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The “People” In A Person

laitman_243.07Torah, Exodus 23:23: For My angel will go before you, and bring you to the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Canaanites, the Hivvites, and the Jebusites, and I will destroy them.

All of these tribes symbolize desires that need to change from egoistic to altruistic use.

An angel is a force that leads to these desires. You will feel how certain kinds of egoistic inclinations are being revealed in you. And you can count them since each of them has its own manifestation and character, as if it were a people inside of you.

As a result, it is as if you first become one person, then another, then a third, and so on.

It is written: “I will destroy them.” While being inside egoistic desires, you will want to get rid of them because these qualities are absolutely opposite to the Creator.

The desire to get rid of them is necessary; we cannot do without it. Unless a person decides to get rid of them no matter what and asks for it, the Light will not be able to perform this action.
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From Kab TV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 07/1/13

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“And Moses, The Servant Of The Lord, Died There”

laitman_740.03Torah, Deuteronomy 34:01 – 34:04: And Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, [to the] top of the summit facing Jericho. And the Lord showed him all the Land: The Gilead until Dan, and all [the land of] Naftali, and the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, until the western sea, and the south, and the plain, the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, until Zoar.

And the Lord said to him, “This is the Land I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, ‘I will give it to your offspring.’ I have let you see it with your eyes, but you shall not cross over there.”

The quality of Moses is not in the land of Israel because the land relates to Malchut and to all the degrees coming from Bina to Malchut, and Moses is the upper Bina.

The mission of Moses ends at this, and so it is said that “he died.”

Torah, Deuteronomy 34:05 – 34:06: And Moses, the servant of the Lord, died there, in the land of Moab, by the mouth of the Lord. And He buried him in the valley, in the land of Moab, opposite Beth Pe’or. And no person knows the place of his burial, unto this day.

The place of his burial is unknown because Bina does not have a place. This is a state that is not in the land of Israel. However, physically, historically, it certainly can be found because it was reflected in the material world.

In our world, there were the people of Israel who exited Egypt, went through the desert, and reached the promised land. That is, the spiritual root must necessarily be reflected in the earthy form as well in our world. Therefore, everything can be found.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 2/6/17

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Untouched By Time

742.03Torah, Deuteronomy, 34:7: Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died. His eye had not dimmed, nor had he lost his [natural] freshness.

All these are qualities of Bina because she has no connection with Malchut, being higher than Malchut. No egoistic states have power over Bina.

It is written: “…nor had he lost his freshness.” There is no process taking place within Moses himself. He is in a state of complete bestowal, that is why he is not touched by time.

The death of Moses means that, with respect to the lower ones, he completed his mission.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book,” 2/6/2017

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Between Good And Evil

laitman_243.05Torah, Deuteronomy, 33:27 – 33:29: …the abode for the God Who precedes all, and below, are the mighty ones of the world. He expelled the enemy from before you, and said, “Destroy!”

And Israel dwelled safely and alone as Jacob [blessed them], in a land of grain and wine; also, their heavens will drip dew.

Fortunate are you, O Israel! Who is like you, O people whose salvation is through the Lord, the Shield Who helps you, your majestic Sword! Your enemies will lie to you, but you will tread upon their heights.

Once people correct all their egoistic deficiencies, they come to an absolute state where the entirety of egoism remains below and it blazes and burns; it still wants. You do not destroy it, you rise above it, and in this is the correction.

It is about two systems of absolute evil and absolute good. They are positioned one in front of another and between them is this understanding and awareness of existence that is called creation. It is similar to the Creator, but precisely because it consists of two opposite forces.
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“The Sum Total Of The People Were Gathered, And The Tribes Of Israel Were Together”

laitman_933Torah, Deuteronomy, 33:03 – 33:05: Indeed, You showed love for peoples; all his holy ones are in Your hand, for they let themselves be centered at Your feet, bearing Your utterances. The Torah that Moses commanded us is a legacy for the congregation of Jacob. And He was King in Jeshurun, whenever the sum total of the people were gathered, and the tribes of Israel were together…

It is about uniting all the tribes into one common nation. Each tribe still exists separately according to its internal methodology and nature, and complements others to a complete common vessel. Therefore, although each of them is a perfect part, but perfection is achieved exactly in the connection between them. In this, they become similar to the Creator.

The number 12 comes from the three lines multiplied by the four-letter name of the Creator (HaVaYaH – Yod-Hey-Vav-Hey) in each line. This is why there are 12 tribes.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 2/6/17

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“From Afar You Will See The Land, But You Will Not Come There”

laitman_740.03Torah, Deuteronomy, 32:48 – 32:52: And the Lord spoke to Moses on that very day, saying, Go up this Mount Avarim [to] Mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, that is facing Jericho, and see the Land of Canaan, which I am giving to the children of Israel as a possession, and die on the mountain upon which you are climbing and be gathered to your people, just as your brother Aaron died on Mount Hor and was gathered to his people.

Because you betrayed Me in the midst of the children of Israel at the waters of Merivath Kadesh, [in] the desert of Zin, [and] because you did not sanctify Me in the midst of the children of Israel.

For from afar, you will see the land, but you will not come there, to the land I am giving the children of Israel.

It is surprising that Moses, who is the greatest righteous, the greatest man of the people living at that time, cannot enter the land of Israel. However, the people of Israel who are yet to do many evil actions of mutual accusation and hostility, of destruction and murder, can enter.

