Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Peace…This may seem like a rant, it's not though...it was sparked by a Righteous Brother of mine, & correlates to Today's Degree, 1-36...
The Babies are the Greatest, & not us adults…It’s WAY too late for us adults to be actin' all holy…started with that 1st lie we told @ 1-3 years old...Probably don't even remember that lie, do you? :)
W/in the 1st month of me going under the study of the Nation of Gods and Earths (The 5% in America), I was taught that “We are not holy, We’re Righteous”…I don’t know about others, it was a relief to me though, meant just be myself while learning more about who that really is, so I can be better @ being it, & I don’t have to “try” to be something I’m not…to date, I’m not the best person, but I’m no longer a candidate for being the worst person either (depending on who you ask & when)…
“I don’t have morals, I have Mathematics”…Last I heard, math ain’t got feelings, it keeps feelings in check…
Well, people DO have a need to feel, & sometimes we choose to feel certain ways about shit we would be better off just thinking about…Here’s something to think about, the fact that Gods & Earths are people walking this Planet, so on one or more levels (really by default) we participate in the same worldly corruption as every1 else, whether we admit it or not…It’ll be that way until we agree on how to run the world, then actually do it…
As for those (especially outsiders) who expect holy behavior from Original Men & Women, primarily in America, after only 46 years of figuring ourselves out (show me a perfect 46 year old man or woman), that’s just plain insane, especially if those expecting it are Americans (wait, isn’t insanity a mental death?)…It’s insanity because it’s searching for something which 5 senses, common sense, logic, AND intuition says can’t & don’t exist, no matter how it makes anyone feel (& I'll admit that I fall victim too, always wake up tho)…Doesn’t take away from who we are, but who we are doesn’t give us any pedestals either, because again, our feet are still on the same ground as every1 else…
So, what’s the solution?
No unrealistic expectations = No real disappointments
Monday, October 18, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
I haven't finished watching this yet, but it's a damn good moment to see Jay-Z in this cipher...funny part is, he predicted it...
Direct Link: http://video.forbes.com/fvn/forbes400-10/jay-z-buffett-forbes-success-giving
Saturday, October 2, 2010
THE TOXINS IN CIGARETTES
by Ron Harder
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THE TOXINS IN CIGARETTES
Copyright © Ron Harder 2002
I had occasion to visit a local hospital recently, and
while waiting in the emergency ward I noticed a large
poster on the wall with the headline "What The
Tobacco Industry Is Hiding In Cigarettes". It contained
a picture of a cigarette, and it had a large amount of text
indicating the various compounds that this cigarette
According to this poster, which was produced by the
Department Of Health, there are many toxic compounds
that the tobacco industry is hiding in cigarettes, and
some of them will surprise you.
We have been told that cigarette smoke causes cancer,
and that it kills. In this article I would like to make you
aware of some of the chemicals found in cigarette
smoke that make it so deadly. Here are eleven of the
Acetone - A flammable, colorless liquid used as a
solvent. It's one of the active ingredients in nail polish
remover. The tobacco industry refuses to say how
acetone gets into cigarettes.
Ammonia - A colorless, pungent gas. The tobacco
industry says that it adds flavor, but scientists have
discovered that ammonia helps you absorb more
nicotine - keeping you hooked on smoking.
Arsenic - A silvery-white very poisonous chemical
element. This deadly poison is used to make
insecticides, and it is also used to kill gophers and rats.
Benzene - A flammable liquid obtained from coal tar
and used as a solvent. This cancer-causing chemical is
used to make everything from pesticides to detergent to
Benzoapyrene - A yellow crystalline carcinogenic
hydrocarbon found in coal tar and cigarette smoke. It's
one of the most potent cancer-causing chemicals in the
Butane - A hydrocarbon used as a fuel. Highly
flammable butane is one of the key ingredients in
Cadmium - A metallic chemical element used in alloys.
This toxic metal causes damage to the liver, kidneys,
and the brain; and stays in your body for years.
Formaldehyde - A colorless pungent gas used in
solution as a disinfectant and preservative. It causes
cancer; damages your lungs, skin and digestive system.
Embalmers use it to preserve dead bodies.
Lead - A heavy bluish-gray metallic chemical element.
This toxic heavy metal causes lead poisoning, which
stunts your growth, and damages your brain. It can
easily kill you.
Propylene Glycol - A sweet hygroscopic viscous liquid
used as antifreeze and as a solvent in brake fluid. The
tobacco industry claims they add it to keep cheap
"reconstituted tobacco" from drying out, but scientists
say it aids in the delivery of nicotine (tobaccos active
drug) to the brain.
