Thou Shall Not Make Molten Gods!

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe Torah, “Exodus” (Ki Tissa), 34:17-34:18: You shall not make molten gods for yourself. The Festival of Unleavened Bread you shall keep—eating unleavened bread for seven days, as I commanded you—at the set time of the month of Abib, for in the month of Abib you went forth from Egypt.

In a state called “The land of Israel” a person has to keep and to observe all the corrections that he has already attained, which means that even on the highest level they cannot be annulled. The spiritual attributes that we have acquired along the spiritual path, the attributes of love and bestowal towards those around us now turn to the Creator.

Question: Why does it say “molten gods?” Does this refer to some form?

Answer: A molten god is the strongest state. It’s when everything is merged into one unified picture, into one single equivalence of form, into a desire, a yearning.

When we carve something from a natural material, some of the material is left over in the form of debris and loose material. When we cast a form by using our materials, it as if spews out in one unified form that actually takes on an egoistic form.

This means that a person knows exactly what he wants to achieve and applies all ones skills to create an idol. He collects all his desires and connects them so that they become one whole, but in an opposite form that is in absolute contrast to what he should do. He does have to collect them but with the attribute of bestowal and not the opposite attribute. Therefore, it’s the most insidious point of change in a person’s behavior when he has the opportunity to turn to one side or the other.

Question: So there is no main installation that is done to connect to others in order to resemble the Creator? And it isn’t injected by the Creator?

Answer: No. In this state a person receives great help since he thinks that what he does will help everyone and that it’s in order to please the Creator. He has to hold on to only one small point so he won’t cast an idol for himself, and it is to raise his faith above reason. This is the only thing that can protect him and save him.

It’s a very delicate matter since a person thinks that by molding an idol he acts for the good of others. He finds infinite confirmations, proof and evidence that he is spreading the Light while he is actually spreading darkness.

It’s only in faith above reason that one can work on this thin line; it is when a person uses the connection with the upper tools, with the earlier corrected souls, when he has contact with the group, the books, and the teacher who is in contact with his teachers. One cannot start inventing things. A person’s nature will not allow him to do anything. There are no such cases in history. A person has to study with his teachers and through them to connect and to constantly guard this connection so that he can advance. It cannot be any other way!

Question: Can a person who has certain talents use them?

Answer: Certainly not. There is no need for corporeal talent along the spiritual path. On the contrary, all you need is a pure heart and mind, this pure inner state is the best.

When we fill ourselves with information and with everything about the method, we have to be careful of different philosophies, logical conclusions, etc. We have to rely only on the sources by constantly trying to clarify them and understand them anew each time.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 9/16/13

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