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Gift of land for Maharishi Tower of Invincibility from one of Canada's First Nations
by Global Good News staff writer
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21 January 2008
A recent session of the World Congress of Rajas of the Global Country of World Peace in MERU, Holland, featured another talk by Mr John Elliott, Director of Religion and Culture for the Global Country in Canada, who had spoken to the Congress several days before, during the 12 January 2008 Global Celebrations.
Dr Paul Potter, Raja (Administrator) of Canada for the Global Country, introduced and honoured Mr Elliott, 'who has given Maharishi Mahesh Yogi a heartfelt gift for giving his culture power and for strengthening their cultural integrity—a beautiful piece of land that is owned by his people. This will be Canada's second site for a Maharishi Tower of Invincibility,' Dr Potter said; according to Mr Elliott, whose traditional name is Stolcel (pronounced Stolquith), it is special, holy land that has been cared for by generations of the Salish First Nations people.
'Maharishi has been keen to present a PhD to Stolcel in honour of all he has done to strengthen the culture, especially their traditional language, which he teaches in a school for his people,' Dr Potter continued, announcing that Stolcel will introduce Consciousness-Based Education into that school, and that he plans to build a Maharishi University for the nation as well. Dr Neil Paterson will award him the PhD later, in Canada.
Before singing his farewell song, Stolcel said, 'I am really glad that I came here now, and I see what is happening. And I honour and totally respect the decisions that have been made by the government here. Minister (Dr Bevan Morris, Prime Minister of the Global Country of World Peace), I acknowledge your good work amongst the people, and all of the world leaders that are together here, bringing goodness to the world, and peace.
'I go home feeling better, knowing that our world is going to be good, and a better place to live, because all of our First Nations people have been on the land for tens of thousands of years, and more, and we would hope to be here for that much more again. There are some beautiful lights of knowledge out there nearly going out; and our languages are in critical state. That is why I came, because I know we have to change that. We have to keep those languages alive in order to understand how to live properly in this world. And this world will be a better place if we can do that.'
He then told a story of the Salish people from the early days of creation, of a lady who thanked the Great Spirit for His bounty and care of them as she prepared for the winter. Coming to her in human form, the Great Spirit said he wanted her to always be remembered for her hard work, her preparation for the future, and gratitude. So he turned her into the blue jay—blue for the stains of the berries she was gathering—and he told her to always come and visit her people in the fall of the year, bringing them His messages.
Praising Maharishi for his love for all life, for all people, and for all creation, Stolcel sang the song from that bird, to offer 'prosperity to what you are doing here, all of you, all around the world.'
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