Thursday, January 15, 2009

Native American Truth

My regular readers are coming to know how much enjoyment I get from these Native American quotations.. They are always in reverence toward the Earth, Nature and the Great Spirit..
I find it truly a pity that "modern" man is not so enlightened..


In the beginning of all things, wisdom and knowledge were with the animals, for Tirawa, the One Above, did not speak directly to man. He sent certain animals to tell men that he showed himself through the beast, and that from them, and from the stars and the sun and moon should man learn.. all things tell of Tirawa.
All things in the world are two. In our minds we are two, good and evil. With our eyes we see two things, things that are fair and things that are ugly.... We have the right hand that strikes and makes for evil, and we have the left hand full of kindness, near the heart. One foot may lead us to an evil way, the other foot may lead us to a good. So are all things two, all two.

Eagle Chief (Letakos-Lesa) Pawnee

1 comment:

  1. Bill, I've got some indian blood in me.
    Your post made me realize once again that I see the world in much the same way as this continents' earliest known (human) residents.
    I doubt any Indian had ever heard of predator control until the white man appeared.
    Food for thought....