Do you stop and wonder about the Great Spirit, or God Spirit, or
Spirit of God?
Do you wonder if there's something behind what we see?
What's behind the sun? Does anybody know what's behind the sun?
Was anybody in there? Are there any instruments(2)
from the sun? The earth is just a little ball going through the big
sky. The sun gives light for many, many miles, many, many miles. That
sun is a big thing. What is that?
And the moon?
Can they get on the moon? Who put that there?
You can ask the same questions about the stars.
Where is the blue sky? How far does that reach? How far does that
go? There must be something beyond there.
The Indian feels that too. They asked the Great Spirit once, "When
is the last supper?"(3) They were using
their words and they asked, "When is the end of the world?" The Great
Spirit didn't answer that very clearly, but He said, "within, within,
two thousand years." It must be getting rough now, it must be getting
Should we stop and think about that?
There's a limit to anything you go by. There's a limit to your
life. There's a limit to people. There's a limit to animals. There's
a limit to the life of the inhabitants on earth. There's a limit to
earth. There's a limit to wars. That limit is a big thing.
When it comes to the end of a limitation, that's it. You don't
live forever! That's why a person has to think, "Why am I here? What
am I here for? Am I here just to live, just to grow like a tree? Am
I here to grow like animals?"
I'm here to serve the Great for a better world, for a better
world. How are you going to do that? You have to do it yourself, with
the Spirit. Who put you here? Why did they put you here? You have to
say to the Spirit, "Be with me. Spirit be with me. I carry something
to remember You,(4) and I remember you
by the other people's good words."
I look at the black gown anywhere.(5)
What is this black gown for? It reminds you that there's something you
have to stop for. The black gown means that the person wearing it is
giving you something that you should stop and look at. Why does he wear
that? It signifies that you have to listen to those very kind words
that he has to say to you. I wear black stuff. Sure, I wear black clothes.
When they look at me with black clothes, some people say, "You look
like a minister."
"Oh, I'm not exactly a minister, but I think I could say a few
words." Well, that's all it takes, and that's a good thing. Listen to
those words. You don't have to take all of them. If you don't believe
what I'm saying you have the privilege to try your own way. Even if
you try your own way, I do think you'll fall for some words I'm
saying. If you don't listen to anybody, if you go ahead on your
own, I think that will hit you pretty hard.
I don't preach for any money. I don't preach to people to get anything
out of it. I preach those words because I love them. That's why I transfer
my words and my mind,(6) and talk about
the way I lived, to other people. I tell people, "Take is easy. Take
it slow. Look as you go. Be good as you live and you'll feel good. If
you take some other people's property, or some other things that don't
belong to you, sooner or later you'll pay for that somehow. You shouldn't
take it. Let it go and maybe you'll get a better deal. That don't belong
to you. That belongs to that person there."
Another thing: you'll learn to think of a lot of things. There's
a lot of things to your life -- boy! -- and you have to dodge from one
another. You'll find from your own experience that the only way you'll
get to the end is by just going slow on the straight trail. The Indian
says, "Don't look sideways even though there may be somebody there calling
you." If maybe somebody's calling you, sure you could stop, look, and
listen. But if you don't like it, if you don't like his ways of life
or his words, keep a-goin'. Just go right on a straight road. But if
you like this person's words, you could stop and talk to him awhile.
He'll want to go along with you if you're on a straight trail.
You'll get to be pretty good pals, and pretty soon you'll have a big
crew with you. That's the road that takes you to heaven, or to wherever
we go in the next world. There's something above.
Anything could happen to this world, now-a-days. It's getting old.
What happened to the earth years ago, many years ago? Why do they dig
up this stuff in the big hills?(7) At
one time, long ago, this earth bunched up into a big volcano or something
and formed these hills. Where did the heat form? Where did that mineral
grow from? Stop and think how deep and big and wide this earth is!
We're just little things here. We think we know it all, but there
is still a lot that we have to study -- and study deep!
Just ask why. Just ask that question, and you'll get an answer
anywhere. And in all these answers there should be one word in there
A lot of them ask me, "Why do you talk so much? Why do you talk
to these well-posted people, like preachers?"
"Well, I just take a word or two from what they say and then I
learn. Then I add it up with the words of my people. Those that lived
before left me with their words. I put them, two and two, together,
and why it pairs up pretty good!
