Creating A Model Of The Upper World In Me

Dr. Michael LaitmanOne of the sections of the Torah read on Sabbath is called “Truma” which means “donations” in Hebrew. This term has a completely different meaning in the spiritual work and it means the raising of the Creator.

This section describes how the Temple is built in great detail. It is because everything is built according to the form of the Sefirot that are the connections in the upper world, in the system that manages us and which is beyond the limits of our sensations.

The upper world penetrates through all of creation and so the Torah describes all the connections, the mutual relations, and its formulas. It isn’t just formulas but a network of formulas. It is very hard to convey this since there is no similar mathematical system in our world and we don’t deal with such problems. Only some of them are solved individually.

But when we deal with analog systems in which there are endless options of different connections that are closed to all, where everything is connected, then we are not able to do it. We cannot perceive such a network either in our mind or in our feelings and keep everything simultaneously. We have to be created that way internally in order to feel that there is the same system on the outside.

If there is no such model inside us, then we can only “cut” it to pieces and perceive them as an integral, to take the pieces and to put them together. But it is merely a sum and not a whole. We cannot contain everything. Only to the extent that we are corrected, to the extent of similarity to this system, can we begin to reveal it. Otherwise it isn’t on the same level, and it goes through us, and we don’t even feel it.

So in building beams, a roof, and partitions that are described in the Torah, we refer to the building of the integral system inside a person.

It isn’t about building objects in our world but about creating new attributes inside us. What does it mean when it says “And they shall make an ark of acacia-wood” or “And thou shalt put into the ark the testimony which I shall give thee”? You will discover these attributes inside you (the levels of the still, vegetative, and animate nature), choose them in the most concrete manner and create an inner system out of them according to certain measures and drawings of what seems to be the external upper world, which you have to attain. If you create these conditions inside, you will attain this system, and it will be called a “Temple.”

A Temple resembles a big tent in which many people gather in order to unite and to discover the upper force, the upper system, in the full absolute connection between them.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 7/29/13

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