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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, January 28, 2010

Quote of the Week 122 - The Visible Universe

The visible universe accounts for only 4 percent of the universe’s total mass.

-- From an article in a recent “The Week” magazine discussing The Large Hadron Collider, a huge tunnel built by scientist underground between France and Switzerland. Physicists are using it to collide atoms at speeds close to the speed of light in attempts to produce the theoretical subatomic particle named the Higgs boson, the so-called God particle. It is so named as it is designated as the piece of the atom that endows all other pieces with their mass, and as such is the theoretical primal building block for the rest of creation. Physicists are hopeful that being able to generate an actual Higgs boson will not only validate the prevalent theory known as the Standard Model, but that it might also help provide clues to the whereabouts of the remaining 96 percent of the universe’s invisible mass, which scientists call “dark matter”.

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