Kabbalists On Perception Of Reality, Part 16
Dear Friends, please ask questions about these passages from the great Kabbalists. The commentaries in brackets are mine.
Thought. Movement. Time.
The desire is the root of the mind and not the mind the root of desire.
– Baal HaSulam, “Peace in the World”
The desire is the “self” of the person, and the thought is the consequence, outcome of the desire.
– Baal HaSulam, Shamati (I Heard), Article No. 153, “The Thought Is an Upshot of the Desire”
The mind is enslaved by and serves the desire.
-Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to The Book of Zohar,” Item 21
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Yes! This is what I was thinking. You can tell what people’s desires are internally by looking at their thoughts. Because the thoughts stem, like a plant, from the desires.
Is not the mind like a fruit of a plant? Like a flower? Not the beginning, nor the end?
Our mind grew out of desire, which grew out of matter, and so on. The mind is a part, no more or less than like any other one part, in my opinion.