Shomer Emunim #22-23

5 Feb

Shomer Emunim #22-23

 1-20-2015

She’altiel: If what you’re saying is true; that the hints to the secrets of the Torah NEEDED to be written in this manner, then give us an example on some of them [in Kabbala] and your claims shall be substantiated, because I feel like you’re just trying to push me away with a straw.

Yehoyada: How could you suspect me of that? I already showed you how Chazal used those procedures in the Gemara and the Medrashim. They specifically say there that the Torah itself hid the correct sequences. And if I give you an example [in Kabbala] as you’re asking for, you still won’t understand it because you’re still young & lack the comprehension of this subject. Never the less, in order to satisfy your request, I’ll give you one or two examples, but don’t ask me to explain them because you’ll need to master many other prerequisite introductory subjects to be able to understand it.

You should know that in the Possuk “Veha’aretz haysa tohu” (Bereshis 1:2), the Torah reveals to us the concept of the “shattered vessels”, as the Ari Hakadosh passed on to us. That’s the reason why the word “Tohu” is written there twice. Once as it is plainly written, and another time by taking the acronyms of those three words “Veha’aretz Haysa Tohu”, (Vov-Heh-Tof) and spelling out the word “Tohu” backwards. So the whole concept is that the vessels of the lower seven levels [of the Sefiros] were shattered front (Panim) and back (Achor). [Panim & Achor are concepts, not descriptions.]. So one is hinted to us by having the word “Tohu” written straightforward in the Torah. [And then, that they were shattered and given to us backwards, to hint to us that these are the giving and reflective outcome of Hashem’s will in the world. That which we see straight is Hashem’s will, and that which reflects back, is the physical world back to the spiritual. That’s the front and back (Panim V’Achor).]

However, there are vessels [that are higher than those lower seven Midos, which we just discussed, which are called] “Abba Ve’ima”; (“Father & Mother”), which were never shattered. [“Abba Ve’ima” is the first expression of Hashem’s will to create the world, which reflects itself in the creation of Adam & Chava.] The back of them (Achor) was completely absorbed, and therefore when the Torah wanted to hint this concept, it wrote the word “Tohu” as an acronym, to hint to us that this is “Abba Ve’ima”, and that they are the head & brains of “Zeir Anpin”; [the younger seven lower Midos”], and it was written backwards to hint to us that these are the back (Achor), because anything that’s Achor, is always written backwards [so therefore the acronym is written backwards to tell us you’re talking about looking at the back (Achor).], as we know from the secret of the backwards encryption system called “Tashrak” (tof-shin-resh-kuf). So it’s evident that it had to be written that way. The word “Tohu” had to be learned out both ways; forwards & backwards. For had it been written in the Possuk straightforward only, and not through acronyms, that secret would never have been hinted to. It would have taught us something different. [So this concept was taught in a way that has to be written this way in order to be able to deduce that concept.] {However, as Yehoyada stated earlier: “…but don’t ask me to explain them because you’ll need to master many other prerequisite introductory subjects to be able to understand it.”}

Also the 72-letter name of Hashem is deduced using a similar method. By the sequencing of the Pesukim: “Vayisa”, “Vayavo” and “Vayet”. Each one of those [3 sequential] Psukim have exactly 72 letters. You take one letter from each Possuk and you attach it to one letter [of each other Possuk]. However, the first & third Psukim, you read the letters in the sequence that they are written, but the second Possuk, you read the letters of the Possuk going backwards. [You take the 1st letter of each Possuk and combine them, then the 2nd letter of each Possuk and combine them, and then the 3rd letter of each Possuk and combine them, except that the 2nd Possuk is written backwards, as in “At-bash”. I.e., you take the 2nd Possuk, and place it backwards. So it’s really the 1st letter of the 1st Possuk, attached to last letter of the 2nd Possuk, attached to the 1st letter of the 3rd Possuk. Then you take the 2nd letter of the 1st Possuk, attach it to the 2nd-to-last letter of the 2nd Possuk, and attach that to the 2nd letter of the 3rd Possuk. Etc. etc.] The reason for this is because the Possuk of “Vayisa” [the first Possuk], refers to the concept/Midah of “Chessed” (kindness), therefore its letters are given straightforward. The Possuk of “Vayavo” [the second Possuk], refers to the Midah of “Gevura” (strength/power), therefore its letters are given backwards [because Gevura is always hidden] hinting to the secret of the reflective light & judgment. And the Possuk of “Vayet” [the third Possuk in the sequence], refers to the Midah of “Tiferes” (glory/beauty) which is also a straight light, and represents “Rachamim” (compassion), therefore its letters are straightforward. {For more details} look in the Sefer “Mavo Hashe’arim”, Gate 5, Section 1, Perek 11. The reason why the Torah wrote the Name this way via acronyms and letter connections was to impart a great secret with regards to the greatness of the [countenance of Hashem, which is called] Zeir Anpin (Younger Face). {That secret is} that “ChaGaT” (Chesed-Gevura-Tiferes) rises up to a higher level of “ChaBaD” (Chachma-Binah-voDaas) (Wisdom, Understanding, and Knowledge), and becomes the head. [Crowned. The head of all of the Names. In the language of Kabbala, they always use the acronym “ChaGaT” instead of using Chesed-Gevura-Tiferes, and the acronym “ChaBaD” instead of using Chachma-Binah-voDaas.]

[So the 72-letter name of Hashem that comes out of these three Pesukim and the way that they are arranged, not only teach us that there’s a secret that’s hidden there, which is Kriyas yam suf, the ability for Hashem to change the structure of creation, but it’s also written in such a way to teach us these 3 Midos of Chesed-Gevura-Tiferes and how they work.] {Once again, as Yehoyada stated earlier: “…don’t ask me to explain them because you’ll need to master many other prerequisite introductory subjects to be able to understand it.”}

Also the 42-letter name of Hashem is learned out from the first Possuk of Parshas Bereshis; {by taking the 42 letters that are from the Bais in the word “Bereshis”} until the Bais of the word “Vavohu”, using the known and accepted Alpha-Beta encryption systems of “At-bash” (aleph-tof, beis-shin, etc.) [right-left over left-to-right], “Achas-bata” (aleph-ches-samach, beis-tes-ayin, etc.) [every 8th letter, the 3 letters can be substituted for each other], “Al-bam” (aleph-lamed, beis-mem, etc.), “Ab-gad” (aleph-beis-gimel-daled), “Ayak” (aleph-yud-kuf), and “At-bach” (aleph-tes-beis-ches). We were not given permission to USE these Shemos other than applying this method to discover them, as was hinted to in [R’ Moshe Cordevero’s Sefer called] “Pardes Rimonim”, Gate 21, Perek 13.

As to the numerical calculations known as Gematrios; there are 9 different categories. Small (single) numbers, large numbers (10, 20, 30, …..100, 200, 300,…..etc.), progressive numbers, etc.. All of them are accepted and are all based on solid foundations and reasons, as was hinted to in “Pardes Rimonim”, Gate 30, Perek 8. As to the adding of the sum total to the Gematria, look in the Sefer “Mavo Hashe’arim”, Gate 3, Section 2, Perek 8, and study the Drashsa that he writes there about the Mitzvah of “Shilu’ach Hakan” (sending away of the mother bird).

At this point, I think I’ve shown you enough to support {what I’ve said}, that these things didn’t just happen by accident. And if {after hearing this lengthy answer,} you still feel that my explanation is unsubstantiated, then it’s {probably because} you {need to master many other prerequisite introductory subjects}.

Copyright © 2015 Shaul Taub
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