Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Yo, Tunkashila


KHUK KHAK, Thailand - This young Indian guy was getting ready to 'go up on the hill,' to hanblecheya, to vision quest, so they took him into lodge (sweat lodge, purification lodge) beforehand, and the guy says, "I don't know how to pray. I've never prayed before."

Those guys in there told him, "Just pray using your own language."

So the guy says, "Yo, Tunkashila.* I scored you some tobacco ties and was wondering if you could hook me up with some prayer requests, yo."

And those guys in there said to him, "Heyyyyyy, you can't talk to him like that."

*Lakota name for God