Reforging Egoism To Bestowal

laitman_289The Torah, “Numbers” 8:4: This was the form of the menorah: hammered work of gold, from its base to its flower it was hammered work; according to the form that the Lord had shown Moses, so did he construct the menorah.

Question: Why is the menorah forged from a single piece of gold?

Answer: Forging the menorah of pure gold means reforging the pure ego into the opposite attribute in order to give and bestow Light.

At the same time, the beaten piece of gold must be whole and cannot be made of different parts because we must reach a state in which all of our egoism, all of our nature, becomes the attribute of love and bestowal.

This is the reason that this weekly section of the Torah is called Beha’alotcha, meaning when you ascend to the Light.

Rabash said that the term “menorah” refers to a person’s body, and when the Creator’s Light is dressed in it, a person illuminates like the menorah. However, the question is how a person’s body can wear the Upper Light when there is such a great difference between the attributes of the Light and the vessels, which means the person’s body. When we speak about the body, we refer to egoism.

He also says that the difficulty in creating a vessel is called a deficiency, and then the filling for that deficiency can enter it. But if a person has no deficiencies, there is no room for a filling that comes as a response to his deficiency, called help from above.

Thus, it is clear that a person cannot act without deficiencies because there is no room for fulfilling the deficiencies.

The deficiencies that we are given are help from above. Without them, a person will have no demand, and the desire for correction will not be ignited in him. We must process all the difficulties inside us anew and use them as material for illumination.

Our role is to feel that everything stems from the Creator, but we must change it in the right way and place it correctly inside us. At the same time, a person is in a state of total confusion, fears, worries, and other images.

This means that he is raised to a level where he is like a fragile branch in the wind, and he cannot find his way around. This is just the starting point where he is forged and made into a menorah. When his egoism is softened, the process of forging begins. This is the hard transition to the attribute of bestowal.

However, at the same time, when we find the connection with the Creator, it becomes a pleasure, a redemption from our internal snake, from everything that we hate.

In other words, we must hate what is inside us more than the pain, and then we will not feel it. Therefore, the power of our intention and our yearning for the goal must be greater than the pain that we feel because it is all measured by the same parameter: the force of attraction (the force of bestowal).

If the force of attraction toward the goal is greater than the force of the pain (the force of rejection), we will not feel the force of the pain.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 2/4/15

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