|Keter Shem Tov 203: The Sephirot|
|Written by Bentzion of Medziboz|
The Baal Shem Tov taught: When one sits down to learn, or even during normal conversation, one should reflect upon what subject one is talking about: Is it love, is it fear, is it compassion, is it perseverance, is it gratitude, is it connecting with others, or is it some type of controlling? Then one should attach oneself to the Divine Sephirah1 connected with that trait.
1The Sephirot are the channels through which G·d speaks to us, and by becoming consciousness of those channels we can become more conscious of those messages. In the context of this teaching, perhaps the thoughts that arise spontaneously in our minds when we are in a certain "Sephirah-emotional state" will bear that message for us.
Translation and Commentary by Rabbi Yehoshua Starrett and reprinted with the kind permission of the Baal Shem Tov Foundation. Please visit www.baalshemtov.com
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