Kalalau revered for his guidance - News
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#1 Nov 2, 2008
#2 Nov 2, 2008
Yes, Aloha to a fine individual being of Hawaiian blood. Unfortunately, the Hawaiians in general was short-changed by Americans in nurturing their full potentials in areas that now plague this world.
They were the leaders in navigation, environment, spirituality, medical healing and a language so developed, they could evoke instant healing! But, the white man, his racist bigotry and ignorant religious beliefs, unable to accept the fact that some "backward native savages" could accomplish things he couldn't, continue to oppress Native Peoples throughout this world.
Readers, we expect negative comments from those not used to getting their egos "bruised", for its for their own good. After all, the first step in "awareness" is within oneself and to overcome one's ego is the biggest step to take. Until then, logical reasoning is diluted by selfish thoughts that hinders the development of human beings.
Have a nice day....:)
#3 Nov 2, 2008
John...this is the wrong place.
Best regards to the Kalalau Ohana.
#4 Nov 2, 2008
As I recall I believe it was Sam Kaai who first told Sam Kalalau about our Hokulea project. Later when we took Hokule'a to Lahaina from Oahu on the first leg of the shake-down and training cruise, Sam Kalalau and one of his sons would drive all the way from Hana to Lahaina every Saturday morning to sail with us. We would paddle north and catch the brisk Northeast Tradewind off Ka'anapali, then sail to Molokai. After lunch in a quiet cove and discussion of the morning sail, we would broad reach on the strong afternoon wind back to Maui. No one could hold the steering paddle rock-steady like Sam. He became our principal steersman and trained others, giving me time to work with others in handling the sheets and general seamanship. Sam was no a young man, but he was among the strongest, and the most respected for his knowledge of the sea after many years of fishing the the rough waters off windward Maui.
After five weeks we selected a Maui crew and sailed to Hawaii. Our departure was at night because winds and seas in the Alenuihaha Channel are normally less troublesome at night than during daylight hours. But we did get into a series of rain squalls, each stronger than the one before, and winds piling up waves to 10 feet, judging by the phosphorescence on the wave crests which was the only light, there being no moon. At first light when some judgement of our speed could be observed we were approaching the lee of the Kohala mountains, and with the wind on our port beam, several of us guessed we were reaching at something over 16 knots. As the wind moderated in the wind-shadow of the mountains, I remember Sam turning his steering paddle over to someone else and joining others in bailing the canoe.
Later, when a crew selection was made for the voyage to Tahiti, Sam was an obvious choice.
Herb Kawainui Kane
#6 Nov 2, 2008
No disrespect for a fellow Hawaiian in passing, but one has to ponder, how many more Kanaka Maoli would have "achieved" their potentials and become teachers of this world had it not been "altered" by negative forces?
Spirits that pass on are more concerned about the future of fellow humans, then what they have accomplished in this life time. Kalalau has experienced and done wonderful things and deserved recognition for that. Unfortunately his achievements are rare indeed for the Native race, so I speak for those that struggle every day to meet daily requirements in a foreign environment, yet many pass on without limelight. And they should also be recognized as such.
He is now in the "ether" state awaiting the next re-incarnation opportunity to arise, hopefully in another being to further enhance spirituality.
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