“If A Bird’s Nest Chances Before You”

laitman_231_04Torah, Deuteronomy 22:06 – 22:07: If a bird’s nest chances before you on the road, on any tree, or on the ground, and [it contains] fledglings or eggs, if the mother is sitting upon the fledglings or upon the eggs, you shall not take the mother upon the young. You shall send away the mother, and [then] you may take the young for yourself, in order that it should be good for you, and you should lengthen your days.

This is a very complicated provision for which there are many explanations.

How can it be possible to take from the mother her young or the eggs that she is incubating? She will fly after you and pitifully cry for her children—those warm bundles that you are holding in your hands. That’s how it looks in the scriptures of Torah.

Is this the mercy it is teaching us?! Is it allowed to do this? At least give the young a chance to mature and have their own offspring!

The Torah allegorically speaks about that which is completely incomprehensible in our world.

In this case, the mother bird is Bina. Her children are those characteristics of Bina that she, through Zeir Anpin, passes to Malchut. That is why you can take her initial characteristics and, by using them, develop yourself in such a way that your egoism would receive altruistic intentions. That is, you take these characteristics with the goal of correction in order for you to be better in the future.

That is how in the Torah, allegorically, it speaks about spiritual work. There are many writings on the theme of Malchut receiving characteristics of bestowal with the help of which she corrects herself. But this tremendous opportunity for the correction of Malchut has nothing to do with any birds or fledglings or eggs.

It is not simple to receive the characteristics of Bina and correct Malchut. That is why it is said that from this “you should lengthen your days.” Because by receiving the characteristics of bestowal from Bina and correcting Malchut, you extend her existence, making her eternal.

It says, “If a bird’s nest chances before you on the road, on any tree, or on the ground…” “On the ground” means on your spiritual path when you go to climb the Tree of Life.

“The mother is sitting upon the fledglings or upon the eggs,” means that Bina is incubating Malchut, wanting to pass to her, her own characteristics. This is her goal, her whole life.

If the aspiration to acquire the characteristics of bestowal is born within Malchut, it means that the person found a connection with Bina. He can take them from Bina and use them within himself, within Malchut.

He releases the bird (Bina) because he cannot work with her, but with the newborn young (droplets of bestowal), he can.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book,” 9/28/16

Related Material:
The Cave Of Machpelah: The Place Of Spiritual Life
And You See A Beautiful Woman
Spiritual Betrayal

Discussion | Share Feedback | Ask a question

Laitman.com Comments RSS Feed