I think cultural sharing is wonderful. But I still think commoditization is
rampant in America, and not just in the area of religion/spirituality, but in
all areas. I agree the flower does bloom out of the mud, I just think there's a
whole lotta' mud in the US!
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Chris Austin-Lane <ch...@...> wrote:
> I think it is more than that. People are shallow, sure, that's
> nothing new.
> We celebrate Diwali at my work place, Chinese New Year, Superbowl
> Sunday, and Christmas. Sure, the Diwali is different than in Andhra
> Pradesh, but it's not some external trendy thing US born folks are
> doing - it is a gift offered from the Indian born folks for their
> pleasure and for us US born folks to enjoy as well.
> I think your words over-emphasize the power of commoditization - the
> flower blooms among the mud after all.
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