Nathan, our mutual friend, and I agree. Your work and its purpose,
I have been with the Jews of India many times and they are as varied
as the Jews of the states. There was commercial and spiritual
intercourse between the Jews of India and the Jews of Babylon and
Persia 2500 years ago, and the Hindu methods they learned from
their neighbors, were mentioned in our Talmud, and incorporated into
our Zohar. Our whole way of living in Shelma, integration, and not
being attached to outcomes and knowing that God is Adon Olam and not
we, is so Gita-ish.
These meditative techniques as well as philosophies are part of
Talmudic Judaism but became lost to most Jews as Judaism became
westernized and tried to emulate the Church. Judaism IS an eastern
religion and when practiced as such, leads one to true serenity. I
Please keep in touch.
Rabbi Arthur Segal