Turpentine - A colorless volatile oil. Turpentine is very
toxic and is commonly used as a paint thinner.
The toxic chemicals mentioned above are what you are
putting into your body when you smoke, and when you
draw this smoke into your lungs, your body has
absolutely no chance to defend itself from these
When you inhale, these toxins are drawn into your
lungs, through the porous lining of your lungs, and
directly into your blood stream. From your blood
stream these chemicals are delivered to every cell of
In order for the cells of your body to be healthy they
have to receive a steady supply of nourishment, but if
what they are receiving are toxic chemicals instead of
nourishment, the tissues and organs of your body will
be weakened to the point where they will become very
susceptible to disease.
The most likely disease that you will then develop is
cancer. This is because cigarette smoke contains some
of the most carcinogenic (cancer causing) compounds
known to man.
Even though cigarette smoke is not the underlying
cause of lung and other forms of cancers, it certainly is
a major contributing factor.
You may have thought that the cancer you develop as a
result of smoking cigarettes will only be limited to your
lungs, but that is not so, the cancer can develop
anywhere in your body. This occurs because all the
cells in your body are affected by the carcinogenic
compounds that are delivered through your blood
Cigarette smoke causes a great deal of harm to those
who smoke, but it can cause even more harm to those
who obtain this smoke second-hand. The person who
smokes inhales his smoke through a filter that removes
some of the toxic compounds, but the person who
inhales the smoke coming directly from the cigarette
does not have this advantage.
Children are especially vulnerable to second-hand
smoke. Most of the time they do not have a choice as to
whether or not they inhale these fumes, the adults
around them make this decision for them. If you have
children at home please keep the air that they breathe as
pure as possible. Keep in mind the tremendous amount
of harm that can be done by these toxic chemicals, and
keep these chemicals away from your loved ones.
Your lungs may be the most affected by these toxins,
but your heart is a very close second. Your heart has
direct contact with all the blood in your body, and
therefore, after your lungs, the cells of your heart will
be the most susceptible.
Another very important item to consider is this,
cigarette smoke is a major cause of free radical
production in your body, and therefore can cause an
endless number of diseases to develop, with heart
disease being at the top of the list. Also, free radicals
are proving to be responsible for causing your body to
Now you can see why cigarette smoke causes such an
incredible amount of harm, and why the damage that it
causes goes way beyond your lungs. Every cell of your
body is affected by the toxins that are found in cigarette
For anyone who still smokes, I hope that this article has
given you some added incentive to quit. The nicotine
found in cigarettes is extremely addictive, and you may
wish to consult your doctor or other health care
professional to help you kick this deadly habit.
Other articles by Ron Harder are available at
This article written by Ron Harder, Nutritional Health
Consultant, Iridologist, and Author of "How To Defeat
Cancer - Naturally - without Chemo, Radiation, or
Surgery". For more health information visit his web site
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Saturday, September 18, 2010
When I lived in Mississippi, I found myself sincerely desiring public transportation. Starkville, MS wasn’t that huge (about 21,000+ population), so the need for public transportation other than the University shuttles wasn’t high on the city’s list of priorities. There were a few taxi services offered, but they tended to be pretty unreliable when you wanted to get to work on time. As dirty, stinking, & filthy-mcnasty as the buses of the Milwaukee County Transit System can be, the luxury of not having to drive myself everywhere (still have a sore left shoulder from hours upon hours of driving), wait on a mystery taxi that may never show, or depend on friends for a ride those times when I was w/o car made me miss the bus (no pun intended). Oh, & let’s not forget high ass gas prices & maintenance, insurance for shit that ain’t gonna happen, makes you wanna give your car away , which in fact I did…
Taking the bus might seem like torture to some, but to me, @ least up to this point, it’s been a jewel. Plus, I can’t stand having my time wasted getting pulled over for bullshit. I recall once driving home from grocery shopping with my (ex) Earth (she remembers this too I’m sure) & our hungry, crying Son. The sun was either setting or had just reached the horizon, so I didn’t bother to turn on the headlights because it was a short drive. Of course we get pulled over. It didn’t occur to me that I was yelling at the cop until I saw the shocked look on his face. I then reflected on what I said to him & it was something to the nature of “Why are you wasting my time when I need to get my Sun home to eat?!? Don’t you hear him, what if I stopped you from taking care of your child?!?!?” He nervously explained why he stopped me, so I turned on the lights like “Ok, they on, happy now?!?!” The Earth knew for sure I was goin’ to jail that evening, but dude ended up letting me go with no ticket (showing forth & proving Power) & I ended up @ home asking myself why I didn’t do that more often…Anyway, one of the things I missed most about public transpo was one of my favorite pastimes: People-Watching…
The other day on my way to school, near about 23th & Burleigh (Milwaukee citizens know the deal with that area), I noticed 3 or 4 new houses being built. This was kind of surprising given that anyone with good sense& money would buy a house a bit further west on Burleigh, unless they planned on renting them out. Apparently two Original Women on the bus noticed this also. I don’t recall all of the dialogue, but I remember one saying: “They buildin’ all these new houses over here? Shiiiit, they tryin’ to do TOO much!! LOL”. It was the tone that gave away how she felt, & the tone to me said that she liked things just the way they were, fucked up. The fact that the other woman laughingly agreed wasn’t too promising either. This Styrofoam cup of hater-ade is nothing new here, you almost get used to it, but this time stuck out to me, & it struck me as odd that a woman wouldn’t want to see her neighborhood beautified. Thinking of it now, it’s also odd that someone waited until its starts to get cold to build houses, but that’s another topic...
