EPITOME PERENNIAL

Epitome:  A person or thing that is a perfect example of a particular type, quality, or class.

Perennial:  Lasting or existing for a long or apparently infinite time; enduring.

Epitome Perennial signifies the best, that which is Hero; the most influential in Truth.

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A Philosophical Realm of Experience: The Stature of Universality

As a work of art expressing imagination appealing to values propelling rights towards unity, Epitome Perennial spreads the vision of peace and justice through the art of Hip-Hop. Its purpose is to educate and entertain. To bring into fruition a positive world vision in which all people are respected and unified. This vision of justice at its highest standard is exemplified in the remembrance of great leaders of the past.

Martin Luther King, Jr | John Lennon | Rachel Corrie
John F. Kennedy | Nelson Mandela | Ernesto 'Che' Guevara | Malcolm X

Epitome Perennial leaders represent social movements of the world among various cultures. These leaders stand united under the call for love and justice, holding within themselves the development of ideas and values seeking change through higher realms of thought established through integration of consciousness.

Epitome Perennial reflects the cycle of nature between good and evil, love and hate, truth and deception. It sits upon higher ground among sociopolitical conflict prior Utopian existence. However, utopia is unattainable, therefore struggle is perennial, upon which 'Epitome Perennial' characterizes the highest standard set forth by leaders serving to cultivate humanitarianism through tolerance and common-ground. This leads to an underlying question: Why do we kill those who reflect the utmost within ourselves?

Where there is social struggle, respective leaders endure with relevance to the visions they inspire and the trials they embody. On a personal level, this relates to one's own effort ever existent within being of character. One's experience and past embeds within the self, attributing to the building (or negation) of character through the means of experience (awareness and trust). This represents a battle between intra-personal prosperity and the welfare of goodness, versus systematic functioning defined by exploitation propagating victimization.

Epitome Perennial identifies with the philosophy of study known as Perennialism.

Perennial philosophy, and the Perennial Tradition: "... All of the world’s major religions encompass the identical faith in the single divine source and principle of manifestation. Similar to that of a perennial flower known to bloom annually, the single divine source of wisdom has thrived throughout history, across various centuries and ages, serving as a continuous foundation of wisdom among Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity, etc., serving as a bridge en route attainment of perennial wisdom toward the single divine meaning of manifestation. All religious and spiritual beliefs, at their center, embody this single Truth of divine unity. Similar to being able to only cross one bridge at a time, all religions are justified and true in their own right, as each lead toward the center of divine intelligence where justice and virtue sustain the single source of divine wisdom and knowledge." 

In accordance with the social struggle that is ever existent, respective leaders of personal struggle present an inner means to an outer end at the forefront of existence; a reflection of the highest standard of existence within the struggle itself. The impact (action of representation) defines 'Epitome Perennial' stature as the battle of faith and endurance (A perennial ‘jihad’). Each must rise with the utmost abilities - personally, thereby socially.

Epitome Perennial establishes the quintessential vision of Hip-Hop's utmost potential. It is an expression of culture - art intelligence - based upon esteem (grace), individuality (truth), and respect (courage) ~ tantamount to unity and love. At its pinnacle, Hip-Hop's genius propels the formulation of cohesion (self-awareness) beyond spiritual negligence found within conformity.

Epitome Perennial illustrates the cycle of struggle at the hand of a unified message. To transform and live the greatness of the gift by applying the vision implied, oneness translates into authenticity through the means of experience, personally and socially.

Epitome Perennial denotes a ‘springing’ into action with courage on behalf of change, in the name of Martin Luther King Jr., John Lennon, Rachel Corrie, Nelson Mandela, John F. Kennedy, Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara, and Malcolm X - all of whom shall serve as an example, to be remembered in spirit, during times of injustice and discrimination, in the name of existence with unity and justice for all.

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"Imagination is the one power we possess that connects us to the spiritual world."

"Unity in a society does not come from conformity. Unity can only come from granting equality and validity to the infinite diversity of all the individuals.  The universe is infinitely diverse.  Every being has their own way of exploring the idea of infinite creation, and all these ways are equally valid. When a society encourages the unique expression of each individual, that is when the society is strongest and most unified."

