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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, September 8, 2011

Quote of the Week 192 - What Is God?


I attended a Jewish conference this past Labor Day weekend called “Limmud”, which means, learning. If you haven’t attended one, you should check it out, as they are a lot of fun, and very educational. They are conducted all over the world, run mostly by volunteers. So I encourage you to do an internet search and check for one in your area.

At this conference, there was a young fellow named Patrick Aleph who was a presenter, and spoke about an ongoing project of his called “The God Project”, in which he is going all around the country and making video interviews of people talking about their definition of God. He discussed his findings so far, and solicited participants to allow him to video them. I volunteered, and this was the basic gist of our recorded conversation. A much more extensive conversation off-camera followed.

What is God?

I am that I am. And that’s all that I am. God is Popeye.

Let me answer that question with another question: What is not God?

To pose that answer in the positive, God is everything that exists, both known and unknown, and all activity and inactivity related to everything that exists.

But what about evil, does God include evil?

God includes the good, the bad, and the ugly. Nothing can exist independent of God.



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