[Avodah] Kabbala at Odds with Torah

Zev Sero zev at sero.name
Wed Jan 30 13:18:22 PST 2013

On 30/01/2013 3:59 PM, Micha Berger wrote:
> Second, one should really see the Gra's 10 Kelalim
> <http://www.hashkafacircle.com/Asarah_Klalim.pdf>. The first explains
> that all of Qabbalah is not a description of Atzmuso yisbarakh, but of His
> Ratzon to be Meitiv. Thus, all this talk of sephiros and partzufim are no
> more problematic than the Rambam's notion of attributes that describe how
> Hashem's actions appear to us or R' Saadia Gaon's concept of attributes
> of Hashem's relationship with us in contrast with those of Hashem Himself.

Or, using the light metaphor that Chabad chassidus is so fond of, imagine
the sun shining through a stained glass window; it's the same sun, emitting
the same light, but the light coming through each panel is different; the
difference is in the filter (keilim), not in the source (or).

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