It is impossible to attain something in completeness if its parallel is absent.
One comes to love cleaving to God as one acquires the hate of separation from him.
The degree of hating separation is according to one’s knowledge of God.
One should know God, from whom he is separated.
Then he can know what he loses by remaining separated.
Engaging in Torah and Mitzvot (commandments)
Lets one feel the severity of the state of separation.
As one acquires the Light of Torah, hatred for separation is created in him.
He begins to know what causes him and his soul to be separated from the Creator.
Delight and pleasure the Creator wants to give.
By hatred of separation, one can discern the great Good.
And one begins to yearn to cleave to God.
All the descents where one feels that he has come to separation, are an opportunity to discern its opposite.
Learn the benefits of the ascents from the descents.
Appreciate the importance of being brought near from Above.
As when one is given food without ever having felt hunger.
The ascents make him hate the descents and the separation they cause him.
He discern the distance between one and the other, “as far as Light excels darkness.”
Then one can regard the matter of cleaving to God.
By which the delight and pleasure in Divine Thought can be achieved.
“His desire to do good to His creations.”
It is simple to cleave to God, the Creator.
But, it does require effort and exertion to acquire the sensation and feeling of delight and pleasure.
Concentrate your entire work on faith in the Creator.
This is what to should pray for.
There is power in the faith: through it, one comes to hate the separation from God.
Faith makes him hate the separation.
This is one of the powers within faith. Faith is not what you think.
It is more than saying “I believe”
Faith or as it originally was called in the original language of the Bible (Hebrew) Emuna is a power that is even above the creative aspect of wisdom as is known from the tradition of the Biblical prophets.
When one leaves faith for but a moment.
They immediately cease the Torah and the work.
They are no longer inspired.
He thinks in his mind that these things are no good.
They are not worth his time.
See the difference that exists,
Reason is based on faith.
Constantly remember faith.
Otherwise one can fall into a state of even wickedness.
In a single day; one may fall many times.
Faith should not stop even for a moment during one day.
Know, the reason for forgetting faith stems from the fact that faith is against all the lower selfish desires of the body.
These “lower” desires of the body are called the “will to receive for oneself alone,”
Only when cleaving in faith do we have the power to go out from these lowly bodily desires and go to Godly reason.
Before one acquires the vessels of bestowal, called ”cleaving in God”, faith cannot be found in him on a permanent basis.
When faith does not shine for him, he is in the lowest possible state.
Which is only the will to receive for himself alone.
This causes him torment and ruins all the advancements he has made and all the efforts he had put into the work.
The minute he loses faith.
He feels that the whole world has grown dark before him, and he has nothing from which to receive gladness.
Every time one begins to correct their fallen state.
He acquires hate of separation from God.
And through the hate that he feels for the separation he comes to love cleaving in God.
He suffers during the separation.
He feels the darkness as bad.
He comes to feel that cleaving in God is a good thing.
when he cleaves in God now.
He knows how to appreciate it.
For many torments exist in the world are but a preparation.
Or they will not be able to acquire anything spiritual, as there is no Light without a vessel.
As there are those who will only turn to God “under pressure”
As they say “There are no atheists in the trenches”
How much better is it to come to God freely with dancing and singing !
If one does not ask God for help with his spiritual vessels, for faith.
Instead the Creator gives him torments, so that by these he will be forced to call out to God.
But if he condemns his Maker.
That, in turn, will bring him to a state called “evil”.
Because he slanders Providence.
He should have called out to the Creator.
Respect the Creator.
He sees conduct unfitting for His glory. !
The Creator leads the world in benevolence.
Ask of the Creator to impart the power of faith and to be awarded benevolence.
Receive good and delight.
The Creator leads the world in benevolence.
Practices Torah and Mitzvot (commandments) to extend the Light of God.
Being in a state of separation is painful.
Know, the Creator hears prayer, brings those who call near.
They are rewarded with cleaving in God.
Because of the pains that he feels due to the separation.
The state of separation and the state of cleaving in God.
The Creator is called “the root of every thing.”
With love and fear relate to SPIRITUALITY,
and to the Torah, and you will see the truth
Things that come from the heart, enter the heart.
Even if things have already entered the heart, one can still fall from his degree?
When one comes out to the world, sees, covets, and is infected by the multitude of desires roaming the world, do not let your mind, heart, or will be annulled before the majority.
One’s judgment of the world must be in a scale of merit, or the evil forces will subdue him. He mingles with their desires and he is led like sheep to the slaughter.
He is compelled to think, want, crave, and demand everything that they demand.
Then chooses thoughts, lusts and desires, which are alien to the spirit of the Torah.
In that state he has no strength to resist.
The remedy is cleaving in GOD, this is a wondrous cure, as this cleaving reforms him.
While one is inside Kedusha (Holiness), the mind necessitates that he should always walk on the path of the Creator.
He is wise and certain.
He can defeat the Sitra Achra (other side).
Cleaving to God is an armament that can defeat evil desires.
All these are attained after the aforementioned cleaving in GOD.
One must always follow in the path of the Creator founded in cleaving in GOD.
If one loses this foundation, they are powerless, they will now be lacking the foundation.
One must not rely on one’s own mind. Teachings of holy books can help.
Precious are the letters. One knows the greatness of a thing to the extent that it is precious to them.
The impression of its importance makes a impression that brings one to a sensation in the heart, and according to the measure of one’s recognition of the importance, joy is born in him.
One sees that many people in the world are not given the strength to do the holy work. While you were imparted the desire and the thought to occupy in the holy work.
If one can appreciate the importance this, According to the importance that one ascribes to the holy work, give praise and be grateful for it. And experience great joy.
. In that state one comes to feel elation and joy of the heart.
Praise and gratitude that one gives expands the feelings in every single point of the holy work, and soars ever higher.
One feels humbleness, and one feels wholeness.
Filed under: emotional composure, emuna-faith, entities, Evil-klippa | Tags: anger management, interpersonal relationships
Do you control yourself or are you controlled by “external sources” ? Ever find yourself having emotions that are out of control ? For this we have the expression “get a grip on yourself”, as if you don’t these “external sources” will. It is sort of like when on says “the Devil made me do it”.
Everyone gets angry. Maybe you “lose your cool” or “hit the roof.” lost your temper? Do you yell and scream or want to hit someone? Do you get angry when something doesn’t go your way, when you become frustrated ? You should work to keep this situation from happening again. Don’t have a quick or a hot temper. Don’t lose control.
You sometimes need to stop and “get a grip on yourself”
When our aggression becomes so extreme that we lose self-control, it is said that we are in a rage. Anger may do more harm than any other emotion. The overall effects of anger are enormous. Through anger the mind and the body can both become disturbed.
It is really up to you how you are going to act. That is if you don’t “lose it”. The external negative energies, Know they want to take your soul away from you.
So always be gentle. Don’t be rough and inconsiderate. When one is unkind to others this behavior inevitably rebounds back on you. Such behavior will cause destruction to one’s connection to the spiritual realms.
There really is a voice of the soul of inner awakening , but you have to be in a receptive state to hear it. You wont be able to hear it as long as you live in emotional upheaval.
One must allow wisdom to direct their emotions. know that receiving insults, abuse, and mistreatment in silence is a tremendous help in dealing with relationships. You have to work at having balanced, healthy relationships. You can’t run away from yourself.
The “external sources” are those that direct you into imbalance and chaos, don’t Let them. If they have their way they will destroy all your relationships. Don’t let them.
It not easy by any means to maintain a peaceful state of consciousness, we are tested all the time. The “external sources” are always trying to interfere with our inner composure, and working on others around us to “get our goat”.
It is when one is out of balance that they are vulnerable to the spirit of folly, and can do something stupid. Those who are blind to their inner selves are likely to do stupid things, so try to stay focused. One is in trouble when they lose their way. Try to stay calm in balance find equilibrium. When someone looses balance either in their own internal composure or with things outside of themselves they lose energy . One must master patience and tolerance even God forbid if it involves suffering. One’s tolerance of suffering is based on their faith.
