531 - Part 30
A LOOK AT KABBALAH

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Praise the Lord everybody. We have finished our review and we are pressing forward in our textbook, The Tree Of Life, Volume 1. We have a few more lessons with gematria, which I call numerical manipulations. That's not a disrespectful term. We will move onto the next topic where we will be dealing with the Hebrew letters and the Hebrew vowels and something called cantillation marks and crownlets. We'll see how long it will take us. I just have another few pages in this textbook. But I never know how long it's going to take me to teach it to you. So it may be a few lessons more, but we'll be fully concentrating on these arithmetical manipulations which are very interesting and remember they are designed to stretch your brain and build your intelligence. We have recently shown how the final H of the Holy Name, SaG 63, is the actual aspect of Binah where SaG 63 appears. Maybe I should say that in another way. The second letter of the Holy Name, YHVH is Binah and Binah is SaG 63. Binah, in and of herself, is a Holy Name, YHVH, with the letters spelled out with Yods and an alef. Binah has its own 4 letters of the Holy Name that is Binah, SaG 63. The final H is the actual location where within the Holy Name, we find SaG 63. That final H is Tevunah and Tevunah is the personification of the Malkhut of Binah, that final H.

 

We have seen Tevunah expand for the specific purpose of descending into Ze'ir Anpin, for the specific purpose of descending into Adam Kadmon's nose, because we're talking about the Tetragrammaton now that is inside of Adam Kadmon. The original YHVH is inside of Adam Kadmon. We're dealing with the first H of that Holy Name, which is Binah, which is SaG 63, which has her own Holy Name. That first H of the Tetragrammaton, YHVH, has its own YHVH and we distinguish between the two by spelling the YHVH associated with Binah by spelling those letters out with yods and an alef. We have seen Tevunah, the final H of the Holy Name SaG 63, expand for the purpose of descending into Adam Kadmon's nose. Remember that Binah is Adam Kadmon's ears and Adam Kadmon has two ears, so Binah is the right ear and Tevunah is the left ear. This whole last series of teachings have had to do with Binah and Tevunah, the ears or the hearing or the understanding of Adam Kadmon, which he desires to give to the lower worlds. The whole purpose of the higher worlds is to give their life unto the lower worlds. Adam Kadmon is eternal, he is immortal and he is permanently connected to Keter. No matter what happens to the lower worlds, Adam Kadmon remains immortal. He remains a source of unending energy through his union with Keter, through the Ayn Sof. So the hope of this world is to be rejoined to the Ayn Sof, through what we would say in the Christian church, Christ Jesus. The Jews, who study Kabbalah, would say through the Tetragrammaton. I believe they're one and the same, the mediator between God (Ayn Sof) and man down here in this World of Action.

 

As I was saying, we have just finished a whole series of messages showing how Tevunah extends down into the nose. Now this issue might be confusing. Actually Tevunah is extending down from the ears of Adam Kadmon into the nose. But in order to make it more understandable, the writer of the textbook has called the area of the nose, Ze'ir Anpin. Now Ze'ir Anpin is a partzuf. Is everybody okay with that? Ze'ir Anpin is a partzuf, but there are no partzufim in the worlds as high as Adam Kadmon. The partzufim start in the world below Adam Kadmon, which is the World of Emanation. The World of Emanation is Adam Kadmon's body. So when we're talking about Adam Kadmon's head, there really is no Ze'ir Anpin there. We're going from the ears to the nose, but the teacher of our textbook, which is Chayyim Vital teaching Isaac Luria's system, has called this area of the nose, has imputed to this area of the nose, to Ze'ir Anpin so that we could relate to what's happening and how the lights from the ears of Adam Kadmon are descending into this lower area. Since we already learned this system of partzufim, the teacher said alright, let's make believe there are partzufim in the nose area since you already learned that system, so that you could have some understanding of how the lights come down. Is everybody okay?

