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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, February 12, 2009

Quote of the Week 80 - E. J. Gold

How can a man go through his entire life without seriously questioning everything he has ever been told about himself and his world?

How can he remain indifferent to ideas which are new to him and which are not available in the ordinary course of events?

How is it possible that a man never asks himself what his real purpose for existence might be?

Why is mechanical man unable to impartially view his situation and change his life accordingly?

How can a man who has realized that he can no longer be content with the ordinary satisfactions of mechanical-biological life fail to question what he is and what he might accomplish if he were free?

And finally, how can a man break the bonds of ordinary biological life and leave behind him once and for all the things of his past which supported him since he was a child? How can he bring himself to cross the wild river which stands between his ordinary but comfortably predictable life and the uncertain life of evolutionary man?

This last question, at least, has an answer, or at least a partial answer. He cannot break his bonds until he can see the other shore. Until he raises his eyes from the sweaty soil of the earth, he cannot see, and cannot comprehend. But if he is able to glance even once across the river, he will never rest until his goal is reached.

--from
Secret Talks on Voluntary Evolution, by E. J. Gold

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