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Vertical Orientations

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Any true wisdom, as ethereal as it may be, sits above your head as a massive reservoir of living waters. Provide it only a small opening, and it will burst into your reality and pour down into your life.

Whatever wisdom you learn, whatever you know, do something with it. Make it real.

That is the purpose of meditation and prayer—to be that bridge from wisdom to action.

Sefer HaSichot 5704, p. 122; Igrot Kodesh, vol. 4, p. 269.

By Tzvi Freeman
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Brenda Toronto, Canada May 9, 2017

Connection Orientations The Wisdom relates to the wisdom of connection. The Kabbalists allowed G_d to connect their qualities so that they formed the divine structure.

To do this they had to first set aside their negative feelings and egoistic inclination towards each other, then the Light could arrange this special integration among them.

All humanity must achieve this golden connection of mutual care and interdependence between us. We need to effort to rise above our differences and the force that tries to separate us as individuals.

This is the mission of those who are awakened to receive the wisdom. They are responsible to make it real! Otherwise, failure to act will be manifested by humanity pressuring them negatively. Subconsciously humanity know the wisdom has to flow this way. Reply

Luis Geller Mexico City May 9, 2017

I think you are visually and of course un-intentionally, sending a farfetched message.
What is this man holding in his hand?
Surely not a Maguen-david (pardon my spelling) Reply

Richard Toronto May 9, 2017

Thanks for this simple reminder to get back to "practice". Reply

Lois CA September 18, 2014

Vertical Orientations
I usually feel that the gates of this resevoir are beyond my reach.
Thank you for this encouragement to 'bring heaven down to earth.' Reply

ruth housman marshfield hills, ma May 14, 2013

Philosophy also comes from the Source. The well spring of all knowledge is derived from the same tap. We all filter the water differently, and this gives us our unique perspectives on life. Even Torah is interpreted through the lenses we are gifted, and so we debate each other, share, agree and disagree. I believe since it's ALL G_D that it is difficult if not impossible to sift out what is truth, if truth is ever absolute. I think the simplest yardstick is a philosophy that does not condone cruelty, and is kind, but as to doors, we all walk through them, around them, and knock on many that do not open, or open for some, and not others. Reply

Brenda Toronto, Canada May 14, 2013

Attract the Light Clothed in the Torah The Kabbalists warn us not to SEE people, places, wars, family issues etc in the Torah.(The externality of the Torah). Behind this 'clothing', (the internality of Torah)we need to FEEL the Upper Governance from the One Force that is guiding us to correct our inner being from self-love to love of G_d through love of others. The proper sensations for the text attract the Light programmed to elevate us to the degre of G_dliness. Make it real. Reply