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Tent And Garments

Dr. Michael LaitmanTorah, “Numbers,” “Chukat,” 19:14: This is the law: if a man dies in a tent, anyone entering the tent and anything in the tent shall be unclean for seven days.

This talks about the external environment of a person that includes a house, a yard, a field, and a desert.

A tent is the closest thing to a human body right after one’s clothes. People are animals; that’s why their clothes were made of wool and leather. Tents too were made of animal skin, wool, and fur.

Wool, leather, silk are the best materials for the human bodies; sleeping on wool, wearing wool and leather is the best for our health. And of course, it is very beneficial to live in a tent since there is a totally different aura there.

Question: So, what does “to die in a tent” mean?

Answer: It means that people are using their desires egoistically—to receive for one’s own sake.  That’s why their surrounding shell doesn’t save them, not even their clothes or a tent. So, our desires must be cleaned in order to make it possible to use them in the future.

In the past, garments were transferred from generation to generation. In spirituality, it is done by transferring the screen from one state to another. It’s not about physical death but about killing one’s prior states.

How does one transition from state to state? How do people reincarnate? What stays of us and what transforms? Why do we call our new reincarnation a “new life”? Is it really new as opposed to our old life? What is intact and what continues rotating? How do people use their previous instruments, including clothes and tents? The Torah gives answers to all these questions.
 
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 6/24/15

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How To Find Your Real Identity

Dr. Micheal LaitmanQuestion: Does a person lose his or her individuality after death? Do we lose the originality inherent only to each of us?

Answer: The thing called originality in this world is an animal feature. It is absolutely useless and has no value for a spiritually advanced person.

One’s originality is revealed upon reaching unity with others, when we open our soul through the overall connection. Only a soul remains genuinely distinctive, whereas various earthly properties are temporary and disappear.

Question: What is so special about the soul?

Answer: It is unique because of the mysterious fact that it is similar to the Creator.

The soul is a desire that has a potential to transform itself and become similar to the Creator. And this similarity is in each individual soul.
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Revival Of Dead Desires

Dr. Michael LaitmanTorah, “Numbers,” “Chukat,” 19:11: Anyone touching the corpse of a human soul shall become unclean for seven days.

This is about the internal properties of a person, not about dead people.

Properties that died in us are our egoistic qualities that we didn’t want to use in this form.

One spends a lot of effort and time to put them to death. But at some point one wants to revive them since they can be used differently, for the sake of bestowal. This is called “the revival of the dead.”

We touch our dead egoistic properties and figure out how to work with and correct them and still be holy., i.e. to work for bestowal.
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Miriam’s Mystery

laitman_749_01Torah, “Numbers,” “Chukat,” Chapter 20:01: The entire congregation of the children of Israel arrived at the desert of Zin in the first month, and the people settled in Kadesh. Miriam died there and was buried there.

Any spiritual property consists of male and female parts. A female part is called Aviut (desire); a male part is called Masach (screen) and the reflected light. The female part attracts; the male part repels.

Miriam, the leader of women, was the sister of Moses, that is, she represented the properties of Bina that manifested through her.

Miriam’s death symbolizes that upon the exit from Egypt, the part of a common desire that connected Moses with Egypt was corrected. Miriam was a link between Batya, the Pharaoh’s daughter who adopted Moses, and his natural mother, Yohevet.

When the Pharaoh’s daughter found a baby, she realized that it was a Jewish child. Miriam happened to be close by; she suggested finding a Jewish nurse for the crying baby, and Batya agreed. Thus, Moses was returned to his mother. She nursed him, but the Pharaoh’s daughter brought him up.

So, Miriam constantly ran from the Pharaoh’s palace to Moses’ house; her constant running between the two houses symbolizes an ongoing transition: Malchut in her place and Malchut in Bina; again, Malchut in her place and Malchut in Bina. This transition laid a foundation for the exodus from Egypt, i.e., disintegration from egoism.

Miriam’s death symbolizes the disappearance of the connecting link, and it grants the people of Israel a chance to break away from Egypt and transition to the next stage.
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Open Vessel

laitman_232_08Torah, “Numbers,” “Chukat,” Chapter 19:15: Any open vessel which has no seal fastened around it becomes unclean.

A man consists of little vessels (Kelim) that are in fact our desires, intentions, and properties. If one’s vessel is not formed yet, if it bears no screen, if one doesn’t use the vessel after the contraction, if it is open to any action, i.e., if one doesn’t have control over it, then it is considered an impure vessel that doesn’t have a “seal.”

Everyone should sense and understand what particular quality it is about, create a screen, and keep it fastened. At the same time, one should know what state this property belongs to and when it can be used to promote one’s advancement.

Our vessel has to be always clean and fastened. Otherwise, it becomes prone to various external and internal influences, which in principle are the same. The vessel should open only when it is absolutely necessary in order to meet the demands of the society we live in.

Torah, “Numbers,” “Chukat,” Chapter 19:20: If a person becomes unclean and does not cleanse himself, that soul shall be cut off from the congregation…

A man who doesn’t purify himself cannot connect with others; it’s as if he is estranged from the general soul.

The Torah mentions the “camp” that an impure man has to leave and spend many days in self-purification before he is allowed to return. The camp stands for the inter-human connection, i.e., the general soul.
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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 11.27.15

Preparation for the Lesson 

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Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder,” Article 12

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Item 30

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Lesson on the Topic: “Chanukah by the Wisdom of Kabbalah”

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