Thank you for taking the time to read my list of Rastafarian words and their meaning. I will update it as much as I can. If you are wondering about any words you have heard Rasta’s say, just leave it in the comments. Blessed.
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Every Rastaman was given life to walk the face of the earth as a “messenger of Jah.” He knows that in the physical he has been ordained to live as a humble spiritual King. For this reason all Rasta man know, there are many things in this life he must refrain from partaking in.
Rasta Kings are Chosen at Conception
A Rasta man is “chosen at conception” to keep his mind, spirit and body clean to ensure, upon his transition, he may be deemed, clean, holy and acceptable to enter Mount Zion.
This book was created for men who know that they too are Kings, and know that a true King has a special and unique, way of thinking, living and being. May Jah bless you on the journey, as you live the way of life as a Rastafari King.
Rastafarian man teach his children to love & Fear Jah – Rasta King’s children learn very young, that there is a consequence for every action. That there is one who sees and knows all things good and bad. His name is Jah, the almighty creator.
Rastafarian man Teach his children“Rasta Love” – Rasta children are taught that other nations are their brothers and sisters under Jah. With them we must share, be respectful, and live harmoniously, even if culture or skin color is different. This is how we as Rastafari share “Rasta Love.”
Rastafarian man Teach his children to Study black leaders – As soon as Rasta children are old enough to read on their own, they are taught to study the lives of black leaders. Such studies teach Rasta children about, equality, helps to build strength, perseverance, character, and wisdom, as their personalities are molding. Rasta children will learn to see themselves as “here to make a difference” rather than here to be “self indulgent, in Babylon”.
Rastafarian man Teach His children to be Proud of their Roots & Culture – Rasta Children learn that their heritage is a gift. One of which they should be proud and that Black slavery was an “interruption” in African history, not African history itself. All Rasta children regardless of their ethnicity learn about African Roots Culture and History.
Rastafarian man Teach his children to be Patient kind and humble – Patience comes from fearing jah, and reading his words. Rasta King teach his children to be humble, not arrogant before Jah, and to take an interest in the holy bible.
Rasta King teach their Children to be Respectful – Rasta Children are taught to be Respectful to the elderly and the weak/meek. Rasta King teach his children that, in this way Rasta children are blessed in this life, and save up rewards with the Most High Jah, by these actions.
Rastafarian man Teach his children to Say “no” to Babylon… – Babylon offers everything. To be a true King or Rasta Queen one must be speculative. Rasta King teach his Children that, not everything is for Royalty, but that all is for the heathen. Lust, lies, whoredom, self hate, wickedness etc. Rasta children must pause, and think, before saying “yes” to all things.
Rastafarian man Teach his children to Read the King James Version Bible daily: Rasta King knows that one can acquire, wisdom, and knowledge, from reading the King James version bible. A Rasta King encourages his Rasta child to start reading the King James Version bible between age 10-13 on his/her own. Before, then he himself will read the bible to his child explaining the verses and text in a simplistic manner as he reads. Rasta King knows he is raising an Empress or King, and that requires time effort and love.
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Rasta man Unity with himself – Rastaman respects himself as an individual in terms of his natural born culture. Rasta man maintains Unity with his own spirit/soul with meditation and clean eating.
Rasta manUnity with all of nature – Rasta man is aware of his unity with The sun, moon stars etc. trees clouds, wind, etc, animals, plants, fish etc.
Rasta man Unity with his bloodline – Rastaman maintains unity with, the family he came from and unity with the family he creates.
Rasta man Unity with Jah – close relationship with most hgiht creator. Respecting his creations, and acknowledging him as higher being.
Rasta man maintains Unity with all people – Rasta mans, Unity with all nations as brothers and sister of Jah creations.
Rasta man Unity with the African Nation – Loving and Sharing African culture, As the original culture of Jah original created people.
For a Rasta king “Unity” means loving and not Judging, and acceptance, of individuals and not trying to change them.
As Rasta we do not eat or cook beef, pork, shell-fish, or anything that has a hoof and chews a cud, as written in the bible. Rastas are primarily vegan. We eat a lot of Salad, soup and fresh fruits and vegetables. Learn how to make Carrot Curried Soup.
This is what makes the food Ital. Natural and clean. If Rasta must use salt we use sea salt only. Read More about Rasta food laws here.
Rasta aim for Abundance of Flavor in Ital Cooking:
When Rasta cook we aim to make the food flavorful without the use of salt. We use allspice, or we use onion garlic, thyme and tomato pimento, scallion, black pepper, coconut for flavor. Many Jamaican and Caribbean foods are cooked with this vegetable and spice combination.
Many Rasta love to eat fish, and some Rasta are Vegan. It is a rule from the bible for our spirituality (the Nazarite vow) (Deuteronomy and numbers) that we only eat fish with scales. Salt fish, red herring, king fish, are some Rastafari favorites. Rasta does not eat shell-fish, such as shrimp, or lobster, or crab, as they clean the bottom of the sea, and are therefore are unclean for Rasta to eat.
Rasta knows it is important to eat a diet that promotes strength, especially when one is vegetarian or vegan. Rasta love to incorporate forms of protein and greens and other strength building foods in with their cooking such as beans, peas, nuts and greens, such as calaloo, okra, Yam,green banana, and broccoli.
There is an old saying “People eat with their eyes” You may mix some yellow ackee, with some green calaloo. Or dash some orange pumpkin in with white rice, Jah likes when we include various colored and textured food because it allows us enjoy the food exactly the way the earth grows the food for us.
