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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










Monday, January 18, 2010

Feedback Vote

I know that I recently stated my intention to publish on the blog more material from the upcoming book I am compiling, IVRI: The Essence of Hebrew Spirituality; 21st Century Perspectives on an Ancient Tradition. After I published the first one, I had some second thoughts. I am now asking for some feedback from readers of the blog in terms of a Vote either that you would like to see more of this content published on the blog before it comes out in the book, or that you would prefer to remain in suspense and wait until the book comes out, hopefully this Spring. I am looking to try to get a finger on the pulse of the readers of this blog and a little bit of feedback/interaction, so please respond one way or another. Your responses can be anonymous, but I ask on the honor system that you only vote once. I will not publish any more material from the book on the blog unless I get a minimum of 10 requests and if the votes to not publish do not outnumber the votes to publish. Thanks for your participation.

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