Maimonides Quotes

This is not a time to cower down to what we see in the natural but rather to access the unseen with greater faith. My heart is to encourage you right now and to empower you with great faith in a God that does what appears to be impossible.--S Freed

Maimonides Quotes

”One should see the world, and see himself as a scale with an equal balance of good and evil. When he does one good deed the scale is tipped to the good – he and the world is saved. When he does one evil deed the scale is tipped to the bad – he and the world is destroyed.”

Spider Woman by Susan Seddon Boulet, 1986

You must accept the truth from whatever source it comes.

“Truth does not become more true by virtue of the fact that the entire world agrees with it, nor less so even if the whole world disagrees with it.”

 

Ring Galaxy--Golden Hues

“We naturally like what we have been accustomed to, and are attracted towards it. […] The same is the case with those opinions of man to which he has been accustomed from his youth; he likes them, defends them, and shuns the opposite views.”

 

Native American Myths Legends Turtle | Native Americans | The turtle carries the world tree.

“Your purpose…should always be to know…the whole that was intended to be known.”

 

Tree of Life!
At times the truth shines so brilliantly that we perceive it as clear as day. Our nature and habit then draw a veil over our perception, and we return to a darkness almost as dense as before. We are like those who, though beholding frequent flashes of lightning, still find themselves in the thickest darkness of the night.

 

Who was Maimonides ~

Moses Maimonides (Rambam)

(1135 – 1204)

 

 The writings and achievements of this twelfth ­century Jewish sage seem to cover an impossibly large number of activities. Maimonides was the first person to write a systematic code of all Jewish law, the Mishneh Torah; he produced one of the great philosophic statements of  Judaism. He wrote The Guide to the Perplexed; published a commentary on the entire Mishna; served as physician to the sultan of Egypt; wrote numerous books on medicine; and, in his “spare time,” served as leader of  Cairo’s Jewish Community.

Philosophically, Maimonides was a religious rationalist. His damning attacks on people who held ideas he regarded as primitive — those, for example, who understood literally such biblical expressions as “the finger of God” so infuriated his opponents that they proscribed parts of his code and all of The Guide to the Perplexed. Other, more liberal, spirits forbade study of the Guide to anyone not of mature years. An old joke has it that these rabbis feared that a Jew would start reading a section in the Guide in which Maimonides summarizes a rationalist attack on religion, and fall asleep before reading Maimonides’s counterattack-thereby spending the night as a heretic.

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/Maimonides.html

Advertisements
About

Generally just Being. Nothing in particular, no claims to fame. I like gardening and the sea, nature, art in all forms from poetry to films and everything in between, and being in the company of my family.

Posted in Uncategorized, Western Mysticism

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Welcome to Somathread

"Tell the truth through whichever veil comes to hand — but tell it.'' ~ Zadie Smith

Follow somathread on WordPress.com
Blog Stats
  • 26,368 hits
Categories
Archives
''I am all pervasive. I am without any attributes, and without any form. I have neither attachment to the world, nor to liberation. I have no wishes for anything because I am everything, everywhere, every time, always in equilibrium. I am indeed, That eternal knowing and bliss, Shiva, love and pure consciousness.''
%d bloggers like this: