The quote above is from the Book of Ani as translated in Selections from THE HUSIA by Maulana Karenga.
Join me to hear a few other valuable quotes that speak of children, honor and Ancestors.
These teachings are the foundation of our World View and speak deeply of what we should be returning to as OUR values.
"If God grants you children, may the heart of their father and mother know them. Whoever hungers, let them be satisfied in the house of their mother and father. Let them find there a wall which protects them. Be not without a generous heart for it is God who gives you wealth." p.55
"Answer not elders who are angry. Let them have their way. Speak sweetly when they speak bitterly. For it is a remedy that soothes the heart. Contentious answers provoke strife and eventually your Will will be broken. Let noet your heart be troubled for they will soon return to praise you when their hour of rage has passed. When your ords please the heart, the heart is inclined to accept them. Seek self-mastery then and your self-mastery will subdue them." p.58
"The foolish child whom a father or mother has not insgtructed is like a statue of stone. It is a son's and daughter's advantage and good fortune to receive instruction and to ask for it. But no instruction can succeed, if there is resentment for it....Surely, the fault in evey kind of character lies in not listening."p. 67
"Do not belittle the elderly in your heart. Honor the elderly in your heart, and you will be honored in the hearts of all." p. 66
"Follow in the footsteps of your ancestors, for the mind is trained through knowledge. Behold,their words endure in books." p.50
"If a son and daughter accept the righteous teachings of their parents, none of their plans will go wrong. Teach your children, then to be those who hear well; they will be valued by those of weight and substance and their speech will be informed by what they have heard. Respected are those who listen well; they will excel and their deeds will distinguish them. But failure will follow thosed who hear not. The wise wake early in order to establish temselves, but fools always fail to rise at the opportune time."p. 48
So much food for thought in this. Actually great reminders of the importance of the roles and responsibilities of our elders and children AND our part as well in bringing balance within our self and among each other. These quotes are OUR WAY. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
These teachings remind us to be thoughtful in this moment of what we are teaching our children. I'm thankful for this reminder.ReplyDelete
LOVE these as they bring back to us a sense of oneness, a sense of belonging and caring for one another as necessary parts to our whole. I appreciate any reminders that get us back to US.ReplyDelete