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Mar
20
comment Shaar Yichud - Unity of God
yep, he wanted to get around the 1+1=1 problem by saying infinity+infinity=infinity
Mar
20
comment Shaar Yichud - Unity of God
it's a possibility but it is logically incoherent like i wrote.
Mar
20
comment Shaar Yichud - Unity of God
I know someone who holds the first, that God is totally in each and every element simultaneously but I don't know if this is some kind of hagshama to think this.
Mar
20
comment Shaar Yichud - Unity of God
but the second seems to contradict unity.
Mar
20
comment Shaar Yichud - Unity of God
@DoubleAA shaar yichud says it is a problem. makes sense to me. since they exist inside the framework's existence so the framework's existence precedes them. what's circular about that?
Mar
20
comment Shaar Yichud - Unity of God
do you mean He is simultaneously totally in each and every place or He is simultaneously everywhere without this?
Mar
20
comment Shaar Yichud - Unity of God
that is exactly my point - "a part" is a contradiction to absolute Unity. An absolute Unity has no parts or plurality in any sense whatsoever.
Mar
20
comment Shaar Yichud - Unity of God
@R.Mo does that mean part of Him is in me and part of Him is in you? or perhaps He is in me and in you simultaneously, but then that's 1+1=1
Mar
20
comment Shaar Yichud - Unity of God
@DoubleAA because then each one is bounded and whatever is bounded is preceded by the framework of existence which set its boundaries. therefore neither is eternal.
Mar
20
comment Shaar Yichud - Unity of God
can you please explain the statement "The overwhelming multiplicity of our reality is just one form of expression of His Oneness."
Mar
20
comment Shaar Yichud - Unity of God
@YEZ it's spread out throughout but see chapter 7 argument 4
Mar
20
asked Shaar Yichud - Unity of God
Mar
20
comment Igrot Kodesh of the Lubavitcher Rebbe zt'l
@ShmuelBrin interesting. probably not so objective though.
Mar
20
comment Is Cain a prophet?
so what is a prophet?
Mar
20
comment Is Cain a prophet?
@ClintEastwood it explains what is a good guy prophet which was the underlying question the way i understood it
Mar
20
asked Igrot Kodesh of the Lubavitcher Rebbe zt'l
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20
revised Is Cain a prophet?
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20
answered Is Cain a prophet?
Mar
20
comment Torah among the nations
@YEZ the reason it's not asur in the shulchan aruch is because you cannot ask the masses to not read any secular books. too many people are forced into this for parnasa reasons or whatever. but it clearly damages one's hashkafa/daas torah as this link shows judaism.stackexchange.com/a/28786/1857 "without any mixture..."
Mar
20
comment As an atheist, what awaits me after death?
just to clarify the quote from Chovos Halevavos of R.Bleich that you are presumably deducing "most of mankind would remain without religion, etc." is not talking about the afterlife. it is saying that without the use of corporality of God in the torah most people would not understand the torah and the world would be barbaric, without any morality. the gentiles also learned morality from the torah whether or not they realize it.