The Structure of Spiritual Division

232.08Question: It is written in Torah that Moses’ father in law gave him the structure of the “ten” to organize the people. He said “But you shall choose out of the entire nation men of substance, God fearers, men of truth, who hate monetary gain, and you shall appoint over them leaders over thousands, leaders over hundreds, leaders over fifties, and leaders over tens.”

Is this only the inner hierarchy of our desires or was the nation was indeed divided this way in the corporeal world?

Answer: Sometimes it used to be this way.

If we desire to become similar to the Creator, come closer to Him in our properties, we have to build ourselves, our society, the state, even the world and all of humanity according to the same principle as  described in Torah, meaning we have to divide all into tens, fifties, hundreds, etc. Everyone!

This is because when we unite this way we can reach the property of mutual bestowal, interconnection, mutual guarantee (Arvut). With the help of this relation among us we will be able to relate the same way to the Creator.

Question: But why exactly is there such a division into ten, fifty, one hundred, one thousand?

Answer: It comes from the same ten Sefirot. If we have the upper one, bestowing, His bestowal spreads down the ten rungs until it reaches the last Sefira Malchut, which receives everything.

The distance of ten rungs from the bestowing state Keter (crown) until the receiving state Malchut (kingdom of receiving) fully reflects the development of the Creator’s desire to bestow into the creation’s desire to receive.

If the creation from its side desires to become similar to the Creator, it has to make a restriction upon itself: not to receive the way the Creator made it, but the opposite, to act in similarity to the Creator, meaning from the bottom up, back from Malchut to Keter realizing itself in the property of bestowal.

In fact the restriction was not for the action itself, but rather for the intention. However, when we restrict the intention, the action simultaneously is restricted as well. After that the action can develop in the opposite way, toward receiving. The main thing is the intention.

Question: But where did fifty, one hundred, and one thousand come from?

Answer: It does not matter. Actions in the fifty, hundred, a thousand etc. fall under the same conditions, the same laws as in the ten.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 5/10/22

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