The Essence Of Torah

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe Torah was given so that a person could attain the level of the Creator. Its entire essence is in this attainment.

What are described in it are only our egoistic desires that constitute the essence of a person, and about how to gradually change the egoistic intention of each one to an altruistic intention. A change like this of our 613 desires is called “upholding the Mitzvot.

All of the terms and concepts of the Torah: “husband,” “wife,” “ground,” “home,” “donkey,” “bread,” and so forth are speaking about the still, vegetative, animate, and “speaking” levels of our desires.

The Torah speaks about what takes place within the person. Certainly in relationship to this we arrange our house and our society so this will be like a mirror image of these laws.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 3/11/13

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