EjiOgbe, gbigbe ni ogbe mi
"Do your work"
"I am not working"
This was the Ifa cast for the lazy person
He who sleeps until the sun is overhead
He who relies on that which is possessed through inheritance
exposes himself to suffering
If we do not toil and sweat profusely today
We cannot become wealthy tomorrow
"March through the mud"
"I cannot march through the mud"
"If we do not march through the mud
Our mouths cannot eat good food"
These were the declarations of Ifa to the lazy person
He who possesses strong limbs but refuses to work
He who chooses to be idle in the morning
He is only resting for suffering in the evening
Only toiling can support one
Idleness cannot bring dividend
Whoever refuses to work
Such a person does not deserve to eat
If a lazy person is hungry, please let him die
Dead or alive, a lazy person is a useless person
- Holy Odu EjiOgbe
11/11/2014 03:23:28 am
This is the way I learned it. This was as my parents learned it. This is how my grandparents taught it. Dont know how my children missed it. I shall go backand see if they are still lazy. If so I may need to count the loss, but I have grandchildren, still not to late to plant seeds. Maybe they can helpthe next. ASE
11/11/2014 03:26:26 am
Timely message for me (as usual) while I crank out a policy analysis paper!
11/11/2014 09:17:05 am
Ase' these are wise words, they remind us that we must continue our endeavors to be productive, progressive and consistent.
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Obafemi Origunwa, MA
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