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The Torah in balance, from the writings of Rabbi Ashlag

Torah: a Source of Balance

by yedidah on June 22, 2016

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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 

 

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Elul, the shofar of compassion.  Froom the Kabbalah of Rabbi Ashlag

I am for my Beloved, and my Beloved is for me.

by yedidah on September 8, 2014

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Rabbi Yehudah Lev Ashlag teaches that the language of the Kabbalah and much of the Talmud is dealing with relationships between spiritual roots, albeit using words familiar to us in our everyday speech. A literal interpretation thus causes distortions of understanding. A classical misunderstanding applies to the saying of the Sages of the Talmud relating to Rosh Hashanah,

The Talmud states that on Rosh Hashanah three books are opened, on book for the righteous, who are straightway listed for life, one for the wicked, who are straightaway listed for death and one for those in between whose fate is undecided until Yom Kippur.

In order to understand this in its true sense we need to first know that this entire statement applies to aspects within us. The righteous within us is the will to give goodness and compassion to our Creator and to our fellow-man. This is the aspect we wish to keep alive and list in the book of life.

The aspect of the wicked within us is our selfishness and our ego- orientated desires. We indeed would like to let these die.

But how to come to these decisions? These are not simple decisions to make! Can we say such a thing and really mean it? This is the work of Elul the month we are in now.

From an oral talk by Rabbi Yehudah Lev Ashlag, the Baal HaSulam to his students in the month of Elul. HaShem Shamati Shimecha Yareiti vol. 2

Other talks for Elul:

Forty days of love: From Elul to Yom Kippur

Enjoying the month of Elul

Shame is a precious feeling

 

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Illumined by faith: Chanukah

by yedidah December 3, 2013
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When we start on our inner work and we understand that we want to give to our fellow man, and to God, unconditionally, we feel we can just get out there and do it. To our dismay we find, that even with the best of intentions somehow things don’t work out the way we plan. Eventually we realize we can’t do it alone. We need the Creator to help us. We need a miracle, the miracle of Chanukah. From the Kabbalah of Rabbi Baruch Ashlag

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The language of the Kabbalah is the language of giving

by yedidah November 23, 2013
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Learning the Kabbalah implies learning a new language of behavior and emotions. The language of giving instead of our inbuilt responses of receiving. From the Kabbalah of Rabbi Ashlag .

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Independence and redemption

by yedidah April 15, 2013
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Israel’s independece is part of the process of redemption but is not yet fully actualized. It is intimately connected with the revelation of the Zohar in this generation : From the writings of Rabbi Ashlag

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