Obara (8) is sustainability. (| || || ||) is the ninth Odu on the list of the sixteen principal Odu in Ifa divination system. It has a single line in the first position and double lines in the second, third and fourth positions.
A single line represents the smooth side of a cowrie shell, and a double line stands for the split side of a cowrie shell. Therefore, Obara is comprised of the smooth side of a cowrie shell in the first position and the split side in the third, fourth and fifth positions.
Since the split side of a cowrie is equal to 0 and the smooth side is equal to 1, Obara is equal to 1000.