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#1 Postby Marion » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:58 am

Shabbat Shalom All!

Recently, there has been a contemplation of the word Et—את. Et shows up in the Torah frequently, and is the subject of many discussions in the Zohar. Et is a curious word, as it is so common in Hebrew but has no English equivalent. In the Zohar, Et is frequently referred to as a word that strengthens other words; a modifier imparting added significance to the word(s) after it. Though this seems to be a good explanation; I've always wondered, yes, and what does that mean? Why Et?

First, It is amazing and wonderful that here is a Hebrew word comprised entirely of the first and the last letters of the alpha bet—Aleph א, and Tau ת. Which implies all of the letters are contained within this one word. This reminds of the Risen Savior saying: "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” Revelations 22:13.

Aleph equals one, and has a correspondence with breath. Therefore, could Aleph be translated: "Breath of the One"? Now, this breath of the Holy One, needs a vessel to breath this breath; is this the Tau? Tau has the significance of a realized individual, that is, one who embodies The One. Another way I was considering this is Aleph is the beginning, and Tau is the end. The first sefirah is Keter, and the last is Malkut. Therefore, is Et the process in which Malkut is uplifted, complete, fulfilled, giving more of herself than she has received? In this, I'm also remembering how we say: Keter is in Malkut, Malkut is in Keter. Elsewhere in this forum there have been discussions of the Tzaddik as the fifth element: viewtopic.php?t=365. Aleph=1, and Tau=400, 1+400=401, which reduces to 5! Is this mysterious word Et indicating Tzaddik—righteous one?

In the most ancient Hebrew writings, Tau was written as an equal armed cross. Aleph was actually drawn as an Ox, which is it's meaning, and evolved to an X mark. It is striking that the Alpeh, is really just an equal armed cross turned on it's side! This twirling Aleph reminds of the twirling four-pronged Shin of the Second Coming. Looking at the modern evolution of these letters, Aleph is twirling, and Tau is upright—like the "upright and elect", and stands on a foot. This foot is what distinguishes it from ח—Het, who is connected at the top, but does not have a foot. Therefore, I was wondering if Et has anything to do with embodiment? If Aleph is the energy of the One-Life-Force, and Tau is the embodiment of that Force? Also, if one were to relate the Aleph to the four-pronged Shin, would Et have a correspondence to Seth—שֵׁת, Shin Tau, who is a true Human One?

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Re: Et

#2 Postby Tau Malachi » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:12 pm

Grace and peace to you in Hayyah Yeshua!

You have shared some lovely insights sister, they stir the heart and hint at the attainment of the Great Ascension. God willing, perhaps I may share some teachings, expanding the contemplation.

As is known, the Messiah is the light of all prophets and apostles of God, and all of the perfect human beings - tzaddikim, and as such the Messiah, the Sun of God, is their life, animating them with the Holy Spirit, the Holy Shekinah; mystically this is the reality of the amplifying power of ‘ET,’ Alef-Tau, and we may say that Alef-Tau indicates the power of actualization and realization of the divine potential in humanity, and so in creation, in heaven and earth. Thus, indeed, the Messiah is Alef-Tau.

The perfect human, the radiant one, is the perfect, complete, image and likeness of Yahweh Elohim, the Eternal God, and contains in themselves all things, the entirety. They reunite in themselves the form of God and form of the universe. They alone reveal the divine essence and nature with all of its names and attributes, and are the conscious vehicles of all its divine actions. He or she is the clear mirror in which God is reflected to Godself, and in this he or she becomes the final cause of creation, the perfection and completion of creation, the ‘Omega Point,’ or Sacred Tau.

As is known there are five main manifestations of knowledge and power with the perfect human: there is the lover of the Eternal One; the knower of divine secrets; the clear mirror of divinity; the priest-sovereign and messenger of God and heaven; and there is the mediator and intercessor between heaven and earth, God and creation, the human soul and the ego. These are the five principle spiritual powers of the perfect human, the Holy Tzaddik, and as you might intuit they these spiritual powers have a correspondence with the yesodot, pure manifestations of the primordial elements of consciousness.

Understand, in the Messiah there is a new humanity - perfect humanity, supernal and divine, and the realization of a perfect human being is the aim of the Gnostic Path, or the Straight Path; hence, our aim is to be and become a perfect human being, the ‘Holy Tzaddik.’

In this you may recall the teaching of Yeshua, “Be perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect.”

