Jewish Mysticism
One must intend his heart and desire in the twenty five [letters of the shema] and the 24 [letters of the baruch shem] and to ascend them with desire of the heart to the forty nine gates, as we have said. Once one has focused their intention in this, then he should focus his intention on that union in which one says “Hear, oh Israel,” and “Blessed be the glorious name of His kingdom for ever and ever,” encompassing the entire Torah. Meritorious is the lot of one who focuses his intention in this, for indeed it encompasses the entire Torah above and below. This is the mystery of the completed man, of male and female, and the mystery of faith.

Translated by Hartley Lachter