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Parashat Ki Tisa

Key tase              PARSHA KI TISA              BS”D

Our sages of Blessed memory have said ”The Shabot is equal in importance to all the other commandments”, ”observing the Shabot properly is equivalent to observing the whole Torah”. Looking closely at this weeks parsha we may see a bit of illumination concerning this concept.

It says ”The children of Israel shall keep the Shabot through out their generations” and other words giving us the Shabot and then immediately ”And he gave to Moses, when he finished talking with him upon Mount Sinai, two tablets of Testimony, tablets of stone, written by the finger of God” (exodus 31). May we all be able to commune with God on the Holy Shabot and be granted our portion in the Torah. The Torah was given on Shabot which was the Holiday of Shavout.

Like all parts of the Torah here also we can see ways to strengthen our attachment to our Creator, may His Name be blessed. Let us look to before Moses came down from Mount Sinai with his face shinning to great to behold. When they put a vail on him to shield his brilliance from sight. Just before Moses came down God told him ”You shall not offer leaven with your sacrifice” (exodus 34). Our sages tell up leaven represents arrogance, pride and self love. How can one truly serve God will all their heart when they believe their thoughts and desires are most important. There is no room for this self love in sacrifices or fulfilling Mitvot (Biblical commandments), for heaven forbid this self love may get in the way from fulfilling a precept with the greatest expression of the love of God. By nullifying ourselves to become a vessel for Supernal will, the way of God we can as alluded to by the commandment of giving the first born to God. Which is also given in this section. Realize that God comes first, no matter what. We should serve God above all with our time, our selves our money all that we have as King David said, peace unto him ”The Torah of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver.” (Psalm 119). We are told here not to leave any of the Passover offering till the morning. We know that sacrificial meat held past the allotted time for eating is ”piggul” (forbidden), and cannot be eaten by us. God tells us in his Torah ”My offering, my food to be consumed by my fire”. As part of the sacrifices we are able to have as food, if one ate it in the allotted time. So from ”My offering, my food” we can see the the service of God in some way is food to God. This is also as the verse in Psalms ”Give strength to God” (psalm 68). We should not delay in bringing this to him, before it is “piggul”, too late. What could possibly be more important than doing the will of the God. We should run to do His commandments. There is nothing else. May it be that by not offering sacrifice or Divine service with leaven, being barriers of self love of one’s own ego, we can bring God the first born. Bring everything to Him. As God comes first and we will not delay in his service, allowing the offering to become “piggul”, but we will run to fulfill His commandments and do them in a very beautiful way that leads to true piety like is talked about in path of the Just by the Ramcha”l. One must have zeal as this will bring Holiness which will bring prophesy and this brings Eliyahu.1 Those who while in this world strengthen themselves with the having bold zeal in things of Holiness. When they fall in this world they quickly work to rise to a higher level. Then we will see the verse fulfilled ”I will do marvels, such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation; and all the people among you shall see the work of the Lord; for it is an awesome thing that I will do with you.” (Exodus 34) With our Righteous Messiah quickly in our days.

1Marachot Elokim



LIGHT UP “YOUR” MIND— HERE AND NOW !—-Parsha Tetzaveh

Titzaveh Bs”d

    It says in Psalms “your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path”.David ha Melach (KING DAVID), peace unto him tells us that by the word of the Torah we have a lamp to direct our feet. This refers to the exact spots our feet touch, the minute details in our life. It’s light will also illuminate our path. We learn in the Zohar that oil refers to the power of Chuchmah (Divine creative wisdom). With the light of Chuchmah itself which is the level of secrets of the Torah, the inner aspect of the Torah which come to one as “flashes” of Divine inspiration yielding understanding, new understanding in the Torah. This same light of revelation, with the mercy of Hashem (GOD) will shine with Godliness at all times. So we may see the Godliness in all things as David said “a lamp unto my feet”. So we can see what thoughts, words and actions at all times will place us in the Holiest place. In our parsha we can get some illumination concerning this lamp as it is written “ You shall command the children of Yisrael to bring pure beaten olive oil for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always.” From this we can see that that the oil to illuminate our path and guide our feet must be of high quality, as it says “pure”. Rav Dov Bear of Mezerich explains that “ Sin contains repentance as a olive contains oil”. At the time one returns to Hashem’s way the sparks of Holiness that gave vitality to the forces of separation (to evil) are raised up to the heavenly regions away from the “other side”. By turning away from transgression and doing “teshuva” the Divine spark in exile that gave life to the “tiva” (evil desire) is released and raised up to its source as the “klipa” is shattered by the separation from the Divine spark it had swallowed which did sustain it. Thus is fulfilled the words of Rabbi Akiva “my falling is my rising”. As the spark by rising up to its source provides extra power to our soul instead of the “klipot” (forces of evil). By this a new light shines upon us. To make this clearer the Gerer Rebbe said “ We see that a candle and a wick give light by diminishing , likewise a man who dominishes his physical desires may give out spiritual light. This is suggested by the name of the source of physical desires, the soul in the blood called “Nefesh”. Its first letter “N” stands for “ner” (lamp), “f” for petilah (wick) and it last letter “sh” for shemen (oil).

Just as the olive must be crushed to give its oil, so must we crush our animal souls so that it may become as oil to illuminate our paths in the service of Hashem. As the olive oil is fine and pure so must we be of a most developed character to ascend to give light, so to ascend into Holiness beholding the Torah’s secrets.

Avraham Abulafia teaches desire is in partnership with the flow of Divine abundance that comes to his vessels. Desire comes from Atzilut. It is flow of אלה”י . By this he cleaves in the voices. There comes to him desire of love to be covered in the wings of the Shechinah, he receives anything from Chuchmah Elyonah So go in and ask for Chuchmah in great desire, desire of your nefesh. Ask so that you grow in comprehension unto all abilities. Preparations are necessary for Chuchmah of Navua (prophesy). You must work for this day and night. From the tiva (desire) for Divine names. This is the cavana (intention). Choice love and desire. These are the general principles. The name of Keter is to them all. It is the first cause close to thought that arrouses the movement to ask, arrouse will and thought. These are one thing and are not separated. רצון (will) rises up in all levels till reaching the level called חשק (desire) in all its completeness. חשק (desire) has no limit or end. It raises up thought from its beginning to completion. חשק is the end of all tiva (burning desire). It is a מופת (wonder). Devacut (cleaving) and חשק (desire) are one thing. One cleaves in חשק (desire). All this goes out from thought to actuality, then there is כח (power). The giving of חשק (desire) is a אות (spiritual sign) it is צבאו”ת אלהי”ם יהו”ה . Through this there will be a אות in our צבא (hosts). From the stones of the Cohain Gadol’s breast plate is חשק from the source of Binna. It is breath and חותם (a seal). חשק is אור עצום (essential light).1 May this Divine desire bring Mashiach soon in Mercy.

