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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










Friday, June 25, 2010

Quote of the Week 140 - Nondual Judaism

Michaelson says that there is a secret at the heart of the Zohar and other Jewish teachings: that “despite appearances, all things, and all of us, are like ripples on a single pond, motes of a single sunbeam, the letters of a single word.” Yet the question may arise: If everything is God, then why be Jewish? Michaelson responds that Jewish forms are “neither superior nor necessary” but that they are “the vocabulary of his heart” and the “technology of his body.” Mystics of other traditions will doubtless echo this view.


--From a book review in the magazine, Spirituality and Health, written by Kristine Morris, about the book Everything is God; The Radical Path of Nondual Judaism, by Jay Michaelson.

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