|Urhobo Historical Society|
By Ochuko Tonukari
The significance which is in
unity is an eternal wonder.
We try to realize the essential unity of Urhobo with the conscious soul of her people;
we learn to perceive the unity held together
by the one Eternal and immortal Mowoe, whose power creates the Urhobo nation, and at the same time irradiates our minds with the light of a consciousness that moves and exits in unbroken continuity with the outer world.
There is an indefinable mysterious Power that pervades the life of Mowoe.
I feel It, though I do not see It.
It is this unseen Power which makes Itself felt and yet defies all proof,
because It is so unlike all that I perceive through my senses.
It transcends the senses….
That informing Power or Spirit is Mowoe….
For I can see that in the midst of death life persists, in the midst of untruth, truth persists, in the midst of darkness light persists.
Hence I gather that Mowoe is Life, Truth, Light to the Urhobo nation. He is love.
He is supreme good.
But he is not someone who merely satisfies the self.
Anyone striving to be like Mowoe must rule Urhbo nation and transform it.
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