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Binah, the realm of stability

In this extract from ‘Angels and Other Mysteries of the Tree and Life’, the master talks about Binah, the realm of stability. It is one of his many commentaries interpreting the ten Sephiroth of the Cabbala: In the Tree of Life, the realm of stability is Binah, the realm of the twenty-four elders.  What exactly is stability? It is quality of one who can no longer be daunted or overcome by evil. And to avoid being overcome by evil you have to escape its clutches by rising to a region where it no longer has any power. You will ask: But do such regions exist? Yes, they exist: they exist within you, and they exist in the universe. If you have not already realised this it is because you are not in the habit of observing yourself.   Have you never been surprised to notice that if some incident that once had the power to sadden or discourage you occurs in different circumstances, it no longer distresses you in the same way? Why is this? …