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Ingerul de gips II

“…ochiul nostru intuieste, in fractiuni de secunda, o inteligenta superioara, un dumnezeu posibil, la care, daca am fi in stare sa gandim coerent, sustinut, un minut intreg, am exploda, ne-am dezagrega de tensiune…Cum se canta la prohod :” Pe Dumnezeu a-L vedea nu este cu putinta!” si heruvimii, serafimii, ordine ingeresti apropiate de tronul lui, se stie, sunt prevazuti cu sase aripi, fiecare pereche pentru o parte esentiala a acelui corp-suflet, care sunt ingeri pentru a fi protejati contra radiatiei Lui…” 

Si totusi daca…”What if God was one of us?Like a stranger on a bus trying to make his way home…”

Persistence

FAMOUS FAILURES?
(BUT FOR PERSISTENCE … )
 

● Failed in business 1831
● Ran for legislature and lost 1832
● Failed in business again 1834
● Sweetheart died 1835
● Had nervous breakdown 1836
● Lost second political race 1838
● Defeated for Congress 1843
● Defeated for Congress again 1846
● Defeated for Congress yet again 1848
● Defeated for U.S. Senate 1855
● Defeated for Vice President 1856
Defeated for U.S. Senate 1858

Abraham Lincoln, elected sixteenth President of America 1860….

We Are All Related

Mitakuye oyasin!

We are all related!

It isn’t too late. We still have time to recreate and change the value system of the present. We must! Survival will depend on it. Our Earth is our original mother. She is in deep labor now. There will be a new birth soon! The old value system will suffer and die. It cannot survive as our mother earth strains under the pressure put on her. She will not let man kill her.

The First Nation’s Peoples had a value system. There were only four commandments from the Great Spirits:

1.Respect Mother Earth
2.Respect the Great Spirit
3.Respect our fellow man and woman
4.Respect for individual freedom

We must all stand together as a force of love. Be united NOW. There is only one way. Communication. Knowledge. Arm yourself with truth, love and perseverence. Extend your family. Join with others in giving. We are all related. People of the earth take back your heritage. I am not speaking of skin color or religion. Our heritage is this earth… Our heritage is also extended beyond this earth into the heavens where the spirit once lived before our birth into this world. You are bound to both.

THE TEN INDIAN COMMANDMENTS!

Treat the Earth and all that dwell thereon with respect!
Remain close to the Great Spirit
Show great respect for your fellow beings
Work together for the benefit of all mankind!
Give assistance and kindness wherever needed
Do what you know to be right
Look after the well-being of mind and body
Dedicate a share of your efforts to the greater good
Be truthful and honest at all times
Take full responsiblity for your actions

Ingerul de gips

“…si ei alergau pe cele doua sine alaturate in viteza ametitoare a doua garnituri paralele, ce strabat, incredibil, in aceeasi fractiune de timp, aceeasi fractiune de spatiu, astfel ca doua maini de la doua ferestre opuse sa se poata prinde si tine strans,strans,in paralelismul acela incredibil, in goana aceea fara scop…”

“Ciudat, sa-ti auzi propriile-ti ganduri,nici macar ganduri,ceva mai adanc, exprimate de altcineva! Da, si daca luni in sir, ani in sir, cineva iti exprima mereu, cu exactitate, propriile tale, nu idei,sau,mai bine,idei ale fiintei, cum sa nu-l recunosti, sa nu ti-l apropii, sa nu-l pastrezi, cu un fel de egoism chiar,un egoism necesar, un fel de altruism fata de propria ta existenta…”

 

Nicolae Breban, “Ingerul de gips”

Great Spirit Prayer

“Oh, Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the wind, Whose breath gives life to all the world. Hear me; 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 you 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. Help me to remain calm and strong in the face of all that comes towards me. Let me learn the lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock. Help me seek pure thoughts and act with the intention of helping others. Help me find compassion without empathy overwhelming me. 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.