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Meditation and Prayer
March 24, 2017

The Presence of God

  “When I am on the Heights, I say ‘I am He,’ and when I have a stomachache, I say ‘Mother, have mercy on me.” Swami Vivekananda {{1}} “Lord, by Your…
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Meditation and Prayer
March 3, 2017

Asking God

Elijah said to Rabbi Yehuda brother of Rabbi Salah Hisda: “When you set out on a journey, ask permission from your Maker, and then depart.” – Tractate Brachot 29B What…
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Meditation and Prayer
January 26, 2017

The Path of Silence and the Path of Words

“In silence one can contemplate the greatness of God and bind oneself to God more than one can bind oneself through speech.” - The Baal Shem Tov There is a spiritual…
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Meditation and Prayer
September 2, 2016

I am my Beloved’s and my Beloved is Mine

My head is bursting with the joy of the unknown. My heart is expanding a thousand fold. Every cell, taking wings, flies about the world. All seek separately the many…
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Meditation and Prayer
August 26, 2016

Willpower

“What is the purpose of spiritual disciplines? To develop free will. The more one strengthens one’s willpower, the more one moves toward God. The Master used to say, ‘Awaken your…
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Meditation and Prayer
June 24, 2016

Beneath the Surface

Once a young monk called Kyosho went to study under the Zen Master Gensha. When Kyosho arrived at Gensha’s monastery, he went straight to see the Master. ‘I have come…
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