WELCOME TO TORAH-VEDA

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.

Torah-Veda
An Interspiritual Journey
Find Your Inspiration and Follow It



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, October 11, 2012

NEW BOOK PUBLICATION: Writings of the Dawn; The Spiritual Journey of a Baby-Boomer

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Announcing the publication of my latest book, just in time for holiday giving!. As you can see by the description below taken from the preface, it is not my “newest” book, but rather an old book that I decided it was time to dust off and formally publish. For now, it is available, at a discount, only at the publisher’s site, Lulu: www.lulu.com/spotlight/yajc. I will announce if and when it becomes available elsewhere. There is an extensive preview that is available at the Lulu site.

Writings of the Dawn
The Spiritual Journey of a Baby-Boomer

PREFACE TO LULU EDITION
“It is always darkest just before the Day dawneth.”  
(Earliest known printed version of this popular proverb, by English theologian and historian Thomas Fuller, in A Pisgah-Sight Of Palestine And The Confines Thereof, 1650)

This may be the closest thing that I will ever write that could be considered an autobiography, although it is largely not in narrative form. It covers the eleven-year period from 1967 through 1977 (age 16 through 26) that was a significant developmental period in my life, from junior year in high school through college and the ensuing young adult period. It describes these early years of my spiritual journey in pose, poetry, art and journal entries. There are a few later entries in a “Postscript” section at the end from the years 1978 through 1985.

The main entries are divided into chronological sections covering the periods identified for works composed during those times. However, at the end of each section is a narrative “Notes” section that was written in 1996, in retrospect, in which the preceding material is explained and tied together. I produced a home-made version at that time and had some run off with simple report-type binding at a local copy shop.

The production and font-selection is a bit crude, because I wanted to retain the flavor of the original home-spun version, including the drawings and artwork. Everything after this page is a faithful rendering of the original work. As with all of my work, my earnest hope is that the reader will find inspiration, stimulation, maybe some revelation, and hopefully, most precious of all, perhaps some transformation.


Steven J. Gold
September, 2012

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