Sunday, April 9, 2017

Who wants to keep being a donkey?

[1]

 An ox knows its owner, and a donkey its master´s manger. But Israel does not know, my people do not understand [has no Da´at, understanding conscience] (Isaiah 1:3).

Certainly, it´s been a long time since external Israel–not the spiritual one– was repudiated after flirting with idolatrous beliefs, failing to unite intuitive Wisdom (Jokma) with the Understanding (Binah) of the details. And this tragedy is basically the same that destroyed a superficial Christianity, even in some of its Judaic perspectives, which still interpret Scripture only in a historic-carnal way, bypassing the allegoric view of the Soul, which must be born in the lower kigdoms of the body (mineral, vegetable and animal) and overcome their influence. A Way represented by the episodes of Yeshua/Jesus.

Thus, in ancient symbolism, the ox and donkey refer to "physical inertia" and "selfish stubborness", negative cosmic forces –astral energies that work through the physical body, keeping humans immersed into a state of ignorance, and therefore idolatry towards lower passions, being pride, gluttony and lust of the senses the main ones.

Thou shall not plow with an ox and a donkey together (Deuteronomy 22:10)

These negative forces seem thrown against those who can wake up or those who already have engendered a spiritual Soul, being Sons of God  by right and not by  the adoption of faith which is offered in Romans 8:15, which is just a first step.

It was always said that the Messiah/Christ/Anointed One –which represents the mature Soul would come riding a donkey, which in Egyptian mythology is the evil god Seth that kills and dismembers Osiris, a fallen god, as Prometheus, figures which are mistakenly associated with the judeochristian Messiah, when in reality those are still as fallen as first Adam. Not even Horus, which avenges his father´s death, is able to get rid of Seth every year. And this is because those myths lack pieces of the mysteric puzzle.

It is then time to explain some mysteries that will help us understand the thread of this Pesaj/Holy Week 2017.


Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Lo, your king comes to you; triumphant and victorious is he, humble and riding on an ass, on a colt the foal of an ass (Zechariah 9:9 RSV) 

The Gospel writers clearly had in mind this passage when they draw the picture of Jesus the Christ/ Yeshua ha Mashiaj on a donkey (John 12:13/Matthew 21:5).

And they knew the Master was way ahead from the arts of Baalam, the sorcerer of evil tongue who hit his donkey (body), when an Angel of God made it devite from the road, teaching him a lesson, since taming Nature is not a question of brute force (see Numbers 22:21-39).

The Zohar reveals that the King refers to the Solar Mind that illumines the emotional Moon of the heart.

So it should not be surprising that Jesus Christ enters Yirushalaim, which symbolizes the City of Peace (Shalom)–even though in physical reality it is not.

The Full Moon in the Heart is therefore the true "engendering" of the Messiah within each sincere heart, the prelude of his ulterior "birth", hinted at 2 Peter 2:19.

The Zohar goes further to point that the white donkey refers to the transformation of negative energy called Lilith, the demoness associated to the Serpent and who in Hebrew myths makes humans lose their "vital seed", whether by means of sexual misconduct or emotional agitation.

The non-transformed Serpent is the "desire to receive without measure", which must be turned into the "desire to receive in order to share", overcoming thus all egoism. He who lets himself be instructed, understands and shares, carrying out an act of conscious love for others.

So in the Gospel passage we have a Messiah that has transmutted his pasional energies, being able to dwell in the Peace of the Heart.

And that is not achived through self-mortifications, as it is suggested by carnal mentalities. Go raise above the astral energies only requires Knowledge and Understanding of what we are and must be, letting Divine Soul Conscience be actualized in oneself, leading us out of Egypt, the ego´s bondage, which is precisely the theme of the Holy Week.

More details soon.  

_______
[1] On Psychological Warfare:

http://www.chabad.org/kabbalah/article_cdo/aid/379351/jewish/Psychological-Warfare.htm 

No comments: