The Daily Dharma – August 8, 2021

The evening skies in Taos, New Mexico often display a dazzling full spectrum of color. It's these scenes and the wide open skies that are one of the reasons New Mexico is known as the 'Land of Enchantment'.
Nested Sun Painting Seamus Berkeley

As Walpola Rahula, in What the Buddha Taught, pointed out, Buddhism has always maintained that spirituality is not the possession of any one tradition. In fact, particularly in the Mahayana [school of Buddhism], spirituality is not something that can in any way be separated from human life itself; in a very real sense, the spiritual journey and human existence are one and the same. In this sense, Buddhism – particularly in the Vajrayana form – may be preserving the ancient spirituality of our aboriginal ancestors and present-day hunters and gatherers for whom – in contrast to many of the “high religions” – to be human is to be spiritual; there is no separation between spirituality and life itself.

Reginald Ray
from Touching Enlightenment; Finding Realization in the Body
Chapter: The Ultimate Challenge of Buddhism