Re: Faith and belief is the same thing,
Posted By: Eja In Response To: Re: Faith and belief is the same thing, (Ras Heru)
Date: Monday, 30 May 2005, at 7:15 p.m.
In Response To: Re: Faith and belief is the same thing, (Ras Heru)
One thing I discovered early on was that I could learn as much from meditating on the different meanings of words and the relationships between them as I could from books.
For example, consider the word for 'faith' and 'belief'. This word 'igbagbo' is also a composite word. It is made from 'gba' which means 'accept' and 'gbo' which means hear. So, according to the ancestors who made the language now called Yoruba, faith and belief ARE the same thing and (on the surface), they both mean 'to accept what you hear'.
The word for knowledge 'mo' implies that to know is an act of creation as 'mo' also means 'to mould', specifically, it is the word used to describe what the potter does when he takes a lump of clay and from it, fashions a pot, a dish or any other such USABLE item.
'Mo' is also the root of the word for 'child' - 'omo'.
Finally, one of the names of the Supreme Being is 'Amona' which means both 'Moulder of the Way' and 'One Who Knows the Way'. From this, we get 'Amona Ara' - 'Moulder of the Wondrous Way' and 'One who Knows the Wondrous Way'.
Wisdom And Strength
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