Jewish Guided Meditation (Kabbalah?)?

Question by nectarine: Jewish Guided Meditation (Kabbalah?)?
My (reform) youth group is having an event at a local beach. As I am in charge of programming, I am looking to write a program based on meditation, specifically “jewish meditation” which some refer to as Kabbalah. There is so much information about this topic and so many different approaches… I’m feeling very overwhelmed…=] Basically, I want to start by finding and/or editing an existing guided meditation script to be about any or all of the following topics: nature, the beach/ocean, possibly new beginnings, and of course, judaism! I guess I don’t have one specific question, but anything that could help me develop my program is greatly appreciated!! todah:)
thanks so far everyone:) i just wanted to add that Jaderak reminded me about the importance of simplicity… i want to be straight to the point and make sure easy connections can be made when we discuss the meditation afterwards

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Answer by kjv_gods_word
Kabbalah is not Jewish – it is everything anti-Jewish.
It is the product of heretical rabbis who renounce the Lord G-d.

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Creating a Home Herb Garden

Growing herbs as been a popular activity throughout history dating back to the Bible. Producing herbs in ones home herb garden has always been a time tested method of assuring a constant supply on these fine flavorful plants.

This took a backdrop with the enduring popularity of convenient food stores and mass manufacturing of these ”products”, however, actually there is a strong resurgence of interest in the joy of creating and maintaining a personal home herb garden. The pleasure and excitement of growing herbs has been rediscovered and is even practiced in small apartments in urban areas.

Returning to this wonderful and practical hobby can be for many different reasons. The home herb garden can be cultivated for economical reasons, freshness and availability of the product, the scents and flavors associated with having herbs growing in your environment. There are many other reasons that can be attributed to this pastime if not simply for the sheer pleasure of seeing these beautiful plants come to life in your environment.

If you are among the newly initiated, you may have to do a little homework to start you off in the right direction. There is a large selection of different herbs to choose from when starting a herb garden project.

There are basically 73 different herbs recognized and are divided into 4 main categories classified for their individual usage. However, certain herb can be used for more than one purpose so can be classified in more than one category.

aromatic, medicinal, ornamental and culinary. The gardener can choose which herbs he will be growing by defining the usage he plans to use them for once harvested. This is a brief review of the 4 main categories.


The many usage of herbs to enhance the taste of food has been mentioned repeatably through history. So many recipes have been created and savored by the perfect amount of a well balanced mix of herbs.

Most often a small garden can provide for a family very well so the amount of space needed depending on the variety you may wish to grow. Since herbs are used in small quantity, 1 or 2 plants can will be sufficient for a normal household. Among the most popular herbs grown are thyme, basil, sage, chives, oregano, mint, rosemary and savory.

Aromatic herbs are in a class of their own. They offer great pleasure to the senses if not by their beauty then by the wonderful scent of the foliage and flowers.

If you choose to grow herbs with that intention, aromatic herbs can be a very interesting garden project. The enchanting fragrances come from their oils produced while growing and are used to produces various perfumes, toilet water and other lotions.

Once harvested and dried, you can enjoy the smell of the plants for many months. They can be used to freshen the air in rooms or spaces and even used to give a pleasant smell to clothes and linen.

Aromatic herbs that are popular ; basil, marjoram, mint and rosemary.

Before modern medicine, medicinal herbs has long been used to treat injuries and many levels of sickness. Many herbs are known and used even nowadays for their healing qualities. They play an important role in many products we by in a pharmacy, prescriptions and is used extensively with alternative natural medicine.

If you plan to grow herbs for medicinal usage, please research these herbs and capacities, They can be excellent when used in the right conditions but can be unpredictable if used randomly.

Medicinal herbs commonly used ; Ginseng, Ephedra, Catnip, Dandelion and St. John’s Wort.
Thought not always the first group of plants to be proposed when discussing landscaping, an wisely designed arrangement of ornamental herbs can be quite breathtaking by their brightly colored flowers and foliage.

They can be combined with other plants or even other herbs to create an overall exotic layout. Among the ornamental herbs that are often used for this purpose are valerian that produces rich red blossoms, lavender and chive.

