A Conversation With Arnon.
A gentle, intelligent,
sensitive soul who asked for nothing. He preferred to give to
others, both financially and spiritually.
Arnon (pronounced with the emphasis on the
second syllable, not the first), was a man
that was loved and respected by many people, a
man who became one of my dearest friends in
life that i can never forget and that i miss
I first met him in the 90's
in Hawaii, as a fellow voluntary staff member
with Anthony Robbins. Arnon was a door guard,
always smiling, socially shy, soft spoken, a
tall, cuddly teddy bear. He persistently
requested that i give him a smile and i
consistently refused. One morning over
breakfast, he again requested i smile. I again
declined. Another staff member then said to
me, "Tracy, Arnon is giving you a gift. Are
you going to refuse it?" I of course burst
into smile and laughter, i understood, and the
rest is history. He captured my heart with his
beautiful smile, his gentle ways, his kind
spirit, his brilliant mind, and his endearing
awkward social skills.
Arnon was a student at Tulane
University, New Orleans from 1992 to 1997, and
after graduation he excitedly called to tell me
he was moving to Los Angeles. I got to watch
Arnon grow and develop. He found his first
serious girlfriend (he was a late bloomer),
began his career in computer technology, and
made new friends as he started his life as a
university graduate stepping out onto the world
New Years Eve,
Studio City, CA
We had many happy and fun times
together both in Los Angeles (with friend Gina),
and staffing at Anthony Robbins awesome seminars -
in Hawaii, Anaheim, Palm Springs and Dana Point -
where i also met his mum Tamara, his sister Maya,
and his fun loving brother Ilan.
Born into the Jewish faith Arnon was a confirmed
agnostic, but searched for something as yet
undefined but deep within himself. I recognized
and told him in Hawaii that i could feel he was a
healer, and that he had a strong, untapped
spiritual energy that was waiting to be unleashed.
I urged him to look within, find the key and
unlock this gift for himself and the world.
Very quickly, Arnon found the key, Pranic Healing.
He drank it in, feeding his body, mind and soul,
letting it light and guide his path ahead for
15yrs. He studied with passion and with deep love,
embracing his new family of fellow Pranic healers,
and soon enough became a respected instructor,
teacher and healer. He had finally found 'home' on
earth within his soul.
Arnon got married.
Always marching to the beat of his own drum, Arnon met
and married a beautiful Indian girl from the UK. They
had a Sikh-Jewish wedding in Santa Barbara, followed
by the birth of two wonderful boys - Alex and Anand -
and began a new life chapter in peaceful Oregon. He
became very successful financially - providing what
every family dreams of, stability and security,
allowing his wife to be a full time mum - and was
beloved by his Pranic healing community. Tithing was
very important to him and he frequently gave to
charity. My best friend Gina and i, were very proud
and happy for him.
Sidebar: Arnon's wife enjoys
talking non-stop, only pausing to laugh
infectiously - our favourite subject was Frank
Spencer from 'Some Mother's Do 'Ave 'Em" (it's a
British thing), and of course Arnon didn't get it
For awhile, Arnon used to travel back and forth to
work, and also to teach Pranic healing classes. On
his long drives home he would call me late at
night to help his drive pass faster, and to keep
him awake. He loved to be mentally challenged and
to have stimulating conversations. We had many
wonderful talks about life, family, friends,
spirituality and philosophy. He had dreams and
plans and many things he wanted to accomplish. I
cherish those hours he shared with me.
He avoided disputes as he hated conflict, and so
he shut out mundane daily life and household
duties. He preferred privacy and to bury himself
in his complicated, technological computer world
of software development, or to be in the deep
embrace of his other world, Pranic healing and
teaching. He was never a social butterfly which he
had attempted in the 90's. He did not smoke (he
hated it), drink alcohol, do drugs, or eat meat.
have to interact with each other to spiritually grow
and it was inner conflict resulting from daily life
that became his downfall. Cancer is nearly always
triggered by either prolonged emotional stress
(financial burden or relationship conflict), or by a
shock/trauma event. Because this wickedly brilliant
mind was only comfortable expressing emotion through
his spiritual work and studies, personal stress and
conflict was repressed and ignored.
Note: We are all spiritual beings having a
human experience. Human ego's often get the upper
hand, causing us to be who we are not. In being who we
are not, we discover who we truly are. No-one is
immune to ego chaos, domination and the need to be in
control (of ourselves or another), but it is our
spirituality that will evolve if we rise above ego
driven drama, learn from it, forgive, and LET GO.
In the summer of 2012, the
family took a wonderful overdue vacation in Hawaii
(i was originally going to join them as a
babysitter if needed), and life seemed to be going
well. Everyone appeared happy and healthy.
I never made it up to Oregon to visit, until late
in Arnon's illness, in October 2013. He was first
diagnosed with Stage 4 Diffuse large B-cell
lymphoma (DLBCL), in the early springtime of
2013. I had not spoken to him for awhile since he
now worked from home. I was very shocked as he was
only 38 years old - his children only 5 and 7yrs
In May, Arnon and i had a few conversations about
his diagnosis, his full intention to immediately
proceed with chemo, and we attempted to explore
his emotional issues. He was so very strong, his
stubbornness served him well, and he sailed
through the first months of orthodox medicine with
clarity and focus. The chemo seemingly had no
effect on his mind which remained grounded and
sharp. He even continued his computer work from
his bed, and he delighted in telling every nurse
and doctor that he met about Pranic healing.
2013 - We had long conversations on the
phone from his hospital bed whilst he was strong
enough, and one day he took and sent me a
beautiful photo of the view from his bed,
overlooking Portland, Oregon.
