The Long Journey Through The Desert

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe Torah, “Leviticus”, 16; 18-19: And he shall go out unto the altar that is before the LORD, and make atonement for it; and shall take of the blood of the bullock, and of the blood of the goat, and put it upon the horns of the altar round about. And he shall sprinkle of the blood upon it with his finger seven times, and cleanse it, and hallow it from the uncleannesses of the children of Israel.

The work on the level of Aaron (the priest) is sublime and very serious work in revealing all our attributes, desires, impulses, mind, and thoughts, in terms of with what we can work in love and bestowal for others and with what we cannot. What is revealed here by a person as to what is going on isn’t simple at all.

Each of us needs to reach the level of the priest in order to divide these desires. The Torah speaks only about one person, since the whole world is included in one force. Therefore, I have to rate and differentiate what all the parts the Torah tell me and to understand precisely that I must gradually establish all the corrected vessels inside me.

I leave Babylon as a person who wants to attain the meaning of life and go to the land of Canaan as I reveal all my desires, thoughts, and impulses inside me.

Then the state of the land of Canaan begins to bubble in me by drawing me into the egoistic swamp. This means that I have gone down to Egypt, where I try to break out of myself by constantly focusing on love thy neighbor as thyself.

Eventually, when I begin to fight with myself, with my ego (Pharaoh) and my altruism (Moses and Aaron), I go to the desert (an empty place). Here I am told: “Gather all your desires with which you can advance. If you manage to do so, you will be able to receive the Upper Light on them, which will lead you forward and you will be able to move in the desert.” I am already advancing in the desert here.

The main thing is the slight awakening that emerged in me in Babylon, which is gradually covered by a very big ego that is gradually corrected in the desert. Babylon is the beginning, the thought and the goal. The ego that emerged in me is the exile in Egypt. In the desert, however, I work with an enormous, four-phase ego in order to bring it to a neutral state. I don’t want to be in it, I want to be above it.

All this is the revelation of my attitude towards the ego. It is like a huge black ball, and I clarify what I can illuminate in it under the influence of the Light, one piece, another piece, another, and then another. These are the forty years of wandering in the desert.

Each time I discover a variety of things and decide that I can ascend above all these new desires I have discovered in this phase in the desert so that no egoistic fillings will bother me. The Light and greater pleasures are gradually revealed in them, while I am above them, working only in bestowal, outside myself.

There are desires that I know I will not be able to overcome for sure. Then I send them to the desert, which means that I cannot make this desert my home, my shelter as yet, and so part of my ego remains in the desert.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 3/06/14

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