Did I say something to these two women? No, what can you say to that when all that’s gonna come out of it is an argument where she’s defending her ignorance? I won’t change a “grown” woman’s (or man’s) mind that doesn’t want to be changed. Ignorance is a paradox of bliss and hell, who am I to take that away from her when she’s so comfy in the cool flames? Later that day, I had a conversation with an Original Man about the complacency of our people, & to paraphrase our conclusion, we agreed that too many people are just used to fucked up & wouldn’t take advantage of opportunity if it was came with their EBT card. They bitch & moan about how things are shitty & don’t make up their minds to either a) stay away from the shitty shit, or b) change it…
Thinking on it today, in regards to Knowledge Build/Destroy, it’s safe to say that some don’t Know the difference between Building and Destroying. When some “Build”, it consists of tearing someone else down so that they can feel their nuts or ovaries a bit more, & continue to be comfortable in their bullshit. I’m not against correcting, & I’m not saying I’ve never been guilty of the same in my past or in recent slip-ups. If criticism isn’t constructive though, its borderline hypocritical if not crossing the line. Then some Destroy self, home, community, lives, characters, minds, etc. & never acknowledge it as such, because it’s building up their wealth or fake ass confidence/reputation, whatever. The people that I knew that some would call criminals, @ least had good enough hearts to admit to & feel bad about the wrongs, just couldn’t see another way bc again, it’s what they/we were used to. As far as they saw it, it was on some Robbin’ Hood shit (pun intended), & I can’t act like I wasn’t torn between Building & Destroying @ that time along with ‘em. Still, I respected their honesty & worked to reach who & when I could, with varying results…
We are trained from every day bombardment to focus on the negatives of life. Hell, me even writing based on a negative situation & using it as a springboard is a testament to that fact, & if you’ve read this far, admit it, you’re just as guilty as I (keep reading though, a point is being made) What I learned, is that blindly reacting only feeds that negativity more, throwing kerosene on the fire (“Ron pass the gasoline the nigga passed me kerosene? (huh)/fuck it its flammable…” – Notorious B.I.G.). We all Know all TOO well how to Destroy! Granted, Destroy is a natural process of life’s cycles (google Entropy, which in layman's terms means Things Fall Apart), that doesn’t mean that that’s all there is though. Turn on CNN, or Fox News, your local news, maybe even the weather channel, & I guarantee over 85% of the hour (including the commercials) is dedicated to the ugly shit that happened that day. We’re desensitized & numb to it & sometimes can’t admit or see where we’re perpetuating the madness. So, um, where does the Building come in?????
All of the above is describing how some people are programmed to be fatalistic, as opposed to programming themselves to be deterministic. Culture/Freedom for me negates the idea that we are somehow pre-programmed mathematically or genetically by the Universe to live out life as tinker toys, wound up to walk a random path we can’t control. Free Will is a reality, take it or leave it. Within a limited selection of choices there’s still a choice, so there’s no room for excuses, only reasons for making the choice. Even in situations where one has no choice of action, there’s STILL the choice of what one wants to THINK, FEEL or SEE in said situations. That’s where the Free Will is, & thus, where the Power is.