Sadly, his wellness
was short lived and after a vacation climbing
mountains in Idaho with his father, his wife and
two children, Arnon's body took a turn for the
worst from which he never recovered. In July he
was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
(ALL). The cancer was in his bone marrow
(the mind/body connection indicates previous deep
trauma, causing self de-evaluation), and later
found in his lungs (fear) and his sinus
(deep mental conflict). He had practically no
immune system, barely any white blood cells or
Arnon's internal emotional
trauma and stress (one incident
inparticular that shocked him to the core of his
being from which he never forgave himself),
remained unaddressed, a sugar free, alkaline diet
was never adhered to, and although he had access
to Hemp Oil he
refused it because he didn't like the taste
(dosage size is a grain of rice). Actually nothing
was changed other than the introduction of more
drugs, more chemo, endless blood transfusions,
pain medication (synthetic heroin), fluids and
antibiotics - his body was flooded non-stop, day
in and day out. There was no respect, no dignity.
Arnon never stood a chance. The possibility for
miracles was an empty illusion. He battled with
tremendous bravery and courage through the
following dark and painful months, underwent two
emergency surgeries on his sinus cavities, and
finally left his body on December 21st.
I last saw Arnon on October 29th, the afternoon he
was being transferred to Seattle, Washington for
more drugs and experimental chemo. I finally got to
spend two wonderful hours with this special and
fragile soul, flooding his body with healing and
love. When i kissed him goodbye and whispered "I
love you", i felt in my heart i would never see him
again, i had no delusions, but part of me refused to
give up and refused to let go.
following five weeks seemed like five years as i
continued to step up my intense cancer research
every waking moment, day in and day out. When
Arnon returned from his Seattle clinical trials
and went right back to Portland hospital, my heart
was beyond crushed by Arnon's state of health
which had taken a dramatically dark turn from the
Seattle chemotherapy. Iatrogenic disease (deadly
affect of chemotherapy poison), became very
apparent, invading his lungs, his sinus, his lips
and his mouth (he could barely eat or talk). He
had bacteria, fungus and yeast infections.
I knew with absolutely no doubt, 2
weeks prior to Arnon's actual passing, that he
was going to leave the earth very soon. Every
day was hell for me, not knowing how he was
doing, not being able to be with him, to give
him love and healing. I asked his spirit guides
to take him asap, be it for his highest good,
and to remove him from his suffering. I then had
a visit from spirit that confirmed the time was
The night he finally crossed over, i was not
told, but i was up all night, very restless and
i only slept for a couple of hours as the sun
came up. Arnon's dad called me a few hours later
and confirmed what my soul already knew.
Arnon's nickname was Bear - my
beloved Bear had finally returned home.
I cannot express the depth of my love for this
gentle, kind, intelligent, peaceful soul. We
have a special soul bond that will never be
broken and within the first 3 days of his
passing, i felt his warmth and love around me,
he comforted me and yes, he made me smile once
May all who suffer be free from
suffering. May all those in fear find freedom
from fear. May all who grieve find freedom from
May all living beings be free. ~ The Buddha
his last few months of life, Arnon continued to
tithe to an organization in the Philippines, helping
to save many lives devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. The
Davidovici family and friends have chosen a
non-profit children's cancer organization at the
bottom of this page to honor his memory.
mention goes to Arnon's sister-in-law and husband,
two incredible human beings that loved
and looked after Arnon's two little
boys during his illness - their focus,
strength, sacrifice and courage is
Arnon and i both shared a thirst for knowledge and
exploration, and he leaves me with a gift of a
deeper understanding and insight regarding cancer.
I did not have the opportunity or the chance to
help Arnon become well, but i have the rest of my
life to continue helping others, and to guide them
so they may not experience the suffering he
endured needlessly. Choices in dealing with
cancer, must be researched and made without FEAR,
which is unfortunately the place most patients and
families come from. Blind faith and trust very
rarely extends or saves lives. Grief, fear and
religious belief muddies reality. DETOXIFICATION
of the body and mind is critical. RESEARCH is
Personally i would have pulled Arnon from the
orthodox, barbaric, antiquated medical protocols
months ago, but that was not my right and not my
decision to make, so i stood by helplessly,
witnessing in silence the horror of toxic orthodox therapy
which is simply a science experiment of deadly
drug cocktails. I watched conventional medicine
legally murder him. He never stood a chance.
Arnon was adamant and strong willed regarding his
hasty, fear based, logical choice of conventional
oncology. He also chose to firmly adhere to Pranic
healing protocol. The point being, stubborn as
Taurus the bull (he was actually Cancer/Leo cusp),
he lived his life his way.
Gina, and my grown son who knew him since he was
11yrs old, will miss him always and never forget
him. Namaste Arnon XOX
The one and only miracle that can be said to
occur, was that i discovered genius Dr. Sam
Chachoua who has a protocol that kills
cancer. I contacted Arnon's wife to tell her i
could connect with him but i received no reply. It
became too late, but it is not too late for Dr.
Sam who must be made known to the world despite
orthodox medicine denying his existence - the $11
million lawsuit he won against Cedars Sinai
hospital is public record - forcing him to
continue his work and research in hiding in
Mexico. Multiple attempts have been made on Dr.
Sam's life, so he is not easily accessible.