I feel good when I see things like that, and I feel good when I
have something -- like a stone or a weasel hide -- to carry in my pocket.(8)
And if there's a person who has something that he carried good, and
if he leaves me that with a good word and tells me what to do
with it, that's a big gift. Really, it's a big gift!
You stop for that. You've got to go along with what he did, because
he gave you a good word. He gave you a good stone to carry in your pocket.
Sure, you stop and look at it, put it in your pocket and go along on
your way. It's a big thing. You have to carry something on you.
And don't make fun of the medals people wear now-a-days. When you
think, stop and think about those medals, they'll straighten the mind
up, and you'll wonder about things. You put them back. Pretty soon,
you'll see things better. That's what they're for. They're meditated.
They're God's property. They're yours too, if you use them. But if you
don't use them, there's nothing that will help you. If you don't want
to use the meditation, nothing can help! Go on your own and just
see how far you're going to go.
Always look back to the people that loved you and gave you the
good words. They like you because you're coming into a world, and they're
telling you that it is dangerous. The more it goes on, the longer it
lasts. The older the world gets, the more dangerous it is. You don't
know what's going to happen anytime, from now on.
I don't worry about what's happening, I'm ready. I'm ready -- I
think I'm ready.(9) There might
be something that I did wrong, but I still hope the people of the earth
remember that anything could happen to this world. I hope they remember
to be ready when they're called. We're all going to be called. We might
be called at once; we might be called one by one. We don't know.
It's the world we live in. We should thank the Great. We
should be thankful for the crop. We should be thankful for the weather.
We should be thankful for the minerals and everything we use. We live
with that. It helps us.
Who gave it to us? Who gave it to us? If you had a jacket, a little
jacket, or a pair of gloves, and you gave it to a guy who is a friend
of yours, you felt good about that.
"Here's a pair of new gloves. You need that. You need new shoes,
that's a good will." You feel good when you give.
The Great Spirit felt good to give us what He gave us, and if we
take it in good will, we'll feel good. But if we're not satisfied, then
trouble begins. If we have troubles, we did it ourselves -- because
we aren't satisfied. But if you take everything in good will, in good
ways, and thresh it out good, you'll always get paid(10)
with the best. You'll be well paid, on earth and after you've gone to
the next world. Because you felt good on this earth, you'll feel good
when you're gone.
You'll feel that when you live too. You'll feel good because you
know you're going to go to a good place in the next world.
If you feel sickening, and weak, and nervous, and wrecked -- you're
guilty. If you don't feel well, something's bothering you. Some ailment
is getting in you. Maybe it's something that you shouldn't have done
or shouldn't have said, or shouldn't have thought. Maybe you don't believe
in anything. Maybe you only believe in your own power.
If you have a power, it's with the Spirit, and because the Spirit's
watching you.(11) If you believe in
Him you'll feel good at all times. If you believe there's a Spirit,
you're not afraid of anything. And when you talk, everybody'll listen
to you because that spirit is talking with you. That's life.
But if you go out into the world alone without a spirit helping
you, and if you're not thinking about that spirit, you're going to be
in danger. But if you have something in you, if you have your belief
in you, the spirit will take you for the best.
That's the one to believe in to figure the way you want to go in
the next world. The next world's what we have to figure on. We have
a next world. It's a great place. Why do those stars have light? How
did they get up there? Who put them up there? Who put the moon up there?
How does it stay up there? What kind of air is up there? What is up
above the darkness and the blue sky, behind the sun? What is up there?
If you can find the answer, tell me.
We don't have to go up there to find the answers to preparing for
the next world, they're right here. The answer is in reflection. That's
where it's at, in the reflection.(12)
We're just nothing but reflection on earth. And when we wear ourselves
out here we'll go to the next world.
We're limited in this world, and we're limited to a time apiece.
Then, when we're done here, we'll find a better world.
Good! It's good enough for me anyhow. That's what I believe in.
And I go along in this world to look honestly at a person, and
I hope everybody's doing the same thing. If I was wrong, I'm glad to
hear I'm wrong. I get stubborn, sure, but I admit I'm not perfect. I
admit what wrong I do. I don't try to wiggle out of it. I admit when
anybody tells me I'm wrong. I say, "Thank you. Good. Fine." And he feels
good that I take it, take the Indian belief. And when anybody tells
me that, even when they're wrong, I say, "Good. Thank you."
Boy, that's good when that's the way life is. He's giving you something
good. Then your mind begins to work, and your blood begins to circulate,
and that keeps you from becoming just an old nervous wreck. This life
won't wreck you if you live like that. If you have something bothering
your mind, seek an answering from the Great Spirit. He'll clear it up.
Christian Science can do it, and it's the same way with the Indian.
The Indian can do it too. That Great Spirit is all over. If He wasn't
here, what would happen to this world? What would happen? People don't
make that healing for themselves. No, they make trouble for themselves.
That's just the way they live. If the Spirit leaves, lookout! If the
Spirit leaves you, lookout!! If you're without the Spirit nobody
wants to be near you. Why? Because you might say something or you might
do something that you aren't supposed to do. But if you believe in the
Great Spirit, you'll get along all right. People like others
who follow a belief in the Great Spirit.
I'll tell you -- in my experience of life -- anywhere I go anybody
I talk to likes to listen to me. They even ask me questions. I try to
tell them the best I know how. That's what I do. I don't tell them I
know it all. But I tell them my experience and what method I
go by. I have that privilege to go by my own methods, the one's that
I find results with in person. And I feel good about the results. I
feel good. I could do a day's work yet. That proves I have power!! Why
do I have power? Because I have the Spirit in me! I took Him in me!
I believe in Him! I believe in the Great Spirit! And when you believe
in the Great Spirit, It's in you! When you believe in Him you
have the power to do what you want to do. He'll carry you. He'll carry
you. When you have the Spirit, you're able to do what you want, and
you're strength will be there when you need it. You'll feel good. You'll
feel happy, because you know It's in you.
If you want to be downhearted, wreck yourself, wreck your mind,
wreck your heart, wreck your circulation of the blood, just think only
of the rough deals and of something that will make trouble. It's best
not to think that way. Uh ah. Think for the good, and you'll feel good.
You'll clear up if you believe in the Spirit, because you believe
in the Spirit. Get Him in you; He'll show you the way. If people can
do that, like I have been taught and preached at by my old people, their
lives will be better.
There it is. Take it, and use it. The answer is there. That Spirit
will do anything you ask Him. He'll even answer you, if you go to the
right man. You get an answer if you use it. The answer is there. He'll
get the answer from messengers.(13)
There are messages in the air. Health is what you have to have
to know these messages. First you get health, then you get power.
Why? Because you have that Spirit in you and He gives you health. No
evilness will endanger you when you have health and spirit, the Great
Spirit. Nothing'll bust in when you have the Great Spirit. When you
believe in Him and ask Him for something, He'll do it for you. I don't
think anybody that doesn't believe in anything can do that. First you
have to believe in Him. First you have to study what He's
got you on earth for. First you have to look at the stars.
Why, why does He make it dark? Why does the world go 'round and 'round?
Why does it go around? What is it hanging on? Huh! Sure. You see darkness,
you see daylight -- what makes that? There's power somewhere.
That's deep. We're only a handful here right on earth, on this
little world. This little world is small when it comes to the Great
Master-of-All. Geeze that's a big thing.
The Manito(14) got here
and went around on the earth. He spoke to people. He spoke to the people,
the Indians. He spoke to them. They heard him. When they want to hear
Him, they hear Him but they can't see Him. He said, "I shall never be
seen until a certain date. Then you'll see me."
"Boy, that's true."
And there's a time coming that you're going to see Him. I don't
care how long you're going to live, you're going to see Him. And when
that day comes you're going to think worse than you're thinking now.
Your spirit is going to go, and your life is going to go just back
into dust, dirt.
But even now there's something beside you, there's something back
of you, there's something with you. That's why I say if something goes
along with you, you cannot be hurt -- if you use your guards.
You have a body guard. Who is he? You have a body guard. I have
a bodyguard. I feel good with Him too. He's right in me, right in
me. The last thing I say when I go to bed is, "Thanks." Always I say,
"Remember me. In the morning again I hope You're with me. Thank you
for a good clean life that let's me be happy. Take the evil away. If
there's any danger, You take care of that. You take care of it, Great
Spirit, I'm tired. I want a little sleep. If any danger comes before
me, You handle that."
Use that as you go in this world. Use that as you go. You don't
have to take it all, but think of it. That's going to help.
Don't be afraid of lectures. You're going to see a lot of lectures.
