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Earlier this week, LSalzillo posted a diary, 'God Is Not A Christian. God Is Not A Jew Or A Muslim Or A Hindu Or Buddhist', to share a video, an excerpt from an interview, that was starting to make its way around the net. I had seen the video the previous day, and thought it encouraging, in that it was so different from most of what we tend to hear from American religious leaders from within the Christian traditions. It's a short video, three minutes, but within it you can find much of what I call dharma ...
This morning I was thinking of a video that I had seen a couple of years back that I want to share with you. There is no embed, but you can watch it here. It is 23 minutes, and well worth the time.
The film is something of a documentary, consisting of segments with a Yaqui teacher, Lench Archuleta. There is much dharma in this film, in the teachings Archuleta shares; and much beauty.
I mention this, and share these videos, to point out that we can find dharma, we can find tools, teachings, practices, that can be of use to us on our paths, in many traditions, from many teachers, within many cultures. And that we can find beauty in the traditions of others.
For some it is useful to stay within one tradition; for others it can be useful to borrow from many traditions. Each persons path is a unique journey. There is no one tradition that is "truer" than all others.
Enjoy your Sunday! May you find beauty and joy, may your heart open more fully, may you touch the Earth and deepen your experience of who we truly are.