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 379 - Song

Those who wish to sing always find a song.

--Swedish Proverb


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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Quote of the Week 228 - Explorations of Consciousness

Materialist science can neither understand nor explore human consciousness adequately, for it regards consciousness as no more than the product of biological processes in the body. The spiritual sciences start from utterly different premises, regarding consciousness as the primary phenomenon and the biological processes as secondary. They offer keys to understanding consciousness through direct experience by using techniques of meditation. When one explores the unknown regions and contents of one’s own consciousness, using meditation as a tool and practicing its disciplines, the use of an effective map can be of great help, providing that it is recognized for what it is.

--Bill Heilbronn, from The Courage of Uncertainty; A Jewish View of the Continuing Evolution of Faith in the Fields of Religion and Science

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