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Messenger: despicable.vulcan Sent: 6/7/2014 3:00:15 AM

Is Deh Any Link Between Hindus And Rastafari ?

Messenger: RAS-NATE-1995 Sent: 6/7/2014 8:27:39 AM

Radhakrishan Receives Degree From H.S.I.U. Wednesday, October 13, 1965

The Lion of Judah has prevailed Haile Selassie I, Elect of God King of Kings of Ethiopia

On the occasion of Your Excellency's visit to Our country it gives Us special pleasure to receive you at this institution itself dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and truth. It is altogether fitting that Your Excellency should be the focus of this occasion, for Your Excellency has yourself since your youth been dedicated to that cause. Your marked achievement to the august rank of Professor at the youthful age of twenty-eight, your consistent endeavour to pursue knowledge and the numerous books that have flowed from your pen, to this bear witness.

Today more than ever before man realizes the bond of unity that exists within the race; he is endeavouring to employ the accumulated knowledge and wisdom of the ages. He is employing modern science and technology; he is reaping the benefits, however limited, of political and economic unity; and to that extent, he is transcending the age-old barriers that have divided the race so long and is endeavouring to reflect on the welfare not only of himself and his immediate neighbour but also on the welfare of all the human race. This endeavour is in harmony with the spirit of the mystics of ages gone by " the mystic traditions of the different religions we have a remarkable unity of the spirit. Whatever religions they may profess they are spiritual kinsmen. While the different religions in their historical forms bind us to limited groups and militate against the development of loyalty to the world community, the mystics have always stood for the fellowship of humanity," so Your Excellency has taught us. And in an effort to carry out this teaching to pursue truth - to promote those bonds common to the human race - Your Excellency has dedicated your whole life. To free the human race from superstition and fear that originate from ignorance; to enable him to transcend the apparent obstacles of race and religion; and to help him recognize the blood-ties of the whole human race, Your Excellency has laboured. To this generation, so tormented between modern knowledge and ancient faith, your scrupulous studies have pointed the way by which man may be saved from traditional superstition and modern scepticism.

Were the thoughts of Plato and Socrates, the beliefs of Christianity and Judaism not harmonized with Hindu philosophy; were Yoga and its various stages not exposed to Western thought; had Western religion and philosophy not been exposed to the philosophy and religion of the East through Your Excellency's persistent endeavour, how much the poorer would human thought have been!

In the history of the human race, those periods which later appeared as great have been the periods when the men and the women belonging to them had transcended the differences that divided them and had recognized in their membership in the human race a common bond. Your Excellency's constant endeavour to challenge this generation to transcend its differences. to recognize its common bond and to work towards a common goal has doubtless made this age pregnant with greatness. It is, therefore, in recognition of these labours that We, with unequalled pleasure, bestow upon Your Excellency the degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa.

Words of Ras TafarI

Messenger: DURU Sent: 6/7/2014 9:51:39 AM

blessed to all

yes I, since Rastafari represents InI roots , its better to say all way of life or religion rooted from Rastafari , in fact all religion has a mystic side and dogma side of it , from mystic it originated then interpreted to dogma by the foolish , but since foolishness is in majority dogmas are more popular , Hinduism is known by its mystics and is being popuralized by Babylon intentionally simply to avoid d praise of afrika as d roots of wisdom and spirituality and the remnants civilizations thats been left today is evidence of advance and balanced civilization ,that civilization is just a fruit of ancient wisdom.


Messenger: GARVEYS AFRICA Sent: 6/8/2014 6:10:56 AM

Comparisons - some

Link - no....

and just to throw it in, Ghandi was a racist - reecntly talked about and confirmed on this forum

Messenger: despicable.vulcan Sent: 6/8/2014 11:03:02 AM

I discovered that between 1845 and 1917 around 35,000 indentured servants were brought to Jamaica from India. These Indian laborers brought with them their religious traditions and introduced marijuana to Jamaica. This project analyzes not only religious bricolage, but also the unintentional cultural influences that occurred as a result of colonialism. The transportation of the Indian workforce was a manifestation of the material demands on the region and the economic desires of the British Empire. The abolition of the British slave trade, and the ensuing demands of Caribbean sugar planters, facilitated a meeting between two cultures, Hindu and Jamaican, which culminated in the fostering of key components of the popular religious movement of Rastafarian. Is It True ?

Messenger: GARVEYS AFRICA Sent: 6/8/2014 11:37:32 AM

Indenture involved the mass migration of workers from India, China, Africa and South East Asia; many of who were criminals. Liberated slave workers and illegal trade also persisted at the time.

But you are assuming because there were Indians in JA that this had an influence on the Garvey or Howellite or other Ethiopianist movements? That you would have to prove......

Messenger: RAS-NATE-1995 Sent: 6/8/2014 11:38:25 AM

Herb was a part of Incient African culture.Rastaman using it has nothing to do with India.And RASTAFARI is not a religious movement.It is possible that some things in RasTafarI were inspired by hinduism but this is not a fact.And Ishens is certainly not one of those things according to I knowledge.

The I can also check out this reasoning:


Blessed Love

Messenger: GARVEYS AFRICA Sent: 6/8/2014 12:02:19 PM

Are you hindu?

Messenger: Ras NazIr Sent: 6/8/2014 12:34:12 PM

King GA while InI cannot answer what the I Isiders himself, InI do know he is from India though. Maybe grew up Hindu? Or definitely had a strong influence around of it.

Like how InI grew up in and around baptist churches. I would have said I was a "christian" a few years ago. Now I wake up Iveryday and say how glad I am to not be a "christian". Especially with the " christian" example InI see Iveryday. If that is what a "christian" is, I want to stay as far away as InI possibly can.

Like this morning, InI get over to pick up Gpa to take him to church. He said he didn't want to go because he wasn't able to get his haircut this past week. He doesn't have much hair as it is, but he is worried they will judge him for not cutting his hair 1-2 a month. Maybe they would have made stand out side with InI.

Messenger: RAS-NATE-1995 Sent: 6/8/2014 1:15:47 PM

^Yes I.

It's just like hebrew is not the same as jewish...


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