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    Mount Ephraim - International Prayer Congregation

    O Dear Lost Sheep from the House of Israel let we try to make a Holy Agreement? No matter what your religion (or none religion) is, with Love and respect for each other. But let the 'base' be the Divine Commands given to Moshe Rabbeinu nothing lessor or nothing more......

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    The goal is that we Jews and Ephraim may come to the ultimate ‘agreement’, a Holy, set apart by Adonai’s commandments agreement. As is foretold by the prophet YeshaYahu:

    When it shall happen: the disclosure of His Messiah - His Name,

    Isa 11:9-16  They do no evil nor destroy in all My set-apart mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of Yah, as the waters cover the sea.

    10  And it shall come to pass on that day, that the root of Jesse, that stands for an ensign of the peoples, unto him shall the nations seek; and his resting-place shall be glorious.

    11  And it shall come to pass in that day, that Yah will set His hand again the second time to recover the remnant of His people, that shall remain from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.

    12  And He will set up an ensign for the nations, and will assemble the dispersed of Israel, and gather together the scattered of Judah from the four corners of the earth.

    13 And the envy of Ephrayim shall turn aside, and the adversaries of Yehuḏah be cut off. Ephrayim shall not envy Yehuḏah, and Yehuḏah not trouble Ephrayim.

    (Rashi: Ephraim shall not envy Judah: The Messiah, the son of David, and the Messiah, the son of Joseph, shall not envy each other. See: Yeshayahu - Chapter 11:13)

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    14  And they shall fly down upon the shoulder of the Philistines (The head of Amalek today PA, PLO, Hamas etc.) on the west; together shall they spoil the children of the east; they shall put forth their hand upon Edom (Western world today, Edom and Yishmael in unity) and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall obey them.

    15  And Yah will utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea (Today: Edom and Yishmael in unity with Amalek their leader); and with His scorching wind will He shake His hand over the River, and will smite it into seven streams, and cause men to march over dry-shod.

    16  And there shall be a highway for the remnant of His people (the dispersed from Israel and Yehudah), that shall remain from Assyria, like as there was for Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.

    My part of the Holy Agreement is that I mention daily your profile names in my personal Prayers and when I am on the Har HaBait near where once was and soon shall be again the Kodesh Kodeshim. From where HaShem shall speak again from between the Cherubim above the Atonement lid of the Ark of the Covenant all the words that the Benay Yisrael need to know: The revelation of Messiah Ben David......

    It is unfair and shameful how Facebook treated me. I strongly believe it is not safe for every Lost Triber to be on Facebook. It has nothing to do that I am losing my hope. But I start to realize we, the Benay Israel, must build in unification their own companies by raising their own affairs. And no more to be dependent on (other) powers like Facebook etc. Because in the end they ‘work’ you out. Please stop believing in them.


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    So that may come in fulfillment,
    Jer_31:6  “For there shall be a day when the watchmen cry on Mount Ephrayim (united states of Israel), ‘Arise, and let us go up to Tsiyon, to Adonai our Elohim.’ ”

    Praying and hoping together according,

    Zec 4:1-5 And the messenger who was speaking to me came back and woke me up as a man was awakened from sleep (Your dispersion to the end of the earth).

    2 And he said to me, “What do you see?” So I said, “I have looked, and seen: a lamp stands all of gold with a bowl on top of it, and on the stand seven lamps with seven spouts to the seven lamps.

    3 “And two olive trees (Yehudah and Ephraim) are by it, one at the right of the bowl and the other at its left.”

    4 Then I responded and spoke to the messenger who was speaking to me, saying, “What are these, my master?”

    5 And the messenger who was speaking to me answered and said to me, “Do you not know what these are?” And I said, “No, my master.”

    11 Then I responded and said to him, “What are these two olive trees, one at the right of the lampstand and the other at its left?”

    12 And I responded a second time and said to him, “What are these two olive branches which empty golden oil from themselves by means of the two gold pipes?”

