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The Inner Spark

The Inner Spark

The inner essence of the soul, which reflects, which lives the true spiritual life, must have absolute inner freedom. It experiences its freedom, which is life, through its originality in thought, which is its inner spark that can be fanned to a flame through study and concentration.

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Know Yourself

Know Yourself

From his own inner tendencies,
a person must come to know what he content he must actualize [in the world].
And let him always be happy with his portion in life, and embrace it energetically.

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Returning to Your True Self

Returning to Your True Self

When we forget our personal soul,
when we distract our mind away from looking into the inner life of the unique self,
everything becomes blurry and uncertain.

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Nation

RAV KOOK ON JERUSALEM AS THE GATEWAY TO EDEN:

RAV KOOK ON JERUSALEM AS THE GATEWAY TO EDEN:

“Yerushalayim, and Zion in particular, is a teaching about the return of humankind to its highest status -to the point that all the nations who divided into many streams in the past will return to form one pure and good unit”. -Rav Kook, TZ”L   

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Humanity

The World Soul

The World Soul

The individual and the collective soul, the world soul, the soul of all realms of being cries out like a fierce lioness in anguish for total perfection, for an ideal form of existence, and we feel the pain and it purges us.

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Rav Kook on Unity and Life

Rav Kook on Unity and Life

A chaotic world stands before us as long as we have not attained that degree of higher perfection in which we unite all life-forces and all their diverse tendencies.

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Rav Kook on Universal Love

Rav Kook on Universal Love

Rav Kook was explicitly clear that “our ultimate purpose and destiny is to bring ‘shalom-peace’, happiness and blessing into the world, in line with the blessing to Avraham.

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Universal Harmony

Universal Harmony

We must liberate ourselves from confinement within our private concerns…This reduces us to the worst kind of smallness, and brings upon us endless physical and spiritual distress.

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Existence

The Power of Complete Fulfillment

The Power of Complete Fulfillment

The newest power that will be revealed in the world that will renew life with complete liberation is the great impact of the human will on the entire creation when it comes to its complete fulfillment.

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Radiant is the World Soul

Radiant is the World Soul

The higher expression of tshuva comes about as a flash of illumination of the all-good, the divine, the light of the One who abides in eternity. The universal soul, the spiritual essence is revealed to us in all its majesty and holiness, to the extent that the human heart can absorb it.

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A Summons to Higher Contemplation

A Summons to Higher Contemplation

Contemplate the wonders of creation, the divine dimension of their being, not as a dim configuration that is presented to you from the distance but as the reality in which you live.

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Teshuva Emerges From the Depths of Being

Teshuva Emerges From the Depths of Being

Teshuva Emerges From the Depths of Being “Teshuva emerges from the depths of being, from such great depths in which the individual stands not as a separate entity, but rather as a continuation of the vastness of universal existence

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The 5 Foundations of Existence

The 5 Foundations of Existence

Rav Kook’s primary student, HaRav David Cohen-HaRav HaNazir -after many years of deep immersion in Rav Kook’s writings- explained that Rav Kook’s understanding and presentation of existence is based on 5 foundational principles.

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