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A few terms and concepts are explained at the bottom of the post for those who are not so familiar
To get the most out of the Spiritual path taught here one needs to begin with the writings under the category called “The Guide”. The teachings there make a vessel so that one’s soul can ascend, and work with the meditative practices taught here. From learning “The Guide” one will become familiar with the terms also that are necessary to access this wisdom. So Enjoy and Grow !
Vayachal Bs”d Updated July 4 2016
In last weeks parsha GOD states “ The Children of Isreal shall keep the Shabot throughout there generations”. After the giving of the Shabot Moses is given the 2 tablets of the law written by the finger of Elohem”e. In the beginning of this weeks parsha the commandment is given “Don’t burn fire on shabbot”. Of all the forbidden types of work , Moses warns against specifically “burning fire”. Most “work” that’s forbidden on Shabbot is not mentioned explicately in the Torah, The prohibition on fire is. All the 39 types of labor that were involved in building of the Tabernacle are forbidden on Shabbot. The reason fire is mentioned explicitly may be because in our day the main cause of Shabbos violation is “kindling fire”. Driving a car, turning on lights and using most electric devices falls into this category.“ six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest. It shall be a holy day to you. Whoever works on this day shall surely be put to death”. How can this be as people are unfortunately working on Shabot, and they are still walking around ?.
Its known that on the Holy Shobot there is revealed more Chuchmah (Wisdom-creative inspiration). It says “Chuchmah enlivens its owner”, and the source of this חיים (life force) is שכל .1 (intellect) We draw from The main aspect of life is in Chuchmah.2 All מזון (nourishment) and flow is from Bina (Divine understanding), but nourishment of the upper King is from Chuchmah. From here is heaven nourished as it says ”Chuchmah makes alive its owner”, and the land to flow in Malchut of
בן ישי (King David) Who is בן יש י(son who has י (?, י refers to Teferet (balence-harmony).3 Decent from Atzilut (world of Divine creativity) to Bria (world of Divine Understanding) is always called death.4 When a man transgresses any of the prohibitions of the Torah they receive death from heaven and are cut off. 5 The limbs of a man correspond to branches of the supernal markava (chariot). The malvush (garment) of Canneset Yisrael is in 248 limbs of Atzilut which are angels. There are 248 lights in Adam elyon (supernal man) from 248 mitzvot (affirmative Biblical commandments). So that by each of the 248 mitzvot there does not rule the tuma (impurity) of death (on its cooresponding limb). All the 248 positive commandments are masculine being Teferet that is drawn from Chesed. 365 days of the year come in from the 365 branches of din (judgment) of the supernal tree. They are from the aspect of פחד (great fear) drawn from the feminine side, so women are obligated to guard all 365 prohibitions of the Torah. Prohibitions are from din (stern judgment). So do not transgress the prohibitions. 6 Not eating the atz dat tov and rah (tree of good and evil) are 365 prohibitions. They are like sexual offenses, places of ruling of the chizonim (the other side). One who enters the gan and comes unto the chizonim there, there is aroused unto him supernal givurot (forces of severity-restriction). They flow to the malchut (Divine presence), and this disturbs minuchah (pleasant rest), givurot flow to the chitzonim. When a man comes unto these, death rules upon him, God forbid. The atz dat tov (tree of good) is mitzvot and that which is permitted. The mitzvot are atz Chyim (tree of life), that which is permitted is atz dat tov. 7 “Atz Chyim” is Z’a (source of Ruach-Emotional soul), “Atz Dat” is Nakavah (source of the animal soul called Nefesh). One is life the other is death. Whoever involves themselves with them, but gives more consideration to Nakavah when She is separate from Z”a causes to himself death in this world and “olam Haba” (world to come).8 sedek” is “Atz Chym” it arrouses against death, and delivers those attached to it.9
The Torah states all the materials and what was made for the “Mishkan” (Tabernacle) as God commanded 3 times. But each of us are not building our own “Miscon”. God wants us to experience each entity and action, like to “give blue wool”, to “connect sets of curtains”, to present the completed work.The Law of Sabbath precedes the building of the sanctuary. The Shabat is Israel’s eternal sanctuary in time, even when it does not have its temporary sanctuary in space, the “Mishcon”. Wherever the Jew wanders, the Shabat is always there with him. This Parsha’s only “mitzva” as counted by Safer Chinuch, is “YOU SHALL NOT IGNITE FIRE IN ANY OF YOUR DWELLINGS ON THE SABBATH DAY” (35:3) the last mitzva of Exodus (Sefer Hachinuch). ALL creative work in the Mishkan construction is forbidden on Shabbat (Ex. 20:10, 31:14-5, Lev. 23:3); but our verse adds that even court execution by fire, e.g. for a priest’s adulterous daughter, is forbidden on Shabbat; this is extended to all forms of execution. We also learn that courts shouldn’t even sit in judgement on Shabbat.
