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.

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Quote of the Week 37 - Wind, Water, Stone

Wind, Water, Stone

Water hollows stone,
wind scatters water,
stone stops the wind.
Water, wind, stone.

Wind carves stone,
stone's a cup of water,
water escapes and is wind.
Stone, wind, water.

Wind sings in its whirling,
water murmurs going by,
unmoving stone keeps still.
Wind, water, stone.

Each is another and no other:
crossing and vanishing
through their empty names:
water, stone, wind.


I will be making a presentation at the Atlanta Southeast Limmud this Labor Day weekend, with the following title:

Job’s Second Daughters and the Kabbalah of the Unicorn.

There has been much existential hand-wringing discussion over the centuries about the Book of Job. However, there has been little focus on the significance of the concluding verses and his second set of daughters. Come explore these interesting passages and the mystical significance of how one daughter’s name relates to a single-horned creature, sometimes associated with a unicorn.

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


Thursday, January 24, 2008

Quote of the Week 32 - Noble Magic

“I always wondered why in my people’s accounts about sorcerers, some of them employ incantations and rituals while others simply walk across raging rivers or revive the dead or heal the sick merely by their will, by their touch, or by their gaze. Then it occurred to me that there are indeed two ways to go about it: mind altering herbs and ceremonies, and being so present in the known world that the unknown becomes second nature. Personally, I prefer the second option…”
“Invoking the spirit essence requires verbalizing it in order to bring the desired outcome to manifestation, or, if you become really good at it, simply thinking it is enough.”
From Magic of the Ordinary, Recovering the Shamanic in Judaism, by Rabbi Gershon Winkler

“Just as we use speech to praise the Holy, so should we use it to praise our fellow beings, for the noblest magic of all is to encourage another person to become what they potentially are, to say that right word at the right moment that may mark a turning point in another person’s life, that may lift a person from despair to creative growth in the process of true healing of the spirit.”
From ABRA K’A DABRA, by Bill Heilbronn

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