
So many reputations lost upon the principle
You no wan bear (oh no)
So many promises rewards and opportunities
We no gone clear (oh well)

Other men will doubt but faultless you’ll make out
Other men will doubt but faultless you’ll make out
Ah aah ah aah yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

The government steady looking at your wallet
it all a tear (oh no)
Everyday working early pon the market
till the sun stop share (oh well)
so many times the history repeat itself
them no wan hear (oh no)
ghetto soldier yes you done receive the challenge
you no wan bear (oh well)

Other men will doubt but faultless you’ll make out
Other men will doubt but faultless you’ll make out
Ah aah ah aah yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

You never hear the wings them flapping
For the vulture when him a draw near (oh, no)
Certain roads ina this ya wa man travel we no gone clear (oh well)
So many times the history repeat itself
Them no want hear (oh no)
Ghetto soldier yes you done receive the challenge
You no want bear (oh well)

Other men will doubt but faultless you’ll make out
Other men will doubt but faultless you’ll make out
Ah aah ah aah yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.





Posted on: May 27, 2007, 05:24:34 pm
Black Culture - Haile I Selassie I

Jah, Jah, Jah, Jah, Jah, Jah,
Haile I Selassie I, Haile I Selassie I

Only one, Jah Ras Tafari,
Lord of Lords, King of Kings highest of high,
From the smallest of life to the greatest,
From the greatest of life, to the smallest,
There is nothing you can’t do, in his presence,
Not anything could harm you, in his presence,

Haile I Selassie I, Haile I Selassie I

So many of them blind to the I,
Make them know, every good word is from the I,
Big assortment of love, how them can’t see it,
Big assortment of life, how them can’t know it,
There is a higher manifestation, Ethiopia,
The highest of high His nation, Ethiopia,

Haile I Selassie I, Haile I Selassie I

From every mountain peak, to the valleys down below,
Every eye shall see, every knee shall bow,
There’s no running this time, be courageous,
There’s no running this time, be courageous,
There is nothing you can’t do, in His presence,
Not anything could harm you, in His presence,

Haile I Selassie I, Haile I Selassie I
Haile I Selassie I, Haile I Selassie I

So many of them blind to the I,
Make them know, every good word is from the I,
Big assortment of love, how them can’t see it,
Big assortment of life, how them can’t know it




Posted on: May 27, 2007, 05:26:49 pm
Bobo Ites - Heathen Rage

Big things a gwaan
Keepin it real, ‘nuff a them wa fe spin the wheel, make deal
All the life under this mass destruction
Only the fittest of the fittest shall survive, yo

The heathen rage with blood inna dem eye
Wha them a fe try
I guess they want fe hold down de ghetto youths
That livin in St. Croix
Don’t wha we live up the righteousness of Rastafari
The heathen rage with blood inna dem eye
Sabbat them bone bound fe fry
It’s like them forget the Nazarine vows under the abadejani

One thunder ball hear the Bobo Ites cry out with showers
We need fe seek de righteousness of Jah Jah
Live up livity, Rastafarian soldiers chant redemption songs
Bun fya ‘pon iniquity workers, Bush pagan leach ‘pon de poor
Like vampires - choo - hear out the Bobo Ites
The dragon slayer set de booby trap for the bear
Clip the eagle’s feathers, Babylon I know you can feel the heat,
What you sow is what you reap
Mask man, pick up dem gun hungry
Can’t find food fe eat, who can’t heed dem a go suffer cold feet
This one like fya onto the heart of the weak – this one’s obsolete
For the warheads me can’t speak

For the Bobo Ites is on a mission and it’s not complete
Until Babylon Leagues of Nation fall in the agony of defeat
Iyah Ites is on a mission and it’s not complete
Until Babylon Leagues of Nations fall in the agony of defeat

The heathen rage with blood inna dem eye
Wha them a fe try
I guess they want fe hold down de ghetto youths
That livin in St. Croix
Don’t wha we live up the righteousness of Rastafari
The heathen rage with blood inna dem eye
Sabbat them bone bound fe fry
It’s like them forget the Nazarine vows under the abadejani

Yo, see dem deh them eye well blood red
Them love to promote them vain things and dem folly
Pollute the youths with iniquity
But still can’t hold we down inna dem high society
Them bone bound fe fry those who don’t care for you or me
Them shall fall in de sinking sand without partiality
Come mek we seek Melchezidek, Emmanuel, Marcus Garvey
His Imperial Majesty Selassie I, more powers to the trinity
Live it up, don’t give it up, freedom for the black supremecy

The heathen rage with blood inna dem eye
Wha them a fe try
I guess they want fe hold down de ghetto youths
That livin in St. Croix
Don’t wha we live up the righteousness of Rastafari
The heathen rage with blood inna dem eye
Sabbat them bone bound fe fry
It’s like them forget the Nazarine vows under the abadejani

Check out this vibes can’t you see
How much ghetto youths in St. Croix are dropping like flies
So how could youth tell me seh that we’re living ina paradise
When there is envy, lust and grudge amongst the foolish eyes
Them ready fe take a life by the guns or the knifes
Oh what a weeping and wailing and a gnashing of cry
When mama and papa youth get paralyzed
Ghetto youths be wise and stop fantasize
Don’t commit your life to the darkness but of the light
Hear this lyrical penetration
Fe mek you open your ears and your eyes
Cause the ghetto youths in St. Croix is the elements of surprise
Yeah, we are the elements of surprise

The heathen rage with blood inna dem eye
Wha them a fe try
I guess they want fe hold down de ghetto youths
That livin in St. Croix
Don’t wha we live up the righteousness of Rastafari
The heathen rage with blood inna dem eye
Sabbat them bone bound fe fry
It’s like them forget the Nazarine vows under the abadejani

One thunder ball hear the Bobo Ites cry out with showers
We need fe seek de righteousness of Jah Jah
Live up livity, Rastafarian soldiers chant redemption songs
Bun fya ‘pon iniquity workers, Bush pagan leach ‘pon de poor
Like vampires - choo - hear out the Bobo Ites
The dragon slayer set de booby trap for the bear
Clip the eagle’s feathers, Babylon I know you can feel the heat,
What you sow is what you reap
Mask man, pick up dem gun hungry
Can’t find food fe eat, who can’t heed dem a go suffer cold feet
This one like fya onto the heart of the weak – this one’s obsolete
For the warheads me can’t speak

For the Bobo Ites is on a mission and it’s not complete
Until Babylon Leagues of Nation fall in the agony of defeat
Iyah Ites is on a mission and it’s not complete
Until Babylon Leagues of Nations fall in the agony of defeat

The heathen rage with blood inna dem eye
Wha them a fe try
I guess they want fe hold down de ghetto youths
That livin in St. Croix
Don’t wha we live up the righteousness of Rastafari
The heathen rage with blood inna dem eye
Sabbat them bone bound fe fry
It’s like them forget the Nazarine vows under the abadejani



Posted on: May 27, 2007, 05:28:28 pm
Light Of Jah

Listen carefully my son From when has the inner war begun 'gainst I
It started from imitations Problem nuh mek it stray your third eye yeah
Listen carefully my child Princess let your culture be your pride
Always be happy on the inside Empress do you hear what I say

How could the sun rise and you never saw the light of Jah, the emperor
How could the moon shine and you never saw the emperor, the light of Jah
You must live this life in love people Let Selassie be the judge
'Member he's the carpet they're the rug Evil, it nah go stop the emperor, no!
You must live this life in peace brethren Violence it must decrease right now
Put the wicked under sistren Cook the veggie not the meat,

How could the sun rise and you never saw the light of Jah, the emperor
How could the moon shine and you never saw the emperor, the light of Jah

Flash a lighter for the earth Farmer bless the life within the dirt daily
Jah lives on he never hurts Mama They are our teacher mainly yeah
Buddhist, Christian, Catholic, Baptist Penticostal, Seven-Day Adventist
Muslim, Mormon, Hindu, Coptic, Evangelist Rasta love you can't resist

How could the sun rise and you never saw the light of Jah, the emperor
How could the moon shine and you never saw the emperor, the light of Jah

Listen carefully my son From when has the inner war begun 'gainst I
It started from imitations Problem nuh mek it stray your third eye yeah
Listen carefully my child Princess let your culture be your pride
Always be happy on the inside Empress do you hear what I say

How could the sun rise and you never saw the light of Jah, the emperor
How could the moon shine and you never saw the emperor, the light of Jah




Posted on: May 27, 2007, 05:31:15 pm
Babylon Don't Like

Chorus: Babylon don't like when Rasta gather and a unite, them only want see we fight
they don't like when black man gather and a unite, dem only want we fight

Dem say, mek we mash up that dance round ya
Cause dem a smell too much ah the good ganja
Dem say, tear down that shop de over de
Cause dem ah see too much of the roots and culture yeahee
Dem say, hold that group deh, charge them with sedition,
Cause through dem fraid we would of tek over this ya land, but
Dem no know Rasta don't love no Babylon, the only land we love is Alkebulan

Chorus:
(Rafijah)
Jah nuh send no rain only fire and flames for their malicious and their unjust ways
Bablylon can’t hide the flame, the more the people come together in one faith.
It’s deh more Babylon try isolate, so get it straight yow.
They try to misrepresent the truth of our origin,
they killed our high priest so we couldn’t Hold no gathering,
plagiarize the knowledge with their tampering yow,
Me bunn dem out, yow with the wicked me ain’t carrying

Chorus:
You know say, separation it was a tool of the slave master
Keep dem ignorant and they will remain under
Dem no want you to know de truth of you ancient ancestors
Dem no want you to know the root of Ethiopia
They control the minds and yes they tame the flesh
Release the chains but still we no free yet
So come together mek we unite without regret and
Babylon would a worry you know them would a fret

Chorus:
(Rafijah)
Jah nuh send no rain only fire and flame for their malicious and their unjust ways
Bablylon can’t hide they face, the more the people come together in one faith.
It’s deh more Babylon try fe separate, get it straight yow.
Rejoice & search for that higher heights and bunn Babylon becah dem boy ah parasite
Keep the most high by your side, cause he deh yah shine deh light
They misrepresent the truth of our origin,
they killed our high priest so we couldn’t hold No gathering,
plagiarize the knowledge with their tampering yow
Fire blaze and ah bunn up dem skin, me nah gon grin nuh

Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: 1080man on June 01, 2007, 04:04:53 AM
What are some scriptures that I and I can read that put forth of rasta?
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on June 03, 2007, 03:13:54 AM
HAIL

Just read from beginning to the ending and research HISTORY as well because the bible itself is mostly a History book and by researching history you can learn more detailed overstanding of the bible...Research about names,places etc that you see mention in the bible...