The Ras Tafari Movement – Ras tafari movement is an Ethiopian-Hebrew spirituality that arose in the 1930s in Jamaica. It is sometimes described as a religion but is considered by many adherents to be a “Way of Life”. The Rasta way of life is sometimes referred to as “Rastafarianism”, but this term is considered derogatory and offensive by most Rastafari, who, being highly critical of “isms” That is why Rasta say Rastafari
Halie Selassie I as Jah – The name Rastafari is taken from “Ras Tafari,” the title (Ras) and first name (Tafari Makonnen) of Haile Selassie I before his coronation, (or his Baptism name)In Amharic, Ras, literally “head”, is an Ethiopian title equivalent to prince or chief, while the personal given name Täfäri (teferi) means one who is respected or feared.
Rastafari & Christianity – Ethiopian Christianity traces its roots to the Church the Coptic Church of Alexandria. Rastafari holds many Jewish and Christian beliefs and accepts the existence of a single trinity called “Jah”, who has sent his son to Earth in the form of Jesus (Yeshua) and made himself manifest as the person of Haile Selassie I. That is why many Rasta call Haile Selassie “Jah.”
Ethiopia as Zion or Heaven – Modern society of materialism, oppression, and sensual pleasures, is refered to as Babylon, in Rastafari. Rastafari People see Zion, in reference to Ethiopia, as the original birthplace of humankind, and from the beginning of the way of life calls for repatriation to Zion, the Promised Land of Heaven on Earth, which is Ethiopia.
Rastafari Worldwide – By the late twentieth century, awareness of the Rastafari movement had spread throughout much of the world, largely through interest generated by reggae music, especially the major international success of Jamaican singer/songwriter Bob Marley. By 1997 there were, according to one estimate, around one million Rastafari faithful worldwide. Above is the “Lion of Judah” Flag the Symbol, of Ras tafari culture.
Yes, I am aware that one cannot Convert to Rastafari as Rastafari is not a Religion. I am Tafari, I am aware. However there are many people today who are becoming aware of “the light of Jah,” and seek guidance to live this way of life.
It is my work as Rasta on the Journey, to provide Jah Rastafari guidance to those who seek it. To embrace Rastafari is a blessing. Convert to Rastafari is my way of sharing this blessing of my faith, with those who want to embrace it too. The more Rastafari minded individuals we have on the earth, the better the world will be.
Before you convert to Rastafari there are some things you should know. I really don’t know how far along you are in your journey, but I will share this information with you as if you are just starting out.
It is the goal of Every Rasta to enter Holy Mount Zion. We do this by adhering to the rules of Jah laid out for our lives, in the bible. Rasta;s have a few “extra” rules of the Rastafari livity that are not in the bible that have been spiritually inherited, that have more or equal importance. Zion is a place where Jah roams and piece abounds.
Rasta love Africa/Ethiopia
Rasta love African Culture and African Peoples. We honour Africa by studying the history and Culture, and embracing the African Peoples. Rasta have a soft spot for Ethiopia and Ethiopian Peoples as our “Lord and Savior” King Selassie I is from Ethiopia, so our love of Africa is always in our Hearts, and on our minds. .
becoming a Rasta? Rasta Love King Selassie I
King Selassie I defended the Garden of Eden, the land where Jah placed his first man and woman that he made (Adam and Eve) as it is written in Genesis. For this Reason, Rasta know, King Selassie I was raised up by Jah to perform this very important task. King Selassie I is whats refered to in the bible as Jah “Elect.” So, Rasta know King Selassie I had a heart for Jah. That he listened to Jah, Loved Jah, and dedicated his life to SERVING Jah. For these reasons Rasta Love King Selassie I because we know that King Selassie I is the face of Jah for those who want to see the face of Jah. King Thanks and praises….Rastafari.
Rastas are the King James Version Bible. I say are because loving Jah is the life you live. Every Faucet of your life. There are no exceptions. Rasta think Jah. Rasta love Jah. Rasta Serve Jah. Rasta dress Jah. Rasta need Jah. Rastas are humble before Jah. The King James Version bible gives guidelines and advice for all that concerns us, Rasta in life. Read the King James Version bible from beginning to end. Then Keep rereading it, from beginning to end, for the rest of your life. This is what Rasta do. We, Rasta are the King James Version Bible….Living by the words inside….accepting the wisdom and comfort as it comes too natural by absorbing the words of Jah.
There is really know conversion into Rastafari. But It all depends how you measure this. I measure a Rasta by his willingness to live by all aspects of the faith and have an unwavering dedication to it. For some its having all the knowledge you possibly can about The Rastafari Livity. Rastafari is a way of life not a Religion. There is no physical conversion… so to speak.
Book to Test your Self on Rastafari
I am in the process of completing a book to help those who seriously want to know what Rasta know…and to understand the Rastafari Livity from Biblical times, and how that plays into Rasta of Today. I have also included some information about Bob Marley and Marcus Garvey and The Life of King Selassie I. It comes with Test Questions so that you can read the text and then test your self. I intend to write this book so that you will be able to absorb the most import chapters of all my books, including “How to Become a Rasta” & “Rasta Way of Life” and come away knowing that you are now Rasta!
To convert to Rastafari a person needs 3 basic things…
To absorb as much information as possible. From a person or books.
Lock his/her hair. Allow hair to grow into Dreadlocks
Live the Rastafari Livity without any exceptions. Because if you break the chain “you are still Babylon.”