franksta forward ever , i love this one , your quote ,
"There is no separation between socio-politicalness of Rastafari and its spiritual-mystical essence . "
i was givin you my sense of how i witness people stand in this trod . It was my impression on the matter , not that i do like that even if i do have problem with politricks .
From what i hear here some people in the trod nah pray to His Majesty , nah have in special regard
Haile Selassie I , nah look at Him as the Messiah or Jah . If you leave this out where does it lie the spiritual path of RasTafari movement ??
"Rastafari deals with the totality of the human being ."
here i haf to agree !
"HIM is a man like us all , due to the circumstances of earth runnins ....."
i cannot agree here , for me HIM is already HIM at His birth , Him nah have to manifest nothing , He is being manifested HIMself . And dat was quite enuff .
"Once you have proven yourself able and capable , then you become "Earths Rightful Ruler , Jahs Representation and Divine Authority" .
here i can agree , as you put it , but i am no Jah , only HIS representation . What we all shall aspire to be .His good representation as His children . Still we got a Father .
"It is not a birthrite conferred on you because of the circumstances of your birth . This POWER is not passed on by holding a special scepter, by sitting on the throne of ethiopia, by wearing a crown or by bloodline- only by manifesting Jah's work are you able to achieve this authority ."
Man , here we are like opposite .
It is a birthrihgt .
Ok then what comes to my mind is ...
when HIM was crowned Negusa Neghesti , what exactly had He manifested to achieve that Authority ?
IT was for the lineage , fe the sceptre , fe Jah plan , for it was Ethiopia , that throne ...
that baby was awaited ....that likkle child was already Full of Authority .
"This I cannot deny , that maybe Howell saw HIM as Jah on earth , Which was contrary to his immediate mentors . Who instead saw him as a the focal point for the regrowth of Black pride and dignity ."
yes , and how the story continues it tells us something more , because many a go embrace the vision of Howell and focus on the divinity of His Majesty . Not in europe but right there in jamaica or in the usa .
"Maybe what Howell was seeing is the new messiah , to lead his people to freedom , for in HIM being a emperor the potential for this reality became real- here is a black man who rules an empire much like Moses and David , from who loins he springs , possessing and army and lands filled with untold riches . If he be the Messiah then it stands to reason that he is Jah on Earth just as the christians see Jesus as God on earth . All that was now needed was an EXODUS(repatriation) of the people to the promise land(ethiopia-the new Jerusalem-shsahmali) - a recreation of the biblical story , it must then be a divine revelation . "
main point , yes I . and from this all a come .
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