Ten Commandments: Interrelationship of the Commandments

Message
Author
Tau Malachi
Site Admin
Posts: 5264
Joined: Wed Oct 22, 2003 4:20 pm
Location: Grass Valley, Ca.

Ten Commandments: Interrelationship of the Commandments

#1 Postby Tau Malachi » Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:56 am

Ten Commandments: Interrelationship of the Commandments
(Zohar Yitro 2:90a - 290b)

There is a teaching given in the Holy Zohar of the interrelationship and interconnection of the Ten Commandments, five and five, the first five having a direct correspondence with the second five so that, truly, to honor the first five commandments is to honor the second five, and visa versa, for they are, in essence, inseparable from one another, and as we know all Ten Commandments are united in one single Holy Commandment, the essence of all Ten Commandments: “Love one another as I have loved you,” or “Love the Lord your God and love your neighbor.”

Listen and hear, and understand!

“You shall have no other gods before me,” this corresponds with, and is intimately connected to, “You shall not kill,” for to take the life of a human being is to destroy the image and likeness of Yahweh Elohim and to strike down the Messiah, the Anointed, God forbid. To murder is to fall into Acher - the Other, the Adversary (Satan), and so, in effect to have another god, a strange god, before the Eternal One.

“You shall not make for yourself an idol,” this corresponds with, and is intimately connected to, “You shall not commit adultery,” for when a person turns their attention, their love and devotion away from their spouse, breeching the covenant of marriage, there is an impairment of the image and likeness of Yahweh Elohim in two become one flesh, and it is as though crafting an idol and bowing down to it in worship, turning away from the Eternal One to worship a false god or goddess, heaven help us!

“You shall not make wrongful use of the Name of Yahweh Elohenu,” this corresponds with, and is intimately connected to,“You shall not steal,” for to steal is to take the good and power of another, to take what is not yours, what the Holy One has not given to you, and it is spiritually the same as making wrongful use of the Holy Name of the Eternal One, seeking to call upon the power of the Holy Name for selfish or evil intentions, God forbid!

“Remember the Shabbat day and keep it holy,” this corresponds with, and is intimately connected with, “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor,” for speaking falsehood, the unreal, removes you from the truth, the real, and removed from the truth, the real, you cannot cleave to the Eternal One, merge with the Queen of Shabbat, and keep the Holy Shabbat; in that the Shabbat has been made for the human being, given by the Holy One to the human being, causing harm to a human being through bearing false witness, becoming the Adversary, so the purpose and intention of the Holy Shabbat is corrupted, heaven forfend!

“Honor your father and your mother,” this corresponds with, and is intimately connected to, “Do not covet,” for just as your father and mother are given to you by the Holy One (Divine Providence), so also your portion and lot in life, and to covet what others have is to dishonor your father and mother, or to remove yourself from the Holy One and tzaddik, God have mercy on us!

The interconnection of the Ten Commandments, five and five, is very clear, and the more you contemplate these interconnections, the more mysteries and blessings of keeping the commandments will be revealed to you.

There is, however, a deeper esoteric mystery and teaching within and behind the revelation of the interconnectedness of the Ten Commandments, five and five. First, understand that the first five correspond with the first Hey in the Great Name and the second five correspond with the second Hey in the Great Name; hence, the interior and exterior Shekinah. Thus, remembering and keeping the Ten Commandments there is tikkune of The Name and there is the unification of the interior and exterior Shekinah in us, or Mother Clear Light and Daughter Clear Light. There is something more, though, for this interconnection of the Ten Commandments, five and five, indicates specific unifications of the corresponding Sefirot, whether ascending or descending; hence, the unification of Keter-Tiferet, Hokmah-Netzach, Binah-Hod, Hesed-Yesod and Gevurah-Malkut. In the unification of these Sefirot the upper, inner, may be invoked and brought into the lower, outer, invoking a supernal influx, or the lower, outer, may be uplifted and exalted into the upper, inner, and there may be an elevation of living spirits and souls in return to the Infinite and Eternal. Thus, in this teaching of interconnections of various commandments a practice of unifications of Sefirot is taught, five with five.

