Looking At The World Through The Prism Of Desire

laitman_928The Torah, “Leviticus” 27:11 – 27:12: And if it is any unclean animal, of whose type shall not be brought as an offering to the Lord, then he shall stand up the animal before the Cohen. The Cohen shall then evaluate it whether it is good or bad; like the evaluation of the Cohen, so shall it be.

This speaks about the desires of the animate level. In every person there are a great number of desires: still, vegetative, animate, and speaking, that is, five levels from zero to four. Each one of the desires must be integrated with the others to work in full bestowal with an intention for the sake of the Creator.

But some of them cannot be corrected so that they work with an intention for the sake of bestowal by themselves. They cannot act directly, but alternatively. Let’s say that a donkey is an unclean animal that cannot be brought to the Temple as a sacrifice. So it can participate in the general system of management by carrying out its task, and that is how it is with everything in nature.

Nothing should be annihilated; it is only necessary to use what is presented to us in the right way. Since the Torah is talking about our inner desires, we need to investigate them within us, classifying and differentiating them according to their character and correcting them gradually so that each one of them will be directed toward bestowal in some way.

All of the desires must pass through the examination of the Cohen (priest). The Cohen is the point of contact with the Creator. So a person needs to find the Cohen within himself, this being the highest point in his state, and view the world through that. Only then will he examine and clarify everything correctly.

Viewing the world through the Cohen signifies that I am looking at the world through the characteristic of bestowal and I see that everyone except for me is in a corrected state. And so I constantly continue to bring myself to see clearly that the whole world depends on me and how I need to bestow to it, to come to the right mutual cooperation with all of humanity. And this is the point of the Cohen. So he becomes a teacher. It is said: “and ye shall be unto Me a kingdom of priests….” (Exodus 19:6), meaning teachers who are concerned about all of humanity.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 12/10/14

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