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.
Meditation (Click your selection, scroll down to view it)
- Audio Link: A Foundation for a Fruitful Meditation Practice: Science of Breath/Pranayama/Relaxation - Theory and Practice
- Meditation Basics - Expanded Version
- Meditation Basics - Condensed Version
- Mantra Meditation Basics
- Nada Meditation - Anahata/The Unstruck Sound
- Jewish Yoga Meditation
- Hebrew Mantras
- Hebrew Mantras, Part Two
- Hebrew Mantras, Part Three
- Hebrew Mantras - Adonai Hineni
- Healing Meditation: Ruach El Shaddai/Breath of Balance
- Meditating, Eating and Sleeping
- Shortcuts to Spiritual Development?
- Audio Link: Guided Meditation - I Am and Empty Shell, Therefore I Am Full; A Meditation on Emptiness and Dark Luminescence Based on the Opening Lines of Genesis
- Guided Meditation: The Stage
- Guided Meditation: I Am an Empty Shell, Therefore I Am Full; A Meditation on Emptiness and Dark Luminescence Based on the Opening Lines of Genesis
- Guided Meditation: The Rod, The Staff, and The Star
- Torah-Veda Meditation Class Site
- Interspiritual Contemplative Group
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Quote of the Week 42 - Magic of the Ordinary
The fine line that separates our reality from the Ultimate Reality is, however, illusory. It is known in ancient kabbalistic lingo as the par’gawd, or the Veil of Illusion. This is the illusion that separates our spirit self from our body self, that fosters disharmony between our soul and our body only when we experience it as a line of demarcation rather than one of integration. The par’gawd is experienced as either a partition between us and Creator or as a meeting of lips, as in a kiss. Which one it is, depends on our choice, and determines the power of our prayer and ceremony. How real you feel that God is to you will determine how real you feel that you are to God. Faith Healing is then more than just some prayer or miracle that works. It is the act of channeling the God Will to heal that is placed before us always, only waiting for us to access it by believing it is real.
- from Magic of the Ordinary, by Rabbi Gershon Winkler