Perhaps with folded hands in prayer contemplate these unifications (yichudim) and intend them, and the Spirit of God (Ruach Elohim) will accomplish them!

May this come to pass in the Spirit of the Lord, the Eternal One! Amen.

Shabbat Shalom!
Tau Malachi
Sophia Fellowship
Ecclesia Pistis Sophia

Elder Gideon
Site Admin
Posts: 1232
Joined: Mon May 10, 2004 8:41 am

Ten Before Five and Five

#2 Postby Elder Gideon » Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:08 pm

Shalom Tau Malachi:

There is, however, a deeper esoteric mystery and teaching within and behind the revelation of the interconnectedness of the Ten Commandments, five and five. First, understand that the first five correspond with the first Hey in the Great Name and the second five correspond with the second Hey in the Great Name; hence, the interior and exterior Shekinah. Thus, remembering and keeping the Ten Commandments there is tikkune of The Name and there is the unification of the interior and exterior Shekinah in us, or Mother Clear Light and Daughter Clear Light.

I'm enthralled by these connections you've drawn out between the first and second 'tablets.' To regard the first five commandments as pertaining to our interior life and relationship with God makes a clear shift in the last five commandments pertaining to our exterior life and relationship with God-Our-Neighbor. The first five are of heaven; the last five are of earth.

So clearly did this speak to me in our most recent Zohar discussion. Picturing the Great Name vertically arrayed, I now see how an essence of all Ten Commandments is in the tip and body of the Yud; the Interior Shekinah corresponds with the first Heh and first five commandments; Tzaddik corresponds with the Vav; the exterior Shekinah corresponds with the final Heh and last five commandments. In other words, Tzaddik (Vav) joins Mother (first Heh) and Bride (final Heh) by way of the influx of the essential Ten Commandments.

This is a powerful image of alignment, when one remembers how Bride is also Community. When Community and Tzaddik are properly joined, the Mother's force of heaven can be received and grounded by the Community-Bride; by this, the fullness of the Father's Grace is manifest. How the Interior and Exterior Shekinah first joined when Yeshua first emerged from the Jordan River continues to this day with Tzaddikim and their retinue.

The circuit of Tzaddik and Community anchors and stabilizes the correspondences between the first and last five commandments. As you described above, the array of the first and sixth, the second and seventh, and the third and eighth all interact between two triads, Supernal and Action respectively. There's even an implication of the joining of two olamot between these first and last five commandments when we remember that Tiferet in an olam below is Keter in an olam above; Netzach in an olam below is Hokmah in an olam above; Hod in an olam below is Binah in an olam above.

What grounds these unifications, be they triads of one tree or olamot of two trees, depends upon Hesed and Gevurah. Hesed is manifest by Yesod and Gevurah is manifest by Malkut. The essence of Yesod is Tzaddik; the essence of the Malkut is Community. As Hesed and Gevurah never alternate in overlapping sefirot of a Great Tree of Life, neither do their implied personfications of Tzaddik and Community. On Tzaddik and Community depend the alignment of Interior and Exterior Shekinah and all Supernal influxes this engenders in any generation.

There is a fullness in Malkut being the tenth sefirah when this alignment manifests. What comes in is the essence of the Yod, enumerating ten. I've never thought to ask of this relationship of the tikkune of the Great Name. The Yod above suggests another kind or essence of Ten Commandments before dividing into their first and last sets of five. What has our lineage to say of this state of the Ten Commandments before their division into five and five?

Gratefully,

Elder Gideon

Tau Malachi
Site Admin
Posts: 5264
Joined: Wed Oct 22, 2003 4:20 pm
Location: Grass Valley, Ca.

Re: Ten Commandments: Interrelationship of the Commandments

#3 Postby Tau Malachi » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:08 am

Grace and peace to you in Yeshua Messiah, Adonai!

These are lovely insights you have shared, drawing out this contemplation a bit further for those who might wish to look into it seeking deeper knowledge and understanding.

Listen and hear, and understand! The essence of the Commandments is in the single commandment, as stated: “Love one another as I have loved you,” or “Love the Lord your God and love your neighbor,” and this corresponds with the Yod in the Great Name, love being the perfection of all Ten Commandments. The tip of the Yod, this is the fruition of love, conscious unification with the Infinite and Eternal, full reintegration with the Light of the Infinite, for through enacting the commandments souls cleave to the Holy One and are drawn into union with the Holy One, embodying the Shekinah of the Holy One.