1. 1Safer haCheshek-Abulafia



A INTERESTING WORD *************************** HAPPY PURIM !
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[with wine] on Purim until he cannot tell

the difference between cursed be Haman’

and ‘blessed be Mordecai’

Sukkah 51a

ויאמר חזקיהו להעלות העולה להמזבח ובעת החל העולה החל שיר הוהחצוצרות ועל ידי כלי דויד מלך ישראל. מאי טעמא דמאן דאמר עיקר שירה בפה ־ דכתיב (דברי הימים ב, ה) ויהי כאחד למחצצרים ולמשררים להשמיע קול אחד. ־ ואידך נמי, הא כתיב ויאמר חזקיהו ־ הכי קאמר: החל שיר ה־ בפה, על ידי כלי דויד מלך ישראל ־לבסומי קלא. ־ ואידך נמי, הא כתיב, ויהי כאחד למחצצרים ולמשרריםִ ־ הכי קאמר: משוררים דומיא דמחצצרים, מה מחצצרים בכלי ־ אף משוררים בכלי. משנה. מי שלא ראה שמחת בית השואבה לא ראה שמחה מימיו. במוצאי יום טוב הראשון של חג ירדו לעזרת נשים ומתקנין שם תיקון גדול. מנורות של זהב היו שם, וארבעה ספלים של זהב בראשיהם, וארבעה סולמות לכל אחד ואחד, וארבעה ילדים מפירחי כהונה, ובידיהם כדים של מאה ועשרים לוג שהן מטילין לכל ספל וספל. מבלאי מכנסי כהנים ומהמייניהן, מהן היו מפקיעין, ובהן היו מדליקין. ולא היה חצר בירושלים שאינה מאירה מאור בית השואבה. חסידים ואנשי מעשה היו מרקדין בפניהם

Hezekiah commanded to offer the burnt-offering upon the altar. And when the burnt-offering began, the song of the Lord began also, and the trumpets together with the instruments of David, King of Israel.33 What is the reason of him who stated that the essential feature of the Temple music was the vocal singing? — Because it is written, It came even to pass, when the trumpeters and the singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard.34 As to the other also,35 is it not written, ‘and Hezekiah commanded etc.’?36 — It is this that was meant: The song of the Lord began’ vocally ‘together with the instruments of David, King of Israel’, which were but to sweeten the voice. And as to the other one too,37 is it not written, ‘it came even to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one’?38 — It is this that was meant: ‘The singers’ performed in the same manner as ‘the trumpeters’. Just as the trumpeters [performed] with instruments, so did the singers [perform] with instruments.

Magilla 7b

אמר רבא: מיחייב איניש לבסומי בפוריא עד דלא ידע בין ארור המן לברוך מרדכי.

Raba said: It is the duty of a man to mellow himself [with wine] on Purim until he cannot tell the difference between cursed be Haman’ and ‘blessed be Mordecai’. Rabbah and R. Zera joined together in a Purim feast. They became mellow, and Rabbah arose and cut R. Zera’s throat. On the next day he prayed on his behalf and revived him. Next year he said, Will your honour come and we will have the Purim feast together. He replied: A miracle does not take place on every occasion.

Magilla 32a

ואמר רבי שפטיה אמר רבי יוחנן: כל הקורא בלא נעימה ושונה בלא זמרה ־ עליו הכתוב אומר (יחזקאל כ‘) וגם אני נתתי להם חקים לא טובים וגו‘. מתקיף לה אביי: משום דלא ידע לבסומי קלא (יחזקאל כ‘) משפטים לא יחיו בהם קרית ביה ?

R. Shefatiah further said in the name of R. Johanan: If one reads the Scripture without a melody or repeats the Mishnah without a tune, of him the Scripture Says, Wherefore I gave them also statutes that were not good etc. Abaye strongly demurred to this, saying, Because he cannot sing agreeably, are you to apply to him the verse, ‘ordinances whereby they shall not live’?

Arichin 11a

אמר רב נחמן בר יצחק, וסימניך: מתניתא גוזמא. ועבדי כהנים היו כו‘. לימא בהא קמיפלגי, דמד עבדים היו, קסבר: עיקר שירה בפה, וכלי לבסומי קלא הוא דעבידאֹ ומד לוים היו, קסבר: עיקר שירה בכליִ ותסברא? רבי יוסי מאי קסבר? אי קסבר: עיקר שירה בפה,

Said R. Nahman b. Isaac: To remember whose teaching it is: The Baraitha exaggerates’.1 THEY WERE SLAVES OF THE PRIESTS. Shall we say they are of conflicting opinions concerning the following principle: He who said they [the players of the instruments] were slaves holds that the essential in the music of the Sanctuary was the singing with the mouth, the instrumental music being just for sweetening the sound; whereas he who said that they were Levites holds the instrumental music to have been the essential. But if you reason this way, what will appear as R. Jose’s view? If he holds that the essential of the [Sanctuary] music was the singing with the mouth.



Connection of the “Mishcon” (tabernacle) to Purim
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Trumah                                                               Bs”d

Its the same story over and over again. GOD raises up Amalak (negative destructive force) when the Jews forget where GOD is , as Rabbi Kahana says in Pesicta. Amalak is the dog that bites them to remind them of Hashem. As when there is no where else to turn almost everyone returns to GOD with tefilla (prayer) with their heart. Tefila from ones heart is the opposite of Amalack as Yosef Yitzchak Shneerson explains that Amalak is the power opposite that of Teferet (balance and harmony). It creates situations so that one cannot turn to GOD with their heart. Now is the time of year we remember Amalak, and our victory over them during the time of Mordichy and Ester. In our parsha it written

“ This is the offering you shall take of them Gold, silver, brass, blue, purple, scarlet and linen”. On purim we read in the Magilla

 

“There were white, green, and blue, hangings, fastened with cords of fine linen and purple to silver rings and pillars of marble; the beds were of gold and silver, upon a pavement of alabaster, marble, mother of pearl, and precious stones.”

It is no coincidence that verses containing gold, silver, blue, purple and linen are mentioned in both places. This is to remind us that the triumph over Amalack, who is the manifestation of the essence of the negative spiritual force opposite Yisrael, is only by Torah. By absolute dedication to GOD in all things. Then GOD will enable us to do what is right. As the Jews did in the time of Mordichy and Ester, saying “We are with Mordichy and the Torah  or death”. At that time all the people decided to fast against the threat  Haman had made against the Jews so to push off its judgment. We were willing to Give our lives because of our belief in GOD . Easter instead of hiding her identity as a Jew from the King so to guard her own life stood up for her people. Putting the needs of the nation of Yisrael above her own.

This brings us back to our parsha Truma as the “Mishcon” (tabernacle) represents the spiritualisation of the worlds. The sages say that each component of the “Mishcon”  cooresponds to something in the spiritual worlds which manifest this world. Its boards are the Angels called Sarafim as stated in the Zohar. The rings that hold up the curtains are as the stars in the heavens. The 12 elements involved in construction of the “mishcon” coorespond to the 12 tribes, 12 constellations. Each parsha lists Linen-silver- gold- purple and blue. Silver is white which corresponds to the sefira keter and the level of the soul called Yechida. This is the dedication of our delight and will to the will of GOD . Linen can be dyed any color as the sefira Chuchmah is the color containing all colors corresponding to the soul level called Chayah. This is the dedication of our creative powers to Divine activities. Gold the Ar”i tells us corresponds to Binna, Which corresponds to Divine understanding and one’s Nashama. Their intellectual soul being dedicated to the search for GOD and using ones intellect in their Divine service. Purple is Teferet corresponding to our Ruach, emotional soul. We must be filled with love and fear over Divine will. And finally the Ar’i tells us that Blue corresponds to the Nefesh, our physical existence. We must use our bodies to only do that which GOD wants. With all these powers we can fulfill the verse.

“Make me a Mishcon and I will dwell in them”

As we make ourselves a Mishcon to GOD from the powers of our soul as shown above. Also there are 18 commands in the building of the mishcon corresponding to the 18 vertebrae in the spine of man which correspond to the 18 blessings of the Amida. When we make ourselves a Mishcon to GOD then the story of Purim, of Amalak will have reached its conclusion. As they will have no place to exist. By being nullified to Divine will with in ourselves our lives. Likewise will Amalak be nullifed outside also depending on our merit. Our success at nullifying Amalak’s powers of doubt and coldness to GOD in our Divine service. Then we shall see the Temple built, The glory of GOD revealed with the coming of The Messiah Quickly in our days.



SECRETS OFREINCARNATION — PARSHA MISHPOTIM — GILGUL
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PARSHA MISHPOTIM                                                             BS”D

Many of the teaching that follow were give by Elijah the Prophet to the Holy Ar”i

Parsha Mishpotim begins “and these are the judgments that you shall set before them”.

R. Shimon informs us that the “judgments” referred to in the above verse referred to the punishments involved in one’s incarnation in this world. Everything is in measure and equality, to pay back to everyone in accordance with their sins. In general its better not to have to come down here, its better “upstairs”.

Each individual receives the appropriate gilgul (incarnation) in accordance to the sins that they have performed. Those who enjoyed sin just a little died an easier death; quickly [and without suffering]. Those who had greatly enjoyed sin and had blemished greatly, this type of person would suffer through days of famine and want, and would live to see his children murdered before his eyes (G-d forbid).

All aspects of all souls were included in Adam. Adam’s body was made up of 248 organs and 365 sinews. Each organ and sinew is a Primary Source of souls. Adam was the father of all. Adam included all souls within himself. Afterward, all were included within the three Patriarchs: Avraham, Yitzhak, and Yaakov. After this, all were included within the twelve sons of Yaakov, who fathered the twelve tribes. After this, all were included within the seventy souls who went down to the land of Egypt with Yaakov. After this the seventy subdivided into 600,000 main Sparks. Each a complete Partzuf, containing 248 organs and 365 sinews. This further subdivided into 600,000 Secondary Sparks.

Adam’s “right shoulder” is one great main Source. It is the Source known as Hebel (Abel). Thought it is always correct to say that the right precedes the left in importance and stature, here it is different. For the manifestation of Kayin and Hevel were as a result of the sin of Adam. Kayin is still the first born, and as such the more important. Those souls of the Kayin source have included some of the greatest of the Prophets and Sages, among them King Hezekiah, Rabbi Akiba, and the author, HaRav Haim Vital. Great souls from the source of Hebel included Moshe Rabbeynu himself, but Moshe includes both sides.

Adam’s left shoulder is one great main Source. This is the source of the soul of Kayin (Cain, son of Adam). It is a complete Parzuf, that is divided into 70 Secondary Sources. These 70 Secondary Sources in turn subdivide into 600,000 Secondary Sparks. The sin of Adam caused all souls to fall into the depths of the klipot (evil forces). The klipot are nourished by the light of souls they capture. Thus the klipot greatly endeavor to cause people to sin, in the same way people pursue their food. For when a person sins, this causes his soul to enter into their domain, and they are thus sustained by it. They hope the entrapped soul will be theirs for a very long time. Souls are entrapped under the control of the klippt only by not elevating. Elevation is achieved through the energy work performed by the observance of the mitzvoth (commandments), in all their details.

Avraham’s soul was entrapped amongst them. So he is called a “righteous convert”, for his soul had come forth from the klipot and uncleanliness. As he was born to Terach the idol worshipper. Avraham, through his submission to God, was able to convert the evil that was attached to himself and turn it to good. Thus making the tikun (fixing) he made,he freed many sparks, trapped souls. Souls incarnate as families. Evil souls still have a connection to the righteous soul family members. Each soul family has the obligation to rectify all of its members. So it was Avraham’s job to rectify Terah’s soul because they were of the same Source. Don’t be surprised that the higher soul of Avraham could have been born as the son of a lower soul. The relationship of

father and son enabled Avraham to do what he needed to do. Terah was the refuse of the holiness of Avraham’s soul.

