The Commandment: “I Am The Lord, Your God”

610.2Question: The first commandment says: “I am the Lord, your God, Who took you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.” Who is God? What is it?

Answer: It is the highest, intelligent, omnipotent, eternal, perfect force of nature.

We attribute it only to the nature of our world because we do not see more. In fact, it fills everything, includes the entire program of creation: the beginning, its goal, its realization, and its end.

All this together is called the Creator, and only in relation to us.

We cannot talk about the Creator, about God, about the upper force, that He is omnipotent, eternal, or give Him whatever epithets we want. They need to be played out, discussed, why they are exactly so and not different, why there are so many of them.

Therefore, without paying attention to these names, we can talk about Him, but only in relation to ourselves, as the great souls, the Kabbalists, knew Him and told us about Him.

Question: As the consequence of the commandment “I am the Lord your God,” the act of Creation: “And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.” takes place. What is the connection between them?

Answer: The manifestation of the Creator from above downward in relation to us in the act of Creation is the manifestation of the light from the world of infinity, which builds itself a vessel. This vessel is the original creation.

It is still far from the creation that should eventually be created because it is like a drop of seed and it is not clear whether something will develop from it or not. But it has almost everything in it, except matter. Therefore, it must be, so to speak, stuffed with everything necessary.

But all the information, absolutely all His properties, everything that is called “He Himself” is in this vessel.
From KabTV’s “The Power of The Book of Zohar” #10

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