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ON TODAY'S SITE:

Tzvi Freeman, St. Evagrios the Solitary, Tao Te Ching, Abraham Maslow

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Dear Readers,

The Jewish religion begins the celebration of Passover this week.
These holy days recall the miracles that the Lord wrought when
the Jews were enslaved by the Egyptians - and there were
many, including protection from a myriad of plagues.*

We all desire to "know" this God, He who is vast beyond our
ability to fathom. But how much better do we understand the
ocean when a drop of rain hits our forehead? Even the greatest
miracle here on earth is but a drop of rain compared to the ocean
that is the Holy One. It is not until we remove our limited ideas of
God that we can even begin to conceive of Him; to admit that we
do not know Him at all before we can begin to know even a little.

So, today we explore the Vast in the Tiny and the miracles
of He who is Omnimiraculous. And we rejoice that He
dwells in our hearts and our minds.

*(See "A Story of Deliverance and Protection")

- Lisa

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When our universe as we know it first emerged,
the soil of the earth was imbued with a wondrous power--
the power to generate life.

Place a tiny seed in the ground and it converts the carbon
of the air into a mighty redwood--a decomposing seed
awakens the power of the infinite.

Yet another miracle, even more wondrous: A quiet act
of kindness buried in humility ignites an explosion
of G-dly light.

Infinite power is hidden in the humblest of places.


Text by Tzvi Freeman
Based on the teachings of Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson
Courtesy of Chabad.org


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Why did miracles happen in Egypt? Because we believed
they would. Those who didn't believe saw only plagues.



Text by Tzvi Freeman
Based on the teachings of Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson
Courtesy of Chabad.org



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When you are praying, do not shape within yourself any
image of the Deity, and do not let your intellect be stamped
with the impress of any form; but approach the Immaterial
in an immaterial manner, and then you will understand.


St. Evagrios the Solitary (345-399)
Disciple of the Cappodocian Fathers
From The Philokalia, Vol. 1


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The Tao that can be expressed
is not the eternal Tao.


From the Tao Te Ching
Chinese classic text

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To be looking elsewhere for miracles is to me a
sure sign of ignorance that everything is miraculous.



Abraham Maslow (1908-1970)
American psychologist



The Last Word:

He is a very big G-d. As soon as you
take up any space at all, there is no
room left for Him.

But take no space at all, and He
gives you the entire universe.

Tzvi Freeman





 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 








 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 








 







 






































Utterly Random Bonus Quote:

Don't ever take a fence down -
until you know why it was put up.


Robert Frost (1874-1963)
American poet

 




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