Quotes and Readings of the Day


Today's Torah Reading
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None of you shall come near anyone of his own flesh to uncover nakedness: I am the Lord. Your father's nakedness, that is, the nakedness of your mother, you shall not uncover; she is your mother--you shall not uncover her nakedness.

Do not uncover the nakedness of your father's wife; it is the nakedness of your father.The nakedness of your sister--your father's daughter or your mother's, whether born into the household or outside--do not uncover their nakedness. The nakedness of your son's daughter, or of your daughter's daughter--do not uncover their nakedness; for their nakedness is yours. The nakedness of your father's wife's daughter, who has born into your father's household--she is your sister; do not uncover her nakedness.

Do not uncover the nakedness of your father's sister; she is your father's flesh. Do not uncover the nakedness of your mother's sister; for she is your mother's flesh. Do not uncover the nakedness of your father's brother: do not approach his wife; she is your aunt. Do not uncover the nakedness of your daughter-in-law: she is your son's wife; you shall not uncover her nakedness. Do not uncover the nakedness of your brother's wife; it is the nakedness of your brother.

Do not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter; nor shall you marry her son's daughter or her daughter's daughter and uncover her nakedness: they are kindred; it is depravity. Do not marry a woman as a rival to her sister and uncover her nakedness in the other's lifetime. Do not come near a woman during her period of uncleanness to uncover her nakedness. Do not have carnal relations with your neighbor's wife and defile yourself with her. Do not allow any of your offspring to be offered up to Molech, and do not profane the name of your God: I am the Lord.


From Parshat Acharey Mot. From THE TANAKH: The New JPS Translation According to the Traditional Hebrew Text. Copyright 1985 by the Jewish Publication Society. Used by permission.

Angel Quote of the Day


Springtime is one big angel experience... Raphaels healing influence is most noticeable on Earth through the beauty of nature.

-Terry Lynn Taylor,
“Angel Days”

From "Angels Around Us." Compiled by Karen Maguire. Reprinted by arrangement with Andrews McMeel Publishing.

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Buddhist Quote of the Day


Having enjoyed a sweet delicious taste, And having sometimes tasted what is bitter, Do not greedily enjoy the sweet taste, Do not feel aversion toward the bitter. When touched by pleasant contact, do not be enthralled, Do not tremble when touched by pain. Look evenly on both the pleasant and painful, Not drawn or repelled by anything.

-Buddha, "The Connected Discourses of the Buddha"

Copyright Wisdom Publications 2001. Reprinted from "Daily Wisdom: 365 Buddhist Inspirations," edited by Josh Bartok, with permission of Wisdom Publications, 199 Elm St., Somerville MA 02144 U.S.A, www.wisdompubs.org.

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Celebrity Quote of the Day


I'm looking for the truth. The audience doesn't come to see you, they come to see themselves.

-Julianne Moore

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Hindu Quote of the Day


Free from desire, He neither praises the peaceful Nor blames the wicked. The same in joy and sorrow, He is always happy. He sees there is nothing to do.

Ashtavakra Gita 18:82

From "The Heart of Awareness: A Translation of the Ashtavakra Gita," by Thomas Byrom, 1990. Reprinted by arrangement with Shambhala Publications, Inc., Boston. www.shambhala.com.

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Holistic Living Quote of the Day


Nothing would astonish me, after all these years, except to be understood.

-Ellen Glasgow

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Inspiration Quote of the Day

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If I won't be myself, who will?

-Alfred Hitchcock

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Judaism Quote of the Day


The deepest truth blooms only from the deepest love.

-Heine, English Fragments, 1828

Reprinted from 'A Treasury of Jewish Quotations,'edited by Joseph L. Baron, Jason Aronson Inc.

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Norris Chumley Tip of the Day


Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our own good deeds.

-Miguel de Cervantes

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April 18, 2008
We Rise With Gratitude
William Cleary
God, Creator of Mystery,
in the growing revelation of reality evolving around us,
we rise with gratitude into an ever larger and larger world.
Our personal life has its meaning,
and is dovetailed in all its co-evolutionary ups and downs
into the larger meaning that encompasses us.
None of us can go it alone: each has innate energies needed by all.
We give thanks to be conscious of the awesome narrative of which we are a part,
paradoxical and baffling as it is and must be.