Concerning the Holy Tzaddik and ‘Et,’ or Alef-Tau, the embodiment of the Shekinah, the Divine Presence, in a Holy Tzaddik is the embodiment of light and fire, and with Tzaddikim there is a play of light transmission, the radiance of Divine Light, Divine Love blazing forth from within them, and so the spiritual powers of all the Divine Attributes and Actions; as Alef-Tau amplifies and strengthens words, so the Holy Tzaddik may serve to bless and empower us, reflecting to us the perfection of our Divine Self and empowering us to realize our Divine Self. This ‘amplification,’ though, is of our entire being, our entire consciousness, so that shades and shadows, klippot, are amplified too, empowering us to recognize and overcome barriers, accelerating the burn off of our negative karma, and so accelerating the evolution and realization of our soul, the tikkune of our soul. In a multiplicity of ways the Divine Presence embodied in the Holy Tzaddik is an ‘amplification’ of souls and an acceleration of their awakening and realization.

Tau, 400, corresponds with the embodiment and revelation of all the Names of God and Attributes (Sefirot), and Alef, 1, corresponds with conscious union with the Eternal One (Yahweh); that 401 by way of reduction in gematria equals 5, remember that the pentagram is the essential symbol of the perfect human being, and yes indicates the arising of the five primordial elements in their innate purity - the soul manifest as a pure emanation of the Eternal One, or bornless being, primordial and supernal.

May we be blessed to recognize the Great Natural Perfection in us, and so embody the fullness of the Sun of God, the Pleroma of Light! Amen.

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#3 Postby Elder Gideon » Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:51 pm

Shabbat Shalom!

Praise the One for this lovely discussion!

I wished to ask how a homophone for et—spelled עת—meaning "time," as in Solomon's teaching that For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven (Ecclesiastes 3.1) may add? It's as if את is outside of time and עת is inside.

What more may this homophone contribute to our discussion of these mysteries?

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Re: Et

#4 Postby Tau Malachi » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:46 am

Blessings to you in the Holy Light of the Sun of God!

Alef-Tau, unification with the Eternal God, Yahweh Elohim, the realization of bornless being and the eternal realm; Ayn-Tau, the gilgulim, the passing of the ages, and the generations of Adam appearing in them. Alef-Tau corresponds with the Realm of Yichud, while Ayn-Tau corresponds with the Realm of Perud; hence, the ‘Pleroma’ and the ‘Entirety.’

Here, perhaps we might remember the word Aur (Or), which spelt with Alef means ‘light’ but when spelt with Ayn means ‘skin,’ ‘flesh.’ So Alef-Tau, the realization of Adam Elyon, Supernal Human One, Human One of Light, and Ayn-Tau physical, material humankind. The very purpose of creation, the gilgulim, and the passing of the ages, and the generations of material humankind in it, is the realization of the Human One of Light, the perfect universal human being inseparable from the Infinite Light and the Eternal One, Yahweh; and as we know this realization corresponds with the Blessed Name of Yeshua, the Name of Yahweh with the addition of the letter Shin, representing the Divine Presence of the Holy One being realized and embodied in the ‘perfect human.’

There is something more to be said of Alef-Tau, for it connotes the entire Alef-Bet, and as such it implies all of the spiritual powers that weave creation - powers of the Word, and implies all of the Divine Attributes and Divine Actions in creation from beginning to end. Understand, the way that souls are able to draw near to the Holy One and enter into union with the Divine Presence is an ascent through various gradations of the soul corresponding with the cultivation of the Divine Attributes. This is the generation of the image and likeness of Yahweh Elohim, image and likeness as though a reflection in a ‘mirror’; when there is the generation of the image and likeness in a clear mirror, so God beholds Godself in the human being, and God, as it were, gives Godself to that one and God becomes embodied in that one, and that individual is a perfect man or woman, a holy and enlightened one. This transpires in the soul, and in the flesh, and so it is written, “From my flesh I will see Elohim.”

There is this progressive evolution, refinement and realization of the soul in ascent grade by grade, but through Divine Grace there may also be radical leaps, and there may be a Thunderbolt Illumination; for the completion of realization, though, necessarily there must be integration and embodiment of all those grades of soul and corresponding Divine Attributes. Also understand that truly there are countless grades in the realization of the Divine Attributes, the Holy Sefirot, for they emanate from the Infinite and Eternal, and are inseparable from the Infinite and Eternal, and to they are infinite, boundless, endless Divine Potentials.

In closing I can remind that when the Divine Presence of Yahweh Elohim is realized and embodied, so there is the realization and manifestation of Shaddai, the Almighty; hence the Name of God, the Most High, that appears in the Book of Apocalypse: Yahweh Elohim, Shaddai.

Alef-Tau alludes to the realization of the power of Shaddai, and that realization corresponds with the Perfect Tzaddik, the Messiah. As is known, when the full revelation of the Messiah transpires in the world, that heralds and brings the End-Of-Days; hence, the power of the ‘Omega Point’ or Sacred Tau.

