Tuesday, August 26, 2008


The “Life of All the Worlds”

by Reb Gutman Locks at Mystical Paths

When making the after-blessing for certain foods, we say, “Blessed is the Life of all the worlds.” We normally think there is only a single world and many lives living in it. This blessing teaches us that there are, in fact, many worlds, but only one life in them all.

When you make this blessing, try to see how this is possible. How can there be but one life when there are so many people?

Think of the one sun shining its single light onto all, sustaining all of them. Each person has his own sunlight shining on him and reflecting from his own face. But still, the sunlight remains a single one, both before it reaches the people and even after it reflects from each of their faces. Somewhat like this the One Life fills us all.

Think of your most basic physical structure, your molecules. Not one of them ever touches another. Still, they are all you. And when you touch any one of them, you are touching you. So they are not only millions and millions of molecules, but they are also the one you. Similar to this, even though each person stands far away from the rest of the people, this does not mean that their lives cannot be one. Just as your one life vivifies each of your molecules, so does the One Life of the worlds vivify each of us.

Look deeper and become accustomed to this way of thinking until you actually see that all life is sustained by a single life. Then you will understand the deeper meaning of, “Who has found me has found life.”[i]

[i] Proverbs 8:35

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nml said...

so deep, love your words. Ely

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