Having a basic idea of the 4 classifications of herbs is a good starting point to help decide which herbs we will be growing and how they will be used. The space available is equally a deciding factor to determine the variety of herbs that you wish to grow at a given time. Of course, you may choose to beginning your journey with a smaller garden and expand later on. Once you begin growing and using herbs for any of the ways we have classified above, it will surely a part of your daily life for a long time to come.

Eustache Davenport is a gardening enthusiast and author. He lives in Montreal and enjoy teaching his gardening secrets to work groups on how to setup, optimize and maintain an amazing herb garden. For more great tips and information on creating your own home herb garden, visit

Relationship Between Men And Women In Buddhism

All women are dakinis and we should treat them like that. In Buddhism, women are considered the pillar of the family. They provide emotional strength, they are gentle and feminine, yet strong, they are miracle workers and their energy is wisdom. They produce children and they produce what we want. They give us company and they support us. In Asian societies especially, women are incredible because they are taught to put up with a lot of things from men and they do put up with it. Women are treasures and we have to treat them like that.

What men want is not to come home to a nagging wife who rants and raves, and complains about everything. Men feel that they have worked all day and they just want to come home and have their wives make a nice home for them. Men want their women to be nice little wives, to stay home, always give them face and not to be embarrassed by them. Men like to sit there, be served and be given things. It doesn’t matter if it is wrong or right. In every old culture, tradition has dictated that women serve men.

It’s up to you if you want to follow tradition or if you want to follow logic; that’s not really my business. I’m not here to change 20,000 years of society and culture. But what I’m trying to say is that however we are served, we will have to serve one day. The karma will come back. Everyone wants something from each other. That’s natural, isn’t it? So why don’t we give that to each other? It’s very small.

So take care of your wives – they are dakinis, they gave you your kids, they give you a lot of pleasure, they give you company, they have stayed through thick and thin with you. Give back. Imagine you running around for nine months with a huge belly! Buddha recognised the value of the female energy and made Vajrayogini and Tara most supreme in the hierarchy of the practices. It is not because women are better than men but – as even Mao Tse Tung recognised – women hold up half the sky.


We need to stop sitting there looking for women to do things for us, we need to reward them. Tomorrow or the day after, immediately, go and buy some flowers for your wife. Yes, it’s a little embarrassing and you feel a little stupid but it doesn’t matter. The stupidity and the embarrassment are over real quickly. You have money for your drinks and friends but you don’t have money for your wives? That’s not good.

Don’t be embarrassed. I know that after being married for 20 years, you’ve never even given one petal to your wife. So now that you give her flowers, she might wonder what your motive is! It’s definitely not boobali*. Some of you haven’t had boobali with your wives in over fifteen years! I asked some of you when the last time was that you had boobali, and you couldn’t remember!

But it’s not really about boobali; it’s about inside boobali. It is the feeling you get from boobali – the warmth, the forgiveness and the care, because time is short. So take care of your wives, bring them flowers once every two or three months. Take them out, with no motive. Don’t just take them out to the market or to a cheap café and say, “I took you out, so keep quiet now!” Isn’t your wife worth a few hundred dollars for a night out?

What are you saving your money for? What are you keeping it for? Even Tutankhamun couldn’t take any of the pyramids and all the wealth inside them with him. It’s in the British museum now. What do you think you’re going to take with you to your next life when you die? Your 100,000 or 200,000 dollars? Remember, you came into this life naked, just holding on to the placenta.

And women, what can you do for men? You know what they want. Men only want one thing. Just one thing – to stop being nagged! So just shut up! Don’t nag them. You know how men are not expressive, they don’t like to talk about things, they don’t want to tell you things. So stop nagging your husbands, ranting, complaining and making noise.

I’m not just talking about doing that to husbands; I’m also talking about your friends, your mother, your aunt or whoever you nag the life out of. Stop. What’s the big deal? It’s a small price to pay, a very small gift to give back. You get flowers, they don’t get nagging – then you get a little bit closer.

Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

*Sex is not a term that is appropriate for a Tibetan lama to mention publicly. So “boobali” was made up as a substitute

Fulfilling his previous lives’ prayers. His Eminence Tsem Tulku Rinpoche chose to take rebirth amongst difficult circumstances to be close to those who would need him most.

Recognised by H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama as the reincarnation of the 72nd Abbot of Gaden Shartse, Gedun Nyedrak, His Eminence’s spiritual lineage actually begins as one of the eight main disciples of Je Tsongkhapa, the founding saint of the Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism.

