The Secret Life of God: Discovering the Divine within You

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He told me that his visions always show him that the redemption of Israel depends on me. And it is impossible for a servant to serve two masters; otherwise, he will honor the one and treat the other contemptuously. Another instance of what looks like a sect of esoteric teachers among the Jews of the first centuries is the Vatīkīn, i.e. 'men of firm principles.' Their mysticism seems to have clustered mostly round the sentiments and outward conduct governing prayer.

Pages: 207

Publisher: Shambhala Publications (February 26, 2013)

ISBN: B00BLSEQ14

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