"You are, therefore I am"
The Church Of Ubuntu (COU) & The Ubuntu Wellness Clinic
“We believe that a person is a person through another person.” The word Ubuntu means “I am because we are” in Sanskrit it is called Sohum, “You are, therefore I am”. The word “you” in the sense that we are part of the living earth; earth, air, fire, water, space and time are sacred, our relationship to them is that of reverence. Ubuntu (Sohum) means we are all related, interdependent and connected.
Ubuntu is a non-dualistic all embracing multi-faith philosophy and way of life.
We believe the solitary individual is a contradiction in terms and therefore we seek to work for the common good because our humanity comes into its own in belonging. The I exists only in relationship to others. The earth is, therefore I am. My ancestors and teachers are, therefore I am. We believe that to manipulate creation with any greed or selfish intent Is a violation of Sacred Lore. Creation is Sacred.
“The Earth Is Therefore I Am”
“And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.”
“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are…What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own”
1 Corinthians 3:16-17, 6:19 (KJV).
Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu summarised Ubuntu referencing the ancient Vedic story of the butterfly:
“Growth happens through obstacles and only with resistance. A tree must push up against the dirt, the solid resistance of the ground, in order to grow. Muscles grow when we apply a counterforce of resistance against them, but first they tear apart and break down, only to become stronger in the rebuilding. A butterfly struggles against the cocoon that surrounds it, and it is this very struggling that makes it resilient enough to survive when it breaks free.”
We are a religious order and all embracing selfless community that focuses on total wholistic health and wellbeing, using natural plant based healing methods. We are constantly and continually working to empower and educate on how to assist the mind body and soul’s natural ability to heal illness and dis-ease.
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