The child receive makiff lights from their father and penimi lights from their mother. These makiff lights are from Chuchmah of Abba and the penimi lights are of Imma. The father gives a portion to his soul to his child. It becomes a external garment of his soul. It guards and guides the sons soul. If there are less then 500 levels of difference between the soul of the father and his child the portion of the father’s soul that he gave to his son will stay with the child, even in the time of the Messiah.

There are many levels of souls. The female slave in parsha mishpatim is the “am haAretz” (common man) that dresses in the good of klippa Noga. The mother, slave and handmaid are souls of the worlds of Bria, Yetzera and Asiyah, being the Nashama (Intellectual soul), Ruach (Emotional soul) and the Nefesh (Animal soul) respectfully. There are five names for levels of the  soul. This then is their order from below to above: Nefesh, Ruach, Nashama, Chayah, and Yachida. A man does not get all these aspects, all at one time, but only according to one’s merits. The main Nefesh is that of the world of Asiyah, Ruach of Yetzirah and Nashama of the world of Briah. Yet there are these levels of soul in each world also. And from even each of the 5 parzufim.

There are four worlds called Atzilut, Briah, Yetzirah, and Asiyah. Each world has within it Five Partzufim (faces of Divine emination). They are Arich Anpin Abba, Imma, Zeir Anpin and Nakavah. It is also known that from every aspect

within the four worlds there comes forth the souls of mankind. Souls that come forth from each of the 4 worlds

are of 1 of 5 aspects, corresponding to the five Partzufim in that world which is their source. The level of soul that comes forth from Arich Anpin is called Yachida, from Abba is called Chayah, from Imma is called Nashama, from Zeir Anpin is called Ruach, and from Nakavah is called Nefesh. Accordingly are their 5 levels of souls in each world from its parzufim. Each of the 5 levels of soul contains in itself these 5 levels. Each level also is made of 613 organs and sinews. For example, the Yechida of Atzilut is divided into the 613 organs and sinews. The sin of Adam caused Each of these 613 aspects further subdivide to 613 aspects. Each of these sources contains no less than 613 main sparks, each is an

individual soul. These are called the 613 main Sparks. Due to the sin of the Atz Dat (tree of knowledge), they were blemished, and they divided into even greater numbers. Now each of the 613 main Sources is divided up into up to 600,000 Secondary Sources, but there can be less . The 613 main Sources are not required to subdivide equally but All depends, all division is according to the level of blemish. There are those main sources that are subdivided into only one hundred and others into more than 600,000 Secondary Sources. This is also what happened with the 613 main Sparks within each and every one of the 613 Sources. Each spark subdivided into many Secondary sparks. As a result of the sin of Adam, instead of having 613 main Souls which subdivide into 613 main Sparks, we now have 600,000 Secondary Sources, that can subdivide into 600,000 Secondary Sparks for a total of 360,000,000,000 sparks.

. We learn from Safer Bahir the souls of the wicked can’t leave from here but must “gilgul”.

The main thing of Nanhaga (Divine guidance of the worlds) is involved in “gilgullim” (reincarnation of souls). There are 2 kinds of gilgullim of “Nashamot” (souls). According to the actions of man, “gilgul” is given for his tikun (correction). Souls need to work hard to fill lackings, and make a complete “tikun” (repairs). To each is a different “nanhaga” (Divine guidance-Providence). A soul may gilgul within a man at any time after birth and there are Souls that gilgul in a man’s body from the time of birth.

When a person is born, his Nefesh (Animal soul) enters him. Ideally at the age of 13 one receives revelation of their Ruach, If they do the work required. At 20 their Nashama becomes revealed to them. If they do what is required of them. Such a person successfully completes the rectification of all three levels of soul in a single lifetime. Such a person would not need to reincarnate ever again, at least not for the sake of personal rectification. However, few people ever achieve such. Most People because of sins must go through all their lives with only their Nefesh that they received at birth. If one does not act with proper righteousness, one never finishes building and completing their Nefesh, thus not being able to advance to the next steps of building and rectifying their Ruach and Nashama. Therefore they may require to reincarnate many lifetimes. If one does not completely rectify his Ruach, then his Nashamah will not enter him and he will remain with only his Nefesh and Ruach. Only the part of any level of soul that has yet to be rectified is vulnerable to damage from the impact of sin. If in one gilgul one aquires both levels of his Nefesh and Ruach and he damages both. Only his Nefesh must return in gilgul. But because he did damage in Yetzera (his Ruach) in this lifetime he may be punished severely. If one has a opportunity to do mitzvot (commandments) and does not, they may have to return in gilgul to do so. One who does not learn all 4 levels of Torah will require gilgul. A person is not complete until that he fixes and merits to take the level of soul “Yachida of Arich of Atzilut”. A person can blemish or fix sparks that are from their same source such as the left heel or left shoulder by his actions. But he does not effect soul sparks from other sources. One does not effect damage in all levels in all worlds, but damages done are very specific.

At times a Nefesh becomes rectified and purified to such an extent that it need not come back again with the Ruach for its rectification. Instread it remains above in a place fitting for it, “bound up with the Bundle of Life” (Shmuel 1:25:29). The Ruach then has to come back and reincarnate with the Nefesh of another person.

If a person rectified his Nefesh and came back to receive and complete his Ruach but sinned, it will not affect his Nefesh. For, this would force the Nefesh to have to come back by itself to become rectified once again. Rather, because he now has a Ruach, the sin will only damage the Ruach, and only this will require rectification. In other words, once the Nefesh has been completely rectified and he has reincarnated to work on his Ruach. He does not start from Square One once again. Rather, the Nefesh is protected against any further damage for otherwise, the rectification process would go on forever for some people. They will reincarnate together until the Ruach is rectified. Then the first Nefesh will come back with the Ruach in order to receive and rectify the Nashamah. Or, the Ruach may come back by itself with the Nashamah until the Nashamah is rectified, after which time all three of them no longer need to return and are instead “bound up with the Bundle of Life,” as is fitting for them.

A “Nefesh” is given 3 ”gilgulim” to begin ”teshuva” if it is not successful it is then destroyed from our people and descends to one of the 7 dwelling places of Gehenom to be forgotten for all generations.

