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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










Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Survivorcorps and Ban Cluster Bombs

Please check out the following web sites: http://banclusterbombs.smnr.us and http://survivorcorps.org

The focus of this blog is on the more contemplative, psychological and philosophical aspects to spiritual development, and not particularly on social causes or activism. That is not to say that spiritual pursuits are inconsistent with social activism, as inner spiritual development should work hand-in-hand with engaging in external activity. It is only that this blog chooses to narrow its focus on the more internal aspects to human development, and it leaves it up to each individual as to how to integrate their inner spiritual development into engagement in external activities. There is a multitude of worthwhile social and charitable activities and causes which one can support in a variety of avenues available and seeking our assistance, so much so that it can be confusing to sort through them all and decide what choices of support should be made. However, once in a while, when I am contacted by someone representing a social cause that appears to have particular merit to assist in spreading their word, I may choose to lend some assistance. I have been contacted by an organization called Survivor Corps and have reviewed their web sites. They have asked for me to help spread the word about their mission, and I have agreed to do so. I cannot vouch for them, as I know nothing more about them than what I have read on their sites. I will leave it for everyone to come to their own conclusions, and to please notify me if something amiss is discovered about this organization. In the meantime, in response to their request, I ask you to check out their web sites: http://banclusterbombs.smnr.us and http://survivorcoprs.org.

1 comment:

Dulce said...

Thanks for writing this.