Larry's Blog – March 2009 Archive (3)

legend of fire

The origin of fire

An Apache Legend

Long, long ago, animals and trees talked with each other, but there was no fire at that time. Fox was most clever and he tried to think of a way to create fire for the world.



One day, he decided to visit the Geese, te-tl, whose cry he wished to learn how to imitate. They promised to teach him if he would fly with them. So they contrived a way to attach wings to Fox, but cautioned him never to open his eyes while… Continue

Added by Larry on March 28, 2009 at 4:20am — No Comments

the elders

It seems that there are many people these days who are trying to find a spirituality that they can believe in. For whatever reason, we are beginning to pay more attention to our spirit and to our direction in life. Many of us have found ourselves drawn to the First Nations beliefs, perhaps because they are seen as clean and pure, and based on the simpler times that we all seem to miss.



As we make our way along the Red Road, with luck we are led to a person who has been given the… Continue

Added by Larry on March 16, 2009 at 8:08pm — 1 Comment

loving-kindness

The Buddha’s Words on Lovingkindness







This is what should be done

By those who are skilled in goodness,

And who know the path of peace:

Let them be able and upright,

Straightforward and gentle in speech,

Humble and not conceited,

Contented and easily satisfied,

Unburdened with duties and frugal in their ways,

Peaceful and calm, and wise and skillful,

Not proud and demanding in nature.

Let them not do the slightest… Continue

Added by Larry on March 7, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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