The Source is No/Thing

The Source has no name, because the Source is No/Thing.

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Feeling

Feeling is the core of our humanity.

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Our Destiny

Our destiny is not destruction, chaos, and an end, but wholeness, hope, and a future (an interpretation of Jer 29.11).

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What is a Mistake?

What is a mistake? A decision to be something other than what we are–until the mistake leads us back to ourselves.

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Life Planning

There is a plan for each life, but the plan is multi-layered, multi-directional, and subject to alteration.

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Chile’s Lessons in Leadership

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/21/opinion/21iht-edsachs.html?emc=tnt&tntemail1=y

“A visit to Chile finds a flourishing and rising country that has learned valuable lessons from a bitter past.”

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Health as Way of Life

Health is not a state of being, but a way of life.

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Gateways

In every spot, there is a gateway to the source.

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Symbols Give Form

Symbols give form to our reality.

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In Kansas, Climate Skeptics Embrace Cleaner Energy

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/19/science/earth/19fossil.html?hp&pagewanted=all

“Instead of talking about global warming, a nonprofit invoked patriotism, thrift and religion to persuade residents to save energy.”

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Symbols Create

Symbols not only represent things, they create them.

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Dalai Lama Donates to Meditation Study Center in Wisconsin

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/27/us/27happy.html?_r=1&src=me&ref=general

“The Tibetan spiritual leader gave $50,000 to a new center devoted to studying the power of meditation.”

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Wisdom

Wisdom involves the heart and mind joined as two tributaries flowing into a great river.

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Holding Your Breath

Holding your breath is a way of putting your life on hold.

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Tibet Photos 100 Years Ago

http://www.npr.org/blogs/pictureshow/2010/10/04/130328968/tibet

“Contemporary Tibet conjures a mysterious mental image. So imagine how much more mysterious it was 100 years ago when travel was difficult and few foreigners were granted entry. A rare photo album provides a glimpse of that cloistered culture.”

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A Gateway for Humanity

Humanity is passing through a gateway right now. Will we crush one another in a mad scramble or pass though it gracefully?

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When Do Gateways Open?

Gateways open when we open.

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Dreams

Dreams tell a hidden story.

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Abraham and Isaac

On Mt. Moriah, the Source offered Abraham the chance for a mystical ascent to heaven. But Abraham understood the path as going upward to hell (Gen 22).

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Boredom Leads to Creativity

Boredom is one of the key ingredients in creativity.

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Neturei Karta

This is from an email I wrote to a friend about some photos depicting clearly ultra-orthodox Jews happily meeting with Mahmoud Ahmadenijad, the President of Iran.

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Photos like these are actually pretty well known. Most ultra-Orthodox or Haredi (whether Hasidic, followers of the Lithuanian Yeshivah tradition, or Sephardic) have always opposed Zionism and the secular Jewish state, but they do not support harm coming to Jews.  Many of these have by now compromised (such as Agudat Israel and Shas and Hasidic groups such as Lubavitch), working with the Israeli state even though they oppose it in principle.  Among the Haredi, however, there is a particularly fanatic, right-wing group who goes beyond their opposition to the state of Israel by advocating for Israel’s destruction and who support violence against Israelis and against Jews who actively support the state of Israel.  They actually virulently oppose other Haredi who work with the Israeli state, back Ahmadenijad, give credence to Ahmadenijad’s holocaust denial (in part because they believe that many of the Jews murdered in the holocaust were not “real” Jews), and embrace Ahmadenijad’s threats of violence against Israel.  The group is called Neturei Karta (“Guardians of the City”), whose members live in various places around the world, most notably in  Meah Shearim in Jerusalem. Ahmadenijad has been photographed with them before.  See the following links:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/15/nyregion/15rabbi.html?fta=y
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neturei_Karta

Neturei Karta is radically isolated and cultish, the most extreme of the extreme.  In short, they’re crazy.

P.S. There is an Israeli film called “Kadosh,” which gives a glimpse at the lives of ultra-Orthodox groups like Neturei Karta in Meah Shearim.

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Dreams

Dreams allow us to explore alternate possibilities and realities.

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Ideas Simmering

Allow your ideas to simmer. Their flavor and texture will improve.

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Dreams are Stories

Dreams are stories that lead us deeper into ourselves.

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Wisdom Takes Time

Wisdom takes time and energy. It does not happen according to schedule.

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World Clock

http://www.poodwaddle.com/worldclock.swf

This is quite an impressive world clock–like nothing I’ve ever seen.  This shows the condition of our planet.

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Dreams

Dreams both reveal and create our lives.

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To be a Wanderer

To be a wanderer is to live authentically.

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Laurence Kant (Larry Kant)

Engaged Mysticism and Scholarship in the Pursuit of Wisdom

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Progress and Trust

All progress depends on trust. Without trust there is no possibility of transformation. With trust everything is possible.

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Dreams and Literature

Dreams are literary works each and every one of us creates.

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Change

Change is inevitable. Our response to it is not.

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American Synagogues

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