I’m training myself to CHOOSE to smile whether I acKnowledge Building OR Destroying going on, when I want to be reactive & up-set, I’ll laugh instead. Not because it’s funny, rather because I caught & stopped myself from being set-up, caught up & falling victim. I’ve trained myself to CHOOSE not to feel a way about certain things so that I can remain objective, & not get caught up as a subject (What King or Queen should be a subject in their own domain?). I teach & train others to do the same, with varying results. It’s NOT easy, yet, I can see no excuse, even for myself, to NOT take the Best Part of EVERYTHING. Now, if my known for blind-rage tantrums self can do it, I know other’s can too, once they see the futility of running their blood pressure up over nonsense. From my experience, & not-so-humble opinion, the Building starts with Building up self, so that Building anywhere “outside of” self is acKnowledged & Respected.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
It's been ENTIRELY too long since I've posted a blog here, I've been really busy in the 4-D world though, so pardon if you please...To all of the readers, I want to thank you for keeping the archives alive, and being satisfied with the thoughts (mine & other's) that I found significant enough to post here...When I started this blog, I honestly never thought that it would be as popular as it was/is, and it's you (the reader) who's made it that way, so all praises due to YOU!
August 2010 has been a turning point for me (moved from a 9-month Zag/retrograde into a new Zig/upgrade)...
- My Eldest Sun turned 6 years old (I was proud of him before he was Born, same no matter what he Founds in Life)...
- I've officially had 120 on cap for 8 years as of August 9 2010, not coincidentally the same day as the end of my 9 month Zag (read back to Novermber 2009 for details)...
- I FINALLY finished my coursework for Network+ 2009 with a 91%!!! (the book is thick, but the terminology is thicker, big accomplishment & much more respect for those who undertook the previous versions)...
- I learned more about Ramadan than when I was a practicing Muslim (didn't participate, but watching the Muslim Community this month gave me a new respect in some areas, and lost me in others)...
- I've removed all rules & restrictions (other than the basics) when it comes to creating music, I had gotten to rigid IMO
- I re-gained my respect for Kanye (he's earned it, that "Power" joint is hot!, never stopped liking his work)...
- I learned just how much I REALLY don't like talking (I'm much better @ putting that energy into show & prove rather than show & tell, or even rather than show & prove & tell)...
- I've officially started a new life for myself (knew the hard work & focus this year would pay off!!!)...
- I seriously considered starting another new life (that's a later discussion)...
- I seriously considered taking another life (I didn't, just know that he/she is alive & well)...
- I visited a desert (my trip to Phoenix, Arizona brought Understanding of the phoenix legend & how it applies to Self)...
- I visited mountains (plan on climbing one day, just not this month)...
- I visited an ocean, the Pacific to be specific (not that didn't have respect for the Planet Earth beforehand, but that experience seriously changed the way I see this Biosphere)...
This year as a whole has been one of re-discovery of Self, & even though I didn’t necessarily like it, I needed it. I've re-bonded with family this year (long stories), learned to accept people as they are instead of how I would prefer them to be, & along with other random experiences I had this year, I was really reminded me of the potential that I've been hiding from myself, simply because...ok, serious confession here...I still somewhere deep down had concern for what others thought or said about me!
WHAT?! Allah Universal, Mr. "Take the Best Part, fuck the rest others can have the stress" caring about the poor part?!?!? Yep, I still did, & the worst part about it is I didn't see it.
Only by being honest with oneself can one move forward.
It was shortly after my bornday (June 8) that I re-examined everything that I "say" about myself, to see how much Truth was really behind those words...had some small areas in which I checked myself, no big deal. Had some small changes in my perception from that, kinda big deal. & then, the "attitude" I've carried for years about not giving a damn about what people think say or feel about me, I found it to have some MAJOR holes in it! This was confirmed by words that I NEVER expected to hear in my life...I was told (paraphrased)..."You're TOO humble! AND it's for Real"...Didn't know what to think about it @ first, said person was Right & Exact though, I was shortchanging myself in the name of "Compassion"...
Mind you, I used to be the most arrogant muthafucka I've EVER known, & was GOOOOOD @ it!!! Think, Kanye with a delusions of grandeur AND a God-Complex, that was me! I'm still not sure if I liked the attention or not, but I can't say I hated it! Over the years though, it brought me less troubles (namely less haters & less police attention) to just play shit cool & stay off the radar...but when I do something, I'm determined to be the best @ it, so I all but disappeared off the fuckn radar!!! In the process, I had unwittingly grown to care TOO much how people felt around/about me, simply because I didn't want ANY extra attention, meanwhile telling myself I'm working on being more "kind & compassionate"??? Bullshit!!!
