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By Daniel C. Matt

ISBN-10: 0785808701

ISBN-13: 9780785808701

Provides the first texts of the Kabbalah with sensible research and historic information.

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Its name is Righteous One, named for the righteous. If there are righteous people in the world, the pillar is strengthened; if not, it is weakened. " If it weakens, the world cannot endure. So if the world contains just one righteous person, that person sustains the world. THE POWER OF THE RIGHTEOUS THE RIGHTEOUS ONE stands gazing out at humanity. When he sees human beings engaged in Torah and mitsvot, seeking to refine themselves, to conduct themselves in purity, then the Righteous One expands, filling himself with all kinds of flowing emanation from above, to pour into Shekhinah, the divine presence, in order to reward those purifying themselves, those cleaving to Torah and mitsvot.

For God, who is truly one, teaches all who are ready to receive—freely and in love. Since God desires us to imitate the divine perfectly, I cannot bear not to lavish upon another what God has lavished upon me. That is why I had to tell the story of my experience, because the only genuine proof of this wisdom is experience itself. ALONENESS AND ABUNDANCE THE DIVINE mind pours upon us constantly, emanating its sacred abundance to us, for more than the calf wants to suck, the cow wants to suckle. Let us do good deeds and engage in aloneness—sitting in a loft with books, myrtle, ink, pen, paper, and tablet, to combine the letters and draw the divine mind into us.

Do not bear a grudge from the anger you felt. When you see that he wants to make up, be much more compassionate and loving than before. " Cultivate a more intimate relationship with him than with those who have been completely righteous with you, who have never offended you. These are some of the qualities by which you resemble your Creator. The sublime qualities of compassion have a precious characteristic: just as you conduct yourself below, so are you worthy of opening the corresponding sublime quality above.

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