Eddie Benton-banai, Ojibway "Know Yourself"

We have to educate ourselves to know who we are. That's what I mean when I say, 'Teach the children.'" --Eddie Benton-Banai, OJIBWAY It is only by knowing ourselves that we can get in touch with our power. It is said, "Tell me what you know about yourself and I'll tell you what you know about God. Tell me what you know about God and I'll tell you what you know about yourself." As we increase knowledge of ourselves, as we choose to grow spiritually, as we clean up our act, then we can teach the children.

My Creator, You have said "Know thyself." Today let me see the wisdom of this Truth. Give me Your insight of myself. I am always walking the talk and most people can see it. Today, help and guide me on the Red Road.

The Red Road is the "earth"

shai shai
6 Responses Jul 9, 2009

I met Eddie Benton-Benai at a conference he was a keynote speaker for the Rainbow District Schoolboard and started a conversation with him about the Anishnnabe women and men coming to Earth from the big dipper and little dipper. I was talking about the clans and those thunderers, etc melding with the males and females to create clans and all of creation. Eddie began to get angry and said "Are you saying we were practicing ***********?!!" As if! The other thing he said at the beginning of his "spiel" was: "I'm a full-blooded Indian (FBI)...". My observation is why does Mr. Benton-Benai have blue eyes?! Show me an FBI and I'll be shocked because us Native people have been mixing with the non-Natives for generations already, hence phenotypes with blue-eyes! Another thing that happened at this conference in 2009 was Eddie gave a woman heck for taking notes of what he was saying? Why? Benton-Benai has published so much do-called "sacred" material! What a farce!!

The way he behaved at the conference may not have been very good, but it doesn't change the fact that what he is talking about on the above post is truth. It is easy to tell from a person what they know about GOD, by What kind of relationship they have with Him.

I don't doubt what you say, but I have to say it makes me sad that he did behave in that way, because it tells me that his relationship with GOD is not really very good. This man may have ego problems. But having said that, everyone goes through the ego thing before surrendering it.

Very Wise Cabcraft!

Shai I agree with you, my faith is The Great Spirit, The Ancient of Days, The Holy One, The Father, God X@

The Acronym for Faith is <br />
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Finding Answers In Your Heart..<br />
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So faith is Knowledge, NOT something you don't understand.

Faith is believing in something that you don't understand. Knowledge does not need faith.

My Faith is GOD!

and wat prey tell is your faith?