I was biting my tongue in the name of compassion (& not liking to talk much, that part's true), & although it helped some people out along the way, in teaching them how to play it calmer & smarter, it was still VERY not me! I know for a fact I picked it up living in Mississippi, when I held myself responsible for being the only 5% that most of them would ever know or see (for a while), so I had to keep my P.R. game tight...I didn't realize I had compromised myself though...now don't get me wrong, I’ve still been assertive & punk still wasn't in my repertoire, but I let alotta shit slide (maybe just being wiser, who knows?)...The time away from there, again although not the best time in my life (felt like jail with school/work release), it's done me well, as it's afforded me the time to retune myself to myself, & therefore get back to being better @ being myself...My adventures so far this year, ESPECIALLY this past month, is all the confirmation that I needed...DO U, SCREW WHO LIKES IT OT NOT...
I’m still not seeking a spotlight, but I’m definitely gonna stop denying my Light, doesn’t do me much good. Even though it allowed me to grow as a person, it’s hindered my outward growth…I Know the Ledge from past experience(s) how far to go with Borning self-promotion, so just like everything else, moderation is key (Sirat al-mustaquim)…
Thursday, July 1, 2010
High on the mountain top,the lightening bolt struck him out of the inky black, star lit night sky and an electric blue force field encompassed his muscle bound body. The 'A' on his red super hero uniform stood for 'Asiatic'. He was from the Asiatic Federation Of Gods and Earths, equiped with his super alphabet, super math and the utility belt of 120, he swore to protect, and teach the ignorant and slay evil with his mighty sword. His wise Enlightener with the long white beard said, "You shall be called 'Emblem Of Justice'" The engraved case was opened and there lay his glowing, flawless sword.
"Go out my Son and slay evil!" Emblem ran to the edge of the mountain to fly away, but he didn't fly, instead he plunged quickly to the rocks below. His last words were "Oh shit!" Splat!
"You should have taken the stairs dumb ass!" His Enlightener's voice echoed.
I used my name 'Emblem' in the above skit to illustrate I'm no better than you, I've went through my delusional period of knowledge of self. Yes, a delusional period! Many make the mistake of co-opting the identity of the mystery God that does not exist, and putting on the personified cloak and super hero costume of that so called mystery God. When the identity of the mystery God is co-opted a comic book like alter ego emerges and the delusional aspect of self begins. One day I sat back blazing on my powerful green medicine and it hit me. "Nigga please! You a movafuckin' man!" If man is God-God is Man, meaning you a movafuckin' man nigga. 'God' becomes a psychological defense mechanism, your cape, the 'G' on your chest, something that tells you to believe in yourself. God becomes your mask in the psychological mirror of the Self. It's therapeutic for the historically defeated black male ego. Being God becomes the new drug of choice. Calling on 'Jesus' never done a nigga much good. Many black men have been hung from trees in the south screaming Jesus' name in their last moments and Jesus ain't stop the lynch mob, and calling yourself God doesn't make you exactly bulletproof either. I've seen a God with the name of a 'Warrior' walk around with a black eye for months afraid to fight back against the 85er who blacked his eye, so he hid behind all of his grand warrior titles. That is delusional. Maybe a need to feel special when the world tells you everyday that you're not 'special'. Maybe hearing a beautiful black woman say in a sexy voice "Peace God!" is just what we need to comfort our fragile egos. Yes the universe is a lonely place, infinite unknowns surround us daily and the environment is cruel, hostile and unforgiving-'God' is a security blanket: mystery or otherwise. Maybe we need that 'G' on our chest. Being God is no big deal to Emblem-to me it means that I'm just a man(who is the original 'man'?), I'm not bullet proof, my hands ain't quicker than Mayweather's hands; Andersen Silva would fuck me up in a cage match; and if a hollow point catches my dome it's a wrap for DaGod Em. I don't shield my dirty religion in the name of Allah, but instead I embrace my vulnerabilities as a man. Yes the black man is God, b.u.t. The black man is also a 'black MAN'.