When we look back at what we thought were “great Problems” of our past, now we see we got ‘over’ them, and it was not really so ‘bad’. Actually there is great good that resulted , sometimes though it is not so easy to see, or understand.
Tolerance is a necessary virtue in everyone’s daily life. One who cleaves to God in awe and complete love has no question about any matter of this world. All bothers and difficulties of this world are thought of by him as nothing. . They don’t interfere with his life at all. Personal problems he faces of this world that would trouble others don’t concern him at all.
This is not escape to ‘Fantasy Island’. On the contrary most abide in a world of illusion. Reawakening to the awareness of truth is getting out of fantasy and entering reality. Don’t be over concerned with the trivialities of life. They just come and go. Know that by both favor and disgrace one is shocked. Many times this is because people forget the true value of things. So people when finding favor of others may take pride in them selves, making them arrogant. Or one may imagine that some thing is a matter of disgrace and embarrassment. When it’s in all truth a truly insignificant matter. Its about what you want to consider trouble, and then all that such entails. To another man it may be nothing. Many times one may feel lonely, isolated or misunderstood by others. By getting your Higher Self (soul) involved in daily life, you will be able to feel loved, nurtured, and deeply understood. The way we deal with such problems can show the degree of one’s love. Faith endears couples as husband and wife. You need to prepare your heart to receive faith. When one lacks faith which is the power of growing and sprouting, literally he rots. He is left to lead a life that is full of sadness, slothfulness and sluggishness. Faith is most misunderstood “it is the power that surrounds the inspiration of wisdom and creativity.”
Filed under: Angels, chassidim and givurot, chayot, clouds, don't reveal secrets, emuna-faith, image of God, kaballah, learning, Love, markava visions, midnight, sarafim
Whenever the Torah is studied at night a thread of hidden light descends and plays upon them who are involved in their learning (at midnight). The cloud moshe entered on Sinai was from the primordial light. It is the light of chassadim, Hashem’s power of giving producing fulfillment of commandments and their result.1 Moshe dressed within the holiness of a cloud of this light wearing it as a garment. By this he was able to change his flesh from physical to spiritual in nature. enabling him to handle more light.2 Moshe entered a cloud which was the angel Michia’l. Its written “He founded darkness around him ערפל and ענן ”. These are Chesed and Givurah of Atik.3 The rainbow in the cloud gave moshe’s soul its garment. So it could go up to the mountain, and through this garment he could see the sites and feast there.4 In flesh is “Ofanim”. To the East “Chayot” to the west. To the south is image of Man, it is the Chayah of Chuchmah. And Sarafim (north).5 The cloud acts as a barrier and as a garment. The light of the cloud is sweetened from the joy of the nefesh, and strengthened by divine service.6 There are 2 clouds the one moshe entered and stayed in on Sinai for 40 days. It is Malchut. The other cloud was upon the “mishcon”, this one Moshe could not enter. It was Bina.7 A cloud decended and pushed aside spirits from adam.8 Our world has a spiritual source thats fine and brilliantly shines, but the world is ruled by evil.9 After the first day of creation this light was never fully manifest again, but it does renew daily the works of creation. As it is written ” He builds the world with chuchmah”.10 This is chuchmah of the left from imma as said before. Rabbi Ashlag teaches on the Zohar that the light of the day is chassadim. Chuchmah is the secret of 1000. Chassidim are the aspect of 100.11