Here we may recall that a common Holy Name given to the Messiah as the ‘Son of Adam’ in Gnostic teachings is the Great Seth, Seth Gadol - Seth being spelt Shin-Tau.

These are some further thoughts I was inclined to share.

O Holy One, we bless You and we bless Your Name, Yahweh Elohim, Shaddai, and we pray for the outpouring of Your Supernal Mercy, Supernal Grace this day; may many receive the Anointing with Your Holy Light and Spirit this day, and so awaken and be set upon the Path of the Great Ascension! Amen.

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Et, the smallest word becomes the largest

#5 Postby Marion » Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:10 am

Shalom Tau Malachi and Elder Gideon!

There have been some contemplations of Tzaddik, Messiah, and the correspondence to Et. I keep wondering about Aleph meaning Ox. Aleph is the most primordial letter; so holy, that creation could not begin with it, why then an ox? We know in ancient times, and to this day in many parts of the world, the ox is used primarily for plowing the fields. Since they are such strong animals, they bear the brunt of the labor for the farmer. Without an ox, plowing even a small field is a harrowing task. I am wondering if we can relate this to the work of the tzaddik? What is tzaddik? Is this right thought, right speech, and right action? Can we say that the work of tzaddik is to continue and endure, doing the Great Work until the end of days, for the sake of the people and the land? Much like an ox, continues to endure through the cold and heat of the day to plow the field.

I was also thinking about how you spoke of a new humanity—A perfect humanity. Human One means Speaking One. Before a word is spoken, it is held in the mind and heart. It is internal, and waits for the time to birth forth from the mouth. The Holy One births creation from The Word. In this, I am wondering is it hinting at the Human One knowing they are inseparable from the Holy One? As in, a Human One knows when they speak, it is with the words of the Holy One; all words, and all things emanating from The One?

Thank you for bringing up this wonderful contemplation of Aiyn-Tau and Aleph-Tau! I am wondering if this is related to a contemplation of Yesh-mi-yesh, and Yesh-mi-ain? Yesh-mi-yesh means, something from something, and seems to relate to what was spoken of Ayin-Tau. Yesh-mi-ain means, something from something, and seems to relate to Aleph-Tau. This is also related to the work of Tzaddik, because while a tzaddik may have something of the realization of the Eternal Realm, they are necessarily working within the confines of space-time. So there is this play of Makafin and Pi’nimi, meaning encircling and embodiment respectively. There was a contemplation of all of creation being manifest in this way. Because from the story of Genesis, we know there was a formless deep, upon which God breathed; this formless deep sounds like Ain, and encircling. This process of creation sounds a lot like thoughts in the mind. In primordial meditation, there is just being-ness. Then when a thought arises in the mind, first there is a slight buzzing, like an energy, at first, that energy has no form, then it takes on the form of a thought. When the mind is in a state of ignorance, we tend to attach onto these forms, and when the mind is in an aware state—a Gnostic state, we allow these thoughts to enter and exit, not needing to attach onto the form of the thought.

Now, Ayin means “eye” and Aleph has to do with breath. Therefore, a question arose: How does sight transform into breath? How does Ayin transform into Aleph? I am wondering if it has anything to do with the question of whether or not we attach onto the thoughts arising in the mind? Is sight, as it relates to Ayin, a judgement? If I see a demon, and an angel, one might judge and say that the demon is bad and the angel is good. Versus, if a demon and an angel arises, and I see they are both emanations of the One, and they are comprised of the same energy, the judgement is taken out of the equation; is this Aleph?

Yahweh Elohim, May We Be Empowered Not to Judge, But to See as You See, Amen!

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Re: Et

#6 Postby Tau Malachi » Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:04 pm

Grace and peace to you in Hayyah Yeshua, the ‘Rising Sun of God!’

Alef may mean ‘ox,’ but more often ‘ox-yoke,’ which is what is uses to harness the great power of the ox, joining the ox to the plough. You may recall that Lamed, the middle letter of the Alef-Bet, means ‘ox-goad,’ which is used to prod the ox and get it to move, thus moving the plough. What is interesting is that these two letters, Alef and Lamed which together spell the Name of God, El, in their formation as written, the letters that compose how they are written in script, equal 26, the number of the Great Name, Yahweh. So the ‘yoke’ and ‘goad’ indicate Yahweh, the Eternal One. As Perhaps you might recall, this Explicit Name of God forms a likeness of a human being when written vertically, and alludes to the perfection of the human being formed in the image and likeness of Yahweh Elohim, the Eternal God.

