Kabbalistic View of Oral and Written Spiritual Law

“A traditional Kabbalistic view is that although the creation is in a damaged and imperfect state the Kabbalist, by virtue of his or her state of consciousness, can bring about a real healing. … When Moses first received the written law he also received certain laws orally. These were not written down but only ever…

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Destiny, Karma, and Offering Help

“A purely logical conception of karma would prohibit one from helping a man in adversity. But there, too such fatalism would be false. The help we give freely to another opens up a new era in his destiny. Our destinies are woven of these impulses, of these acts of grace. If we could accept the…

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Lawless World of Advanced People Not Truly Lawless

“As man advances in the scale he casts off many ideas of ‘wrong’ that he once held, having outgrown the old ideas and having grown into new conceptions. And the tendency is always upward and onward. The tendency is constantly from force and restraint toward love and freedom. The ideal condition would be one in…

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Wise Man, Fool, and the Law

“The wise ones serve on the higher, but rule on the lower. They obey the laws coming from above them, but on their own plane, and those below them, they rule and give orders. And, yet, in so doing, they form a part of the Principle, instead of opposing it. The wise man falls in…

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