Shavuot is the holiday of the giving and receiving of the Torah. This is a very important day because the Torah is everything! The Torah is a system in which we exist, a “matrix,” from which we can’t exit. It is written in The Book of Zohar that the Torah was created even before the creation of the world. The Creator was looking into the Torah when He was creating the world.
We need to understand what this means. The Torah is a program, a scheme of the whole of reality, an engine, thanks to which this reality exists and unfolds from the beginning to the end.
In other words, the Torah is not a book that we can pull from the shelf, read, and understand, but a matrix, a world one can enter and reveal the system of the whole of reality. In this way, it is possible to understand how it lives and develops, how it controls us, and how we depend on it.
It also has a special element that is called a person’s freedom of will, thanks to which we can influence our destiny if we want to receive the Torah. However, on the part of the system, the giving of the Torah always occurs.
That is, the system is built in such a way that it realizes without asking for our agreement. But at the same time, we can become included in it, and in proportion to our conformity with the system, we begin to study it, understand and interact with it to give and receive according to its laws. Then, through our participation, we are even able to accelerate the development of the whole of reality by adding positive forces that act in the system of the Torah.
The giving of the Torah means that the system is ready for us to know it. And the receiving of the Torah is our gradual entrance into the system through 125 degrees and its completion by our positive actions. Thanks to this, we are able to be called “a man” and considered as fulfilling the Torah.
The laws of the system that we accept are called commandments. To the extent that we correct ourselves, we become more and more included in the system.
Initially our desire to enjoy is created as opposite to the system, so we cannot positively influence it. But once we gradually correct our 613 desires to bestowal for the sake of bestowal, and later even to reception for the sake of bestowal, we become the sons of the Torah.
All this huge system is hidden from us so far, but we are getting closer to it. We received the permission, agreement, and invitation to get closer and even to become included and take part in the work of the system. Although, we have not yet started the real work, day after day, we make steps that bring us closer to it. This is a big deal and a huge privilege.
Therefore, the holiday of the Giving of the Torah is so important to us; after all, we celebrate that we are given the opportunity to approach the system of true reality and to participate in the work of the force called the Creator, the general system of upper worlds. Let’s hope for success!
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/24/17, Shamati #66 “The Giving of the Torah”