New Life #782 – Reading The Torah

New Life #782 – Reading The Torah
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel

Summary

What is the inner meaning of what is said in the Torah, what do the weekly portions represent, and why do we begin to read the Torah every year from the beginning?

The Torah is the general law of nature which explains how to behave regarding the higher operating system.

Main points:

  • Reality is built in strata, and there is a higher system that manages it with an operating system called Torah.
  • Moses was the first to describe it comprehensively and he gave the Torah to the people of Israel. The Torah was written in a coded language.
  • The entire Torah talks about how we must be balanced in relation to the forces that act upon us. It explains how a person develops further and further toward complete balance.
  • There is the Torah we read every week that is divided into portions and there is the hidden Torah. With the help of the hidden Torah, a person can discover the Creator, the general force that is operating in reality.
  • There is an external maintenance of the laws of the Torah and there is its inner maintenance, which is expressed in the correction of man’s relationships to others. A person knows that he is in true balance when he acts for the benefit of others.
  • There is an external reading of the Torah and there is an internal reading: the discovery of the Torah each time on a new level.
  • Reading the Torah is a discovery of the higher system, making it possible to discover the Creator through it.
  • On every spiritual level, a person must reach an attainment of a deeper understanding of what it reveals.
  • The seven days are seven forces: Hesed, Gevura, Tifferet, Netzah, Hod, Yesod, and Malchut.
  • “And the heavens and earth were finished….” (Genesis 2:1) A balance between the positive force and the negative force brings a person to a state that is called Shabbat.
  • The yearly reading of the Torah represents a new level of discovery of the hidden reality until its complete discovery.
  • In the final point of balance, we see “from one end of the world to the other,” the full reconciliation between the opposing forces of nature.
  • To read the Torah means discovering the program of the world and achieving a whole and eternal state.
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    From KabTV’s “New Life #782 – Reading The Torah,” 10/25/16
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