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The Secret of the Hebrew Letter Hei

The 3 Garments of the Soul

The soul possesses three means of expression–"garments," in the terminology of the Kabbalah and Chassidut: thought, speech, and action.

The higher garment, thought, is the expression of one's inner intellect and emotions to oneself.

The process of the intellect and emotions becoming conscious through thought is similar to giving oneself (the essentially unconscious domains of the soul) to another (one's state of consciousness).

The two lower garments, speech and action, express oneself to others.

The three lines which compose the form of the hei correspond to these three garments: the upper horizontal line to thought; the right vertical line to speech; the unattached foot to action.

The horizontal line symbolizes a state of equanimity.

The continuous, horizontal flow of thought is the contemplation of how G-d is found equally in every place and in every thing.

In relating to one's fellow person, one must realize that each of us possesses an innate inner point of goodness, and that all people are equal in essence.

This realization, the horizontal high plane of one's consciousness in relation to another, sets the "scene" for all individual, personal relationships.

From the teachings of Rabbi Ytshak Ginsburg

Brought by Rabbi Moshe Perets  


Rabbi Moshe Perets is the President of the Noahide Academy of Israel, Founder and Executive Director of, the world’s largest Noahide informational website. He accomplished his Rabbinical Studies at the Chabad Yeshiva and his medical studies at the University of Louvain in Brussels, Belgium.

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Vivek M V
Vivek M V
May 16

Thank you Rabbi for this profound wisdom....!

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