Dr. Sam Chachoua - A
brilliant, compassionate, Australian born, Jewish
medical genius of Egyptian ancestry
Dr. Sam's Induced
Remission Therapy (IRT) must become a
recognized cancer protocol, demanded as such by
all of us. Then and only then, will lives be
saved by this new technology against AIDS,
cancer, heart disease and other terminal
illnesses. Agonizing torture, suffering and what
amounts to legalized murder must end. Dr. Sam
graduated from medical school at only 18 yrs of
age, after he watched his own father die of bone
cancer multiple myeloma, which is the
reason he has dedicated his life to saving
others from the same fate.
Become acquainted with Dr. Sam, and what NBC
News called in August 2000 "THE MOST
EFFECTIVE THERAPY AGAINST CANCER AND AIDS IN
Ginny beat cancer by loving
herself, forgiveness, and the healing powers of
Chi-Lel Qigong. NEVER underestimate the
incredible regenerative powers of the mind and
Here follows a
conversation of sorts, with Arnon. He belonged
to a group on the internet called Quora, a
question and answer website. His intelligence,
love, spirituality and humor shines through, as
does his simplistic, grounded, and
non-judgemental approach to life. Some of the
questions are obviously ironic ...
A Conversation With
What are the best
ways to start a New Year?
Give to others. As you give, so shall you
How has having a biblical
first name made an impact on your life?
Arnon is actually a biblical river. I've been
told it means "Joy through dancing and singing".
However, except for the difficulty in
pronunciation, it really hasn't had much effect.
How did you pick up your
I used to write my name in regular print as a
signature. I got tired of people saying "No!
You're SIGNATURE goes there!" It happened
more time than I can count... "That IS my
signature!" So after a few years of that, I
started making it messier. Now its just big A
and big D with wavy line after each.
If life had to be defined
in one word what would that word be?
School OR Lessons.
Does free will
According to Theosophy (and many other spiritual
schools), we are born into physical existence to
learn certain lessons. Those lessons are
based on certain karma (or the causality that
others have mentioned). Those target lessons and
an individual's karma determine a "destiny" for
Within that destiny, we have certain free will
whether to go the path of learning the lessons or
not. If we avoid our destiny, life gets harder;
there is more resistance when we get off the path.
However, if we learn our lessons faster (thus
"exceeding" our causes), we have MORE freedom to
move to greater lessons and greater
works. The wisest among us have the most free
will; of course, those people choose to align
their free will with the greater good.
What are the most
underrated life skills?
Peace, calmness and rational thought in the face
of adversity. Many
people throw all rationality out the door under
pressure or stress, and make hasty, emotional, or
capitulating decisions. Meditation, mental
exercises, and mental scenario practice can help.
teaching Pranic healing
- October 2012.
your career path, is money or role more
Learning is most important. If you learn, the
roles and the money will grow. When you
interview, if you can tell a story of what you
learned from your previous jobs and how you
overcame a previous challenge, it goes a long way
to telling them how you will act in their
company. When they ask you where you see
yourself in 5 years, a good stock answer is
"Learning as much as I can and bringing value from
that learning to the company I am working for."
Personally, I prefer any job that gives me many
opportunities to learn over money and role. Money
comes in a close second, but if I'm earning a lot
of money in a rote, repetitive job, my quality of
life would suffer. Role only matters to me in
the breadth of learning it allows me to have
(lower jobs have more limited scope and ability to
look into other projects) and the influence to get
my ideas out into a company. Role is a
distant third (or fourth or fifth... I'd have to
think about what others might be in there).
Is emotion the slave to reason or vice versa?
The two are different and
equal. The question is whether the
person is slave to the emotion or the reason
at any given time.
As an example, should love (an
emotion) rule over our reason? In some cases
yes, in some no. It's reasonable to tell a
person everything that is wrong about them,
so they can fix it, but is it loving?
Actually, it could be a loving act (telling
someone something they can correct) in small
doses, if the person is open to that input.
The question is whether the person decides
do do the loving thing or reasonable thing
Well, then, how does the person decide? Are
they driven by their passion? Are they driven
by compassion? Are they driven by the logical
thinking out of consequences? Are they driven
by some knowledge of what is for the greatest
good of this person?
The person is the key factor here. Their
decisions improve as they improve their
character. That doesn't mean they are more
logically driven or more emotionally driven,
but by the higher forms of both (e.g. moving
from passion to compassion). Logic and emotion
are two inputs, both of which we must use to
make our life decisions.
Alternative interpretation: The charioteer is
the soul. The horses are intellect and
emotion. The soul has to keep both on track to
go where he wants to go. If one lets intellect
rule with no heart, the person is ruthless. If
one lets emotion rule, the person chases
desires without considering consequences. The
soul keeps these on track, and balanced, to
target one in a positive direction.
Many people try to make emotion a form of
reason. I disagree with that assertion.
What are good ways to
have the perfect life?
Enjoy what you have and always strive for more.
If you don't enjoy and appreciate with what you
have, you will never feel peace. You will
never feel settled. The day that I first
said, "If my life stayed the same, it would be a
great life", I felt this feeling. I called
But we are also striving beings;
we need a mission, a goal, in life (On that same
day, I called this "ambition"). Those who
retire with no aims are dead in a few
years. Strive to improve what you have,
your conditions, yourself, to better than what
they are even though they are great
already. If there is no improvement you
desire in your own life or in your own
character, improve the lives of those around
you, and eventually, those you don't even know.
life has changes. It has it's ups and
downs. You can't guarantee everything will
be as it is for the rest of your life. But
if you have ambition beyond the satisfaction, a
perfect life is easier to have. For
example, if you strive to have twice the income
you really satisfied with, and an economic
change happens that halves your income,
satisfaction still continues. This is a
superficial example, but can be applied in all
areas of life.
