Dreaming of Moshiach

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Autistic Message: Six Steps to Redemption

A message from Binyamin Golden, an autistic man

We all want to merit living in the days of Moshiach (Messiah), but what can we do in order to be worthy of this?

1) Every person must lower his head (his pride) and humble himself before Hashem.

2) Regret. This means that we must regret and cry over each and every sin we have done. Every thing we do against Hashem, against His Torah, every one of these things puts up a mechitza (a barrier) between us and the Creator of the World. [This is what the prophet Yeshayah said, (chapter 59) "Your sins separated you from your G-d."] This mechitza distances us from the Truth, and then we are at risk of disappearing from the world together with the sheker (falsehood of this world), which means eternal death, G-d forbid.

Therefore, every Jew must now regret and feel very sorry for each and every sin he ever did, to the point that he sheds tears. We must sit on the ground and tear our clothes, or wear sack and ashes, and cry and cry and cry over all our sins and the sins of our ancestors, starting with Adam Harishon.

We must also cry over the Beis Hamikdash that was destroyed and taken from us on account of our sins. We must cry over this tremendous spiritual glory that we lost and the chance we had to bring sacrifices and atone for each and every sin. Woe to us!

3) We must then say vidui (prayers of confession), but really feel remorse while saying it. Say, "Our Father, our King, we have sinned before You… Our Father, our King, we have no one besides You… treat us with charity and kindness and redeem us."
Say it again and again, again and again, until it sinks deep into your head and heart and entire body. Until you understand this and are really weeping.

4) After that, we must make a firm decision that from now on we are throwing away all the unnecessary materialism of this world (the "golden calf"). This will free us and enable us to live a life of spirituality [as it says in Chovas Halevavos, "Just as water and fire cannot be together with each other in one vessel, so the heart of a believer is not able to contain the love of 'this world' together with the love of the Olam Haba (World to Come)”] Then we will be able to observe the Torah in every aspect of our lives.

5) Then we must act and remove from our homes anything that has any connection at all to the goyish (gentile) world and go back to doing nothing else except following the Will of Hashem. We must rid our homes of every filthy or impure tool that brings the "golden calf" (materialism) into our lives. Whether it is newspapers or books - even Charedi books - which are inappropriate, clothes, radios, computers, whatever it may be. We must clean out our houses thoroughly from anything unnecessary, anything goyish, anything that lures us into materialism.
By doing this kind of teshuva, we will be able to reach the highest spiritual level which is love of Hashem. This means to love Hahsem by truly yearning for Him and His way. To yearn for him more than we yearn for the person we love most in this world. We must also long for the Beis Hamikdash and the sacrifices with the kind of longing that brings a person to great pain and tears.

6) To successfully accomplish all this, we must realize that doing the will of Hashem is not something boring. Whoever starts working on this starts becoming a true son of Hashem. Then he will know that this life of Torah and mitzvos is absolutely the most natural, the best and the happiest way of life.

Living a life of fulfilling the Will of Hashem, this life is the only real way of living that exists. Any other way is utter falsehood and deception. Therefore, whoever lives – or at least tries his hardest to live – this kind of life, will be worthy to receive our righteous Moshiach and the Redemption. Whoever does not, will disappear together with the sheker.

Every one must make their choice. But now, because time is really running out. If we do teshuva (repentance) we can save ourselves. And then, G-d willing, we will merit to greet our righteous Moshiach with great joy. This will be the greatest moment in history, to which Am Yisroel has been looking forward to for thousands of years. Remember however, that we must do true teshuva in order to save ourselves and merit to live in the world of Moshiach.


Binyamin Golden is an autistic young man who cannot speak and needs help for most of his daily life. He communicates by a system called “Facilitated Communication” (FC). By means of this system it is possible to reach the higher parts of the soul of a handicapped person (which are usually pure), and are able to give us messages from higher worlds. (A full explanation of FC is contained in the book “Secrets of the Soul”.)

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Binyamin has requested that readers forward these messages to others in order to help them come closer to Truth and do what needs to be done to be worthy of greeting the Messiah..




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