New Life #732 – The Two Tables Of The Testimony
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe
The “Tablets of the Testimony” are the basis for the connection between the created being and the Creator. There are two phases in the development of the created being: the first is instinctive and the second is conscious.
The goal of the conscious phase is for the created being to resemble the Creator. The created being equalizes his form to the Creator’s by a special developing program—the Torah. The essence of this program is written on the “Tablets of the Testimony.” The program operates by the Light, which is the attribute of bestowal that controls all of reality and has developed the desire to receive in 10 levels.
The wisdom of Kabbalah explains the Ten Commandments, which have nothing to do with our life in this world. It is about the correction of the ten Sefirot, ten conditions, according to which the desire to receive acquires the Creator’s form of love and bestowal. The expression of love is giving. These ten conditions are also explained by the wisdom of Kabbalah as 125 levels. Beyond that the Tablets of the Testimony became the foundation of human morality, even in communist Russia. Without the Ten Commandments humanity would have remained absolutely barbaric. They have developed the human race.
The real Ten Commandments are revealed in the second phase of the development of the created being, in the conscious part, and are about forms of bestowal that a person has to adopt on the advanced levels of the ego. When a person first begins to correct the desire to receive from egoism to bestowal he doesn’t know what the Ten Commandments are, the ten Sefirot. The word “Sefira” stems from the word “sapphire” as it illuminates when the desire to receive becomes a desire to bestow. Today “thou shalt not steal” doesn’t even exist. There is no other way to correct a person except by drawing the Light that Reforms.
From KabTV’s “New Life #732 – The Two Tables Of The Testimony,” 6/9/16
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