1935 from BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/history/mwh/ir1/manchuriarev2.shtml


In 1935, Italy invaded Abyssinia. Although the Abyssinian emperor Haile Selassie went to the League himself to ask for help, all the League did was to ban arms sales, which did Abyssinia more harm than Italy. A League commission offered Italy part of Abyssinia, but Italy invaded anyway. Far from stopping Italy, Britain and France tried to make a secret pact to give Abyssinia to Italy.


(http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/history/images/hist_halie_selassie.jpg)

JAH BLESS
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Gabi on June 05, 2007, 03:47:59 PM
Quote from: Ras Matthew link=topic=4011. msg57256#msg57256 date=1172940546
Alright Idren, InI have decided to start a Rasta School for the young Is here, to help them out.   I will give help to those who are stuck.   Im here to answer questions and teach the basics of RastafarI.   InI will start a new topic in this thread for study maybe once a week.   Im hoping to teach the Is new to Rastafari about Rastafari, as well as help the youth learn how to REASON with each other.

DONT BE SHY ask any questions that are on your mind, seen?


Thanks to SistahVee for the Idea to start this Rasta School to teach the ones who are lost.   As she said to InI, YOUTH teaching YOUTH.   InI think its a wonderful Idea.   Any comments so far?

I will soon.  I'm reading through this school but it's taking sometime.  I hope to learn alot here though.  I have been looking for a "religion" for a long time which would embody my own spirituality, I hope I have now found it. 
Haven't quite got I-talk yet but it'll come  :)

Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: phoenixtears43 on June 05, 2007, 07:29:56 PM
:D yeah bredda, the Rasta School has tons of information :)  and dont worry about the I-talk untill the I feels comfortable with it, its not really a big deal.

Jah bless, good luck in your search :)
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on June 05, 2007, 11:33:59 PM
HARD TO FIND KNOWLEDGE

PUNT....THE WORD PLANET DERIVED FROM PUNT AS THE PUNT PEOPLE WERE THE PLANETS FIRST PEOPLE,EARTH FIRST PEOPLE WHICH THE NAME WAS ALSO GIVEN TO THE TREE ``PUNT TREE`` THAT BLEEDS METAL...VERY REAR TREE BUT ITS AROUND...WHEN IT BLEEDS...AFTER A WHILE WHAT IT BLEEDS TURN INTO METAL.
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: ke on June 21, 2007, 06:11:24 PM
InI is not new to Rastafari, InI was born Ras, but all Ras have something to learn from the next.  On that note I would like to be the first student of The Rastari School, InI is both student and teacher, and the I's should approach this venture in a similar manner.  Before I ask my question I want to send my blessings to The I Phoenixtears for pioneering something useful for the youths, and also thanks to Ras_Chucky, Sistahvee and molliebaz for their support and/or participation so far.

Student Question # 1: InI now live in the U. S.  and InI can't find "real" food easily.  They label real food "organic" and chemical food is "food".  Organic food is very expensive, so how can the I stay Ital when there is not much Ital here. 


Student Question #2: Can the teachers please share with I some Ital dishes and recipes that InI can try.  If the I is in a place where real food is hard to comeby, then the I can maybe help InI if the I still eat Ital inna "Inorganic Babylon".

any and all responses will help InI.

Thanks in advance!

Happy Learning!


Peace!

Ras_Nevoe

i dont have any dishes but at my house i have a small vegetable garden and i dont use any chemicals. so if u have the space at your house i strongly recommend it. peace
Posted on: June 20, 2007, 10:38:57 pm
I want to help you.......But first tell I what you know about Rastafari and H.I.M, and why you decided to become a ras(if you are ras).

 why can't u help him?
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: phoenixtears43 on July 09, 2007, 07:01:11 PM
InI thought id post this here, firstly because its a good page, and second because i want to resurrect this thread  ;D ;D

http://www.rastaites.com/news/news/news.htm

Its a Rasta news zine, Iman am not sure if it has been posted before, but there are new stories added every few days.  InI check it from time to time, to see what is happening in the Rasta community.

Hope you all find it useful

Jah bless
Posted on: July 09, 2007, 07:56:14 pm
http://members.aol.com/Nattyhed/report.html

This Idren wrote a report about Selassie, there is other good information on his site as well, but the Selassie report really caught I eye.

Jah bless
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: sistahvee on July 14, 2007, 10:07:26 PM
Bless Up Family

As Many are aware, Ras Chucky was the main individual assisting in keeping the Rasta School up to date.  As circumstances has forced him to step away from the boards InI will attempt to assist temporarily.

Today InI will add a full Lesson on the NAZARITE VOW as related through Istory and the Ible as well as attempt to clarify the differences between a NAZARITE and a NAZARENE as requested by several members.  No lesson is ever complete as there is always more to learn, however the following should serve as a Good starting point for those Interested in this particular topic.

Bless Up Family

Here is some Istorical facts for those seeking answers to the Nazarite/Nazarene questions.

"And he came and dwelt in a city called
Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which
was spoken by the prophets, He shall be
called a Nazarene."

Matthew 2:23

Matthew's Story
Matthew says that it was foretold that the savior would be from Nazareth and that he would be called a Nazarene. This is disputed by skeptics: there are no verses in the Old Testament having anything to do with Nazareth or Nazarenes, and no prophet ever said that a savior would be called a nazarene. Skeptics are quick to point to this omission as evidence that Matthew was just imagining that such a prophecy existed. Joseph Wheless, writing in "Is It God's Word" (page 246), is one of the better-known of these skeptics:
Jesus was, indeed, called a nazarene, which is the hellenized form of the Hebrew "notsri", which means "offshoot," or "branch," referring to an offshoot of Judaism. He may also have been called a nazarene because the name "Nazareth" is arguably derived from the Hebrew word '"neser," which means "sprout or descendant." [1]
We will show below, however, that there is weak evidence to support Matthew's contention. We begin by showing why Matthew thought that the prophets foretold that Jesus would be called a nazarene, branch, or offshoot.

What Did the Word Nazarene Mean?
Yariv Eyal [2] says that Nazarene was the Hellenized form of the word meaning branch, or offshoot, referring to a branch of Judaism:
Jesus was widely known to the Israelites as Yeshu haNotsri in their language, which means Jesus the Notsri. He is called this to this day, and his followers are called Notsrim after him and his movement. The word nazarene is the Hellenized [3] form of notsri. Most of Yeshu's followers, either uneducated Jews or non-Jews, didn't know why he was called Notsri or what it meant. The word notsri, which is an adjective, comes from netser, which means sprout or branch or offshoot. (See also, Romans 11:20-23) [4] Since Jesus was a member, or perhaps the former member, of an offshoot group which sprouted off of mainstream Judaism, he was called Jesus the Notsri. The Hebrew word for Christian to this day is Notsri.

Luke, who allegedly wrote the book of Acts, confirms the assertions, above, by Eyal. Luke tells us that a nazarene was a member of a sect of outcast Jews: "For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes." (Acts 24:5)

Nothing in Old Testament About Nazarenes
Nazarene and Nazareth are not mentioned in the Old Testament, which makes sense, since there was no city called Nazareth in the days of the prophets. There is, however, a reference to a class of people called nazarites (Hebrew: nazer, crown, referring a crown , the hair of a nazir), who made themselves separate from ordinary human beings and devoted themselves to the spiritual life [5]. Samson, whose long hair set him apart from others, was the earliest known Nazarite. The reference in question appears in Judges:

