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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










Thursday, February 10, 2011

Quote of the Week 164 - The Approach to the Divine Mother

Much has been written about the Mother of the Universe, but it boils down to this. You need her more than she needs you. In fact, your life is totally dependent upon her, and in some sense, she could care less about you. But at the same time, she loves you as deeply and purely as love is possible, so deeply and purely that she will dissolve all of your self-limitations. She is as devoted to your liberation as much as she is devoted to nurturing you, because she yearns for your return to the Father as much as she yearns for her return. And in some sense, she can’t complete her return until you complete your return, one way or another. The approach to the Divine Mother should be in an attitude of giving and tenderness, nothing more. No attempts at establishing relationships, fulfilling needs, or fitting in pieces of a puzzle. That is all wrong. The proper approach is beyond all that. Just give with tenderness and don’t look for anything. That is all.

--Steven J. Gold

(The above is from a new book I hope to publish within the next 6 weeks called Basic Spiritual Principles. Be on the lookout for the announcement of its official publication!)

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