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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, August 6, 2009

Quote of the Week 101 - Carole Lynne

"I am now in my sixties. I still have a deep love of God, but I do not see the personified God I saw at age thirteen. He is not an old man sitting up in heaven directing me. In fact, the God of my understanding is not a he or a she and has no personality as we human beings think of personality. I see God as Cosmic Energy — Spiritual Light. God is Divine Consciousness far beyond my human comprehension. I do not have adequate understanding or words to accurately describe God. I still have a love of Jesus, but I see Jesus in a different context than I did as a child. For me, Jesus remains in my heart, but as one of the greatest spiritual teachers, healers, and mediums who ever lived. I believe the spirit of Jesus still guides us. And I still believe Jesus is a son of God, but he is a son of God as we are all sons and daughters of God. I have come to value not only Jesus, but also many other great spiritual teachers, such as Buddha and Gandhi.”

“If God is beyond Human comprehension and we have no adequate words to describe God, then how can we, as human beings, comprehend God? This question is extremely important, because as we come to understand that God is beyond our comprehension, we can begin to understand why God ­— or, as many of us say, Spirit — needs to speak to us in ways that we can comprehend: through spiritual dreams, revelations, synchronicities, and mystical experiences. As God speaks, Divine Consciousness flows through the mind of each individual soul. But because our mental perceptions differ based on our age, nationality, cultural upbringing, and possibly past-life tendencies, we do not each receive the messages from Divine Consciousness in the same way. Even though the Divine Consciousness is always the same, our perceptions of it differ. And that is as it should be.”


-- from the book Cosmic Connection, Messages for a Better World, by Carole Lynne (Ms. Lynne’s father was Jewish, her mother was Christian, and her religious upbringing was through Congregational and Presbyterian Christianity)

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