Short Stories: Rabbi Rachmind reminds his students about nothing

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This is a short story about nothing and everything. We listen in as a great Rabbi talks to his students about love, truth, and consciousness.

He talks about how our everything, or what we think matters to us most, must be dropped. We must return ourselves to God's nothing to be everything that we can be for God.

God's love is everything.

Letting your everything become nothing allows God's nothing to become everything

Rabbi Rudolf Rachmind used to tell his students that all problems were nothing when you became nothing.

He would tell them that when they were experiencing something really annoying or trying, just to sit and do nothing for a while. This is returning yourself to the great nothing, and within this nothing there is nothing but peace, joy, and endless love.

When you remove yourself from the real nothing that contains all within itself, you feel the pain of your own creation existing as something outside of nothing then.

This is the gist of what the great Rabbi would tell his students. God is hidden within this nothing of everything.

"Your worldly problems are like nuts," he would tell them.

And then he would continue, "You might satisfy a taste trying to crack the problem, but your stomach, your soul will never be filled with such worldly experiences alone."

The Rabbi would then often add a joke, or two before taking a brief breather.

Looking out at the younger ones in his large audience, he now asked the group.

"What is the name for the type of nut that drives you mad, or up the wall?"

he asked them now with a broad smile.

He looked around waiting for a few moments to see if anyone knew the answer.

Then he answered his question himself.

"Why, it's a walnut," he said.

"A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business."

It was Henry Ford, (1863 to 1947) who said this.

Henry was of course a great business man himself. He was the founder of the Ford motor company. He knew that there was something more than money, and that its worth was not nothing, but everything.

The Rabbi's teaching about love and nothing

Let's now listen in to one of this Rabbi's teaching sessions with his group of students.

This is Rabbi Rachmind talking.

"Nothing matters except love.

This means that everything that does matter must contain love, or it is not worth worrying about. What does not contain love is an illusion, a fake-ness created and imaged by a mind wanting something else besides itself, other than just love.

This wanting creates an imagined need for the want when nothing is ever really ever needed at all.

Jesus Christ said that the lilies beside the road grow without worrying, and so can we when we live for nothing but love.

Jesus is recorded as saying this in Saint Matthew's gospel, chapter 6, and verse 28."


The Rabbi then opened up his bible and read:

"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labour or spin."

This was one Rabbi who also used to quote from the New Testament of the bible, as well as from the old.

Rabbi Rachmind's words about nothing meant everything to his students

After a brief interlude the Rabbi started talking about love.

This was his favourite topic to talk about.

"The great truth that we need to see, and to understand, accept and acknowledge, is that all is love, loving.

There is nothing that is not love, and nothing that is not a part of love loving in some way.

It is only ever our refusal to accept this truth that creates problems for ourselves.

The truth as it exists unconsciously can be brought into conscious knowing by fully loving, or by living from only love, and not from wanting the fulfilment of our own desires instead.

Choosing love, chooses truth.

Our knowing of truth is conditional on us fully loving. Nothing is ever absolute, because every part of God has been given the freedom of choice either to live from fear, or to live from love.

The more that we live from love, the more that we can build a higher consciousness, and in this way the knowing of truth is dependent on our growing our consciousness.

Love focussed though ourselves uninterruptedly builds consciousness that then reveals and brings together all of the lost aspects of love's previously unconsciously hidden truths.

Truth lays un-potentialised within love, until we bring it to life within us.

I will repeat this point again.

Nothing is absolute, all is forever growing and changing. God's oneness lost its absoluteness when parts of it took on consciousness created by their loving, and which had never previously existed before.

The knowing of truth is dependently conditional on us deciding to walk the spiritual path, and so then this allows us to build the higher consciousness that can potentialise, or bring to realness this otherwise unknowable truth from within ourselves.

Truth is conditional upon the knower, but it could also be said to exist absolutely in its non-existence to us.

This is perhaps having a bit of it both ways, but in relation to ourselves, I am saying that truth is always conditional on us growing the consciousness to find it, to create it, to identify it, and to give it a name.

We must put truth into our own words for it to become real to us.

We must love enough for this beginning consciousness to grow enough around us as a mirror in which we can then see these truths being reflected back to us from."


Rabbi Rachmind then sat down, and he asked his group of students for questions.

There weren't any!

Photo credits: All photos used here have been taken from the free media site, Wikimedia Commons.

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I have been interested in the spiritual fields for over thirty five years now. My writing is mostly in this area.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
24th Nov 2014 (#)

Interesting post and hail to your one of a kind writing!

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author avatar spirited
24th Nov 2014 (#)

thanks Fern, I hope we all can write that way too.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
25th Nov 2014 (#)

When we speak the truth we don't have to remember what we said. When we shed ego we become one with the creative process. When we start acting, then we move away from love and truth. Thought provoking as usual, thanks Spirited - siva

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author avatar spirited
25th Nov 2014 (#)

thanks siva

"When we speak the truth we don't have to remember what we said."

This implies that if we don't speak the truth, we must try to remember what we said.

At least a person in this situation probably still has a conscience and is aware of themselves not speaking the truth.

Worse to my mind would be someone who lies and doesn't care whether he is found out or not either, because he has no such conscience.

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author avatar Kingwell
26th Nov 2014 (#)

Great wisdom here my friend.

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author avatar spirited
26th Nov 2014 (#)

Thanks Kingwell

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author avatar Utah Jay
26th Nov 2014 (#)

I would like the Rabbi, meet him someday, or someone like him.

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author avatar Utah Jay
26th Nov 2014 (#)

What I meant to say is that I would like to meet the Rabbi someday...I get so keyboard tied sometimes.

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author avatar spirited
26th Nov 2014 (#)

thanks Utah Jay.

You met him today, LOL. He's only a product of my mind...

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