What do people miss
about their youth?
Nothing. Life just continues to get better
How is today different
quintessential first-world problems?
My work provided laptop, just had Outlook go
down. Now my company pays me $X to waste time
talking to these darn IT guys from India
(getting paid $X/10). Since I'm working
from home, I waste my time watching online TV on
my home computer, while the IT guy worked on my
computer remotely (so I don't even have to guide
him). It took that guy TWO WHOLE HOURS to
get it done so I couldn't get any REAL work done
today. My day sucked!
And now a couple from my
kids that actually happened today:
1) "Dad! This burrito (with fresh healthy
ingredients just made by their mom) isn't as
good as the Taco Bell ones!"
2) The other one ... crying - "Dad, I hate
you. You only gave me ONE cookie!"
3) New one ... not exactly a problem, but
definitely first world: Upon seeing me open my
car door with a key, rather than the wireless
fob, for the first time, my son says "Wow,
Dad! That's cool! I didn't know you could do
Why do some white guys like
Arnon had an
- Sikh and Jew.
I'm a white guy who married an Indian
girl. That she was Indian didn't even factor
into the equation.
What is it like being
Although I agree with the other things that have
been said, I have to say that being tall FEELS
normal! It's normal to see over everyone's head
and reach things they can't. It's normal for
almost everyone to look up at me (physically), and
actually a little weird spending time with guys
who I have to look up to (physically -- there are
plenty I look up to metaphorically).
It's normal for my wife
to be 10.5 inches shorter than me, and to
adjust for that when hugging or kissing. It's
normal, but annoying, to not fit into the
drivers seat after she drives the car.
Basically, because it's always been this way, I
don't think about it in a normal day until someone
like you calls my attention to it.
What are the wisest
quotes you've ever heard or read?
Wisdom implies time, process, and lots of dumb
Assuming God (any god you
like) is real, what would you ask them/it?
Strength to overcome my weaknesses. Guidance
to know the best way forward. Patience with
myself as I continue to struggle.
Why should I
desire to live as long as possible?
When I decide to leave this earth at the ripe
old age of 263, I will have enjoyed:
1) Seeing my 8th generation of descendants excel
because they will have had Old Arnon to guide
them with his wisdom.
2) After 100 years of compounded investment
growth, I will have unbelievable amounts of
money to spend (probably
on all my great-great-great-great grandkids,
and of course, my wife).
3) Peace on earth (and the remote outer
colonies) created through the United World
Netizens (aka UWN, aka Triple UN).
4) Taken a step through the Infinite Probability
Portal over to visit Earth 2, Terra 5, and
Andromeda Galactic Hub.
5) Taking a weekend trip with
my wife to the asteroid belt (with
the requisite zero G drinks at Solar Sailor's
6) Learning 100 languages (and they are all
accessible on my brain dock which has an Solid
Quantum Yotta Drive with the latest 364 Yotta
capacity with enhanced research and analysis
7) My Phone/Pad/TV will have a perpetual energy
core (1000 year warranty) with a variable screen
size, of course, from 1 inch square wristwatch
to 20X40 ft movie screen on demand. It will
allow me to stream any video in the universe
(the latest Supernova in Gamma Quadrant was hot
in the last year), including all the memories
from the last 100 years in Super eXtra Hexa
8) Having 10^13 points on Quora ;) Just
kidding ... Actually the enjoyable part would be
watching Quora finally decide if God exists or
not, and whether free will exists or not.
9) I will
finally understand women (although that took
Why do most people view
death so negatively?
I don't believe this is the only life we have,
yet I want it to last as long as
possible. I have a lot to do in this life
before I take a "vacation".
I have had a strange experiment, when I tell
people that I want to live until 263 years
old. Many people ask "Why would you want to
live that long?" My
response: "Really?!?!? Is your life that
bad? Why would you NOT want to live that
If you died today,
would you die happy?
Satisfaction and ambition.
A few years ago I came to a realization that I
was content with the way my life was
going. I would be satisfied if everything
continued on the same path for the rest of my
life. It was (is) a very freeing and
However, at the same time, I knew
I could do better. I wanted more. This
ambition has continued to drive me to new
heights, happy the whole way that this life is
great and is on the right path. That's not to
say I don't have stress and strife, but it's
part of the process of the life I
choose. If I stayed in the life I am
satisfied with, my ambitious side wouldn't be
So my answer is yes and no. I would be
happy about my life, but I would not feel
complete. Plus I
have young kids.
Does God punish souls at
the final judgment day?
According to my studies (and specifically
Theosophy), the real "punishment" is by the person
himself realizing what he or she has done. At
the end of a life, the person is led through a
review of his or her life, with full awareness
now, rather than the limited awareness while in
the body. The person gets to experience joy
for things not previously noticed, and also
experiences pain and regret for negative actions
done. The purpose, however, is not to punish,
but to learn. Through this review, the person
learns and grows and resolves to change behavior
in the next life. I would expect that "final
judgment", whatever that is, would be equivalent.
As friends and readers of this extensive website
can attest, i have dedicated my life to
alternative healing, specializing in cancer
research and therapy for several years now.
Arnon's immediate choice of healing was orthodox
medicine. He held the firm belief (ironically made
obvious below, written in 2011), that Pranic
healing and chemo, would save his life. I respected his choice, regardless that i
did not hold the same belief.
His wife purchased a Far Infrared Hothouse Dome
(heat therapy - known as hyperthermia -
is used extensively in Europe and Japan as a cancer
therapy), but it was far, far too late ... three
days after it arrived, Arnon passed on.
