Thursday, January 20, 2011
Genesis 24:63 "And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming..."
How did Isaac know to meditate? Where did he learn this practice?
Was it just - prayer?
The word tefillah is most commonly used in the Bible for prayer. It stems from a Hebrew root which means "to think, entreat, intercede, judge."
However, the word used here for meditate in Hebrew is לשוח (lasuach). It is a term understood by translators as some type of meditative practice, unstructured - allowing isolated contemplation.
Isaac existed many centuries before Judaism or Christianity were established.
What did Isaac know? And why weren't we taught this in church?
"If eternity is too difficult to envision looking outwards toward the galaxies and cosmos, turn the senses inward to connect with your infinite nature" - Nassim Haramein.
Luke 17:21 - "Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you."