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12067, All of the Above
Posted by Solarus, Sun Jul-08-01 05:52 AM

When looking traditional Afrakan cultures, the difference between social/political/religious institutions is minor and de-emphasized. If "God is IMMANENT" then these institutions MUST interrelate. The only difference would be in the particular functions.

1. Political institutions determine how the nation is to be run and run it.
2. Social/Educational institutions determine how the nation is perpetuated through the youth.
3. Religious/Spiritual/Scientific institutions determine how theoretical orientations to how the world/universe functions which ultimately influences all of the above.


***Words of Wisdom***

"Every time you rise from your sleeping state, you have been reincarnated. Every time you recover from a bad experience, you have been reincarnated. Every time you have been given a new lease on life, you have been reincarnated. Every time you breath in and out, take in the fresh breath of life and feel the divine intelligence flowing in and around you, you have been reincarnated."- Mfundishi Bakari

On "love":

"I am in love everyday, whether I am with someone or not. Why? All love is based on a search for spirit. For me love is timeless, transcendent, peaceful, freeing, soul-based, unifying, and enhanced evolution. This is the basis of my activism."- Nettrice, the embodiment of Oshun

"Since we all make up the rules as we go along, love can mean many different things to many different people. But, for me love is a total commitment to understanding that is not limited to just people but is open to the totality of life. As long as we approach love from a fear based mentality and perceive it through veils of guardedness and anxiety, it will always be restricted by our fears."- Mfundishi Bakari