DAAT ELYON

The Center for Spiritual Training

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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Self-Transformation
February 22, 2019

From Revelation to Transformation

After Sri Ramakrishna passed away, his monastic disciples travelled around India practicing severe austerities. During this period, Vijaykrishna Goswami, one of Sri Ramakrishna’s devotees, met Swami Brahmananda, one of the…
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Spiritual Wisdom
February 15, 2019

Living in the Higher Consciousness

  On this physical plane of existence, we are bombarded daily by a constant stream of sensory stimuli. These stimuli push and pull us in every direction as they compete…
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Spiritual Wisdom
February 8, 2019

State of Consciousness

A central maxim of the teachings of the Baal Shem is that we are where our thoughts are. He believed that it is our mind that controls the nature of…
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Spiritual Wisdom
February 1, 2019

Torah: A Path of Wisdom and Peace

“Her ways are ways of pleasantness and all her paths are peace.” - Proverbs 3:17 The Torah is a religious manual that teaches us how to live our life. The…
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Self-Transformation
January 25, 2019

Temimut – Holy Simplicity

“No good thing will He withhold from those who walk betamim - in sincerity and simplicity.” (Psalm 84:12) Because the way of God is to do good, therefore He will…
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Holydays
January 19, 2019

Rooted in the Ground of Being: Tu B’Shvat: The New Year for Trees

  The most difficult thing in the world is to just be - to stop planning, scheming, and doing and just be. Yet, there is nothing more powerful than a…
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