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PostSubject: When the Student is Ready the Teacher Appears   Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:38 pm

This has always been a favourite saying of mine. Its actually on my website. About three or four hours ago (I think), I added it to my signature, without really understanding why. (It was that little voice in my head) Smile

I have had a pretty crappy week stress wise. Feeling sorry for myself etc.

So tonight I was packing away my bookshelf and came across a book I received years ago and never finished reading it. So I stopped everything and read the whole book. (Its a small book LOL)study

Its called THE SECRET, but has nothing to do with the new THE SECRET out in the media today. This one was written by Michael Berg of the Kabbalah Centre. Basically his "THE SECRET" is all about "The only way to achieve true joy and fulfillment is by becoming a being of Sharing" (and cleaving with Creator) Other messages included not wanting material things, not feeling sorry for ones self etc etc.

So I guess tonight I was the student ready and my teacher for this lesson appeared.

(Just as an after thought, I don't follow any particular Spiritual group, Religion etc, this is just a book that I came across on my never ending journey searching for answers)study
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PostSubject: Re: When the Student is Ready the Teacher Appears   Tue Jun 05, 2007 4:44 am

At the risk of appearing narrow minded, although I don't have the ability to perceive such a wide band of knowledge anyway, I am more than about curious about Creator. Whether it is religious/myth/legend independent, there is still some underlying philosophical tenets of course, and some framework of reference and discovery that should be identifiable. Seeing how two members (at least) on this site have referenced Creator, I would like more background info on how Creator came to be acknowedged by people. This is where the narrow mindedness comes in, some would say, in wanting to apply a label. But for me it is more a part of how I approach philosophical or religious beliefs. The historical portion of how so-and-so came to a culture and was venerated is crucial in my perspective, I guess. Although if I re-read Smallelk's post, she does mention Kabbalah. And so it is time to wiki:

[i]According to Kabbalistic tradition, Kabbalistic knowledge was known to, and transmitted orally by, the Jewish patriarchs, prophets, and sages (Avot in Hebrew), eventually to be “interwoven” into Jewish religious writings and culture. According to this tradition, Kabbalah was, in around the 10th century BCE, an open knowledge practiced by over a million people in ancient Israel [1], although there is little objective historical evidence to support this thesis.

Foreign conquests drove the Jewish spiritual leadership of the time (the Sanhedrin) to hide the knowledge and make it secret, fearing that it might be misused if it fell into the wrong hands [2]. The Sanhedrin leaders were also concerned that the practice of Kabbalah by Jews deported on conquest to other countries (the Diaspora), unsupervised and unguided by the masters, might lead them into wrong practice and forbidden ways. As a result, the Kabbalah became secretive, forbidden and esoteric to Judaism (“Torat Ha’Sod” Hebrew: תורת הסוד) for two and a half millennia.

In contemporary Orthodox Judaism, a person must be at least age 40, mature, and married to begin studying Kabbalah[citation needed] - a direct influence of the Sanhedrin decision to secrecy manifested over 2,500 years. Despite the above, Kabbalah became of interest to non-Jewish scholars and thinkers in medieval times, and in modern times its key texts and principles were gradually translated and published, and it has become of increasing interest to general culture.

Some scholars have proposed an Indian origin for this mystic system.[citation needed] They credit it to the Sage Kapila who founded the Indian system of Samkhya-Yoga[i]

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabbalah

My thoughts focus on the Sanhedrin and the need for secrecy and such. I understand that God, the gods, Creator, whomever, may need to trickle or whisper knowledge piecemeal to us. That is fine. The word rune (acording to some etyymological sources means secret) but when whole secret sopcietoes are formed, running in the background, unknown, unchecked and with their own (usually self-serving) agendas, well, I am less thn impressed at what may qualify as spiritual terrorism. Well, sort of turned into a rant, gotta get to the work and I am typing this blind as my monitr just gave out, lol...hook up anothermonitor, click send...

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PostSubject: Re: When the Student is Ready the Teacher Appears   Tue Jun 05, 2007 4:54 am

As I said at the end of my post:

(Just as an after thought, I don't follow any particular Spiritual group, Religion etc, this is just a book that I came across on my never ending journey searching for answers)study
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PostSubject: Re: When the Student is Ready the Teacher Appears   Tue Jun 05, 2007 5:12 am

Regarding MY use of the term Creator...I was raised in a dysfunctional family with no religious teachings or beliefs. I didn't accept that there was a higher power until I was middle aged. Creator is a term that I feel comfortable with, now that I have been touched by divine light.

Something had to have CREATED all that is, no matter what your belief system is. Therefore CREATOR resonates with me.

(He/she goes by many names and it is just a label)
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