A Light Motif
Now the core intuition of all the great systems of the spirit is that love is captured best by the image of light. Kabbala teaches that the light which fills the vessels of creation is love.
The word Torah itself – an all-encompassing Hebrew term meant to refer to all divine wisdom – means light. (Interestingly, the Hebrew word for light – Orah – is also the basis for the English word aura.)
This idea is not just a nice image;
it has fantastic implications for the nature of giving. Usually, when I give you something, it means that you now have it and I do not.
Not so in reference to light and love. One candle can light a hundred candles without losing any of its own brilliance. It is for this reason precisely that light was held to be the incarnation of love.
When you give in love, much like a candle, you are able to illuminate many people without ever losing any of your own luminescence.
Giving love only creates more.
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