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Horses of Fire

“‘Horses of fire’ refers to the letters of the Torah” (Introduction, Tikunei Zohar).

Sometimes an idea is so powerful that a person cannot grasp it with his own strength. But his inspiration is magnified when he bonds with the letter in the Torah. And that capability rises much beyond his own strength, like the swift and certain passage of a chariot.

There is a type of person who travels only by foot. He makes his way using the might of his deep study of the Torah in a general fashion. He is not aided in understanding matters by means of the letters of the Torah.

There is another type of person who lacks the strength to walk. Instead, he travels exclusively upon the letters of the Torah, [‘the horses of fire’]—even in those matters that are simple, where a healthy man should travel by foot, using his own ability.

And there is another type of person. He goes by foot whenever he can. And when he does utilize the letters of the Torah, it is not out of weakness. Rather, he is like a man riding gloriously upon a horse, lending a crown to [the Torah] that he is involved with, or riding to a place that he could not have reached with his own ability, but only, in addition, by means of seeking out the letters of the Torah.

Orot Hatorah 5:4

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Horses

of

Fire











“‘Horses

of

fire’

refers

to

the

letters

of

the

Torah”

(Introduction



Tikunei

Zohar)













Sometimes

an

idea

is

so

powerful

that

a

person

cannot

grasp

it

with

his

own

strength



But

his

inspiration

is

magnified

when

he

bonds

with

the

letter

in

the

Torah



And

that

capability

rises

much

beyond

his

own

strength



like

the

swift

and

certain

passage

of

a

chariot













There

is

a

type

of

person

who

travels

only

by

foot





He

makes

his

way

using

the

might

of

his

deep

study

of

the

Torah

in

a

general

fashion





He

is

not

aided

in

understanding

matters

by

means

of

the

letters

of

the

Torah













There

is

another

type

of

person

who

lacks

the

strength

to

walk





Instead



he

travels

exclusively

upon

the

letters

of

the

Torah





‘the

horses

of

fire’

—even

in

those

matters

that

are

simple



where

a

healthy

man

should

travel

by

foot



using

his

own

ability













And

there

is

another

type

of

person





He

goes

by

foot

whenever

he

can



And

when

he

does

utilize

the

letters

of

the

Torah



it

is

not

out

of

weakness





Rather



he

is

like

a

man

riding

gloriously

upon

a

horse



lending

a

crown

to



the

Torah



that

he

is

involved

with



or

riding

to

a

place

that

he

could

not

have

reached

with

his

own

ability



but

only



in

addition



by

means

of

seeking

out

the

letters

of

the

Torah













Orot

Hatorah

5:4



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