Kegavana is an Aramaic paragraph that is commonly recited in Nusach Sefarad on Friday nights after Kabbalat Shabbat and before the beginning of Ma'ariv (Barchu).

Is it better for one to stand or to sit while saying it?

As it is a meditation relating to Barchu and to receiving the additional neshama, it might be better to stand. But as it may be considered learning Torah (according to this answer), perhaps one should sit. What are the prevalent minhagim?

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    Why should one sit for learning Torah? Originally you had to stand to learn Torah judaism.stackexchange.com/a/23184/759 – Double AA Jul 27 '17 at 21:58
  • to stand up to barechu – kouty Jul 27 '17 at 22:07
  • Based on the analysis in your linked answer, Bameh madlikin said in Nusach Ashkenaz is a better candidate to be considered learning Torah. After all, that one is Mishnah, whereas Kegavna is Zohar (I think. I don't recall its source.) So, why aren't most people standing for Bameh Madlikin? I don't attend Nusach Sefard shtiebls that often. But, from what I have seen, they sit and rise for Barchu. – DanF Jul 27 '17 at 22:33
  • You have two questions, so I think you need to delete one. "What should one do" is very different from "what is the prevalent custom that people are doing". – DanF Jul 27 '17 at 22:36
  • "As it is a meditation relating to Barchu " - is it? From what I recall, Kegavna discusses the beauty of Shabbat and, I think, it has a reference to Shema. I don't think it's about Barchu. – DanF Jul 27 '17 at 22:52

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