One can even reincarnate from one species into another. Rav Nachunyah ben Hakana teaches By facing away, ignoring the commandments while in exile one can be “gilgul” as an unclean animal. In Sefer Haredim it is written that when a person reincarnates into an animal, beast, or bird they remember their past life. This (memory) causes much sorrow and pain, seeing how they have fallen from heaven, from the image of man to the image of a beast.

The Arizal explains that there are more than one type of gilgul (incarnation). Gilgulim that occur during the lifetime of a person are called ibur (pregnancy). These souls can enter one at any time after birth and the soul may stay with them for a moment or the remainder of a lifetime. Some mitzvos have the power to draw down the Nefesh of a righteous person whereas others can draw down the Ruach. The Arizal explained, a person can have up to four souls in his body at one time. Ibur can benefit both the host body and the guest soul. If the person maintains the appropriate level of righteousness the extra soul will stay with him. This could be for the rest of the host person’s life. If so the connection will remain even after death. And, that can help a person to achieve a much higher level of reward in the World-to-Come than he otherwise might have received on his own.

There are completely “New souls”, some of these souls were not included in the body of Adam when he sinned. They will receive their Ruach at 13 and their Nashama at 20. They are able to change their evil inclination to become like a angel. There are other souls which are still considered new, but they are not like those first mentioned. These souls are in no way bound by time in their ability to gain new levels. The only thing it depends on is merit. They are able to get a Nefesh of Atzilut before they are 13. This type of soul was in Kain and Abel. It cannot ascend to the level of Chayah and Yachida of Atzilut, but only Nefesh of Atzilut. These souls were in the body of Adam at the time of the sin, but did not descend to the klippot. There is another type of soul which did fall when Adam sinned. When parzufim were formed within adam these souls were placed back to back. Once they enter hachel Ahava of Bria they are then created anew face to face. In order to turn from back to back to face to face this is by “nesira”. Z”a must receive sufficient light so to enable the “shared” back to double. One for him and one for her. They are separated Sefirah by Sefirah till they are 2 separate parzufim (Z’a and Nakavah). This is the last step of the Nesira. Then they become as “New souls”. These souls do not easily come to sin. And in time they grow and add levels. According to the level of “lavush” (makiff) one can receive new levels of Soul. Lavush is a level between light and vessel. It is pennimi to vessels and chitzon to lights. It covers and dims lights preventing the vessels from shattering. The “levush” is Nh”y of a higher parzuf. 2 or 3 “nefashot” (souls) can incarnate in one man who is a “New soul”, but all the “nefashot” must be in a single bond together. 3 “ibor” incarnations can enter into the body of man to help him at a time. Including the host soul this is 4 souls in one body. Later he can acquire more ibor souls of a lower level and they become absorbed in his higher level souls from his root. The higher levels help the lower level souls make tikun, as their levels are interconnected. But he never has more than 3 “ibor”. After a man has made 3 gilgul and if he has not made tikun a sadeek will become ibor in him to help him complete his tikun.

A man who is gilgul as a woman because of sin cannot give birth to children with out great difficulty. To have children a female soul must enter her as a “ibor”, and then she can only give birth to girls. Only by great merit can a male soul enter the fetus.

The purpose of “gilgul” is to rectify blemishes of previous lifetimes and each successive incarnation manifests and rectifys new, different dimensions of the same soul. Know, that if a person merits obtaining his Nefesh (Animal soul), Ruach (Divine emotional soul), and Neshama (Soul of Divine intellect), and then blemishes them through sin, he will have to be reincarnated to rectify the damage. When he returns in a gilgul with his Nefesh and he rectifies it, his Ruach will not join him. This is because his Ruach remains blemished, and it cannot rest upon a rectified Nefesh. Therefore, his [blemished] Ruach will be reincarnated into another person, joining up with the Nefesh of a convert. The Neshama will likewise do the same. And the Nefesh that was rectified will receive a rectified Ruach of a righteous person who was similar to him in some of the particular good deeds that he performed. It will actually take the place of his own Ruach. Similarly, if he rectifies his [blemished] Ruach completely, then he will receive a Neshama from some righteous person, which will act in place of his own Neshama. This is the esoteric meaning of what the sages say: “Righteous people are greater in death than during their lifetimes (Sanhedrin 47a).” Now, after this person dies, his [own rectified] Nefesh will go together with this Ruach [of a righteous person] and through it [i.e. the Ruach] receive the blessing fitting for itself. It works in the same way for the Neshama with respect to the Ruach. After a person dies, they return in a gilgul and achieve tikun together.

In these later generations the Shechinah has descended to the souls at the level of the Legs of Adam. The souls of these later generations are from the Legs of Adam. These souls are exiled in the klipot, earlier (higher) souls have already been fixed. There are some men who cannot marry their soul mate as their female side is from חור the son of Miriam. These souls are sunk in the klipot and will not come out from there until the Messiah comes.

All the souls were originally within the body of Adam. Every one now must correct and establish their portion in the Body of Adam. Mashiah’s soul is from the sefira Keter it is the Source soul of all Yisrael’s souls. The soul of the Messiah will include all the souls of Yisrael, all 600,000, as they were prior to the sin of Adam HaRishon. A part of the soul of the Messiah directly corresponds to each individual’s soul. So every Jew must prepare that portion of the Messiah’s soul that corresponds to his own soul. This must be done until all has been rectified and His entire stature is complete.

The name Adam (Alf, Dalet, Mem) contains the first letters of the names Adam, David, and Mashiah. According to the teachings of the Holy Ar”i, Adam becomes David who will finally be reincarnated as the Messiah, as indicated by the fact that the initial letters of Adam David Messiah (alp, dalet, mem) spell Adam (אָדָם). All were contained within the soul of Adam.

May we merit to see such revelation soon with the coming of mashiach and building the Holy temple quickly in our days in rachamim.

DEEP TEACHING ON REINCARNATION (GIGUL)

THIS IS TRANSLATED FROM THE WRITINGS OF MOSHE CHAYIM LAZATTO (HE WAS A INCARNATION OF MOSES)

The main thing of Nanhaga (Divine guidance of the worlds) is involved in “gilgullim” (reincarnation of souls). There are 2 kinds of gilgullim of “Nashamot” (souls).

