ARTICLE | doi:10.20944/preprints202208.0267.v1
Subject: Arts And Humanities, Religious Studies Keywords: kabbalah; kabbalah’s doctrines; hinduism; religion similarities
Online: 15 August 2022 (15:39:30 CEST)
The basic ideas [In particular, God’s departure from his pure state of “ein sof” (there are many differences of opinion on this issue’s reason, but some who do not underestimate describe it as God speaking to himself), the to appear of 4 world (The world of Adam Qadmon is not included. Some sources include the world of Adam Qadmon and describe it as the 5 worlds.) with light dispersed from God (in accordance with “sefirot”), the rise of people in 4 world by worshiping and the coming of the Messiah, and the attainment of all people to the world/state of ein sof.] of Jewish Kabbalah, the first period of which started in 400 BC and the 5th period of which started in 1700 AD (5th period is still continue), and the changes that these ideas have undergone in the historical process, and the similarities of these ideas with other religions (especially Hinduism) are remarkable and worth examining.
Subject: Arts And Humanities, Religious Studies Keywords: Rigpa; Shekhinah; Sefirotic Tree; Kabbalah; Zohar; Mishkan; Aron ha-Berit; Eliade; Scholem; Sogyal Rimpoche
Online: 5 May 2022 (03:20:40 CEST)
AbstractEliadean analysis reveals the passive or the receiving aspect of the symbol of the presence of God, the Aron ha-Berit or the Ark of the Covenant of the ancient Hebrews. Consequently, we are able to establish the inner mode or the symbolic structure of Yahweh. The Sefirotic Tree of medieval Kabbalists replicates the symbolic structure of Yahweh as revealed by the Ark of the Covenant. The feminine aspect of the presence of God remains in the consciousness of the Jewish people and blossoms in the medieval Kabbalah. It is precisely the feminine aspect that is capable of transcendence or able to acquire an infinite character.The dynamic aspect of the Shekhinah is reflective of the changes it undergoes as a result of receiving the flow from the Sefiroth above. Looking at the Sefirotic Tree as a reflection of the mind of the Kabbalist, Shekhinah represents the human ability for acceptance. A narrow acceptance corresponds to a narrow mind, whereas the infinite ability to accept corresponds to the infinite mind. A particular description of the formative function of Shekhinah represents a different mode of cognition. Similar descriptions are found in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition related to the concept of Rigpa. In order to find out the equivalence of these descriptions we analyzed the latter and found that Shekhinah and Rigpa converge at both the foundational and transcendental levels.