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Max Krauss rated it it was amazing Dec 04, He received a traditional Jewish upbringing, but from an early age devoted himself to the study of the great metaphysical doctrines of East and West, particularly those of Neoplatonism, Sufism, and theAdvaita Vedanta. God contemplates the world in Himself, and the world is.
Remarkably, Schaya also grounds his analysis not in some abstract principle of truth but in the human community itself: Similarly, there is a mythical missing twenty-third elo of the Hebrew alphabet which is scattered but hidden throughout the Torah.
Universal Aspects of the Kabbalah and Judaism
To ask other readers questions about The Universal Meaning of Kabbalahplease sign up. Biography of Leo Schaya. Refresh and try again. Ashley Abbott rated it really liked it Apr 29, Trivia About The Universal Mea On the contrary, what does not contemplate God and does not do His Will is—by definition—not united with Him and, having gone away from Him, is degraded and denies its own reason for being: The suggestion of Kabbalistic secrecy may similarly indicate a sort of ‘democratisation’ of spiritual understanding beyond Talmudic experts.
The universal meaning of the Kabbalah. And since such action cannot annihilate the eternal Being, it inevitably turns against the one who has acted against Him and who thereby denies and kills his own ephemeral being. But because Kabbalah’s claims are about reality rather than truth, the best way to appreciate it is as a cultural compendium of symbolic knowledge, a warehouse of myth in which all sorts of intriguing stories are stacked awaiting distribution.
Action that is not in conformity with Being, instead of actualizing Being, of realizing it, tends to stifle it, to kill it. Reviewed by Michelle Anne Schingler September 23, The universal meaning of the Kabbalah Leo Schaya Snippet view – NDB rated it really liked it Oct 04, For more control over what you subscribe to, head on over to our subscription page.
Third Edition God, the Universe, and Man-their essential unity and fundamental attributes as seen through the eyes of Jewish esoteric tradition-is the subject of Leo Schaya’s masterly study of the Kabbalah.
This new book, Universal Aspects of the Kabbalah and Judaism, is a collection of writings by Schaya, including some previously unpublished material, that highlight the particular way in which Judaism expresses universal truths and concepts. Comparative Religion Jewish Books Judaism: Looking for beautiful books?
The work gives a detailed exposition of Jewish mystical doctrines with virtually no comparison of these doctrines with the mystical teachings of other religions. Each way is specific and unique but the underlying goals in terms of finding God and the One, under whatever term, is universal and shared. In Mark those who are so prepared include the demons as well as the soldier guarding Christ’s crucified body but not kabbalh disciples.
The fundamental difference between the Kabbalistic and scientific views is, of course, in the presumption of intention and purpose by the former.
Schaya moves on from ontology to epistemology, once again using philosophical language that is rather modern. Action oeo kills being is the sin of mankind, a sin carried to extremes by our own contemporaries.
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Jason marked it as to-read Mar 14, The book was translated from the French by Nancy Pearson. Dec 25, Abdul rated it it was amazing. kabbalaah
This book is short and difficult. Mark Todd added it Aug 14, Jewish mysticism is shown to have much in common with counterparts in Islam, perhaps opening roads to dialogue.
He uses some interesting language to describe being itself coming into being ” Mouhamed Haouam marked it as to-read Mar 12, This is itself a difficult, obscure teaching but it is critical to going forward with the book.
This is a sweeping claim, of course, and remains controversial both among believers in particular traditions and among secular people. The author of this book provided free copies of the book and paid a small fee to have their book reviewed by a professional reviewer.
Robin Edwin marked it as kabblaah Dec 24, This book is a key for those who are willing to re-study the Old Testament and seeking the common ground between the two Abrahamic traditions from a perennial perspective.