    13 And he answered me and said, “Do you not know what these are?” And I said, “No, my master.”

    14 And he said, “These are the two anointed ones (Yehuadah and Ephraim), who stand beside the Master of all the earth.

    Yehudah and Ephraim standing near the Kodesh Kodeshim........ Two separate nations: Yehudah (Their National soul Messiah Ben David) and Ephraim (Their National Soul Messiah Ben Yoseph) coming to unity by 'oil from themselves' (independent from each other): The 'sparks' of Messiah there (in unity) 'National Soul'....... Messiah Ben David, HaShem speaking from between the Cherubim above the Atonement Lid of the Ark of the Covenant.

    Please don’t accept another messiah but accept only Messiah Ben Yoseph/David.

    By coming into the Holy Agreement:
    And the envy of Ephrayim shall turn aside, and the adversaries of Yehuḏah be cut off. Ephrayim shall not envy Yehuḏah, and Yehuḏah not trouble Ephrayim.

    (Rashi: Ephraim shall not envy Judah: The Messiah, the son of David, and the Messiah, the son of Joseph, shall not envy each other. See: Yeshayahu - Chapter 11:13)’

    The Jews (Yehudah) shall bring forth Messiah Ben David…..We, Yehudah and Ephraim, hearing again HaShem's Voice from between the Cherubim….. By the anointing of the King of the Jews: Messiah Ben David, the ‘ultimate’ expression of the national soul of Yehudah and Ephraim..
    The unification of Yehudah and Ephraim - The unification of Messiah Ben David/Yoseph.
    Messiah Ben David/Yoseph is the One who: Isa 63:9  In all their distress He was distressed, and the Messenger of His Presence saved them. In His love and in His compassion He redeemed them, and He lifted them up and carried them all the days of old. What is he base of the HaBerith HaChadasha:

    Jer 31:1-37  “At that time,” declares Adonai, “I shall be the Elohim of all the clans of Yisra’ěl, and they shall be My people.” 

    2  Thus said Adonai, “A people who escaped from the sword found favour in the wilderness, Yisra’ěl, when it went to find rest.” 

    3  Adonai appeared to me from afar, saying, “I have loved you with an everlasting love, therefore I shall draw you with loving-commitment. 

    4  “I am going to build you again. And you shall be rebuilt, O maiden of Yisra’ěl! Again you shall take up your tambourines, and go forth in the dances of those who rejoice. 

    5  “Again you shall plant vines on the mountains of Shomeron. The planters shall plant and treat them as common. 

    6  “For there shall be a day when the watchmen cry on Mount Ephrayim (The United States of Israel), ‘Arise, and let us go up to Tsiyon, to Adonai our Elohim.’ ” 

    7  For thus said Adonai, “Sing with gladness for Ya‛aqoḇ, and shout among the chief of the nations. Cry out, give praise, and say, ‘O Adonai, save Your people, the remnant of Yisra’ěl!’ 

    8  “See, I am bringing them from the land of the north, and shall gather them from the ends of the earth, among them the blind and the lame, those with child and those in labour, together – a great assembly returning here. 

    9  “With weeping they shall come, and with their prayers I bring them. I shall make them walk by rivers of waters, in a straight way in which they do not stumble. For I shall be a Father to Yisra’ěl, and Ephrayim – he is My first-born. 

    10  “Hear the word of Adonai, O nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, ‘He who scattered Yisra’ěl gathers him, and shall guard him as a shepherd his flock.’ 

    11  “For Adonai shall ransom Ya‛aqoḇ, and redeem him from the hand of one stronger than he. 

    12  “And they shall come in and shall sing on the height of Tsiyon, and stream to the goodness of Adonai, for grain and for new wine and for oil, and for the young of the flock and the herd. And their being shall be like a well-watered garden, and never languish again. 

    13  “Then shall a maiden rejoice in a dance, and young men and old, together. And I shall turn their mourning to joy, and shall comfort them, and shall make them rejoice from their sorrow, 

    14  and shall fill the being of the priests with fatness. And My people shall be satisfied with My goodness,” declares Adonai. 

    15  Thus said Adonai, “A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing, bitter weeping, Raḥěl weeping for her children, refusing to be comforted for her children, because they are no more.” 

    16  Thus said Adonai, “Hold back your voice from weeping, and your eyes from tears, for there is a reward for your work,” declares Adonai, “and they shall return from the land of the enemy. 

