At The Foot Of The Mountain

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe weekly section of the Torah BaHar (On the Mount) tells us about the laws that the Creator gave the nation through Moses. These are laws that a person has to fulfill inside him. There is a mountain of egoism in each of us, which is the same Tower of Babel but is now depicted to us as Mount Sinai (Sina – hatred).

The upper force is above its summit and it helps us fulfill the ego and turn it into a holy mountain, into the Temple Mount. Then we build the Temple upon it, the Creator is revealed in the vessel above our ego.

If we stand at the foot of the mountain and are ready to love one another, to be mutually responsible for one another, and to be as one man in one heart, we receive the Light of correction called the Torah, and then we can transform the whole mountain of hatred into a mountain of love. It is only on top of it that we can build the house of the Lord.

During the giving of the Torah, only Moses can ascend Mount Sinai. Then it completely loses its holiness completely, as Mount Sinai is holy only when a person receives the Torah. Otherwise it is just a pile of egosm. This is why the Torah tells us allegorically how to turn the mountain of hatred into a holy mountain on which we build the Temple.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 11/12/14

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