There is, though, another secret mystery of the essences of the Ten Commandments in Yod, for this revelation can occur again and again throughout countless worlds, and each time it will be different, unique, never the same, and yet, it will be the same in essence and nature, communicating the very same essential truth, and the essence of what is revealed and given will be the generation of love and compassion - the Sacred Heart, the expression of the intelligence of the heart. These essence of the commandments are known in to souls in conscious union with the Infinite One, souls in the World-to-Come, or the eternal realm.

In this regard you might consider Lev Netivot ha-Hokmah, the Thirty-Two Paths of Wisdom, which are “secret paths known in the heart” (lev meaning “heart”); all in a great mystery these Holy Netivot are intimately interconnected with the Ten Commandments. Indeed, for remembering and keeping the commandments influxes of these Holy Netivot are invoked - Sefirot and Netivot, entirety of the Tree of Life.

Concerning Vau, until the coming of the Messiah - the Perfect Tzaddik, no one was able to remember and keep the Ten Commandments, and all of the commandments joined to them, in perfection, without sin; but in the Messiah the Ten Commandments were enacted in full, with perfect kavvanah (conscious intention) and perfect devekut (cleaving) and the Messiah embodied the inmost essence of the commandments, love, and its fruition, conscious union with the Holy One - this is the power of Vau, unification, union, As we know, in this, in the Messiah, is the invocation and reception of full Supernal Influx, fullness of the Holy Light and Spirit of God embodied, the full presence and power (Shekinah) of Yahweh becoming manifest in this world.

There is a hint of this in the interconnection of the first and sixth commandments, “You shall have no other god before me” and “You shall not murder,” corresponding with Keter, the Supernal Crown, and Tiferet, the Sefirah of the Messiah.

As we know, in Anointed Tzaddikim there is a realization of the indwelling Messiah, fullness of the Anointing embodied, the Messiah and Holy Spirit; and a Holy Tzaddik in the Messiah is the firstborn, first anointed and realized in Community, the Community being generated by the Holy Light and Spirit in them gathering souls to them, companions in the Holy Shekinah. As such, so also Anointed Tzaddikim correspond with the power of Vau, for they are the vehicle of the Supernal Influx in Community from its conception, all as ordained by El Elyon, God Most High.

As we cleave to the Messiah and Holy Tzaddik, and we take up the spiritual work of the Tzaddik - the commandments, and we come into being as tzaddik, a righteous one, so we also exercise the spiritual power of Vau, uniting heaven and earth, able to invoke and receive influxes of the Holy Sefirot and Netivot in this world.

The noble ideal of Anointed Community in the Messiah is a gathering, an assembly, of all tzaddikim - all righteous ones, living ones.

Now, in truth, it cannot be said that Yesod and Malkut do not overlap with other Sefirot on the Great Tree of Life, but rather there are overlapping attributes with all of the Sefirot on the Great Tree, except Hesed and Gevurah. Thus, when contemplated on the Great Tree of Life there are teachings of shifting attributes of Tzaddik and Community, corresponding with overlapping Sefirot, while at the same time Yesod and Malkut in each Olam hold the correspondences of Tzaddik and Community; hence, there is a play of Da’at-Yesod with the Holy Tzaddik, and Keter-Tiferet-Malkut with the spiritual Community of Israel, or Anointed Community. These teachings, though, on the various attributes and gradations of Tzaddik and Community would venture beyond our present topic and would pose a distraction here, so I’ll refrain from delving into them at this time.

In closing we can share an open secret for contemplation: The inmost essence of the commandments is Yahweh, and more so Eheieh. Contemplate this well and understand!

Remembering and keeping the commandments may we co-labor with Messiah Yeshua for the salvation of all living spirits and souls, and may all be uplifted in the Great Ascension! Amen.

Yahweh Shalom!
Tau Malachi

Sophia Fellowship

Ecclesia Pistis Sophia


Return to “Zohar: The Book of Splendor”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest