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Friday, June 22, 2007

Upon suffering beyond suffering

Words of Chief Crazy Horse, Oglala Sioux:

“Upon suffering beyond suffering:
The Red Nation shall rise again,
and it shall be a blessing for a sick world.

A world filled with broken promises, selfishness and separations.
A world longing for light again!

I see a time of Seven Generations
when all the colors of mankind will gather under the
Sacred Tree of Life
and the whole earth will become one circle again.

In that day, there will be those among the Lakota who will carry
knowledge and understanding of unity
among all living things,
and the young white ones will come to those of my people
and ask for this wisdom.

I salute the light within your eyes where the whole universe dwells.
For when you are at that center within you and
I am at that place within me,
we shall be one.”

Chief Crazy Horse spoke these words as he smoked the Sacred Chanupa (Pipe) for the last time with Chief Sitting Bull, four days before he crossed over to the Star Nation in 1877.

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