The Spirit of the Grace1

Hear, for I will speak splendid things,

and the opening of my lips, matters of right.

(Proverbs 8:6)2


Table of Contents


Chapter I        Divisions of Existence

Chapter II       The Vegetative and Sentient Souls

Chapter III     The Human Intellect

Chapter IV      The Essential Difference of Man's Vegetative and Sentient Souls



11555 has the title as רוח החן whereas 1826 drops the ה. I have translated החן as "the Grace". To fully appreciate the author's intention see MN, I:54, especially the Rambam's explanation of Sh'mot 33:13.

2This epigraph is found in 1555 not 1826.