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


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, April 12, 2013

Quote of the Week 263 - Nada: Ahata and Anahata

The word nada means “sound”, or that which is heard by the human ear… Nada is sound produced through the regular and constant vibration of some object in space…When the equilibrium of an object is disturbed (for example, by striking it, hitting it, shaking it, or rubbing it against another object), then sound is produced. Such sound is called: ahata nada, or “struck sound.”

In deep meditation, the yogi actually hears another type of nada. There is no sound in the external world that corresponds to this internal one. This eternal inner sound vibrates in space (akasha) without apparent cause. It is called anahata nada, or “unstruck sound.” 

--from Indian Music, Volume 1, by Swami Rama

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