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Guest

Denville, NJ

#74481 Jun 17, 2014
Though I'm not particularly learned enough in the topic to participate in your discussion, I just wanted to share a link on Chassidic Judaism if anyone is interested. As you may know, the Baal Shem Tov was the founder of the movement, and this site has a lot of useful information on him. It also sells books on his teachings, if anybody is interested in Jewish mysticism or the Baal Shem Tov himself.

Here is the website: www.baalshemtov.com

Enjoy!

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#74482 Jun 17, 2014
NONSENSE

The Baal Shem Tov taught: Whatever a person sees or hears contains a lesson in Divine service. This is the gist of Divine service: to realize how to serve G-d in all things.(HaYom Yom, p. 52, cited in Kesser Shem Tov, Hosafos, 128).

JOEL: Stale and Childish nonsense. Expected.

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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#74483 Jun 17, 2014
You are SUCH a grump.

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#74484 Jun 17, 2014
Service is an act of practicality and inculcates humility but it is very important to serve the right person, right cause or right typal being, otherwise one's efforts come to nought and besides one gets damaged in the process and if one is dealing with an adverse typal being, then, well, the dangers are immense.

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#74485 Jun 17, 2014
Most of humanity is possessed in some way or the other and it is this possession in varying degrees brought on by the adverse beings that turns possessed people into obdurate, desensitized, bigoted, nonthinking and cruel subhuman types. The actual Truth is very different and is not what the scriptures and most people imagine it to be. Above all, remember, Truth has to be directly experienced to the extent one is capable of doing so and manifested in life.

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#74486 Jun 17, 2014
Most of us who've forged strong online alliances or who're naturally attracted to each other have met in some previous life or the other. There's a subtle causation in consciousness even where relationships are concerned.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#74487 Jun 17, 2014
HUGH,

Here's something that will interest you -

In the wild, big predators like the lion, tiger, leopard, cheetah and hyena usually stay away from the honey badger since the honey badger is an aggressive little fella and is known to bite off the testicles of the animal who attacks it leaving the poor predator ball-less.

I hope your boy friend bites off your big black balls.

(smiles)
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#74489 Jun 18, 2014
Where's that minim, Hugh? LOL.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#74490 Jun 18, 2014
HELP EVER, HURT NEVER:

Always try and ease the path of others by consoling them in times of grief, soothing away their fears, giving them hope, speaking words of encouragement, offering material help if needed, showing them ways to maximize their inborn potential, wishing them on their special days, giving words of advice if asked and by just being around if they feel the need to turn to you. Please keep nonsensical religious prejudices, stupid scriptural beliefs and petty tribal affiliations out of this life-building exercise and desist from proselytizing. Instead, use logic, compassion, humor, anecdotes, one's own life experiences,.compatible marriage, scientific findings, secular wisdom traditions, herbs, rejuvenating diet, therapeutic massage, nature walks, simple meditation techniques, relaxing breathing techniques and easy free hand exercises to de-stress oneself and to help others do the same.

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#74491 Jun 18, 2014
Christian Louboutin.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#74492 Jun 18, 2014
FEMALE CIRCUMCISION

Female genital mutilation (FGM), the excision of the clitoris practised widely in African and many Muslim countries, is a means for men to maintain control of women and must be eradicated, U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay said on Monday. "FGM is a form of gender-based discrimination and violence. It is a violation of the right (of women and girls) to physical and mental integrity," Pillay told a gathering on the issue at the world body's Human Rights Council.

JOEL: How about condemning the barbaric pagan practice of male circumcision?
Frijoles

Stamford, CT

#74493 Jun 18, 2014
JOEL COOL DUDE wrote:
Service is an act of practicality and inculcates humility but it is very important to serve the right person, right cause or right typal being, otherwise one's efforts come to nought and besides one gets damaged in the process and if one is dealing with an adverse typal being, then, well, the dangers are immense.
I dont know where you get your notions of what it means "to serve", but I suspect it is from from Hindu cultural influence.

In Judaism, the concept in Hebrew is avodah, and in post-biblical application, it is different from your notions. The Bal Shem Tov was an avowed pantheist so obviously he did not mean "serving" a typal entity or cause in the way you suggest. His preferred method of avodah was basically the practice of loving-kindness (hesed) which, by definition, should be impossible for anyone other than most profoundly psychopathic, to find fault with.

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#74495 Jun 18, 2014
Frijoles wrote:
<quoted text>

in post-biblical application, it is different from your notions.
Pure religious teachings lie in its authentic scripture which in this case under consideration happens to be the Bible.

A religion or a cult should be judged by the contents found in its authentic scripture and not on the basis of later day modifications much after the founders of the faith have passed away.

Later day reforms are add ons and find no sanction in scripture.

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#74496 Jun 18, 2014
Frijoles wrote:
<quoted text>

The Bal Shem Tov was an avowed pantheist so obviously he did not mean "serving" a typal entity or cause in the way you suggest.
Really?

Then why did this brain-dead idiot, Baal Shem Tov, refer to G-d as seen below in the teaching attaributed to him?

The Baal Shem Tov taught:

"Whatever a person sees or hears contains a lesson in Divine service. This is the gist of Divine service: to realize how to serve G-d in all things."

(HaYom Yom, p. 52, cited in Kesser Shem Tov, Hosafos, 128).

So, if the Baal Shem Tov was a pantheist, he should not have referred to a typal being called G-d and should have instead spoken only of nature forces.

LMAO

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#74497 Jun 18, 2014
The Bible is based on the teachings of a false G-d and its contents are evidently based on evil and falsehood.

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#74498 Jun 18, 2014
I am sitting down for a late lunch. Bye.

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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#74499 Jun 18, 2014
JOEL COOL DUDE wrote:
<quoted text>
Really?
Then why did this brain-dead idiot, Baal Shem Tov, refer to G-d as seen below in the teaching attaributed to him?
The Baal Shem Tov taught:
"Whatever a person sees or hears contains a lesson in Divine service. This is the gist of Divine service: to realize how to serve G-d in all things."
(HaYom Yom, p. 52, cited in Kesser Shem Tov, Hosafos, 128).
So, if the Baal Shem Tov was a pantheist, he should not have referred to a typal being called G-d and should have instead spoken only of nature forces.
LMAO
ignoring your immature usage of language to denigrate others....

the answer to your query is simple - we are creatures of language - we have to objectify in order to provide a source of focus. But if you bothered to explore his "theo"logy in any detail you would note his emphasis. The problem with you is that you do not. You take pot shots. That only makes you look foolish, it doesnt add anything to the conversation.

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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#74500 Jun 18, 2014
JOEL COOL DUDE wrote:
The Bible is based on the teachings of a false G-d and its contents are evidently based on evil and falsehood.
I dont recollect any discussion of bible at this moment,.

I do note the discussion of a 17th century religious philosopher.

You are a grump.

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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#74501 Jun 18, 2014
JOEL COOL DUDE wrote:
I am sitting down for a late lunch. Bye.
Too much information - no one here cares

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#74502 Jun 18, 2014
Where's Hugh, in Brazil? LOL.

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