Roadside Musings

Contributed by: Rabbi Rami Shapiro

About Roadside Musings

In Roadside Musings, Rabbi Rami draws from the well of the world's religious and spiritual traditions, covering life passages, answering sticky questions, and sharing comfort.

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You have to train a dog to be vicious. For humans, all it takes is religion, politics, or social media. Dogs are the ultimate Zen practitioners.

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Spiritual Practices

Spirituality and Aliveness

You don’t have to reach Buddhahood to embrace Aliveness. “I don’t believe every life is a happening of a nondual Aliveness, I know every life is a happening of a nondual Aliveness.”

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Spirituality and Other Powers

As something separate from you, a higher power has to be implored to restore you to sanity. When you awaken to the greater power of which you are already a part, sanity happens.

About the Author

Rabbi Rami Shapiro

Rabbi Rami Shapiro is an award-winning author, essayist, poet, and teacher. In the print version of our magazine, he has an advice column, “Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual...

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