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Senior Rabbi endorses Transcendental Meditation
by Global Good News staff writer
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2 May 2009
'The first thing I want to say about my thirty-seven year practice of the Transcendental Meditation program is that I never would have become a rabbi without it. Transcendental Meditation saved my Jewish life.' — Allan Green, a senior Rabbi in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Continuing his letter, Rabbi Green said, 'The short story is that in addition to its many other benefits, verified by over 600 scientific studies, the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique allowed me to grasp the truths of the tradition in which I was raised at a much deeper level than otherwise would have been possible. I know this to be true based on the increased mental, emotional and spiritual clarity, which I experienced coming directly from my daily practice of TM.
'Because of the results I gained from the technique, I spontaneously grew in my understanding of Judaism, with its profound love of God, its deep appreciation for His universe, and its longing for the creation of a just society and a peaceful world. At the same time, I would emphasize that TM is truly universal. Anyone of any age, education, or cultural background can practice TM effortlessly and successfully, without any change in personal beliefs or lifestyle.
'I have found that with the regular practice of TM, people not only become calmer, more energetic and creative than before, but they also grow in love, compassion, ethical sensitivity, and appreciation for their respective religious traditions. All too often, these ideals prevail far more in theory than in practice. But the TM program gently, effectively transforms these ideals into living realities.
'Therefore, I would recommend the practice of Transcendental Meditation to any student or teacher of Judaism (or indeed, of any religion) interested in living the highest ideals of their tradition in everyday life. In the words of the rabbis, ''May we then find grace and enlightenment, in the eyes of both God and humankind.''
'Very sincerely yours,
Shaarey Zedek Synagogue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada'
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