 

Today this is not a review. We're going on with our textbook, which is now showing us how the number one hundred can be found both in Binah and Tevunah. Why do we want to see this? I don't know. (Laughter) But it's next in the textbook and we're being shown, there's a proof being given that the number one hundred is both in Binah and Tevunah. My understanding goes only to the degree that I believe we're being shown that both Binah and Tevunah are equal. Let me show you this up here. We have drawing #1 on the board and here is the Tetragrammaton that's inside of Adam Kadmon, the original unique name, YHVH, and the H of that is SaG 63. I should really write that up there. The H is Binah, which is SaG 63. So the unique name, the main Tetragrammaton is inside of Adam Kadmon. The first H is Binah, known as Binah and also known as SaG 63. Now underneath the Tetragrammaton, YHVH, I have the ten sefirot that are within Binah. Remember, this goes on ad infinitum. Within each letter there are ten sefirot. Within each of these sefirot there's another ten. Within each of the ten, there's another ten. It goes on ad infinitum. I have on the board for you a listing of the ten sefirot that are listed under the H of the Holy Name that's inside Adam Kadmon. Each letter has its own ten sefirot. Is everybody okay? Now we see the third down is Keter, Chokhmah and Binah. So there's a Binah under Binah. Is everybody okay?

 

This is pretty much review also. There's a Binah under Binah. The Binah that is one of the ten sefirot of Binah has her own ten sefirot and the last of the ten is Malkhut. So the Binah that's under Binah has her own Malkhut. Is everybody okay? So therefore we're saying both Binah (and I'm pointing now at the secondary Binah) Binah and the Malkhut of that secondary Binah, which is Tevunah. Is everybody okay? We have a Binah and a Tevunah that are under this higher Binah up here which is the H of the Holy Name that's inside Adam Kadmon. This is one of the things the Kabbalists are trying to prove, that both Binah and Tevunah are under Binah. Both Binah and Tevunah are under the higher Binah. So now they're going to show that this number one hundred is both in Binah and Tevunah. This is a way of proving, more or less, and I don't know if the Kabbalists would say both Binah and Tevunah are equal. I don't know if they would say that or not. Well the thought that just came into my mind, brethren, from years ago when I used to study advanced math is this. How do I explain this to you though? There's a principle in math that says two triangles, for example, could be similar but not equal; similar but not equal. If you'll put that on hold, I'll try and figure out how to show you this. Brethren, here's your algebra lesson for today. (Laughter).

 

I'm sorry, this is not algebra, this is geometry. When comparing triangles, we are primarily concerned with the angle that is formed when the lines are connected. Does anyone not know what I'm talking about when I say angle here? It's still drawing #1. If you're looking at the illustrations, it will probably be 1b. So we see that for two triangles to be equal, their angles have to be equal and the lines segments that form the triangles have to be equal. Actually I didn't put it on the board. I'll add it as soon as I finish talking. For two triangles to be equal, all three angles have to be equal. I'll mark this. There's an angle in every corner. An angle is formed in every corner. So all three line segments have to be equal and all corresponding angles. In other words, the angle in the lower right hand corner has to be equal to the angle in the lower right hand corner. The angle at the peak of the triangle has to be equal to the angle at the peak of the triangle. For two triangles to be equal, they have to be exactly the same. Is everybody okay? But for triangles to be similar, which is a geometric concept, similar triangles, the length of the line segments are insignificant when you're dealing with the similarities of triangles. Similarities of triangles is referring to the angles, so when two triangles have angles that are equal, it doesn't matter if the line segments are different for those two triangles to be similar.