Kechara House Buddhist Association Malaysia, affectionately known as Kechara House or KH, is a Buddhist Centre founded in 2000 by His Eminence Tsem Tulku Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery to avail the ancient wisdom of Buddha’s teachings to practitioners in Malaysia and the surrounding regions. Buddha’s wisdom has timeless and universal relevance, and can be practised by anyone in any culture, regardless of nationality, gender or age.

If everyone lived under their religion’s Golden Rule, wouldn’t the world be at better peace?

Question by Yahoo! “Spy”: If everyone lived under their religion’s Golden Rule, wouldn’t the world be at better peace?
Some “Ethic of Reciprocity” passages from the religious texts of various religions and secular beliefs:
Bahá’í World Faith: “Ascribe not to any soul that which thou wouldst not have ascribed to thee, and say not that which thou doest not.” “Blessed is he who preferreth his brother before himself.” Baha’u’llah
“And if thine eyes be turned towards justice, choose thou for thy neighbour that which thou choosest for thyself.” Epistle to the Son of the Wolf

Brahmanism: “This is the sum of Dharma [duty]: Do naught unto others which would cause you pain if done to you”. Mahabharata, 5:1517 ”
Buddhism: “…a state that is not pleasing or delightful to me, how could I inflict that upon another?” Samyutta NIkaya v. 353
Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.” Udana-Varga 5:18

Christianity: “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.” Matthew 7:12, King James Version.
“And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.” Luke 6:31, King James Version.
“…and don’t do what you hate…”, Gospel of Thomas 6. The Gospel of Thomas is one of about 40 gospels that were widely accepted among early Christians, but which never made it into the Christian Scriptures (New Testament).

Confucianism: “Do not do to others what you do not want them to do to you” Analects 15:23
“Tse-kung asked, ‘Is there one word that can serve as a principle of conduct for life?’ Confucius replied, ‘It is the word ‘shu’ — reciprocity. Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.'” Doctrine of the Mean 13.3
“Try your best to treat others as you would wish to be treated yourself, and you will find that this is the shortest way to benevolence.” Mencius VII.A.4

Ancient Egyptian: “Do for one who may do for you, that you may cause him thus to do.” The Tale of the Eloquent Peasant, 109 – 110 Translated by R.B. Parkinson. The original dates to 1970 to 1640 BCE and may be the earliest version ever written. 3

Hinduism: This is the sum of duty: do not do to others what would cause pain if done to you. Mahabharata 5:1517

Humanism: “(5) Humanists acknowledge human interdependence, the need for mutual respect and the kinship of all humanity.”
“(11) Humanists affirm that individual and social problems can only be resolved by means of human reason, intelligent effort, critical thinking joined with compassion and a spirit of empathy for all living beings. ” 4
“Don’t do things you wouldn’t want to have done to you, British Humanist Society. 3

Islam: “None of you [truly] believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself.” Number 13 of Imam “Al-Nawawi’s Forty Hadiths.” 5
Jainism: “Therefore, neither does he [a sage] cause violence to others nor does he make others do so.” Acarangasutra 5.101-2.
“In happiness and suffering, in joy and grief, we should regard all creatures as we regard our own self.” Lord Mahavira, 24th Tirthankara
“A man should wander about treating all creatures as he himself would be treated. “Sutrakritanga 1.11.33

Judaism: “…thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.”, Leviticus 19:18
“What is hateful to you, do not to your fellow man. This is the law: all the rest is commentary.” Talmud, Shabbat 31a.
“And what you hate, do not do to any one.” Tobit 4:15 6

Native American Spirituality: “Respect for all life is the foundation.” The Great Law of Peace.
“All things are our relatives; what we do to everything, we do to ourselves. All is really One.” Black Elk
“Do not wrong or hate your neighbor. For it is not he who you wrong, but yourself.” Pima proverb.

