chesed

The Torah in balance, from the writings of Rabbi Ashlag

Torah: a Source of Balance

by yedidah on June 22, 2016

Play

The Torah was given to the Children of Israel in the month of Sivan, in the third month of coming out of Egypt.

The holy Zohar takes this to hint to us that the Torah itself comes forth in the middle line of consciousness, combining within itself both the consciousness of Chesed, lovingkindness, and of Gevurah, strength, and bringing forth a consciousness of harmony and balance.

What does this mean for our service of God? Why do I need the Torah?

We have within ourselves two polar states of consciousness, that of giving and that of receiving. Giving unconditionally is a consciousness that is in affinity of form with the Creator, whereas our vessels of receiving from the Creator actually separate us from Him, even though these  are the vessels with which, eventually,we will be able to receive all the goodness that God wants to give us. Eventually these two opposite forms need to come to a harmonious consciousness of the middle line.

This process of coming to our middle line, is a process called forth by the Torah, the revelation of God’s wisdom.

This podcast is dedicated in love to all those souls who can and are ready to have more clarity in their lives and to shed the obstructions that hold them back from recognizing their own divinity . Especially dedicated to Yehudah ben Esther, and Kalman Roen ben Feige Tziporah

Podcast inspired by Article 19 from Sefer HaMama’arim volume 4 תש”ן 

 

{ 0 comments }

The name Abraham is discussed in the Zohar

Avraham: The meaning of a name.

by yedidah on October 10, 2013

Play

“And your name shall no longer be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham, for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations.”
This sentence not only changes reality for Abraham but also for us. As the additional letter to Abram’s name making it Abraham is actually made up of the same letters meaning ” in the creation of” heaven and earth. What does Abraham have to do with Creation?

The Zohar gives a profound answer:
Abraham’s virtue was that of chesed, loving-kindness, this addition to Abram’s name teaches us about the central role of acts of chesed, acting in loving-kindness in fulfilling our true destiny.

Excepted from Rabbi Baruch Shalom Halevi Ashlag’s Sefer haMamarim.

{ 0 comments }

Succot and the Clouds of Glory

by yedidah September 29, 2012
Thumbnail image for Succot and the Clouds of Glory

The shade provided by the Succah is that of the shelter of faith and this gives us faith for the New Year now open to us .This has the same essence as the Clouds of Glory that protected the Children of Israel in the wilderness.

Read the full article →