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Rav Berg Beha'alotcha 1987 edited 2017

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To make our connection, to make our proper connection we shall read from the Zohar to understand on various levels just what the cosmic code the Torah is implied. In this week's Parashat it also says in other words First, I quote from chapter 9 in Beha'alotcha, verse 15 "And on the day the tabernacle was erected, the clouds covered the tabernacle" In other words, when they established the Mishkan then this cloud that we have discussed on many occasions covered the Arc. Because as you already know the significance of the Arc was, as we might say, the energy station or the location of where on a physical corporeal level as we find ourselves that acted as the antenna and receptacle for the most awesome power of the universe. And so the cloud was that merely just a cloud, but it represented that direct connection, which in meditation we generally refer to as making connections, whether is the Hebrew alphabet, whether the words of the Sidur. At that time there was no necessity for any of the connections. The connections were automatic by virtue of the cloud. The cloud stood out as a physical representation of all metaphysical connections and therefore, they were in this position to be as powerful as they were and without any fear. You would think if they had no fear then they really shouldn't have any troubles because essentially the only problem that people face in this terrestrial realm is the fear. Fear of tomorrow, fear if they'll have enough Fear if they'll be enough Fear of the unknown, whatever it is It's fear and as soon as the Tabernacle was established in chapter 9 He then goes on to chapter 10 and discusses the way they were encamped. So as I said before we will read the Zohar just to make the proper connection I'm reading from page 33 in the Sulam of the Zohar's parashat, the portion of the week of Beha'alotcha Rabbi Chyia began by saying and the Zohar says this is a verse found in Tehilim and the Zohar says just what does it mean meaning he spreads out and gives to the poor so he says what does "pizach" means? In other words, what the establishment of the Mishkan was to provide all of mankind whatever the necessities might be through the Mishkan, through the Tabernacle which ultimately was brought into a greater fruition by virtue of the Beit Hamikdash, of the Holy Temple. That the poor would be totally provided and poor doesn't mean someone who is monetarily lacking but it meant poor in whatever respect one may find themselves in lack. The Mishkan took care of everything. That is the way the Zohar understands this {Hebrew}. and it says it says an addition what more do you need then if your needs are totally provided with what is lacking now? If every moment you begin to think of what you might anticipate could bring some unhappiness, some lack, some defect, if that's all been provided for what does 'venosaf' mean? but there was still one other aspect one still fears death of course, death is not the first thing that comes to our minds. For most people, the fear of want, need, uncertainty comes first It's only maybe when you get really old that you begin to understand that there could be a possibility of another fear. Although, that doesn't preclude that young people do not die as well. And so he said that this Mishkan was going to provide And it also provided life. Death becomes nullified the aspect of the poor man becomes nullified and so did the Arc nullified and cancelled out needs and therefore, when there are no needs the person is alive. It's only the uncertainty, needs and wants. However, says the Zohar it appears that by virtue of the Mishkan being established was not enough. The verse goes on to explain as I said before how they were encamped in chapter 10 again, this repetition. And so the Zohar says that it's not sufficient merely to give charity it's not sufficient to understand that if you give charity you provide a poor man with his wants or as the Mishkan with the arc and with the cloud took care of all the necessities. Why now this business of encampment? Because this encampment meant what? The control of the astral influences. We are not discussing {Hebrew}, we are not discussing the flag, we are not discussing encampment. What we are discussing is how we can control our own destiny. Despite the fact that we are in the Beit Kanessset, despite the fact that we have a beautiful Aaron Kodesh that the architects just walked in. That by and within itself it's not sufficient, but we have it, right here in this room What you going to do with it? How do you employ this energy? How do you make use of it? The fact that I can see it, the fact that we are in a holy Beit Kanesset You've got the Sefer Torah, you've got the Arc, you've got everything. How do you make use of it? So there are certain prayers, the Amidah. The Amidah is channeling and it is the most powerful, the strongest channel. For what do I want with the channel? I've got it. I've said the Amidah. Right!? Most Important prayer. What do I do with it? I've got it, I've said, I've established it. I'm all ready for go now what? Ask the person who prays: "Now what?" You've said the Amidah, now what? Well, if all he says is that "God told me to pray", he's done his job. But I don't know how that helps him Just like when we take out the Torah, we say "Vayhi binso'a ha'aron" "and when they carry the Arc", what does it mean they carry the Arc? You means physically if you carry the Arc, you got it all? The answer is no! "Nesiach", says the Zohar, making connection with the awesome power of the cosmos. That is what "Nesiach" means they carrying, they may not have even move. This whole thing could be an illusion, they're travelling 40 years in the wilderness. May be an illusion. In fact, I would prefer referring to it as an illusion because I mean this little area there, what did they do?, just kept going around the circle 40 years? Is that what they were doing? The answer is that it is not what we are addressing ourselves to. We are not talking about where they went, where they camp, when they started moving, when they started ... we are talking about how they drew that awesome power of the cosmos.

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