A Trickle

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe Torah, “Exodus” (Ki Tissa), 32:7-32:11: And the Lord said to Moses: “Go, descend, for your people that you have brought up from the land of Egypt have acted corruptly. They have quickly turned away from the path that I have commanded them; they have made themselves a molten calf! And they have prostrated themselves before it, slaughtered sacrifices to it, and said: ‘These are your gods, O Israel, who have brought you up from the land of Egypt.’”

And the Lord said to Moses: “I have seen this people and behold! They are a stiff-necked people. Now leave Me alone, and my anger will be kindled against them, so that I will annihilate them, and I will make you into a great nation.” Moses pleaded before the Lord, his God, and said: “Why, O Lord, should Your anger be kindled against Your people whom You have brought up from the land of Egypt with great power and with a strong hand?”

On one hand the people erred. But on the other hand, it was impossible to annihilate them because the full correction had to be revealed through this entire mass. And I will make of thee a great nation: in summation this says to do this from a small part of all of humanity.

The Creator seemingly dictated to Moses that here Moses carried out the role of a scribe. In the Hebrew language there is no word for “scribe” in the sense that it exists in other languages. A scribe (in Hebrew “sofer”) is someone who moves his hand. But the Creator is the one who writes. And that is how it is with everything for everything flows from the Creator. Therefore, Moses always transmits into writing what is told to him from his spiritual attainment.

About what did the Creator tell him? That it’s possible to create a nation from the characteristic of Bina which is represented by Moses. But this nation would not be enough because it would have to be the bearer of the characteristic of bestowal only, like an angel that has no free choice of its own, having no ego, suppressing everything. This part wouldn’t be suitable at all for any task that would follow.

Therefore, they demonstrate here analytically that this way would be a blind alley and in principle could not be implemented because it was not given to correct the world and reach the goal of creation with its help. This task can be carried out only through a combination of egoistic desires with altruistic desires, as a result of which a connection is created between them that is constantly renewed.

It’s impossible to correct some part of the soul, thereby completely isolating it and not letting it go out to the entire immense soul that has been corrupted by the ego. So when Moses doesn’t agree with the Creator, he shows again how strong his connection was with the people even though he had ascended so high. He seemingly suggested to the Creator: “Come, let’s do this, through me it will be possible to bring them back to correction.” That is how a part of the connection with others begins to be born in Moses.

When a person ascends to the next level and is found there, it’s as if he is completely disconnected from everyone, and through a shattering, he must pass through an inner passage that makes it possible to discover the connection with the rest of creation. After that his development begins. It’s specifically this thin trickle of connection that connects him with the others, and now he must develop it.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 9/9/13

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