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.”
Filed under: atonement, injury, Judgments, suffering, why "bad things" happen
I fell and fractured my arm last Shabot. I will tell you why.
Before the Shabbot in the Mikvah as the Ben Eash Chy recommends I made confession for sin under the water. But this time I went into great detail asking to purified from all that I had done wrong. That I should be “white as snow”. Well on Shabbot I got up in the middle of the night prayed till “Yestabach” as I usually do. The rain then stopped. I then ran as I normally do to the “Tefilah”(PRAYER). Right before the mikvah door I fell.
It comes to mind “be careful what you pray for for you may get it.”
I went home meditated and asked the God why this had happened, then I opened the bible at “random” to find the answer. This has been a practice of many sages. It read :
“I will extol you, YHV’H ; for you have lifted me up, and have not made my enemies rejoice over me. YHV’H ELOHAY, (this refers to accusers created above by sins) I cried to you, and you have healed me. YHV’H, you have brought up my soul from Sheol; you have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. (psalm 30)
It is known atonement comes through suffering as its written :
Rabbi Yuhuda Petiah writes the supernal told him
“The Supernal court in its rulings is not trying to avenge the actions of the wicked, but only to cleanse the levels of the soul of the Just from sins. By which ever punishment will fix and purify them quickly, so they may then enter the Garden of Aden.” (Minchat Yehudah)
The trials of the righteous are explained in Midrash,2 where we are taught that God only tries the righteous because the more one beats flax the more it is improved and glistens as fine linen. He can not do so with a defective vessel as it will break. It is as the sages teach:3 that God tries the righteous, testing them before He confers greatness upon them. Rabbi Yitzchak further teaches us that when man comes to grief through sin and is liable to death by the hand of Heaven, atonement is made by his ox dying, his poultry being lost, his flask breaking, or by his falling and injuring his little finger. A drop of blood flows from it, and this part of his life is considered as the whole of it. These damages are not chance occurrences but the mercy of the Holy Blessed One. 4 Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai shows us that there is also great benefit in our hardships, as God delights in the soul but not in the body. He afflicts the body so that the soul may gain freedom. So we see physical suffering is only to remove a covering from the soul so that it may be more openly revealed.5
2. Midrash Rabba Bereshith 34:2.
3. Ibid. Shemot 1 :21.
4 Zohar 3:46b
5 Bava Kamma 50a.
It is painful and difficult to type.
THANK YHV’H FOR ALL