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“The Meaning of the Temple” – an essay by Leo Schaya
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The universal meaning of the Kabbalah. Third Edition God, the Universe, and Man-their essential unity and fundamental attributes as seen through the eyes of Jewish esoteric tradition-is the subject of Leo Schaya’s masterly study of the Kabbalah.
Unlike most works on the subject, which focus on the history of the Kabbalah or the Kabbalah as literature not to mention countless ‘new age’ rantsthis penetrating text expounds the universal teachings of the Kabbalah on the relationships of all things scyaya their supreme archetypes, the ten Sephiroth, or principial aspects of God. In addition to the Old Testament and the Talmud, Schaya draws on one of the classical sources of Jewish mysticism-the Zohar, or Book of Splendor-fromwhich he extracts an all-embracing synthesis of the numberless degrees of All-Reality, to which correspond the multiple states of human being, from earthly individuality to essential identity with the Absolute.
This work, acclaimed by reviewers and scholars alike, fittingly concludes with an illuminating chapter on the Name of God, which saves ‘all those who invoke him in truth.
In this, Schaya carries on the extraordinary work of three great 20th-century metaphysicians of the philosophia perennis: This book will be extremely useful to anyone who is, in the words of Maimonides, ‘perplexed’ by the Bible in the sense of having exercised his best thinking about it and who now stands’broken’ before its apparent contradictions and its overwhelming emotional authority. The Kabbalah, or esotericism, is the communication to man of what Schaya calls principial ideas, ideas that are to thought and actions what the sun is to its rays.
Standing between metaphysical ideas and the symbolic language of the Zohar and the Old Testament, he allows each side to penetrate the other. This book fills an urgent need.
The Universal Meaning of Kabbalah
To rediscover the deepest meaning of the Old Testament kabbalha something that could haved a most tonic and enlightening effect on the whole of Christian thought today; no clearer interpreters are to be found than the masters of the Kabbalah. Leo Schaya was born in Switzerland in He received a traditional Jewish upbringing, but from an early age devoted himself to the study of the great metaphysical doctrines of East and West, particularly those of Neoplatonism, Sufism, and theAdvaita Vedanta.
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Contents Contemplation achaya the Divine Aspects. The Mystery of Man. The Return to the One. The universal meaning of the Kabbalah Leo Schaya Snippet view – Contemplation of the Divine Aspects.