For, lo, thou shalt...bear a son; and no razor shall come on his head: for the child shall be a Nazarite unto God from the womb: and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines. (Judges 13:5)
Lest there be any doubt that the verses in Judges refer to the legendary Samson, we hear the voice of a man with a special vulnerability:
There hath not come a razor upon mine head; for I have been a Nazarite unto God from my mother's womb: if I be shaven, then my strength will go from me, and I shall become weak, and be like any other man. (Judges 16:17)
Thus, we see that these nazarites had nothing to do with the town of Nazareth or the name Nazarene.
Did Matthew Believe Judges Referred to Nazarenes?
Did Matthew believe that the Judges verse was a prophecy about the savior nazarene? If so, this is how his mind might have worked: Jesus was God, therefore his life is foretold in the Old Testament. Jesus was from Nazareth (or so people believed), therefore his Nazareth residency must somewhere be mentioned in the Old Testament. Matthew scours the old scriptures for anything that looks like Nazareth, and finds the nazarite passage in Judges. That must be it, he thinks.
According to this hypothetical scenario, a poorly-inspired Matthew believed that the prophets foresaw that the son of god would be a called Nazarene, which he thought meant "a resident of Nazareth". We know, of course, that the Judges verses speak of an angel who is telling a women she will bear a savior son, which turns out to be Samson the Nazarite, not Jesus the Nazarene.
If Matthew wasn't referring to the nazarite verses in Judges, perhaps he was thinking of the following verses in Isaiah, which specifically refer to a person as a branch:
The Old Testament Nazarene Prophecy
And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth. (Isaiah 11:1-11)
The question to be investigated is this: If indeed Apollonius was "the Jesus Christ" and was crucified, as evidenced by the image on the Shroud of Turin, why was he said to have been a Galilean from Nazareth, rather than an Aramaean Assyrian from Tyana or elsewhere north of Jerusalem? Why Nazareth?
Assuming, as I do, that the "Jesus" born of Mary was actually Jesus Barabbas, orThe Son Of Father Superior, he probably received a fine religious upbringing. Following his "Bar Mitzvah", during the missing 18 years he moved to Jerusalem and began his "divinely inspired" insurrection against the Roman rule. Presumably he returned home to Nazareth from time to time to visit his parents and other relations and friends. He and John The Baptist had grown up as cousins, and by 27 CE John was "crying in the wilderness" and baptizing revolutionary sympathizers in the River Jordan north of Jerusalem and the Dead Sea, perhaps a third of the way north between Jerusalem and Nazareth

In that same spring of 27 CE, Apollonius of Tyana and Damis of Ninevah returned to Babylon from their trip to India. After visiting Babylonian Prince Bardanes, they departed for points west and south. From Babylon there were two major highroads, one west to Damascus and the Lebanon, and the other north to Ninevah and on west to Edessa and Antioch. Whichever road they took, they turned up later that year in the vicinity of the River Jordan, Sea of Galilee and Nazareth. Apollonius expressed solidarity with the political cause of John by being baptized. He became the long-awaited "Messiah" rather by default. Certainly John could tell that Apollonius was a philosophical "cut above" the average Palestinian and on an equal with the Essenes and other holy Jewish cults. Apollonius spoke with a strange, northern, Syrian-like Aramaic accent not completely unlike the Nazarene accent. However, in Jerusalem Jesus Barabbas had become known as a "Messiah" as well. It should be added here that John The Baptist did not recognize the "Messiah" whom he baptized as someone that he had met before, which would have been reported differently in the Gospels if this "Messiah" had been John's childhood cousin Jesus, considering how close Mary and Elizabeth were.
Thus, it was in Nazareth where the confusion originated as to whether Apollonius of Tyana or Jesus Barabbas of Nazareth was the "true" Messiah.

NAZARETH is not mentioned in the Old Testament or in Josephus, but occurs first in Matt. ii. 23, though a town could hardly fail to have existed on so eligible a spot from much earlier times. It derives it celebrity almost entirely from its connexion with the history of Christ, and in that respect has a hold on the imagination and feelings of men which it shares only with Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
[COMMENT: There is no reason to doubt this information. If Nazareth was not mentioned in either the Old Testament or Josephus, then it certainly had no "historical" importance. Josephus died in Rome at the turn of the Second Century. Why did he not mention "Jesus of Nazareth", alongside John The Baptist? Josephus must have decided that events transpiring at Nazareth and in the Galilee were of no real importance to the history of the Jews.
there is no doubt that modern-day En-Nazirah is ancient Nazareth
The passages of Scripture which refer expressly to Nazareth though not numerous are suggestive and deserve to be recalled here. It was the home of Joseph and Mary (Luke ii.39). The angel announced to the Virgin there the birth of the Messiah (Luke i.26-28). The holy family returned thither after the flight into Egypt (Matt. ii.23). Nazareth is called the native country of Jesus: He grew up there from infancy to manhood (Luke iv.16), and was known through life as "The Nazarene". He taught in the synagogue there (Matt. xiii.54; Luke iv.16), and was dragged by His fellow-townsmen to the precipice in order to be cast down thence and be killed. "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews" was written over His Cross (John xix.19), and after His ascension He revealed Himself under that appellation to the persecuting Saul (Acts xxii.8). The place has given name to His followers in all ages and all lands, a name which will never cease to be one of honour and reproach.
It is clear from the Gospels that John did not recognize the "Messiah" who came forwards for baptism. In fact, John did not even realize that this new follower of his movement might possibly be the Messiah until after the baptism when the dove appeared and set down on bird-lover Apollonius' shoulder
After a sojourn at Jerusalem of uncertain duration, Jesus went to the Jordan with His disciples; and they there baptized in His name. The Baptist was now at Aenon near Salim; and the jealousy of his disciples against Jesus drew from John an avowal of his position, which is remarkable for its humility (John iii.27-30).
"A man can receive nothing except it be given him from heaven. Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I have been sent before Him. He that hath the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled. He must increase, but I must decrease."
It had been the same before; when the Sanhedrim sent to enquire about Him he claimed to be no more than "the voice of One crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias" (John i.23); there was one "who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose" (i.27).
Jesus now returned to Galilee, and came to Nazareth, His own city. In the Synagogue He expounded to the people a passage from Isaiah (lxi.1), telling them that its fulfilment was now at hand in His person. The same truth that had filled the Samaritans with gratitude, wrought up to fury the men of Nazareth, who would have destroyed Him if He had not escaped out of their ....
Posted on: July 14, 2007, 11:04:43 pm
hands (Luke iv.16-30).
[COMMENT: Here are these verses from Luke (Revised Standard Version). "And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up; and he went to the synagogue, as his custom was, on the sabbath day. And he stood up to read; and there was given to him the book of the prophet Isaiah. He opened the book and found the place where it was written, 'The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.' And he closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant, and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. And he began to say to them, 'Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.' And all spoke well of him, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth; and they said 'Is not this Joseph's son?' And he said to them 'Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, "Physician, heal yourself; what we have heard you did at Capernaum, do here also in your own country."'
The origin of the disrepute in which Nazareth stood (John i.47) is not certainly known. All the inhabitants of Galilee were looked upon with contempt by the people of Judaea because they spoke a ruder dialect, were less cultivated, and were more exposed by their position to contact with the heathen. But Nazareth laboured under a special opprobrium, for it was a Galilean and not a southern Jew who asked the reproachful question, whether "any good thing" could come from that source. The term "good", having more commonly an ethical sense, it has been suggested that the inhabitants of Nazareth may have had a bad name among their neighbours for irreligion or some laxity of morals.
Nazareth is a moderate journey of three days from Jerusalem; seven hours, or about twenty miles, from Akka or Ptolemais (Acts xxi.7); five or six hours, or eighteen miles, from the Sea of Galilee; six miles west from Mount Tabor, two hours from Cana, and two or three from Endor and Nain.
NAZARENE, an inhabitant of Nazareth. This appellation is found in the New Testament applied to Jesus by the demons in the synagogue at Capernaum (Mark i.24; Luke iv.34); by the people, who so describe him to Bartimeus (Mark x.47; Luke xviii.37); by the soldiers who arrested Jesus (John xviii.5,7); by the servants at His trial (Matt. xxvi.71; Mark xiv.67); by Pilate in the inscription on the cross (John xix.19); by the disciples on the way to Emmaus (Luke xxiv.19); by Peter (Acts ii.22, iii.6, iv.10); by Stephen, as reported by the false witness (Acts vi.14); by the ascended Jesus (Acts xxii.8); and by Paul (Acts xxvi.9).
[COMMENT: Regardless of whether Jesus Barabbas, Son of Mary, was from Nazareth, the fact that this city is associated with the crucifixion automatically links Apollonius to Nazareth, because the image of Apollonius is that found on the Shroud of Turin. The "highfalutin" Jerusalem Jews probably heard the northern accent of Apollonius and didn't distinguish it as being Cappadocian, assuming only that it "sounded Nazarene".
Its application to Jesus, in consequence of the providential arrangements by which His parents were led to take up their abode in Nazareth, was the filling out of the predictions in which the promised Messiah is described as a Netser, i.e., a shoot, sprout, of Jesse, a humble and despised descendant of the decayed royal family. Whenever men spoke of Jesus as the Nazarene, they either consciously or unconsciously pronounced one of the names of the predicted Messiah, a name indicative both of his royal descent and his humble conditions.
The explanation of others (Tert., Erasm., Calv., Bez., Grot., Wetstein), according to whom the declaration is that Jesus should be a Nazarite, i.e., one especially consecrated or devoted to God (Judg. xiii.5), is inconsistent, to say nothing of other objections, with the Sept. mode of spelling the word, which is generally Naziraios, and never Nazowraios.
If a word such as Nazarenes exists in modern Arabic to describe Christians, then the Islamic tradition also indicates that En-Nazirah was connected to the life of Christ.
NAZARITE, more properly NAZIRITE (Num. vi, Judg. xiii, Lam. iv.7; Nazaraeus), one of either sex who was bound by a vow of a peculiar kind to be set apart from others for the service of God. The obligation was either for life or for a defined time. The Mishna names the two classes resulting from this distinction, "perpetual Nazarites" (Nazaraei nativi) and "Nazarites of days" (Nazaraei votivi).
The Nazarite, during the term of his consecration, was bound to abstain from wine, grapes, with every production of the vine, even to the stones and skin of the grape, and from every kind of intoxicating drink. He was forbidden to cut the hair of his head, or to approach any dead body, even that of the nearest relation. When the period of his vow was fulfilled, he was brought to the door of the Tabernacle and was required to offer a lamb for a burnt-offering, a ewe for a sin-offering, and a ram for a peace-offering, with the usual accompaniments of peace-offerings (Lev. vii.12,13) and of the offering made at the consecration of priests (Ex. xxix.2) "a basket of unleavened bread, cakes of fine flour mingled with oil, and wafers of unleavened bread anointed with oil" (Num. vi.15).
He brought also a meat-offering and a drink-offering, which appear to have been presented by themselves as a distinct act of service (ver. 17). He was to cut off the hair of "the head of his separation" (that is, the hair which had grown during the period of his consecration) at the door of the Tabernacle, and to put it into the fire under the sacrifice on the altar. The priest then placed upon his hands the sodden left shoulder of the ram, with one of the unleavened cakes and one of the wafers, and then took them again and waved them for a wave-offering. These, as well as the breast and the heave, or right shoulder (to which he was entitled in the case of ordinary peace-offerings, Lev. xii.32-34), were the perquisite of the priest. The Nazarite also gave him a present proportioned to his circumstances (ver. 21).
FOOTNOTE: It is said that at the south-east corner of the court of the women, in Herod's temple, there was an apartment appropriated to the Nazarites, in which they used to boil their peace-offerings and cut off their hair.
Apollonius of Tyana was most certainly not a "Nazarite". Apollonius did not eat meat; he did not condone the sacrifice or sport-killing of animals; and he did not ever cut his hair. These "Nazarites" came from strictly Jewish customs connected with the Old Law of Moses. Since, in the first place, Apollonius was not a Jew, then he could never have achieved the venerated status of "Nazarite". And these "Nazarites" were not necessarily "Nazarenes".
If a Nazarite incurred defilement by accidentally touching a dead body, he had to undergo certain rites of purification and to recommence the full period of his consecration. On the seventh day of his un-cleanness he was to cut off his hair, and on the following day he had to bring two turtle-doves or two young pigeons to the priest, who offered one for a sin-offering and the other for a burnt-offering. He then hallowed his head, offered a lamb of the first year as a trespass-offering, and renewed his vow under the same conditions as it had been at first made.
It has been conjectured that the Nazarite vow was at first taken with some formality, and that it was accompanied by an offering similar to that prescribed at its renewal in the case of pollution. But if any inference may be drawn from the early sections of the Mishnical treatise Nazir, it seems probable that the act of self-consecration was a private matter.
There is nothing whatever said in the Old Testament of the duration of the period of the vow of the Nazarite of days. According to Nazir (cap. i §3, p.148) the usual time was thirty days, but double vows for sixty days, and treble vows for a hundred days, were sometimes made


