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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, October 13, 2016

Quote of the Week 357 - Another Train

Another Train
Music and Lyrics by Pete Morton

The beginning is now
And will always be
You say you’ve lost your chance
That fate brought you defeat
But that means nothing
You look so sad
You've been listening to those
Who say you’ve missed your chance

There's another train
There always is
Maybe the next one is yours
Get up and climb aboard
Another train

You feel you’re done
There's no such thing
Although you’re standing on your own
Your own breath is king
The beginning is now
Don't turn around
Regrets about mistakes
Will only drain you

We crawl in the dark sometimes
And think too much
Then we fill our heads with crazy things
That only break our hearts
And I know you've seen
What the earth can do
When it's dragging down another load
Of worrisome fools

I know it's hard
When you feel confused
You can cram yourself with fear
And you you feel you cannot move
You’re building worlds
That don't exist
Imagination plays
The worst tricks

There's another train
There always is
Maybe the next one is yours
Get up and climb aboard…



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