New Life #683 – Between Meat And Milk
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel
Meat and milk symbolize the two forces at work in nature: plus and minus, the power of reception and the power of giving. Kosher fish have fins and scales, they represent the characteristic of a person who doesn’t receive pleasure for himself directly, but operates according to bestowal. Meat symbolizes the egoistic desire, fish symbolizes a smaller desire, and the milk even smaller, while a pig symbolizes the greatest egoistic desire.
A person who feels the upper system clarifies the internal desires while eating, and the upper system begins to live in him, for inside, within us, there is a power that enlivens us called the “Creator.” If we relate to everything that is around us with love, we feel the power within us called God.
Slaughtering means that internally a person must kill the wild animal in him by using it correctly, which means that its power must be increased to the level of Adam (Man). Our interior, like nature, is divided into levels: still, vegetative, animate, and speaking. Kabbalists discovered the upper roots and wrote the laws of Kashrut, according to branch and root, in which the internal butcher is the Light that Reforms, and it is up to the person to summon this Light to butcher the beast in him.
Above the system of forces, there is one inclusive force, and a person asks it to correct him according to the system; there is no power in a person to correct himself; it is all ego, and if he wants to have a soul, it is up to him to accept this corrective force. We are talking about the administrative and supervision system in nature that operates and runs us.
The system doesn’t care what or how a person eats, but the dietary laws indicate what a person, as a Jew, must correct within himself.
From KabTV’s “New Life #683 – Between Meat And Milk,” 1/26/16
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