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The Written Torah and the Oral Torah

We receive the written Torah through the most elevated and inclusive conception within our souls. From the midst of our souls, we sense the blaze and beauty of that living, encompassing light of all existence. It makes us soar higher than all logic and intellect. We sense a supernal Godly spirit hovering upon us, touching yet not touching, flying next to our lives and above them, gilding them with its light. This light blazes, sparkles and penetrates everything. It permeates whatever is under the heavens. This great light was not created by the spirit of the Jewish people. Rather, it was created by the spirit of God, the Creator of all. This living Torah is the foundation of the creation of all universes.

With the oral Torah, we descend to life. We feel that we are receiving the supernal light in the second conduit within our soul: the conduit that advances toward the life of action. We sense that the spirit of the nation, bound like the flame to the coal with the light of the true Torah, has, with its unique character, fashioned the unique form of the oral Torah. Without a doubt, this Torah of man is encompassed within the Torah of God. It too is the Torah of God. It cannot be that this flow of life through all portals could be hidden from the keen eye of [Moses, who received this Torah,] who gazed through the clear lens, who was trusted in all the house of God. As the sages stated, whatever a thoughtful student will one day conceive of was told to Moses on Sinai.

These two lights make one complete world, in which heaven and earth are nourished.

Orot Hatorah 1:1

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The Written Torah and the Oral Torah We receive the written Torah through the most elevated and inclusive conception within our souls From the midst of our souls we sense the blaze and beauty of that living encompassing light of all existence It makes us soar higher than all logic and intellect We sense a supernal Godly spirit hovering upon us touching yet not touching flying next to our lives and above them gilding them with its light This light blazes sparkles and penetrates everything It permeates whatever is under the heavens This great light was not created by the spirit of the Jewish people Rather it was created by the spirit of God the Creator of all This living Torah is the foundation of the creation of all universes With the oral Torah we descend to life We feel that we are receiving the supernal light in the second conduit within our soul: the conduit that advances toward the life of action We sense that the spirit of the nation bound like the flame to the coal with the light of the true Torah has with its unique character fashioned the unique form of the oral Torah Without a doubt this Torah of man is encompassed within the Torah of God It too is the Torah of God It cannot be that this flow of life through all portals could be hidden from the keen eye of Moses who received this Torah who gazed through the clear lens who was trusted in all the house of God As the sages stated whatever a thoughtful student will one day conceive of was told to Moses on Sinai These two lights make one complete world in which heaven and earth are nourished Orot Hatorah 1:1

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