For what is man without the beasts?
"If all the beasts were gone...
Man would die from a great loneliness of spirit...
For whatever happens to the beasts - soon happens to Man!"
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All Things are Connected!
These 4 simple words of wise insight have been attributed to a Native American nation that knew the importance of living in harmony with nature. The Native American people's ancestors knew that the alternative to an ecology-based, balanced lifestyle was starvation, sickness or death.
The "All things are connected" principle is also embodied in Sir Isaac Newton's Laws of Dynamics, and is a key part of modern physics and astrophysics. Biologist Dr. Rupert Sheldrake and other researchers have amassed evidence for a universal energy field which support apparently paranormal communication phenomena such as dogs who can sense when their owners are coming home and people who sense when they are being stared at (see sixth sense research). In philosophy, mysticism and religion we speak of "Transcendance of Duality".
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"The Wisdom of Chief Seattle"...
"All things are connected" is fundamental to the "Law of Karma" - that all actions have consequences. According to this karmic principle. Unskilful actions, e.g. those based on fear or greed, have undesirable consequences while skilful actions e.g. those based on joy, love, respect or wisdom, have desirable consequences and lead one towards transcending duality.
Have the scientific and technological advances of the twentieth century left us arrogantly believing that we are above the laws of nature?
The "All Things are Connected!" wisdom is attributed to a speech in 1854 and a letter written to President Franklin Pierce in 1855 by the great Native American Chief Seattle, Patriarch of the Duwamish and Suquamish Indians, when responding to a U.S. government offer to buy a large tract of Native American land. The historical accuracy of this speech has been questioned. It was probably a later dramatisation by an experienced writer who was versed in Native American culture. The dramatised speech it is offered here for its poetic beauty, spiritual aspiration and ecological inspirational value...
How can you buy or sell the sky, the warmth of the land?
This idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the air or the sparkle of water, how can you buy them?
Every part of the earth is sacred to my people - We are part of the earth and the earth is part of us.
So, when the Great Chief in Washington sends word that he wishes to buy our land, he asks much of us. The air is precious to the Red Man, for all things share the same breath.
I am a savage and I do not understand how the smoking iron horse can be more important than the buffalo we kill only to stay alive*
For what is man without the beasts?
If all the beasts were gone, man would die from a great loneliness of spirit.
For whatever happens to the beast, soon happens to man...
All things are connected!
You must teach your children that the ground beneath their feet is the ashes of their grandfathers.
This we know: the earth does not belong to man - man belongs to the earth.
All things are connected - like the blood which unites one family.
One thing we know, which the white man may one day discover - We all share the same Creator!
Lakota Sioux Prayer: Aho Mitakuye Oyasin! - To All My Relations!
I honour you in this circle of life with me today.
I am grateful for this opportunity to acknowledge you in this prayer....
To the Creator, for the ultimate gift of life, I thank you.
To the mineral nation that has built and maintained my bones and all foundations of life experience, I thank you.
To the plant nation that sustains my organs and body and gives me healing herbs for sickness, I thank you.
To the animal nation that feeds me from your own flesh and offers your loyal companionship in this walk of life, I thank you.
To the human nation that shares my path as a soul upon the sacred wheel of Earthly life, I thank you.
To the Spirit nation that guides me invisibly through the ups and downs of life and for carrying the torch of light through the Ages, I thank you.
To the Four Winds of Change and Growth, I thank you.
You are all my relations, my relatives, without whom I would not live.
We are in the circle of life together, co-existing, co-dependent, co-creating our destiny.
One, not more important than the other.
One nation evolving from the other and yet each dependent upon the one above and the one below.
All of us a part of the Great Mystery.
Thank you for this Life!
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"Collectivism" is the philosophy term for a political viewpoint, economic system or social perspective that emphasizes the interdependence of human beings in a community or other collective that gives priority to group goals over individual goals. "Corporatism" refers to the form of collectivism that views the whole social organisation as being greater than the sum of individual parts and gives group rights priority over individual rights.
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