A chapter of Tanya study, ‘the true joy of the soul’ and…. a Machzor.

A chapter of Tanya study, ‘the true joy of the soul’ and…. a Machzor.

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A chapter of Tanya study, ‘the true joy of the soul’ and…. a Machzor.

“The redemption will come about only through the study of the Torah. And the essential redemption depends upon the study of the Kabbalah”
R. ELIYAHU, THE VILNA GAON (Evven Shelemah 11:3)

The Call

Chapter 33

(text from Page 147-153 ‘Likutei Amarim Tanya by Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi “Kehot” Publication Society 770 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11213 London, England 5758●1998 – quotations, comments from different resources)

This, also, will be the true joy of the soul, especially when one recognizes, at appropriate times, that one needs to purify and illuminate one’s soul with gladness of the heart. Let him then concentrate his mind and envisage in his intelligence and understanding the subject of His blessed true Unity: how He permeates all worlds, both upper and lower, and even the fullness of this earth is His blessed glory; and how everything is of no reality whatever in His presence; and He is One Alone in the upper and lower realms, as He was One Alone before the six days of Creation; and also in the space wherein this world was created, the heavens and earth, and all their host— He alone filled this space; and now also this is so, being One Alone without any change whatever. For all things created are nullified beside Him in their very existence, as are nullified the letters of speech and thought within their source and root, namely, the essence and substance of the soul, which are its ten faculties, chochmah, binah, da’at, … (see click: ‘Ten Powers of the Soul’) wherein the element of letters is not yet found prior to their embodiment in the garment of thought (as has been explained at length in chs. 20 and 21, note there), and as is explained elsewhere by means of an illustration from nature, namely, the nullification of the sun’s radiation and light at their source, the orb of the sun in the sky. For surely its radiance and light glow and spread forth there, too, and even more strongly than in the space of the universe; but there [in the sun] the light is nullified within its source, as though it were non-extant at all.

Exactly so, figuratively speaking, is the world and all that fills it dissolved out of existence in relation to its source, which is the light of the blessed En Sof (see click: ‘Or Ein Sof’), as is there explained at length.

When one will deeply contemplate this, his heart will be gladdened and his soul will rejoice even with joy and singing, with all heart and soul and might, in [the intensity of] this faith which is tremendous, since this is the [experience of the] very proximity of G‑d, and it is the whole [purpose] of man and the goal of his creation, as well as of the creation of all the worlds, both upper and lower, that He may have an abode here below, as will later be explained at length.

Behold, how great is the joy of a common and lowly man when he is brought near to a king of flesh and blood, who accepts his hospitality and lodges under his roof! How infinitely more so is the [joy in the] abiding nearness of the Supreme King of kings, the Holy One, blessed be He. And so it is written, “For who is this that engaged his heart to approach unto Me? saith the Lord.”

Jer 30:21 And his Prince1 shall be from him, and his Ruler2 shall come from among him. And I shall bring him near, and he shall approach Me, for who is this who pledged his heart to approach Me?’ declares HaShem.

For this reason, it was instituted to offer praise and thanks to His blessed Name each morning, and to say: “Happy are we! How goodly is our portion, and how pleasant is our lot, and how beautiful our heritage!” (Liturgy, Morning Prayer; introduction to first Shema) In other words, just as a person rejoices and is happy when an inheritance of an immense fortune, for which he had not toiled, falls to him, how infinitely more should we rejoice over our heritage that our fathers have bequeathed to us, namely, the true Unity of G‑d: that even down here on earth there is naught else beside Him alone, and this is His abode in the lower worlds.

This is what our Rabbis, of blessed memory said, (Makkoth 24a) “Six hundred and thirteen commandments were given to Israel…. Came Habakkuk and based them [all] on a single one, as it is written, ‘The righteous shall live by his faith'” Hab 2:4 “See, he whose being is not upright in him is puffed up. But the righteous3 one lives by his steadfastness” that is to say, as if there had been no more than one commandment, namely, faith alone. For by faith alone will he come to fulfil all the 613 commandments (See click: ‘The 613 Mitzvahs and Torah Study’). In other words, when his heart will exult and rejoice in his faith in G‑d’s Unity, in perfect joy, as though he had but this one commandment, and it alone were the ultimate purpose of his creation and that of all the worlds— then with the force and vitality of his soul which are generated by this great joy, his soul will ascend ever higher above all internal and external obstacles which hinder his fulfillment of all the 613 commandments.

