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Joshua’s Spirit Of Wisdom

Laitman_001.02Torah, Deuteronomy 34:09: Now Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, because Moses had laid his hands upon him. And the children of Israel obeyed him, and they did as the Lord had commanded Moses.

Joshua is the next step, inferior to Moses. But since it is lower and slightly immersed in egoism, Joshua can lead the people further and higher, can conquer the egoistic desires, and can transform them into bestowal. This is the meaning of the “work in the land of Israel.”

Moses cannot do this. Therefore, he transfers his duties to Joshua.

Torah, Deuteronomy 34:10 – 34:12: And there was no other prophet who arose in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face, as manifested by all the signs and wonders, which the Lord had sent him to perform in the land of Egypt, to Pharaoh and all his servants, and to all his land, and all the strong hand, and all the great awe, which Moses performed before the eyes of all Israel.

The property of Keter (the Creator) and the property of GAR de Bina (Moses) are the same properties of absolute bestowal. This is why it is written that they were “face to face.”
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book,” 2/6/17

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Thirty Days of Mourning

Laitman_509Torah, Deuteronomy 34:08: So the sons of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days, and the the days of weeping over the mourning for Moses came to an end.

Thirty days of mourning is the whole step: Rosh, Toch, and Sof of the Partzuf. When you completely break away from your previous Partzuf, from the previous stage, it is called the thirty days of mourning.

Weeping is a small state (Katnut). After all, the sons of Israel are like children who cannot do anything and therefore weep. They cannot reach the level of Moses, and the awareness of this is called “weeping.”
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book,” 2/6/17

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The Torah And Kabbalah

laitman_527.04Question: Kabbalists take texts from the Torah, explain them, comment on them, and then say that this is Kabbalah. Is there a difference between the Torah and Kabbalah?

Answer: The Torah is Kabbalah. In Hebrew Kabbalah is called “Torah Emet,” that is, the “true Torah.” It talks about the inner meaning of what the Torah describes in an allegorical language.

In the “Introduction to the Study of the Ten Sefirot,” Baal HaSulam writes that Kabbalists had no other way to explain the structure of the upper world other than by using the language of this world. In fact, the Torah is not written about our world but only about the interactions of forces and qualities of the spiritual world.

Question: What came first Kabbalah or the Torah? What is the difference between them?

Answer: The Torah was written nearly 3,000 years ago and Kabbalah, the science of the control system of our world, appeared much earlier.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 9/24/17

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Moses’s Farewell Message

laitman_740.02Torah, Deuteronomy 32:44 – 32:47: And Moses came and spoke all the words of this song into the ears of the people he and Hoshea the son of Nun. And Moses finished speaking all these words to all Israel. And he said to them, “Set your hearts to all of the words which I bear witness for you this day, so that you may command your children to observe to do all the words of this Torah. For it is not an empty thing for you, for it is your life, and through this thing, you will lengthen your days upon the land to which you are crossing over the Jordan, to possess it.”

Moses, as if, appeals to the people: “Take this as your goal, method, plan, and program to compose your entire life.

Enter the program that will bring you to the goal of creation. Otherwise it will take you thousands of years with wars and tremendous suffering, something that is undesirable in your eyes and mine. Either way, you will still have to fulfill what is bequeathed in this book.”

This sounds like a farewell message, like a father’s words: “Listen to me and everything will be good.”
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 2/1/17

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“So Miriam Was Confined Outside The Camp”

laitman_740.03Torah, Numbers 12:15 – 12:16: So Miriam was confined outside the camp for seven days, and the people did not travel until Miriam had entered. Then the people departed from Hazeroth, and they camped in the desert of Paran.

Question: Miriam is a very strong female image in the Torah. What is Miriam in a person?

Answer: Moses and Aaron are the two sides of the movement toward the Creator. Miriam is the lowest part, Malchut, that connects Moses and Aaron.

She continues the chain of prophetesses who came from Babylon (Sarah, Rebecca, Leah, and Rachel) and is their collective image. Now she accompanies the entire camp of the people of Israel, that is, the entire movement of a person to the Creator. When this quality is no longer required, she dies.

If it is written in the Torah that a person in the camp is sick, it means that he undergoes a spiritual correction and it is necessary to wait until it is over. It is impossible to advance without this. You cannot move forward because you have sick qualities. Miriam represents their common quality, common desire. Naturally since she fell ill with leprosy, she must be corrected. Only after this it is possible to move on.

It has never happened that the people would leave the sick in the desert. The movement forward is based on the fact that you constantly reveal egoistic qualities, correct them, and move on.

