Don’t Make A Graven Image Of The Creator

Dr. Michael LaitmanRabash, Article, “What is ‘O praise the Lord, all ye nations’ in the Work?” (Psalm 117:1): It must be explained why The Zohar says that all of the nations have a minister over them, while this is not so for the nation of Israel; only the Creator rules over them. For the nation of Israel is the property of the Creator.

The Creator is called the middle line, Zeir Anpin. This characteristic doesn’t exist in the lower if they don’t carry out special activities in order to be its carrier, a vessel for the middle line.

So the Creator has no image or body. The middle line doesn’t exist in nature; it appears only on condition that the lower places itself between the two lines: right and left.

And all the rest of the forces in nature are called ministers of the Creator because they exist by themselves and are the result of the two forces active in reality: the force of reception and the force of bestowal. They are called angels, forces that control the 70 nations of the world.

But the nation of Israel, the one who seeks Yashar-El (straight to the Creator), has no Creator as long as it doesn’t stabilize its vessel and discover the middle line in it. The Creator (Bore) means “come and see” (Bo-Re). And as long as the middle line has not been created, the nation of Israel has no one to turn to.

The Creator is revealed solely and only on condition that the person builds himself and adapts himself to the characteristics of the upper one. In this way he creates a place for the discovery of the higher power. As long as the lower is not ready for this revelation, the upper one doesn’t exist and has nowhere to be discovered.

From here is derived the prohibition: (Exodus 20:3) “Thou shalt not make unto thee a graven image, nor any manner of likeness” of the Creator, for this prevents us from doing the right work.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/6/14, Writings of Rabash

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