    17  “And there is expectancy for your latter end,” declares Adonai, “and your children shall return to their own country. 

    18  “I have clearly heard Ephrayim lamenting, ‘You have chastised me, and I was chastised, like an untrained calf. Turn me back, and I shall turn back, for You are Adonai my Elohim. 

    19  For after my turning back, I repented. And after I was instructed, I struck myself on the thigh. I was ashamed, even humiliated, for I bore the reproach of my youth.’ 

    20  “Is Ephrayim a precious son to Me, a child of delights? For though I spoke against him, I still remembered him. That is why My affections were deeply moved for him. I have great compassion for him,” declares Adonai. 

    21  “Set up signposts, make landmarks; set your heart toward the highway, the way in which you went. Turn back, O maiden of Yisra’ěl, turn back to these cities of yours! 

    22  “Till when would you turn here and there, O backsliding daughter? For Adonai has created what is new on earth: a woman encompasses a man!” 

    23  Thus said Adonai of hosts, the Elohim of Yisra’ěl, “Let them once again say this word in the land of Yehuḏah and in its cities, when I turn back their captivity, ‘Adonai bless you, O home of righteousness, mountain of set-apartness!’ 

    24  “And in Yehuḏah and all its cities farmers and those who journey with flocks, shall dwell together. 

    25  “For I shall fill the weary being, and I shall replenish every grieved being.” 

    26  At this I awoke and looked around, and my sleep was sweet to me. 

    27  “See, the days are coming,” declares Adonai, “that I shall sow the house of Yisra’ěl and the house of Yehuḏah with the seed of man and the seed of beast. 

    28  “And it shall be, that as I have watched over them to pluck up, and to break down, and to throw down, and to destroy, and to afflict, so I shall watch over them to build and to plant,” declares Adonai. 

    29  “In those days they shall no longer say, ‘The fathers ate sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are blunted.’ 

    30  “But each one shall die for his own crookedness – whoever eats sour grapes, his teeth shall be blunted. 

    31  “See, the days are coming,” declares Adonai, “when I shall make a renewed covenant with the house of Yisra’ěl (Ephraim, the Lost Sheep from the House of Israel) and with the house of Yehuḏah (The Jews). 

    32  Not like the covenant I made with their fathers in the day when I strengthened their hand to bring them out of the land of Mitsrayim, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them,” declares Adonai.

    33  “For this is the covenant I shall make with the house of Yisra’ěl after those days, declares Adonai: I shall put My Torah in their inward parts, and write it on their hearts. And I shall be their Elohim, and they shall be My people. 

    34  “And no longer shall they teach, each one his neighbour, and each one his brother, saying, ‘Know Adonai,’ for they shall all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them,” declares Adonai. “For I shall forgive their crookedness, and remember their sin no more.” 

    35  Thus said Adonai, who gives the sun for a light by day, and the laws of the moon and the stars for a light by night, who stirs up the sea, and its waves roar – Adonai of hosts is His Name: 

    36  “If these laws vanish from before Me,” declares Adonai, “then the seed of Yisra’ěl shall also cease from being a nation before Me forever.” 

    37  Thus said Adonai, “If the heavens above could be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I would also cast off all the seed of Yisra’ěl for all that they have done,” declares Adonai.

    It doesn’t matter your ‘religious’ or ‘non-religious’ ‘background. Be what you are Christian, Muslim, Hindu or whatever but don’t change by taking off or adding to the Divine Laws ‘revealed’ to Moshe Rabbeinu the first five books of the Bible…… Let us do again all His Sabbath and Yom Tovim? But find a way to ‘use’ the laws of ‘your religion’ as a ‘halacha’ around the Divine Laws revealed to Moshe Rabbeinu. As is the ‘function’ of Jewish Halacha. Express Love in respect to every religion. By annihilating all the laws Avoda Zarah, robbery, murder, raping, murder the rape victim, homophily, pedofily etc. brought forth by following our Yetser Hara (evil inclination) and bringing fort her ‘head’ the ‘anointed’ king: Amalek, the ultimate expression of our evil inclination. But instead cultivating the sparks of Messiah our Yetser Tov (good inclination) into our National Soul. And accepting the areas West of the Jordan River as Jewish (Yehuda’s) Inheritance under Jewish (Yehuda’s) Sovereignty with only Jewish Halacha. Including the Har HaBait with a New Temple and her service under Jewish Halacha. Come and help the Jews to build and reinstitute: The Temple Service until Gen 49:10  “The sceptre shall not turn aside from Yehuḏah, nor an Inscriber from between his feet, until Shiloh (Messiah Ben David) comes, and to Him is the obedience of peoples…….. 