1) According to the actions of man, “gilgul” is given for his tikun (correction)

Souls need to work hard to fill lackings, and make a complete “tikun”. To each is a different “nanhaga”. These are the “gillgulim” of (within) Mattatro”n. The garment of the Shechinah (Divine Presence). All these gillgulim in Matto”t need to fix their six corners (emotional sefirot-Ruach). To do this they must become the aspect of a “servant or slave of God”.

(most incarnations are like this)

2) There are Nashamot (Intellectual souls) that gilgul to refine the Malchut (The Divine Presence in the earth). This is as the Avot (Abraham, Issac and Jacob), Noach and his sons. These are gillgulim for nanhaga, not to fix themselves, but the whole world. This is gilgul in the aspect of the Shechinah.

There are gilgul of and from the upper source (Moch Stima) of Adam and from the 2nd brain (avir and skull). Moshe and the Avot go out from here. From here is “chuk” (rulings) of gilgul involving all aspects, what will be born, according to the needs of the time.

There are times when things are not in tikun. When there is not merit to Yisrael, and their sadeek (Holy men) does not rule. It is like the connection is broken, God forbid. Then by the mercy of Heaven there is another connection made in a hidden way to help Yisrael. Then Z”a and Nakavah both descend to dress in Matto”t who is their servant. This is hidden below in a angel that includes all powers of angels. He is the sar (prince) of all angels. To him is all nanhaga of the world, he is called “Sar Olam” (prince of the world). This is the first and ancient Matto”t servant of Hashem. He is in the form of the likeness above. All that there is in the sefirot, there is in his powers. To him are all orders of the markava, but they are all disconnected. As there is not Godliness (below). He works for the needs to sustain the world, and recieves flow from Zu”n. By Zu”n in zivug dressing in him. Then his Markava is assembled, and he can provide for the needs of the world. For its minimal maintainance. But there is not seen there “ahavat Yisrael” or God (with this flow, providence). There is only what is needed of God’s concealed guiding of the world. God descends in hideness. This is like Matto”t is like the name of his Master, the name Sd”y. The secret of covenant of assembly. In the secret of connecting Israel, in this he does not (cannot) rule. Matto”t is completed in his own place, he takes power of the upper sadeek, to make zivug of Hashem. But this is all in hiddeness.

The upper yesod (foundation, gateway of energy) includes many supernal Hvyh in great power. For making zivig of Hashem. They are the secret of flow going in great love, all in the secret of supernal names. The orders of the powers and guidance of Matto”t includes many names of “temurah” ( letter exchanges) they all dress in their markava of Adon”y. This is the Markava of Yhv”h, to this markava the other side has no portion in. It is for Yisrael to build, assemble supernal construction. The world was only made to flow Kidusha, spreading out the Shechinah below. But the otherside rules by yetzer hora in the world, its damage and (control of ) the nations, and all that is enjoined in the Markava of Matto”t. As it guides nahaga in Klipot noga, which is “chol” (non Holy), sending flow to the stars then to this world. Even if in Matto”t klipot inhibit flow, a Sadeek does rule by it in minuchah (Shabot rest), without having to dress in klippa. or difficulty. On Shabot the sadeek rules, He is malchut (and he is from the Malchut). All Nanhaga below is the malchut. The refined Malchut is “minuchah” (Shabot Rest), as it needs no work. She actualizes the Yh”v. But the Nanhaga of Matto”t is called here “work”. It is nanhaga that is only as this world (appropriate providence), but all is for tikun of Yisrael (to achieve gods ultimate purpose of creation). Matto”t was created for nanhaga of the slave Hashem put to do the work of this world. It is in the Malchut (sadeekem). This is the difference between God’s children and his slaves. This is as sadeekem and angels. Sadeekem by love cleave in the shechinah in “zivug” (union) in all their actions. But with Matto”t and the rest of the angels there is no devekut (cleaving) or zivug (joining) at all. They are called standing under the Shechinah raising her. Ruach Hakodesh is the aspect of Nashama, mammash of malchut. It is aspect called Nashama of Sadeek that is involved in all nanhaga. This Malchut joins in the Nashamot of men. Nishmat (souls) of Sadeekem are Ruach HaKodesh and Revelation of Elohut (Godliness). To Nashamot this is the “crowns in the heads”, “delight from ray of the Shechinah”. Without this it is impossible to comprehend Elohut. There are many ways to reach Ruach HaKodesh. There are those who have much and those with little, and to those to whom it is completely hidden. But it is always there to guide Yisrael. All who are fit to have rest upon them as in Tanna DbeEliyahu “Even a slave can have rest upon him Ruach haKodesh. So it is always written “do not work as a slave (he is the lowest level). Ruach HaKodesh is received according to one’s yichus (relationship) to Malchut . Yichus to the Malchut (above) by the sadeek is according to how refined the Sadeek is in their 6 corners (Ruach, emotional soul). Because of din of Tuma there is not found ruach ha kodesh. It is only found in Nashamot Gadolot (Big Nashamot). But at times for the needs of nanhaga it can descend into lowly Nashamot, as a slave. But not the Nashama of a Sadeek as they have Ruach HaKodesh. Because of this their Nashama is free from having to occupy in such work.

The female slave in parsha mishpatim is the “am haAretz” (common man) that dresses in the good of klippa Noga. The mother, slave and handmaid are souls of Bria, Yetzera and Asiyah. At times a Nashama is sent without a garment in the secret of “Yhv”h is a man of war”. Whether a Nashama is a mother or hand maid the source that is sending this nashama dresses it in angels. This is the secret of the “man Gavrial”, as the source of his (the mans) garment, is in him (this Angel). It, his source is from the side of Givurah so to subdue the other side so that it cannot overcome him. But their Nashama are uniquely from the givurah even before being sent in garment of the angel, so the other side is subdued by him much more than by other souls. But the body of this Nashamah is from the right side. These bodies of the right side illuminate with the light of their nashamot. This is their tikun. While bodies from the left side find tikun in being subdued by their Nashamot.

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“gilgulim” (Reincarnation)

February 11, 2010, 6:19 pm | Edit this

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Our parsha begins “and these are the judgments that you shall set before them”. Concerning this R. Shimon in the Holy Zohar begins to reveal the secrets of “gilgulim” (reincarnation). Most of this parsha in the Zohar concerns “gilgulim”. Evidently this is a good time to delve into “gilgulim” so let us learn. R. Shimon begins by informing us that the “judgments” referred to in the above verse referred to the punishments involved in one’s incarnation in this world. In general its better not to have to come down here, its better “upstairs”. We learn from Safer Bahir the souls of the wicked can’t leave from here but must “gilgul”.1 The Ar”i teaches that Torah is the source and root of the essence of light of the Nefesh, Ruach, Nashama, Chayah and Yachida. It spreads out in every parzuf. It is light of the Ayn Sof. A man occupied in the Torah gives delight to his creator when he does it for its own sake, and guards the commandments. This man when he leaves this world his soul will find rest and not require “gilgul” (reincarnation).2 In commentary on Zohar on proverbs its taught Man will be forced into ”gilgul” (reincarnation) if he does not learn Kaballah. Not every man has a ”segulah” (help from above) to learn the Kaballah of the Ar”i. One can loose their reward over this. But there is no danger in learning the Kaballah of Rama”k. Every one is obligated to this.3 The Zohar explains that actions of Holiness produce a breath for the soul that is an intercessor for him above. The Holy breath after the body is disposed of becomes a breath giving life. It becomes his ”Yesod”, the gateway to the quality and quantity of the light which his soul lives by and delights. Like a seed sown it guides the departed soul to be bound in the supernal glory of the bundle of life. A secular profane action causes the soul to be cast as a ”stone in a sling” when it leaves this world. (it becomes a ghost) Preventing its accent to Gan Aden. This soul cast as a ”stone in a sling” has no rest. This is the worst punishment. There is a Nefesh that is cut off with its body. There is also a Nefesh that is cut off, but not its body. A Nefesh that has “corait” (cut off) cannot return to its place above that it would of had if it would have been a worthy person in this “gilgul” (incarnation). Its Ruach also has no rest. Its Nefesh also has no Divine pleasure. Its only as any animal.4A “Nefesh” is given 3 ”gilgulim” to begin ”teshuva” if it is not successful it is then destroyed from our people and descends to one of the 7 dwelling places of Gehenom to be forgotten for all generations.5 Rav Nachunyah ben Hakana teaches By facing away, ignoring the commandments while in exile one can be “gilgul” as an unclean animal6

The Aor Yakar teaches that the names of men show concerning their eternal qualities. It also shows concerning one’s magidim (angelic teachers). From names it possible to determine the number of ones gilgulim. By arousal there is raised mym nukvin (lower arousal) and there descends mym duchrin (upper arousal) and accordingly is their magid . It was like this Rebbe Shimon saw Rav Hamnuna. He came down to teach R. Shimon secrets of gilgulim in our parsha.7

Many books have been written explaining the teachings on the subject of ”reincarnation” or gilgul (גִלְגוּל). These books explain when and how reincarnation takes place and give details regarding many soul-roots and how we find them reincarnated in the Bible and afterwards in the time of the sages, and even in latter generations. The purpose of “gilgul” is to rectify blemishes of previous lifetimes and each successive incarnation manifests and rectifys new, different dimensions of the same soul. Know, that if a person merits obtaining his Nefesh (Animal soul), Ruach (Divine emotional soul), and Neshama (Soul of Divine intellect), and then blemishes them through sin, he will have to be reincarnated to rectify the damage. When he returns in a gilgul with his Nefesh and he rectifies it, his Ruach will not join him. This is because his Ruach remains blemished, and it cannot rest upon a rectified Nefesh. Therefore, his [blemished] Ruach will be reincarnated into another person, joining up with the Nefesh of a convert. The Neshama will likewise do the same. And the Nefesh that was rectified will receive a rectified Ruach of a righteous person who was similar to him in some of the particular good deeds that he performed. It will actually take the place of his own Ruach. Similarly, if he rectifies his [blemished] Ruach completely, then he will receive a Neshama from some righteous person, which will act in place of his own Neshama. This is the esoteric meaning of what the sages say: “Righteous people are greater in death than during their lifetimes (Sanhedrin 47a).” Now, after this person dies, his [own rectified] Nefesh will go together with this Ruach [of a righteous person] and through it [i.e. the Ruach] receive the blessing fitting for itself. It works in the same way for the Neshama with respect to the Ruach. After a person dies, they return in a gilgul and achieve tikun together.

According to the teachings of the Holy Ar”i, Adam becomes David who will finally be reincarnated as the Messiah, as indicated by the fact that the initial letters of Adam David Messiah (alef, dalet, mem) spell Adam (אָדָם). All were contained within the soul of Adam.

May we merit to see such revelation soon with the coming of mashiach and building the Holy temple quickly in our days in rachamim.

1. 1Safer Bahir p.78

1. 2safer lecutim-ar’i p.427

1. 3Midrash on Zohar Mishley p.138

1. 4zohar smot 59a, Trumah p.142b

1. 5Midrash on Zohar Mishle p.137

1. 6safer ha paliyah

1. 7Aor Yakar Barashit p.78

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From another world-for real !

September 13, 2009, 9:46 am | Edit this

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THE BEGINNING OF manuscript IS MISSING.

What we have here is all that we merit, the rest of the ancient text has been concealed from this generation

They spoke with each other what they could not speak before this. They emerged from that opening and sat in the garden underneath the trees. They said to each other, Since we were here and saw all this, if we die here, we will most certainly attain the World to Come. They sat down. A sleep fell upon them. In the meanwhile, the one appointed (a supernal Holy spirit) came and woke them up. He told them to get up and go into the orchard outside. They went out. They noticed the scholars of the word of GOD, who talked of this verse: ”In this wilderness shall they be consumed” (Numbers 14:35), but not in another place, THAT IS THAT THEY WILL MERIT THE WORLD TO COME. ”And there they shall die” , but not in another place, MEANING THAT THEY WILL HAVE THE LIFE OF THE WORLD TO COME. That concerns the bodies – THAT EVEN IN THIS WORLD, THEY WILL ONLY DIE FROM THE ASPECT OF THE BODY – but not their souls, WHICH WILL BE similar to the denizens of the Garden, MEANING THE SOULS WILL MERIT THE GARDEN OF EDEN.

