The Descent From Mt. Sinai

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe Torah, “Exodus” (Ki Tissa), 32:12, 32:15: Why should the Egyptians say: “He brought them out with evil [intent] to kill them in the mountains and to annihilate them from upon the face of the earth? Retreat from the heat of Your anger and reconsider the evil [intended] for Your people.”

“Now Moses turned and went down from the mountain…”

“Descending the mount” symbolizes distancing oneself from the Creator, while “ascending the mount” is to go above all your doubts. “Mount” is from the word “doubts.” This means that from the same place that is the summit of man’s reflections, from there he finds the Creator.

Each level determines the inner state of a person. Thus the descent of Moses from the mount symbolizes that he acquired confidence, force, and knowledge. Yet, there remained spiritual potential in him, and with this force he went down to the nation of Israel.

…[bearing] the two tablets of the testimony in his hand, tablets inscribed from both their sides; on one side and on the other side they were inscribed (“Exodus” 32:15).

The two sides of the tablets of the Ten Commandments symbolize the face (Panim) and the backside (Achoraim) of the face. Thus it is written on two sides which means that they are completely identical, both from the side of the Light and from the side of darkness. This means that the nature of man, his desire, acquired the attribute of the Light, therefore both sides are identical.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 9/9/13

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