Religion.  What is your religion?  What is "religion"?

People ask if SpiritLeaf is Rastafarian due to specific focus on Jah and Cannabis.  That's a very reasonable question, but what they're really asking about is traditiontradition
late 14c., "statement, belief, or practice handed down from generation to generation," especially "belief or practice based on Mosaic law," from Old French tradicion "transmission, presentation, handing over" (late 13c.) and directly from Latin traditionem (nominative traditio) "delivery, surrender, a handing down, a giving up," noun of action from past participle stem of tradere "deliver, hand over," from trans- "over" (see trans-) + dare "to give" (see date (n.1)). The word is a doublet of treason (q.v.). Meaning "a long-established custom" is from 1590s. The notion is of customs, ways, beliefs, doctrines, etc. "handed down" from one generation to the next.

"Nobody can make a tradition; it takes a century to make it." [Hawthorne, "Septimius Felton," 1872]

Source: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=tradition
: what group one associates with, or what club one belongs to.  People seem to want a label from which to draw conclusions.  But these labels, Rastafarian, Christian. Hindu, Wiccan and so forth are traditions.

SpiritLeaf's god is the god of all Jah People: JAHJAH
H3050 יָהּ Yahh (yaw) n/p.
1. Jah, the sacred name
[contraction for H3068, and meaning the same]
KJV: Jah, the Lord, most vehement.
Root(s): H3068
Compare: names, in, "-iah,", "-, jah."
Source: http://www.eliyah.com/cgi-bin/strongs.cgi?file=hebrewlexicon&isindex=3050
, the god of the bible.  The exact same god of RastafarI and others who's god is named in Psalm 68:

Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAHJAH
H3050 יָהּ Yahh (yaw) n/p.
1. Jah, the sacred name
[contraction for H3068, and meaning the same]
KJV: Jah, the Lord, most vehement.
Root(s): H3068
Compare: names, in, "-iah,", "-, jah."
Source: http://www.eliyah.com/cgi-bin/strongs.cgi?file=hebrewlexicon&isindex=3050
, and rejoice before him.  (Psalms 68:4, KJV)

So that's not too difficult to figure out, but what is religion?

"Religion" as a word is used to express or imply a way of life, devotion and religious observance, but this use of the word actually refers to the result of one's religion.  The essential meaning of religion is to "go through again" (in reading or in thought), from re- "again".  This speaks of one's activity; the practice of the religion itself.  In thought, this is meditation.  There is only one Old Testament (Hebrew) word for communion.  This word is SeachH7808 שֵַׂח seach (say'-akh) n-m. 1. communion, i.e. (reflexively) meditation

Source: http://www.eliyah.com/cgi-bin/strongs.cgi?file=hebrewlexicon&isindex=7808
, and it means both meditation and communion as these are the same thing.  Biblical communion, properly, is meditation hence the sacrament consumed as such must place one in a meditative state of mind.

1 Corinthians 2:16 - Jah People Version
Indeed, who can know the mind of jah which unites InI but we who have the mind anointed? [JPV]
 

Not Jesus' mind.  Our minds.  "we"...

...because we receive the anointing of JahShuah (Jesus) which affects our minds thus placing us in communion with Jah.

When communion lacks actual unity with the divine it is reduced to a mere, ineffectual word.  Specifically, Religion is that which creates a "bond between humans and gods."  It is that which literally anoints the mind, placing it in unity with Jah's mind such that you think Jah's thoughts and thus are guided from within.

And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation (it is not viewable via external eyesight): Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.  (Luke 17:20-21, KJV)

 

This is where Jah's communion takes InII and I (also spelled I&I, InI, or Ihi yahnh Ihi) is a complex term, referring to the oneness of Jah (God) and every human. Rastafari scholar E. E. Cashmore: "I and I is an expression to totalize the concept of oneness. 'I and I' as being the oneness of two persons. So God is within all of us and we're one people in fact. I and I means that God is within all men. The bond of Ras Tafari is the bond of God, of man." The term is often used in place of "you and I" or "we" among Rastafari, implying that both persons are united under the love of Jah.

-- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iyaric#I_words
within, into the kingdom and location from which Jah rules.  Man attempts to rule externally where JahShuah explicitly instructed the kingdom (rule) is not to be found

Specifically, communion is one's religion, and Cannabis is the communion of Jah.  It is that which takes one within.  It is that which creates the bond between InII and I (also spelled I&I, InI, or Ihi yahnh Ihi) is a complex term, referring to the oneness of Jah (God) and every human. Rastafari scholar E. E. Cashmore: "I and I is an expression to totalize the concept of oneness. 'I and I' as being the oneness of two persons. So God is within all of us and we're one people in fact. I and I means that God is within all men. The bond of Ras Tafari is the bond of God, of man." The term is often used in place of "you and I" or "we" among Rastafari, implying that both persons are united under the love of Jah.

-- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iyaric#I_words
and Jah.  In the bible we find the word religion in James 1:27.  It is the Greek word threskeia, meaning ceremonial observance.  This is derrived from another word meaning ceremonious in worship (as demonstrative).  Religion is the regular, ceremonial observance which creates the bond between the worshipper and their god(s).

"Religion is the regular, ceremonial observance which creates the bond between the worshipper and their god(s)."

As ordained by Jah, Jah people are to follow a specific ceremonial observance which is given for this exact purpose:

 
Isaiah 30:33 - Jah People Version
Tophet (kindling cannabis incense) is timelessly ordained (legislated) for kings.  It is established.  Grow profoundly large piles to burn and be filled with the tree.  The breath of jah is a stream of healing balm, to kindle (to consume (by fire or by eating)). [JPV]
 
This is a perpetual ordinance jah people are never to cease offering:
Exodus 30:8 - Jah People Version
Aaron will ascend the lamp (get high) at dusk by burning the incense of perpetual fumigation (cannabis) before jah throughout your generations. [JPV]
In simple terms, the bible specifically  identifies this regular ceremonial observance to be prayer.
 

Via this means all jah people are guided by jah, that is, we become jah-urged (the meaning of "Jesus"*). Cannabis is the very bond itself; the sole, unifying sacrament of all jah people wherever they may be and from whichever tradition they might currently be participating in.  It is our communion; our religion from which stems our way of life.

"Jesus" is an English translation of Greek Iesous which is from Hebrew JahShuah (Joshua), which is Jah + yasha`.  Yasha means:

  1. (properly) to be open, wide or free
  2. (by implication) to be safe
  3. causatively, to free or succor
Jesus revealed his yoke (bond between he and Jah) and instructed InII and I (also spelled I&I, InI, or Ihi yahnh Ihi) is a complex term, referring to the oneness of Jah (God) and every human. Rastafari scholar E. E. Cashmore: "I and I is an expression to totalize the concept of oneness. 'I and I' as being the oneness of two persons. So God is within all of us and we're one people in fact. I and I means that God is within all men. The bond of Ras Tafari is the bond of God, of man." The term is often used in place of "you and I" or "we" among Rastafari, implying that both persons are united under the love of Jah.

-- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iyaric#I_words
to Take My Yoke Upon You... because this is communion.  Doing so results in the meaning of his name:  Bound to Jah, to be open, wide, free and safe.  This is salvation.  This is his yoke via which Jah urges.  To become like Jesus means to become Jah-urged, taking his yoke (communion) upon you to create the bond.
 
Communion, not tradition, is one's actual "religion" and InII and I (also spelled I&I, InI, or Ihi yahnh Ihi) is a complex term, referring to the oneness of Jah (God) and every human. Rastafari scholar E. E. Cashmore: "I and I is an expression to totalize the concept of oneness. 'I and I' as being the oneness of two persons. So God is within all of us and we're one people in fact. I and I means that God is within all men. The bond of Ras Tafari is the bond of God, of man." The term is often used in place of "you and I" or "we" among Rastafari, implying that both persons are united under the love of Jah.

-- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iyaric#I_words
's specific communion is that of Jah; that of JahShuah (Jesus); his yoke which he instructed us to take upon ourselves:
 

Cannabis.


Overstand.
 
Pray for one another.

And love one another.
 

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