Choose Essence, Not Form

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Is it worth reading Kabbalistic texts in Hebrew even if I don’t understand it?

Answer: Here, above all, it’s important how a person gets inspired by the whole idea. Therefore, he or she should read the book in a language he understands. He should be with us emotionally, not grammatically.

Geometric forms of written letters exist only in our world. At a slightly higher, spiritual level, it’s not geometry anymore, but attributes which have nothing to do with the forms that we are seeing now. There, the outlines of letters appear in sensation. Therefore, if a person doesn’t know Hebrew, let him listen to a lesson in any language that would allow him to feel the essence, the idea.

In general, these letters don’t belong to the Hebrew language. They symbolize two forces, Hassadim (Mercy) and Hochma (Wisdom), reception and bestowal, interconnecting between themselves in one way or another.

A Hebrew letter (Ot, אות) is also a symbol. What we see is not the Hebrew letters, but geometric shapes that represent different interactions, combinations of the two properties.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 12/22/10, “Introduction of The Book of Zohar,” Article “The Letters of Rabbi Amnon Saba”

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