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
Filed under: Atik, Garden of Eden, hachalot-Divine palace, Joy and Delight, letters, parzufim, prayer, Smimini Atzerot-Simchat Torah
Nothing illuminates the eyes of a man as secrets of the Torah. Rabbi Shimon bar Yochi said secrets are the “light”. If one learns correctly they will pray correctly, do mitzvot correctly all in simcha (joy) in good spirit. If one prays and knows “cavanot” (meditations) of Teffila there is no greater joy in the world than this.1 After the soul goes above to the world of yetzera. The soul rises by way of the gillgulim, the soul of the planets which is Asiyah it rises to the birds of song of the “hachelot” (the palaces) of the lower gan aden. From there the soul can rise palace by palace to the upper Gan Aden. Those who serve Hashem in joy are received in the Palace called “atzom Shamym” (essence of Heaven), what great joy this is. The Vilna Goan in Safer Hachalot teaches that the light of lightening is in Hod (splendor) of Bina (Divine Understanding). From the lightening of “botzina kadisha” are 12 illuminations are given in the reception of the 22 letters of the Torah in “hachel Atzom Shamayim”. Here is “The angel of face” . The whiteness of Atik floats on red till here in “Atzom Shamayim”. Here is revealed “Chesed Elyon”. “Dinim” are illuminated as here shines the Ruach in the face of the king. Here is the white Ruach (Spirit) illuminating the whiteness of life. Here You must say your sign. Here are all the garments. As it says “Hod and hadar are her garments”. This is the “hachel” of Hod. Here is “Chashmal” (voice of God) . Here are 378 illuminations. They are the 370 lights from the “Tepuchin” (apples). The beauty of Adam was from the glow of Aba as He had a Nashama from Aba of Atzilut, Chava’s Nashama was from Ima of Atzilut. Adam could not look at the face of Chava after they were turned face to face. As she had 370 myriad lights in her face..1 In the second verse of the Torah it states “ Ruach elokim moved on the face of the waters “ This is the spirit of Mashiach. In order to manifest the spirit, which we have been waiting for since creation in full revelation Rabbi Moshe Cordevero teaches in Pardes Remonim that we need “din” (judgment), but in the aspects of chesed and teferet. This “din” makes joy and increases flow. This is the din of Masiach.1
Every sadeek needs to pray for healing of sick people, barren women and every man’s individual lack. At times becouse of the individuals sins the sadeek’s prayer can be God forbid be prevented from helping the person. Then he needs to pray with all his thought for only the Glory of Hashem, raising and exulting Hashem’s glory. Then the complaining mouth will be closed. Then there will be to you תענוג (delight) and flow, as the cow wants to give more then the calf wants to suck.1 Torah is the source and root of the essence of light of the Nefesh Ruach 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).1
1. 1safer lecutim-ar’i p.427
1. 1Avodat Yisrael p.15
1. 1Pardes-Moshe Cordevero P.44
Filed under: Garden of Eden, Holiness, kaballah, learning, midnight, seclusion, spirits
Rabbi Nachman explains that the Torah that the “Avot” (patriarchs) Shem and Ever and others learned before the Torah was given at Sinai was in the aspect of “ Safer Zicharon” (Book of remembrance) which is called “heart above”. This is also what we refer to when we talk about the souls of the sadeekem (righteous) talking with God prior to creation. These ideas originated by the sadeekem prior to creation are the souls we are speaking of here.1 The Ar’i teaches that its best to learn torah at midnight and pray morning prayer without any interruption in between.2 If one rises to learn Torah at midnight this rises up the parzuf (Divine face) of Rachel much so that at “Shacrit” (morning prayer) the Shechinah (Divine Presence) rises in Her strength to unite face to face. Then the “tikun” Fixing of “Tefila” (prayer) shall be as is proper.3 At midnight Z’a (the emotional soul) can enter Gan aden (garden of Eden), the delight of God. Techalet is hod, seeing the depth of the matter which is hod. Which is the splendor of God. It is from here that king David Seizes. It is also from hod that we arouse (zivug) unification at midnight. from this God wanders in 18,000 worlds4, Rabbi Berg says midnight lasts two hours, till the end of the second watch. It states in the Zohar” The Torah must be learned by day and night”. The night must be added to the day in order that the Holy name may be with him in harmony and perfectly. Night is commonly taken to include the evening hours before midnight, but the real night only begins at midnight. In the beginning of the night evil spirits roam the world, but as the north wind blows at midnight they all enter a cavern in the ocean.5 A north wind blows at midnight upon David Hamelech’s harp. This wind is the “ruach hovering over the face of the waters”. This is צפון רוח (hidden spirit). This is the “spirit of life” in a man’s heart. It is the source of each persons individuality. It is the thoughts that are hidden in his heart. All of his body is directed by this ruach of the heart. This ruach (spirit) would cry out to David over Yisraels needs awaking him.6 The north wind of midnight is the left pillar. Chuchmah (wisdom) without Chassidim (God’s power of giving), which is the first 3 sefirot of the ruach. The south (wind), right pillar is chassadim. Judgments of the left are mitigated by Chassadim of the right. The Ruach of the heart goes out of the left chamber. This is the Ruach that played David’s harp. This is the Ruach from Bina of the North. The harp of David sweetens the judgment of Malchut. The North wind is 5 sweetened givurot on imma. These sweeten the givurot (forces of restriction) of Malchut (Manifest Kingship of God-Divine Presence). The 5 corners of the lungs are also 5 givurot Imma and 5 string’s of the harp.7 The North wind is Chuchmah of the left piller. In it is a evil spirit from the shattering of the “sitra achra” (other side), by it many evil spirit’s power is shattered and can no longer rule go off to a certain place. Then God can commune with the sadeekem in Gan aden (Eden) without any interference.8 David woke at midnight and praised the God until the name ascended upon it’s thrown at the hour when the light of the day appeared. If you work to establish the Holy name all the blessings of heaven will abide with you.9 Rabbi Nachman teaches that by “tikun chatzot” (midnight meditation) there is sorted out and clarified the thoughts of one’s heart.10