Moses must stay outside of Israel because this is his degree. He must accompany his people and see the land of Israel. And he sees it. By this, he as if corrects this land from the quality of Bina. Now the people of Israel, that is all other egoistic qualities, can start entering it, explore this land, these desires, and convert them to bestowal for the sake of the Creator.

Question: Why is it written here that this is the land of Canaan?

Answer: It will become the land of Israel once all the egoistic desires that cannot be corrected will be expelled from it, what is called the seven nations living there.

Once the Temple is built, all the land is distributed, egoism is mastered and together with it all egoistic desires subjugate to the twelve tribes, to the qualities and intentions for the sake of the Creator, then the land of Canaan will become the land of Israel (Isra-El means straight to the Creator).

Question: Why will Moses not enter this land? Is it because he has sinned with Aaron?

Answer: It is written in The Book of Zohar and in other Kabbalistic sources that Moses supposedly had an opportunity to act differently, to gradually attract the quality of bestowal to the quality of reception in a different way, but this was not done.

However, in principle, Moses cannot enter the land of Israel because he represents the quality of complete bestowal and love that will be achieved only at the very end of correction. The revelation of this quality should gradually take place in the children of Israel, in individual desires.

Question: It is written, “There was no other prophet who arose in Israel like Moses.” Is he waiting for us, when we reach his one hundred and twentieth degree, in order to rise together with us to the remaining five degrees?

Answer: Many righteous are waiting for us there.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 2/1/17

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And Moses Blessed The Children of Israel

laitman_740.01Torah, Deuteronomy 33:01: And this is the blessing with which Moses, the man of God, blessed the children of Israel [just] before his death.

There is no person more exalted throughout history or the spiritual planes than Moses. The blessing of the Creator always flows through him. And the Creator always communicates only through this level.

The Creator cannot address us directly. It is the upper Light that has no particular form. However, when it goes through the spiritual degree called Moses, it acquires a certain form through which it can influence our qualities, our desires. Therefore, everything we receive comes from the quality called “Moses.”

It is written that Moses blessed the children of Israel before his death because that is where his function in relation to the lower levels or parts of the souls that he corrects is terminated. It no longer functions, which is called death.
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“For A Fire Blazed In My Wrath”

Laitman_001.01Torah, Deuteronomy 32:22: For a fire blazed in My wrath, and burned to the lowest depths. It consumed the land and its produce, setting aflame the foundations of mountains.

Everything that a person does based on his egoistic ideal will perish in four kinds of executions. The Book of Zohar describes this in very unpleasant terms.

It is written that a fire “consumed the land and its produce,” which means that eventually we will have nothing left. Now we think that the golden age is ahead of us, robots will work for us, and we will spend every day laying on the beach or partying and having fun. But this will not happen.

On the contrary, people will suffer from deep depression, they will start consuming drugs and pills! They will hate themselves and the entire surrounding world; they will want to die, but will not be able to do so! Life will become worse than death. This indeed is a real hell.

A person suffering from depression would be glad to die. But what can he do if he is unable to kill himself? His whole life is total misery.

Question: What does it mean “Setting aflame the foundations of mountains”?

Answer: “Mountain” is from the word “Hirhurim” (doubts) and means all sorts of internal disturbances. We will see that all of this comes from the Creator and we cannot escape from this, and all because we neglect His path and do not want to rise above our egoism to the realm of bestowal and love. Therefore, we will feel that He is against us in everything. We will not be able to live, and we will not be able to die, and we will suffer every second!

This state will eventually bring people to correction, but by a very long and terrible way called the path of suffering.
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Don’t Get Lost!

Laitman_512.02There shall be no harlot of the daughters of Israel, neither shall there be a sodomite of the sons of Israel. [Torah, Deuteronomy, 23:18]

Female and male qualities in a person should be clearly directed to the purpose of creation, to the bestowal and love between all, and in no way to oneself.

Don’t get lost! Don’t turn back all your desires, intentions, forces and qualities for your own sake, but only for the sake of others.

You shall not bring a prostitute’s fee or the price of a dog, to the House of the Lord, your God, for any vow, because both of them are an abomination to the Lord, your God. [Torah, Deuteronomy, 23:19]

You shouldn’t derive any benefits for yourself, even from egoistic actions on the corporeal level. This is a prostitute (an egoistic desire) in you.

If you act egoistically for your own sake, then bear in mind that you won’t be able to build your future Temple (your future state) on this. After all, by this action you are at the moment gratifying your wild, barbarian desires in some way.

This isn’t about the body of a person, but about his soul, because the wisdom of Kabbalah works only with the soul. Therefore, you must feed the body, give it water, wash it, put it to sleep, and give it everything it needs within reasonable limits.

And if you go beyond these limits, you become a prostitute, meaning you move from your spiritual forces to the corporeal ones.

Question: So in principle, all of humanity can be considered prostitutes?

Answer: We have created such idols for ourselves that it can’t get any worse because we think only about satisfying our egoism.
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What Is A Blessing?

laitman_239Question: The last of the portion of the Torah is called “Ve Zot aBracha” (And this is the blessing). What does it mean?

Answer: A blessing is the upper Light. It’s not simply a light, but the Light that corrects a person and humanity, creates it into a united form, such that this form exists in similarity and fusion with the Creator. It is similar to the Creator like a vessel and its fulfillment.

The Light that corrects us and makes similar to the Creator is called Torah. All we have to do is to learn how to receive the Torah and to correctly call it upon ourselves so that it can fully form and mold us.

A blessing is the highest state a person can achieve when he completely “clothes” onto the Creator. He is like a vessel that accepts the upper Light within himself.
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