Question: Why does Moses pray for the people, for Miriam, all the time?

Answer: He always does what the Creator desires.

The fact is that Moses is the highest point in the soul that pulls a person to complete correction, to adhesion with the Creator. Moses, in this quality, is constantly fulfilling the inner desires of the Creator.

Look how they play! The Creator is constantly threatening the people and Moses protects them because Moses and the Creator are as if one whole, and all the rest are those qualities that must be corrected.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 3/25/15

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Aiming Toward Love

laitman_527.03MAN is not the heavenly manna that falls from above, but a prayer that a person raises from below and becomes fulfilled by it. It is the drive forward, not the reception, but the aim, the push, the daring that fulfills him, and by this he lives.

Only through the aiming toward love does a person feel pleasure, which is called the sweet labor of love, without which it does not exist.

Fulfillment is only the request to the Creator. That is why the prayer in Hebrew is called “tfila” from the word “lehitpalel,” which means to judge oneself. Although you are not asking anyone for anything, you scrutinize and understand yourself. You do not need to address anyone; it is sufficient to reach the aspiration for the goal and not to search for the goal itself.

Only those working on spiritual correction and going through everything themselves can understand this. No one else can.

And even for those who are engaged, it takes a long time before the aspiration forward is not for oneself without any reception, absolutely selfless, and becomes their inner need. But this is the true spiritual state.

So, it is specifically the desert where you eat the manna—that is the ideal state. You have nothing other than the aspiration forward, toward love and bestowal.

You still cannot use your “Pharaoh” (ego) that sits in your “duffle bag,” but you already start aiming forward. And then your drive will increase so much that without expecting that this desire will grow in you, you will gradually begin pulling it out and changing it into aiming forward.

And then you will be able to act. Like the Creator acts in bestowal you will, with the help of the Pharaoh, act on working in bestowal. Specifically the black force of the Pharaoh is what will give you the ability to bestow.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 3/25/15

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“He Is Faithful Throughout My House”

laitman_740.02Torah, Numbers 12:02 – 12:08: They said, “Has the Lord spoken only to Moses? Hasn’t He spoken to us too?” And the Lord heard. Now this man Moses was exceedingly humble, more so than any person on the face of the earth. The Lord suddenly said to Moses, Aaron and Miriam, “Go out, all three of you, to the Tent of Meeting!” And all three went out. The Lord descended in a pillar of cloud and stood at the entrance of the Tent. He called to Aaron and Miriam, and they both went out. He said, “Please listen to My words. If there be prophets among you, [I] the Lord will make Myself known to him in a vision; I will speak to him in a dream. Not so is My servant Moses; he is faithful throughout My house. With him I speak mouth to mouth; in a vision and not in riddles, and he beholds the image of the Lord. So why were you not afraid to speak against My servant Moses?

The level of Moses is in the attainment of the Creator. And the attainment of the Creator occurs in the corrected state of a man. That is, Moses is many levels higher in his correction than Aaron and Miriam.

Being below him, they do not understand it and object. The lower degree never understands the higher one. In the spiritual, the higher degree seems absolutely illogical.

In our world, for example, this is manifested in the upbringing of children—they also do not want to agree with us. And this is natural.

And in the spiritual state, the higher degree seems stupid, small-minded, unclear, illogical—without a conscious approach, because each time you exercise greater faith above reason. You only need to annul yourself, close your eyes and follow the higher degree, either against your will or by decided it is necessary.

Question: What does God talk about with Miriam and Aaron?

Answer: Miriam and Aaron are at the level of prophecy. A prophet is a person the Creator speaks with. He even sees some manifestations of the Creator in the Reflected Light (Ohr Hozer). But generally this is the attainment through the property of Bina. Therefore, the degree of Bina is called “hearing.”

It is said: “With him I speak mouth to mouth,” meaning, without hiding anything, without passing through any transformations and weakenings—that which is in Me, he receives too. This is the highest degree of adhesion of the soul with the Creator.

Question: What does it mean “he is faithful throughout My house”?

Answer: Moses fully mastered the property of Bina. When Malchut ascends to Bina, this is the house of the Creator.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 3/25/15

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Leprosy (Tzara’ath)

Laitman_120The Torah, Numbers 12:09 – 12:15: The wrath of the Lord flared against them and He left. The cloud departed from above the Tent, and behold, Miriam was afflicted with tzara’ath, [as white] as snow. Then Aaron turned to Miriam and behold, she was afflicted with tzara’ath.

