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|How Curse And Oath Taking Came To Earth by Babalawos(m): 7:05am On Mar 03, 2017|
When the divinities inhabited the world, people were still generally afraid of doing evil because they did their best to observe the laws of heaven on earth.
They were final authorities within the jurisdiction allotted to each of them by God In heaven. Any matter which defied the authority of any single one or a group of them was referred to the Earthly Council of the Divinities under the Chairmanship or Orisa-Nla that is: "God's own representative on earth".
While on earth, they kept the tradition of meeting every five days during which no one went for any outside chores, be it to the farm, forest or market. That day was generally observed as the Sabbath day (ljo iyasi mimo in Yorubo or Eken in Bini).
It was universally forbidden under pain of mysterious death or sickness to perform any chore outside the house on that day. The Earthly Council of the Divinities (which was the final court of appeal on all matters affecting mankind on earth) decided the fate of each human being on earth.
Most of the activities of the divinities, however, transcends the common sense comprehension of lay mortals because, the Divinities themselves were endowed by God with the perceptive vision of simultaneously knowing and seeing what transpired in heaven and on earth which power was denied to man when he was created to serve the divinities before the advent of the earth.
When the mortal population of the world began to increase however, the divinities discovered that their mortal servants were gradually beginning to stray away from the paths ot their destiny to uncharted terrain.
They were falling easy preys to the machinations of Esu who had vowed to mutilate and bastardize whatever being was created by God.
As long as the authority of the divinities held sway on earth, little was heard of divinity's indivinity to divinity. As soon as the earth became totally mortalized however, man's inhumality to man became rife to the point of ringing discordant gongs in heaven.
Men began to cannibalize, rob, scandalise, brutalise, enslave, torment, dehumanise, rape, etc themselves in the name of one cause or the other.
That period coincided with the time when the divinities began to return to base in heaven. The children and priests of the departed divinities thought that law and order could be maintained by introducing the concepts of swearing, cursing and oath taking in the name of their departed divinities. That was how oath taking and corporate and mutual cursing became universal practice on earth.
But now civilization, modernization, Christianity and Islam has taking away such Orisa practices. They call such practices barbaric and uncivilized. Evil, corruption, murder, robbery, assassinations, terrorism, rape...... etc has increased in our society.
Thank you for reading, leave a comment
|Re: How Curse And Oath Taking Came To Earth by iPopAlomo(m): 11:08am On Mar 03, 2017|
Following you and reading your threads... I've always wanted someone to convert the songs of Orunmila from Yoruba to English...
I love those stories behind everything...
Baba... more of it... I can't thank you enough...
|Re: How Curse And Oath Taking Came To Earth by Raintaker(m): 9:03pm On Mar 03, 2017|
But baba, why some orishas no dey fine?
Just like the one you posted
Is thay how they were when they were alive?
|Re: How Curse And Oath Taking Came To Earth by Babalawos(m): 8:38am On Mar 04, 2017|
You are welcome
|Re: How Curse And Oath Taking Came To Earth by Babalawos(m): 8:39am On Mar 04, 2017|
|Re: How Curse And Oath Taking Came To Earth by Haoqi24: 12:38am On Mar 06, 2017|
Interesting story... Africa needs to go back to her roots. So called civilization has the side effect of disorder
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