DAAT ELYON

The Center for Spiritual Training

Holydays
May 8, 2019

Spiritual Optimism III: Spiritual Optimism and Israel

Optimism is an intrinsic part of the Jewish tradition. This optimism has upheld us amid countless sufferings and ordeals. This optimism has carried us through two thousand years of exile.…
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Universal Vision
May 3, 2019

The God that We Hoped For

There is a passage in the Talmud (Taanit 31) which states that at the End of Days there will be a great circle dance in the Garden of Eden. All…
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Holydays
April 25, 2019

In the Midst of the Sea

“Speak to the Children of Israel that they go forward.” - Exodus 14:15 “He who can forebear, lives. He who cannot, is lost.” - Sri Ramakrishna {{1}} There are times in life…
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Holydays
April 19, 2019

Roadmap to Freedom

“The order of the Pesach service is now completed in accordance with all its laws, its ordinances and statues. Just as we were found worthy to perform it , so…
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Spiritual Wisdom
April 12, 2019

What do We Need?

Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord, does man live. - Deuteronomy 8:3 The Hasidic Master, Yisrael of…
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Meditation and Prayer
April 5, 2019

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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Universal Vision
March 29, 2019

Spiritual Openness

One of the essential qualities in the spiritual life is openness. It is a quality that expresses itself in all aspects of our life. Spiritual openness begins with an open…
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Holydays
March 15, 2019

Drunk with God

“Do you know of what this net of maya is comprised? Sense objects, lust, gold, name, fame, ego, vanity, selfishness, and so on. With all these, maya binds the mind…
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Spiritual Wisdom
March 1, 2019

Spiritual Optimism II: Transcending the Conflict Between Optimism and Tradition

There exists an inherent tension between tradition and optimism. Tradition emphasizes the imperfections in human nature and the many difficulties of life in this world. According to the tradition, our…
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