Why don't people use
alternative medicine more often (e.g., herbal,
acupuncture, meditation, energy healing)?
I value western medicine and its skills and
improvement in our life, but there are gaps in
knowledge that are still addressed by ancient
knowledge and skills. So-called
"alternative" techniques are the conventional
medicine in other countries. The point is
to use the right tool for the right
These practices have grown in the west due to
the inability of western medicine to solve many
chronic issues. Unfortunately, as has been
stated, many charlatans have also stepped up
with "snake oils." One reason it's not used
more often is that people have a tendency to
listen to naysayers (some of whom have been
taken in by charlatans) rather than
investigating for themselves with people who
actually have experience with these
practices. Since many comments have been
related to the efficacy of so-called
"alternative medicine," let's talk about that.
From personal experience,
chiropractic has healed TMJ problems for me and
addressed back pains that result from my
sedentary life sitting in front of a
computer. I have multiple experiences with
Pranic Healing, but one drastic example is when
I got a pretty bad burn from picking up a hot
iron (from the iron side ... ouch). The
pain was gone in FIVE MINUTES (I've been told it
takes 2-3 days with normal procedures) through
the immediate use of Pranic Healing.
My son was running around a
coffee table, slipped and gashed the side of
his eye. At that moment, with the
amount of blood gushing out, we couldn't
tell if it was the eye itself or the
side. We were freaking out and about to
call 911, but just two minutes of work the
gushing blood reduced enough that we could
see it was just the side of the eye.
Five minutes after hitting his eye, the
bleeding stopped, and five minutes later the
swelling went away. By 15 minutes, he
was laughing and running around the living
room again (we moved the table into the
corner). This and many other
normal childhood incidents are why I call Pranic
Healing "parental stress relief".
My day job is as a lead Technical Architect
(designing and building information systems and
applications, for those who don't know that
title) at a major communications company. I
don't tend to talk about this with people in
that line of work, but one time it came up in
conversation. He told me if ANYONE else had
told him this stuff he would not believe, but he
had been working with me for two years and he
knew I was rational and thought things through
My examples above are relatively
minor issues because I tend to address our
issues early. However, I have had many clients
with issues (like arthritis, cancer, AIDS, and
even things as simple as migraine headaches)
that medical science simply has not
satisfactorily addressed yet. The "yet" is
important, because I expect that someday they
might. One example case (which I have
testimonials for), the doctors had given the
client 3 months to live, as the chemotherapy was
simply not working. His normal response to chemo
was to be out of commission for a week.
The first result (which in this case we can only
attribute to the Pranic Healing done on the same
day) was that he only felt the chemo for the
evening and was normal by the next day. He
started to work with me, changed his diet, and
tried several other processes. After two months,
the MRI found that the tumors were gone. He has
gone on to learn how to work on himself to
maintain his own health.
explore the part that really gets people: the
responsiveness to treatment depends both on the
specific situation of the client and the skill
of the healer. Many people point to this
and say "See! The results are psychosomatic,"
but the answer is not so simple. The truth is
that Western medicine works differently on
different people as well. Let's take the case of
cancer again (but we could as easily take
arthritis, AIDS, psychological issues, or many
other ailments). The treatment of cancer is not
as simple and straightforward as setting a bone.
There are many different treatments for cancer
(different chemical cocktails and radiation
treatments) and many different types of cancer.
Even with one type of cancer, the same western
treatment will have varying results in different
patients. A more skilled doctor with more
experience will know better what techniques will
have the best results on an individualized
basis. In fact, there are books and articles
stating that those who get the best results are
those who are their own advocates. The same is
true of eastern healing techniques and healers.
Results will vary, so you must explore what
treatment is correct and adjust accordingly.
So how do you find a good healer?
Note that this answer applies for both western
doctors and eastern doctors and healers of any
type. Training and a certificate are not
enough ... we all know there are many people
(and doctors) with tons of certifications who we
wouldn't go anywhere near. The key is to look at
results. If you have a significant issue, and
need a lot of work, get testimonials, talk to
previous patients, review negative results,
question the methods, and other due diligence
that you would normally do when signing up for
anything. In this case, it's not just time and
money invested, but potentially your life. Make
sure you have the right doctor/healer for the
job. Unfortunately, many people just take the
first opinion without doing the additional due
diligence. For less significant issues, one can
experiment more, but don't skip the effort of
validating what you are being told.
To sum up, no ailment has one and only one
solution.I find that results are best when
multiple healers/doctors work together. I
have NEVER told a client to change anything
their doctor told them, and like I stated
earlier, I do my work along with the
chemotherapy or other treatment. A broken
bone must be set before we can accelerate the
process of healing the bone. I have had
clients ask me timidly if they can also meet
with a nutritionist or some other type of
healer, and I encourage them
wholeheartedly. To reiterate, use the right
tool for the right problem.
It has been asked why much evidence for
"alternative" techniques seems anecdotal. I
recently had a conversation with a doctor who
said that even the evidence for dietary changes
improving health is anecdotal. The reason is
that it's very hard to have a controlled study
of diet (and some of these other
techniques). Many of the studies for these
drugs and treatments are from people in
hospitals or in expensive labs. In these
places, diet and other factors can be somewhat
controlled. This is the scientific method;
comparing a controlled baseline to a different
set of conditions.
However, according to this doctor, people
self-reporting diet tend to be inaccurate or
even lie. Very hard to control. This
is true also of people who we see as healers for
1-3 hours in a week. What are they doing
the rest of the time?