This is the meaning of the words “Shall live by his faith,” with the emphasis on shall live, as at the Resurrection of the Dead, by way of example; so will his soul revive with this great joy. This is a doubled and re-doubled joy, for apart from the joy of the soul apprehending the nearness of G‑d and His dwelling with him, he will doubly rejoice with the joy of the Lord and the tremendous gratification rendered to Him by virtue of his faith, whereby the sitra achra (See click: 'Rectification, Moses, Generation of the desert, & Mashiach') is verily subdued and darkness is changed into light, i.e. the darkness of the kelipot (See click: 'Impurity Leads To Sin') of this corporeal world, which obscure and conceal His blessed light until the End, as is written, “He setteth an end to darkness” Job 28:3  ‘An end to darkness he has set, and to every limit he is searching, to rocks in deepest darkness’ (which refers to the end of days, when the spirit of impurity will be banished from the earth Zec 13:2  “And it shall be in that day,” declares HaShem of hosts, “that I cut off the names of the idols from the earth, and they shall be remembered no more, and I shall also remove the prophets and the unclean spirit from the earth” and the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all flesh shall see together Isa 40:5  “And the esteem of HaShem shall be revealed, and all flesh together shall see it. For the mouth of HaShem has spoken” as will be explained later). Particularly in the diaspora, where the atmosphere is unclean and filled with kelipot and sitra achra. For there is no joy before Him, blessed be He, like the light and joy of the particular excellence of light that comes out of darkness. This is the meaning of the verse, “Let Israel rejoice in his Maker” Psa 149:2  ‘Let Yisra’ěl rejoice in their Maker; Let the children of Tsiyon exult in their Sovereign’ that is to say, that everyone who is of the seed of Israel should rejoice and be happy in the joy of the Lord Who is pleased and glad to dwell in the lower spheres, which are of the order of physical Asiyah (See click: 'Basics in Kabbalah and Chassidut: Arba’ah Olamot' and Asiya Differs). That is why the Psalmist uses the plural osav [“Them that made him”], referring to the corporeal world which is full of kelipot and the sitra achra, and is called “public domain” (רשות הרבים in the sense of “multiverse”) and “mountains of separation.” (רשות היחיד in the sense of “multiverse”) And these are transmuted to light and become a “private domain” for His blessed Unity, by means of this faith.

 


1 H117

אַדִּיר

‘addı̂yr

ad-deer’

From H142; wide or (generally) large; figuratively powerful: – excellent, famous, gallant, glorious, goodly, lordly, mighty (-ier, one), noble, principal, worthy.
2 H4910

מָשַׁל

mâshal

maw-shal’

A primitive root; to rule: – (have, make to have) dominion, governor, X indeed, reign, (bear, cause to, have) rule (-ing, -r), have power.
3 H6662

צַדִּיק

tsaddı̂yq

tsad-deek’

From H6663; just: – just, lawful, righteous (man).
 

 “End of chapter 33”

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Dear 'Watchmen from Israel in Jerusalem' remember and learn:

That the soul of Messiah preceded the world (Pesachim 54a).

‘Surely it was taught: Seven things were created before the world was created, and these are they: The Torah, repentance, the Garden of Eden, Gehenna, the Throne of Glory, the Temple, and the name of the Messiah. The Torah, for it is written, The Lord made me [sc. the Torah] as the beginning of his way.

Pro 8:22 “HaShem possessed me, The beginning of His way, As the first of His works of old.

Repentance, for it is written, Before the mountains were brought forth, and it is written, Thou turns man to contrition, and says, Repent, ye children of men.

Psa 90:2 Before the mountains were born, Or You had brought forth the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting You are Ěl.

Psa 90:3 You turn man back to dust, and say, “Return, O children of men.”

The Garden of Eden, as it is written, And the Lord planted a garden in Eden from aforetime.

Gen 2:8 And HaShem Elohim planted a garden in Ěḏen from afore time (מקדם), and there He put the man whom He had formed.

The Gehenna, for it is written, For Tophet [i.e.,Gehenna] is ordered of old.

Isa 30:33 For Topheth was ordained of old (מאתמול), even for the sovereign it has been prepared. He has made it deep and large, its fire pit with much wood; the breath of HaShem, as a stream of burning sulphur, is burning in it!

The Throne of Glory and the Temple, for it is written, Thou throne of glory, on high from the beginning, Thou place of our sanctuary.

Jer 17:12 An esteemed throne, exalted from the beginning (מראשון), is the place of our set-apart place.

The name of the Messiah, as it is written, His [sc. the Messiah’s] name shall endure forever and has existed before the sun!

Psa 72:17 Let His Name be forever; His Name continue before (לפני) the sun; And let them bless themselves in Him; Let all nations call Him blessed.

— I will tell you: only its cavity was created before the world was created, but its fire [was created] on the eve of the Sabbath.’

