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August 01, 2007



Interesting that English biblical translators chose 'mind' for 'Lev'. why is that? broader definition than we're accustomed to today, or tilting towards placing the intellect center-stage?
Also interesting is that your argument is for thought-feeling unification, within one mind (or Lev) - but much of your proof is for Mind (thoughts) alone. seems you're a bit too afraid of the 'flaky-feelingy' trap, and stray a bit far in the other direction...

I read a passage in a great book (Shantaram, amazing!), where after being asked if he believes in god, one answers: "there is no such thing as to believe in god. you either know god, or you don't".

He might be taking it a bit far. Belief, seems to me, is the thoughts, the intellectual, side, whereas to know god - that's total, feelings, body, everything together, with no need to do anything but melt into it, not resist reality.

You quoted: "My mind and my body sing unto the living god". Never heard a more apt description of my experience while doing yoga in nature. thank you for that.

One last thing. In Rodin's statue you can see the thoughts in his head, central and supported by the hand. but look also at the body - taut, strong, as much involved as the head. indeed, inseparable - as anyone who studied his breath will sense. Note the breath, stay with it, and you will sense the mind, the uncapitalized and complete mind.

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