By Yoseph Leib Ibn Mardachya
“In early 2001, I got here to Jerusalem,
just out of excessive school,
looking for an genuine spiritual tradition
for the right way to smoke marijuana
rightly, helpfully, extra effectively
and extra meaningfully.
What i discovered also and instead
was a dwelling tradition, wrestling with the mystery
of the way to contain the ecstatic; and the
mystery of the reasons for it's repression,
along with loads of very good counsel and negative truths in regards to the nature of faith, legislation, idealism and drugs.”
Cannabis Chassidis: the traditional and rising Torah of gear (A memoir) information the query and it's exploration: How may possibly it's that anything as inherent to trendy lifestyles as Marijuana, whatever with a wealthy background of human utilization, has no culture in Torah, a counsel process that i used to be raised to appreciate as encompassing every thing strong that one may still be aware of? there are solutions for what's there within the culture, wealthy allusions to herbs and smokes utilized in diversified capacities, and the extra fascinating solutions and questions are approximately what there isn't within the culture, and why.
And alongside the best way, the spectrum of an event of dwelling mystical tradition is explored, and the romantic idealization and redemptive strength of either Psychedelia and faith are touched and felt deeply, within the context of exceptional groups and people who have skilled the glories and the disasters of both.
Join Yoseph Leib on his travels and stories all through Jerusalem, long island, and Rainbow kingdom U.S.A, looking for advice approximately how hashish and psychedelics have and feature no longer been utilized in either old and rising Hassidic traditions, and what the way in which we've concerning our wishes for drugs, gods, and intoxicants can train us approximately how we relate to ourselves, our group, and our G-d. the wonderful challenge of the way what we will study can set us loose, in all types of the way.
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Traditionally understood to mean “Going beyond what’s expected of you,” but not everyone realizes that it means, “beyond” but specifically for the sake of helping others more and better than what’s expected of you, or has been possible of anyone, before. It can be a little dishonest at it’s worst, denying the bad that exists or existed at all in many Scripture as being “misunderstandings,” but there profound depth that I don’t know of any better way to express sometimes. Alas, but that we that call ourselves “Chassidim” were to realize that, and would be able and willing to alter the limits of who we are willing to go beyond expectations to help.
Clarified and appreciated, so deeply. All my enemies will come and apologize, crying, "i'm so sorry... I didn't realize... I was hurting so much, I just couldn't see, I just couldn't-- couldn't" And i'll cry, and say, I know, I'm the same way. One of the major ideas that was introduced to me at the time was the Simple Faith. Very popular in most orthodox Christian sects, it's a perspective generally assumed by scholars to be eschewed by logic-convoluted Rabbinic Judaism. Not so, says Rebbe Nachman of Breslov.
Tetragramatrawhatchamacalit. Yeah. Hey! Whoa. Hey! All over the house, affixed to every wall, in every room except the lavatory. It's big and it's small. It's backwards and it’s forwards. Upside down and mirrored, spiralled into shapes. Simply inscribed in parchment in traditional black ink, colorfully printed out green on purple, pink on green, gold on silver and visa versa. The orange and blue felt the best to me, that night, personally. Green on purple would be the one I'd find myself using second most often, next to good old white on black.