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Keter: (lit. “crown”) the sublime level of divine emanation which transcends the set of the ten Sefirot; in man’s spiritual personality it is the source of the corresponding “superconscious” faculties of pleasure and will
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Globalization & the End of Work: Lesson 6
The "Economy of Choice" -- where consumers have a virtually endless variety of buying options -- is described as a manifestation of two levels of the Sefira of Keter, corresponding to Will and Pleasure.
A chassidic exploration of our relationship with G-d and why our mitzvot matter
Drawing primarily on the teachings of the second, fifth and seventh Rebbes of Chabad, a discussion of the nature and interplay of pleasure and desire casts new light on why our mitzvot are so meaningful before G-d.
A fascinating journey to discover the difference between pleasure and happiness according to Chassidic thought.
The Nature of Ratzon
As explained in the Mashal, Ratzon is everywhere and is everywhere the same. It is present and active in Asiyah as it is in Atzilus. The fact that Ratzon directs numerous and varied functions does not compromise its simplicity and unity.
Ratzon compels the limbs, yet it’s not affected by the limbs
Whereas the powers of the Nefesh that animate a limb are also affected by the limb, Ratzon is not influenced by the activity or status of the limb that it drives.
Ratzon B’nefesh Ha’adam as a Mashal for Ohr Makif
Unlike Kochos Penimim (e.g. intellect, motion, hearing) there is no Keli specific for Ratzon. Rather, Ratzon can act everywhere and anywhere in the body, although it is neither grasped by, nor fully revealed in any limb.
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