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Kabbalistic Definitions: “This World”

Sight, Sound, Smell, Taste, Touch
This World (Olam HaZeh, Heb.) n.

1. The sum total of sensations that a person receives through the five senses.
Source: The Perception of the World

2. The lowest level of entirely egoistic desire.
Source: The Perception of the World

3. The feeling of extreme remoteness from the original cause, of absolute inability of even minimal contact with it, while realizing its existence and longing to reveal it entirely.
Source: The Language of Kabbalah: Fundamentals of Terminology

4. Where the “desire to receive” reaches its final development and receives completely separated from the light.
Source: Pticha—Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah, item 2

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