October 10, 2010


So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.
Trouble no one about their religion;
respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours.
Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life.

Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people.
Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend,
even a stranger, when in a lonely place.
Show respect to all people and grovel to none.

When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living.
If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.

Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools
and robs the spirit of its vision.

When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled
with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep
and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way.
Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.

Chief Tecumseh (Crouching Tiger) Shawnee Nation 1768-1813


  1. Hi Eddie..I am here now.I think anyway lol.. This is a very nice site you have,And this post is wonderful..Great advice And words to live and Die by..Take Care friend.

  2. my first visitor on Blogger...hello Sherrilynn. thanks for stopping by have a peaceful day...eddie

  3. These are certainly the codes to live by.. Wishing you A peaceful Weekend Eddie.. Dreamwalker

  4. I'm not afraid to die ... but I'm grieving the death of my parents already ... this gigantic wave of sadness washes over me at times that they will die ... don't know how to get a handle on this ... cat.