FYI: What is 'Pranic Healing'? A
collective hodge-podge of healing techniques and
philosophy taken from multiple global sources
including occultists, spiritual practitioners,
Eastern healing modalities, various religions,
Hindu literature, and yoga. Founder Filipino
Choa Kok Sui, was a successful business man and
chemical engineer. Drawn to esoteric science at
an early age, he launched his spiritual thesis
named modern Pranic healing in 1987, but died of
pneumonia twenty years later in 2007, age only
- founder of Pranic 'healing'.
What is the
difference between spirituality, religion, and
My mother used to say, "Religion divides.
Religion is a structure of belief and a set of
guidelines for how to live life or be a better
person. There are many different religions because
there are many types of people and different
cultures who have different philosophies. It is
appropriate and good for these people to have
these structures to guide them. The division comes
in where people forget that the fact that someone
else chooses another path does not make them
Spirituality in general focuses on
unity and open-mindedness. Everyone has their own
individual path of discovery, and each is good.
Additionally, "all paths lead to the same
Religion and spirituality can be practiced
together or separately. I know many devout
religious people who also acknowledge that their
experience is different and individual from their
other parishioners, but accept all practices.
There are, of course, religious people who focus
on the form and structure of the religion to the
exclusion of all others. That's simply where they
There are religious churches and spiritual
churches. Spiritual churches would be those like
Science of Mind, Center for Spiritual Living, and
Unity Churches (these are just some I know; I'm
sure there are plenty others). I've seen many of
these churches who even bring in the symbols from
all the major religions to be inclusive and
acknowledge members of their church who practice
particular religion the one true religion?
No. All religions at their roots are both a
framework for belief AND a guideline for becoming
a better person. They were developed in different
time periods and regions to work for certain types
of people. Just like different people like
different forms of physical exercise, there are
many forms of "character exercise" or spiritual
exercise. All people are free to pick the belief
system that works for them and helps them move
What fundamental elements exist
consistently and coherently in every religion
and every spiritual ethic?
Both The Law of Karma (or cause and effect) and
The Golden Rule are taught universally in all
major religions. Below are just some of the
religious references (you can find them in other
religions as well).
The Law of Karma is basically all variations of
: "As you give, so
shall you receive".
God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
-- Galatians 6:7 (Christian)
For with the same measure that ye mete, withal
it shall be measured to you again. -- Luke 6:38
Thou shalt receive requital and
reward in just return for whatsoever thou doest.
-- Koran (Islam)
Just as a farmer plants a certain kind of seed
and gets a certain crop, so it is with good and
bad seeds. -- Mahabharata (Hindu)
So long as an evil deed has not karmically
matured, the fool thinks his deed to be sweet as
honey; but when his evil deed karmically
matures, he falls into untold misery. --
Dhammapada (Wisdom of Buddha)
The Golden Rule is all variations of "Do
unto others as you would have them do into
you" (yang or active
version) and "Do not do unto others as you would
not have others do unto you" (yin or passive
Do not do unto others what you do not want
others to do unto you. -- Confucius
As ye would that men should do to you, do ye
also to them likewise. -- Luke 6:31
This is the sum of all true righteousness: Deal
with others as thou wouldst thyself be dealth
by. Do nothing to thy neighbor which thou
wouldst not have him do to thee hereafter. --
Whatever thou likest no for thine own self, for
any person else, too, like it not. -- Dhammapada
religion this -- that thou shouldst like for
others what thou likest for thyself and what
thou feelest painful for thyself, hold that as
painful for all others too. -- Koran
Is there any
evidence for God's existence?
Many people argue what constitutes evidence.
Many people say that if God was to appear right
in front of us, we wouldn't believe it was him.
Well, here's one view.
Excerpt from Master Choa Kok Sui, 'The Existence
of God is Self Evident', (followed by some
1. The existence of God is self-evident. It is
amazing that those who have eyes do not see.The
existence of a camera factory is self-evident by
the existence of the camera. The existence of
God is self-evident by the existence of the eye,
which is infinitely more complicated than a
2. The existence of a computer factory is
self-evident by the existence of the computer.
The existence of God is self-evident by the
existence of the brain, which is infinitely more
complex than the most advanced computer.
7. A beautiful rose is made of only four
b. trace minerals
Only God can
make something so complex, so beautiful, with
just these four physical ingredients.
Scientists, even if given trillions of U.S.
dollars, will not be able to produce a rose with
just these four physical ingredients.
8. The flowers, the fruits, the
plants, and the trees are produced with these
four physical ingredients. To produce chemicals
you need chemical factories, chemists and
chemical engineers. Many of the biochemicals in
the flowers, in the fruits, in the plants and in
the trees cannot be reproduced by the
biochemists and the chemical engineers. Yet a
plant or a tree, which is not managed by
biochemists and chemical engineers and is much
smaller than a chemical factory, produces
them... Nature is God's factory. To see nature
is to see the creation of God. The existence of
God is self-evident!
For several years, I made the mental efforts to
argue these points, especially #7. What about
seeds? DNA? Try going down that rabbit hole and
see where that takes you. Challenging these
statements (and many others in the book) has
been intellectually and spiritually stimulating,
and I have not been able to find a flaw in his
logic. I invite you to try.
I was agnostic for the first part of my
life. I tell people that I have never
believed in God. I went from not believing there
is a God to KNOWING there is a God. Belief
didn't enter into the picture. It is
self-evident physically, intellectually, and
If God is omnipotent and knows what
we will do before he created us, how can we have
Arnon's loving brother
and sister - Ilan and Maya. His other sister
Talia was a bone marrow match, but she never got the chance.