Aaron said to Moses, “Please, master, do not put sin upon us for acting foolishly and for sinning. Let her not be like the dead, which comes out of his mother’s womb with half his flesh consumed!”

Moses cried out to the Lord, saying, “I beseech you, God, please heal her.” The Lord replied to Moses, “If her father were to spit in her face, would she not be humiliated for seven days? She shall be confined for seven days outside the camp, and afterwards she may enter. So Miriam was confined outside the camp for seven days, and the people did not travel until Miriam had entered.

This is a very serious correction. First the revelation of egoism occurs, then its correction, which is a period of suffering, and then movement forward.

Suffering is not punishment. In the Torah, punishment is correction.

Remark: But leprosy is a terrible correction.

My Comment: Naturally. Lesions appear on a person’s skin because the skin symbolizes the most external egoistic stage. It is affected the most.

The skin is the largest organ of the body. Just like the liver, kidneys, and so on, the skin is an organ. It breathes, works, and processes everything. The exchange of gas with atmosphere and exchange of heat happens through it, and it feels everything.

We do not understand what it is. In our time, it is fashionable to get all sorts of tattoos on the skin, but they disrupt the entire work of the body.

Question: What does leprosy on the skin mean?

Answer: Leprosy on the skin is the revelation of the very last stage of egoism. In other words, this is a cleansing because all of it was inside and now it is manifesting from the outside. The only way to cure it is by the Light of the Creator.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 3/25/16

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The Place Where The Creator Is Revealed

laitman_608.02Torah, Leviticus 8:33 – 8:36: And you shall not leave the entrance of the Tent of Meeting for seven days, until the day of the completion of your investiture days, he will inaugurate you for seven days. As he did on this day, so the Lord has commanded to do, to effect atonement for you.

And you shall stay day and night for seven days at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. You shall observe the Lord’s command, so that you will not die, for thus I was commanded. And Aaron and his sons did all the things that the Lord commanded through Moses.

Breaking away from egoism is the atonement.

It is compensation for getting rid of something impure, negative, and detrimental like, for example, some kind of disease. This is the way you purify yourself and start a different, healthier life. This is exactly what happened here.

The six days symbolize the six Sefirot: Chesed, Gevurah,Tiferet, Netzach, Hod, and Yesod; the seventh day represents self-purification and is called Malchut. Aaron and his sons are able to ascend above the ego and use it for the purpose of love and bestowal. Then, they will be called Cohens or Levis.

Malchut works only above itself by raising the reflecting Light. In other words, I work in order for someone else to get pleasure.
But we are not talking here about people and their physical bodies that require energy. We are talking about spiritual qualities. Therefore, everything I can share, apart from necessities for my own survival, goes toward giving above Malchut.

Question: What does “work with the reflecting Light” mean?

Answer: Malchut has to become similar to the six upper qualities that are above it.

The Light gets reflected off the screen between Malchut and Yesod and then returns back up. Specifically, in the Light that is reflected off Malchut and rises from the bottom upward, the similarity to the six qualities gets formed, which is the revelation and perception of the Creator. From that reflection, an image is formed of the new, spiritual person, which is the embodiment of the Creator.

The person and the Creator join within this image. Moreover, the joined image resides between the inborn egoism of the person and the altruism of the Creator. It follows that the image is neither the Creator nor the person, but is their joining into one whole. This is the state of wholeness that we aspire to.

Based on the strength of the unified image of the person and the Creator, we can determine which of the 125 levels of correction the person is on.

Malchut remains a desire to receive. The intention to give is above Malchut and it transfers from there to the others. Therefore, the quality of bestowal—the place in which the Creator is revealed—is built above Malchut.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 12/10/13

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“A Wind Went Forth From The Lord”

laitman_746.03Torah, Numbers 11:30 – 11:31: Then Moses entered the camp; he and the elders of Israel. A wind went forth from the Lord and swept quails from the sea and spread them over the camp about one day’s journey this way and one day’s journey that way, around the camp, about two cubits above the ground.

A wind (Ruach) is a movement. “A wind went forth from the Lord” means that a new inner movement enveloped a person.

“And swept quails from the sea and spread them over the camp… about two cubits above the ground.” If we look at this from the point of view of physical units of measurement, an elbow [an ell, a cubit] is approximately 60 centimetres. This means that two cubits are one meter and twenty centimetres. The whole camp was covered with quails for one day’s journey from the camp in all directions. Can you imagine how many tons of meat this is? The people demanded food and they received it.

Naturally, this is an allegory. It does not mean quails. Do you want to receive fulfillment into your egoistic desires? Please, come and get it!
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 3/25/15

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