"The societal state of utopia isn't a naive state of existence: it consists of absolute trust and absolute work-ability; because everyone of society is part of it to be of service, and all have what they really need because all are willing to supply what everyone else needs, and in turn they are supported by the whole. We are close to this Utopian vibration. The perfect society would be that in which each class and each unit would be doing the work to which its nature and aptitude best adapted it; in which no class or individual would interfere with others, but all would cooperate in difference to produce an efficient and harmonious whole. That would be a just state. There are only three things worthwhile in this world- justice, beauty, and truth; each man shall receive the equivalent of what he produces, and shall perform the function for which he is best fit. A just man is a man in just the right place, doing his best, and giving the full equivalent of what he receives. A society of just men would be a highly harmonious and efficient group; for everything would be in its place, fulfilling its appropriate function like the pieces in a perfect orchestra. So organized, a society is fit for survival; Justice is effective coordination."

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Excerpt from In Tune With The Infinite, By Ralph Waldo Trine: The great truth we are considering is the fundamental principle running through all religions ... It is, moreover, a great truth in regard to which all people can agree, whether they belong to the same or to different religions. People always quarrel about the trifles, about their personal views of minor insignificant points. They always come together in the presence of great fundamental truths, the threads of which run through all. The quarrels are in connection with the lower self, the agreements are in connection with the higher self.

Patriotism is a beautiful thing; it is well for me to love my country, but why should I love my own country more than I love all others? If I love my own and hate others, I then show my limitations, and my patriotism will stand the test not even for my own. If I love my own country and in the same way love all other countries, then I show the largeness of my nature, and a patriotism of this kind is noble and always to be relied upon.

The sacred books, the inspired writings, all come from the same source, ---God, God speaking through the souls of those who open themselves that He may thus speak. Some may be more inspired than others. It depends entirely on the relative degree that his one or that one opens himself to the Divine voice. Says one of the inspired writers in the Hebrew scriptures, Wisdom is the breath of the power of God, and in all ages entering into holy souls she maketh them friends of God and prophets.

When we fully realize this truth we will then see that it makes but little difference what particular form of religion one holds to, but it does make a tremendous difference how true he is to the vital principles of this one. In the degree that we love self less and love truth more, in that degree will we care less about converting people to our particular way of thinking, but all the more will we care to aid them in coming into the full realization of truth through the channels best adapted to them.

The great fundamental principles of all religions are the same. They differ only in their minor details according to the various degrees of unfoldment of different people. The more unfolded the soul the less important do these minor differences become. There are also, of course, the various so-called religions. There is in reality, however, but one religion.

The moment we lose sight of this great fact we depart from the real, vital spirit of true religion and allow ourselves to be limited and bound by form. In the degree that we do this we build fences around ourselves which keep other away from us, and which also prevent our coming into realization of universal truth; there is nothing worthy the name of truth that is not universal.

There is only one religion. "Whatever road I take joins the highway that leads to Thee," says the inspired writer in the Persian scriptures. "The pure man respects every form of faith," says the Buddhist. "My doctrine makes no difference between high and low, rich and poor; like the sky, it has room for all, and like the water, it washes all alike." "The broad minded see the truth in different religions; the narrow minded see only the differences," says the Chinese. The Hindu has said, "The narrow minded ask, 'Is this man a stranger, or is he of our tribe?' But to those in whom love dwells, the whole world is but one family." "Altar flowers are of many species, but all worship is one." "Heaven is a palace with many doors, and each may enter in his own way." "Are we not all children of one Father?" says the Christian. "God has made of one blood all nations, to dwell on the face of the earth."

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"Only when we move through life in the spirit of love for all beings can we melt the barriers that separate us from others, from other life forms, and from the beautiful mystery which is our own magical & spiritual gift."


I think our opposition, whoever they may be, in all their manifest forms, do not know how to handle humor. We stand a better chance under that guise, because all the serious people, like Martin Luther King Jr., and Kennedy, and Gandhi, got shot. -John Lennon

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