Category Archives: Holy Mystery

Islamic Heart Work

Like a poem.  A gift from the heart of Omid Safi.  Whose written word set fire to my own heart: In a cool mountain night, I put on a few pieces of wood on the fire, and stood there watching … Continue reading

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Oh, that Today you would hear His Voice!

Awe and wonder strike an open heart : In England there had been nothing like Taos Mountain. The field offered an unobstructed view of the mountain. I’d never seen anything like it, an awesome massif, a clump of peaks, an … Continue reading

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Heart Work

As the Rabbis put it (Berakot 29b): Prayer which has become so set that it no longer permits of creative newness, has ceased to be devotional. Isaiah 43.19 records these words of Yahweh: I am about to do a new … Continue reading

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Heart Advice from a Hasidic Rabbi

Seek the Sacred Within the Ordinary Seek the Remarkable Within the Commonplace Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

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Taking Everything to Heart

Who burns with the bliss And suffers the sorrow Of every creature Within his own heart, Making his own Each bliss and each sorrow: Him I hold highest Of all the saints. Bagavad Gita

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Why do the protesters keep saying “Allahu Akbar”?

A beautiful discussion at the website, LIBYA 17th February 2011, starts with the question above and an answer by CanadianLibyan who wrote: The words “Allahu akbar” have, unfortunately, acquired a sinister connotation. All they mean is “God is great” or … Continue reading

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Veneration of the Name

Think of the importance of “naming”.  Of what a name means.  How we rely on that as way of referring to someone or something.  As a means of “calling” or “being called”.  Veneration of “Ha-Shem” (The Name) is already a … Continue reading

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