Let The Creator Be Revealed To Us

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe Torah, “Leviticus (Shemini),” 9:1-9:4: And it was on the eighth day, that Moses summoned Aaron and his sons and the elders of Israel. And he said to Aaron: “Take for yourself a bull calf as a sin-offering, and a ram as a burnt-offering, [both] unblemished, and bring them near before the Lord.”

A person has to take two of his desires (a bull calf and a ram) and purify them from the egoistic intention, which means to raise his desire to the proper use: from the lowest and most sinful place upwards to the Light.

“And to the children of Israel, you shall speak, saying, ‘Take a he-goat as a sin-offering; and a calf and a lamb, [both] in their first year and [both] unblemished, as a burnt-offering, and an ox and a ram, as peace offerings, to slaughter before the Lord, and a meal-offering mixed with oil, for today the Lord is appearing to you.’”

If a person doesn’t bring an offering, the Creator will not be revealed. In order to do so, he must first prepare everything: the day, the place, and the time. Second, bringing and offering should not be by the nations of the world, not by the children of Israel, not by the Levites, and not even by Moses but only by the Cohanim (priests) and of the Cohanim, only by Aaron.

Everything has to be ready in the exact way that Moses said. To prepare means to choose of your desires, a place and time. This means the motion, time, desire, and intention that should all eventually provide a corrected desire of in order to bestow, to connect with others. This means that there should be the attribute of Aaron in every person that takes a certain desire (a bull calf or a ram) and slaughters it in a certain way and prepares it in a certain way and then serves it to the Creator so that He can taste it.

The ascent of the desires in order to love and bestow is described in this allegorical way. It is because in our world there are no other words to describe the ascent of the desires to bestowal unto the society and by that unto the Creator. At the same time, the feeling of the Creator descends both to the society and to a person himself who is performing the role of Aaron.

Question: The Torah provides many details! For example, a calf and a lamb both of first year and without a blemish, etc…

Answer: When you begin to work you lack these details. So first there is the Mishna (set of laws) that tells you exactly how to carry out these actions. Then the Mishna becomes incomprehensible since the ego grows and it becomes unclear as to how we should work with it. If a person knew what to do with one kilo of his ego, what to cut off and what to weigh, then now his ego grows to a hundred kilos. There are new options now: miserliness, envy, lust, etc. and it becomes unclear as to how to skin the offering, which part of it can be used or not, and how to prepare it. It is when the problem with the fulfillment of these rules arises that the Babylonian Talmud (teaching) appears.

Everything starts from the Torah, but as the ego grows, there is the growing need for commentaries in the Mishna, and when the ego grows until it becomes uncontrollable, the Talmud appears. Then people have no choice but to simply study it. This state is called exile (Galut).
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 12/18/13

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