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    CS
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    I thought a poll on whether ruach hakodesh experiences, (as in a sixth sense to kedusha, feeling spiritual energy etc.) are common amongst us common folk would be an interesting topic. All answers and or examples appreciated.

    I learned in chumash class in eighth grade that this is something every Jew can aspire to have. Hence the curiosity on its pervasiveness today.

    #1651887

    Joseph
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    Ruach Hakodesh certainly exists. The Chofetz Chaim had Ruach Hakodesh and there are tzadikim today that have it. (Sorry, my lips are sealed in naming any.)

    Common folks don’t have it. But some common folks fool themselves into thinking they experienced it.

    They can aspire to have it by earning it by becoming a tzadik.

    #1651909

    ZionGate
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    …. Just to be clear, I was referring to Ruach Hakodesh,, not Nevuah, which unfortunately doesn’t exist today…. Hopefully, tomorrow.

    #1651904

    ZionGate
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    Look in “Shirim Shel Shabbos” a sefer/siddur of Shabbos zmiros available in Judaica stores with wonderful mefarshim on the page.
    Under the Friday night Kiddush, the Iyun Tfilah brings down a Seder Eliyahu Rabbah which says :

    Heaven and earth are my witnesses… whether Jew , non-Jew, slave or maid,
    Each according to the deed that he/she does, the Ruach Hakodesh rests upon him/her.
    For any good deed that a person does by free will, a certain level of RH rests upon him,
    and prepares him to do a second good deed.
    See Tractate Brachot on how a certain level of Divine Spirit rets upon parents when giving their
    child a name.. Orach Chayim in Parshat Vayeitzei, I believe, writes that this is true even of non- Jews.

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    I learned in chumash class in eighth grade that this is something every Jew can aspire to have.

    It’s a level we can aspire to reach, not an experience we can
    hope to have without having to reach a certain spiritual level.

    #1652006

    Redleg
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    What is the definition of “ruach hakodesh (henceforth RH)”? It is impossible to discuss any inyan without precise definition. If RH is defined as “Divine inspiration” then it is clear that anyone, even non-Jews, can experience it.
    If RH is sort of semi-nevuah, I would say that any Jew with the proper Kavanahs and preparations could experience it.

    The Rebono Shel Olam can speak to all of his people, not just the “elites”

    #1652278

    CS
    Participant

    Thanks for responses!
    Joseph:
    “Ruach Hakodesh certainly exists. The Chofetz Chaim had Ruach Hakodesh and there are tzadikim today that have it. (Sorry, my lips are sealed in naming any.)”

    Why? It’s a good thing. I don’t understand what the secret it

    “Common folks don’t have it. But some common folks fool themselves into thinking they experienced it.”

    They can aspire to have it by earning it by becoming
    a tzadik.”

    I suppose you’re not talking about tzadik of Tanya but rather someone who focuses their life around Hashem?

    #1652281

    CS
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    Ziongate
    “For any good deed that a person does by free will, a certain level of RH rests upon him,
    and prepares him to do a second good deed.”

    Fascinating. Thanks for sharing.

    “See Tractate Brachot on how a certain level of Divine Spirit rets upon parents when giving their
    child a name.. Orach Chayim in Parshat Vayeitzei, I believe, writes that this is true even of non- Jews.”

    Yes for sure I’ve experienced that. I also used to think that it was only for very very holy people, but now I think it’s more of a process… The more tuned into your neshama and Avodas Hashem you are, the more often you experience and the more concrete the experience is. Not necessarily all or nothing… Wanted to know if people have experienced this in whatever delicate manner it is – ziongate gave one example. I could give another three but somehow don’t think it’s appropriate to spell out on this forum…

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