Sunday, December 11, 2005

The Afternoon Prayer of Isaac

"Isaac went out to meditate ('lasuach') in the field toward evening."
[Gen. 24:63]
"The soul is always praying.
It constantly seeks
to fly away to its Beloved."
According to Rav Kook,
what we call 'prayer'
is only an external expression of the inner prayer of the soul.
In order to truly pray, we must be aware
of our continuous inner prayer.
Through prayer, the soul flowers with new strength...
just as a tree naturally flowers and sends forth branches.

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