Aphorisms by Howard Salzman No. 33

Those who try to impress others Spend a good deal of time Trying to impress themselves. Peace of mind is a paradox For it is the mind that disrupts our inner peace. Loneliness and anger are not strangers to each other. Internal dialogue … [Continue reading]

Aphorisms by Howard Salzman No. 32

One cannot define beauty with words For words are not beauty Beauty is beauty. We fill our heads with words And suffer excrutiating pain Never realizing That the pain is in the words. Friendship often becomes estranged By a third … [Continue reading]

Aphorisms by Howard Salzman No. 31

If you wonder who you are, Or what you are, Let the sound of thunder And the slash of lightening Awaken you To your own significance. A toast to all that is unsaid, For more is said in the absence of words Than all the words That hide more … [Continue reading]

Spiritual Aphorisms by Howard Salzman

Do not look for a map to paradise For he who makes the divine journey Is his own mapmaker. The truth will not always set you free But can entrap you and subject you to untold misery, For to know the truth and be impotent before it Is to be … [Continue reading]

Aphorisms by Howard Salzman No. 30

We fabricate fictions in our head Quite certain they are true, Only to watch them destroyed In the fire of reality. The great lessons of life Do not come out of a book But out of life Learning is directly proportionate To your ability to … [Continue reading]

Aphorisms by Howard Salzman No. 29

If you desire to rid your mind of negative emotions Then build a wall of resistance The moment it appears. People seek to understand themselves And spend a good deal of time Wandering through the endless corridors of the mind. If only they … [Continue reading]

Aphorisms by Howard Salzman No. 28

If you pride yourself with how much you know, Then lift the pride from your mind And you will find how little you know. If human beings have anything in common with each other, It is their flaws, failures and weaknesses. When you recognize … [Continue reading]

Aphorisms by Howard Salzman No 27

The more you fabricate The future in your mind The more the present Will elude you. Obsessions do not begin with a problem But in the perception of a problem. The more you look for secrets On the spiritual path The more you will lose … [Continue reading]

Aphorisms by Howard Salzman No 26

Pride is the enemy of inner peace, Humility, its friend. If you have a distorted view of yourself You will have a distorted view of the world. The walls of the sanctuary Have heard your prayers And each time you return The prayers … [Continue reading]

The Living Torah

At times the teaching of the Torah can be like words in the wind that drift before you and then are gone. But one moment in a home that lives by the teachings of the Torah remain in your mind for a lifetime. … [Continue reading]