New Life #442 – The Four Species

New Life #442 –  The Four Species
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

Summary

What does the Sukkah symbolize in the context of our relationships with the upper force; how do the four species symbolize our accommodation to it, and which emotions does a person experience in searching for it?

All of our work in Elul, Rosh HaShanah, and Yom Kippur is to discover our lack of the Creator, and then comes Sukkot.

The Skakh (thatch) symbolizes that we already made the shade that conceals the Creator so that we will gradually discover Him. The Sukkah symbolizes that the Creator embraces and surrounds us with His Light. The four species symbolize that a person will adapt himself to the Creator.

The seven days, Lights, Ushpizin (guests), build seven characteristics in me that are imperative for sensing the Creator. Holding the four species symbolizes the desire of the person to accommodate himself to the Creator.

The Creator is entirely bestowing and loving. I can understand and feel Him if bestowal and love are within me. Hesed, Gevura, Tifferet, Netzah, Hod, Yesod, and Malchut—these are the forms of bestowal of the Creator to us. A person cannot relate to the Creator better than through his relationship to others. Through others we reach the Creator.
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From KabTV”s “New Life #442 – Holidays: The Four Species,” 10/5/14

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