Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sudden repentance and Gradual repentance, Part III


[Third in a three-part series]

"The greatest repentance comes from experiencing the illuminating revelation of general goodness, of the Divine goodness which is present in all worlds, the light of the Life of the Universe. We imagine the soul of all, which emanates from above, glorious and holy, to the extent that we can grasp.

"We then perceive that the whole is truly good and just, and that the good and just in us comes when we are true to the whole. How could we be torn from the whole, crumbled away and different, separated, like insignificant dust?

"As a result of this revelation, which is truly recognition of Gd, repentance comes to the individual and the community."

(Rav Avraham Yitzchak haKohen Kook, Orot haTeshuvah 2)

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