The City Wall And Its Spiritual Significance

419Question: When speaking of Jerusalem, one cannot but mention the city wall surrounding it with its eight gates. What does this mean spiritually?

Answer: The wall is what surrounds the city. It was necessary to emphasize that within the city there are special properties of bestowal: connection, love, and reciprocity.

Therefore the wall means the connection between all egoistic desires, which take the obligation to be interconnected altruistically, spiritually upon themselves. Thus, the presence of the wall meant that there could be no egoism inside the city. Otherwise it’s not a city.

As for the gates, as a rule they open and close so that you can accept something or it is impossible to keep it in yourself and  you need to let it out of the city.

In the language of Kabbalah, this can be represented as a screen (Masach). If you work for the sake of bestowal, then it lets the light of the Creator’s delight into your desires. If not, then the gates are closed.

Comment: It is interesting that one of the gates in the city wall of Jerusalem was walled up. They say they will open in the future.

My Response: This is the Moshiach Gate.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 2/22/22

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