Torah, “Deuteronomy,” 6:4: Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God; the Lord is one. For example, my name is Michael. So I have to say, “Hear Michael, the Lord, your God, meaning the upper force that controls you, is one and only. Therefore, what you are saying now is said to you, Him speaking within you. What you are wishing at the moment is Him wishing within you. What you are thinking about yourself and Him, and about anyone else is also only Him.
And where are you? You are this point of examination that says that everything in you, apart from the point itself, is the Creator.
And then what is your work? It is to make sure that this point of examination as well is fully connected to the Creator and you will become equal to Him.”
Torah, “Deuteronomy,” 6:5: And you shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart and with all your soul, and with all your means.
All my desires, no matter what level they are, how I graduated them, and what qualities and directions they have, I must realize are only in order to demonstrate love for one’s neighbor. And from the love for the neighbor I will come to the love for the Creator. The Creator here is a collection of all my relationships to others.
Therefore it is said, “You shall love the Lord, your God.”
Torah, “Deuteronomy,” 6:6: And these words, which I command you this day, shall be upon your heart.
In all my desires, that are called “heart,” will clearly be felt the quality of bestowal and love. It is they who will command the heart.
Torah, “Deuteronomy,” 6:7: And you shall teach them to your sons and speak of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk on the way, and when you lie down and when you rise up.
In all my states I must constantly revive the Creator in me, not forgetting that there is no one else besides Him, and He is the quality of love. I must remember it when I “lie down” and when I “rise up,” in bad states and good states, and also in future states that are called “sons.” To “lie down” means to be in a weakened state. To “rise up” and to “walk” means to go forward by the spiritual degrees.
Question: What does it mean “…and speak of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk on the way…?
Answer: “And speak of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk on the way,” i.e., in the state when I am inside my heart and in the state when I feel that I am exiting it. The heart of a person is called “house.”
“When you walk on the way” is a state when I change my desires all the time, correct them, and rise above them. They appear in me, but I am not a master of this. I must constantly have only one idea, one goal, and one basis of existence: everything that happens to me comes from the Creator.
I am in absolute connection with Him, no matter what happens to me, even if I am in a catastrophic condition! After all, it comes to me so I will find absolute connection with the Creator in it.
Torah, “Deuteronomy,” 6:8: And you shall bind them for a sign upon your hand, and they shall be for ornaments between your eyes.
It means to tie a “knot in the memory” (Tefillin – phylacteries) on the left hand that is connected to the heart. And Tefillin on the head should be “between your eyes” so that words will remain in the heart and in the mind.
Everything that relates to the heart is the level of Bina. Eyes are the level of Hochma. It means that the Creator will always control your desires and thoughts so they will be directed through two Lights, Hassadim and Hochma.
Question: If I tie a knot on the hand and a knot between the eyes, does it mean that I connect Bina and Hochma?
Answer: It is not just a knot. In the upper form there is a connection between the desire and the Light, creature and the Creator, in it. I want such a connection so it will spread now in my heart and in my mind.
Torah, “Deuteronomy,” 6:9: And you shall inscribe them upon the doorposts of your house and upon your gates.
Gates and doorposts are an entry to yourself and an exit from yourself, when you exit into new desires that are not yet developed and corrected by you, and then you enter back, i.e., place them inside yourself. In both cases you must constantly control and check yourself that you are filled only by the Light of bestowal and love.
You must always be with the Creator, with the Light of correction that acts on all four levels of desire, Yod-Hey-Vav-Hey. Therefore, in both the Mezuzah and Tefillin are four so-called texts, i.e., four qualities.
The prayer “Shema Israel” – (“Hear, O Israel”) became the main prayer of Israel. There is nothing except it. All other prayers are as though additions, expansions for various special cases.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 3/30/16