Storia degli Esseni Lezioni
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Jerusalem, the places where the holy seed of the Fariseato lives again, a quiet part of the city, from the grates we see doctors and scribes, we hear silence and song. Quiet, silence. Each act is chaired by measure, by self-control. Here rising, inner life and outer life inform each other but are not yet unconnected in thought: love of God, love of virtues, love of men. Here the pure heart beats that "the Jew should never forget, like the Greeks with Plato and the Academy, Italy with Pythagoras and the Stoics". Assya, or assè, in the Aramaic language, in the Talmudic language, means therapist. Healthy art and science for body and spirit. Ascetics dedicated to contemplation, work practices and social relations, both souls of the Essenato. White clothes and rough leathers. Meals in communion: briars, herbs, legumes and unleavened bread, hands well washed before sitting at the table, prayer and then silence while eating or conversation around the Readings, alternation of bread for the body and bread for the spirit , one by informing the other. The day is an alternation of work and study, in the fields or at the banks of rivers and streams, where water flows and nourishes thought, is spreading and propagating. They live in tents, outdoors, honor Saturdays and holidays. And they dance, they represent the harmony of the spheres, secret harmony "of the human soul and its faculties". Three-year novitiate, before moving on to the oath. Obligations that the neophyte "assumes". Above all obedience, not blind, "non-Jesuit, not absolute", without canceling arbitrariness, freedom and responsibility, but obedience "to the voice of God and conscience" ...