You are discussing in four-dimensional
space-time, which includes only a single
timeline. Current physics postulates AT LEAST 11
dimensions. Assume for a moment, that
dimension number 5 is choice. The choices
we make would spread out into at least a "time
plane" or maybe even a "time cube" (three
dimensions of time). With this, we have only
covered six dimensions of time and space (and
there is much more beyond that). The
theory postulated above is at least as plausible
as the "all the higher dimensions are curled up
in little balls" theory. There is much more
knowable than our four dimensional minds can
Discussion of the scope of
omniscience is a subject for a different time,
but let's stick with the fact that within a
given space (e.g. the universe), God knows
I believe I'm actually expanding the definition
of omniscience beyond what most people actually
think it is. There is never only one choice. All
choices are known and calculated (and possibly
exist simultaneously, though I'm not an expert
in n-dimensional physics).
Most people think of omnipotence and omniscience
as absolutes and in three or four dimensions.
That's what creates these supposed
paradoxes. "If God has the ability, it
must be used" and "If God knows everything, we
have no free will". But this is a
higher-dimensional universe where there are
multiple possibilities of what we might do.
Omnipotence: He could stop us, just like I could
stop my child from falling the first time they
go on a bike. But I let my child fall and get
back on the bike again and again so that he
builds his own skills and confidence. There are
a large number of physical, emotional and mental
skills that we all need to gain.
Omniscience: I'm sure it's
more complex than this, but we could think of it
as probabilities. Omniscience is not knowing a
single future; it is knowing the space of all
possible futures. The future is in flux. You may
have a 99% chance of choosing chocolate, but
there's always that possibility that this time you
might choose vanilla with fruit and sprinkles. God
may know our propensities, but does not lock us
into a specific choice.
Most people think of omnipotence and omniscience
as absolutes and in three or four dimensions.
That's what creates these supposed
paradoxes. "If God has the ability, it must
be used" and "If God knows everything, we have no
free will". But this is a multi-dimensional
universe where there are multiple possibilities of
what we might do. God may know our propensities,
but does not lock us into a specific choice.
Omniscience is not knowing a single future; it is
knowing the space of all possible futures. The
future is in flux. You may have a 99% chance of
choosing chocolate, but there's always that
possibility that this time you might choose
vanilla with fruit and sprinkles.
We have free will because we choose the correct
path or the mistaken path (or one of the many in
between). God does not stop us from making those
choices, so our will is free.
Sure he knows ... just like I know my son will
fall the first time he tries to ride. I'm saying
he doesn't exercise his omnipotence to stop our
Is God a paradox?
I have seen this many times, and the assumption
that if he will not, he is not "all good" is
where this goes off track. Are people
intended to act as little children being guided
at every turn? Or are they intended to learn and
grow and become wise? I don't know about you,
but "all good" for me means that I consistently
become a better person.
Wisdom implies time, process, and lots of dumb
mistakes. If God intends us to grow, he has to
take off the training wheels, and let us make
mistakes. Those mistakes will cause pain and
"evil". But how else would we become wise beings
To throw in an analogy: A parent helps a
child ride a bike for the first time. The child
falls and hurts his knee and cries. The parent
could have avoided all the pain by keeping the
training wheels on, but a greater good was
served by the child learning to ride the bike
himself. Of course, the parent then
encourages the child to get back on and ride
again. Now multiply this times every skill in
existence, physical, emotional, and mental, and
you can see the complexity of the situation.
Can God solve P=NP?
If one assumes that God is beyond time, does
polynomial time matter?
Do the majority of
intellectual people believe in religion?
The majority of intelligent people dissect
everything they believe in. So would an
intelligent person believe EVERY part of a
religion without question? Unlikely. After
questioning, would an intelligent person believe
that the principles and practices have value
regardless of the stories' basis in fact?
Most people are more intelligent than you think.
Take any religion or spiritual practice and five
people in that practice and you can uncover
differences in their belief systems. Some will
emphasize some parts and some others. In truth,
even those who "accept the Bible as the Word of
God" without question, will debate the meaning
of those words. So "belief in religion" is too
general a term.
If you convert
into Judaism, and your father asks you to come
worship other gods with him, what should you
do according to the 10 commandments?
This question presumes that there are "other
gods". There is one God by many names. I have
worshiped with four religions in one month, and
the feeling was the same. All are striving for
greater connection with the same universal
Arnon's dad, Robert
Davidovici - a world famous violinist.
Why are Jews not
Jews and Hindus are alike in that regard. The
general thought is that everyone has their own
path. Why would you want to change yours? Most
Jews just aim to live a good life by the
principles in which they were raised. The
majority of the Jewish religion is really a
manual on how to live a good life.
However, if you want to know more, there are
reams and reams of books on Judaism and Jewish
thought. All of these are available in many
bookstores and online. Choose your favorite
In response to "our" God being
"famous"... just a sec... need to stop laughing.
The whole concept is something that doesn't
occur to a Jew. There is only one God, no matter
what you choose to call him. And one's belief in
God doesn't make a bit of difference in that
truth. Notice that the Commandment was to
believe; not to force others to believe as you
do. All that is asked of a Jew is to live a good
life. (The whole concept that one had to believe
to be "saved" was a Christian invention in 553
How would you describe
Islam in three words?
All religions similar.
Does the Big Bang theory
rule out Creation?
Why do people try to take things as conflicting?
According to what I've been taught, creation is
ongoing and evolutionary. Creation was not a
single event, but continues now in every moment
and in all of us. The proper term is
This obviously does not agree with a literal
interpretation of the Bible, but aligns with the
metaphorical and Kabbalistic interpretations. In
Judaism, there are four levels in one must
understand the Torah at to be a try biblical
scholar. The literal interpretation is only one
of the four, and is the most esoteric.
