Rastafarian beliefs Explained…Once and for All.
It has come to my realization that many do not know what Rastafari is really all about. Even to the people of Jamaica…they dont know what we represent. Most Jamaicans have a better concept of Rastafari than most people in western society but, some do not. so I will settle the curiosity for you.
Rastafarians are all about God…This is a Rasta Mans number one priority above all else. From this love for God the Rastaman, gets all his beliefs, all his values, all his rules for day-to-day living. Before I go on I want you to know…these values come from within the Rasta man, not from without. Any Rasta man that tells you he read a book and became a rasta, was not a true dread to begin with in his heart, and who knows if he can ever be. Rastafarians read the Christian bible on a regular basis. This makes them feel nice….and helps to keep them in a Rasta – god – love state of mind!!!
Rastafarian beliefs on Universal Love:
For a Rastafarian love is everything. There are two things that a dread cannot separate, that he hold dear to his heart, the first is god, the next is love…this includes all type of love, and love for all. A dread loves like no body else. He is true, accepting, and remains constant. Love to a Rastafarian, once started just grows from his heart. Rastafarians love their romantic partners with every part of their being, and enjoy it. We love with honor, peace, and respect.
Rastafarian beliefs on Money and Employment:
Rastafarians believe everyman must live how he chooses. But we know the best way for a man to make his money is by doing something that he loves, and by sharing the word, and his love for God. The best occupation is to do one of these things. Rastafarians know they are here to serve God and that is why flexibility and creative independence in his work is so important to him.
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Rastafarian Beliefs on Life After Death:
Regarding life after death, a rasta man believes in heaven, or “Zion.” We believe each man will be judged according to his deeds. Based on this judgement, the creator decides where he goes. Rastafarians having a faith, that is from God by god, only focus on “Zion” therefore you will rarely hear a Rastafarian speak of “hell”
Rastafarian Beliefs on Love and Relationships and Marriage:
Rastafarians believe a loving relationship is healthy for any man or any woman. However we know that it is also beneficial to stay “single” to serve God. This is to be able to serve him without distraction. It can be a laborious inner battle for a dread to have a long-term relationship with a non dread if that person does not choose to become a dread him or her self at some point in the relationship. Again this is because nothing ever comes before “Jah” for a Rasta man…and he needs to know his partner is on board so that he may share his love and devotion to Jah with his partner, instead of only in privacy.