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Sunday, 19 April 2020

The Zohar The Book of Light

The Zohar The Book of Light



THE BOOK OF LIGHT.

Containing the doctrines of the Kabbalah, together with the discourses and teachings of its author, the great Kabbalist, Rabbi Simeon ben Jochai, and now for the first time translated into English with notes, references, and expository remarks.

BY NURHO DE MANHAR. SECTION I. GENESIS. (CREATION)

(Take everything with a grain of salt, this is the way with Lord Jesus)

"BRASHITH." "In the beginning" was En Soph, a the Divine,  the self-existent infinite begin,  without likeness or reflection, the incomprehensible, the unknowable One, the blessed and only Potentate, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Who only hath immortality, dwelling in Light which no man can approach unto, whom no man hath seen or can see, before whom the great archangel with face beneath his wings bends in lowly reverence and adoration, crying,  "Holy! Holy! Holy! who art and was and evermore shall be."

Tune had begun. Its great pendulum, whose beats are the ages, commenced to vibrate.
The era of creation or manifestation had at last arrived.
The nekuda reshima, primal point or nucleus, appeared.

From it emanated and expanded the primary substance, the illimitable phosphorescent ether, of the nature of light, formless, colorless, being neither black nor green nor red.

In it, latent yet potentially as in a mighty womb, lay the myriad prototypes and numberless forms of all created things as yet indiscernible, indistinguishable.


By the secret and silent action of the divine will, from this primal luminous point radiated forth the vital life-giving spark which, pervading and operating in the great, enteric ocean of forms, became the soul of the universe,  the fount and origin of all mundane life and motion and terrestrial existence, and in its nature and essence and secret operation remains ineffable, incomprehensible and indefinable.

It has been conceived of as the divine Logos, the Word, and called Brashith, for the same was in the beginning with God.

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