You're going to see a lot of people that'll talk for their rights, for
their experience in life, for how they live. You're going to find that
you're going to feel good with it. If you hear bad talk from me, or
bad talk from them, you're not going to feel good. You're going to be
stirred up. You'll begin to think you're involved with it. But when
you hear good talk, oh geeze, you feel good. And when they see you,
they'll say, "Oh Gee, he looks good. He looks good, maybe there's somebody
If you don't have that, don't have this, and don't have that, you're
in bad shape. Yea. I'll take you to my Indian doctor anytime. You'll
hear the same stuff I'm talking about.(15)
I have two doctors, Indian doctors. Ask them any question and
they'll tell you the answer. I'm not alone. He's getting around seventy-eight
now, he's in his seventies or something. He said, "Paul, you and I have
been here a long time -- I can't see very good, but I can tell a lot
of stories about a lot of good things and about the way I lived. In
my times, and when you were a little boy, I got the same preaching that
you got." I said, "I still remember the words my mother and your folks
used to say. It still makes me feel good to think of that. It's too
bad we have to lose that."
They didn't want any money for preaching. They didn't want anything
for preaching. All they wanted was your life to be a clean life. They
were happy if they knew you were a good boy or a good girl. They were
happy if they knew that there were good people coming into this world
as they went along.
And they'd tell you, "You should tell the next ones these words
when you get ready. Tell your children, all the children. That good
word is for the children. If we drop that good word what would become
of the children? It hurts you if they lose these words."
If you love children, you have to love them all. If you love your
children, you have to tell them something good. They think of you, and
about what you're saying. "You're right," they'll think, and they'll
want to hear more -- even the little children. They know when you're
right. It comes naturally. They respect you. They sit down. They want
to be talked to. They want to hear good words. Tell them in the right
way, and they'll know you mean it and they'll look at you. Then their
mind will commence to build up, and when they go out into the world
they'll think of you. That's what lectures do. And so that's why I like
to talk to people.
When I'm going to see a person drunk I know it ten, eleven hours
before. I feel it. I can feel it in me.
When I'm going to see a surprise, I know it.
When I'm going to be sick, I know it. When I'm not going to feel
good, I feel it. I know it ahead of time, forty-eight hours ahead. Why?
Because I believe in it, and I prepare and get ready for it. Sometimes
I catch it before it happens.
You have warnings for everything.
Even the grass in the morning is a warning. When you look at the
grass you know what that means; you know what the weather is going to
be like. If you live long enough, and study that stuff, like I do, you'll
In the morning you just look around at the weather. Look at the
hot day, cold ground, dew, wet, fog. It gets so foggy sometimes you
can't see the sun. "Oh, it's cloudy. It's cloudy."
"That isn't clouds, that's fog." If it breaks up in nice rows it
will be clear. If it doesn't break up and the earth hits the cold maybe
it will rain or snow. The heat and the cold air change with the elevation.
It's cold way up above. The reflection of the earth goes only so far
and that's why it's warm only so far from the earth. I know that. We
all know that. If you get way above, you'll freeze up there. The reflection
of the heat only goes so far.
Gee, just think, that earth turns around and still the people are
a heavy thing. Why don't they fall off of the earth when it's upside
down and dark? Because there's a magnet there. The earth is so big that
a person's just like a feather on a great big ball. The gravity holds
people on. Where's the gravity? Who's got the gravity? If the gravity
isn't there, if the air goes around wrong, if the sun goes wrong, anything
could happen, that's what I say.
The moon must go around, but maybe someday something will happen
to it. They're fooling with the moon all the time.
If the pressure of the air of the earth goes wrong and cuts in
somewhere, maybe something would happen to the cities on the earth.
The pressure and the gravity are the ones that hold us there. That's
what's holding us on this earth. If they fool around with the moon,
and the sun, and everything, that will all crack up and bust. Maybe
sometime the moon will leave where it's supposed to be and blow up.
It could be. Anything could happen. It already did happen, years ago.
We're due for another blowup, maybe, somewhere, because the people are
getting rough. They feel the pressure on them. If they could work and
be satisfied with their work, and try to help themselves along, then
it'll be right. But when they can't work, there's a stir-up. Then there's
a stir-up somewhere in the air. It's that way all over, I hear.
"What's the trouble around here?"
"It's that way all over."