That Messiah is the root of the souls of Yisrael, and the entire Creation: Shmot Rabbah 40:3

– All souls were included in the soul of Adam. ADaM is the acronym for: Adam, David and Mashiach.

…for “The entire universe was only created to attend him” (Berakhot 6b):

1.       Helbo further said in the name of R. Huna: If one is filled with the fear of God his words are listened to. For it is said: The end of the matter, all having been heard fear God, and keep his commandments, for this is the whole man.

Ecc 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the entire matter: Fear Elohim and guard His commands, for this applies to all mankind!

What means, ‘For this is the whole man’? — R. Eleazar says: The Holy One, blessed be He, says: The whole world was created for his sake only. R. Abba b. Kahana says: He is equal in value to the whole world. R. Simeon b. ‘Azzai says (some say, R. Simon b. Zoma says): The whole world was created as a satellite for him.’

“The (Heavenly) Tzaddik is the foundation of the world”

Pro 10:25 As the whirlwind passes by, the wrong one is no more, But the righteous is the everlasting foundation (יסוד).

Isa 63:7-9 Let me recount the kindnesses of HaShem and the praises of HaShem, according to all that HaShem has done for us, and the great goodness toward the house of Yisra’ĕl, which He has done for them according to His compassion, and according to His many kindnesses.
8 And He said, “They are My people, children who do not act falsely.” And He became their Savior (Hebrew למושׁיע-lemoshia):

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”.

“the days of old” the days of Adam Kadmon who is often seen to represent the archetypal soul of Messiah, the general yechida of all the souls of Israel (note Ariel: All Israelites: Jewish, non-Jewish or whatever), the ultimate “crown” of all of Elohim’s Creation, the Divine “intermediate” which reveals primordial Infinity to finite created reality.

* - the Messenger of His Presence* צרH6862 ומלאךH4397 פניוH6440

 

H6862

צָר    צַר

tsar    tsâr

tsar, tsawr

From H6887; narrow; (as a noun) a tight place (usually figuratively, that is, trouble); also a pebble (as in H6864); (transitively) an opponent (as crowding): - adversary, afflicted (-tion), anguish, close, distress, enemy, flint, foe, narrow, small, sorrow, strait, tribulation, trouble.

Total KJV occurrences: 109

 
H4397

מַלְאָךְ

mal'âk

mal-awk'

From an unused root meaning to despatch as a deputy; a messenger; specifically of God, that is, an angel (also a prophet, priest or teacher): - ambassador, angel, king, messenger.

Total KJV occurrences: 213

 
H6440

פָּנִים

pânı̂ym

paw-neem'

Plural (but always used as a singular) of an unused noun (פָּנֶה pâneh, paw-neh'; from 6437); the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.): -    + accept, a (be-) fore (-time), against, anger, X as (long as), at, + battle, + because (of), + beseech, countenance, edge, + employ, endure, + enquire, face, favour, fear of, for, forefront (-part), form (-er time, -ward), from, front, heaviness, X him (-self), + honourable, + impudent, + in, it, look [-eth] (-s), X me, + meet, X more than, mouth, of, off, (of) old (time), X on, open, + out of, over against, the partial, person, + please, presence, prospect, was purposed, by reason, of, + regard, right forth, + serve, X shewbread, sight, state, straight, + street, X thee, X them (-selves), through (+ -out), till, time (-s) past, (un-) to (-ward), + upon, upside (+ down), with (-in, + stand), X ye, X you.

Total KJV occurrences: 2120

 

In this regard Rabbi Chaim ben Moshe ibn Attar, “Or HaChaim HaKadosh,” explains (on Leviticus 14:9) that the death of the Messiah from the line of Joseph acts as atonement for the entire generation. Or HaChaim saw in the death of the Messiah from the line of Joseph an aspect of the principle that the death of the righteous brings atonement. This concept – that “the death of the righteous atones” – is one which stands true throughout Jewish history and is not unique to the generation of the Redemption. All the same, there are things that characterize the deaths of the righteous in the generation of the Redemption.

Yerushalami Yoma 1:1. Talmud, saying, “Just as korbanot bring atonement, so does the death of the righteous.”

About the teaching in the Divine Mandate of Messiah Ben Yoseph,

Devarim/Deuteronomy 30: 14 “For the Word (Messiah, the Voice of HaShem) is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart – to do it:

Messiah, the General Soul, Adam Kadmon, the Messenger of His Presence……

‘In the teachings of Kabbalah Messiah is referred to as the “general Yechida.” Yechida refers to the deepest of the five levels of the soul. The first level, nefesh, is the one most connected to the body and the power of action. The next, ruach, is expressed through our emotions. Neshama is the power of intellect, and Chaya, the fourth level, is a more general power that is not limited to any particular part of the body. The Yechida is the essence of the soul, one that is indivisible from G-d. With the power of this spark of G-d within us, our soul is connected to G-d with an absolute unity, and therefore it is called Yechida.