Of the Nazarites for life three are mentioned in the Scriptures: Samson, Samuel, and St. John the Baptist. The only one of these actually called a Nazarite is Samson. The Rabbis raised the question whether Samuel was in reality a Nazarite. In Hannah's vow, it is expressly stated that no razor should come upon her son's head (1 Sam. i.11); but no mention is made of abstinence from wine. It is, however, worthy of notice that Philo makes a particular point of this, and seems to refer the words of Hannah, 1 Sam. i.15, to Samuel himself. In reference to St. John the Baptist, the Angel makes mention of abstinence from wine and strong drink, but not of letting the hair grow (Luke i.15).
[COMMENT: If Luke referred to John The Baptist as a "Nazarite", then why did not he and other Jewish Gospel writers refer to "Jesus" also as a "Nazarite"? Was John a "holier man" than Jesus? Why was not ascetic, celibate "Jesus of Nazareth" elevated to this "holy status" of "Perpetual Nazarite" like John? Because the true "Jesus of Nazareth" was not a Jew at all, but an uncircumcized Gentile from Aramaean Cappadocia:
We are but imperfectly informed of the difference between the observances of the Nazarite for life and those of the Nazarite for days. The later Rabbis slightly notice this point. We do not know whether the vow for life was ever voluntarily taken by the individual. In all the cases mentioned in the sacred history, it was made by the parents before the birth of the Nazarite himself. According to the general law of vows (Num. xxx.8), the mother could not take the vow without the father, and this is expressly applied to the Nazarite vow in the Mishna.
The Mishna makes a distinction between the ordinary Nazarite for life and the Samson-Nazarite. The former made a strong point of purity, and, if he was polluted, offered corban [a sacrificial offering to God in fulfillment of a vow, RS]. But as regards his hair, when it became inconveniently long, he was allowed to trim it, if he was willing to offer the appointed victims (Num. vi.14). The Samson-Nazarite, on the other hand, gave no corban if he touched a dead body, but he was not suffered to trim his hair under any conditions. This distinction, it is pretty evident, was suggested by the freedom with which Samson must have come in the way of the dead (Judg. xv.16 &c).
III. The consecration of the Nazarite bore a striking resemblance to that of the high-priest (Lev. xxi.10-12). In one particular, this is brought out more plainly in the Hebrew text than it is in our version, in the LXX [Greek Septuagint, RS], or in the Vulgate. One word derived from the same root as Nazarite is used for the long hair of the Nazarite, Num. vi.19, where it is rendered "crown".
The primary meaning of this word is that of separation with a holy purpose. Hence it is used to express the consecration of the Nazarite (Num. vi.4,5,9). But it appears to have been especially applied to a badge of consecration and distinction worn on the head, such
Posted on: July 14, 2007, 11:06:24 pm
as the crown of a king (2 Sam. i.10; 2 K. xi.12), the diadem of the high-priest (Ex. xxix.6, xxxix.30), as well as his anointed hair, the long hair of the Nazarite, and, dropping the idea of consecration altogether, to long hair in a general sense (Jer. vii.29). This may throw light on Gen. xiix.26 and Deut xxxiii.16
The Mishna points out, the identity of the law allowed more freedom (Lev. xxi.2). And Maimonides (More Nevochim, iii.48) speaks of the dignity of the Nazarite, in regard to his sanctity, as being equal to that of the high-priest. The abstinence from wine enjoined upon the high-priest on behalf of all the priests when they were about to enter upon their ministrations, is an obvious, but perhaps not such an important point in the comparison.
That the institution of Nazarites existed and had become a matter of course amongst the Hebrews before the time of Moses is beyond a doubt. The legislator appears to have done no more than ordain such regulations for the vow of the Nazarite of days as brought it under the cognizance of the priest and into harmony with the general system of religious observance. It has been assumed, not unreasonably, that the consecration of the Nazarite for life was of at least of equal antiquity.
The word "crown" [I think, as it is written in Hebrew, RS] occurs in three passages of the Old Testament, in which it appears to mean one separated from others as a prince. Two of the passages refer to Joseph: one is in Jacob's benediction of his sons (Gen. xlix.26); the other in Moses' benediction of the tribes (Deut. xxxiii.16). As these texts stand in our version, the blessing is spoken of as falling "on the crown of the head of him who was separated from his brethren".
(Lam. iv.7,8). In the A.V. the words are "Her Nazarites were purer than snow, they were whiter than milk, they were more ruddy in body than rubies, their polishing was of sapphire, their visage is blacker than a coal, they are not known in the streets, their skin cleaveth to their bones, it is withered, it is become like a stick."
The vow of the Nazarite of days must have been a self-imposed discipline, undertaken with a specific purpose. The Jewish writers mostly regarded it as a kind of penance, and hence accounted for the place which the law regulating it holds in Leviticus immediately after the law relating to adultery. As the quantity of hair which grew within the ordinary period of a vow could not have been very considerable, and as a temporary abstinence from wine was probably not a more noticeable thing amongst the Hebrews than it is in modern society, the Nazarite of days might have fulfilled his vow without attracting much notice until the day came for him to make his offering in the Temple.
But the Nazarite for life, on the other hand must have been, with his flowing hair and persistent refusal of strong drink, a marked man. Whether in any other particular his daily life was peculiar is uncertain. He may have had some privileges (as we have seen) which gave him something of a priestly character, and (as it has been conjectured) he may have given up much of his time to sacred studies.
The meaning of the Nazarite vow has been regarded in different lights. Some consider it as a symbolical expression of the Divine nature working in man, and deny that it involved anything of a strictly ascetic character; others see in it the principle of stoicism, and imagine that it was intended to cultivate, and bear witness for, the sovereignty of the will over the lower tendencies of human nature: while some regard it wholly in the light of a sacrifice to the person of God.
That the Nazarite vow was essentially a sacrifice of the person to the Lord is obviously in accordance with the terms of the Law (Num. vi.2). In the old dispensation it may have answered to that "living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God", which the believer is now called upon to make. As the Nazarite was a witness for the straightness of the law, sacrifice of himself was a submission to the letter of a rule. Its outward manifestations were restraints and eccentricities. The man was separated from his brethren that he might be peculiarly devoted to the Lord. This was consistent with the purpose of divine wisdom for the time for which it was ordained.
Wisdom, we are told, was justified of her child in the life of the great Nazarite who preached the baptism of repentance when the Law was about to give way to the Gospel. Amongst those born of women, no greater than he had arisen, "but he that is least in the kingdom of Heaven is greater than he".
Uncommonly, but seemingly on occasion, a child could be designated or nominated a "Nazarite" from birth, and this is clearly the inference in Matthew 2:23, especially when we know, as modern investigation and archaeological research has shown, that there may have been no geographical town or city called Nazareth in the days of Joseph, Mary, and Jesus.
"The last form of a vow, the consecration of the hair of the head for a certain period, is practised by men of all ages. The vow is made as a petition for healing from a serious illness, rescue from danger, or purely as an act of consecration ."