We tried to plant this spring. We tried to put in a garden but
we couldn't because it was too wet and too cold. Nothing grows in this
light soil anyway. So a lot of us went without a nice little vegetable
garden this year. Late into the spring it was too cold at night, and
by the time it warmed up it was too late to plant. It's still cold at
night. That never happened before, and that's a warning that something
else might happen. Be ready. Be ready. At any time now something might
I'm afraid to ask that big question.(16)
I think the Indian doctor knows the answer too. There has to be a change
somewhere. That's why I say there's a limit to everything you see. There's
a limit to everything. "Limit," that's a big word. You wonder what the
limit is. And then when you're wondering you ask yourself, "Should I
be ready for it?" Many people do that. How are you going to be ready
for it? Work it out. Don't think of me, just work it out. Do your best.
Work your mind. Work your heart. Eat. Earn your own living. Work hard
and sweat it out, then you don't have to worry. If you're doing a good
job for yourself, if you're doing a good job for your family, if you're
doing a good job for the future, then you're ready. That's what I mean.
If you don't do anything and just expect everything to come easy, then
you'll be a-wondering, "What am I going to do if something's going to
There's a limit. There's a limit. There'll always be a limit to
things. The world will change somehow. It may change one by one, or
the whole deal may change altogether. Something different is coming.
That's the way it is all over the world. When it changes, it's going
to be a big change. The old timers saw those big changes. Things they
never dreamt about they've seen. They've seen things they never dreamt
were going to happen. They've seen things that really happened. I heard
them talk about that in the old times.
We've had a good time all this time, but look out. Even the summers
don't hit their periods right all summer season. The different seasons
are the same way. The winter season is falling back, or going ahead,
or something. It isn't paced where it should be.
When you think of that, when you think of things far and near,
and way-off and back, and when you're thinking ahead, probably it's
time for you to get ready. If you're trying for the best, if you're
on the right trail, you'll be all right. That's the way I feel.
Mother used to say, "At my age, son, I think I lived a life. I
was starting off bad, and maybe that bad couldn't of took me where I
am now. Then I started for the good." She was about eighty some years
old when she told me, "I lived a life. I'm satisfied, so I pass the
words on to you." All those old people said that.
You're young and you look at the great road you're going to. Use
your head as you go along. Listen and wonder why, and you'll see things.
That's a big thing. But if you go along just talking, and if you don't
care for anything, the first thing somebody'll cross your road and run
into you. They'll think, "Oh, he doesn't even excuse himself he's in
so much of a hurry." And when you get to where you're headed there's
nothing there. You'll want to turn around and go back, "Well, I'll go
back," you'll think. But you can't go back. You have to keep on a-going
the direction you're headed.
"Gee, I wish it'd get better," you'll think.
Find a good place where you can commence to wonder how beautiful
it is to breathe in the good air. Find a good place to live in. You
can think to yourself, "I'm stopping, for a vacation. How wonderful
it is. Who put this earth there?"
Who put it there? Who gave me that? Who gave me the opportunity
to get this, to receive it? The earth is something wonderful. It's a
great life. Geeze how I sleep good."
How I wonder when I go and look at things! "How did I get there?
How did these things get there? Who's responsible for this pureness?
There's lots in this world that's good. If we find it, we use it. Good
things are all over this world.
Good words are all over too. Use them. You can't say there are
no good words wherever the people are. The good words are there. It's
just that sometimes the people don't use them. When they use the good
words -- including the words of the Good Book -- if they respect that
day they're living, they'll feel good.
That Good Book says you're supposed to rest and think about that
one day of the week. That day you're supposed to rest and think of the
words you've heard. Just that one day He asks, that's all.
Rest is one main thing of history. Everybody rests, and when you
get your rest, you go along refreshing your life, your mind, your body
and your strength. Rest helps as we go along in this world.
And oh, how good you feel if you go and hear a good sermon! When
you come out of that sermon, oh, everybody's happy. You feel good if
you listen to good words just one day out of a week. But if you hear
that everyday, every day after day, like the old Indians, pretty
soon you really feel good. After a while all you want to hear
are the good words.
If you hear some bad words you won't even listen to them. When
you hear some bad words you'll think to yourself, "Well, yes, you're
talking about your problems. It is true. But I will not upset that problem
until I hear your problem and the problem of the other person.
There's another side to it. Any problem usually makes two and two. Maybe
the other side's got a word to put in for his problem." You have to
hear two sides. Then, probably, you can't blame one person. You
can't blame one group.
You can't blame one party alone. You have to hear two sides, then
you'll figure out where the drawback is, where the problem is. You can
usually point at the problem if you hear the both sides: "There's the
problem right there."
