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 Post subject: Favourite Shamanic/Tribal words of Wisdom
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:35 am 
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Most have come across words of wisdom or quotes from the past that inspired us. Perhaps you may like to add some you have come across also.

Here is one I read quite some years ago.

"Only when the last tree has died, the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money."
Cree Indian - Wolf Robe 1909.

Elizabeth


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This one isn't an Indian or elders words but I like the quote. It's from a poet...

"Two roads diverged in the woods and I chose the one less traveled."
-Robert Frost

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I'm afraid most of the words of wisdom I have come to live by is in my native tounge, and I think it's a little hard to translate, but I'll try and get the meaning across..

"Everything has a voice; if you only listen."

"Life needs Life (read: death) to Live."


And my favourite, one that I think explains the whole way pretty good:

"He who expects wont see - he who waits, will see. And when the trees starts to dance, let them dance!"


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Brother Bear
Why be afraid?

Thankyou for sharing.

Elizabeth :D


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This is actually an old Chinese Poem---my favorite Chinese poem---but indirectly it is words of wisdom (The last line is also a title of an Alan Watts book). I forget the name of the poet---but you can find it on Google. I am quoting it by memory, so I might be a little bit off (except for the last line, which I know by heart and varies only by how it is translated):

I asked the student
Where did the master go?

He went picking mushrooms
Up on the Mountain.

Cloud hidden
Whereabouts, unkown.




Mountain Valley Wolf


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Here is another that I am sure is part of a poem, also has been placed in a song by an Australian Band called Carus.

Yesterday is history,
Tomorrow's a mystery,
And today is a gift.


Elizabeth


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Another great Chinese proverb is this,

"A Master and Student sat and watched the stream before them. Out of the corner of the student's eye he caught a rabbit running from a fox.....
"The Fox will have that Rabbit in no time." said the student.
Upon hearing this the old master chuckled and simply said to the student....
"Perhaps, but the Rabbit runs for his life, he will never give up....The fox merely runs for his dinner, he may tire soon."

KODIAK


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Elizabeth: You are funny.


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Elizabeth wrote "Yesterday is history,
Tomorrow's a mystery,
And today is a gift."

.....thats why we call it the present.


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Brother Bear

LOL!!

I try to be!

Both funny and present!!!
I just keep slipping in and out of consciousness from time to time.
Somewhere in the middle is where I usually find myself.

Elizabeth :D


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 Post Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:27 pm 
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Brother Bear wrote:
Elizabeth wrote "Yesterday is history,
Tomorrow's a mystery,
And today is a gift."

.....thats why we call it the present.


Though we may learn from the past, it nolonger exhists, it is but a memory.
Though we reap the future as the fruit of what we do now and thus we must
plan it ourselves, it does not exhist yet, and when it does it is only a single,
passing moment of the present wherein we plant the seeds whose fruits we
reap in the following moment and maybe a limitted few moments after that.
But the present moment, though passing, shall allways be the womb of the
future and the daughter of the past, and in the present moment we experiance all that we can, making that moment complete, especially when
we react or, if careful, when we respond to that moment and to our immediate situation of that moment, unless we are lost in the past or the
future. So, as the Present Moment is so much more important than either
the past or the future, then I rcommend presence. I recommend for people
to try atleast one thing,........,"Don't just Do somethimg, Stand There. Stand
at the beginning of each moment and be present in it, so that by it's end you have done something more close to perfect than you are used to!".

You can be atleast 3 things, long since Past, Present, or unborne future.
Those whose minds are stuck in the past, they do not move on easily.
Those whose minds are stuck in the future, their present becomes messy
and their goals play hard-to-get. Those who are present, are Awake.

With Blessings,
Raven's Sacred Voice.


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RavensSacredVoice

Those who read your words of wisdom and understand them fully are aware.

Elizabeth


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enocheye wrote:
RavensSacredVoice

Those who read your words of wisdom and understand them fully are aware.

Elizabeth


Peace be upon you, Elizabeth.

Thank you so much for you comment. I respect you.

What does it mean to be aware? Budha was aware, Mohammed was aware,
Ishmael & Jacob & Christ, Abraham, Ghandi, Rumi, Zul-Qarnain, and Chief Joseph were aware. When people asked them if they were gods, or saints, or
angels, they said "No", and then people would ask , "Then what are you?",
and they all answered to the people, " I am Aware. I am Awake!"


Last edited by RAVEN'S SACRED VOICE on Sun May 18, 2008 1:22 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Raven's sacred voice

If you know the meaning of the "@" symbol then you are aware and awake as am I.

Elizabeth


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enocheye, You are very wise!!!!! LOL :D Many Blessings!!!!!


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