Contemplating Alef as ‘ox-yoke’ I’m reminded of the saying of Yeshua to those who bear heavy burdens, telling them to bring their burdens to him because “my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” This speaks of the perfect human being and their spiritual labors. They labor without effort for they are no longer the doer, but rather the Divine Presence, the Holy Spirit, is the doer and accomplishes everything; and if we inquire what their labor is, it is embodying the Divine Presence, and Divine Love, Divine Light, and all of the various Divine Attributes, Divine Actions - fullness of the Holy Shekinah. Then the Divine Presence, and the good company of heaven, manifests and moves with, in and through them, and is manifest as them in this world. Truly, such a soul is ‘yoked with the Spirit of God,’ and they are moved, ‘prodded,’ by the Spirit of God; they have no will of their own, but their will is God’s will, and so God’s will becomes their own, and so the Divine Presence becomes their own, gifted to them by God, the Most High.

Their entire work is to embody the Divine Presence, and let that Sun of God blaze forth from within them, and let their breath be the Breath of God, the Spirit of God; in this is the play of light transmission, healings, wonders, and so on that arise with them, all the manifestation of the Divine Presence, the Holy Spirit.

Understand, ‘primordial air,’ also breath, or spirit, breath of the Primordial One, Ancient One, spirit of the Most High, the Supreme; this is the light and life of all, foundation of all, symbolized by ‘ox.’

Yet, there is more to be said. Ox implies a ‘beast of the field,’ and such is the human apart from the Holy Shekinah, the Holy Spirit, and the illumination, enlightenment, the Spirit of God brings; only when we receive the Anointing, Messiah, do we become a true human being, something more than a beast of the field, and only when we strive in a co-labor with the Holy Spirit for full awakening is our innate perfection realized, our innate unity with the Holy One.

As a boy upon first learning of Alef as the ‘ox’ or ‘yoke’ I was perplexed. With time, though, and the passing of years in the journey of the Life Divine, I saw the deeper implications. As we know, ox is the face of the kerub corresponding with the ‘earth’ element, and as such this symbol attributed to Alef, the most subtle of the three primordial elements represented by letters, implies the truth of the complete lack of any substantial self-existence of anything and everything; hence, that the very essence and nature of everything is Ain, ‘no-thingness,’ and in reality nothing exists apart from the Holy One. You might say that an ox, or anything else, is nothing more than an empty ‘bag of air,’ or you might say that the only thing that’s real and enduring is the spirit that animates it. Thoughts like this are intended in this association of ox and Alef, but then Alef does look like an ox yoke, and interestingly enough without Alef, ‘breath,’ no other letters, words, can be uttered - so yoke, precisely!

Your insight is correct, Alef-Tau corresponds with yesh-mi-ain, and Ayn-Tau corresponds with yesh-mi-yesh, certainly so! This indicates the arising, or emanation, of the five primordial elements of consciousness, the five yesodot, in their innate purity, on one hand, and their arising, emanation, in various grades of impurity on the other. Free from the ego, free from self-grasping, desire and fear, these elements of consciousness arise in their innate purity, and so a soul arises in pure emanation, but bound up in the ego, bound up in self-grasping, desire and fear, whether more or less, these elements of consciousness arise in impurity and so also the soul arises in impurity, klippot of the soul. Alef, free from the false self, the ego; Ayn, bound up in the false self, the ego.

As is known, through complete self-offering, the cessation of the ego, there is conscious union with the Infinite Light, and the essence of that Holy Light, the Clear Light Nature, and it is in this that the full influx of Supernal Light transpires, the arising of the yesodot in their innate primordial purity and the generation of the Threefold Body, Truth, Glory and Pure Emanation. Understand, this pure emanation of the soul, body, is the embodiment of the fullness of the Divine Presence, or Divine Love, Divine Compassion. In this, perhaps, you may understand that the transmission of the Divine Light is a communication of Divine Love, for it transpires when two are gathered in Divine Love, seeing the One reflected before them, the True Beloved; in this Divine Love blazes, and there is the transmission of Divine Light, Divine Truth (Amet).

This realization corresponds with Alef-Tau, or the ‘Sacred Tau,’ the Holy Cross.

Now, it is true, if the heart is pure, the ego having passed away, you will see the Holy One in all things, not as a matter of belief or mental conception, but true ‘seeing’ with the intelligence of the heart and soul, and the mind’s eye, and whether in a human, angel, demon, rock, tree, dog, and so on, therein you will perceive the One, and all in the One. This is seeing, knowing, the Ultimate Reality. Understand, however, that although, indeed, human, angel, demon, and so on are all the same in essence and nature in the One, and all are equal in the One - all Divine, in relative reality and this illusory realm, there is human, angel, demon, and so on, for as they are in themselves they are not equal nor the same, and you are wise to respond accordingly with discerning awareness and skillful means. This needs to be understood.

This concludes our lesson for the moment.

May through Divine Grace, the blazing fire of the Holy Spirit, our hearts be purified and opened! Amen.


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