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#1    Robbie333

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:57 PM


Black Elk Oglala Sioux Holy Man


1863-1950



You have noticed that everything as Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the Power of the World always works in circles, and everything tries to be round..... The Sky is round, and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls. Birds make their nest in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours....

Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were. The life of a man is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves.





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Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:52 AM

Awesome, well spoken :tu:


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Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:50 AM

What goes round comes around, they tell me.


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Posted 08 March 2012 - 12:24 PM

Native American reflection on life I like it, I thought you might like this,

TWO WOLVES

An elderly Cherokee Native American was teaching his
grandchildren about
life. He said to them, "A fight is going on inside me...it
is a terrible
fight, and it is between two wolves.

One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret,
greed, arrogance,
self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false
pride, superiority,
and ego.

The other stands for joy, peace, love, hope, sharing,
serenity, humility,
kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity,
truth, compassion,
and faith.

This same fight is going on inside you, and inside every
other person, too."

They thought about it for a minute and then one child asked his
grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"

The old Cherokee simply replied..."The one you feed."
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 03:14 PM

View Postsutemi, on 08 March 2012 - 12:24 PM, said:

Native American reflection on life I like it, I thought you might like this,

TWO WOLVES

An elderly Cherokee Native American was teaching his
grandchildren about
life. He said to them, "A fight is going on inside me...it
is a terrible
fight, and it is between two wolves.

One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret,
greed, arrogance,
self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false
pride, superiority,
and ego.

The other stands for joy, peace, love, hope, sharing,
serenity, humility,
kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity,
truth, compassion,
and faith.

This same fight is going on inside you, and inside every
other person, too."

They thought about it for a minute and then one child asked his
grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"

The old Cherokee simply replied..."The one you feed."
Native American  see more at http://www.firstpeop...s-Cherokee.html

         Thank you. This is one of my favorite Native American sayings. This Native American parable is my all time favorite.

                
The Breath of a Buffalo
What is Life ? It is the flash of a firefly in the night.
It is the breath of a buffalo in the winter time.
It is the little shadow which runs across the grass
and loses itself in the Sunset."
-Crowfoot....April 1890, on his deathbed



Edited by Robbie333, 08 March 2012 - 03:27 PM.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 04:56 PM

View PostRobbie333, on 08 March 2012 - 03:14 PM, said:

Thank you. This is one of my favorite Native American sayings. This Native American parable is my all time favorite.

                
The Breath of a Buffalo
What is Life ? It is the flash of a firefly in the night.
It is the breath of a buffalo in the winter time.
It is the little shadow which runs across the grass
and loses itself in the Sunset."
-Crowfoot....April 1890, on his deathbed
Hi Robbie, The Breath of a Buffalo thatís really nice, it reminds me of some of the Taoist/Zen prose, so simple and pure. The Breath! Such wisdom! People look for miracles but the miracle of breath they miss every time. Thanks for that.


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Posted 08 March 2012 - 04:56 PM

View Postsutemi, on 08 March 2012 - 04:56 PM, said:

Hi Robbie, The Breath of a Buffalo that's really nice, it reminds me of some of the Taoist/Zen prose, so simple and pure. The Breath! Such wisdom! People look for miracles but the miracle of breath they miss every time. Thanks for that.

          You are welcome.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 05:16 PM

This is one of my favorites.

"Out of the Indian approach to life there came a great freedom, an intense and absorbing respect for life, enriching faith in a Supreme Power, and principles of truth, honesty,
†generosity, equity, and brotherhood as a guide to mundane relations."---Luther Standing Bear Oglala

"I wish neither to possess, Nor to be possessed. I no longer covet paradise, more important, I no longer fear hell. The medicine for my suffering I had within me from the very beginning, but I did not take it. My ailment came from within myself, But I did not observe it until this moment. Now I see that I will never find the light.  Unless, like the candle, I am my own fuel, Consuming myself. "
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 05:20 PM

View PostSeeker79, on 08 March 2012 - 05:16 PM, said:

This is one of my favorites.

"Out of the Indian approach to life there came a great freedom, an intense and absorbing respect for life, enriching faith in a Supreme Power, and principles of truth, honesty,
generosity, equity, and brotherhood as a guide to mundane relations."---Luther Standing Bear Oglala

          Wonderful and so true. Thank you for this.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 07:53 PM

View PostRobbie333, on 08 March 2012 - 05:20 PM, said:

Wonderful and so true. Thank you for this.
Do you think we will ever achieve that Robbie? "Generosity as guide to mundane relations" Sometimes I long so much for a life absent of preditorial thought. Mabey in the other world then.

