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Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Tabernacle of David Part 6

“On that day I will raise up the fallen booth of David; I will repair their breaches and raise up its ruins, I all build it up as in days of old, so that they upon whom My Name is called may inherit the remnant of Edom and all the nations, the word of HASHEM, Who shall do this.”
Amos 9:11,12

Shalom, we commence this discussion by focusing upon some of the concepts that have thus far been established. Those concepts are that the reconstruction of the Tabernacle of David has been effected by the process of evolution. The evolved thought concerning MISHKAN DAVID (Tabernacle of David) is that the true tabernacle is the PHYSICAL BODY. The courts of the PHYSICAL BODY (tabernacle) are the three conscious states that are experienced within the body. The three conscious states are described as DEPENDENT, INDEPENDENCE and INTERDEPENDENCE.
It was further disclosed that the instructions on how to ascend from the CONSCIOUS STATE of DEPENDENCE to INDEPENDENCE to INTERDEPENDENCE has been given to the Jewish People. The Jewish People, that is, BENEI YISRAEL (the children of YISRAEL) are predestined to experience the ASCENSION into the higher levels of consciousness first as an ensample to the nations of OLAM (the world). After OLAM witnesses to the effect of the ASCENSION, it will engender an IMPETUS within to do the same. Concerning this EMET (truth), the NAVI (prophet) Daniel was given the following prophecy, “But judgment will be set, and they will take away his dominion to be annihilated and to be destroyed completely. And the kingship, the dominion and the grandeur of the kingdom under all the heavens will be given to the holy supreme nation (YISRAEL). Its kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all rulers will serve and obey it.” (Daniel 7:26,27) In this prophecy, the language that the NAVI Daniel employs is strong. The strong language no doubt is being employed to reiterate the idea that there is a predetermined event that is at the EXTINCT LEVEL that is destined to occur. The outcome of the event is the restoration of the BENEI YISRAEL to its NATIONAL PURPOSE assigned by HASHEM. The unfoldment of our restoration gives rise to the manifestation of DOMINION and GRANDEUR. Without a doubt, the manifestation of DOMINION and GRANDEUR amid an EXTINCT LEVEL EVENT will act as an IMPETUS for the rest of the nations of OLAM. The IMPETUS experienced by the nations of OLAM will breed a desire to be instructed by YISRAEL who has achieved DOMINION and GRANDEUR.
The achievement of DOMINION and GRANDEUR that is to be made manifest in BENEI YISRAEL is the result of ascension into the higher levels of conscious being. In the higher levels of conscious being, one is able to experience the thoughts of HASHEM. Thoughts effect words and actions. The higher the thought, the higher are the words and actions. What occurs in the PHYSICAL BODY is a product of what is concentrated upon in the MIND. Thus the unfoldment of DOMINION and GRANDEUR by the Jews first is the result of concentration upon the thoughts that are experienced at the CONSCIOUS LEVEL of INTERDEPENDENCE. This ascension by the Jews first is a revelation that Judaism will undergo an EVOLUTION.
The fact that Judaism undergoes the process of evolution can be seen in the following way. Its practice in the wilderness to the land gave rise to Tabernacle worship evolving into Temple worship. The destruction of the Temple to the carrying away of BENEI YISRAEL unfolded the RABBINICAL APPROACH to Judaism. Since the unfoldment of the RABBINICAL APPROACH, there have been divers movements to experience the lifestyle in different ways. One of the ways is the HASIDISM.
HASIDIC JUDAISM is a branch of Orthodox Judaism that promotes spirituality through the popularization and internalization of Jewish mysticism as the fundamental aspect of faith. HASIDISM is an evolution in Judaism in that it developed in response to legalistic Judaism. One of the major characteristics of HASIDISM is the VENERATION of Leadership.
The veneration of leadership implies that it is the result of loyalty to its leader. No doubt, the idea is confirmed in the following passage of scripture. “A prophet from your midst, from your brethren, like me shall HASHEM, your God, establish for you, to him shall you hearken. According to all that you asked of HASHEM, your God, in Horeb on the day of the congregation, saying, I can no longer hear the voice of HASHEM, my God, and this great fire I can no longer see, so that I shall not die. Then HASHEM said to me:  They have done well in what thy have said. I will establish a prophet for them from among their brethren, like you, and I will place My words in his mouth; He shall speak to them everything that I will command him. And it shall be that the man who will not hearken to My words that he shall speak in My Name, I will exact of him.” (Deuteronomy 18:15-19) In this passage of scripture, the NAVI Moshe is told that with every generation that will come after him, HASHEM will send a NAVI, that is, a leader, that will serve the generation. No doubt, it is based upon an idea such as this that the foundation of HASIDISM is the VENERATION of LEADERSHIP.
Along with the foundation of HASIDISM being based upon the VENERATION of LEADERSHIP is its expression of Jewish Mysticism. There are different forms of Jewish Mysticism, such as KABBALAH, MERKABAH and CHASSIDEI ASHKENAZ. What the different forms have in common is that they are disciplines purposed to aid in the spiritual apprehension of knowledge that is inaccessible to the intellect. HASIDISM is an approach that employs Jewish Mysticism.
Since each HASIDIC DYNASTY follows its own principles, the mysticism that is employed may vary. As a NEO HASIDIC DYNASTY, the MYSTICISM that is employed is the Tabernacle of David. The leadership of this DYNASTY demonstrates the ASCENSION into the Higher levels of CONSCIOUSNESS as the HIGH PRIEST of the PHYSICAL BODY in order to show others how to act as the HIGH PRIEST of their own physical bodies. Thus the ASCENSION into the CONSCIOUS LEVEL termed INTERDEPENDENCE is to be experienced by all. Until the individual is able to make the ascension without aid of the TSADIK, the TSADIK will assist in establishing the instructions and obtaining the benefits of making the ASCENSION.
The practice of Judaism is one that does not require an INTERMEDIARY, one can have a direct relationship with HASHEM from which a CONSCIOUS EXPERIENCE of going even higher can be obtained. These experiences are not just psychological in nature, but they unfold as relevant actions that engender ETHICS and the CREATION of A NEW CIVILIZATION. All of this commences with the loyalty that is made with the TSADIK that will engender ASCENSION into the higher levels of Consciousness and the experience of EVOLUTION.

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