Sensible And Sensitive Intentions

prince.jpg A question I received: If The Zohar and the Talmud Eser Sefirot describe the same system and both of them are attained not through the mind, then why are questions acceptable regarding the Talmud Eser Sefirot, but not for The Zohar?

My Answer: The Zohar is mainly intended for building intentions. I have to read and perceive it as a remedy (Segula). It is written in such a way that a person, himself, gradually reveals its inner logic, the relations between things, and explanations. After all, he constantly returns to the same thing within it. It’s always talking about the three lines (right line, left line, and middle line) and nothing else.

Therefore, our attitude toward The Zohar should have a singular focus, the desire that I want it to influence me. The Light of Infinity comes to me through this grid, this stencil, and builds within my matter (simple desire) a system similar to itself, meaning the system of the spiritual worlds.

In the Talmud Eser Sefirot and in The Zohar, I have the same intention, to receive the Light that Reforms; however, in the Talmud Eser Sefirot, I attach more reason, while in The Zohar I strive for more feelings. It is as though one intention is sensible and the other one is sensitive. This is how these two great books work. However, I have to demand from both of them only the Light which will transform and correct me.

One Comment

  1. I have so many questions and no one to answer them so I must leave these comments. I hope I will find the answers soon.

    I am reading the English texts given in your online archive at random. So I read a texts about circumcision and how that is offering the snake to God What is the meaning of that texts if it is not to taken literally?

    What appeals to me about Kabbalah is the notion that the books are written in a language of branches.

    To me that text is very religious when taken by its words so I would like to know what it could mean in the upper world sense. I know that that is very much to ask but I have great difficulty reading religious texts. When taken in the material world sense they frighten me. They oblige people to do things that make no logical sense like dressing a certain way or not eating certain things or not shaking hands or whatever. And religions tend to disagree about everything.

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