The cosmic algorithm – once upon a time a programmer decided to write code – and so through code he fashioned a universe and in this universe he made four kingdoms, the non-living, the vegetative, the animal (moving life) and the speakers (And occasionally thinkers) – but of-course, if you write a code there must be a prime-cause – he wrote this code because he loved his creations – however as it is in the nature of love to well love, and as love is the desire to give, hence he decided that his algorithm would have two stages – the first is the per-messianic – in this stage, he would choose one tribe and give them a set of Divine laws – when they follow these laws, they would connect the programmer to the program – and now after thousands of years of following these laws, hence connecting the source code with the code – a new type of algorithm in which every seeker shall find, and every find shall lead to a greater….
What’s so amazing about today which is perhaps the most amazing day! – you see, our sages taught that in ancient Israel there were no more joyous festival than the fifteenth of Av and Yom Kippur – this shows a correlation – Yom Kippur as we know is significant in that it represents the revelation of the Divine – not the Divine without, but within – this is why we dress like angels, we don’t eat, we don’t engage in marital relations, we are all day in Synagogue – but this world was not created for angels – in fact, on this day in ancient Israel, the Jewish daughters would all dress in white and mystically and in a sublime holiness they would dance in the fields and encourage the Jewish men – themselves on the most elevated plane, to choose a wife – in this we find the true Divine intent – for as the Rebbe says, the point is not to have moments of inspiration – rather, when the sun and the moon, when light and body, when soul and matter, forever symbiotically merge
126 MEDITATION / ACTION Once the Baal Shem Tov took his disciples to a far-flung town – in this town lived a skinner (of carcasses) who was very devout and would constantly say Tehilim – and there also lived a sacred hermit, who would study Torah non-stop, and removed himself from all worldly affairs. The Baal Shem Tov took his student to the home of the skinner and asked his students to place their hands on one another’s shoulders and then he closed the circle and they were astounded to see the heaven in store for him – then they went to the house of the hermit who had amazing mental abilities and would be able to teach anyone anything, in fact, he would often say “this I heard from Elijah the prophet” and once again they formed a closed loop and they saw snakes and scorpions (the result of his arrogance.) Explained the Baal Shem Tov, though it says, if one fasts for thirty days they will merit to see Elijah, nonetheless they will not merit to see their own soul. 127 MEDITATION / ACTION Abraham was generous with his money, his body and his soul. With his money – for he would feed all visitors. With his body – for he would personally serve. With his soul – for as it states in Sefer Yetzirah, that Abraham was an extraordinary genius in researching Divine wisdom, and certainly every moment of time was extraordinarily precious to him; nonetheless he was generous to set this aside to teach people whom were completely not on his level, for the greatness of kindness is to set oneself aside. 128 MEDITATION / ACTION In the city of the Baal Shem Tov – Mezhibush – there Read more…
MEDITATION / ACTION The Baal Shem Tov said that when a friend blesses another, this is received by God far more impressively, then even the great advocate of the Jews in heaven, the angel Michoel. MEDITATION / ACTION It is known, the Baal Shem Tov’s teaching that when we judge another, we are judged. Hence when something bad happens to another and instead of feeling their suffering and pain we believe that due to their sins they deserve it, this comes against us.