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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










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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