Your cart
Close Alternative Icon
۩ We Deliver Worldwide ۩ There may be delays in shipping because of the virus ۩ We deliver worldwide ۩ There may be delays in shipping because of the virus ۩ Free shipping available for European orders exceeding €69

Charles Alexander Eastman: It was our belief that the love of possessions

Arrow Thin Left Icon
Charles Alexander Eastman: It was our belief that the love of possessions
      
  
_____________________________
 
Photo: Hopi girl and elder ca. 1900

  

_____________________________

  

It was our belief that the love of possessions is a weakness to be overcome. . . . Children must early learn the beauty of generosity. They are taught to give what they prize most, that they may taste the happiness of giving. . . . 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)

 

_____________________________

 

Recommended reading:

'The Soul of the Indian'

By Charles Alexander (Ohiyesa) Eastman

Purchase Book:

Amazon.com
Amazon.uk

Description:


Raised among the Sioux until the age of 15, Charles Alexander Eastman (1858–1939) was educated at Dartmouth and Boston University medical school. His extensive experience of both Native American and outside cultures makes Eastman ideally suited to interpret them for each other, and in The Soul of the Indian, he defines American Indian religious life as it existed before contact with external influences. Rather than a scientific treatise, Eastman has written a book, "as true as I can make it to my childhood teaching and ancestral ideals, but from the human, not the ethnological standpoint." His discussions of the forms of ceremonial and symbolic worship, the unwritten scriptures, and the spirit world emphasize the universal quality and personal appeal of Native American religion.
 
_____________________________
   
Samadiyya from the Holy Ka'aba (Surat al-Ikhlas) sold at www.RumisGarden.co.uk
 
 
_____________________________  
 

To visit Rumi's Garden online Islamic store click here.
 
We sell replicas of the Prophet Muhammads' (PBUH) blessed footprint, Kaaba kiswahs, kiswahs from the Prophet Muhammed's holy chamber in Medina, carpets from Riad al Jannah, bakhoor, incense burners, Muslim prayer beads and much more! 

Leave a comment