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Shaar HaYichud The Gate of Unity Chapter 40

Shaar HaYichud

The Gate of Unity

By

The Holy Rabbi Dov Ber of Lubavitch

Translated and Annotated by Shimon Markel

Edited by Rabbi A. Markel

Copyright © 2004

Chapter 40

 

ומעתה יש להבין דרך פרט בבחי’ שרש אותיות המח’ דבינה ותבונה ולאה כו’.

We must now understand the aspect of the root of the letters of the thoughts of BinahTevunah and Leah in a specific manner etc.

 בהיות מבואר בזהר בכמה דוכתי דאית מח’ ואית מח’ כו’

As explained in the Zohar in various places,[1] “There is thought, and there is thought etc.”

 דהיינו בחי’ מח’ סתימאה דא”א ומח’ הקדומה דא”ק וכה”ג

In other words, there is the aspect of the Machshava Stima’a – Hidden Thought of Arich Anpin, and the Machshava HaKdooma – Primordial Thought of Adam Kadmon, and so forth.

והענין הוא דהרצון נק’ ג”כ בשם מח’ בלה”ק

The explanation of the matter is that Ratzon – Will is also called by the term Machshava – Thought in the holy language.

כמו כאשר חשב כאשר רצה כידוע

As in the verse,[2] “As [I] thought [to do]” [meaning] “As [I] wanted [to do]”, as is known.

כי הרצון מלובש מיד במח’ שבמוח ע”כ הרצון והמח’ של הרצון א’ הוא

For, the desire immediately vests within the thoughts in the mind, and therefore the desire and the thought of the desire are one.

ונק’ המח’ בשם רצון והרצון בשם מח’

Thus Machshava – Thought is called by the term Ratzon – Desire, and Ratzon – Desire [is called] by the term Machshava – Thought.

כמו כאשר עלה ברצונו היינו כשעלה במחשבתו כו’

For instance, [the words] “When it arose in his will” is interchangeable with “When it arose in his thought etc.”

ונק’ מחשבה סתימאה ע”ש בחי’ ההעלם של הרצון

Now, it is called Machshava Stima’a – The Hidden Thought in reference to the aspect of the concealed state of the Ratzon – Desire.

ע”כ המח’ שבו הרצון הוא ג”כ בהעלם וסתימות ונק’ מח’ סתימאה

Hence, the Thought within which is [vested] the Desire is also concealed and hidden, and is called Machshava Stima’a – The Hidden Thought.

(והוא בחי’ אותיות הרצון הנ”ל)

(This is the aspect of the letters of the aforementioned Desire)

אך הנה בחי’ מח’ הקדומה הוא מקדם לרצון הנעלם והוא המקור לרצון הנעלם שנק’ רצון לרצון כו’

Now, the aspect of the Machshavah HaKdooma – Primordial Thought[3] precedes the Ratzon HaNe’elam – Concealed Desire[4] and it is the source for the Ratzon HaNe’elam – Concealed Desire which is called the Ratzon L’Ratzon – Desire for the Desire.

וגם זה בחי’ מח’ הוא שמלובש בו הרצון הקדום שקדם לכל רצון לרצון (כמ”ש באות י”ז) אבל נק’ בשם מח’ הקדומה

It too is an aspect of thought within which is vested the Ratzon HaKadoom – Primordial Desire which precedes all Desires for Desires (as explained in chapter seventeen), yet it too is called by the term Machshavah HaKdoomah – The Primordial Thought.

וכך יובן עד רום המעלות גם במח’ דרצון הפשוט שבעצמות ממש (הנ”ל באות יו”ד).