Almighty Supreme Born Terrific Fantastic Understanding Electrically Magnetic, Greatest Asiatic Pen, Amazing Mathematical Grace, Blazing Hot SUN EMBLEM ALLAH
P.S.Loan me 20 dollars
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
The Divine Mind shapes the very Matter that tries in vain to Destroy its Maker
Almost a shame how We rigged the game
But what is matter, but Mind compressed over Time
Though only when Seen & observed, for when Matter is Unseen
It's but a Sea of Possibilities waiting for me to respond & apply my ability
When it waves, I wave back
But sometimes I give it the finger because of it's tidals that tend to linger
Trying to change my title & the reshape of the island I stand on
To hold on you gotta be damn strong
But I was warned by the Shamans about the harm to come, left with them & the animals, I been long gone
Now that current is gone so I'm currently using my mind to reshape matter again to start fresh, for better or worse
Nonetheless, my Babies don't need me to stress
Gotta keep my mind clear from being fogged up with what don't matter
So that my thoughts don't scatter but instead stay steady & focused on them to do what it takes for They & I to Win
The wind blows but it ain't Katrina again
We outlived her 4 years ago, guaranteed nothing else can do me in
Unless she comes again in the form of a Woman
Who doesn't hear when I summon her to her royal throne
That she mislooked & mistook for me just wantin to bone
True, in my player days I schooled & screwed crews of female fools
But leave my past alone, so what if I never forgot the rules?
That's cause I'm coaching the game now, sidelining but never from the bench
I'll dynamite you & mount your Everest later, for now let's explore your mental Marina Trench
& find our way from there to Mecca with lost treasures found in your Earthly Underground
& if you don't mind Lady, matter of fact, I'll flatter you & give it all back
Long as you got my back
Back on track to the actual fact of Mind/Matter
Mind can't be mathematically divided by matter, that's like dividing by zero
For it's the Mind that devised & divides Matter
Don't let your mind be shattered by fear, no
Just pay no mind to that which don't matter
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Peace...the writing bug hasn't really hit me recently, but I've been saving this one up for just such an occasion...This Brother, Self Born Allah (Hon. Asukile Salik Bandele), has written a magnificent piece about one of the most controversial of the Lost-Found Muslim Lessons, It was Originally given by W.D. Fard as part of a secret ritual in the early 1930's and led to some controversy, to say the least. Afterward, this lesson was distributed to Nation of Islam members by Elijah Muhammad in his time (but only to members), and is given with full interpretation nowadays by Allah's 5% Nation since that time. Taken on face value, the lesson may appear to advocate racism, murder, terrorism and the like, but when you scratch beneath the surface, or better yet dig beneath the surface as this Brother has done so eloquently, the in-depth introspection that results is truly a thing of absolute beauty...so enough from me, read on and Enjoy!!! Peace...Au
EXTINGUISHING THE DEVIL AND
THE KNOWLEDGE ADD A CIPHER DEGREE OF THE LOST-FOUND MUSLIM LESSON NUMBER ONE
By Self Born Allah
(Hon. Asukile Salik Bandele)
Author's link: http://www.myspace.com/selfbornallah
The attribute ‘Muhammad’ is very Powerful: Truth Full; an elixir that the Righteous can imbibe to Refine Ourselves. The attribute Muhammad comes from the Arabic word ‘Hamd’, which means ‘Praise’. According to the English language, the word ‘Praise’ is to “express a favorable judgment of: commend; to glorify (a god or saint) especially by the attribution of perfections”. This general definition is from the Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition. When We examine the etymology of the word ‘Praise’ We learn that it comes from the Middle English by way of the Old French ‘preisier’, which means “to prize”; it is directly related to the Late Latin ‘pretiare’, “to prize”, from the Latin ‘pretium’: Price. We Know and Understand that a good attribute (name) is worth (price; value) more than silver and gold. We learn from Bible,
“A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold”.
Being interpreted, it is best to Be ‘One worthy of Praise’ (Muhammad), having favorable judgment and Being commendable, because this marks You as a “god or saint” with attributions of perfection.
Perfection is what We strive to attain to. We do this by constantly examining Ourselves and standing perpendicular to the
“The only devil from which man must be redeemed is self, the lower self. If man would find his devil he must look within; his name is self. If man would find his savior he must look within; and when the demon self has been dethroned the savior, love, will be exalted to the throne of power. The David of the light is purity, who slays the strong Goliath of the dark, and seats the savior, love, upon the throne”.
(The Holy Koran of The Moorish
According to Our Living Principles of Supreme Alphabets, Love, has the numeric value of 12 or Knowledge Wisdom, which Borns to Understanding. Or, Allah (1) is to Be (2) in order to Be Cee[n] (3).
