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Today's Torah Reading
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See, I set before you this day life and prosperity, death and adversity. For I command you this day, to love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments, His laws, and His rules, that you may thrive and increase, and that the Lord your God may bless you in the land that you are about to enter and possess. But if your heart turns away and you give no heed, and are lured into the worship and service of other gods, I declare to you this day that you shall certainly perish; you shall not long endure on the soil that you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess. I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day: I have put before you life and death, blessing and curse. Choose life--if you and your offspring would live--by loving the Lord your God, heeding His commands, and holding fast to Him. For thereby you shall have life and shall long endure upon the soil that the Lord swore to your ancestors, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give to them.

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From Parshat Netsavim. 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

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Your angels are with you and you will receive a message. Let it happen.

-Barbara Mark and Trudy Griswold,
“The Angelspeake Storybook”


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

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Buddhist Quote of the Day

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Not thinking about anything is zen. Once you know this, walking, standing, sitting, or lying down, everything you do is zen. To know that the mind is empty is to see the Buddha...Using the mind to look for reality is delusion. Not using the mind to look for reality is awareness. Freeing oneself from words is liberation.

-Bodhidharma


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Celebrity Quote of the Day

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We are all one. We're not as separate as we oftentimes think.

-Alicia Keys


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Christian Quote of the Day

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The Lord can clear the darkest skies Can give us day for night. Make drops of sacred sorrow rise To rivers of delight.

-Isaac Watts


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Hindu Quote of the Day

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I honor the God and the Goddess, The eternal parents of the universe. The Lover, out of boundless love, takes the form of the Beloved. What Beauty! Both are made of the same nectar and share the same food.

Jnaneshwar (also known as Jnanadeva)

From Teachings of the Hindu Mystics, © 2001 by Andrew Harvey. Reprinted by arrangement with Shambhala Publications, Boston, www.shambhala.com.

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Holistic Living Quote of the Day

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Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.

-Buddha


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Inspiration Quote of the Day

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Laughter is inner jogging.

-Norman Cousins


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Judaism Quote of the Day

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Before you can find God, you must lose yourself.

-Baal Shem Tov


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

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Muslim Quote of the Day

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Fear and hope are two pillars of faith. By practicing either one of them a person will not fall into error, because both fear and hope lead to union. Those who fear devote themselves to God through fear of separation from Him, and those who hope worship in hope of realizing the ultimate union.

-Al-Razi, "The Kashf al-Mahjub"


From "The Bounty of Allah," translated by Aneela Khalid Arshed. Copyright 1999. All rights reserved. Used with permission of The Crossroad Publishing Company, New York.

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Norris Chumley Tip of the Day

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When faced with a challenge, look for a way, not a way out.

-David L. Weatherford


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September 27, 2008
Prayer of Confession
All the evil karma ever committed by me since of old,
On account of greed, anger, and folly, which have no beginning,
Born of my body, mouth, and thought--
I now make full open confession of it.
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