In this manner we may understand [the term thought] all the way until the highest heights, even in the Thought of the Ratzon HaPashoot – Simple Desire in the Essence itself (which was discussed previously in chapter ten).

והנה אנו רואי’ שהרצון הבא פתאום במוח הוא בא בגידי המוח במח’ פשוטה ולא מורכבת מאותיות כלל

Now, it is observable that a desire which comes forth suddenly in the brain comes forth into the nerves of the brain, in a simple thought which is not constituted of letters at all.

כי באמת אין לרצון בחי’ כלי כשאר האותיות כמו אור השכל בכלי המוח

For in truth the Ratzon – Desire does not have the aspect of a vessel like all of the other letters, such as the light of the intellect within the vessel of the brain.

אך בגידי המוח (שנק’ נערוי”ן הדקין ביותר שמהם כח התנועה וכח ההרגש באברים כידוע) מתפשט כח ואור הרצון גם להיות האברים נשמעי’ לרצונו שבמוח כמו לפשוט ידו ורגלו או לכווצם רק עפ”י הרצון שעולה במוח פתאום כידוע.

It is only that the light and power of the desire also spreads forth in the nerves of the brain (which are fine nerves from which the power of feeling and movement in the limbs originates, as known) so that the limbs listen to the dictates of the desire in the brain, such as extending or contracting ones hand or foot, and this is solely according to the desire which suddenly arises in the brain, as is known.

 והנה יש מח’ אחרת בבחי’ אותיות המח’ ממש

Now, there is a different type of thought which is literally an aspect of letters of thought.

שהוא בא ע”י בחי’ בינה והשגה תחלה שנק’ מח’ עיוני’

This [type of thought] first comes about by means of the aspect of Binah – Understanding and grasp, which is called Machshava Iyunit – Analytical Thought.

כמו שאנו רואי’ בכל שכל וסברא שהשכלתו יושג במוח בינ’ (בל”א פאר שטאנד)

As is observable with every intellectual subject matter, its conceptualization is grasped in the mind of Binah (which is called Understanding)

שבא מיד בעיון המח’ הנק’ מחשבת שכל והוא כח מח’ עיוני’ להכיל כל עיון שכלי דוקא

Which immediately comes into analysis in the thought and is called intellectual thought.  This is the power of Machshava Iyunit – Analytical Thought which contains all intellectual analysis specifically.

שאין בו רצון כלל ולא נק’ מח’ זו בשם רצון כלל

There is no Ratzon – Desire in this at all, and this type of thought is not called by the term Ratzon – Desire, whatsoever.

להיותה אינה בגידי המוח כלל רק במוח הבינה ממש

For it is not in the nerves of the brain at all, but is literally only in the mind of Binah – Understanding.

דהיינו בכלי ההשגה וההבנה של השכל עצמו שם יש כלי להמח’ עיונית לכל השגה שכלי’

In other words, in the vessel of the comprehension and understanding of the intellect itself there is a vessel for the analytical thought of every intellectual concept.

והוא בחי’ מל’ דתבונה דהיינו סוף מדריגת אור ההשגה בעצם המביא להשגה בענין הנבדל (הנ”ל באות ב’) משם נעשה כח מחשבת שכל הנ”ל

That [vessel] is the aspect of Malchut of Tevunah, in other words, the last level of the light of the essential comprehension which brings the grasp of the separate matter (as mentioned in chapter two).  It is from there that the aforementioned Machshevet Sechel – Intellectual Thought is made.

כי תחלה באה אור השגת השכל גם בלא מח’ עיונית עדיין (הנק’ דער פאר נעמען אין פאר שטאנד אליין כו’) טרם שחושב אור ההשכלה בלבוש דמח’ ועיון עדיין

For at first the light of the intellectual comprehension initially comes forth without analytical thought (and is called the “take” and [initial] “understanding” alone) even prior to his thoughts of the light of the concept in the garment of thought and analysis.

אך מיד מתפשט המושג והמושכל במח’ עיונית

However, the intellectual concept then immediately spreads forth into analytical thought.

