Absorb The Entire World Into Yourself

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe Torah, “Exodus,” 30:33: Whosoever compoundeth any like it, or whosoever putteth any of it upon a stranger, he shall be cut off from his people.

Oil, perfume, incense, these are very subtle ingredients of the influence of the Light on the desire. This is not talking about materials and objects in our world but about the right combination of the Light, meaning the characteristic of bestowal, acting upon this egoistic desire or another.

For a person who has risen to the level of a priest, the highest level of the characteristic of mutual bestowal, no desires remain to grab something for himself, to acquire, to take. This is an absolutely new level. On the previous level the person had to be ready like a priest, and on this level, he must also wash his hands and enter into the tent of assembly, meaning into a completely new level, a new desire, and begin to work with it.

We are composed of internal and external parts. That is, I exist in my body and the world exists around me. But the idea is that this world also constitutes my body, except that it situates itself as outside of me.

A person, unlike an animal, dresses in clothes. Therefore the external parts are classified as follows: body, clothing, tent, and then the wilderness, which symbolizes the surrounding space.

Clothes are the screens behind which I hide my ego, my shame, in contrast to my ego, protecting the body from cold, heat and so forth. The tent is also considered to be part of me and is designed to give me the next level of development where I can exist in it and equip myself; this is my house, but it’s not completely corrected yet; its characteristics have not been internalized yet. This is just like clothing.

At the end of correction, when I rise to the next level, my spiritual clothing becomes my body. After that, on the next level, the same thing happens with the tent, it becomes my internal part. And so I absorb the entire world into myself.

In other words, I am rising all the time in the hierarchy of spiritual levels, and when I enter into the next level, which had previously been my clothing, this clothing enters into me. When I rise to the next level, which had previously been a tent, I also absorb it into me. And so on.

So the more external desires that seemed completely foreign to me, that were unnecessary or even general rules for everyone and distant, gradually enter me and become my own. This continues until I begin to feel the entire soul, meaning the entire creation, as my personal spiritual body.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 2/9/13

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  1. I have a related question that I have been wondering about for some time: In the work, what is it to grind the incense thin? Is the incense the desire when the intention is changed from reception to bestowal? So, what does it mean to make the incense very fine by grinding? Why is it burned if it is in bestowal? Don’t we usually burn what we want to be cleansed of?

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