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Snails shoot love darts at one another. But you don’t have to be a snail. People do it with their eyes and their tongue.

A sign of love is lightning in your eyes. Lightning is God’s arrow. The tongue is also likened to an arrow. Shoot love darts to God.

Snails only shoot their love darts when close up to one another. Hardly able to see they feel the presence of the other. So for us and God.
The greatest mitzvah in the Torah is redeeming souls from captivity. Today that means those that are caught up in false belief systems.

Redeeming captives is different than it used to be. Once it was simply a matter of paying the ransom. Today, ask it’s by spreading light.

But even today there’s a monetary ransom to pay. We need technology to spread the light, it’s not for free, but a little goes a long way.
Some people have a sick evil inclination, buy others have a healthy one. Better to have a healthy one and face the challenge of taming it.

We have all succumbed to our evil inclination. “A tzadik falls seven times and rises.” Even God regrets having created the evil inclination.

But now that it’s created and inside of us we have to learn how to control it. We can even transform its energy to good.

The great Kabbalist, order Abulafia, drug said that God’s 4 letter Name stands for “the good inclination and the evil inclination” = 903, the sum of all numbers from 1 to 42.

God’s essence is absolute good. His Name unites the energies of good and evil so that both serve the purpose of good.

Both “good” (???), 17, and “evil” (??), 270, share the form of n^2 not clear – 19 (= Eve). n = 6 gives good, n = 17, good, gives evil.

The 1st positive result for n^2 – 19 is n = 5 which gives 6. Continue as an algorithm: n = 6 gives 17, good, and n= 17 gives 270, evil.

Thus, 6 generates good which in turn generates evil. 6 is the letter vav, “and” in Hebrew. The 3 stages are thus “good and evil.”

The first vav in the Torah, the 22nd letter of the first verse, is the “and” that connects the heavens to the earth, up and down.

The triangle of 22, 253, is the difference between good, 17, and evil, 270. 253 is also the 7th Magen David number.

God both regrets having created the evil inclination and is happy about it at the same time, foreseeing the tzadikim transforming it to good.

Regret, 222, and happiness, 353, add to 575 = the evil inclination!

For us, the evil inclination is both a source of regret, if we succumb to it, and a source of happiness, if we conquer it and transform it.

The phrase ‘Havayah Elokim created the evil inclination’ comprises 6 words and 21, the triangle of 6, letters. It = 1296 = 36^2 = 6^4.

The phrase ‘a healthy [from the root to create] evil inclination’ = 788 = David (14) plus Bat Sheva (774) = shalom bayit, domestic peace.

The Maggid of Mezritch, the successor of the Ba’al Shem Tov, explained that “evil” in Hebrew simply means “below.” It is lower reality.

God created the world with a passion to dwell below. Why? We can’t know. To realize His passion we must transform evil to good.
Some people have a sick evil inclination, buy others have a healthy one. Better to have a healthy one and face the challenge of taming it.

We have all succumbed to our evil inclination. “A tzadik falls seven times and rises.” Even God regrets having created the evil inclination.

But now that it’s created and inside of us we have to learn how to control it. We can even transform its energy to good.

The great Kabbalist, order Abulafia, drug said that God’s 4 letter Name stands for “the good inclination and the evil inclination” = 903, the sum of all numbers from 1 to 42.

God’s essence is absolute good. His Name unites the energies of good and evil so that both serve the purpose of good.

Both “good” (???), 17, and “evil” (??), 270, share the form of n^2 not clear – 19 (= Eve). n = 6 gives good, n = 17, good, gives evil.

The 1st positive result for n^2 – 19 is n = 5 which gives 6. Continue as an algorithm: n = 6 gives 17, good, and n= 17 gives 270, evil.

Thus, 6 generates good which in turn generates evil. 6 is the letter vav, “and” in Hebrew. The 3 stages are thus “good and evil.”

The first vav in the Torah, the 22nd letter of the first verse, is the “and” that connects the heavens to the earth, up and down.

The triangle of 22, 253, is the difference between good, 17, and evil, 270. 253 is also the 7th Magen David number.

God both regrets having created the evil inclination and is happy about it at the same time, foreseeing the tzadikim transforming it to good.

Regret, 222, and happiness, 353, add to 575 = the evil inclination!

For us, the evil inclination is both a source of regret, if we succumb to it, and a source of happiness, if we conquer it and transform it.

The phrase ‘Havayah Elokim created the evil inclination’ comprises 6 words and 21, the triangle of 6, letters. It = 1296 = 36^2 = 6^4.

The phrase ‘a healthy [from the root to create] evil inclination’ = 788 = David (14) plus Bat Sheva (774) = shalom bayit, domestic peace.

The Maggid of Mezritch, the successor of the Ba’al Shem Tov, explained that “evil” in Hebrew simply means “below.” It is lower reality.

God created the world with a passion to dwell below. Why? We can’t know. To realize His passion we must transform evil to good.
The 3 basic nutrients are carbohydrates, generic proteins, shop and fats. Spiritually, they correspond to acts of kindness, prayer, and Torah study.

The Torah describes the most basic act of kindness as providing the poor with bread – carbohydrates.

The service of prayer, compared to that of animal sacrifice, requires great strength – proteins.

Generally speaking, saturated fats are bad for your health whereas unsaturated fats are good. Torah study which saturates your ego is bad.

Unsaturated fats are characterized as possessing double bonds. Learning Torah creates the double bond of Israel to the Torah to God.

In Hebrew, “fat” comes from the root meaning “oil.” The Torah, especially its innermost dimension, is likened to pure olive oil.
Three great questions: What? How? Why? What‘s out there (or in here), information pills how did it get there, information pills and why was it put there?

Science is good at what. Not so good at how. But why is totally beyond it.

In Kabbalah, buy more about what is wisdom, how is understanding, and why is knowledge.

Sometimes understanding is identified with the question who? After seeing what’s there then one asks who put it there, and why.

Indeed, in Kabbalah understanding has two levels or “persona,” the higher asks who did it and the lower asks how did he do it.

The question how relates to process, to change, to evolution. Understanding is the mother in whose womb the embryo grows.

When we said that science is good at answering the question what, we meant the material what. It has no clue as to the inner spiritual what.

The two levels of what, material and spiritual, correspond to two levels of wisdom, “Israel the elder” and “the higher father” in Kabbalah.

In a rectified faith system the question why assumes that everything that God does is for the good of all, for He is absolute good.

So the question why, like why is there suffering in the world, asks what is the ultimate good purpose behind it that makes it worthwhile.

The dependence of knowledge on faith (as in asking why) is a great pillar of the Torah. On the Tree of Life knowledge is under faith.

Faith, 102, and knowledge, 474 = 576 = 24^2. 24 = 4! (the number of permutations of a 4 letter word). 4 = 2^2. Beautiful inter-inclusion.

Faith, the highest power of the soul, reflects itself in kingdom, the lowest. Knowledge reflects in foundation, just above kingdom.

We saw that faith, 102, and knowledge, 474 = 576 = 24^2. So do foundation, 80, and kingdom, 496.

The inner experience of foundation is “truth” in the sense of self-fulfillment. It comes with the answer to the question why?

The inner experience of kingdom is “lowliness” in the sense of no matter how far away I am from God He is always close to me. This is faith.

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