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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.




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


www.meetup.com/Interspiritual-Contemplative-Group










Friday, July 4, 2008

Quotes of the Week 54 - God is Love

Self-importance is our greatest enemy. Think about it – what weakens us is feeling offended by the deeds and misdeeds of our fellow men. Our self-importance requires that we spend most of our lives offended by someone.

Far beyond all thought and death, no matter how smart, lies the magnificent conquering energy that one sees in even the smallest of babes and feels in the body’s very cells and heart: LOVE.

I believe that true love is that which overflows at home to spill out to others in the world.

God is the center of love, and a cruel fire, too. We are not prepared to accept that other aspect of God.

What do you do? I pick up the blossoms dropped by night. I listen to the whispers of silence. I contemplate on the vast void within. I babble Her name in each breath of my life. I revere the beauty of Her radiant face. When sun comes out of bed, I retire. I enter the depths of void and bathe in the eternal fire. Through the clouds of joy, the wingless bird of my spirit soars higher and higher. I am in love and fused beyond desire. That is what I do.

The mere existence of anything is an astonishment without a cause.

Once you identify yourself with universal consciousness, you will experience oneness with all and find great delight in witnessing changes taking place in the external world as well as in yourself. Your fear of death, decay, and destruction vanishes. You become fearless. Because of this fearlessness, you love all and reject none, for you know that everyone and everything in the universe is simply an elaboration of yourself. In this state of realization, love alone is your spontaneous expression because that has become your nature.

-- All sources unknown

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