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It was our belief that the love of possessions is a weakness to be overcome.

 

Its appeal is to the material part, and if allowed its way, it will in time disturb

 

one’s spiritual balance. Therefore, children must learn early the beauty of generosity.

 

They are taught to give what they prize most, that they may taste the happiness of giving.

 

If a child is inclined to be grasping, or to cling to any of his or her little possessions,

 

legends are related about the contempt and disgrace falling upon the ungenerous

 

and mean person. The Indians in their simplicity literally give away all that they have

 

to relatives, to guests of other tribes or clans, but above all to the poor and the aged,

 

from whom they can hope for no return.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles Alexander Eastman, (Ohiyesa) Santee Sioux

 

 

 

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Comment by Luna Arjuna on January 3, 2014 at 9:26pm

Desmond, thank you for your thoughtful comment and wishing you continued blessings in 2014 …

Comment by desmond dillon on January 3, 2014 at 2:58pm
Luna thank you for the above. It is so real. And the true purpose of materials is that in love giving becomes receiving and visa versa as all mothers experience..

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