We learn from chassidut that an external aspect of love is born from reflection on the closeness of the divine, while a more inward love is generated by reflection on the greatness and loftiness of the blessed ayn-sof.12 In Ayn Sof are no desires or “Bozinin Nahorin” (illuminating lamps) these are only found beginning in Atzilut. Ayn Soff cannot be comprended so it is called Ayn.13 It states in the Zohar in parsha Yitro that those who separate from Rebbi Shimon separate from all. Rabbi Yehuda Bay Elloy said so great is the loss of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochi. Now no one knows and no one has permission to reveal. How important beneficial is it to be regularly involved in the Zohar. Becouse of the shattering of vessels we need to sustain and stand up the worlds renewing them. Until there stands up the Nashamot of Rasb”i and his friends who are able to raise things to their source. They are able to do the elevations and “tikunim” that are needed. They decend by the letter ט . The Ar”i Rashb”y and his friends are from the “givurot of gadlut”.14 How many times its explained in the Zohar how important it is to learn the Torah at Midnight. We learn from the Zohar that a redemption comes to the children of men who call out at night. It redeems them from their separation from Hashem because of blemish from their sins. In Tikunim we learn night is imma which is malchut of the world of Bria.15
With the secrets of the Torah one must be careful. As the Zohar compares revealing secrets to one unworthy as revealing nakedness. This allows flow to the “chitzonim” (other side) heaven forbid. The wicked reveal secrets, it is as if they kill people.16 The desire to learn secrets of the Torah, Kaballah in particular is a great gift from Hashem. Yaakov Abuchitzera teaches that the Nefesh in a man is “elohot”, but עצמות (essence) of Hashem does not enter into man in this world until he removes his courseness and dresses in a spiritual garment so to be able to handle the light. One must be careful when entering into the Dat of “Misa Markava”. They must guard them selves as with those involved in this work the “sitra achra” (other side) wants to accuse above. If they are lacking in dat, or don’t have complete “emuna” they will be far from accomplishing this learning, his Nashama will not receive. If his Nefesh is not coming from a place of truth, these things will be far from him. But a Nefesh with a “tiva”, and complete emuna eats and is satisfied.17 A big secret in sitri Torah is to portion כבוד (honor) to the last attribute (Malchut), becouse emuna makes miracles and נפלאות (wounderous things). Emuna in the name make נסים (miracles). All the blessings we say on miracles illude to keter as from here they come.18 Every day has barriers that guard as thorns. So that those who are unfit cannot enter the vinyard. There are many types of Guardians. There are snakes and scorpions to protect the good. If there were no barriers the wicked could then access the secrets. These confuse the mind of the wicked. Preventing the entry of those who do not belong.19 Its taught by Rabbi Moshe Cordevero in Shur kuma that by divine providence and knowledge there are those who there does not illuminate upon them the secret of the zohar. It being concealed and hidden. To them there is not vision bursting forth, but the kabbalah remains hidden.20 In a sense in the torah that they learn they don’t find more and more. There are laws to revealing Kaballah. There is that wisdom which is necessary, one must posses it. But to reveal only so that one will say “so what”, is a great destroyer. Other wisdom requires heavenly permission to reveal. The words must be given from above, and there are those secrets which are only shared with the few who are worthy. Those who fear Hashem and guard the holiness with all their heart and soul21. Rabbi Moshe Cordevero also teaches that people who don’t have Chumash, Mishna,Gemora and occupy in Kaballah there is no doubt they are in error completely. If one has not seen the light of “pilpul” there will not come the light from Kaballah upon them. They will only come to error.22 Rabbi Nachman of Bresslov teaches that once one completes the whole talmud they are deserving of the “zelem Elokim” (divine image).
updated April 17th 2016
“There is no ignoramus who fears sin.
” There is no Torah without fear,
there is no fear without the Torah.
Keep far from Babylon, make sure your desire and the strivings yearnings of you heart are after the good, the Divine things. By these things your soul and the God becomes more revealed in this world. All the things you do see the Divine nature in them and have fun. Most of all you should be having fun working God, working the light making fixings in the world and invocations of the Divine. This is the Joy of your soul. By these things you will “see”.
The awe (fear) of God is reached by awareness from learning and Divine experience. This power of the soul is close to “emunah” (faith). The true nature of faith is that it is the light the surrounds “Chuchmah” (Wisdom-creativity). It is not a dogma, Faith “emuna” is a real power of the soul.
Be with the God and the God will be with you.
