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DailyGoodNeil Douglas-Klotz on The Aramaic Jesus"This is, what I would say, the beauty of the approach that I have used is common in looking at the Semitic language teachings of various prophets. It's common among the Sufis today, it's common among the Jewish mystics, that when you look at the words of a prophet or a mystic or a teacher in the Semitic languages, the language itself allows you to look at it in a number of different ways, from a number of different viewpoints, a number of different levels... And I think that's the richness of it, that there doesn't have to be fixed as one particular translation, or one particular meaning. It doesn't have to be the be-all and end-all or the only meaning. So that's what I've attempted to really do in my work--for instance, in my very first book, Prayers of the Cosmos, [I translated] each line of the Lord's Prayer, of Jesus' prayer, five or six different ways. So these are possibilities. No one translation is the definitive translation. But there's a richness. There's a breadth there. There's a depth there in which people can hear what they need to hear and still connect, you could say, through breath, through spirit to the person who said the words." Tami Simon speaks with Neil Douglas-Klotz, a world-renowned scholar in religious studies, spirituality, and psychology, and the author of 'Prayers of the Cosmos: Reflections on the Original Meaning of Jesus's Words,' and 'The Hidden Gospel: Decoding the Spiritual Message of the Aramaic Jesus.' In this episode, Tami speaks with Neil about body prayers and how to appreciate multiple interpretations of scriptural text. [Full Story on]  

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Stories of Kindness (Jul 25, 2021)

My Conversation With a Homeless Person, balou
There is an older homeless (or at least very poor) woman who sometimes is sitting near where I am living, begging ... Full Story

Teachings From The Garden, TC
As I work in the garden, I take my time and the garden is teaching me about working with the earth. I recognize that ... Full Story

Zest For Life, Balou
My aunt's 80th Birthday is coming up and she will have to spend it in the hospital. Fortunately, just a small ... Full Story

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Jul 21, 2021 -- As we all know but often hesitate to share with others, life can be hard at times. Without community and support, it is even harder. This film highlights the lessons of living with resilience by relying on inner strength held up by the support of community. Mpumelelo Ncwadi from South Africa lives from this wisdom which was passed on by his father who taught him that "You should never live your internal life based on the outward appearances of your neighbors." Struggle may be part of the journey but when we lean on each other we can not only survive but thrive through the challenges that life brings. [Source: KarmaTube]

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Name of names, our small identity unravels in You. You give it back as a lesson. Neil Douglas-Klotz

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