[The two references marked ** are rendered in other recensions by the term "Nazara". All of the remainder can be rendered "Nazarene" except for Matt. 21:11, Mark 1:9, John 1:45 and 1:46.]
** ... having left Nazareth ..... he lived in Capernaum [Mt. 4:13]
Jesus the prophet, the [one] from Nazareth of Galilee [Mt. 21:11]
This one was also with Jesus of Nazareth (or Jesus the Nazarene) [Mt. 26:71]
Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee [Mk 1:9].
What [is it] to us and to you, Jesus of Nazareth? (or Jesus the Nazarene) [Mk 1:24]
Having heard that is was Jesus of Nazareth (or Jesus the Nazarene) [Mk 10:47]
You were with Jesus of Nazareth (or Jesus the Nazarene) [Mk 14:67]
You seek Jesus of Nazareth (or Jesus the Nazarene) [Mk 16:6]
** And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up [Lk 4:16] (We shall return more fully to this text).
What [is it] to you and to us, Jesus of Nazareth (or Jesus the Nazarene) [Lk 4:34] (identical to Mk 1:24 above).
They told him, "Jesus of Nazareth (or Jesus the Nazarene) is passing by [Lk 18:37]
Concerning Jesus of Nazareth ..... (or Jesus the Nazarene) [Lk 24:19]
Jesus the son of Joseph from Nazareth [Jn 1:45]
Out of Nazareth can any good be? [Jn 1:46]
They answered him, "Jesus of Nazareth (or Jesus the Nazarene)"[Jn 18:5]
And they said, "Jesus of Nazareth (or Jesus the Nazarene)" [Jn 18:7]
Jesus of Nazareth (or Jesus the Nazarene), the King of the Jews [Jn 19:19]
Jesus of Nazareth (or Jesus the Nazarene), a man from God [Acts 2:22]
In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth (or Jesus Christ the Nazarene) [Acts 3:6]
By the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth (or Jesus Christ the Nazarene) [Acts 4:10]
This Jesus of Nazareth (or Jesus the Nazarene) ... [Acts 6:14]
Jesus from Nazareth ... God anointed with the Holy Spirit [Acts 10:38]
I am Jesus of Nazareth (or Jesus the Nazarene) [Acts 22:8]
Contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth (or Jesus the Nazarene) [Acts 26:9]
Of these references, only two give a specific sense of location. The first of these is that of Mark, who refers to "Nazareth of Galilee". The second is Luke 4:16, to which we said we would return. A fuller extract reads: 'And he came to Nazareth (Nazara), where he had been brought up; and he went to the synagogue, as was his custom, on the Sabbath day. And he stood up to read: and there was given to him a scroll of the prophet Isaiah. He ... found the place where it was written, "The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to release the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind; to set free those who are oppressed; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord." And he closed the scroll, and gave it back to the attendant, and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him.'
And he began to say to them, "Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing."

NOTE:  Regarding the Jesus Question(From another angle)
Here is a bit of history for those so inclined to Itinue researching for clear answers to old questions regarding the possible symbolism of Jesus…..

Thus, the Passion and Resurrection of Christ are archetypical, not actual, representing a common religious and mythical motif, not the death and resurrection of a "real person." The archetypical death and resurrection of the god provide a spiritual example for his followers: "Osiris was regarded as the principal cause of human resurrection, and he was capable of giving life after death because he had attained to it. He was entitled 'Eternity and Everlastingness,' and he it was who made men and women born again." This mystery of the resurrection is depicted in thousands of tombs in the Nile valley: "Osiris died and rose again from the dead, so all men hoped to arise like him from death to life eternal." These important religious and spiritual concepts were popular in Egypt "from very early times," long before the purported advent of Christ. Also, when the god was reborn, "a loud voice was heard throughout all the world saying, 'The lord of all earth is born!'" Indeed, "it is astonishing to find that, at least, five thousand years ago men trusted an Osiris as a risen Saviour, and confidently hoped to rise, as he arose, from the grave."
In his mockery of Pagans, Christian writer Minucius Felix (3rd cent.) revealed that the Egyptians, and afterwards the Romans, beheld an empty tomb of Osiris or Serapis, another motif found in the later Christian myth. In addition to being placed in a tomb, Osiris was also covered in a shroud, relics of which were exhibited by unscrupulous priests long before the Christian era, a tradition continued with the two dozen or so bogus shrouds possessed by medieval churches including the infamous "Shroud of Turin" much ballyhooed to this day.
Another Egyptian tradition adopted by Christianity is the notion of the blood of the god being represented by wine, as described in a magic papyrus in the British Museum addressed to "Asklepios of Memphis." It is noteworthy that the heart of fine viniculture in Egypt was Mareotis, the Therapeutan cult center outside of Alexandria, the crucible of Christianity, which plagiarizes the water-to-wine motif and emphasizes Jesus's role as a winebibber.
As do Christians today, the millions of followers of Osiris were quite certain that, even though he was the Omnipotent Lord of Lord and King of Kings, he had at some point walked the earth. As Bonwick relates:
he was a person who had lived and died. They had no manner of doubt about it. Did they not know his birthplace? Did they not celebrate his birth by the most elaborate ceremonies, with cradle, lights, etc.? Did they not hold his tomb at Abydos? Did they not annually celebrate at the Holy Sepulchre his resurrection? Did they not commemorate his death by the Eucharist, eating the Sacred Cake, after it had been consecrated by the priests, and become veritable flesh of his flesh?
Providing further evidence of Osiris's pre-Christian role as a dying and rising savior god, several early Church fathers, including Athanasius, Augustine, Theophilus, Athenagoras, Minucius Felix, Lactantius and Firmicus, discussed the Egyptian god's death as mourned "every good Friday."
The death and resurrection of the sun god have astrotheological meaning, signifying the waxing and waning of the moon, which reflects the sun's light, as well as the daily rising and setting of the sun and the annual shortening and lengthening of the day. As part of his astrotheological journey, Osiris "traverses the twelve sections of the Duat," and, as the sun god, Osiris has twelve companions--the Signs of the Zodiac." Thus, in the myth of Osiris is the great teaching god with the twelve disciples who dies and resurrects, millennia before the Christian era. The evidence abundantly points to Jesus Christ as a nearly identical, mythical remake of the highly popular Osiris, whose story was known by millions of pilgrims for thousands of years in precisely the same areas in which the Christian myth arose.

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Sistah Vee

Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: ke on July 20, 2007, 10:18:58 PM
so both negus and Ras mean king?
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Nicro on July 20, 2007, 10:36:20 PM
Ras=Head(usally a title for a duke like figure)
Ras Tafari=Head Creator
Tafari=To be feared
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: sistahvee on July 21, 2007, 12:16:33 AM
Bless Up ke/ Ras Nicro

@Ras Nicro

The I is correct.  However there are a few interpretations to Isider when speaking of the terms Ras and Negus.  Here are a few more.

Ones may see the phrase 'Neguse Negest' written 'Nigus Nagast', 'Negus Negast', etc. The 'gn' sound is pronounced as the Spanish ñ ('ny'), not as in English 'magnolia'. The 'q' sound is like a hard 'k' pronounced as far back in the throat as possible.

The word Nigus (sometimes transliterated 'Negus', but pronounced 'nih-goose') means 'king', 'emperor'. Hence also the phrases, Negusa Negest ze Itiopia, meaning "Emperor of Ethiopia", and YeNegustit Nigus meaning 'King of Kings' (see Revelation 19:16). ... YeIsrael Nigus = King of Israel, Yetsion Nigus = King of Zion.

Negusa Negest ze Ethiopia=Emperor of Ethiopia


Negus =King


Negeste-Negestate=Empress (in her own right)

Even the rank of king — Negus  — which was a title often assumed by leaders of Ethiopian states, ultimately became something which had to be sanctioned by the Emperor...

Not to be confused with:ne·gus (nē'g s)
n.
A beverage of wine, hot water, lemon juice, sugar, and nutmeg.

negus
Drink made from port or sherry with spices, sugar, and hot water.

The noun negus has one meaning:
Meaning #1: wine and hot water with sugar and lemon juice and nutmeg

“Ras” in Amharic is the title given to Ethiopian royalties

Le’ul Ras Prince of the blood, but recently with connotations of governorship, or military/regional leadership. Recently given to princes more distant from the Monarch


Ras =Head; in some senses a Field Marshal. Traditionally often equivalent to the rank of Duke


Ethiopian Military Titles
Ras
General (or, when the Emperor is in the field, Lt.-General


Noted historian of Ethiopian Imperial matters, and a direct descendant of Negus Sahle Selassie of Shoa, His Highness Prince Asfa-Wossen Asserate, highlighted some of the ambiguity regarding ancient and modern uses of some of the titles: “Le’ul Ras is the equivalent of a Royal Duke, whereas a Ras is a Duke. Every Le’ul Ras and Le’ul, as well as a Meridazmatch is a Mesfin, and is thus [likely to be] entitled to the distinction of His Highness or His Imperial Highness (HH or HIH).”4

“Ras is the highest title which can be bestowed upon someone who is not of Royal birth (ie: Ras Mesfin Sileshi, etc.). Indeed, it is the equivalent of a Duke in the civilian hierarchy and Field Marshal in military terms.

