Teruma 5761

Tora - Torah

Parshat Teruma 8 Adar, 5761 March 3, 2001

Something Old:
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Something New:

Why did Hashem want gold things in the Mishkan and Temple? Surely He doesn’t care about such things! Since human beings DO care about such things, giving those would create a generous flow in the spirit of the people. This was what Hashem sought. (Insights in the Torah by R.Z.Sorotzkin)

Similarly, in Tora Dojo, learning to direct energy outward from a centered place for purposes of self-defense creates a pattern. That same energy is what is used in the process of therapeutic massage and healing others. The best training for a healer is a system that teaches to be grounded and to direct energy outwardly with disciplined spiritual imagination (kavanah).

The key is to learn to be centered and to develop a heart inclined to help others when possible.

"Tora-Torah" is a weekly column on Parshat Hashavua with insights into the inner aspects of the Jewish martial arts as founded and taught by Grand Master H. I. Sober in the International Tora Dojo Martial Arts Association. The copyrighted 'Tora tiger' logo is used with permission of Prof. H. I. Sober.
"Tora-Torah" is written or edited by Michael Andron, PhD. Lao Shih, a Seventh Degree Black Belt in the Tora Dojo Association. He has been teaching Grand Master Sober's system for over 30 years.
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