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RUAH- Divine breath March 10, 2008


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The many meanings of the Hebrew term ruah, used in the Bible to designate the Spirit, seem to give rise to some confusion. Indeed. in a given text, it is often not possible to determine the exact meaning of the word. One might waver between wind and breath, between breath and spirit, or between created spirit and the divine Spirit.
This multiplicity however has a certain wealth, for it establishes a fruitful communication between so many realities. In this regard it is better to give up in part the pretences of neat reasoning in order to embrace broader perspectives. When we think of the Holy Spirit, it is useful to remember that his biblica1 name means “breath”, and that it is related to the powerful blowing of the wind and to our own intimate breathing
Rather than clinging to an over-intellectual and arid concept, we will find it helpful to take in this wealth of images and facts. Translations unfortunately are unable to convey them to us completely, for they are often obliged to choose other terms. To render the Hebrew word ruah, the Greek translation of the Septuagint uses twenty-four different terms and so does not permit one to see all the connections between the texts of the Hebrew Bible.
To end this terminological analysis of the Old Testament texts concerning ruah, we can say that the breath of God appears in them as the power that gives life to creatures. It appears as a profound reality of God which works deep within man. It appears as a manifestation of God’s dynamism which is communicated to creatures
 
Please find below clarification from Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
“The Self is the Spirit. This Spirit resides in the heart of every human being and is in a witness-like state. The Spirit is the projection of God Almighty, while the Kundalini is the projection of the power of God, of His desire which is the Primordial Mother, or you can call it Adi Shakti, Holy Ghost or Athena.
So the Kundalini is the projection of the Holy Ghost, while the Spirit is the projection of God Almighty. The All-pervading Power of love is the power of the Primordial Mother, which creates and evolves, and does all the living work.”
 
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7 Responses to “RUAH- Divine breath”

  1. […] RUAH- Divine breath […]

  2. Daryel Says:

    Blessings,

    You have done some nice work with ruah(ruach). However, just as a suggestion, you may want ot give proper credit for some of the text you have used as being quoted from His Holiness Pope John Paul II. The reson I am familiar with these is that I used them extensively on my website – with credits for authorship however.

    Nice music – what is it and which recordings did you use?

    Peace,
    Daryel

  3. Peter Says:

    Daryel,

    Thanks for stopping by.

    I didn’t know that catholic church has so detailed info regarding Divine breath. They need to start shearing this info with all people.

    I’ve been reading for this from 25 years and hopefully 19 years ago my dream came true.

    I was invited to Sahaja yoga and there the Divine breath was awakened within.

    Ave Maria is one of my favorite songs. You can go at the bottom of the page and get some more info.
    My feeling is that in Christianity people underestimate the power of Mother Merry.

  4. Hi Peter,
    Can you please tell me where you found this beautiful picture? I am trying to get permission to use it.
    Many thanks,
    Carol

  5. Peter Says:

    Glad you like it. 🙂

  6. Hi Peter, I love your understanding of Jesus’ teachings on the mystical level. My only question is about Sri Mataji saying that Holy Spirit can also be called Athena. In the Tibetan Gospel, Jesus says, the thousands of gods can be left aside, because they can make the seeker feel separate from the true God and Goddess of the heart. In the Gospel of Thomas, Jesus said, “Where there are 3, then they are gods, where there are 1 or 2, there I am with them”. So, God is 1, Goddess/Holy Spirit is 2, and they exist right now as consciousness(God) and energy(Goddess). However, if they are 3, that is, if they are seen to copulate and have children, a mythology has sprung up and now they are thought-forms, or symbols on the mental plane, rather than TAT TVAM ASI, consciousness and energy already complete and perfect. These thought forms feel more separate from us and can dominate our lives with too much puja and ritual, rather than the simple prayer. So I would see Athena as a thought-form or mythology. My favourite names for Goddess are Holy Spirit and Sri Ma. Aum shanti to you dear Peter. Sri Ma, Jay Ma, Jay Jay, Ma Aum.

  7. Peter Says:

    Ishanathayoga,

    The Holy Spirit is the God’s power. What is God without power? What is Sun without sunlight. Athena is incarnation of Holy Spirit.

    Don’t be confused from a lot of gods and goddesses. In fact there is one God but he has instruments. In the same way we have eyes, nose, hands and..

    Don’t forget that we are created according God’s image.
    🙂


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