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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, September 3, 2009

Quote of the Week 105 - Folly Absurdity and Wisdom

Before we get to this week’s quote, I wanted to share with you the following from the Reb Zalman Legacy Project. This is a wonderful little video of a dialogue between two beautiful spiritual teachers who have enriched our lives, whether we know it or not:

“For those who have not had the opportunity to see the wonderful documentary by Edis Jurcys and Cathy Zheutlin, The Kiss of God: A Dialogue of Devoutness Between father Thomas Keating and Rabbi Zalman Schacter-Shalomi, you can now view it for free on JTN (Jewish Television Network) on-line. Just go to:

http://www.jewishtvnetwork.com and search “Zalman” and “The Kiss of God” will come up in the search results. Simply select it and watch.”


And now for the Quote of the Week:

There is an excellence or profit to wisdom from folly itself, for if there were no folly, wisdom and its words would not be recognized.

--Zohar, Vol. C, folio 47b, Soncino translation

There is no better handle on wisdom than absurdity; and if not for the absurd, wisdom would remain obscured.

--same as above, translated by Rabbi Gershon Winkler

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