Friday, July 3, 2015

Original Lord´s Prayer – Part II




Tetragramaton in Paleo-Hebrew script




in Aramaic script

Hallowed
Be
Thy
Name



 First of all, the Supreme has no name in the habitual sense of the word. This is not like saying John or Matthew. To name something is to limit it, and the Supreme has no limits:

But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain you; how much less this house that I have built? (1 Kings 8:27).
 
Now, since there are several names associated with the Supreme, which one was Yeshua/ Jesus referring to? And what did he mean?
 
The most important is YHWH, known as the Tetragrammaton, because of its four letters.
 
YHWH, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, sent me to you. This is my Name forever (Exodus 3:15)
 
For thousands of years it has been one of the biggest enigmas, and very few come to know it´s real meaning. But the Zohar brings light to its meaning:
 
Before He gave any shape to the world, before He produced any form, He was alone, without form and without resemblance to anything else. Who then can comprehend how He was before the Creation? Hence it is forbidden to lend Him any form or similitude, or even call Him by His sacred name, or to indicate Him by a single letter or a single point...But after He created the form of the Heavenly Man, He used him as a chariot wherein to descend, and He wishes to be called after his form, which is the sacred name YHWH (Zohar, Part II, Bo, 42b) [1]
 
So important this Sacred Tetragrammaton is that in the Dead Sea Scrolls it often appears written in paleo-Hebrew script, not in Aramaic letters, as most texts [2].
 
In ancient days it was probably pronounced and sung during special rituals. However, Jews do not to pronounce it and replaced it by Ha Shem (The Name) or Adonai (My Lord).
 
Nowadays many use Yahawah, Yaweh, Yahweh or Jehovah, which has always been very confusing, leading to misunderstandings, since this is not a "personal name":

Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord GOD; I do this not for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for my holy name's sake, which you have profaned among the nations, where you went. And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the nations, which you have profaned in the midst of them; and the nations shall know that I am the LORD, says the Lord GOD, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes (Ezekiel 36:22-23).
 
The first letter of the Name is Yod and hints at the One Divine Essence, while hawa means existence.
Therefore, the Name can be read as Essence that originates Existence.
 
The Teachings show that by means of contraction the Absolute Essence, also known as Limiteless (Ayn Sof) opens a Mother Womb to enable creation, such a womb gets filled with a Trinitary Light: Father, Son-Word and the relation of both, which is the loving wisdom or Ruach ha Kodesh, the Holy Spirit.
 
This is something sublime and incomprehensible at one time.
 
Such Primordial Light contains as seed four worlds represented as YHWH and mentioned in this wonderful passage:
 
I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from afar, and my daughters from the ends of the earth; Even everyone that is called by my Name [from the Emanation world]: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him (Isaiah 43:6 NKJV)
 
The world of divine emanation is Atzilut, the mental world of  creation is Beriah the emotional world of formation is Yetzirah, and the world of physical action is Assyah.
 
These four are displayed by the creative Word Vibration, manifiesting Light within creation: Let there be Light.
 
This step made possible shadows, ignorance, absence of light and thus the possibility of free choice between Light and Darkness.
 
Now we can understand why yahawist prophets such as as Isaiyah, Eliyah and Zacariyah had a non-dualistic view of reality:
 
I am YHWH, and no other; besides me there is no God (Elohim, invisible spirit). I will strengthen you, though you have not known me, that you may know from the rising of the sun to the going down, there is none besides me. Lord I am, and none else: forming the light and creating darkness, causing well-being and creating calamity, I am YHWH, which does all of this (Isaiah 45: 6-7)
 
Finite beings cannot know the Absolute in itself, but only through the creative energies of its Light, starting with the Word that gives Life:
 
In the beginning was the Word (John 1: 1)
 
God, having spoken many times and in many ways in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, has in these last times spoken unto us by his Son, whom he has appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the ages; who being the brightness of his glory and the express image of his substance and upholding all things by the word of his power (Hebrews 1:1)
 
The Light of the Son brings to Life the power of the Father, and is manifested through humans in the form of Holy Spirit, the loving consciousness that connects all back to the Son, and thus to the Father, in the Womb of the Mother.
 
Certain Dead Sea Scrolls known as Targums, paraphrase biblical texts in Aramaic, distinguishing between the Name as referred to the Supreme and the Name as referred to its Word:
 
And Elohym said to Moses: I am who I am (Exodus 3:14)
 
Targum of Yonatan: And the Word of Elohym said to Moses: I am who I am.
 
This should not be confusing, because there is only One Beloved.
 
Yet in man One shines as the loving intelligence known as Holy Spirit and eventually as Massiah/Christ, dissolving all selfish delusions of inner darkness.
 
The human aim is to incarnate the Word in thought, heart and action, transcending the animal condition.
 
In so doing, the Beloved can actually feel "I am" inside each Son of Light.
 
In fact, the Word said to Moses: I will be who I will be, referring to a point in time when humans would evolve to carry the Name in themselves.
 
Hence the third commandment:
 
Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain (Exodus 20: 7)
 
Only the Supreme can really say I am and I love.
 
The name is sanctified when the will of the Father is expressed through humanity, forming the four levels of the true human being, image of the Creator: light body, pure feelings, pure mind and pure will.
Only then can humans become vessel for the unmanifested Lover.
 
This will allow us to understand the following parts of the Lord's Prayer, we leave for the next few days.

 
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[2] Originally the oral Hebrew language was written using Paleo-Hebrew script, derived from the Phoenician, and it was used by the prophets and priests, at least from the 10th century B.C, until 6th century B.C, when Aramaic script was adopted.
 
However, some Qumran documents reveal the Essenes preserved the Name written in its original form, in texts with Aramaic script:

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