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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Quote of the Week 146 - Chashmal, The Speaking Silence

“When the prophet reaches this level, his ego is totally nullified and all sensation is hushed. He then reaches the level of the Chashmal, which is identical with the ‘small still voice’ of Elijah. The Talmud states that the word Chashmal is made up of two words, Chash, meaning silence, and Mal, indicating speech. At this level, the prophet experiences the ‘speaking silence.’ This is the level of silence through which he can hear the word of God or see a true divine vision.”

--from Meditation and the Bible, by Aryeh Kaplan, p. 41

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