TODAY'S THEME: Technology and God
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As Maimonides wrote, " By contemplating G-d's grand creation,
one comes to recognize G-d's great wisdom, which evokes deep
love for G-d and a desire to bond with Him." Much of the technology
discovered in this century, particularly in the area relating to the
subatomic structure of matter, has given us a comprehension of the
dynamic unity that bonds the entire universe and man...

Yes, all of this technology saves enormous amounts of time and energy
and creates countless new business opportunities. But such advantages
should only be considered by-products of technology, whose true
purpose is to unite the world and make it a more fertile ground for
a unified spiritual  life. This is the answer to understanding the
technological revolution and where it is taking us.

Excerpted from "Toward a Meaningful Life:
The Wisdom of the Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson,"
by Simon Jacobson
Perennial Currents, 2002


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We are all visitors to this time, this place.
We are just passing through. Our purpose here
is just to observe,to learn, to grow, to love,
and then we return home.

Australian Aboriginal saying



A dust storm on Mars (Hubble telescope - NASA)


Confiteor

I confess today I got lost in technicalities.

Like folding an origami crane I paid so much

attention to folding, bending and creasing

the right way, I didn't notice I was creating

a colorful creature with wings to fly and soar.

Tomorrow let me be aware of the miracles that

unfold.

Susan J. Erickson
From "Bless The Day,"
by June Cotner
Kodansha International, 1998

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So the current technological revolution is in fact the hand of G-d
at work; it is meant to help us make G-d a reality in our lives...
The divine purpose of the present information revolution, for instance,
is to allow us to share knowledge -- spiritual knowledge -- with each
other, empowering and unifying individuals everywhere. We need to
utilize today's interactive technology not just for business or leisure
but to interlink as people -- to create a welcome environment for the
interaction of our souls, our hearts, our visions.

Excerpted from "Toward a Meaningful Life:
The Wisdom of the Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson,"
by Simon Jacobson
Perennial Currents, 2002


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There are two ways to live: you can live as if
nothing is a miracle; you can live as if
everything is a miracle.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
German-born theoretical physicist




So the true challenge of science today is not to refute G-d,
but to discover how it reflects and illuminates parts of
G-d's mind that have yet to be uncovered. Only then will
science fully become part of the search for truth.

Excerpted from "Toward a Meaningful Life:
The Wisdom of the Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson,"
by Simon Jacobson
Perennial Currents, 2002


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For as the new heavens and the new earth
which I will make shall remain before me,
says the Lord; so shall your descendants
and your name remain.

From new moon to new moon,
and from sabbath to sabbath,
all flesh shall come to worship
before me, says the Lord.

Isaiah 66: 22-23
The Holy Bible
Standard Revised Version

And now, the Last Word:

The universe is full of magical things
patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

Eden Phillpotts (1862-1969
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English novelist, poet and dramatist






 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 







 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonus quote:

Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged;
life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope
surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end.

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)
English novelist and essayist

 

 

On today's
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The Rebbe/
Simon Jacobson;
Australian Aboriginal
saying;
Susan J. Erickson;
Albert Einstein;
Book of Isaiah;
Eden Phillpotts

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The Gradual Psalms

 

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