וזהו בחי’ מל’ דתבונה שלמעלה מבחי’ אותיות המח’ שנק’ לאה

And this is the aspect of Malchut of Tevunah which is higher than the aspect of the letters of thought [themselves] which are called Leah.[5]

(וכידוע בענין דלית רבתי דאחד כו’ שהוא בחי’ מל’ דתבונ’ שמאחוריי’ דאימא כו’ שמשם שרש התהוות המח’ באותיות ממש כמ”ש במ”א)

(And as is known regarding the matter of the large Dalet – ד of the word אחד etc,[6] which is the aspect of Malchut of Tevunah that comes from the hind of Imma etc., which is the source of the existence of actual letters of thought, as is explained elsewhere.)

ובחי’ ההשכלה עצמה המושגת בהשגה והבנה ג”כ נק’ מח’ אך זהו בחי’ התפשטו’ יש דאור החכמ’ הנק’ חש”ב מ”ה דחכמ’

Now, the aspect of the intellectual concept itself which is grasped in the comprehension and understanding, it too is called thought.  However, this is the aspect of the spreading forth of the something-ness (Yesh) of Chochmah, which is called Chashav Ma”h of Chochmah.[7]

ויש בחי’ פנימי’ מח’ דבינה דלא משתמע גם במחשבת שכל לבוא לכלל אותיו’ כלל במח’

Additionally, there is an aspect of the inner thought of Binah which does not come forth into the letters of thought [themselves] or heard in the intellectual thought.

והוא כמו בחי’ עומק המושג שלא נתפס גם בהשגה ומח’ דבינה וכה”ג (ונק’ מי דלא קיימא לשאלה כמ”ש במ”א) וד”ל.

This is like the aspect of the Omek HaMoosag – Depth of the Concept which is not grasped even in the comprehension and understanding of Binah and the like (and is called[8] “That which cannot be asked about”)

וזהו אית מח’ סתימאה שברצון הנ”ל ומח’ עיונית דבינה הבאה לכלל בחי’ אותיות דמח’ ממש שנק’ לאה כו’

This then [is the meaning of “There is thought and there is thought,”] i.e. there is the Hidden Thought of the Desire as mentioned above, and there is the Analytical Thought of Binah which comes forth into an aspect of actual letters of thought which are called Leah etc.

וכ”ז יש גם ברצון שלמעלה מן השכל

Now all of these aspects also exist in the desire which transcends the intellect.

 (דהיינו בחי’ בינה סתימאה דא”א שהוא בחי’ מח’ נעלמ’ ברצון הנעלם כמו שיש שכל וחכמ’ דא”א הנעלם מכל רעיון הנעלם והוא בחי’ ח”ס דא”א הנק’ טעם כמוס לרצון כידוע כך יש בחי’ בינה סתימאה כו’)

(For instance, this refers to the aspect of Binah Stima’a – The Hidden Understanding of Arich Anpin which is the aspect of the Hidden Thought in the Hidden Desire.  For, just as there is intellect and Chochmah of Arich Anpin which is utterly concealed from thought, such as Chochmah Stima’a – The Hidden Wisdom of Arich Anpin which is called the hidden reasoning for the Desire, so likewise there exists the aspect of Binah Stima’a – The Hidden Understanding etc.)

והוא ע”ד מה שאנו רואי’ ההפרש בין ב’ מיני מחשבות הנ”ל בגלוי

They [too] operate according to the differences that we observe between the aforementioned two types of revealed thought.

שהוא ברצון הבא בגלוי במוח שיש רצון שבגידי המוח שנק’ מח’ סתימאה ע”ש ההעלם של זה הרצון שבמוח טרם שבא לחו”ב כו’

That is, the Desire which comes into revelation in the brain, for there is Desire in the nerves of the brain. This is called the Machshava Stima’a – The Hidden Thought in reference to the concealment of this desire in the brain prior to any revelation in Chochmah and Binah.

ומח’ עיונית שהוא בחי’ יש דאין דחכמה עד שבא לכלל אותיות דמח’ ממש

And there is the Machshava Iyunit – analytical thought, which [extends from] the aspect of the [tangible] something-ness of Chochmah until its conclusion in the actual letters of thought.

