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Religion Because We Currently Have No Perception of Him, We Cannot Receive From Him When we want to give a present to a friend, we approach that friend and give it. There must be contact between the giver and the receiver. Just so, for Him to give to us, the Creator and Creation must connect. And upon connection, Kabbalist Yehuda Ashlag (Baal HaSulam) writes: "One feels the wonderful benefit contained in the Thought of Creation, which is to delight His creatures with His full, good, and generous hand. Because of the abundance of benefit that one attains, wondrous love appears between a person and the Creator, incessantly pouring upon one by the very routes and channels through which natural love appears. However, all this .es to a person from the moment one attains and onwards." Equivalence of Form – To Be Like the Creator This arouses the need for "equivalence of form," that is, to be like the Creator, having a nature of giving. Regrettably, the vast majority among us have no desire for it; we vehemently resent giving unless we have some underlying profit, an ulterior motive to do so. RASHI, the great .mentator on the Bible, wrote that the verse, "The inclination of a man’s heart is evil from his youth" (Genesis 8:21), means that "As soon as one is shaken out of his mother’s womb, He [the Creator] plants in him the evil inclination," which, is egotism, the desire to receive for ourselves. How Can We Ever Attain Him? Therefore, considering that the Creator is benevolent, and that we are the opposite, the clash between man and God seems inevitable. How can we ever attain Him if He has made us inherently opposite from Him? The remedy to egotism lies in what is described as "the point in the heart." That thirst to understand what life is about, what makes the world go around (and it is not money), is the yearning that enabled Adam, Abraham and his progeny, Moses, and the entire nation that arose out of the pariahs from Babylon to develop a correction method that turns the evil inclination into goodness. Symbols of An Inner Clash One may argue whether or not the Bible, the Old Testament, is a genuine historic documentation of events. But the great sages of Israel throughout the ages had no concern for the historic relevance of the Bible. They rather viewed the Bible as an allegory that depicts internal, spiritual processes that one experiences along the path of correction. To them Nimrod, king of Babylon represents meridah [Hebrew: rebellion], defiance against the quality of bestowal, the Creator. Pharaoh stands for the epitome of the evil inclination; and so does Haman, albeit at a later stage in one’s spiritual development, namely acquisition of the quality of bestowal. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: