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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 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

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










Thursday, April 3, 2008

Quote of the Week 42 - Magic of the Ordinary

“All is preordained,” taught the second century Rabbi Akiva, “and the choice is yours to make”.

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

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