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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Sunday, May 12, 2013


Announcing the publication of my latest book, probably my one and only children’s book. It is available only at the publisher’s site, Lulu: http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/the-book-about-always-being-at-home/13831123
or www.lulu.com/spotlight/yajc. See the entire book at the preview available at the Lulu site. (Please note: because this book is available only from Lulu and will not be sold at any other online retailers, the normal Lulu discount I have set up for the other books sold at online retailers does not apply for this book, as the discount-level pricing is already built into the list price).

By Steve Gold
Illustrated by Elaine Sklar Gold

This is a children's book about being, not doing. It contains a simple, yet important message about how children can connect with and cultivate an inner sense of love and security, of always being at home, no matter where they are or what they are doing. This message will delight children of all ages (adults too!) as they connect with their innate sense of inner joy and happiness. The text is enhanced by beautiful color illustrations which manage to capture and convey the abstract inner feelings being conveyed. See the entire book at the preview at the Lulu site. (Primary targeted audience: children ages 4-7).

The Truth is absolute, transcendent, and unmanifest. One single, non-dual Reality manifests in the external world in countless names and forms. From the very beginning of our childhood we were taught about the multiplicity of external objects, we were taught to believe in the reality of names and forms. Consequently, the more we grow, the more we lose awareness of the non-dual absolute reality. We fail to comprehend the existence of non-dual Truth. If we change our educational  system and inspire our children to contemplate the Truth at an early age, they can recognize the source of their inner potential. They will be able to recognize the Truth much more easily than those who have gone through a learning process that emphasizes duality and the multiplicity of external objects.

Sri Swami Rama of the Himalayas

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