The Revival Of The “Heart Of Stone”

laitman_527_02The Torah, “Exodus”: He was there with the Lord for forty days and forty nights; he ate no bread and drank no water, and He inscribed upon the tablets the words of the Covenant, the Ten Commandments.

Man’s desires that rise to the level of forty, the level of Bina (wisdom), lose their foundation of egoism, and acquire the possibility to receive the form of spirituality on them. Thus, the stone that the commandments are made of, meaning man’s foundation of egoism, receive the form of the Ten Commandments.

The gradual transformation of our first essence of the attribute of bestowal and love is expressed in the Ten Commandments takes place under the influence of the Light, the Creator. We are not the ones who do it, but we want it to happen and bring ourselves to such a state. Thus, the Creator writes these things on man’s “stony heart.”

When we understand that our heart is made of stone, and understand that the Creator has done this to him, then He softens it. We want that the Creator will change its form only to the attribute of bestowal and love, and then He performs this act on us. This is called that He writes the Ten Commandments on my heart (on the stone), and the heart turns into the two tablets of stone on which the Ten Commandments are written.

The process of recognition happens gradually. A person’s stony heart is not revealed to him immediately, only to the exact extent that he is willing to accept it and be responsible for it, to understand and agree to that it is his normal and natural foundation and it is so needed. We thank the Creator that He created us as He did, since it is specifically in this state that we can raise to the summit of the Creator, to the point of resembling and being equal to Him.

Recognition and understanding come to us only to give thanks to the enlightenment of the Upper Light. Otherwise, nothing happens! Nothing depends on us except the yearnings, all the more so since in most events the yearnings are in the form of an impulse that is not stabilized and not conscious.

And one shouldn’t forget that on the way to this state, man feels that he is a ruler of the world, like the son of Pharaoh. He feels that everything belongs to him, that he can do anything and wants everything, that he has a right to everything, like Moses in Pharaoh’s palace. It is vividly described in the Torah. But in our world, it doesn’t have to return in a physical form.

So the gradual refusal of egoistic reception brings us to ascend to the level of the opposite attribute, of complete bestowal.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 9/30/13

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