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Vayigash: The purpose of creation is the perfection of man

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Thought is the shaper of the clay that is the body. Thought moves while the body remains inanimate except for thought. Everything that moves as a part of the body moves in regards to its hierarchy of thought. Thought acts upon the body and in its rightful place is never acted on by the body. Even so thought is unified with the body so that there is a paradox in that what moves is itself unmoving. Therein lies the basis for all of Creation. Something must be acted upon and something must do the active work. Consciousness is therefore active throughout the body taking one form or another according to the work that is to be accomplished.

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Now because of the ever present nature of thought or consciousness throughout the body it can be simultaneously everywhere at once. While there are localized sectors that are more active than others there still remains a totality of being that is the consciousness that we are constantly by definition in touch with.

In this week's Zohar portion Vayigash it speaks about the following:

Vayigash 10. Rabbi Yitzchak and Rabbi Yehuda were studying the Torah one night. Rabbi Yitzchak said, We have learned that when the Holy One, blessed be He, created the universe, He made the lower world after the pattern of the Supernal World, and MADE the one correspond to the other. And He is its Glory, both above and below.

Vayigash 11.Rabbi Yehuda said, Assuredly it is so, and He created Adam above all, This is the meaning of, "I have made the earth, and created man upon it" (Yeshayah 45:12). Surely that He made the earth so why is it written, "I have made the earth?" Because I "created man upon it," who exists to complete its unification into one wholeness. That is, the purpose of the universe, and its perfection is man.

The above verses show how man is what is acted upon by God or in terms previously discussed how Consciousness acts upon the body. Here we learn the purpose of this hierarchy of operation which is the perfection of man. Why the perfection of man? It is so that man will become as one with God. This is the purpose of the universe to unify with the wholeness of perfection. It is the sum total of our endeavors both above and below.j

Israel is the people of One. When they are gathered together in Goshen at the conclusion of this Torah portion it is for the purpose of bringing about that divine revelation culminating with experience on Sinai where one voice called out and all listened and understood. Unity the purpose remains with us today ever present in its revelation and awesome in its purpose. B"H.



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