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Originally posted by windword
reply to post by 0thetrooth0
I'm really not sure, and I am no expert in this field, but I'm pretty sure no one can tell you it's actual origins. But the way I studied it, it's a code from the books of Moses and also includes the teachings from the Book of Enoch.
Enoch, of course, was removed from the bible because both the Christians and Jews were concerned with an emphasis on angelic figures distracting followers from God. They wanted to discourage "angel worship" and "demon worship."
Have you read the Book of Enoch? It's imperative to the study of Kabbala.
In the Vishnu Purana there is a mythological story about sage Narada asking Lord Vishnu to tell why people are deluded into living in profane time when all along they could function in sacred time. Lord Vishnu offers to do so, but asks Narada, in the meantime, to fetch a cup of water. Narada goes to the nearest house and knocks on the door to ask for the water. A beautiful and attractive young woman opens the door. Narada is completely captivated by her charms, forgets about his fetching a cup of water for the Lord, forgets that he is avowed celibate; and he woos and wins her hand. They live together in a house after getting married and in due course two beautiful children arrive in successive years. While they are living in contentment, suddenly a flash flood engulfs their neighborhood and even their home. They have to try to escape as the flood rise and the current becomes stronger. It becomes so strong that one child, then the other, and finally his wife are swept away by the raging waters. Narada himself is barely able to maintain a precarious hold on a tree and is feeling terribly shocked by the tragedy that has befallen him. While waiting thus, he hears Lord Vishnu's call asking him "where is the cup of water" because he is still thirsty. Narada suddenly realizes that he was all the while standing on the firm ground and only a few moments had passed.