Filed under: emuna-faith, freedom and ethics, providence, self help spirituality, Sneut (modesty), why "bad things" happen
updated July 26th 2016
The judgments by which God runs his world are by no means such a simple obvious thing to understand as mentioned before. For example, God is quick to give the wicked their reward in this world. Since they have no other life. They don’t concern themselves with the eternal life of their soul. Not providing for its provisions, so it can be that God does not either. The righteous is only rewarded with wealth by God when they achieve the ultimate virtue of humility and modesty. Relative to free choice, a primary cause of things not going the way they are ‘supposed to’ is indulgence in pride. At times this shows that the person’s indulging in some form of ego is making a separation above, preventing them from receiving blessing. In Talmud Sanhedrin 109b Our sages mention that one of those supporting the cause of Korach named On, son of Pelet was saved by his wife. She made sure that when Korach came to take Pelet along Korach would not be able to enter the tent as she sat there with her hair uncovered at the entrance of their tent. This show concerning how careful people with modesty at the time of Moses God does not want the possession of wealth to corrupt such a person. A person must work for a living. Not live for a working. Man was made for the soul. This is the true order of the world. How it “works”. To focus on wordly pursuits as an end in themselves turns things around from the true order of the way they are supposed to be to disorder. By nullifying the will of Your body for the will of your soul. You and the world become fixed and the disorder of the world becomes subdued, nullified, and included in the order that will make things‘go your way’. As then things will be “working” according to proper order. When deciding what to do, one gives precedence to the Divine desire. Do His will like your will, and He will do your will like His will. One who knows he has enough is rich. No one needs to use their vitality chasing after accumulating material things they couldn’t possibly use in a lifetime. Its better to spend ones time and energy doing good deeds, by this they will gather blessings. You need to look at your physical occupation as a spiritual pursuit, it can be seen as just another means of linking to God. Do business faithfully. This aids the entire world to come to faith. Brings renewed energy by your work to improve the world. Know as a general principal that if one chases after that which is not meant for him. He loses that which is his own. Don’t chase after the wind. Wealth should not be treasured. Then one won’t be overwelmed inappropriately with desires for possessions. There is a appropriate medium where one works for a living with their trust in God concerning their future. Such a person in their lifetime will find sufficient time to allow them to take enough concern to fulfill what is necessary for the needs of their soul, and not only their body. Don’t get caught up in a false accounting. There is nothing worse than swindling oneself. This requires true objective introspection. You need to take a ‘spiritual inventory’. This refers to taking stock, account, and examining their deeds. Like the way companies invest money in hiring troubleshooters whose job it is to make sure that the business is operating to its maximum potential. How much more so should a person troubleshoot himself to secure his soul’s safety and upgrade its productivity to full potential. Trust in God will give them time long enough to think of the matters concerning their soul. This is where it all starts. This is something most people just don’t find the time to seriously engage in.
The world is regulated according to judgment. We must have right and proper judgment. Through continuous self judgment one draws upon oneself the awe of Heaven. Thus he eliminates the need of judgment descending upon him from Heaven to force one to this awe. A 3 fold cord is not easily broken so always realize in all your thoughts that God is first, last and there is no other. You need to come to peace with your desires. Be careful of excessive desires of things of this world. As when there is a conflict between physical and spiritual desires this clash can interfere with one’s happiness. Numerous varieties of countless combinations of the many forms of worldly pleasures maddens the mind. If worldly interest does not die, true growth of the spiritual being cannot take place. One must shut out those desires and impulses which could damage one’s spiritual and their emotional well-being. Those that prevent you having peace of mind. Then your heart will not be confused, but remain undisturbed. You will then have tranquility of peace within. When your inner peace is disturbed energy is lost. You must work to keep your mind unfragmented, whole and centered. Don’t create in your mind dichotomy by distorted delusions. You must transcend transient trivialities. Develop a new stance of reconciliation between what you want and what we need. Don’t let fallen desire obstruct the freedom of your soul. Know that there is no limits to a mans desires, he will go on desiring. When it comes to the point that he finds he cannot obtain the object of his desire there will be pain. Any time we could locate that conciliatory position, we take a step up the spiritual ladder. By finding peace by being satisfied with one’s God Given lot in life. This make us feel fulfilled. From contentment come happiness. Spread the flag of freedom being the banner of your soul. What a great calamity it is not finding contentment. We must judge ourselves correctly. For on judgment the world turns. Run after justice with all your strength chasing after truth.
