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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz: “The vessel for divine revelation must be transparent.”

When the Divine Presence dwells within a person, place, or situation,
the implication is that it no longer has an independent existence.

It is impossible for something to exist independently while simultaneously
serving as a vessel for the revelation of the Divine Presence.

The object must therefore be nonexistent for the divine being to be revealed
within it.

The vessel for divine revelation must be transparent.

If it is perceived as or views itself as an independent entity, it then is blocked,
either partially or completely, from the divine radiance, and the Divine
Presence cannot rest within it.

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz