The Teaching of Hopi God -- Earth, Water, Fire, Wind and Their Relationships to Four Colored Human Races
[Minghui Net] Editor's notes from Zhengjian Net: [We can be assured that the Hopi People indeed recorded these words as they heard it from their God at the beginning of the current civilization. These words revealed profound historical facts, and their meaning was beyond comprehension of most human beings. The teachings about earth, water, fire and wind came from a much earlier era than the "Big Four" theory in Buddhism (signifying the four elements of earth, water, fire and wind). The teachings relating to the common origin of the human race also were much older than all historical legends and common religious beliefs. In fact, all those early teachings are related to the spread of the Universal Dafa. The truth, which will be revealed in the future, will clarify all mysteries and confusions and dispel all misunderstandings.]
The speech by Lee Brown clearly reflects many of his personal interpretations. But the Hopi God's original meanings can still be recognized. No one knows for sure for how long the Hopis have lived in North America. According to a study, the prophecies carved on stone were about 50,000 years old. The following are excerpts from Lee Brown's paper [see http://www.welcomehome.org/rainbow/prophecy/hopi2.html].
There was the cycle of the mineral, the rock. There was the cycle of the plant. And now we are in the cycle of the animal coming to the end of that and beginning the cycle of the human being.
When we get into the cycle of the human being, the highest and greatest powers that we have will be released to us. They will be released from that light or soul that we carry to the mind. But right now we're coming to the end of the animal cycle and we have investigated ourselves and learned what it is to be like an animal on this earth.
At the beginning of this cycle of time, long ago, the Great Spirit came down and He made an appearance and He gathered the peoples of this earth together they say on an island which is now beneath the water and He said to the human beings, "I'm going to send you to four directions and over time I'm going to change you to four colors, but I'm going to give you some teachings and you will call these the Original Teachings and when you come back together with each other you will share these so that you can live and have peace on earth, and a great civilization will come about."
And he said "During the cycle of time I'm going to give each of you two stone tablets. When I give you those stone tablets, don't cast those upon the ground. If any of the brothers and sisters of the four directions and the four colors cast their tablets on the ground, not only, will human beings have a hard time, but almost the earth itself will die."
And so he gave each of us a responsibility and we call that the Guardianship.
To the Indian people, the red people, he gave the Guardianship of the earth. We were to learn during this cycle of time the teachings of the earth, the plants that grow from the earth, the foods that you can eat, and the herbs that are healing so that when we came back together with the other brothers and sisters we could share this knowledge with them. Something good was to happen on the earth.
To the South, he gave the yellow race of people the Guardianship of the wind. They were to learn about the sky and breathing and how to take that within ourselves for spiritual advancement. They were to share that with is at this time.
To the West He gave the black race of people the Guardianship of the water. They were to learn the teachings of the water which is the chief of the elements, being the most humble and the most powerful. When I went to the University of Washington and I learned that it was a black man that discovered blood plasma, it didn't surprise me because blood is water and the elders already told me the black people would bring the teachings of the water.
To the North He gave the white race of people the Guardianship of the fire. If you look at the center of many of the things they do you will find the fire. They say a light bulb is the white man's fire. If you look at the center of a car you will find a spark. If you look at the center of the airplane and the train you will find the fire. The fire consumes, and also moves. This is why it was the white brothers and sisters who began to move upon the face of the earth and reunite us as a human family.
And so a long time passed, and the Great Spirit gave each of the four races two stone tablets. Ours are kept at the Hopi Reservation in Arizona at Four Corners Area on 3rd Mesa.