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    Bored214
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    Does anyone know where i can find a copy of the story about the jewish guy who went to the dalai lama looking for spirituality and the dalai lama told him to go back to his people and there he’ll find real spirituality or something along those lines. I seem to remember it being a Paysach Krohn story but i dont have a clue where to find it.

    Thanks in advance!

    #971940
    apushatayid
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    I remember reading a similar story in the biography of Rav Shlomo Freifeld Z’l. Only there it wasnt the dalai lama it was some indian chief on a reservation somewhere in the us.

    #971941
    Bored214
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    Yes i think i came across that story as well but i’m particularly looking for this one. Thanks anyway!

    #971942
    popa_bar_abba
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    I made up a similar story about Jesus himself.

    #971943
    the-art-of-moi
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    i think i read something like that in a people speak book, written by chaim walder.

    #971944
    LevAryeh
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    And we all know that Chaim Walder never copies stories in his books; especially not O. Henry’s The Gift of the Magi.

    #971945
    yitayningwut
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    I think the story is mentioned in the introduction to Letters to a Buddhist Jew by Rabbi Akiva Tatz.

    #971946
    writersoul
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    It’s kind of sad that when I first read The Gift of the Magi, I was like, “this old plot again?” because I’d read so many Jewish stories with that format already.

    #971947
    wallflower
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    @ LevAryehBoy: ha! I never noticed that.

    #971948
    ED IT OR
    Participant

    Popa;

    Really?

    #takepopaseriously

    #971949
    Bored214
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    LAB – i didnt get u…are u saying chaim walder has that story in one of his books?

    #971950
    popa_bar_abba
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    One of the kidsspeak books has a story where the kid has a calculator but no batteries, and the father has a pen but no ink, and each sells the gesheft to buy the thing the other needs.

    The plot is thus identical to the O henry story where the girl has hair but no combs or something like that, etc.

    The thing is though, that it really isn’t such a strange thing to happen anyway. So I’m a tad skeptical, but I ain’t ready to decide everything is made up betting on that.

    #971951
    LevAryeh
    Member

    Yeah. A heart-rending tale of a young boy with a calculator and a father with a fountain pen. *sob*

    #971952
    HaLeiVi
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    Come to think of it, there is a similar story in “And the angels laughed”, from the late Bostoner Rebbe zt”l.

    I think Aish had a clip, or maybe it was an article with pictures, of two guys trying to be Mekarev “Avremel”, a guru somewhere, product of the holocaust.

    #971953
    Participant

    The thing is though, that it really isn’t such a strange thing to happen anyway. So I’m a tad skeptical, but I ain’t ready to decide everything is made up betting on that.

    It’s easier to believe that he copied O. Henry than to believe that none of his editorial staff read The Gift of the Magi.

    #971954
    HaLeiVi
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    “The Guru and the Hasid” by Sara Yoheved Rigler. Haunting. But not the same story as Krohn, Freifeld, Popa et al.

    –Halevia

    #971955
    popa_bar_abba
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    It’s easier to believe that he copied O. Henry than to believe that none of his editorial staff read The Gift of the Magi.

    lolwut

    I don’t see the relevance.

    #971956
    Bored214
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    Wow that’s a great story Haleivi..just read it..shame it doesnt fit in with my purpose so i’m still searching for this other story about the Dalai Lama…can anyone help me????pleeeeeeease????

    #971957
    HaLeiVi
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    Which one did you read, the Bostoner’s story or Rigler?

    #971958
    truthsharer
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    What about the “medrash” about the two brothers who would trade food at night and the spot they met became the Beis Hamikdash.

    Try to find that one.

    #971959
    Tzvi Hirsh
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    I lived in Dh?rmasala, India In 1975 and 1976 and would go to his

    palace and would go to classes with the D.L.’s teacher. Those days it was not difficult to speak through an interpreter to the

    D.L. since he didn’t know English at that time.

    I practiced Buddhism for many years until I returned to Judaism.

    The D.L. is not a Tzadik, most of the converts to Buddhism are Jews. There must be Hundreds if not thousands who are disciples of the D.L.

    Buddhism is Avoda Zohar without any doubt. They don’t believe in

    creation or G-d. They believe that matter can not be created or destroyed, only transformed.

    May I ask what is your interest in the D.L. and what he said to

    Jewish people.

    #971960
    Bored214
    Participant

    Rigler..

    #971961
    Sam2
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    truthsharer: You mean the Arab folk talk that somehow was absorbed into Yiddish lore? Yeah, there’s a quirk of history for you.

    #971962
    LevAryeh
    Member

    They believe that matter can not be created or destroyed, only transformed.

    This is a true fact of truth. The law of the conservation of mass is a scientific theory responsible in part for developing special relativity theories, among others.

    Besides for Hkb”h, Who creates yesh me’ayin, this rule is quite the true one.

    #971963
    rebdoniel
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    I think that the core of all mystical, meditative spiritual practices, whether Sufism, Zen, Lectio Divina, Yoga, or Hitbobedut, is essentially the same: to tap into closeness and a state of being in tune with the Heart and Will of the Ground of all Being. I’d suggest reading The Jew in the Lotus for more on the overlap between Jewish mindful practice and the Zen tradition.

    #971964
    RabbiYoni
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    One of the “Small Miracles” books

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