Life as we know is nothing that we can detect.
What do I mean?
Imagine a puppet experienced his life. Would he know what is coming next?
Would he even know what was the intent behind what happened?
All of life, as the Rebbe so eloquently teaches – and this means all of it – is defined by a three stage process in which we are merely a puppet going from one paradigm to the next, one level to the next, one belief to the next.
The intent of this article is to help us deal – through a parable – to be able to have a paradigm of life itself.
But let’s begin at the beginning:
Life is divided into three stages:
1. God’s intents
2. The particular reality or realities which culminates in
3 God’s intent
So, say God wants the Jewish people to receive the Torah at Mount Sinai – which he did – hence after the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, the Jewish people fulfilled God’s intent.
Another way of understating it would be from an example of a person planning to build a home.
First he dreams
Then he builds
Now as God is infinite, God’s intent is not limited to a single intent, rather God’s intent becomes an infinite journey, once his primary intent is fulfilled.
What is God’s primary intent?
God’s primary intent is for you to discover God.
Once you discover God – through your free choice etc. etc., then God’s intent has been fulfilled (this is a very long subject which I do not want to go into now – I have written many other articles about it.)
However and this is very important to realize – and here is the parable for the paradigm of life – imagine that God’s intent was to design a computer, so incredible amounts of effort go into the design and manufacturing and most importantly, the software that the user interfaces with.
This is not the end of the story, rather it is the beginning of the journey!
For without updates, software would never improve.
Similarly, as God is infinite – if you have found him – you will find that you will always be finding out – like the updates of a software package or operating system – more and more and more and more and more and more.