Roman Pagan Religion: “The law imprinted on the hearts of all men is to love the members of society as themselves.”
Shinto: “The heart of the person before you is a mirror. See there your own form”
“Be charitable to all beings, love is the representative of God.” Ko-ji-ki Hachiman Kasuga

Sikhism: Compassion-mercy and religion are the support of the entire world”. Japji Sahib
“Don’t create enmity with anyone as God is within everyone.” Guru Arjan Devji 259
“No one is my enemy, none a stranger and everyone is my friend.” Guru Arjan Dev : AG 1299

Sufism: “The basis of Sufism is consideration of the hearts and feelings of others. If you haven’t the will to gladden someone’s heart, then at least beware lest you hurt someone’s heart, for on our path, no sin exists but this.” Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh, Master of the Nimatullahi Sufi Order.
Taoism: “Regard your neighbor’s gain as your own gain, and your neighbor’s loss as your own loss.” T’ai Shang Kan Ying P’ien.
“The sage has no interest of his own, but takes the interests of the people as his own. He is kind to the kind; he is also kind to the unkind: for Virtue is kind. He is faithful to the faithful; he is also faithful to the unfaithful: for Virtue is faithful.” Tao Teh Ching, Chapter 49

Unitarian: “We affirm and promote respect for the interdependent of all existence of which we are a part.” Unitarian principles.
Wicca: “An it harm no one, do what thou wilt” (i.e. do what ever you will, as long as it harms nobody, including yourself). One’s will is to be carefully thought out in advance of action. This is called the Wiccan Rede
Yoruba: (Nigeria): “One going to take a pointed stick to pinch a baby bird should first try it on himself to feel how it hurts.”
Zoroastrianism: “That nature alone is good which refrains from doing unto another whatsoever is not good for itself”. Dadistan-i-dinik 94:5
“Whatever is disagreeable to yourself do not do unto others.” Shayast-na-Shayast 13:29

Some philosophers’ statements are:
Epictetus: “What you would avoid suffering yourself, seek not to impose on others.” (circa 100 CE)
Kant: “Act as if the maxim of thy action were to become by thy will a universal law of nature.”
Plato: “May I do to others as I would that they should do unto me.” (Greece; 4th century BCE)
Socrates: “Do not do to others that which would anger you if others did it to you.” (Greece; 5th century BCE)
Seneca: “Treat your inferiors as you would be treated by your superiors,” Epistle 47:11 (Rome; 1st century CE)

Examples from moral/ethical systems are:
Humanism: “…critical intelligence, infused by a sense of human caring, is the best method that humanity has for resolving problems. Reason should be balanced with compassion and empathy and the whole person fulfilled.” Humanist Manifesto II; Ethics section.
Scientology: “20: Try to treat others as you would want them to treat you.” This is one of the 21 moral precepts that form the moral code explained in L. Ron Hubbard’s booklet “The Way to Happiness.”

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Answer by Atheist Eye Candy
No. Aren’t they already living under their “GOLDEN RULES” ? lmao!!

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Relaxing Meditation Music with Inspiring Quotes – A Peaceful Moment

Music from the album “Lunar Khandro”. Deep meditation, relaxation music set to beautiful landscapes and inspiring quotes. For more updates visit our Facebook page at © Copyright Astronomy Records Exploring inner space with music.

This was created by overlaying tracks from the following tracks :: (1) Solitudes — Exploring Nature with Music :: Tranquility (20 min) (2) KJA Scientific Audio Resources CD – Binaural Beats — Remote Viewing I hope you enjoy this as much as I have making it. A huge thank you to all the unknown artists for your beautiful visuals! Although we have placed some original artwork within the video – I do not think it significant to point out which ones : my work can be found on about binaural beats ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Binaural beats or binaural tones are auditory processing artifacts, or apparent sounds, the perception of which arises in the brain for specific physical stimuli. This effect was discovered in 1839 by Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, and earned greater public awareness in the late 20th century based on claims that binaural beats could help induce relaxation, meditation, creativity and other desirable mental states. The effect on the brainwaves depends on the difference in frequencies of each tone, for example, if 300 Hz was played in one ear and 310 in the other, then the Binaural beat would have a frequency of 10 Hz.[1][2] The brain produces a phenomenon resulting in low-frequency pulsations in the amplitude and sound localization of a perceived sound when two tones at slightly different frequencies are presented separately, one to each of a subject’s ears, using stereo headphones. A beating tone will be perceived, as if the two tones mixed naturally

Use Herbs to Create a Garden For Birds And Butterflies

Attracting birds to your garden attracts living bug catchers. Birds can help rid your garden of a great many harmful insects – naturally. Butterflies add beauty, color, and movement to your garden. I have found that many of my herbs are great for attracting both birds and butterflies. These herbs are either high in nectar content, which will attract butterflies and hummingbirds in particular, and/or have seed pods at the end of the season, which supply additional food for many birds. Following are a few of my favorite herbs to grow in the garden to attract both butterflies and birds:

Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum): This perennial herb, which can grow to be 3-feet tall, has anise-scented leaves. The flowers are also high in nectar, which attracts both butterflies and birds, especially hummingbirds. It also repels the cabbage moth, which vegetable gardeners will appreciate.

Basil (Ocimum): Basil is an annual herb that also has a high nectar content. Sweet basil is a popular culinary herb, as well. I have noticed in my own garden, however, that cinnamon basil in particular seems to attract the most butterflies and even hummingbirds. It is also quite fragrant, and its purple foliage offers a nice contrast to many of your other lighter foliage plants.

Bergamot (Monarda didyma): Also known as beebalm, bergamot is yet another herb whose flowers have a high nectar content. This North American native will also attract bumblebees.

Coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia): The most common variety of this beloved perennial is the purple coneflower (E. purpurea); however, you can now find numerous colors and varieties. Be sure not to cut the flowers back at the end of the season. The birds will enjoy the seed pods, plus these pods can add interest to the winter garden.

Goldenrod (Solidago): This much-maligned herb is one of my favorite plants for fall color. It is also a seed-bearing herb, which will draw the birds into your garden. You can find varieties, such as ‘Fireworks,’ which are not as invasive as the wild goldenrod. (Remember, too, goldenrod is not the plant that will aggravate your sinus and stir up your hayfever. That would be ragweed.)

Mint (Mentha): I am of the opinion that you can never have enough mint. My mint garden attracts a wide variety of butterflies, including monarchs. It is also not unusual to see hummingbirds flitting through the garden once the mints begin to bloom. If you are not inclined to stick this herb into the ground, you can pot it up in attractive containers. (Your mint will come back the next year in these containers. Just cut them back at the end of the season. No special care is really necessary, since mint is so hardy.)

Oregano (Origanum vulgare): While you are using this perennial herb to season your spaghetti sauce, remember to let some of it bloom. The butterflies will love you for it.

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis): This evergreen perennial herb can turn into quite a bush in your garden and can even be used as a specimen plant. However, for attracting butterflies, you will want to allow it to show off its rather small, insignificant blooms from time to time. These tiny blossoms have a lot of nectar and will lure in quite a few butterflies.

Sage (Salvia): Sage is another herb that is high in nectar content. It is also a seed-bearing plant, which will attract the birds, especially later in the season. You can choose to plant many of the perennial sages, such ‘Berggarten’ and ‘Clary,’ which can be hardy as far north as Zone 4. One of my favorite varieties of sage, however, is an annual in my Zone 6 region. It is ‘Pineapple’ sage, which is one of my favorite herbs with which to cook. The red blooms on the plant also attracts a lot of hummingbirds.

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium): Yarrow, which is a perennial herb, attracts butterflies to my garden as soon as the first little bloom appears. Butterflies just seem to love this plant. You can buy different varieties, rather than just the common yellow. I have ‘Oretal Petals,’ which has blooms of pink, white, and lilac. I also have ‘Pastels’ and – my favorite – ‘Paprika,’ which has brilliant red blooms and does not seem to be as invasive as some other varieties of yarrow.

These are just a few examples of herbs you can plant to encourage birds and butterflies to visit your garden. You will also need to remember to include some type of water source, such as a birdbath. It also helps if there are trees or shrubs nearby, where birds can roost, hide from predators, and/or nest. In addition, butterflies come from caterpillars, which feed on foliage. You will want to plant enough herbs for both you and the caterpillars. Also, do not use any type of chemical pesticides, which can harm the caterpillars, the butterflies, and the birds. (Herbs tend to attract beneficial insects and repel harmful ones anyway; therefore, I have never had to use chemicals in my garden.) You will find that by including herbs in your landscape, you have created an environment that is quite appealing to numerous types of butterflies and hummingbirds, as well as other species of birds.


Kowalchik, Claire and Hylton, William H., eds. Rodale’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1998.

Oster, Maggie. All About Herbs. Des Moines, IA: Meredith Books, 1999.

Written by Dena Bolton

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