Hishtavut – Albotini

“An important prerequisite for attaining the meditative experience is stoicism (hishtavut),
and this is discussed at great length by [Rabbi Yehuda] Albotini. The has been discussed by a number of
later kabbalists, but Abulafia only speaks about it in passing, writing, “One who has
attained true passion (cheshek), is not influenced by the blessings or curses of others. It
is as if they were speaking in a language that he does not understand.”’  -Meditation and Kabbalah, Aryeh Kaplan

Posted on July 18, 2011, in Hishtavut, Meditation Practices, Rabbi Albotini Teachings. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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