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ONLY ORI CAN TRAVEL WITH ONE FORM BIRTH TO DEATH.







Here below we have a well known verse form Ogunda Meji that speaks on the fact that that it is only ORI.



If your Ori: ( your inner GOD self) is on your side, no Orisa or any other kind of spirit or person can “punish” or harm you or affect you negatively. You can only punish yourself! by not listening to your Ori.



Orunmila says that on entering

a room with a low door,

we automatically bow.

Ifa, the question is:

“Who among the deities

accompanies their followers

on every journey, without

ever turning back?”

Shango replied that he accompanies

his followers on every journey, without

ever turning back.

They asked him: “But what if,

after a long journey, walking and walking,

you arrive at Koso, home of your fathers;

and they cook bean soup

and make yam pudding,

and give you kola and a rooster?”

Shango said: “After such satisfaction

I return home.”

Then Shango was told

that he could not accompany followers

on a far journey without turning back.

Orunmila says that on entering

a room with a low door,

we automatically bow.

Ifa, the question is:

“Who among the deities

accompanies their followers

on every journey, without

ever turning back?

Oya replied that she accompanies

her followers on every journey, without

ever turning back.

They asked her: “But what if,

after a long journey, walking and walking,

you arrive at Ira, home of your fathers;

and they slaughter a fat animal,

and put a pot of corn pudding

in front of you?”

Oya said: “After such satisfaction

I return home.”

Then Oya was told

that she could not accompany followers

on a far journey without turning back.

Orunmila says that on entering

a room with a low door,

we automatically bow.

Ifa, the question is:

“Who among the deities

accompanies their followers

on every journey, without

ever turning back?”

Obatala replied that he accompanies

his followers on every journey, without

ever turning back.

They asked him: “But what if,

after a long journey, walking and walking,

you arrive at Ifon, home of your fathers;

and they slaughter a hen with eggs,

and give you two hundred snails,

together with greens and melon?”

Obatala said: “After such satisfaction

I return home.”

Then Obatala was told

that he could not accompany followers

on a far journey without turning back.

Orunmila says that on entering

a room with a low door,

we automatically bow.

Ifa, the question is:

“Who among the deities

accompanies their followers

on every journey, without

ever turning back?”

Eshu replied that he accompanies

his followers on every journey, without

ever turning back.

They asked him: “But what if,

after a long journey, walking and walking,

you arrive at Ketu, home of your fathers,

and they give you a rooster,

and lots of palm oil?”

Eshu said: “After such satisfaction

I turn and go home.”

Then Eshu was told

that he could not accompany followers

on a far journey without turning back.

Orunmila says that on entering

a room with a low door,

we automatically bow.

Ifa, the question is:

“Who among the deities

accompanies their followers

on every journey, without

ever turning back?”

Ogun replied that he accompanies

his followers on every journey, without

ever turning back.

They asked him: “But what if,

after a long journey, walking and walking,

you arrive at Ire, home of your fathers,

and they give you fried beans, and a dog,

also a chicken, corn beer and palm wine?”

Ogun said: “After such satisfaction

I sing my Ijala chants,

loud and joyfully, all the way home.”

Then Ogun was told

that he could not accompany followers

on a far journey without turning back.

Orunmila says that on entering

a room with a low door,

we automatically bow.

Ifa, the question is:

“Who among the deities

accompanies their followers

on every journey, without

ever turning back?”

Oshun replied that she accompanies

her followers on every journey, without

ever turning back.

The asked her: “But what if,

after a long journey, walking and walking,

you arrive at Ijumu, home of your fathers,

and they give you flour pudding,

together with greens and corn beer?”

Oshun said: “After such satisfaction

I return home.”

Then Oshun was told

that she could not accompany followers

on a far journey without turning back.

Orunmila says that on entering

a room with a low door,

we automatically bow.

Ifa, the question is:

“Who among the deities

accompanies their followers

on every journey, without

ever turning back?”

Orunmila replied that he accompanies

his followers on every journey, without

ever turning back.

They asked him: “But what if,

after a long journey, walking and walking,

you arrive at Igeti, home of your fathers,

and they give you two quick rats,

two fishes that beautifully swim,

two chickens with fat livers,

two goats heavy and pregnant,

two short horned cattle with big horns;

if they make mashed yams for you,

and prepare yam pudding;

if they give you well-brewed corn beer,

and atare, and give you good kola?”

Orunmila said: “After such satisfaction

I return home.”

The they said to Orunmila

that he could not accompany his followers

on a far journey without turning back.

The Awo’s were astonished.

They could not utter a word, for they did not

understand the parable.

Ifa, I confess my helplesness.

Please cloth me in wisdom.

Ifa, you are the leader,

I am the follower.

You are the wise one who teaches

wise things like one’s father.

Ifa, the question is:

“Who among the deities

accompanies their followers on every journey,

without ever turning back?”

Ifa said: “It is Ori, Ori alone,

who accompanies his follower

on every journey, without

ever turning back.”

When I have money it is my Ori

whom I praise.

My Ori, it is you.

When I have children it is my Ori

whom I praise.

My Ori, it is you.

All the good things I have on earth,

It is my Ori whom I praise.

My Ori, it is you.

My Ori, I salute you,

you, who does not forget his follower,

you who blesses his follower quicker

than any other deity.

No deity blesses a human being

without the consent of his Ori.

Ori, I salute you.

You who allows children to be born alive.

One whose offers are accepted by his Ori

has reason to dance and rejoice.

Ifa says that this person should offer

to his Ori. The offer is

8 pigeons and 16 times 4,000 cowries.

And Ifa says that if this one

sacrifices to his Ori regularly,

his life will be good.




As you can see in the stanza of Ogunda Meji. That is it only your Ori (inner GOD self) will follow you to the end of life , and that is the ultimate benefactor in life. It is why Ori is known or called the supreme deity amongst the Yoruba people. And why so many ritual rites are preformed to one induvial Ori when under going

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