Images Of Gods

laitman_289Torah, Deuteronomy 12:3: And you shall tear down their altars, smash their monuments, burn their asherim with fire, cut down the graven images of their gods, and destroy their name from that place.

“Images of gods” are within me. It is what I imagine as goals that I worship, giving them importance. Therefore, they need to be destroyed completely.

They all are reference points with which I have somewhere to aim. I must do this, achieve this, and perform this. However, when I set one single goal for myself and all of my aspiration is directed only to achieve it, then all of the rest must be destroyed.

It is written about this: “cut down the images of gods that you yourself have built.”

Question: Are these “gods” our earnings, careers, pension funds, and so forth?

Answer: No, whatever is essential for a person for his physical existence should remain. He must think about it and, by all means, provide for himself and not fall into the hands of society. All of the rest he must give only to the achievement of one common goal.

Question: What does it mean “destroy their name from that place”?

Answer: Name is what you used to achieve before, while walking on the wrong path, and you considered it the spiritual achievement. Now it is necessary to part with it, stop thinking that it leads you to something and see before you completely different, exactly spiritual images in your corrected desire.

First you will see partial images and then a complete image of the Creator, which is the quality of bestowal and love. Only this quality should fill all of our desires, and the desires must be formatted so that they would emanate only this quality.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 6/22/16

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