Two Minds

Two Minds Menachem Av 5, 5776 · August 9, 2016

Based on letters and talks of the Rebbe, Rabbi M. M. Schneerson

The mind of a woman and the mind of a man are two distinct minds at their very core. And only with both can there be a world.

It began when G d decided to create a world. In doing so, He took two perspectives. He saw the world from beyond, as its Creator. And He saw the world from within, as the energy of life.

From that first perspective originates the mind of man; from the second, the mind of woman.

That is why the man has the power to conquer and subdue, but he does not have the woman’s sense of the other.

That is why the woman feels the other. She does not conquer, she nurtures. But her light is tightly constrained.

As they bond together, the man unleashes the woman’s light, and the woman teaches the man to feel the other. In that union shines the very essence of all that is holy and divine.

Sefer ha-Likkutim (Ari), Shemot; Sefer ha-Maamarim 5652, p. 118.

Based on letters and talks of the Rebbe,

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