Excerpt About Markabah
The Markabah thus discloses to the soul the truth about pleasure, happiness, and enjoyment. It is not only the presence of essence as pleasure but a faceted and precise presence, indicating wisdom inseparable from pleasure. The soul learns firsthand, through direct and immediate taste and touch, the eternal truths about happiness and bliss. She comes to understand that bliss is the inherent nature of essence, and happiness is what the soul feels when she is intimate with her true nature. These truths are not new; they are in fact ancient, but have usually been cast in terms of moralistic teachings, involving reward or punishment, asceticism and renunciation. We find here the objective, exact truth of what pleasure is, how to attain it, and what obscures it.