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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
BY OCTAVIO PAZ

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.

CURRENT TEACHING SESSIONS

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.



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










Saturday, March 29, 2008

I AM, by Katherine RobinSun

I.
I am the WE as the I AM
Upholding the Veil of Separation
So that the I AM as the WE
Can rejoice in the Bliss of Union.
I am the vibration which melts the Veil
As each finely tuned frequency
Attains its peak
Of perfectly focused uniqueness..
Breathing into existence and non-existence:
The Void, The Chaos, The Whole.
I am the One, the Two, the ALL
Which In-merges, E-merges
And Re-merges...
Which Disappears, Refocuses and Remembers...
Which Re-members, Re-forms, and Re-appears.
Within the beauty of the Dance
The beauty of the Weaving
The beauty of the Forming and Re-forming....
Of the Dismembering and Re-membering...
Of the Dark,
Of the Light,
Of the Silence in the Sound,
Pulses the Eternally Sustained Note...
So High,
So Sweet
So Intense
It is crystallized forever
Into the Pristine Infinity of
I AM.
II.
I seek to reawaken to the pristine purity of the One
While rejoicing in the piercing sweet illusion of the Many
I seek to gaze into the transparent mirror of the Crystal Grail
And Drink from it's infinitely faceted depths
The Joy,
The Beauty,
The Reality and
The Eternity
Of the I AM.
III.
Blow laughter-bubbles
Up from my heart
See them smiling float....
They are, after all
Sheer butterfly whisper-wings
Of my love.

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