"I wish neither to possess, Nor to be possessed. I no longer covet paradise, more important, I no longer fear hell. The medicine for my suffering I had within me from the very beginning, but I did not take it. My ailment came from within myself, But I did not observe it until this moment. Now I see that I will never find the light.  Unless, like the candle, I am my own fuel, Consuming myself. "
Bruce Lee-

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:13 PM

View Postsutemi, on 08 March 2012 - 12:24 PM, said:

Native American reflection on life I like it, I thought you might like this,

TWO WOLVES

An elderly Cherokee Native American was teaching his
grandchildren about
life. He said to them, "A fight is going on inside me...it
is a terrible
fight, and it is between two wolves.

One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret,
greed, arrogance,
self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false
pride, superiority,
and ego.

The other stands for joy, peace, love, hope, sharing,
serenity, humility,
kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity,
truth, compassion,
and faith.

This same fight is going on inside you, and inside every
other person, too."

They thought about it for a minute and then one child asked his
grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"

The old Cherokee simply replied..."The one you feed."
Native American  see more at http://www.firstpeop...s-Cherokee.html

Love that story!



From Black Elk:

Then I was standing on the highest mountain of them all , and round about beneath me was the whole hoop of the world. And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being. And I saw that the sacred hoop of my people was one of many hoops that made one circle, wide as daylight and as starlight, and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all the children of one mother and one father. And I saw that it was holy.

“When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.” – Abraham Lincoln

“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.” – Unknown

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 02:17 AM

View Postsutemi, on 08 March 2012 - 12:24 PM, said:

Native American reflection on life I like it, I thought you might like this,

TWO WOLVES

An elderly Cherokee Native American was teaching his
grandchildren about
life. He said to them, "A fight is going on inside me...it
is a terrible
fight, and it is between two wolves.

One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret,
greed, arrogance,
self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false
pride, superiority,
and ego.

The other stands for joy, peace, love, hope, sharing,
serenity, humility,
kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity,
truth, compassion,
and faith.
This same fight is going on inside you, and inside every
other person, too."

They thought about it for a minute and then one child asked his
grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"

The old Cherokee simply replied..."The one you feed."
Native American  see more at http://www.firstpeop...s-Cherokee.html
The first wolf represents the competitive instincts inherent in everyone, The second stands for the co-operative impulses. It is hard to imagine a functional society where the two are not present, the great social evils come when the balance between the two shifts too much from the centre. I sometimes wonder what became of the hippie colonies of the 60's and 70's with their emphasis on Wolf #2. In truth, no society can operate with just one of those 2 wolves.


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Posted 09 March 2012 - 06:13 AM

Yes circles/spheres.

All to do with area/circumference & volume/surface area ratios.

The gods must be lazy, If they were so special could they not have picked a hexagon? A star? something a little less natural (which is what circles are).

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 02:37 PM

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The first wolf represents the competitive instincts inherent in everyone, The second stands for the co-operative impulses. It is hard to imagine a functional society where the two are not present, the great social evils come when the balance between the two shifts too much from the centre. I sometimes wonder what became of the hippie colonies of the 60's and 70's with their emphasis on Wolf #2. In truth, no society can operate with just one of those 2 wolves.

I've heard they all moved to California and Montana :D

“When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.” – Abraham Lincoln

“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.” – Unknown

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 04:38 PM

View PostSeeker79, on 08 March 2012 - 07:53 PM, said:

Do you think we will ever achieve that Robbie? "Generosity as guide to mundane relations" Sometimes I long so much for a life absent of preditorial thought. Mabey in the other world then.

       According to my faith only one man has achieved this. As far as the rest of us, in my opinion, most of us will not but there are many of us that keep these thoughts out front and at least work at this attainment. For me, it is a mix of good and bad days. When I am not having a good day I try to run the day through my head at night to delve on why, where and how I could have done better. I don't think any one of us can do more than that. Have a good day and again, thank you.

Native American Prayer
Oh, Great Spirit
Whose voice I hear in the winds,
And whose breath gives life to all the world,
hear me, I am small and weak,
I need your strength and wisdom.

Let me walk in beauty
and make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset.
Make my hands respect the things your have made
and my ears sharp to hear your voice.
Make me wise so that I may understand
the things you have taught my people.
Let me learn the lessons you have
hidden in every leaf and rock.

I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother,
but to fight my greatest enemy - myself.
Make me always ready to come to you
with clean hands and straight eyes.
So when life fades, as the fading sunset,
my Spirit may come to you without shame.

- Chief Yellow Lark -
Lakota -




                                         Native American Prayer
Oh, Great Spirit
Whose voice I hear in the winds,
And whose breath gives life to all the world,
hear me, I am small and weak,
I need your strength and wisdom.

Let me walk in beauty
and make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset.
Make my hands respect the things your have made
and my ears sharp to hear your voice.
Make me wise so that I may understand
the things you have taught my people.
Let me learn the lessons you have
hidden in every leaf and rock.

I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother,
but to fight my greatest enemy - myself.
Make me always ready to come to you
with clean hands and straight eyes.
So when life fades, as the fading sunset,
my Spirit may come to you without shame.

- Chief Yellow Lark -
Lakota -




Edited by Robbie333, 09 March 2012 - 04:44 PM.

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