 (ולפי הנ”ל (באות ל”ח) בשרש הראשון של האותיות דמח’ בעצם הנפש ממש הרי יש שרש לאותיות המח’ דבינה ג”כ בעצם הנפש

(Additionally, according to what was explained previously (in chapter thirty eight) regarding the first source of the letters of thought literally in the essence of the soul, there is also a source for the letters of thought of Binah in the essence of the soul.

כמו שיש שרש לאותיות הרצון הבאי’ בגידי המוח וכה”ג

Just as there is a source for the letters of the Desire which come forth in the nerves of the brain, and the like.

רק שזה בא לבחי’ גלוי לרצון וזה בא לבחי’ גלוי אותיות דבינה המושג בהשגת שכל

It is only that these [lights] come to be revealed in the aspect of Ratzon – Desire, and these [lights] come to be revealed in the aspect of the letters of Binah – Understanding which is grasped in comprehended intellect.

ואמנם הרי אנו רואי’ דמה שעולה ברצונו ומחשבתו הוא אשר בא עד בחי’ אותיות המח’ דבינה

Nevertheless, we see that whatever arises in his desire and in his thought, that is what will come forth until [it is manifest] in the letters of Binah – understanding.

שנמשך בחי’ הרצון ומח’ הנעלם במח’ הגלוי’ דבינה)

For the aspect of the desire and hidden thought are drawn forth into the revealed thought of Binah.)

 (וזהו ענין אהי’ אשר אהי’ דהתגלות כתר הכללי דא”א בכתר הפרטי שהוא בבינה וכידוע ומבואר במ”א בענין ועבד הלוי הוא דהתגלות ע”י בבינה דוקא והוא ענין ג’ קוצין דיוד כו’ וכמ”ש במ”א באריכות וד”ל)

(This is the matter of[9] “I shall be as I shall be – Eheye asher Eheye,” for the revelation of the general Keter of Arich Anpin is in the particular Keter of Binah[10] as is known and explained elsewhere in regards to the [verse][11] “And the Levites alone shall serve” etc.  That is, the revelation of Atik Yomin is in Binah specifically.[12]  This is the matter of the three thorns of the [letter] Yod[13] etc, as is explained elsewhere at length.  This should suffice those of understanding.)

 

End of Chapter Forty

 


[1] See Tikkunei Zohar, Tikkun 69 (pg. 99b).  In other words, there are various different types and levels of “thought”.

[2] Jeremiah 18:8; See also Maamarei Admo”r HaEmtza’ee Dvarim Vol. 1, p. 208, and Vol. 2 p. 641.

[3] Of Adam Kadmon

[4] The Ratzon HaNe’elam – Concealed Will is interchangeable with the Machshava Stima’a – Concealed Thought of Arich Anpin as explained above.

[5] See Siddur of the Alter Rebbe, 60c & 69a; Also see Maamarei Admor HaEmtzaeeNa”Ch p.103.

[6] See Maamarei Admor HaEmtzaee, Dvarim Vol.1 p. 283.

[7] As explained previously, Chochmah is called the Koach Mah – Power of “What” and therefore, the letter of the word Machshavah – מחשבה are rearranged as Chashav Mah – חשב מה – the Thought of “What”.  See Zohar Bereshit 24b and Tikkunei Zohar Tikkun 69, p. 112b.

[8] Introduction to the Zohar 1b. Also see Biurei Zohar Trumah 49c, Imrei Binah Shaar HaTefilin 121b and on, and Torat Chaim Noach 57c.

[9] Exodus 3:14

[10] See Zohar VaYikra 11a; Also see Maamarei Admor HaEmtzaee, Dvarim Vol.1, p. 226.

[11] Numbers 18:23; Also see Zohar Korach 178b; Torah Or Lech Lecha 11b; Maamarei Admor HaZaken Al HaTorah, Vol.1, p. 84; Maamarei Admor HaEmtzee, Vayikra Vol.1, p. 375.

[12] See Maamarei Admor HaEmtzaee, Hanachot p. 577; Torat Chaim Lech Lecha p. 81b.

[13] See Torat Chaim Lech Lecha p. 82b.

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