As there are souls which as its written in the bible are “cut off” :

“For it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for its life; therefore I said to the people of Israel, You shall not eat the blood of any kind of flesh; for the life of all flesh is its blood; whoever eats it shall be cut off.” (lev 17)

This is referring to even in the upper world. The merit of the soul is given to another and it as a individual soul ceases to exist. It will not be given a chance at another incarnation. It has wasted all its chances.

The appointed one told them to leave. They left with him. He asked them, Did you hear something on that level? They said, We heard that a voice was saying that whoever stops shall be stopped, whoever curtails shall be curtailed and whoever curtails shall be prolonged. He said to them, Do you understand what this means? They said no. He said to them, Did you see that great eagle and that child that picks grasses? This was Rabbi Ila’i from Netzivin, he and his son. They arrived here and they saw him and his boy and this cave. As soon as they entered into this darkness, they were not able to stand it and died.

That child, his son, stands daily in front of Betzalel (the man who by the Holy spirit made the tabernacle in the desert), when he descends from his high School, and said to him three things, prior to Betzalel’s divulgence of the concealed secrets of wisdom. All his sayings are concealed secrets, since ”neither has the eye seen, that Elohim, beside You” (Isaiah 64:3). That is what is said: Whoever stops, shall be stopped means whoever ceases from the sayings of Torah in order to speak of vain matters, his life will be ended from this world. His judgment remains for the World to Come. Whoever curtails shall be curtailed means that whoever cuts short the Amen and does not extend it leisurely, BUT SAYS IT ABRUPTLY, shall have his life shortened in this world. Whoever curtails shall be prolonged means that whoever said Echad (Eng. ’One’) must hurry with the Aleph OF ECHAD and shorten its pronunciation, and not dally with this letter at all. Whoever acts this way shall have his life extended. (this is referring to the mediation on the oneness of God in all creation)

THE APPOINTED ONE told them, Go out from here. You are righteous AND DESERVING A HIGHER LEVEL. They emerged. The appointed one presented them with a rose, WHICH IS THE SECRET OF manifestation of the Divine presence IN THE ASPECT OF Divine creativity and inspiration. When they left, the opening of the cave was concealed and was not visible at all. They noticed the eagle, WHICH IS THE SECRET OF THE FACE OF AN EAGLE in the Divine Chariot (see the vision of Ezekial) from which souls are emanated and other energy, which descended from a tree and entered into a different cave. They inhaled the scent of the rose, AS THE ILLUMINATION OF Divine wisdom IS CALLED SCENT, and entered there. (certain scents can effect your mind) They discovered the eagle on the mouth of the cave. He told them, Enter friends, the truly righteous, since I have not felt the gladness of having company since the day that I have been here, except through you.

They entered another orchard, MEANING TO ANOTHER LEVEL, and the eagle was with them,. When they arrived at those scholars of the Mishnah (a compilation of ancient oral teaching explaining the Bible) , the eagle converted back to the shape of a man, MEANING TO THE SECRET OF THE FACE OF A MAN with a glowing robe like them, and sat together with them. He said to the MISHNAH SCHOLARS that were seated, Give honor to the Mishnah scholars that arrived here, since their Master shows them great wonders. One of them said to them, Have you a sign THAT YOU ARE WORTHY OF BEING HERE? They replied, Yes. They slipped out two roses and smelled them, THEREBY ALLUDING TO their Holy actions AND Divine understanding they possessed THAT ARE COMBINED TOGETHER IN THE SECRET OF THE TWO ROSES. They said, Be seated, deans of the school. Be seated, truly righteous men. They held on to them and they sat. At that time, they learned from them thirty Divine ’laws’ that they did not know of before, and other secret meanings in the Torah.

They then returned to the sages, and they found them studying and saying: ”I had said, ’You are angels (Heb. Elohim), all of you sons of the most High, Nevertheless, you shall die like men, and fall like any prince ’” (Psalms 82:6), MEANING ”I had said” during the time when you acted before listening, for “You are Elohim…” However, since you were drawn after your bad inclination, “nevertheless, you shall die like a man…” (Ibid. 7), just like the death of man brings him to dust in order to erase the bad inclination in his corpse. It is that bad inclination that dies and decays within.

Rabbi Ila’i said to them: truly righteous men, enter and see, since permission is given to you to proceed to the area where the veil is spread. Praised is your lot. They rose and entered a place where there were scholars of secrets, whose faces were bright as the sunlight. They said: Who are these? He said to them: These are the Agadah scholars, and they properly see the light of the Torah, daily. They remained and listened to several new illuminations in the Torah, but were not given authority to join with them.

Rabbi Ila’i told them to enter another area and look around. They entered into another garden and also saw, BESIDES OTHER THINGS, people digging graves. Immediately they die, and immediately reincarnate with bright holy bodies, SINCE THESE WERE THE DECEASED OF THE DESERT. They said to him, What is this? He replied to them, They do this every day and, when they die, the evil filth which they received before immediately decays. They quickly rise up with bright new bodies, with these holy bodies that they had when they stood on Mount Sinai, exactly as you see THEM, since all stood on Mount Sinai with bodies totally free of dirt. As soon as they drew upon themselves the Evil Inclination, they again had other bodies other than the bodies they had prior to that, strange bodies – MEANING THAT THE FILTH OF THE SERPENT WAS AGAIN UPON THEM. About this, it is written: ”And the children of Yisrael stripped themselves of their ornaments by the Mount Horeb” (exudus 33:6).

The souls that heard the voice of God on Mount Sinai became refined to a tremendous level , but when they sinned by the golden calf , which is a mystery in of itself they fell from that level. They lost their spiritual “ornaments” they got at Mount Sinai. It is possible to attain these “ornaments” once again while in this world through great spiritual works, and behavior of selflessness and self sacrifice.

A voice stirred and said, Go and congregate there. Aholiav stands on his spot and there are chairs before him. Suddenly, everything disappeared and they saw nothing. They remained alone under the trees in the garden. They noticed another door. They entered there, saw a chamber and sat down there. There were two youths there. They raised their eyes and saw a dwelling that was embroidered in all the kinds of artistry and colors existing in the world. On it was spread a curtain of sparkling light, at which the eyes were not able to gaze. Beyond that, they saw nothing.

To be continued ………………………………………………