Let My People Know

"Hearing voices"


We are not always well equipped for receiving. 

I hear a call, and I’m not equipped. 

Let's take the room I am in, for example. 

On a completely physical level, this room is full of voices and images. 

If I have a radio receiver I'll hear voices, and if I have a television receiver I'll see images. 

So the images are here, the voices are here. 

They are all over me, they are overwhelming, but I don't see or hear them. 

But not everyone is so closed. 

A hasidic rabbi once said that he was praying to have the voices a little bit dulled. 

He couldn't rest, he couldn't sleep, because he was hearing voices all the time.
He was distraught from having a very broad range receiver.

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
From On Being Free by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz