Through All The Vicissitudes To The Creator

Dr. Michael LaitmanAnd they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt.

And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron in the wilderness; and the children of Israel said unto them: ‘Would that we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh-pots, when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.’ (The Torah, Exodus, BeShalach, 16:1 – 16:3)

The sons of Israel came out of Egypt. They broke out of their egoism, and after going through all the vicissitudes, rose to the level of “Elim,” to the level of Bina. “Elim” is from the word “El”, which means “God,” the “Creator”.

And then they came to the wilderness of Sin (“Sina” means “hatred” in Hebrew), meaning that they fell into hatred, in the renewal of egoism, and approached Mount Sinai, the main point of the manifestations of ego. Naturally, they started to complain because everything that they went through, both good and bad, at their current level is felt as something unbearable! In this state, a person cannot tolerate the egoism that has grown in him: It’s better to perish or disappear than to feel such hatred.

We are talking about a completely different feeling of egoism. They went through all the separations from Egypt, and now they are starting to see everything in the correct form. “Mount Sinai” represents a person’s inner state, their internal geography. Due to the fact that a person has passed through all the stages (learned, saw, became convinced, felt himself, the others, the relationships between people), he finds himself in such a state where he cannot bear his hatred of others. He would rather disappear than experience this feeling towards them.

That is why the people of Israel prefer to go back to any other state, rather than feel that attitude and see themselves in it. This is a good feeling; it’s movement forward.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 2/4/13

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  1. the state Israel could not bear is the great state of hating the ego period, in self or others: Once you are out of your ‘personal ego’ and into the state of bestowal (no matter how small) it reveals with a bright light the state of EGO period: yours and others, matters not: Ego begins to reveal itself as the cause of the problems of the whole world……… no longer ask, “wonder what evil is” or “how could this or that person do this or that horrible thing”???

    you know from the inside out…….and this causes you more sorrow than just seeing your own selfishness because you think you can change and you still believe others can change………….not after the revelation of the true vast ego everyone is living in:

    the only good thing about it is that you also Experience bestowal, the only thing worth anything in the world; you are so glad that LOVE truly exists, that even if you can’t reach that state with it, you can die in a certain peace……….

    yet the thing that moves you forward from here………is thinking if you don’t continue to grow in love that is now revealed, why should anyone???????????

    this is a huge question and the answer frightens you……..this is the fear of the LORD in you FOR others as well as yourself……you don’t want anyone to be LOST in the ego because it is such a bitter experience

  2. Great article,

    The term internal geography is a great description. The schema of a person is a world unto itself, a land with many factions and fractures, like our earth, alive and changing. In many ways already one, but in others, not quite yet.

    The events within the internal geography, recapitulate the general correction of the outer geography in a unique individual way. It is the same basic story, the collective of living things reaching that pinnacle of communication and unity. Our parts war within us just as we war with each other in this world, and these fractures are walls in the schema, the mind, that cloud our sight of the true goal. When the fractures of an individuals schema are linked, the walls are opened by gates, and one starts to see a common element to everything, the schema is one for the first time, and it is felt directly. Just like how we are in this outer world. The two worlds, the inner civilization and the outer, act as orienting tools between the two worlds, where we play very different roles, as giver and receiver, as top and bottom.

    The entire life cycle is there, and just as we are born, age and die, so too does our outer world, and in a similar form. Eternal life can be sensed through continuity, following the stream from life to the next. Our world is ending, the new world is beginning, so it has always been and will always be. This is timeless change.

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