A Wha Bob Marley say, when mi explain, mi explain it real simple so even a baby can understand
well, let i try, although some still trying fe prove dem foolishness when ini dun see already
Di fool confused why i say "Jah Crown" and "My Crown, my livity".
Still cyaan overs that i made the seperation so that di point i was making could be clear....this boy couldnt see the point if it pierced his heart it seem.. alright , lets try, for the baby.
As hard as it is to believe in this time, the so called christians started out as a peaceful nation, until the "defend God" mentality set in and we see things like the crusades happening
The wise learn not only from their mistakes but also the mistakes of others, true ?
In a sense, ini is a young nation (and the most ancient) and as mi say earlier, its fine to say, mi a defend Jah and tings like dat, but on another note, ini caant let that mentality set in in the minds of the coming generations, Jah know, tings take a life of their own sometimes.
Becah, when the idea of "defend God" sets in, the next question a go be, by what means ?
And ofcourse, since we a talk of God, man a go say, Defend God by any means
and dats where the problems arise
Now, why mi haffe seperate "Jah Crown" and "My crown, my livity", in order to make this simple point ?
Alright, mek i use an example, lets say we have two men
one a Ras, the other just another man inna babylon
So, the two men meet up, and di man say to the Ras, F### the Emperor.
what would you do ?
If mi a say mi a defend Jah Name and Crown by any means, then mi a go do it, draw fi mi sword, beat him, stomp him, shed his blood, hey might as well end him life right there, cah awhoh, mi a "warrior" right ? mi nah take no disrespect to His Majesty Name (vanity)
Now i can believe say i have defended Jah Crown and feel good about iself....but what i have really done is , i have either lost my crown or i have put my crown and livity in danger by trying to defend "Jah Crown"
So what if i lose my crown ?
well, that Crown come from the most High Jah and anything Jah gives ini is HIS own
So, trying to defend Jah Crown instead of My Crown, my livity, i broke His Commandment and i have ended up losing EVERYTHING
On di other hand now
If mi a realeyes seh, mi nah have fi defend Jah Crown and Name, mi just have fi defend my crown, my livity, then what am i going to do when that man say , F### the Emperor ?
Then in that case mi a go pass over the man and itinue on i Trod.....and stay far from dem man, cah Rasta dont keep his enemies close, fyah burn, who waan stay close to them, go ahead, dont blame anyone when yuh get hit with the same thundaball
So anyway, what have i really done inna the second case ?
I have protected and defended my crown and livity, i have defended meekness and humility, i have defended forgiveness
Now, the dim minded can come say to i, yo, how you a defend your crown, but not Jah Crown
but the wise know say, Jah give ini dat Crown, so my Crown is HIS Crown sed way, so by just defending I Crown and not straying from I Livity, i have kept His Commandment and gained EVERYTHING.
So, yo, chatty mouth, You can stop trying to tell di ppl dat there is only One Crown . I have faith that di ppl here have more sense than yuh, so im sure the i dem know dat its only one Crown already. A just yuh seem to be confused as to why i had to say "Jah Crown" and My Crown, My livity" fe make this simple point.
InI are Rastafari, InI Live by the one true concpet of I .
But ini all know sometimes we haffe say, you or me or her or she in order to make things clear. Only an idiot would argue over that.
The only Crown worn cannot be lost.
When some ites say that i have no doubt whatsoever as to what that mean.
When some people say it, it nah mean a thing to i