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English to Croatian: introduction to Zohar General field: Social Sciences Detailed field: Philosophy
Source text - English The Zohar is above all else a holy book. It is not meant to be regarded in the way we regard other books, because it is unlike any book that has ever been or ever will be. Its origin is Light; its purpose is to bring Light; its nature and substance are Light, so much so that the mere possession of the Zohar—even if it is never opened—can keep darkness from seeping into a house, so much so that the mere scanning of its words—without any comprehension of their meaning—will surround the walls and the occupants with an aura of merciful protection.
For these words are the words of the Creator. Just the thought of what these pages contain could, in different times and places, send many a holy sage into a state of divine rapture, weeping tears of joy in a sleepless ecstasy that would sometimes last for weeks. Others gave their lives or submitted to unspeakable tortures rather than betray or deny the truth of what you now hold in your hands. Still others used their last breath to declare that this text contains everything worth knowing and experiencing in this world.
In simplest terms, the Zohar is a commentary on the Bible, structured as conversations among friends, scholars, and spiritual masters. Zohar is a Hebrew word meaning "splendor." As the kabbalists explain, when we scan the pages in the original language, a deep connection to the Creator's Light comes into being. As we gain understanding of and intimacy with the Zohar, our consciousness deepens and expands. Spiritually, we grow and evolve. We can become who we need to be to gain the joy and fulfillment that God intends for us. This takes place in every area of our lives, including our relationships, our spiritual work, even our businesses and careers.
Translation - Croatian Zohar je iznad svega sveta knjiga. Spram nje se ne treba odnositi kao spram drugih knjiga, budući da ona nije poput bilo koje knjige koja je ikad postojala niti će ikada postojati. Njen izvor je Svjetlost; svrha joj je donijeti Svjetlo; narav i bit su joj Svjetlost, u toj mjeri da i samo posjedovanje Zohar-a—čak i ako nikad nije niti otvoren—može spriječiti prodor tame u kuću, toliko da će obično pregledavanje njenih riječi—bez ikakvog razumijevanja njihova značenja—obviti zidove i ukućane aurom milosrdne zaštite.
Jer ove riječi, riječi su Stvoritelja. Sama pomisao na sadržaj ovih stranica mogla bi, u različitim vremenima i mjestima, poslati mnogima svetu mudrost koja vodi u stanje božanskog zanosa , lijuće suze radosnice besane ekstaze koja će ponekad trajati tjednima. Drugi dadoše svoje živote i bijahu podvrgnuti neopisivim mukama radije nego da izdaju ili poreknu istinu koju sada držite u rukama. A neki posljednjim dahom svojim objaviše kako ovaj tekst sadrži sve znanje i iskustvo vrijedno na ovom svijetu.
Najjednostavnije rečeno, Zohar je komentar Biblije, ustrojen u vidu razgovora među prijateljima, poznavateljima i duhovnim učiteljima. Zohar je a hebrejska riječ za „sjaj.“ Kako kabalisti tumače, pregledavanjem stranica na izvornom jeziku, stvara se duboka povezanost sa Stvoriteljevom Svjetlošću. Kako stječemo razumijevanje Zohar-a i prisnost s njime, naša spoznaja produbljuje se i širi. Duhovno, rastemo i razvijamo se. Možemo postati kakvi trebamo biti da bismo dosegli radost i ispunjenje koje nam Bog namjenjuje. Ovo se odražava na svakom području naših života, uključujući naše odnose, naš duhovni rad ,čak i na naše poslove i karijere.
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