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

Über die Selbsteinschätzung angehender Dichterfürsten

16 Dezember, 2008 (19:00) | | beautiful people | Kommentieren

Es sieht sich auf dem Dichterthron
Sogleich der junger Dichter schon.
Er denkt: Die Kritiken, ein Hohn.
Er trifft den Ton doch, jeden Ton.

Er wirft hinaus viel Wort an Wort,
Bewirft die Kunst bis zum Abort,
Wirft manchen Vers dabei weit fort
Und meint, er sei der Lyrik Hort.

Er kennt den Reim nicht, keinen Takt,
Es holpert wie im Katarakt,
Das Stolpern ist für ihn kein Akt,
Der freie Vers hat ihn gepackt.

Den Sinn verbirgt er meisterhaft,
Weil er recht gern Verwirrung schafft.
Und wenn man, was er schreibt, nicht rafft,
Fehlt es nur an der Geisteskraft.

Dem Dichter, der an sich fest glaubt,
Dass es total den Atem raubt,
Gefällt’s, was er zusammenschraubt:
Es ist die Zukunft. Überhaupt

Hat keiner doch wie er Talent
Und die Moderne längst verpennt.
Er ist der Stern am Firmament:
Welch Pech, dass man ihn so verkennt!

Beitrag vom 16 Dezember, 2008 (19:00) | Autor: Walther | Rubrik: beautiful people | Beitrag drucken Beitrag drucken | Kommentieren

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