Universal Meaning of the Kabbalah [Leo Schaya] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Universal Meaning of the Kabbalah is a discussion. This is the complete text of “The Meaning of the Temple”, an essay by Leo Schaya, which appeared in the the journal “Studies in Comparative Religion”, For those who have yet to discover the work of Leo Schaya (), Universal Meaning of the Kabbalah (), and was for a time editor of the French.

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Leo Schaya

This book is short and difficult. Product zchaya Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x These absences imply the permanent incompleteness of the interpretations of reality.

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 to their supreme archetypes, the ten Sephiroth, or principial aspects of God. Modern man has no notion that contemplation is the purest and highest form of action, and the most powerful; that it actualizes the supreme Being, the universal Act; that in contemplation the real presence of the Lord of the worlds reveals Himself, manifests Himself here below.


Universal Aspects of the Kabbalah and Judaism

The assumption and goal of Schaya’s study thus is stated in the title of his book. Book Reviews Foreword Reviews Religion.

Account Options Sign in. As I understand it, the Traditionalists hold that each particular religion, Judaism, Buddhism, Sufism, teaches its followers in its own way how to unite with the Divine and with reality. He uses some interesting language to describe being labbalah coming into being ” Schaya’s book is a sort of outline catalogue of contents.

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Action that is not in conformity with Being, instead of actualizing Being, of realizing it, tends to stifle it, to kill it. Igrowastreesgrow marked it as to-read Mar 16, The Kabbalah, or esotericism, is the communication to man of what Schaya calls principial ideas, ideas that are to thought achaya actions what the sun is to its rays.

Robert Hund marked it as to-read Mar 14, Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Asmith marked it as to-read Aug 03, Remarkably, Schaya also grounds his analysis not in some abstract principle of truth but in the human community itself: They cultivate action for the sake of action without regard to being, His Being: Kidalia Alves marked it as to-read Oct 20, This book fills an urgent need.

A man of God contemplates with God, acts with Him, and is conscious of God in himself and in all things. Online Library of Articles. Naissance a l’esprit Collection “Mystiques et religions”Dervy-Livres, 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.


Leo Schaya was perhaps the most masterful interpreter of Jewish esoterism in the light of perennialist wisdom. Modern semiology, the study of scbaya, contends kabblah there is neither a definable beginning nor end to language and the facility human schayq have for interpretation of signs. This is also a contention of Kabbalah when it refers to the ” Robin Edwin marked it as to-read Dec 24, Religious mysticism seeks to go beyond subject-object dualism to essential unity of all being.

Besides Biblical descriptions, author Leo Schaya turns to some Talmudic and rabbinical writings and oral traditions to give a general, but also a more esoteric, understanding of Jewish doctrines concerning the Temple of Jerusalem. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

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