Torah-Veda

An Interspiritual Journey
Find Your Inspiration and Follow It

WELCOME TO TORAH-VEDA

Torah and Veda are two ancient sources of spirituality still vibrant today. Torah is conveyed through the sacred language of Hebrew and Veda is conveyed through the sacred language of Sanskrit. The focus here is on meditation, mysticism, philosophy, psychology and the underlying spirituality that has been incorporated into religions, and not as much on the religions themselves. Your comments and posts are welcome.


Quote of the Week 405 - The Immediacy of Direct Experience

Quote of the Week 405 - The Immediacy of Direct Experience


It is …immediacy of direct experience that inducts us into the greater mystery, where all phenomena are miraculous appearance.


--Thanissara, “Buddhadharma; The Practitioner’s Quarterly” Volume 17, #4, Fall 2019

CURRENT TEACHING SESSIONS


Interfaith/Inter-Spiritual Contemplative Groups

Please check out the following, which is an ongoing activity that may be of interest:


http://www.interfaithci.org/contemplative.html


Or


http://www.neshamainterfaithcenter.org/specialevents/#contemplation










Sunday, August 18, 2019

Quote of the Week 405 - The Immediacy of Direct Experience


Quote of the Week 405 - The Immediacy of Direct Experience

It is …immediacy of direct experience that inducts us into the greater mystery, where all phenomena are miraculous appearance.

--Thanissara, “Buddhadharma; The Practitioner’s Quarterly” Volume 17, #4, Fall 2019

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Quote of the Week 404 - The Way It Is


Quote of the Week 404 - The Way It Is

There’s a thread you follow. It goes among
things that change.  But it doesn’t change.
People wonder about what you are pursuing.
You have to explain about the thread.
But it is hard for others to see.
While you hold it you can’t get lost.
Tragedies happen; people get hurt
or die; and you suffer and get old.
Nothing you do can stop time’s unfolding.
You don’t ever let go of the thread.

- William Stafford

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Quote of the Week 403 - Spiritual Freedom, Slavery and Service


Quote of the Week 403 - Spiritual Freedom, Slavery and Service

We are free…we do not wish anyything. We are not after powers. We have no desires. Our will becomes one with the will of God. We are instruments in His hands. We are called slaves of the One and servants of people. God has also a title, a name; it is His favorite name which He likes very much: “The Servant of Servants.”

--Bhai Sahib, as quoted by Irina Tweedie in Daughter of Fire; A Diary of a Spiritual Training with a Sufi Master