The Degree mentions “four devils”, and I have alluded to the Idea that ‘four’ could very well pertain to Our Foundational Square or Truth. According to Supreme Mathematics, 4 is Culture or Freedom, which is I-God expressed Divinely as I.S.L.A.M. When We Live I.S.L.A.M We are worthy of Praise. We have Righteous attributes that constantly re-Mind Us of Who We are; this is the good name that has Us worthy of Praise: Muhammad. The reward or ‘prize’ We receive by living out Our Culture or Freedom is a placement at the Root of Civilization, symbolically referred to in the Degree as “free transportation to the Holy City of Mecca”, where We will actually --- by virtue of “Love”, or Knowledge and Wisdom, --- have traversed through “Hell” (the abode of devils) to make Ourselves (save Ourselves) “Right”.
The Four devils that We, as Righteous people, should forever Be alert to are “Lust, Envy, Hate, and Jealousy”. Of course, there are other lower-self propensities that We must beware of, but Lust, Envy, Hate, and Jealousy, seem to Be at the root of much of Our Nation’s and the world’s waywardness. Father Allah taught Us to Master Self, and part of this process has to do with leaving certain things alone; not letting certain things set up shop in Our Minds. This is a Way of killing or murdering the Four devils. Devils of whatever type are “100% weak and wicked and will not keep and obey the Laws of Islam”. We are to Be Powerful (The Truth) as opposed to Being weak; Righteous (or Just) as opposed to Being wicked. We observe the Laws of I.S.L.A.M within Self --- at Home and abroad. We do not want to have characteristics (ways and actions) like “a snake of the grafted type”: two-faced, forked-tongue, and slithering movement. No! As We come along with Our studying of 120 Degrees and applying the Best Part to Self, We --- as One worthy of Praise --- will learn that We do not “ reform the devil”; meaning We do not endeavor to dress Our devils up and present them other than what they are: “so they [have] to be murdered” or done away with. We must purge Ourselves of weak and wicked inclinations, and this will only Be done when We apply Knowledge and Wisdom to Our Cipher: 120. Consequently, this will Born Understanding: the Best Part. If We do not attend Rightfully to the Life sustaining Force expressed through 120 and Our Keys of interpreting them, We take the chance of having Our devils or snakes creep up and “sting someone else”. Be that sting a diluted teaching; the rationalizing of criminality; misogynistic Ideas; Earths manipulating Gods with the Power You, or whatever: this is not a game of joke.
Each One that does I.S.L.A.M --- “Muslim” --- is required, not suggested, “to bring in four devils, and by having and presenting four at one time” --- or 4 plus 1 equals Power to Refine Your Self --- the reward is You Being identified (symbolic to the “button on the lapel of [Your] coat”) as One worthy of Praise. This is the purpose that the button serve: to call attention to a particular decoration, slogan, or Idea. Think on that. But it will Be Your Freedom --- Free Dome (Free Mind) --- that will transport You, via the wings of Justice, into the Equality of 120 --- 1 + 2 + 0 = 3, which is Our Universal Family of Islam --- where, based on Your Knowledge and Wisdom applied to the Cipher of Reality, You will Cee --- Understand --- Muhammad: One worthy of Praise.
Muhammad , the One worthy of Praise, serves as an example for Us, both in Islamic lore and 120 Lessons; Christians, Jews, Buddhists, or Hindu. At any rate, Muhammad’s life is worthy of study. We have in Qur’an:
“Ye have indeed in the Messenger of Allah a beautiful patter (of conduct) for any one whose hope is in Allah and the Final Day, and who engages much in the praise of Allah”.
(Qur’an 33: 21)
The words translated as “praise of Allah” in the above verse are “wa dhakarallaaha”. These are very significant because, “dhakara” means something closer to ‘remembrance’, and Allah is the Supreme Being, of which We are Members.
“Recite (atlu, from talaa, follow) what is sent of the Book by inspiration to thee, and establish regular Salaat: for Salaat restrains from shameful and unjust deeds; and remembrance of Allah (dhikruullaahi) is the greatest…” (Qur’an 29: 45)
Yusuf Ali, comments:
“The tilaawat of the Qur’an implies: (1) rehearsing or reciting it, and publishing it abroad to the world; (2) reading it to ourselves; (3) studying it to understand it as it should be studied and understood (2: 121 of Qur’an); (4) meditating on it so as to accord our knowledge and life and desires with it. When this is done, it merges into real Prayer [Salaat], and Prayer [Salaat] purges us of anything (act, plan, thought, motive, words) of which we should be ashamed or which would work injustice to others. Such Prayer [Salaat] passes into our inmost life and being, for then we realize the Presence of Allah, and that is true dhikr (or remembrance), for remembrance is the bringing to mind of things as present to us which might otherwise be absent to us. And that is the greatest thing in life. It is subjective to us: it fills our consciousness with Allah. For Allah is in any case always present and knows all”.