In normal times, the inner spark of the soul is not noticeable, and that’s why people can have a sense of independence and even arrogance. Only on rare occasions does the essence express itself—such as when our faith is attacked and we feel our connection to G-d is threatened. Then the Jew (note Ariel: All Israelites Jews non-Jews or whatever!) is awakened to connect with G-d, not to be separated from Him at all costs, even at the cost of his life. There is also one time of year when the essence of the soul is revealed—at the final Neilah prayer on Yom Kippur. This is the only day of the year that we pray five prayers, corresponding to the five levels of soul, with Neilah being the fifth and highest. When our Yechida is revealed, we feel an essential unity with G-d, without sensing our own identity at all.

The Jewish people (note Ariel: All Israelites Jews non-Jews or whatever!) as a whole are likened to a complete body, with each individual corresponding to a different limb. So, too, there are individuals corresponding to these five levels of soul. Messiah is the power of Yechida. The Yechida within each of us is connected to the Yechida of Messiah, which is why he is called the “general Yechida.”

In Messiah, the unshakable unity with G-d is most expressed. His job as leader is to inspire the people and awaken in them their own Yechida, and thus to influence all of mankind, to bring them all to the ultimate unity with G-d.

 References: Likutei Torah Pinchas 86b. Shaarei Teshuvah Admur Haemtzai ch. 12. Sefer Hamaamarim 5699 p. 207. Sefer Maamarim Melukat vol. 1, p. 160. Hitvaaduyot 5746 vol. 2, p. 119. Likutei Sichot vol. 4 p. 134 (From: 'Moshiach, the General Soul')’

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The coming Redemption…….:

Ramchal:

‘Indeed, “all flaws” like evil, injustice and the like “will be undone once G-d’s Yichud* is fully displayed, and everything will be rectified by virtue of the fact that His goodness alone will reign supreme” in the end.
But let’s consider the ramifications of that. It means, among other things, that all such flaws are and have always been meant to be “temporary” and to be undone.’

*‘Yechida’ from ‘Yichud’

Please learn about our (Yisra’elite) unique General Yechida, a ‘spark’ of Messiahs Soul in each of us click: The Messiah of Israel: Our Redemption……..

 

What does it mean that every Jew (Note from Ariel: every Israelite) has a spark of the soul of Moshiach?

You can learn how The Messiah of Israel: Our Redemption…….. can be ‘fully displayed’ in us by the study of ‘Likutei Amarim’ part 1 of the book ‘Tanya’ from the Alter Rebbe.

As the Alter Rebbe, author of the Tanya, pointed out in one of his other works:

“Any of the “seventy tongues” when used as an instrument to disseminate the Torah and Mitzvoth, is itself “elevated” thereby from its earthly domain into the sphere of holiness, while at the same time serving as a vehicle to draw the Torah and Mitzvoth, from above downward, to those who read and understand this language.’

We learn in Jewish Tradition that Adam is the ‘crown’ of HaShems Creation………

On the end it is really,

Deu 30:10 ‘if you obey the voice of HaShem your Elohim, to guard His commands and His laws which are written in this Book of the Torah, if you turn back to HaShem your Elohim with all your heart and with all your being’: The coming Redemption………

There is a Chosen One…….

Deu 30:14 “For the Word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart – to do it.

Isa_63:9 In all their distress He was distressed, and the Messenger of His Presence (צר-ומלך-פניו=Tsar and Malag – the Word – ‘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.

According to:





על יד אליהו זכור לטוב וישע שר הפנים ושר מטטרון ותמלא עלינו נרחמים ברוך אתה בעל הרחמיםThat Eliyahu remember us for the good that (שר = ‘to shape, to form; to mold, to model’) ’the formed’ Yeshua of His Presence and ‘the formed’ Metatron fill us with mercy. Blessed are You the Owner of Mercy.”

Pro 10:25 When the whirlwind passeth, the wicked is no more; but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.

Isa 41:2 “Who raised up the righteous one (צדק) from the east……

Isa 24:16 From the ends of the earth we shall hear songs, “Splendor to the Righteous One (לצדיק)!”

Not to ‘confirm’ the ‘human-god’ believers! But to ‘see’-‘displayed’ The Messiah of Israel: Our Redemption…….. in a human-form, the Malag……


Remember always two times a day:

Deu 6:4 “Hear, O Yisra’ěl: HaShem our Elohim, HaShem is one!

One of the most beautiful and best teachings of Chassidut,
Free to read/study: The Book of Tanya Translated into English.

 

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