Both Le’ul Ras Kassa Hailu and Le’ul Ras Seyoum Mengesha were officially appointed Field Marshals in 1934.”5 During the Zemene Mesafint, Tigré was ruled by a Ras; Amhara by a Dejazmatch. Like feudal lords in mediæval Europe, these ranks held massive authority. Even by the early 19th Century, for example, Begémder was still ruled by a powerful Ras; Gojjam by a Dejazmatch. And, at this time, the early 19th Century, the Emperor himself, still resident in Gondar, had little real authority over the regional rulers.

Emperor Haile Selassie I, who, although he was descended directly from the Solomonic line, was not directly descended from Emperor Menelik’s branch. Haile Selassie was born Tafari Makonnen in 1892. His father, Ras Makonnen, was Governor and Ras of Harar, a close friend of his cousin, Emperor Menelik ii, and a key figure in the Shoa Amhara nobility. As the son of a noble, Tafari was born with the honorific Lij . Because of his later functions and power, he was accorded the title Ras, and as Ras Tafari became Regent of Ethiopia and, in 1928, Negus of Ethiopia, before becoming Emperor of Ethiopia in 1930.


Ras Tafari Mekonnen(name of HIM Haile Selassie I)
Ras = head (compare Hebrew rosh, Arabic ra's). Tafari = he who inspires awe'. Mekonnen = 'the angel'. The name Rastafari became applied to the followers of Haile Selassie, the Rastafarians.

There's a lot more...Maybe the others will add to it..

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Sistah Vee





Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: mirat on August 15, 2007, 03:29:54 AM
ites!

for I and I
Ras=king
Tafari=His name!

bless up brethren!
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: sistahvee on August 15, 2007, 03:25:55 PM
Bless Up Trodding_Mirat

So nice to see the I on the boards.  Is all well?  How is the summer on the farm working out?  Enjoy the rest of the summer..

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Sistah Vee
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: ke on August 15, 2007, 06:53:03 PM
I have been reading the holy Piby and was wondering do any Ras participate in the period of concord?
blessings.
ke
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: sistahvee on September 27, 2007, 02:50:51 AM
Bless Up Family

During InI's recovery InI noticed that many new to Rasta have a lot of questions that are answered right here in this thread.  InI realize that since Ras Chucky have not been around the Rasta School thread has fallen into archive pages.  However, InI also noticed that there are currently a few young bloods who are quite capable of resurrecting this thread as many newbies will find most of their 'simple' and not so simple answers here. 

For instance InI noticed Bredren Ke and Rootsridge to name a couple, have the ability to assist Ras Matthew when possible and even start new topics of interest where we can all ADD information on the topics in Reasoning without flooding the boards with the same question or long answers.  InI will be happy to assist any interested so please use the Rasta School and enhance your searching for Divine knowledge.

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Sistah Vee
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: ke on September 27, 2007, 07:19:59 PM
InI would be honored to teach!!
bless up.
ke.
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RAS_CHUCKY11 on September 30, 2007, 07:45:18 PM

GREETINGS FAR I

ONE CAN TRACE H.I.M LINEAGE FROM ADAM TO DAVID TO SOLOMON TO YESUS TO H.I.M EMPEROR HAILE SELASIE USING THE KING JAMES BIBLE AND THE KEBRA NEGAST...START FROM GENESIS AND ONE WILL SEE...

HAILE SELASSIE I IS THE ALMIGHTY
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: rootsridge on October 01, 2007, 05:44:08 PM
Iman (along with KE) would be honoured yes!:D

thanks queen:D

bless roots
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: phoenixtears43 on October 07, 2007, 05:05:55 PM
Hi family

Sorry InI have not been on much lately.  Busy busy.

Thank you all for keeping this thread alive!  So much new information and reasonings.

InI will be around more soon, to contribute more to the thread here.

Jah guide and protect


~Matt
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: worldjustis on October 08, 2007, 12:19:26 AM
Feeling embarrassed coming to a new schoolplace/group for the first time.   But, this is a school I have been looking for.   I have wanted for a very long time to find out about the Rastafari way of life.    Would you mind if I begin my learning here?  I will probably ask some very stupid questions but I just have this feeling that I MUST know more about Rasta.


Please and thank you.

WJ
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: rootsridge on October 08, 2007, 05:03:24 PM
@worldjustis

It is silly to say that u will ask stupid questions!!

just ask away, if your new then you should'nt be embarrassed about asking anyone anything!!

just fire away and seek the truth. As on RASTA NICKS messgae it says 'every journey begins with a step' (or something similar soz if its wrong nick)

bless idren!
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: ke on October 08, 2007, 07:55:19 PM
is there any of the I that would like to ask any questions?
because InI am not sure how to start this off.
blessings.
ke.
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: worldjustis on October 12, 2007, 09:07:26 PM
Yes, ke, why do you refer to everyone and self as "I" please?  It is a bit confusing when I am reading posts to figure out to whom everyone is referring. . . . . . . . . ??????


WJ
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: rootsridge on October 13, 2007, 12:58:46 PM
YES Bless


right to put it simply

when you say.. i think my favourite band is:
Changes to . . .I think I favourite band is.

so I sometimes replaces me/my.
seen??

hwoever if someone is talking about someone else, some rasta say,

THE I

which means YOU

and Iman is another way of saying me, :D

understand??????????

rootsridge
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: ke on October 13, 2007, 06:00:12 PM
ye bro,
the I= you,he
InI=me and Jah(meaning Jah is within everyone)

the I doesn't have to use these words to be a Ras
just some do and some don't
 does that clear things up for the I ?
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: NyaInIJahLove on October 15, 2007, 06:23:07 AM
I = The Self as a Pillar of RastaFarI
The I is (on one level) symbolic of Us as a sacred staff, or rod or pillar connecting Heaven and Earth, earth to heavens as our feet and body connect physically to Earth but within I and I Lives the Kingdom of Heaven and above~ The Heavens above also indicate the Stars   Astrologically and Astronomically and pays homage to Our Star Bredren and Sistren from Highly Evolved Galactic Civilizations...

The I can also be seen as The EYE, the all-seeing I/eye of Jah, who looks at life through our own eyes, especially when we discipline ourselves spiritually to tap into the "observer" aspect of ourselves, that is detached, yet compassionate, loving its creation and learning from its creation as JahJah loves and Itinulally learns from all of creation   (continually changes within RastaFarI to Itinually as I and I weed out Con words, for I and I seek to see thru and overcome the CONditioning and the CONning Babylon trys to fool I or manipulate we with) ......
 
The eye/I has an overview as we "overstand" the lessons life offers and develop Insight into why we are here and how we can glean wisdom and develop compassion from and for~ every situation and person we  encounter.
All I's relating consciously are of a Oneness consciousness as JahJah lives in everyone of us, hence The I and I indicates I awareness that I and The I (the other I I am relating to) in reality are two aspects of One reality infused with Jah Consciousness, or two cells within The One Body of Jah
seen?
Blessed Love
Sistren Nyah I
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: ke on October 15, 2007, 07:15:20 PM
very nicely explained sis.
blessings.
ke.
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: NyaInIJahLove on October 16, 2007, 03:09:27 AM
 :)
give thanks
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: ke on October 23, 2007, 01:25:55 AM
InI came across a pretty good video on biblical studies of Rasta,
check it out:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MNqzfefICg

blessings.
ke.
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: MaoriLion on October 23, 2007, 12:50:41 PM
Nice find brother ke
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: phoenixtears43 on March 12, 2008, 11:35:04 PM
Bless up bredren and sistren.

Great to see the wonderful progress of this thread.  So much wonderful information and teaching.   Sorry InI have not been around to reason lately. Been rather busy. 


Jah love and guidence
One Love

~Ras Matt
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: ke on March 13, 2008, 12:04:13 AM
great to see you back my brotha, you just come when you can, no need to rush
bless
ke
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Ras-DAN-fari on April 29, 2008, 03:16:30 PM
could anybody help me with finding a copy of: The Testimony Of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Halie Selassie I: Defender Of The Faith from? i have checked out local book stores and on the internet but cant seem to find it, any help is much appreshiated thanks.
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Human on April 29, 2008, 03:31:50 PM
One Drop Books.com i think you can find it there.
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Jungalist on April 29, 2008, 11:59:46 PM
this is very informative, thanks
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Ras-DAN-fari on May 14, 2008, 11:48:58 AM
thanks for the help I has managed to find a copy, just got to wait for it to come.   :D
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: mirat on May 17, 2008, 01:47:47 AM
for Sistahvee

i been so busy in school sorry,and also in di farm,
sometimes gettin bored making all goat in grass to eat,
and i read some post it seem we are getting well for this thread allot of new member to
post there confusive question bout our natural life...Hope y'all help Each odda in here!

bless all!
Oneness!
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Heartical One on June 01, 2008, 10:43:59 PM
Greetings in the name of H. I. M.

I'm really sorry this topic might not have anything to do with what you are discussing right now, but I am in need of some  guidance.

My childhood hasn't been one the best and I have always felt that pull to Rastafari,  I am reading and reasoning, I have been doing so for a long time, I get ridiculed and questioned by my family and now I  find myself at a point where most times I just cannot communicate with them.

I want to become a true daughter of Zion and I know only Jah can give me that blessing but I want to know.

Question. 1 Do you have any tips for when the spirit can seem weak?