Immediately after the giving of the commandment of Shabot it says “Take a offering to Yhv”h, he who is of a willing heart.” May we have such a “willing heart” arroused from between the “Caruvim” that are upon the ark of the covenant as described in our parsha. “Navua” (prophesy) rests on the heart of man. Its called nefesh in the heart. If the lungs merit song of Ruach Hakodesh we say the caruvim spread there wings to receive three ”chayot” of the marcava. The four winds of the world are emanated from the four wings of the Chayot. They correspond to four legs of the thrown. The heart is an aspect flesh from the side of the ox.10
1. 1Shoshon Sodot
1. 2Machashif halavon yaakov abuchizera p.103
1. 3Aor Yakar Vol 2 p.133
1. 4Machashif halavon yaakov abuchizera p.79
1. 5shar mimorim-ar’i p.3
1. 6Shoshon Sodot
1. 7Aor Yakar Barashit p.184
1. 8Sulam on Zohar Shalach Lecha p.127a
1. 9Zohar Bahar p.111a
1. 10zohar tikunim-perush metak mdavash p.993
To help aid the novice, the beginner in reading this I have included here some of the terms and concepts found in these teachings. The terms revolve around 5 concepts. The Names of God. The levels of the soul. The order and way of unfolding of the Divine Light. This is what is called knowledge of the “parzufim” (Divine faces). One could call this spiritual anatomy. The Worlds. Knowledge of the 10 Sefirot, these are the emanations of Divine energies which are the building blocks of all that was, is and will be.
Upon each of these subjects I have written a book. Yet the real understanding of the levels of the Soul, spiritual anatomy, the sefirot, worlds and the Divine Names is dependent on their context in the big picture. By this all is put into perspective. For this purpose I have written :
“The Owner’s Manual to the Soul”
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Which is as “unified field theory” of Spiritualty. As it is important for one to see the “forest” before investigating the individual “trees”.
Levels of the Soul- In the Bible in its original language “Hebrew” the Soul is called by 5 names.
The Nefesh (animal soul), is the lowest level of them all. It is common in all living things.
The Ruach is the Emotional soul- called “spirit”
The Neshamah ( Divine intellectual Soul) it is the LIGHT OF DIVINE UNDERSTANDING.
The Chayah is the soul of creativity
The Yachidah is the highest level, at this level all souls are unified. It shall be this level the Messiah shall attain.
Ein Sof – which means “the infinite.” It is the highest level the The limitless Light of God.
The 10 Sefirot-Powers of Divine emanation
Keter – · The first and highest of the ten sefirot. Keter means “crown” and is the link between the finite world we inhabit and the infinite world of Ein Sof. In the stages of creation, Keter is the stage in which material reality begins to come into existence. Keter is associated with God’s head and appears at the top of the Tree of Life.
Chochmah – · The second of the ten sefirot. Chochmah means “wisdom.” In the stages of creation, Chochmah represents the beginning of thought. It involves creative inspiration.
Binah – · Binah means “understanding” it is powers of reasoning, intellect..
Chesed – · Chesed, the fourth sefirah, represents love, giving, or mercy. In the stages of creation, Chesed heralds the beginning of emotional energy. Chesed is also identified with the Biblical character Abraham, the patriarch.
Gevurah – · Gevurah is sometimes also called “Din”, and means “judgment.” It is the power of discipline and restriction. It is often associated with Isaac, Abraham’s son.
Tiferet – · The sixth sefirah, Tiferet represents beauty and balance. It is the mediator of Gevurah and Chesed, Tiferet balances mercy and judgment. Tiferet is often linked to the biblical character Jacob, who fathered the twelve tribes of Israel.
Netzach – · The seventh sefirah, Netzach stands for limitless energy, great quantity, endurance, and victory. Netzach is often associated with the biblical character Moses.
Hod – · The eighth sefirah, Hod represents contained energy that which is clearly defined. It is very specific flow. It is the quality of the Divine abundance while Netzach as said before is quantity of flow. Hod isoften associated with Aaron, the first high priest in the Bible.
Yesod – · The ninth sefirah, and serves as the mediator of Netzach and Hod. The biblical character associated with Yesod is Joseph, Jacob’s son. The influence of astrology happens at this level.
Malchut – means “kingdom” and is the tenth and final sefirah. It is also called the Shekhinah which is associated with God’s presence as it is reveal.
Shekhinah is the Divine presence
Each of the major Parzufim contains all 10 Sefirot, specific Sefirot are identified with particular Parzufim. From each of these parzufim is emanated the different levels of the soul.
Adam Kadmon – The first world, contains all overall Providence.
Attika Kaddisha and Arich Anpin (The Holy Ancient One and the Long Face) are identified with the Sefirah Keter. From here is emanated the level of soul called “Yachidah”.
Abba (the Supernal Father ) corresponding to Chochmah. From here is emanated the level of soul called “Chayah”.
Imma (the Supernal Mother) corresponding to Binah, From here is emanated the level of soul called “Nashama”.
Ze’ir Anpin (The Short-faced One) corresponding to the Sefirot from Chesed to Yesod
From here is emanated the level of soul called “Ruach”
Nukvah (the Female) (corresponding to Malchut).From here is emanated the level of soul called “Nefesh”.
There are also six secondary Parzufim:
Jacob and Israel, which are aspects of Ze’ir Anpin
Rachel and Leah, which are aspects of Nukvah,
Israel Sava and Tevunah, are parzufim made from the lower sefirot of Abba and Imma.
Ein Sof – which means “the infinite.” It is the highest level the The limitless Light of God.
Atzlut Atzilut is the ”World of Emanation” or Nearness to God. Atzilut is the world of Godly awareness.It is the realm of people who have so refined themselves to a very high level. The Level of soul called “Chyah” resides here.
Beriah Beriah is the world of creation. It is the world of the level of soul called “Nashamah”
Yetzira, or formation. Yetzira is the world of spiritual entities, angels. Here resides the level of soul called “Ruach”
Asiyah is the physical world. This is the world “where the action is” – where perfection and rectification takes place. The creatures of the world of Asiyah are divided into the mineral, vegetable, animal and human categories. The is the world of the animal soul called Nefesh.
There infinite names here are a few of the main ones :
אהי”ה – Ahyh – Sefirah Keter divine will
י”ה- Yh- Sefirah Chuchmah wisdom creativity
יהו”ה – Yhvh -Sefirah Binah and Teferet Divine Understanding and balance (this name is contains all)
א”ל- Al -Sefirah Chesed Kindness
אלהי”ם -Alhym – Sefirah Givurah severity restriction
שד”י – Sdy – Sefirah Yesod Gateway of all the energy
אדנ”י- Adny Sefirah Malchut, This name manifests the Divine presence