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Quote of the Week 37 - Wind, Water, Stone

Wind, Water, Stone

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.


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.

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Friday, July 30, 2010

Quotes of the Week 142 - More Gems from Swami Rama Tirtha

The good man confers a blessing on the world by merely living.

Vice is our name for self-inflicted injury.

The distinguishing sign of slavery is to have a price and be bought for it.

Worldly riches and honors are the fig leaves with which the shamed soul attempts to hide its nakedness.

There is always room for a man of force, and he makes room for many.

A man seeing a very small arc of a very vast circle easily mistakes it for a straight line.

Let us have at least the dignity of trees and rivers.

To act by means of inaction is God.

Man’s unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his greatness; it is because there is an infinite in him, which with all his cunning he cannot quite bury under the finite.

We are near awakening when we dream that we dream.

--Swami Rama Tirtha

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