Bless
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: kurdish on June 02, 2008, 03:13:36 PM
 hello friends, i am a 17 year old in search of light. . .

I believe in the rasta way of peace love and unity. . .

but am having trouble in the acceptance of an almighty lord/creator. .

may i ask of a brother or sister to explain the rasta views on creation. .

thank you
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: ke on June 04, 2008, 07:24:40 PM
try just taking some time each day to just relax and give thanks. or maybe listen to some music that makes you happy. what i do is when i meditate try thinking of people that make you happy and think of all the times they did somthin that made you feel happy and when you breath in try to take in those emotions you felt at that time when you were with that person.
bless up hope you feel better
ke
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RastaJack93 on July 24, 2008, 09:18:02 PM
Y did the thread stop? Can the I's please carry the rasta school on it is very helpful

Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: ke on July 26, 2008, 05:58:59 PM
sure bro
is there any questions you have?
i would be happy to answer them
bless
ke
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RastaJack93 on July 27, 2008, 04:00:06 PM
i would lyk to no a bit more about emmanuel and y he is so important to bobos

Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: ke on July 27, 2008, 08:20:12 PM
well i don't know much about Emanuel but I do know that he is the one who found the bobo shanti way.
try looking at Houseofbobo.com
bless
ke
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RastaJack93 on July 28, 2008, 08:47:51 AM
Thanks Bredren


Posted on: July 28, 2008, 09:46:54 am
I-man would lyk to know more on the dietary laws plz bredren

Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: ke on July 28, 2008, 06:38:41 PM
no problem brotha
alot of rasta believe different things. some don't eat any meet n some just don't eat pork.
it all depends on what you feel.
but when you pick foods to eat try to pick healthy foods. remember your body is your temple.seen?
for some ital food recipes look through the itlat living part of the forum( i think that's what its called haha)
bless up bro
ke
Posted on: July 28, 2008, 07:36:16 pm
my bad brotha its called "rasta livity"
bless
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RastaJack93 on July 28, 2008, 08:37:25 PM
yhank bredren i will look through that

Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: ke on July 29, 2008, 07:11:28 PM
bless up bro
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Sefus on August 01, 2008, 06:14:04 AM
InI have a question about the Etheopian flag.
The actual flag has green at the top, but InI see it upsidedown lots of places.
I was originally taught that an upside down flag meant "war" or "distress".

Why is the flag Green, Gold, Red sometimes and Red, Gold, Green other times?
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: ke on August 02, 2008, 12:49:28 AM
yes brotha i have seen that too and wonder why my self. i have heard it means war too
maybe war against Babylon?
I'm sorry i don't really know bout that
bless up
ke
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Sefus on August 03, 2008, 06:11:33 AM
I guess the war on Babylon might have something to do with it.
InI even see pics of H. I. M.  with the red, gold, green.  I just wonder is all.

I'm having a great time reading on this forum as well.  I only wish I had found it earlier. . . 

----------------
Now playing:  Buju Banton - Untold Stories
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: ke on August 03, 2008, 05:40:00 PM
yes it is a great place to learn from.
when ever you have a question i would be more than happy to answer it.
JAH guide
brotha ke
Posted on: August 03, 2008, 06:05:46 pm
i recommend watching this brothas n sistas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QuYSZVpi2Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdAkM-Tp85g&feature=related

i hope that cleared things up
bless
ke
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Ras I on August 03, 2008, 06:08:47 PM
Indeed it signifies war of any decided type. Many even choose to fly upside-down in times of seeming emotional, mental, and even cosmic "war," even if only to show war can only be recognized with an upside-down perspective; indeed some always fly it upside down to show that all perception is mental "war," but also many fly the colors upside-down simply because they do not yet know which way is right-side up ;)
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: mirat on August 09, 2008, 12:56:01 PM
for Sefus...

ahhm...
as I know about the flag,
red" means the blood of the martyr of the RasTafarI,
gold" means the gold of the Mother land Africa,(its not really yellow,the real one is gold because that is depend on the feature of the cloth,sometimes color yellow looks like gold.)
and the green" means the vegetation of the natural life...

:)
hope it can help yuh!
about the upside-down position...
As I know,the Nyabinghi tribe use it the green on the top...
but for my own overstandings its the same...
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: lil_sista10 on September 21, 2008, 12:06:46 AM
 ;D ;D ;D Hello there.  I'm new and I'm thinking about learning about the Rastafarian religion.  I am making a full transformation.  My boyfriend has already done it now he's waiting on me.  To email me about it, my email is soniafwlr@yahoo. com or junecash10@aol. com.


Thanks and 1 luv!!!!
           -lil' sista
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: jesus on October 15, 2008, 10:25:19 PM
I wondered if anyone can put me in touch with a Rasta teacher. I am in London,UK.

Blessings

Jesus

 
Quote from: Ras Matthew link=topic=4011. msg57385#msg57385 date=1173061272
Ah I see, dont worry about that, InI guess InI should go over Patois and common Rasta words :) dont worry about how the I talks, k?  The I will probably slowly drift into talkin like that too, once you get used to it heh :P dont worry about it.

Jah Bless, 1080
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: NY_Son_Of_Jah on November 04, 2008, 06:53:39 AM
Hello Idren i new here just wanted to say hello and i think this thread is great and (as a new rastafarian) would love to learn more about our great faith.    :) One Love
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Redge on February 25, 2009, 11:47:15 AM
first off id like to thank everyone for helping people out by taking there own
time to teach others more about the ways and history of rasta,

but my question is if i wanted to be truly faithful would i need to have dreadlocks
because ive heard lotsof mixed views, i am actually going to grow dreadlocks
but i dont know how they would start to twist into dreads without using wax
and i dont really want to use wax.
any ideas with getting dreads aswell?

Forever loving Jah
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: I ELIJAH I on February 25, 2009, 12:21:14 PM
Dreads became the trod over the years, but they only ever were a representation of the inner disciple that determines a Rasta. Namely one of separation from the world and even that is only one stage of a Rasta's trod. Rasta don't deals so much with "Dreads" as Dread, the fearsome terror of the almighty, which is represented by just not cutting, combing, or washing the hair which terrifies society and causes ones alienation, This is dread. Dreadlocks is just a term created to describe what forms on a dread's head but as with everything babylon make their own definition and come pass it off over the foundation. The trueness of your faith will be determined by your following the guidance of the most high, ask him if he wants you to dread.
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Redge on February 25, 2009, 02:11:46 PM
thanks elijah :)

i actually have another question.

Bob Marley has an argument with herb and alcohol n that herb is the healing of the nation
which i believe is fully true it brings out an inner spiritual level in a person
but he also says alcohol is the destruction of the nation
which by facts kills 75000+ people a year but is this is own view or
do lots of Rastafarians believe this aswell?

I dont think ive ever met a rasta that drinks apart from myself but even now i dont drink anymore
so is it against RAS faith?


Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: I ELIJAH I on February 25, 2009, 04:45:16 PM
His Majesty teaches to avoid alcohol. Avoidance provides for perhaps an occasion that you were invited by someone and it would offend them if you refused. Furthermore my opinion is that the declaration refers to strong drink (liquor) and that biblical injunctions against drunkenness are apt to regulate wine and beer intake.
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Redge on February 25, 2009, 10:28:45 PM
i see thanks elijah


jah bless
one love
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: lm123 on June 12, 2009, 09:23:49 AM
redge you can wash your hair when your growing your locks the only things you dont do is cut and comb it everything else do the same
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: RastaFox on September 28, 2009, 12:53:23 PM
blessings unto all my bredren un sistren
i have learned more in the time to read this thread than all of my past research outside this thread

on question tho, I'm looking into getting a bible and recently have heard that the King James Bible is very popular amongst the faith but dos anyone have any personal suggestions or favorites?

Jah love
-Jon
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: love on September 29, 2009, 01:36:58 AM
greetings everyone! I have always found the rasta way so pure and so natural.  I currently have someone in my life who is a rasta and i have learned many things from him.  I have come to a point in m life that i have realized many things but am unsure how to put them in order.  i want to live more naturally and I want to feel that feeling that those feel when they know God is with them.  I am am of carribean decent  but am indian. . is it natural to lock my hair? it is very thick and curly. . i first want to cut it very low and start fresh.  I hope that you will be able to help me in this journey.  :)
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: magorr on December 05, 2009, 07:57:36 AM
Hello,

My question is so simple, because I'm really newbie here.  Many times I'm feeling jealous and a huge pain in my body, when somebody be with my pair.  And I know this is bad, and I wanna find the best way to open my heart to leave my pain away.  Please don't miss the understand, I'm really looking for to clean my mind and make my world as positive as possible. 

Bless you all!
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Daz on June 05, 2010, 08:41:39 PM
Dear phoenixtears43, and God bless to all,

My name is Darren (Daz) and I'm from Leeds, and what I want to learn is something about Rasta and vegetarianism, and Rasta's outlooks on human animal relationships, and also ital foods and flavours etc.

To cut a long story short I'm holding a small group discussion based on the above issues as part of my uni course work, the group will be made up of various members of vegetarian based faiths such as Buddhist, Jainist, Krishna etc. , I understand that Rasta is equally vegetarian maybe for varying reason which I hope I can learn from here!

However, I'm bit lost in recruiting a Rasta volunteer, so if anyone can point me in the right direction I would be truly grateful (drop me an email: dzamelt@hotmil. com).  Its taken plenty of googling to reach here, but seek and you shall find.

