Vayikra: Chapter 9

"If his offering be a burnt sacrifice"


Rabbi Chiya says that God's thought is the beginning of everything, emanating ways and paths. Just so is man's thought, that emanates ways and paths, including the Evil Inclination and sinful deeds. From Rabbi Shimon we learn that the thought of the burnt offering rises to the place of thought and the deed of the offering draws near to the ending of thought.