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The Smooth Point

Postby Gnosomai Emauton » Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:11 pm

Does anyone happen to know the original Hebrew phase that is translated as "The Smooth Point"? Also, any ideas on its first witness? Zohar? Sepher Yetzirah? Earlier?

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Re: The Smooth Point

Postby Jim Eshelman » Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:54 pm

I'm not home and can't look it up easily (sitting in a board meeting), but I think it's covered in 777 in the first page of endnotes.
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Re: The Smooth Point

Postby Avshalom Binyamin » Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:22 pm

NQDH PShVTh, Nequdah Peshutah

Though I've also seen it spelled with a waw after the qoph, and I'm not sure which is correct.
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Re: The Smooth Point

Postby danica » Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:45 pm

Avshalom Binyamin wrote:NQDH PShVTh, Nequdah Peshutah

Though I've also seen it spelled with a waw after the qoph, and I'm not sure which is correct.

According to the copy of Lib.777 I'm looking at (paper-book in Serbian), that is the spelling for The small point;
there's another for The primordial point, whose alternative translation - says the google search - is the smooth point (?): NQDH RAShVNH

(it's in the first couple of lines of Notes to Table of Correspondences, listed in "Some common titles for Kether")
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Re: The Smooth Point

Postby Gnosomai Emauton » Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:31 pm

Hmm... I noticed that in 777 as well but in Sepher Sephiroth, PShVTh is "smooth". I guess I'll have to dig deeper into primary texts to see where it originally shows up.

The reason I'm searching is that the enemy faction mentioned several times in the Dead Sea Scrolls are the "seekers after smooth things" and I'm wondering if this is perhaps a mistranslation or elision of "seekers of the smooth point".

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Re: The Smooth Point

Postby FrAAAAAM » Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:45 am

It would be more accurate to translate Pashut or Pashutah as "Simple," "Absolute," or "Pure". One can have "Emunah Pashutah" or "Simple Faith"/"Pure Faith," and in the Higher Levels (Way Upstairs) the Divinity is a "Simple Unity" or "Absolute Unity" (Achdut Pashutah)... Nequdah Pashutah is a "Simple Point," "Simply a Point," or an "Absolute Point". This also relates to the Seder Hishtalshalut or "Chaining Down of Worlds," as this Simple Point undergoes movements that extend it in egression and retraction, and these Primordial Movements "Engrave" markings, etc. into the Spherical Configuration left by its retraction. There is also a relation to the "World of Points" or "Olahm Nequdot"...
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Re: The Smooth Point

Postby danica » Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:17 pm

A discovery from yesterday, perhaps may be of some use to the thread:
in Latin, the Smooth Point may be rendered as Punctum Lenis = 149
the same value as Rosa Media Noctis
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