Black People : Power of Silence

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    Peace. We strive to mingle with our pride an exceptional humility.
    Spiritual arrogance id foreign to our nature and teaching. We never claimed that to the power of articulate speech is proof of superiority over "dumb creation"; on the other hand, it is to us a perilous gift. We believe profoundly in silence--the sign of a perfect equilibrium. Silence is the absolute poise or balance of body, mind, and spirit. Those who can preserve their selfhood ever calm and unshaken by the storms of existence--not a leaf, as it were, astir on the tree; not a ripple upon the shinning pool--those, in the mind of the person of nature, possess the ideal attitude and conduct of life. What is Silence? It is the Great Mystery. The holy silence is our creators' voice. What are the fruits of silence? They are self-control, true courage or endurance, patience, dignity, and reverence. Silence is the cornerstone of character. Guard your tongue in youth, and in age you may mature a thought that will be of service to your people.
     
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    It is easy, we think, to be loyal to family and clan, whose blood is in our veins. Love between man and woman has been founded on the mating instinct, and has not been free from desire and self-seeking. But to have a friend, and to be true under any and all trials, is the truest mark of a person! The highest type of friendship is the relation of "brother-friend", "sister-friend" or "life-death" friend. This bond is between man and man, woman and woman. it is usually formed in early youth, and can only be broken by death. It is the essence of comradeship and fraternal and sororital love, without thought of pleasure or gain, but rather for moral support and inspiration. Each vows to die for the other, if need be, and nothing is denied the brother-friend, sister-friend, but neither is anything required that is not in accord with the highest conception of the spiritual mind.
     
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