One Love - Daz
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: rasdogiel on September 25, 2010, 06:38:32 AM
InI give thanks

1 love Idrens and sisthrens
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Ruby on December 02, 2010, 04:44:01 PM
My Brothers and Sisters, I feel, hope and long I am on the path of righteousness and with guidance I will see the light of Jah.  My education is in its early days but I am doing my best-arming miself and me man all that I can about Ras Tafari and the truth of Ethiopia.  I am looking at the world with new eyes, or perhaps just wider eyes.  Did I know the truth or some portion of it all along?  My head is swimming with questions.

I ask if any brothers or sisters would share some words on how Ras Tafari has shaped their being on this earth and how I and I bring ital livivty to them and family, also the issue of what to wear, I especially seek wisdom from sisters here. 

This would help both me man and I make some sense and bring love to the world in a wicked city in england , but also as I in last year of university, I am only months from finishing so I will finish it, but I have learnt seen so much wickedness in media-I decided to incorporate my research of Ras Tafari  in all my uni work.  Writing as much as I can as a culture and journalism student in uk.  So it would give me some guidance in my writing also. 

I ask Jah and I and I guidance and light

Bless
Ruby
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: pbtrn10k on December 05, 2010, 07:09:47 AM
Hello everyone,

I try to follow in the path of Jah, let him guide me feel overstand the spirit of my Idren in my community but all around me I feel oppression so difficult to shake off so difficult to be ital and be pure feel good in my soul.  I try every day to live how I feel and know I should but it's so hard sometimes.  Some days I wake up and I feel Jah in me flowin out positive energy all around other days it cannot come.

I came here for guidance and learning, so that I can influence my Idren positively every day and reap positive rewards always follow the path.  My first post here so hello all Is.  Been readin here for some time lots of wisdom good advice.

Jah bles InI

Pete
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Ruby on December 07, 2010, 01:12:27 PM
Bless Pete
I'm not sure if I can offer any guidance, as I pretty new to everyting really. 
But I wanted to say hello, I didn't want InI feeling lost on his own.
I not sure if these forum's get very busy any more, I only join a week ago or so, but I have been comming here for knowledge for a while now man.
What oppression do you speak of brother?

Bless Up
Ruby

Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Nazarite I on December 07, 2010, 05:17:48 PM
Quote from: pbtrn10k link=topic=4011. msg76637#msg76637 date=1291532987
Hello everyone,

I try to follow in the path of Jah, let him guide me feel overstand the spirit of my Idren in my community but all around me I feel oppression so difficult to shake off so difficult to be ital and be pure feel good in my soul.   I try every day to live how I feel and know I should but it's so hard sometimes.   Some days I wake up and I feel Jah in me flowin out positive energy all around other days it cannot come. 

I came here for guidance and learning, so that I can influence my Idren positively every day and reap positive rewards always follow the path.   My first post here so hello all Is.   Been readin here for some time lots of wisdom good advice. 

Jah bles InI

Pete

Greetings.

Yes I, in babylon it can be hard for I and I to hold a a good meditation.  I and I must still strive and not let it dishearten I and I that occasionally I and I creator hides His face from I and I.  I and I must have faith even in those difficult times when babylon presses down hard and I and I face tribulations.
I don't have the time at the moment to look for specific verses in the scripture to recommend to the I but Iman always find what I'm looking for in Psalms in times of trouble.

Blessed love and guidence. 
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: fayafaya on January 04, 2011, 09:08:38 PM
Hi my senior brothers and sisters in am rasta kwabena from ghana
I want to know more about what to do and what not to do i also
need Jahfather who will guide me through were i am this is my e mail
firempongdesmond@yahoo. com my phone number 00233203976140
hoping to hear from somebody soon THANKS
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: timbrownxy on March 29, 2011, 05:56:33 AM
I suggest not "cooking" at all.  Just bought some oils and vegetables and spices you can afford and make a big salad.  Be creative.  Coconuts are the supreme food.  Carrots, spinach, avocado and very nice.  More almonds, walnuts, or sunflower and soak overnight in water to aid digestion.  Spirolina is expensive, but a little goes a long way.  Oranges, lemons, Oregeno and dill for flavor.  # 1 tip-Quinoa-cuisine such as rice or grow in 2-3 days, 16 protien%, the italist.  Even if the police I can not organic is still better than BK. 
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: NubianQueenMsV on May 05, 2011, 07:09:06 PM
I am new to Rastafari. . . . . . . . . . all the information you can give me would be helpful.   I would love to learn as much as I can.
Posted on: May 05, 2011, 02:40:35 PM
Quote from: timbrownxy link=topic=4011. msg77583#msg77583 date=1301378193
I suggest not "cooking" at all.   Just bought some oils and vegetables and spices you can afford and make a big salad.   Be creative.   Coconuts are the supreme food.   Carrots, spinach, avocado and very nice.   More almonds, walnuts, or sunflower and soak overnight in water to aid digestion.   Spirolina is expensive, but a little goes a long way.   Oranges, lemons, Oregeno and dill for flavor.   # 1 tip-Quinoa-cuisine such as rice or grow in 2-3 days, 16 protien%, the italist.   Even if the police I can not organic is still better than BK.  


This was helpful
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: markcampbellmark on May 31, 2011, 10:47:20 AM
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Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Marley-fan96 on June 21, 2012, 01:31:09 AM
What is Haile Selassie's role in the Rasta faith? is he a God-like figure to be worshiped or is he seen as a wise man? Why do Rasta's believe the Selassie is divine if he denied his own divinity?
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Oskar on June 21, 2012, 04:23:10 PM
he is a representation of truth like no other. as such he is god in flesh. it seems the real question asked is what divinity is.
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Wulfrik frysson on July 10, 2012, 09:57:45 AM
greetings Rasta nick , I am hailing from kent but have been raised in a number of different places,

first of all let me start by thanking you for creating a center of information for people interested in the rasta way of life, (rastaman. co. uk) I registered but am a bit clumsy with computers and find it hard to figure out, however I am sure i'll learn. 

I can hardly call myself a rasta, but rasta brothers I and IanI seem to have a lot of things in common, like when InI share with someone of a different culture InI will try and learn and approach that man's( or woman's) culture or at least come half way, and that way InI can truly smile and truly learn and truly open the mind.

therefore I have been looking for a place to share culture information, and celebrate our differences. 

I and I found this place to some extent and must admit it is ironic babylon,as you call it, gave birth to choice and liberation by creating the internet, which connects people, and like in the arab spring it might eventually crush babylon itself ( although I fear the arabs are too keen in accepting western doctrine as their new system) Yet I rejoice for their victory over tyranny and mourn for their loss of life. 

All I know of your lifestyle I know from video's and the internet, which is fine, but InI miss the beauty of human interaction, and InI is sure I jah in rastafarian beliefs intended for this interaction and love.  As InI personally find love and tolerance is maybe the greatest tool to learn from another I,and the internet seems to lack this.

It therefore is the hope of I and I that maybe after debate and interaction, InI could maybe have an audience, or maybe a meeting could be held when the time is right, with lots of brothers and sisters( or simply I and I if InI understood correctly) longing for the same.

I have told you little about I and not enough about my intentions to learn about ras tafari lifestyle, yet this message already seems much too long, I will therefore leave it at this, and should you wish to reply, or learn more about me, ask me anything and I will happily reply.



one love,

Thank you in advance for your time to read this

anthony freson

aka wulfrik de frys

ps: I also posted this message to you on facebook before I could figure out how to work this thread, just to let you know it is the same message.
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Oskar on July 10, 2012, 03:48:44 PM
the internet is just a channel for communication. as such it don't contain anything unless humans put it there. i don't think there are no human beings lacking love and tolerance communicating on the internet. it is true though that love and tolerance enables meaningful exchange between human beings. as such the internet is a unique experience and even very useful as it eliminates the need to coordinate time and space among the endless number of participants.

互联网仅仅是一个沟通的渠道。因此它不包含任何东西,除非人类把它放在那里。我不认为有没有人类缺乏爱和宽容,在互联网上沟通。它是真实的,但爱和宽容,使人与人之间的有意义的交流。互联网是一个独特的经验,甚至是非常有用的,因为它消除了无尽的参与者之间需要协调的时间和空间。
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Wulfrik frysson on July 11, 2012, 03:15:07 AM
cheers oskar I , ofcourse I value the internet for the possibilities it brings and agree with everything the I is saying, maybe InI's old fashioned to rejoice in the handshake of the next man or the smile I can see and feel because of positive mutual and not always spoken understanding, I can learn knowledge (and I do try) but Iman personally find it harder to feel through written words than spoken ones, this is all I and I was saying.    InI just come from a rather dark time, and am trying to shed it, but much appreciate the guidance.      peace
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Oskar on July 11, 2012, 01:42:13 PM
i can see what the i is saying about the difference between spoken and written words. same way it can sometimes be difficult to understand what someone is saying because of pronunciation and dialects or what not. thus the written word can at times simplify the process. being in person there is a lot of non-verbal communication too that can either complicate or make things easier.
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Kerris on July 19, 2012, 02:09:15 PM
I have a question about Rasta and the bible.

InI am fairy new to Rasta and decided that i would begin to read the bible.

I was wondering in the bible would Rasta view Jesus as a reincarnation of JAH ?

Or am I completely wrong
Title: Re: RASTA SCHOOL
Post by: Oskar on July 20, 2012, 12:21:05 AM
christ is a teacher and teach about jah love and is one with jah. jah is timeless and thus it is meaningless to consider any before or after implied by reincarnation.