(The Meaning of The Holy Qur’an, A. Y. Ali)
Also in Qur’an We have this:
“Then do ye remember Me; I will remember you. Be grateful to Me, and reject not Faith (wa la takfuruuni)”.
(Qur’an 2: 152)
Again, Mr. Ali offers:
“The word ‘remember’ is too pale a word for ‘dhikr’, which has now acquired a large number of associations in our religious literature. In its verbal signification it implies; to remember; to praise by frequently mentioning; to rehearse; to celebrate or commemorate; to make much of; to cherish the memory of as a precious possession”.
“O ye o believe! Let not your riches or your children divert you from the remembrance of Allah. If any act thus, the loss is their own”.
“Riches and human resources of all kinds are but fleeting sources of enjoyment. They should not turn away the good man from his devotion to Allah. ‘Remembrance of Allah” includes every act of service and goodness, every kind thought and kind deed, for this is the service and sacrifice which Allah requires of us. If we fail in this, the loss is our own, not anyone else’s: for it stunts our own spiritual growth”.
Well, “dhakara” is the root word of the Arabic word “dhikr”, of which good Muslims do when they meditate upon the attributes of Allah.
But more than that, dhikr” and “dhakara” also means “males” as in Man. Look at this verse of Qur’an:
“O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male (dhakarin) and a female…”
Significantly, this verse is from the Qur’anic surah (degree; chapter) entitled “Al Hujuraat” or “The Inner Chambers”. It is the Culture Born Degree (49) and imparts Knowledge and Understanding (13) which Borns to Knowledge of God ( 4 + 9 + 1 + 3 = 17), and gives Us the ability to Build positively with Our Queen (Q,17) and Destroy the negative: 1 + 7 = 8; and this pertains to He or Her (H,8) with Knowledge of God. Most people, --- Muslim, Christian, Jewish traditional Afrikan religionists and scholars included --- cannot Master this Culture or Freedom, which is I Self Lord And Master. Why? Because they seek to call Muhammad from “without the Inner Chambers”:
“Those who shout out to thee [Muhammad] from without the Inner Chambers --- most of them lack understanding”… (Qur’an 49: 4)
The “Inner Chambers” --- Al Hujuraat --- are the Inner Teachings of Truth of what Muhammad is. Those who ‘shout’ have no “understanding” or “Intelligence” (‘aql): Talking loud and saying nothing. They have tied or connected their “intelligence”--- a root meaning of the word ‘aql --- to an exoteric rendering and concept of Islam and Muhammad. But examine the word ‘remember’: Re + Member. “Re” is a prefix meaning “again; anew; back”. “Member” means a “constituent part of a whole”. Therefore, to “remember” is to join back again with the Whole that You are: Uni (One) Verse (Way). This is a Universe that We are: A Unity, in the sense of Being Whole.
The surest Path to Re- Membrance is to take the devil[s] off Our Square. Do not Be “Insane in the Membrane”, as Our illustrious brothers from Cypress Hill puts it. Re-Membrance is what it is all about; Being Whole. The literatures and sacred writings of the world --- exoteric and esoteric Sciences --- tell this story. Our Science of Supreme Mathematics is to bring Us into Enlightenment. There is much that I could add to this Build; suffice it to say that extinguishing the devil[s] and Re-Membrance of/with Allah is a task that will make one worthy of Praise and the Light of the world. I close this build with a passage from D.H. Lawrence, from his monumental work, Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Those with the Eye to Cee will Cee. Peace!!!
“…I was talking about the mental life…Real knowledge comes out of the whole corpus so the consciousness; out of your belly and your penis as much as out of your brain and mind. The mind can only analyze and rationalize. Set the mind and the reason to cock it over the rest, and all they can do is criticize, and make a deadness. I say all they can do. It is vastly important. My God, the world needs criticizing to death. Therefore let’s live the mental life, and glory in our spite, and strip the rotten old show. But, mind you, it’s like this; while you live your life, you are in some way an organic whole with all life. But once you start the mental life you pluck the apple. You’ve severed the connection between the apple and the tree; the organic connection. And if you’ve got nothing in your life but the mental life, then you yourself are a plucked apple…you’ve fallen off the tree. And then it is a logical necessity to be spiteful, just as it’s a natural necessity for a plucked apple to go bad”.
(D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover)