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Spiritual Poetry

He Lives in the Shadow

Ancient of Days
covered under
the wings of age
like prophet Enoch,
the first scribe
ethiopian to write
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kept in a secret
pavillion,
where no eyes
discretion
earthly garden
of delight
keeper of an art
which is fine
and major,
indeed He rules
still now
the high
and the low
the fast
and the slow
even the abyss
He santified
below
in session,
Jah RastafarI
disapparition
again beyond
the veil
of holy shadow
as it was
in the beginning
He’s hidden
eva since
right now,
who shall dwell
a concealed
Zion manor ?
A scriptural
question
can’t answer wise
who knows
Jah Maryon ?
Who may go
behind
to search
His mind ?
Finding none
in the church
of Estifànos,
really
the King liveth
in the most occult
place or everywhere
unknown
to come
when camera is blind
quiet the soprano,
Melchisedek
brings diamonds
you get
the outcome
of your virtues
and vice
as He knock
the door
Judah Lion.

 

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Haile Selassie I - Laws and Government

Direct Petitions to the Emperor

By constitutional law (Art. 63 Revised Constitution) each ethiopian citizen had the right to present personal petitions directly to the Emperor.
The custom at that time was to personally hand a written document to the Emperor, as he was always visibile and reachable in his work throughout the Empire, and also willing to hear contributions or complains from His people, even from the lowest of His subjects, and to have personal physical contact with them.
A striking difference appears in comparison with Babylon politicians, well covered in dark impenetrable cars, fearing the people and the experience of poverty, without any connection with the world of human struggle they pretend to represent and defend.
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Haile Selassie I - Prophecy

He Restored Animal Harmony of Creation

“The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together” (Isaiah 11, 6)
At His feet, in Eritrea, a dove and a dog lie down in peace during His Speech.
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Haile Selassie I - Testimonies

Nelson Mandela, Liberator of South Africa – 1994

Taken from his autobiography “The Long Walk to Freedom”, 1994:

“Ethiopia has always held a special place in my own imagination and the prospect of visiting Ethiopia attracted me more strongly than a trip to France, England, and America combined. I felt I would be visiting my own genesis, unearthing the roots of what made me an African. Meeting the emperor himself would be like shaking hands with history.” (…) 

“Suddenly we heard the distant music of a lone bugle and then the strains of a brass band accompanied by the steady beating of African drums. As the music came closer, I could hear — and feel — the rumbling of hundreds of marching feet. From behind a building at the edge of the square, an officer appeared brandishing a gleaming sword; at his heels marched five hundred black soldiers in rows four across, each carrying a polished rifle against his uniformed shoulder. When the troops had marched directly in front of the grandstand, an order rang out in Amharic, and the five hundred soldiers halted as one man, spun around, and executed a precise salute to an elderly man in a dazzling uniform, His Highness the Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie, the Lion of Judah. 

Here, for the first time in my life, I was witnessing black soldiers commanded by black generals applauded by black leaders who were all guests of a black head of state. It was a heady moment. I only hoped it was a vision of what lay in the future for my own country.” (…) 

“The conference was officially opened by our host, His Imperial Majesty, who was dressed in an elaborate brocaded army uniform. I was surprised by how small the emperor appeared, but his dignity and confidence made him seem like the African giant that he was. It was the first time I had witnessed a head of state go through the formalities of his office, and I was fascinated. He stood perfectly straight, and inclined his head only slightly to indicate that he was listening. Dignity was the hallmark of all his actions.

 

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Haile Selassie I - Testimonies

S. Radhakrishnan, President of India – 1965

Addis Abeba, 10th of October 1965

“Your Imperial Majesty, Your Excellencies, and Distinguished Guests: it has been a source of great pleasure for me and the members of my party, to have been able to accept the kind invitation of His Imperial Majesty and be with you just now.

In our country and in many parts of the world, His Imperial Majesty is admired affectionately and treated as a great and good man. He has suffered for the people of Ethiopia. He led the people in the battlefield, and when calamity overtook them, he appealed to the conscience of the world. He pleaded with the League of Nations, suffered exile and came back to power, and since then he has been trying to modernise Ethiopia, to bring to it all the great benefits which modern industry, economic progress and modem reforms can offer to a people.

We have been greatly struck by the fact that though he is a devout Christian, he allows freedom of thought, expression and belief to the Muslims, to the Jews and others who inhabit this land. The calamities which intolerance brings, racial and religious, are to be seen in different parts of the world and are overcome only by the growth of tolerance and understanding, the spirit which His Imperial Majesty is showing in the administration of his country.”

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Haile Selassie I - Teachings

Hypocrites Pay Only Lip Service

“Well hath Isaiah prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, ‘This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me’.”

Mark 7:6 / Isaiah 29:13

 

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Haile Selassie I - Prophecy

The Throne of His Glory

“When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory.”
Matthew 25, 31
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Haile Selassie I - Teachings

Patience and Will

“In this world there’s nothing new. These are the words of King Solomon, they date back to 3’000 years ago, but they are still valid. Someone has patience, but without will. Another has will, but without patience. If one unifies those two qualities, he will always reach where he should. We will reach the raising of the standard of life of the Nation. If, along the path, new problems will arise, we will face them with will and patience.”
H.I.M. Haile Selassie I
Interview with Vittoria Russo, “TV Sorrisi e Canzoni – Illustrazione” (IT), January 17 1965.
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Haile Selassie I - Teachings

Respect the Treaties

“In 1924, I have talked for a long time with Mussolini: we have talked for 4 hours in his office. He assured me that he had no intention to harm Ethiopia, and when he told me this, I asked: Why, for which reason you are sure to not harm Ethiopia?. He assured me, answering: Because it’s going so well, we are good friends, we have made treaties, all this. At that time, I told him that Napoleon had said the treaty is a paper, then I told him we should not follow that, the treaty is a treaty, we must respect it”.

H.I.M. Haile Selassie I
“Une journée avec le Roi de Rois” –
French Documentary 1972

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Berhane Selassie (Bob Marley)

Christ comes from Judah

“Well, you know, we teach those things-things like, try to tell the people that we must look forward to Africa because we’re going to have problems in the west. Because of the Bible, you know, we read the Bible, it teaches us that when we see certain things happening, know that these things will happen, and prepare for that. Like how we identified Christ, in his advent as Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie the First. Because the Bible points us that before the closing of the two thousand years, Christ must reveal again, return to earth, as the King of Kings, Lord of Lords, and Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Elect of God, and him shall be earthright ruler. Because Judah is the lawgiver, that’s what the Bible says. Him shall thy brethren praise. You set yourself apart from Judah and the lawgiver between his feet until Shiloh come and unto him shall gather the people we. So Judah now come to gather the people, the descendents of that tribe, the ruler, the Messiah must come. “
Bob Marley, Interview with Anita Waters, September 18, 1980