Yodh – The Infinite Point

20 Dezember, 2009 (23:21) | | goldener schnitt | 1 Kommentar

„J“ is the tenth letter in the modern Latin alphabet; it was the last of the 26 letters to be added.

But Yodh, also spelled Yud or Yod, is the tenth letter of the Semitic alphabet. The tenth shall be holy; as the decimal nature of reality.

But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by men and despised by the people.
All who see me mock me; they hurl insults, shaking their heads:
He trusts in Adonai; let Adonai rescue him. Let him deliver him, since he delights in him.

As Yodh is the smallest letter, much kabbalistic and mystical significance is attached to it. The secret of this point is the power of the Infinite to contain finite phenomena within Himself and express them to apparent external reality. This initial point, the essential power of the Yodh, is the „little that holds much.“

I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint. My heart has turned to wax; it has melted away within me.
My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth; you lay me in the dust of death.

According to the Gospel of Matthew Jesus mentioned it during the Antithesis of the Law when he says: „One Yodh or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.“ Yodh was often overlooked by scribes because of its size and position as a mater lectiones.

Dogs have surrounded me; a band of evil men has encircled me, they have pierced my hands and my feet.
I can count all my bones; people stare and gloat over me.
They divide my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing.

In modern Hebrew, the phrase „tip of the Yodh“ refers to a small and insignificant thing, and someone who „worries about the tip of a Yodh“ is someone who is a „Korinthenkacker“ that means to be picky and meticulous about very small details.

From birth I was cast upon you; from my mother’s womb you have been my Adonai.
Do not be far from me, for trouble is near and there is no-one to help.

In „gematria“, the Hebrew language and Hebrew alphabet, Yodh represents the number ten, and its place in the name of Adonai.

Eli Eli, why have you forsaken me?

Two Yodhs in a row designate the name of HIM and in pointed texts are written with the vowels of Adonai; this is done as well with the Tetragrammaton.

Adonai, deliver my precious life from the power of the dogs.

Yodh is thought to have originated with a pictograph of a hand, Yad in Hebrew.
Yad can also refer to pointer used for Torah reading in Jewish synagogues.

Quote: Psalm 22

Beitrag vom 20 Dezember, 2009 (23:21) | Autor: Kathrin Drescher | Rubrik: goldener schnitt | Beitrag drucken Beitrag drucken | (1) Kommentar


2 Dezember, 2009 (09:26) | | herz & lenden | Kommentieren

Was kann ich Dir, Du Elfe, denn noch schenken,
Wenn Dich so viel umgibt, so hell umstrahlt,
Dir Sonne Feuer in die Haare malt:
Wer will die Blicke nicht nur auf Dich lenken?

Du tanzt auf Wiesen leicht mit schlanken Füßen,
Es blüht mit jedem Schritt ein Leuchten mehr,
Als würden alle Himmel niemals leer,
Gilt’s Dich mit ihren Sternen zu begrüßen!

Ich frage mich, es fragt mein banges Herz,
Wie kann ich Dich jemals zufriedenstellen?
Des Nachts gehn meine Lieder mondenwärts,

Dort suche ich nach neuen Lichterquellen:
Doch Du nimmst mich ganz einfach bei der Hand
Und führst mich in Dein Seelenzauberland!

Beitrag vom 2 Dezember, 2009 (09:26) | Autor: Walther | Rubrik: herz & lenden | Beitrag drucken Beitrag drucken | Kommentieren

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