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 378 - Core Teaching of Buddhism

The core teaching of Buddhism is to help people become less self-centered and learn how to give love to others.

--Lama Surya Dass, as quoted in Spirituality and Health magazine, September/October 2017 issue


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.

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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Quote of the Week 33 - The Wisdoms

The following are quotes attributable to The Vilna Goan and the Maharal of Prague, respectively, contained in Jacobs’s Ladder and the Anatomy of Meditation, by Bill Heilbronn:
“When the light of the Torah came into the world, it split. One part went directly into Torah and one part went into the various wisdoms of the world. And the time will come when the light that went into the other wisdoms will come back and interact with the light of the Torah, revealing dimensions in the Torah that were not revealed to us before. According to how much a man lacks knowledge of the other wisdoms, correspondingly he will lack knowledge of Torah wisdom.”
“The other wisdoms are ladders upon which we may ascend to the wisdom of Torah.”

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