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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, December 10, 2009

Quote of the Week 117 - Help Me to Help Myself

Well, I tried so hard to stay alive

But the angel of destruction keeps on

Houndin’ me all around

But I know in my heart

That we never really parted

Oh no

They say the Lord helps those

Who help themselves

So I’m asking this question

In the hope that you’ll be kind

Cause I know deep inside

I was never satisfied

On no

Oh help me

Oh help me now

Please help me Lord

Help me to help myself


John Lennon


[I recently purchased John’s last recorded album, Double Fantasy. As is the practice with most CD reissues, it had a couple of bonus tracks not on the original album. These are the lyrics from one of the bonus tracks that was a rough home recording made by John alone accompanying himself on piano. The lyrics as clearly enunciated on the track and reproduced above are hauntingly prescient. There is a change in the lyrics as printed in the libretto accompanying the CD, which takes the edge off. The phrase “stay alive” in the first line is changed to “settle down”. Apparently the producers, or perhaps Yoko, couldn’t move themselves to list these words in the libretto.]

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