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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










Thursday, November 6, 2008

Quotes of the Week 69 - From Our Youth

Ruminations by a seven-year-old on humans being created in God’s image:
"That’s strange. God is invisible. How could there be an image of God? Maybe it’s more like the other way around, God is in the image of human beings. Only it couldn’t be just one human being, it would have to be lots. And they would all be different from each other. Each one would be like a piece in a jigsaw puzzle. Then you would have to fit all the pieces together. Then they would be a community, and a community is more like God."
-- from a conversation between Rabbi Arthur Waskow and his seven-year-old granddaughter, Yonit Slater

"If you don’t know how to fix it, don’t break it."
"What you do makes me cry at night."
--from a speech by Severn Suzuki, a 12-year-old girl from Vancouver, BC addressing a UN conference on the environment

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