“Life For Life, Eye For Eye”

Laitman_514_02Torah, Deuteronomy 19:21: You shall not have pity: life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

A person must destroy the enemies, meaning his egoistic desires, that he has to correct with the help of the Upper Light, either to the desire to bestow or to the action of bestowal. There can be no concessions.

Each one must completely remake his egoism, while clearly, really feeling it in himself and applying a maximum amount of effort to it. A person shouldn’t take into account his egoistic weaknesses.

It is written, “life for life, eye for eye.” It means that you have to turn all the desires into the opposite ones and gain spiritual life instead of the egoistic one. However, it doesn’t mean that you separate from it, it just moves into a different phase, for the sake of a different ideal. Yet, you continue to exist in the material world.

Most people think that they are obliged to die and disappear from this life. It isn’t so! It is written, “You shall see your world during your lifetime in this world.” After all, we need to add to the sense of the material world, the sense of the upper world.

Question: Why it is written “life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot”? Why exactly are these parts mentioned?

Answer: Because these are the most important parts of the spiritual Partzuf called soul. The soul is divided into three parts: head, body, and limbs. Each of them has its parts. The head portion is located in every organ of the body and vice versa, each organ of the body is connected to the head part.

The eye is an organ through which you see, investigate, exist, and attain. Teeth are like millstones that grind all the data that comes to you, all your desires. A hand is also an attainment, just on the different level than an eye. And a foot symbolizes movement forward. These are the most important parts of our soul that has the same structure as a physical body.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 9/19/16

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