The Knowledge Of G-D – 2:1

Part Two: Contemplation & Meditation

 

Now that we have explained the entire chaining down of the worlds, from the essence of Ohr Ein Sof (The Infinite Light) until our world, we must explain the proper approach this type of study.  We will, therefore, now delve into the methodology of Kabbalistic contemplation.

In essence, Hitbonenut (Contemplation) is the strong gazing of the mind into the depth of a subject.  In other words, one examines the subject in his mind until he understands it in all its parts and details.  In the terminology of the Talmud, this is called Iyun (In depth Analysis).

There are two basic methods of study.  The first is called Iyun – In depth Analysis, and the second is called Girsah (Surface study).

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