posted on Jan, 27 2020 @ 01:32 PM
a reply to: glend
Interesting comments. As to your comments on reincarnation, it seems to strange to dualistically place ourselves in opposition to the natural world.
If nature exists, and exists independently of ourselves i.e. its extent and duration could be infinite, than isn't it problematic that we - as
properties of nature - seek to 'extricate ourselves' from it, as if being in it or out of it we're somehow different things? To me, if eternity is
eternity, than it makes no differences whether I reincarnate or stay within some cosmic point; in fact, I'd rather be "one with the world", and so
infinitely reincarnate to be at one with it rather than seek escape from it as if that didn't imply that the world was somehow wrong or less true than
some idea I have of it. Is it not possible that our bodies, because of our societies, are simply asymmetric with the natural world, which produces
this feeling of alienation in ourselves towards it?
As to the Zohar, it is notoriously difficult to understand. I spent a good year and half working with it in English and its hard to make heads or
tails of the matter without a very intimate knowledge of Hebrew or the Aramaic its written within. I know Biblical Hebrew, but not Aramaic, so I
couldn't fully take advantage of it - and I had no teacher or Rabbi to work with to share their understanding of the text.