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post #81 of 99
Oh, thanks, Amy. That would be YHWH tho? The tribal Jacobite diety? Not Vishnu, say? Or doesn't it matter?
post #82 of 99
Not exactly on topic, DaryLLL ... but polytheists should have no problem with the concept of accepting another G!d to hang out with, right? So where's the problem for Vishnuphiles, for example?

My disagreement was with the idea that Judaism also hopes for the world to unite within Judaism. That is absolutely false. The Jewish view of "a better world" is that there are many ways to G!d for the many different peoples of the world, and when that "better time" comes, all the different peoples of the world will turn to G!d from within their own paradigms.

The idea of "universalism" in Judaism is worldwide acceptance of The One. The hyperanalysis that posits that the "Jacobite tribal god" and The One of the Tetragrammaton are different "gods" is just that. Hyperanalysis. And the Jacobites would have been just as confused by it as their descendants.

post #83 of 99
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Originally posted by merpk
[BMy disagreement was with the idea that Judaism also hopes for the world to unite within Judaism. That is absolutely false. The Jewish view of "a better world" is that there are many ways to G!d for the many different peoples of the world, and when that "better time" comes, all the different peoples of the world will turn to G!d from within their own paradigms[/B]
thank you, that was beautifully put!



for a while there i was begining to feel like Hector outside the walls of Troy...
post #84 of 99
Yes, I find that a lovely idea. Thanks you guys. Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, but I was working....

So Buddhists and atheists, however, what about them? No god atall you see. Does inner enlightenment count?
post #85 of 99
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Originally posted by DaryLLL
So Buddhists...
a couple of books you might like...

"The Jew in the Lotus"
http://www.powells.com/cgi-bin/bibli...2-0060645741-0

"Stalking Elijah"
http://www.powells.com/cgi-bin/bibli...1-0060642327-5

they are written by Rodger Kamenetz, who was part of the Jewish contingent invited to meet the Dalai Lama and a group of leading Buddhists to discuss issues of faith. this was at the invitation of the Dalai Lama who views Jews as "survival experts".

by 1945 Judaism had lost maybe 3/4 of its teachers and the vast majority of its mystic leaders. this has left a gaping hole in Judaism, and without stealing Kamenetz's thunder, there are solid reasons why so many western buddhists are Jews and why of all the faiths Jews move to, so many choose buddhism.
post #86 of 99
Thanks for the books recs, dado.
post #87 of 99
just want to add that as the ranks of Jewish spiritual masters replenish, there should be less need to seek the mystical/meditative in an outside tradition. it is nice, though, that a pretty solid interfaith bridge seems to have been built between these two ancient beliefs. it was interesting to read of the Dalai Lama pointing out sanskrit words in hebrew and hebrew words in sanskrit!
post #88 of 99
Gnostics of every faith have more in common with each other than do literalists of the same faith.

OOOMMM...
post #89 of 99
nicely put! literalists can't seem to agree with other literalists of the same book, lol, never mind with those reading different books.
post #90 of 99
(Cribbed it from FrekeGandy! [Read them yet?] Forgive me Father for I have plagiarized.)
post #91 of 99
i don't have time to read anything right now, unfortunately. i gave myself a firm April 1 deadline for the first draft of play i'm working on and that is sucking up all my free time. and i'm only about 1/3 done. ugh.
post #92 of 99
dado, BTW, i PMed you...
post #93 of 99
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Originally posted by dado
i don't have time to read anything right now, unfortunately. i gave myself a firm April 1 deadline for the first draft of play i'm working on and that is sucking up all my free time. and i'm only about 1/3 done. ugh.
I KNOW THIS IS OT but....



You can do it, dado! I'll be thinking of you and sending loving energy and prayers your way!
post #94 of 99
i have to find a way to work that dancing banana into the script...

:LOL
post #95 of 99
oh i know. ... i am THIS close to being a banana worshiper...

post #96 of 99
In Asia, you get lots of those. You know, lingams on every street corner. In Japan, they have a yearly penis festival. They carry sculptures of them in parades. You can buy little penis pendants!

Oh, sorry, you were tawkin about bananas.
post #97 of 99
:LOL :LOL
MDC SPIRITUALITY "PURIM TORAH"!
I love it.

HEhe!

A freilichen purim everyone!

Dado, visit the purim thread and share your shpeil with us.
post #98 of 99
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Originally posted by BelovedBird
Dado, visit the purim thread and share your shpeil with us.
i am so far behind it's not even funny...and just when i'm ready to turn off the silly computer and do some baking, a certain curmudgeon posts about going to "judeo-christian church".

AAAAAAHHH!!!!
post #99 of 99
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