 

To be honest with you, at the moment, I cannot remember whether all three angles have to be equal. I don't think so. I haven't done geometry in years and the Lord just threw this on me. So if anyone is a math expert and I'm making a mistake, it's okay if you let me know. My memory is that for triangles to be similar, you just need that one main angle. I'm going to put it on the tape and if it's wrong, it's wrong. These angles that I've drawn on the board are right angles. They're right angles because they have a line that's horizontal that's intersected by a line that's vertical. Those two lines are straight lines and they meet each other at an exact corner. That's called a right triangle. It's a ninety degree angle. So my memory tells me that for two triangles to be similar, they both have to have that right angle and then it doesn't matter the length of the line segments. But for two triangles to be equal, all the line segments have to be equal and if all the line segments are equal, then all three angles will be equal. But to be similar, I think it has to be a right triangle. If I'm wrong, I'm wrong. Do you get the general idea? So this is what the Lord is telling me as I try to explain to you that the Kabbalists are trying to show us or prove to us that the number one hundred can be found in both Binah and Tevunah. You'll see that they're also showing us that Binah is in Tevunah and Tevunah is in Binah. That's what they're trying to prove.

 

Yet Binah and Tevunah are not equal, but they're similar. So for spiritual purposes, we will define similar as having one integral part in common. For Binah and Tevunah to be similar, they have to have some integral part in common. What part does the lower Binah and the lower Tevunah have in common? Can anybody see that?

 

COMMENT: They're both ears.

 

PASTOR VITALE: Well, that's interesting. What you just said is right, but I don't think that's the answer, although that's right. Well maybe that's just another way of saying the answer. The answer is what the lower Binah and Tevunah have in common is that they are both a part of the higher Binah. That was a very good guess, but they're both in the higher Binah. It's just like saying my sister and I have the same parents. We have a relationship. My sister and I are radically different. We don't look alike. We don't have the same interests. We had different husbands, different families, different lifestyles, but we're both in the family that raised us up and that's what we have in common. So even though what you said was true, I could say my sister and I both have ears, we both have arms and we're both females and all of this is true. But I guess the way I should have said it was, what my sister and I have in common that is unique is that, we have the same parents. See, there are lots of people that have ears and eyes, etc. So that's how I'm going to leave it for now. Even though that's not an exact example because Adam Kadmon is the only one of his kind and he has two ears; that's the principle on which I reject your answer. But it was a good observation.

 

So the lower Binah and Tevunah are related to one another because they are both in the higher Binah. Therefore, because both lower Binah and Tevunah are in the higher Binah, the Kabbalist are going to show us that both Binah and Tevunah have a value of 100, can have a value of 100 when we look at it from that point of view. On this board here, I'm showing you the numeral 100 in Binah. But what I have on the board here is actually showing you the 100 in the higher Binah. Now what I just told you is that the lower Binah and Tevunah, what they have in common is the higher Binah. I'm going to show you 100 in Binah and this is true of both the higher Binah and the lower Binah. This is how there is 100 in Binah. Binah has within her, her own ten sefirot. Each ten sefirot have within them another ten sefirot and that's how we get 100. This would be true whether we do this for the higher Binah or the lower Binah. The same principle would apply. We could find 100 in Binah. Is everybody okay? You want me to say it again, okay.

 

Every letter of the Holy Name has within it its own ten sefirot. That's what I have on the board here. Keter thru Malkhut are the ten sefirot that are underneath the higher Binah. Each of these ten sefirot has within it its own ten sefirot. That's what these lines are here. So ten times ten is 100. So we see that Binah from the Unique Name that's within Adam Kadmon has a value of 100. If we wanted to do this same example of this same problem for the lower Binah, we could take this lower Binah and say well, here are the ten sefirot under this lower Binah; Keter, Chokhmah, Binah. This Binah right here represented by this line, we could do the same thing that we just did here for the higher Binah, for the lower Binah. So we could prove that wherever Binah is appearing, the number 100 can be found in her. This is the easy part. This isn't spiritual. This is just common sense.