Every human faculty can become distorted perverted, or turned to achieve the desired end which is a blessing for the body the soul and society in general. Pride and arrogance form a basis on which rests the evil inclination. Arrogance and hypocrisy and the like, place one far from being able to comprehend the ways of Divine truth. To learn one must make themselves as a fit vessel. To reach the absolute truth you will need to leave your self imposed blindness and falsehoods. It is the empty space in it that gives it its usefulness as a vessel. Don’t be full of yourself. Arrogance only invites problems. One who does not flaunt his wisdom becomes enlightened. One who arrogantly shows off their wealth invites trouble. Blessing only rests on what is hidden from the eye. Don’t boast about your accomplishments, just become successful. Accomplish great thing when they are small. Don’t procrastinate. Later on it may be too hard to do, or you may no longer have the needed inspiration by which to become successful. The mind if not directed is relentlessly active and by one’s animal nature they can become drunk with the wine of desire, this increases its turbulence. After desire has taken possession of one they begin to become jealous of the success of others. Then the demon of pride enters the mind, making him feel all important. Then no one can teach him anything. Special attention should be given to our imaginations as it is the well of our strivings and desires. Many a man has come to misery from unsatisfied desires or the fear of not being able to achieve their desires. Misused imagination can place one in a delusional fantasy world. This can be a big energy drain. There the imagination becomes the greatest enemy of man. It can seduce him to do things which are the worst. Or persuade him to abandon things should be done, and are the very fiber of life. You must eliminate confused dreams. The mind clings to false images it creates. Building up layer upon layer. It is through these one sees the world. This is a hindrance to reaching clear awareness of the truth. the mind is the eye of one’s being. A mind that is confused, as a blind eye. It’s hard to see with the blinders on. Keep your mind detached and whole. Avoid the habitual clinging tendency of consciousness. It is good to dwell on something good but things that only worry or sadden you why hold on and cling to them. Know from sadness, bitterness of spirit one can become like intoxicated with wine, having distorted judgment One cannot let evil imagination lead them to depression. Things are not as they appear. Feeling down? Got the blues? Even from the black depths of pain and despair, life can hand out valuable lessons in compassion, wisdom and love. One does not have to become depressed because of difficult times or sufferings that may come upon us. Nor do we have to let worries ruin our mood. Suffering is meant as a teacher to anyone who experiences it, and also to those who see it or hear about it. The suffering of anyone in the world can serve as a tool to learn lessons that will elevate us. Sufferings come to increase faith. Knowledge is the main comfort from all suffering. It can expand your mentality to a degree that the problem does not bother, phase, or disturb you. Do not worry about what might possibly go wrong the next day. One never knows what will occur. Perhaps tomorrow you will no longer be in this world and you will have worried about a world that is not yours. Don’t accept negative emotions or thoughts such as nothing is fun anymore, feeling lonely, unloved, feeling empty ,feeling hopeless ,feeling guilty or worthless. Being depressed only makes things worse. It even effects our posture and our heath. If one feels like crap they look like it. Depression effects everyone around in a bad way. Depression isn’t fun. These feelings don’t help you out. let them go. Throw them away. Set your mind above worry and vexation. You Have better things to do than contemplate such foolish thoughts as they are ridiculous. When the truth is apparent we can only be astonished when looking at that which we thought was the reality is so far from the absolute truth. Remember God runs the world he has given you all you need. Its those thoughts and feelings that are in error. You must demonstrate some confidence In God and Yourself. What ever the problem or the situation is you will get over it. The world is not going to end.