Dreaming of Moshiach

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Understanding Moshiach's Footsteps

1st part: Footsteps of Moshiach
Mekubal Sheinberger Shlita: B'H, many are learning the Torah of the Arizal and it's growing. Torat Arizal is the continuation of the Torah of Rashbi, z'sl.

Arizal's Hillula is in the midst of the 9 days, it is called Mo'ed, days of trouble ever since the days of the 10 spies who spoke bad about Eretz Israel. HaShem told them 'since you cried for nothing, now you will cry for real'. The Arizal's Hillula is a day of Hallel, day of Iluy. The more the generation is lower, the more generation needs more Iluy. The living person is limited, but when he is ready to die but hasn't passed away yet, and he is still alive in the Olam, he is at the highest level.

Before the Geula, someone will come and will gather all the LIGHTS and makes it into one giant light. Adam HaRishon, zs'l, received the Sefer Raziel in Gan Eden and when he was kicked out of Gan Eden, this Sefer was taken away from him and this was his saddest moment. This sefer is the inner of the Torah, the secrets of the Torah, later reopened by the Arizal.

The Neshama has a pipe to Elokim, and this pipe is the Torah. Each Jew should learn the Torah, according to his level to reach the Elokim. Part of the Tikun of the Olam is learing Torah, all its parts.

Leshem Yichud... this is Yichudim, the reality of the Olam to survive. HaShem wants the person to gather the Yichudim for the Tikun. Just like building a house, the person needs to gather rocks, steel, etc. and puts all the materials together to build the house. The Tzaddikim know how to gather the Yichudim. Although one may not see the connection between yichud to yichud, the Tzaddikim know. Rashbi made Moshiach's Torah known. So why didn't Moshiach come at that time, or at the time of the Arizal? Because HKB'H created the world to many people and not for single individuals. When Moshiach comes, even young children will learn secrets of the Torah.

The Baal Shem Tov, z'sl, says that where a person thinks, that's where the person is. It could be the highest spiritual place in the mind, this is Dvekut. There is also Avoda of the heart, to follow HaShem's midot, to love thy neighbor, etc. HaShem created the world with thought, thru doing, and thru speech (letters). This is the way a person can build Olamot. A person that has the truth, he has all the worlds. This is the strength of a Tzaddik, he can decree thru words. There is not one person who cannot reach this.

There was an orphan who was not able to even read, he only knew blessings. He was told to stop the blessings because it's Bracha Levatala. This caused the orphan much pain. His uncle taught him a profession, and the orphan became very rich and successful. He got married and gave lots to charities but had no inner happiness because did not know Torah. He was advised to support learners of the Torah, and followed this advise. One day, a very sick man came to him and the orphan took care of him. When he asked the sick man how he became so sick, the sick person told him that he starves and suffers to be able to learn Torah. The orphan decided to do the same. He did this everyday. One day, a Jew approached him and asked him why is he making himself suffer. He told him that he is crying to HaShem to open his mind to learn Torah. The Jew told him there is a better approach to learn Torah but he must get permission to get rid of all his money and riches. But first, he must get permission from his wife and father-in-law. The wife agreed on condition that she'll make a last big party. The father-in-law did not want it. The orphan returned to the Jew and told him the answers of his wife and father-in-law. The Jew began teaching him Torah and the orphan became very poor. Every day he'll go to the forest to learn Torah in secrecy with this Jew and 3 years later, he knew the Torah. This story teaches us that anyone can learn Torah. This orphan became a Tzaddik Nistar. Who was the secret Jew who taught him the Torah? The Baal Shem Tov before he became known. The Torah is the pipe to the Elokut.

The Arizal's passing away is a tremendous holy day. The Arizal prepared for us the end for the Tikun. Our generation has only the leftovers of these Tikunim. The Light has never been bigger than now. The biggest neshamot are being sent down in our generation.

Israel's government is the worst leadership ever, they are rotten from the inside. The soldiers in last year's war gave their lives to fight the enemies. There was a tremendous unity during the army, despite the government. Who took care to give the soldiers food and equipment? The people!! This nation has tremendous LIGHTS and it's a beautiful connection to Moshiach. The Light will get bigger daily, this power is from the power of the Arizal that thru the Tzaddikim, carry us today.

Shabbat begins on Wednesday till the following Tuesday. We are now in the day of Friday of the creation of the world. At the 5th hour, begins the LIGHT. The 6th hour, the light gets stronger and on the 7th hour, the LIGHT and smell of Shabbat begins. The Sitra Achra wakes up and is strongest before Shabbat. This is the reason we wash ourselves with hot water (Mikveh) before Shabbat. Eighth, adding on to the Shabbat, is above nature. We are very close to the 7th hour. The Arizal says that the taste of the food of Shabbat is according to the Nitsosot of holiness, we are already tasting these Nitsosot (sparks) of holiness. Most everyone are taking an interest in the secrets of the Torah, Kabbalah, this is the atmosphere of the Shabbat.

The Ba'al HaSulam, Rabbi Yehuda Yehuda Leib HaLevi Ashlag, zs'l, writes that he is the nitzoz of the Arizal. If anyone wants to see what the Arizal looked like, should see the Ba'al HaSulam.

We have a wonderful nation. We should not look at our faults but our good points. This brings us closer to Moshiach, to wake up to the LIGHT of Moshiach, very soon, Amen.




והיה השם למלך על כל הארץ, ביום ההוא יהיה השם אחד - ושמו אחד ישתבח שמו לעד לנצח נצחים בכל העולמות Blessed is His name for eternity in all worlds אין עוד מלבדו