by Dr. C. Osamaro Ibie
According to Orumila, there are three main factors conducive to a blissful sojourn on earth. One of some questions which I have asked on a number of occasions. It will be necessary at the outset to define what a blissful or successful life is. All too often there is a tendency for people to define true happiness and satisfaction, hedonistically, that is in terms of material satisfaction and synthetic pleasure.
Against the foregoing background, I will now proceed to illustrate Orunmila’s three prescriptions for lasting happiness in our planet. These three factors are: To come through one’s destined parents to the world; to have the fortune of meeting one’s destined marital partner on earth; and to be born into the right ambience.
In this volume, IFISM-The Complete Works of Orunmila, Volumes Ten-Eleven-Twelve-Thirteen, The Odus of Ogunda, Osa, Etura and Irete, Mr. Cromwell Osamaro Ibie continues his revelations of Odu (sacred text of Ifa). In addtion to revealing the earthly works performed by each Odu (disciple of Orunmila) Mr. Ibie also gives account as in his previous volumes of the heavenly works of the Odus as well.
About the Author
From 1985 to the present, Mr. Osamaro Ibie has been serving as a member of the governing Council of the Federal Government owned University of Benin, in Edo State. Since his retirement from the Civil Service in 1980, he has actively engaged in business in the private sector. He was in 1992 awarded an Honarary Fellowship of the Institute of Administrative Management of Nigeria (FIAMN - Hon.) and recognized as a certified and Distinguished Administrator (CDA). In 2000, Mr. C. Osamaro Ibie received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence, University of Marlborough, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
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