“Remember The Sabbath Day”

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe Torah, Exodus 20:8 – 20:11: Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work; thou nor thy son, not thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, not thy cattle, not thy stranger that is within thy gates: for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.

A person who wants to advance towards spirituality must keep this condition since the Torah speaks not about corporeal but about spiritual days. The point is that we have to correct ourselves in order to more closely resemble the special spiritual form called Zeir Anpin. It’s made of six parts, and we call its replica the six days of the week.

It isn’t about working in a plant or in an office; it isn’t even considered work at all. Soon we will not work physically at all and our work will actually be in attaining the spiritual levels.

This means that on the first work day I will resemble the first Sefira, Hesed. On the second day I will resemble the second Sefira, and so on. These are not corporeal days, not the 24 hours of the day, and not the rotation of the earth around its axis.

By working on myself I correct my general desire: I rank it according to the seven parts and correct it accordingly so that it takes on the form of Hesed, Gevura, Tifferet, Netzah, Hod, and Yesod. I don’t correct the seventh part of my desire.

All my desires that are corrected during the six days are accumulated and fill me on the seventh level called Malchut. This level does not belong to the six days of my work of correction; it’s a kind of gift from Above, an addition to the six days.

We should say that the division into seven days does not exist in our world at all from the astrological point of view. There is a month, a year, the rotation of the moon, the rotation of the earth, the rotation of the sun, but there is no such thing as a week. A full rotation of the earth around its axis is a “day.” A “month” is the rotation of the moon around the earth, and a “year” is the rotation of the earth around the sun, etc.

Besides, there are holidays called “a new month,” a “new year,” and so on. A holiday of a new month, meaning the beginning of the month, is clear since there is a new moon, when the earth doesn’t hide it completely anymore, but gradually reveals it. The moon seems to grow gradually and it’s an astronomical sign. You look at the sky, you see it, and you can measure everything according to it. If you live in Jerusalem, you measure it in relation to Jerusalem, etc. depending on your longitude.

But a week is only a spiritual concept. No one used to keep it, no one ever celebrated it. It actually originated in the group of Abraham, whose members began to direct themselves towards the spiritual forces that way.

It doesn’t belong only to Jerusalem. It’s celebrated on any longitude where you are. If I celebrate Sabbath in Jerusalem now, my friend in Mexico doesn’t celebrate it, and for him it is still a workday. This sign doesn’t exist in our world.

What does it indicate? If a person performs spiritual work and corrects the six parts inside him, the six Sefirot of his soulHesed, Gevura, Tifferet, Netzah, Hod, and Yesod—he reaches a state when they all connect since Yesod is the connecting part. All this enters the seventh day of the week, Malchut.

This spiritual state has nothing to do with the weekdays of the calendar. It can last for a moment or ten minutes, it makes no difference as time doesn’t matter. On that day, which means in that spiritual state, a person mustn’t do anything since he has to receive the result of the so called work week, of the six stages of correction, inside him. As a result of this alternating work on the six parts of correction with the seventh part and their connection, a person reaches the end of correction, when all his soul is totally corrected.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 2/25/13

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