The World of Music, as Love

This site is Integral, and this site is Musical. 

I'll lean on the mystic Abraham Isaac Kook to set this page up. This is an obscure translation, made more obscure by my further translation. But this Kabbalistic mystic provides a nice framing for this page. If you're wondering why you're reading about Love on a website about Integral, this is Kook's explanation:

There is a one
who sings the soul of his soul,
and in his soul he finds it all,
full, complete spiritual satisfaction.

And there is a one
who sings the song of the Nation.
He leaves the sone of his personal soul,
which he doesn't find wide enough,
and not settled in ideal serenity,
and attaches himself with tender love
to the totality of his community/nation
and together with her
he sings her songs
he suffers her pains,
and he takes delight in her hopes;
he ponders high and pure ideas
about her past and her future,
and he investigates with love and the wisdom of the hear
the inner content of her soul.

And there is a one
who widens his soul even further
until it expands and spreads beyond the boundary of the community/nation
to sing the song of humanity;
his soul is continuously enlarged
by the genius of Man
and the glory of his divine image,
he aspires towards Man's universal purpose
and anticipates his higher wholification,
and from this living source
does he draw the entirety of his thoughts and explorations,
his aspirations and his visions.

And there is a one
who rises even further than this in expansion
until he joins himself in unity with all of existence in its totality,
with all creatures
and with all worlds,
and together with all of them he gives forth song;
and this is the one
who "engages daily in a chapter of song"
who is promised that he lives in the emergent world.

And there is a one
who rises with all these songs
together in one unity,
and all fo them send forth their voices
all together they play their melodies,
and each pours vigor and life into the other,
the sound of jubilance and the osund of joy,
the sound of celebration and the osund of exultance,
the sound of rejoicing and the sound of holiness.

The song of the soul,
the song of the Community/Nation,
the song of humankind,
the song of the world,
all flow together within him
all the time, at every moment.

And this completeness, in its fullness,
rises to become the song of holiness:
the song of God,
The song of Community/Nation,
in her mighty glory and beauty,
in her mighty truth and magnificence.

This is the Song of God,
a simple song,
a double song,
a three-fold song,
a four-fold song.

The Song of the Songs of Solomon
to the King to Whom wholeness belongs.

 

 
 

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