<br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Jan 15, 2008 10:32 AM, Micha Berger <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
On Mon, January 14, 2008 10:49 pm, R Richard Wolpoe wrote:<br>: I simply thought I was re-inforcing the concept of Echad as in Shema<br><div class="Ih2E3d">: Yisroel - Hashem Elokeinu Hashem Echad. The MON in Monotheism is
<br>: simply teh Echad in the Shema<br>: But if you want a dissertation on the Yichud of HKBH see the Kesser<br>: Malchus of ibn Gabirol - recited by some on Kol Nidrei night<br><br></div>Look. I don't say "Borkhuni leshalom" in Shalom Aleikhem.
</blockquote><div><br>Your missing my point. I am decrying the toaly liberal kula attitude wrt to AZ as oposedt othe hihgly humra attitude re: say strawberries! You cannot be a medakdeik and a good humra monger and allow multiple reshuyos. Ho'omer modim modim meshatkin oso
<br><br>halosches al mhamakah v'omer "... ki ani Hshem Rofe'echa..." ein lo helke lo'loma habbo. But many "healers today do approiximately the same thing! This is agaisnt Talmudic pricnipples period.
<br> <br> </div><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;"><br><div class="Ih2E3d"><br>: Nevertheless, WADR, isn't this a specious argument?
i.e. how is<br>: attacking the attacker a defense? The fact that Reform does more<br>: egregious things does not at all excuse Ortho's for condoning<br></div>: questionalbe practices...<br><br>But it does destroy the implied comparison between R's lack of
<br>shemiras hamitzvos and O errors in monotheism to point to a huge<br>difference in the magnitude of R's intentional stance and members of<br>O's masses who miss a subtle theological point.<br></blockquote><div>
<br>I note a sense of I'm OK but Reform is NOT OK reasoning><br>We O's are merely approving what's popular and since we are O's it MUST be OK<br>But R's are differnet therefore when they violate halachah yada yada yada.
<br>The point of the R post was to reflect on what WE do wrong. not ignore our aveiros by patting ourslevs on th prverbial back by saying but aftger all we're frum so a little shituf her and a littlepoyltytheism ther and a little kishuf everywhere must be OK because after all we do it!
<br>LH used to be OK on that basis before th chofetz Chaim! Talk about a meis mitzva! Who would think that 'tofesie Torah lo yed'auni" would make the Achdus of the eibishter an issue for the Children of Avrahm Avinu! Then Again read the nevi'im [ho'omirim Shaoom shalom v'eish Shalom!]
<br> <br><br> </div><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;"><br>While on the subject of supernatural forces, getting back to the<br>
subject line... Most alternative medicine theories are about physical<br>claims -- whether or not they happen to be true, bad science isn't AZ.<br><br>I have real misgivings about reiki, however.</blockquote><div><br>
If a Mom puts her hand on a crying baby to quiet her, she is also doing reiki. <br> </div><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;"><br>
<br>Ki (Chinese: Ch'i, similar to the Indian concept of Chakra or George<br>Lucas's "the Force") could be taken to be a concept of how the<br>universe works, entirely within the same domain (but a different set
<br>of answers) as physics. I could see it depending upon the teacher.<br><br>However, the word "rei" means "hidden".<br>SheTir'u baTov!<br>-micha<br><font color="#888888"><br></font></blockquote><div>
</div><div><br>Source? Ithough Rei was Universal of Divine and Reik i is using Divine Energy<br>Using a magnifying glass to focus the Sun is IMHO about the same level of AZ <br><br>Reiki is about unblocking blocked life force that is choked off in the human body by disease or tension or psycholgical conflicts etc. It's a lot like improving circulation of the blood or improving slow digestions etc. It is simlar to Accupuncture or Shiatzsu in manipulating varous energies of the body which includes glands etc.
<br><br>I do not know about advanced Reiki and it is possible that they invoke 'spirits" to help them. That would be like locheish al hamakkah as above<br></div></div>-- <br>Kol Tuv / Best Regards,<br><a href="mailto:RabbiRichWolpoe@Gmail.com">
RabbiRichWolpoe@Gmail.com</a><br>see: <a href="http://nishmablog.blogspot.com/">http://nishmablog.blogspot.com/</a>