A lot of people don't think that way. They hear one side and right
away they're saying, "Oh geeze, . . . ." Then they go along with
the problem.(17) That's wrong!! You
have to stop and think, "Well, I'll probably think about the other side
of the problem first, and then maybe we'll find out what it is. Maybe,
then we'll see it." That's the way it is all over.
True or false?
Is that true?
If you hear one side, sure, that's one side of the problem.
But you can't figure the problem out from one side. How about the other
side? You have to pair it up.
There's a lot of mistakes made when people grab problems too quick.
They see things too quick, and if you don't hear the other side of the
problem, that makes it a bigger problem. There's a weight to everything,
and there's a scale that balances things out. If one side's heavy and
the other side's light, well, then it's lopsided. When anything's lopsided
why you have to find where the level is, where the weight is.
When I go to bed again I'll be setting here in the dark saying,
"I lay me down to sleep. Tomorrow is another day like this. I feel good.
Thanks for what You give me. Thanks for what You give me. I can't live
alone. Without You I can't live. I have to have You near. You have to
be here. I shall stop for that, I shall stop for this here."
I have a medal with an Indian head on it here on my table. It reminds
me of an underground mineral, an underground metal. This is from on
high. And that animal horn next to it is a wicked thing here.(18)
You're supposed to eat the animal it came from.
What's that for?
Look-it here. See the tobacco around there? Heh? I put that tobacco
out there. For the Great. That's my belief: stop, look, listen; anywhere.
Everything, everything, is given to you to carry.
I think I have to give it, for you. Naturally I would,
because I've had the experience of life. What experience I have I should
deliver it unto you, to examine what part of the experience of
my life would be sound for your future life. You just take from my life
what is sound for you. It's just like taking fruit off a tree. The fruit
of my branch is what I deliver unto you.
If it's worthwhile, take it. If it's not, leave it. Don't forget
-- some fruit is forbidden!(19) It's
forbidden. That fruit is forbidden. Don't take that forbidden fruit.
You're supposed to keep that in mind. Why? It isn't for you.
But there's some fruit that's downed by the wind and by the sunlight
it is made nice. If you take on the fruit off from the tree, and it's
for you, it's good that you took it. You were standing with it. Remember
where the tree was, you know, where the big tree was.(20)
It stood there. Why? It cast this, the flavor, unto the life of others.
It benefits your life. It adds to your strength, to your system. It
helps build the requirement of what you're low on. You're maybe low
on some -- what would I say now? -- . . . vitamin. That vitamin may
be built up. The younger generation needs a lot of vitamins, and through
the experience of life that we went through maybe we'll help build vitamins.
Vitamins is what helped me. A vitamin is a great thing.
If you go to any doctor, he'll say, "What's ailing?"
You tell him.
"You're low on resistance. The resistance isn't there."
There's a vitamin that will help build up your mind and body, but
you have to find the vitamin which your mind and your body requires.
Why did we talk about vitamins to the younger generation, to the younger
class, at the campfires? The vitamin is something good for you.
The vitamin in you is a good remedy. It makes you build strength. It
builds you up.
It's the same way in life.
How good that was! I wish I had more of that at my age! Maybe it's
good. Maybe I shall take it. It sounds good. I use it. I feel good.
I want more of that. They're done, but they pass it on to you.
These are the words which I pass on to you. You got it.
It's a long life.(21)
Now, when the sun shines ask what's back of the sun? Who does that?
Who regulates the water? There's very little land we got out of that
four quarters of this earth.
Am I wrong or right?
Isn't that right? . . .
Yea, it's true.
It shows right there. You have three quarters water in this world
and you should respect water, and the waves. It could do a lot of things.
And that water gives life to the vegetation. It gives life to the timber
that grows. Moisture -- without it we'll never live. We need moisture.
The great water is a meditation of your body too. It's the requirement.
You have to have a certain amount of moisture in the growth in your
mind. That's why three-quarters is water and one-fourth is land. It's
a big thing.
Should we understand that, or should we not? Should we overlook
this service we're getting from the Great Master?
It belongs to you. Use it. It's healthy. Everything's there for
you to meditate your life, as you go along, for happiness. You meet
friends, and you can see what they need. But nothing is better than
water, as you're paddling your canoe.(22)
And we need the land too. We have all the equipment we need for our
Study that. You'll see that a certain amount is required in your
body, a certain amount is required in your mind. A certain amount of
fruit on land is required. A certain amount of food is required.
Without water we can't live. Without land we can't live.
So we have plenty to play with. This is our life. This is true!
And this brings strength, if you use it for your mind. You're happy.
It cleans you as you go along in this life.
Water and land is a great thing. There's things under the water
that's living. There's things up in the land that's living. Where did
they get it? Where'd they get life? From the land and water.
Land and water's a great thing. You feel good when you go to water
and use the waters the way they should be used. It meditates your body.
You're breathing that different air, different climates. That's why
lots of people who get the same climate want to re-freshen by going
to a different climate of the country. They go for a vacation; they
rest. How different! How refreshing! How the vegetation treats your
body, your lungs, your sight, your hearing, your seen-ery -- your vision.
Remember your appetite. You know it's there. And when you eat,
eat according to your appetite. Eat slowly, and just enough to remedy
your motor of your system. Keep it full, with plenty of gas. Give plenty
to the motor, plenty of gas. I'm referring to motors, that's your life.(23)
Well, what throws the light on that? What throws the light on us?
What's back of that light? Did anybody ever go back there and prove
what that great sun is? What is it made of? Gold and silver?
That's what I like to hear. Everybody else does too. But nobody
knows! We've just have to stay put 'till that time comes.
Your days are limited, each and every one.
You can't say no when your limit is up. You may have money, gold
and silver, but when your time is called, you're going to go. When my
time is called, I have to go! The most healthy people on earth
have to go when they're called. They may think, "I got strength. I don't
care. Why here, sure, I'm willing to go." How quick they go. No money
stops them. That's what I mean.
That's why you can't ask too often, "What's behind the sun? Who
is there? What's on earth?" It cannot be seen. That's power. I judge
all these things. You should be glad you have them. You should be glad
they throw you light. You should be glad they throw you darkness, to
rest, and light to get up in the morning. You have no excuse. It's no
excuse that you say you're tired out. You shouldn't abuse yourself by
working full strength; you have time to rest. Everything's there for
you to live for, and next day is better. That's what a betterment is.
You're going to get better yourself everyday.
Why don't the other people better themselves? Why don't the other
people better themselves like you're trying to better yourself?
They have their own mind. You have yours. For better education
they see one another. And when they have a better understanding they
like that. They see that.
So this is a happy life. We're preparing for betterment, on
earth and after earth. There'll be another betterment when we're
through with earth. There is a thing behind that sun.
There is a thing. If it isn't behind the sun, it's somewhere.
One of these stars has it, one of these suns has it, maybe the moon's
got it, behind it. But watch that light. When that light shines, it
serves you. You have no excuse. If you build a fire in the dark, in
the darkness, when that light is there, when you're in the dark, it
makes you feel good. Light a match in the dark, and you can see your
way. You have no excuse. It's because of that light that you went around
that stump or that tree in the dark. The light showed you. The sun is
a great thing. It shows you the light of the way of your life. You're
not going to miss if you follow the light of the sun.
And when you're done on this earth, when you get a judgement, you
have no excuse. Maybe you get a judgement, maybe your body goes back
to dust, but you can't lie to that Spirit. He's got the proof, the evidence.
He's got everything evident-ly true.
There's no excuse in life. You have no excuse when you live without
these words. You just can't sit and say you didn't understand. The reading
is there. The book(24) is there. The
way of life is there. Look at it! Everything grows! You should work,
sweat, with your hands as much as you could stand in your own mind.
When you're tired you could drink water. When you're hungry you could
eat. But for how long can you do that without believing in something?
You have to work for betterment. You have children, maybe you have
children, and for them you work for betterment. That's what you're working
for. As they come, you have to leave them something. You have to leave
them something to eat on. And you have to leave them something
to look upon! You have to leave them a light, as you go. Then they'll
This is a big world. We're forgetting how the Great Spirit takes
care of us. We think we do that by our own. No. He's helping
us with everything. We have the opportunity to see things, to understand
things, and one another. And we feel good with our health. We have doctors
that have the power to help re-build the punishment. When you're lagging
in health that's the punishment from where you have done wrong somewhere
in the back.(25) That's your punishment.
You're whipped. If it's too bad, if you're not worth living on this
earth, He's going to take you! But He gives you a chance. He gives you
a warning! "You have done wrong in the past." You have done something,
or maybe somebody that loves you has done wrong and He's taking you
to punish him.(26)
So it's a great thing, these words. You'll love children. And with
these words they'll love you.