שמע ישראל יהוה אלהנו יהוה אחד

Listen, Israel! The Eternally Transcendent Is Our God; The Eternally Transcendent Is One.

Listen, ...

To listen, to hear, is to receive.

... Israel! ...

Who is receiving? It is Israel who is receiving. Israel is the symbol for those who seek God.

... The Eternally Transcendent, יהוה ...

Know that The Eternally Transcendent, יהוה is the one who Divinely gives abundant goodness. This is the essence which is given to us.

... Is Our God; ...

Know that it is our God who creates the appearances, the manifested reality which carries the goodness that is given. It is Israel who receives the Eternally Transcendent our God.

... The Transcendent Is One.

Know that the giver of abundant goodness and the creator of the appearances of that which carries the essence are one. For essence can only be given through a carrier. And the carrier is the appearance.

And you shall love The Eternally Transcendent, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your everything.

For only if we love the Eternally Transcendent our God with all our heart, with all our soul and with all our everything can we come to be unified with God. Thereby we will understand and appreciate the unity of the Eternally Transcendent our God and the abundantness, forever being given to us: the plain-to-see revealed goodness that we simply receive without effort and the hidden concealed goodness that requires our effort for its revelation.