A Quote by Black Elk on red man, spiritual reality, tradition, and wakan

It is often difficult for those who look on the tradition of the Red Man from the outside or through the "educated"  mind to understand that no object is what it appears to be, but it is simply the pale shadow of a Reality. It is for this reason that every created object is wakan, holy, and has a power according to the loftiness of the spiritual reality it reflects.

Black Elk

Source: Tales of Wonder: Adventures Chasing the Divine, an Autobiography

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A Quote by Thomas Berry on tradition

Traditions cannot themselves, simply with their own powers, do what needs to be done. These earlier experiences and accomplishments were dealing with other issues, providing guidance for different worlds than the world of the early twenty-first century.

Thomas Berry

Source: The Great Work: Our Way into the Future, Pages: 24..25

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on philosophy, belief, doctrine, criteria, buddhism, judgment, tradition, imagine, teacher, examine, analysis, analyze, welfare, beings, and guide

Believe nothing, O monks, just because you have been told it, or it is commonly believed, or because it is traditional or because you yourselves have imagined it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings - that doctrine believe and cling to and take as your guide.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

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A Quote by Sol Luckman on beginners luke, herman melville, reality, imagination, consciousness, drummon light, theater, character, protagonist, teacher, tradition, hope diamond, enlightenment, writing, writing light, literary theory, manifesto, and ars p

Once in every generation, if we’re lucky, a character shows up who can teach us about reality because he’s more real than ourselves. Melville called such a character a “Drummond light” after the type of light once used in theaters that was capable of providing illumination in many directions. May one of us create such a character. Better yet, let’s buck tradition and create a string of Drummond lights, each a brilliant facet of the Hope Diamond that is our new fiction. Let’s turn away, once and for all, from old Enlightenment tropes toward a new narrative of Enwritenment. Together let’s write light.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 10..11

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A Quote by Stefan Liebenberg on tradition and rebel

Traditions are nice, but have surpassed their usefulness

Stefan Liebenberg

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A Quote by George Blake on tradition, american indian, and art

Tradition is what is in the heart and soul of your home, your country, and social environment.  Tradition evolves, and it changes regardless of what you do to maintain it.

George Blake

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A Quote by Reg Davidson on tradition, contemporary, contemplation, american indian, and art

The question of what is "traditional" always baffles me.  Who is to say whether something is traditional or not?  The question I ask is, "When does contemporary become traditional?"

Reg Davidson

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