How do you
By finding the darkest places within yourself,
and bringing "light" to those places. The dark
places are the areas we don't like about
ourselves, don't want to acknowledge, and the
negative, stagnant emotions that we all keep
within. Bringing "light" includes:
- forgiveness of others
- generosity (of time, money, and positive
- mental and emotional clarity
- mental and emotional freedom (not being stuck
in the same ruts, or too attached to a specific
- moderation and balance (not being too
excessive in any particular area of life)
- constancy of effort, dedication, and focus
There is no magic bullet. Although it is "easy",
those negative emotions and stagnant patterns
hold us back. It is a long and rewarding effort.
The nice part is that it is not a single event.
The efforts one makes show up continuously in
improvement of character and better interactions
These results can be achieved through many paths
of meditation, prayer, study, and many life
events. Any activity which challenges your old
beliefs or patterns is an opportunity for progress
forward, including having a child, starting a
company and many other life changing events.
Meditation, prayer, and study help to get past the
blockages we have. But I know many growing people
(some who have no other practice) whose life is a
meditation, striving each day to be better than
the next. That is the path to illumination, and in
truth, that is illumination itself.
Arnon leading a
- his passion, joy and greatest love.
What do the enlightened
understand that others just don't get yet?
I was taught that enlightenment has many facets,
many levels, and many manifestations. A person
could be more enlightened about baseball
statistics than me (most are), which means you
understand not only what a number means, but how
that applies in a player's career and a team's
chances for reaching the playoffs. But for me
it's just a number. In the same way, I
understand the ins and outs of computer systems
and applications design, but for others, it's
all gibberish ... they just want it to work. The
same is true of parenting, business management,
and so on and so on. There are any number of
ways that others are more enlightened than me,
and vice versa. I can always learn something
unique from everyone I meet.
Now I know this question was probably asked in a
"spiritual enlightenment" context. And the
answer is still the same. You might say that a
great person understands the inner workings of
the universe, but what does that mean? The
universe is multi-faceted and large and has such
depth to every law that there are many levels to
that one law.
So, as my teacher said, if someone tells you
they are an enlightened being, you can ask them,
respectfully, "To what level?" and "In what
areas?" Even someone who is soul-aware or
even god-aware is aware to a certain extent and
in a certain domain. Even the great beings are
called the Buddha of Compassion and the Medicine
Buddha and so on. That's because they have areas
The experience of enlightenment is
unique and indescribable (as my teacher said as
an analogy, "How do you describe an orgasm to
someone who hasn't had one?"). It is also hard
to describe because it is unique to every
individual. There are those who believe that all
enlightenment is the same, but that is a
projection on other people. In fact, my own
experience of enlightenment has grown over time.
The first time was like dipping a toe in an
ocean. Over time the experience grows to fill
the ocean, and then the one realizes that there
is limitless space beyond that ocean. This is an
unsatisfactory description, but I know it is
true for others from years and years of reading
about and talking to others about their
The ancients said "You know a tree by it's
fruits." What they meant was that you know an
enlightened person by the effect they have on
the people around them. By the good works they
do for those they know and those they don't. We
know that enlightenment is unique and individual
because each person grows and gives differently
from their experience of enlightenment. The
"enlightened" understand the depth of a subject
to such an extent that it seems magical or
transcendent to us, and there are limitless
subjects to master.
Is there Absolute Truth?
devoted mom and uncle.
Tamara with her brother Chaim.
Yes, there is an Absolute Truth which contains
all other truths. To understand, one must
realize that truth has many levels and facets,
and can look different depending on how you look
at it. And lesser truths are encompassed by, but
not invalidated by, higher truths.
As an example, all of the following are true:
- 1+1=2 (base 10)
- 1+1=10 (binary)
- 1+1=11 (unary)
- 1+1=1 (boolean logic)
- 1+1=3 (Steven Covey synergy)
- 1+1 = a family
They are all facets of the same
Absolute Truth, looked at from different frames
of reference. All are true, and yet all are
different, and yet all are connected into one
singular Absolute Truth.
In spiritual or religious circles, the following
are all true:
- Service is the path to God
- Love is the path to God
- Understanding is the path to God
- Jesus is the path to God
- Dedication is the path to God
- Ceremony or ritual is the path to God
- The ego is the path to God
- The monad is the path to God
- The Higher Soul is the path to God
- Harmony is the path to God
- Conflict is the path to God
- Sacrifice is the path to God
- Suffering is the path to God
- Study is the path to God
- Prayer is the path to God
- Letting go is the path to God
- There is no path to God because we are God
Some people only accept one of these
truths, but all are true, and are subsumed by the
greater truth that "There are many paths to God".
This does not invalidate the truth of the people
who say "There is only one path to God", because
that IS TRUE for that person. There is yet a
higher truth that encompasses all that were stated
before that "All paths to God are one." And ALL of
these statements are simply reflections on the
Absolute Truth of God.
June/July 2011 - Thoughts on
"With nothing else to do or place to be, have
you just been aware of the sensations of the
sun, wind and ground? Letting go in meditation
is exactly the same except that the awareness
is on inner senses rather than outer senses.
"Just be aware and let go."
"How does one 'let go' in meditation? No
answer I ever got before I experienced it
myself was satisfactory. However, the other
day, after a picnic, I had an inspiration for
explaining it! Have you ever laid on the grass
in a park (or on a beach) and just relaxed?"
With Arnon Continued - Part Two