18 July 2007

It takes two to tango

The Rujiner Rav was once asked:-what’s ruach haKodesh (holy spirit)? What do people mean when they say that so-and-so has a ruach haKodesh? Can flesh and blood contain a ruach haKodesh? -it’s all really simple, he replied, everyone’s got a soul and flesh. The problem is that these two are always unhappy with one another and are constantly at loggerheads. There are people whose flesh and soul are in harmony with one another, they have trained the body to serve the soul and use the soul as a reliable tool. Of such people others say that they have a ruach ha-kodesh.Holiness is peace between the body and the soul which is achieved after a long struggle between the two where the spirit triumphs.

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