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


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.

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Quote of the Week 103 - Laughter

The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.

--Mark Twain

The four solemn Zen vows:

“Creations are numberless, I vow to free them.

Delusions are inexhaustible, I vow to transform them.

Reality is boundless, I vow to perceive it.

The awakened way is inexhaustible, I vow to embody it!”

The four solemn Zen vows, revised by Michael Dobbs, director of a Zen Center on Long Island and a member of the Order of Disorder, (OD or “odd” for short), a loose alliance of Zen practitioners with clowning skills:

“Creations are numberless, I vow to count them.

Delusions are inexhaustible, as if you hadn’t noticed.

Reality is boundless, and so are parts of Long Island.

The OD way is unavoidable; what were we chanting about?”

--Taken from August 2009 issue of Ode Magazine

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