Monday, October 20, 2014

"Seeing Gd", Part 2


"All of us agree that we were forced to describe Gd in physical terms and to speak of Him with the attributes of created beings, in order to enable people to accept the existence of the Creator. The books of the prophets expressed this to people using physical terms, which are close to their minds and understanding. Were they to say it in the appropriate form, using spiritual terms and matters, we would understand neither the words not the matter, and we could not serve something we did not know…"

(Rabbeinu Bachya ibn Paquda, Chovot haLevavot, Shaar haYichud 10)

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