 

But now to show you how 100 is in Tevunah is going to be a little more complicated. That's only because what we had to go through to expand Tevunah so that Tevunah would descend into the nose, was a total Kabbalistic acrobatic act. This is how I'm seeing this. I don't mean to be insulting anybody. That's how I'm perceiving it. It's a Kabbalistic acrobatic act, how we expanded Tevunah so that she could descend into Ze'ir Anpin or into Adam Kadmon's nose. We're going to take some of those numbers and show you how the number 100 is in Tevunah also. So if everybody is okay with this, we'll take a picture and I'll show you 100 in Tevunah. The number 100 is expressed as MS. The Hebrew letter M has a numerical value of 40 and the Hebrew letter, Samek, has a numerical value of 60. The Kabbalists are always shortening their sayings because it's such a wordy study. So instead of saying the number 100 in Binah, they just say MS and we know that means 100.

 

This is drawing #2 and I'm showing you the numerical value of 100 in Tevunah. We're adding the H (5) that went down into the nose, the 58 from Tevunah above the line. We're including the 5 that's neither Binah nor Tevunah and the Yod (20) from Binah. Over here, in case any of you don't understand my 5 plus bracket, 10 minus 2, that's just mathematical language. First of all let me remind you that this is an equation. Wherever you see an equal sign, what is on both sides of the equal sign has to be equal. They may look different. They're similar, you see. I have 13 on one side of the equal sign and on the other side of the equal sign I have 5 plus, bracket 10 minus 2, close bracket. In this equation, the numerical value on both sides of the equal sign are equal, but the symbols are similar. You see that they're not exactly the same. So whenever you see figures inside of brackets in a numerical equation, it means you have to do the math. In other words, 10 minus 2 is what? Eight. So that 10 minus 2 has the value of an 8. Well Sheila, why didn't you just write an 8. I didn't just write an 8 because I'm reminding you that the value of the Yod is 10.

 

You see the asterisk over here? That means you look down over here. Whenever you see an asterisk you look for the corresponding asterisk so you could understand the note. This means there's a note. 2 parts of this Yod (10) went down to the Vav (13). Remember that, these 2 parts down here? So by writing 10 minus 2 instead of 8, I'm reminding you of this. If I just wrote an 8, you would say where did you get the 8 from? This is a yod (10) over here. Where did you get the 8 from? So I'm reminding you that it was a yod (10) but that 2 parts went down to the Vav (13). When we add all of these numerical values up, we get 101. But Sheila, I thought we were trying to show the numerical value of 100 in Tevunah? Well, in Kabbalistic principle, give or take 1 or 2 is certainly no big deal. Our textbook tells us, even though all this adds up to 101, that we can say 100 + 1 for the whole. Our textbook tells us that this 101, which is 100 plus 1 for the whole is not equal to but similar to the 100 that we showed you in Binah. That one digit off doesn't really make any difference. That's what we're being told. Is everybody okay? I'm going to have to show you something else. There's another explanation of how we find 100 in Tevunah and we will do that next.

 

I'd like to point out something to you that I do not understand. I'm following the textbook. I've asked the Lord for the answer to this several times. I'm sure He's answered me, but I haven't heard the answer or been able to understand it. You might say, if we're trying to show 100 in Tevunah, why are we adding in the numerical value of the Yod (20) and what was the Hey (15) minus 2? Is this not still Binah? In other parts of the textbook, we're told the Yod (20) and what was the Hey (15) is still a part of Binah. Now in the section that I'm teaching you from, concerning this 100 in Tevunah, we read that the whole reality of Binah went down into Tevunah. But I don't see that. I see only 2 parts of Binah plus the whole Vav (13). Now remember, we started out down here. Remember Binah was four letters, YHVH. The lower H, the last H, is Tevunah. That's what's down here. Then what came down was the Vav (13). The whole Vav (13) came down into Tevunah and 2 parts of that Yod (10) came down into Tevunah. As far as I can see, this Yod (20) and the H (5) and what's left of the Yod (10) which is 8 points, is still in Binah. Is everybody following my problem? I have a problem here and I don't know what the answer to it is. Is everybody following what the problem is? Okay, I'll tell you again.

 

We started out with the Holy Name of Binah, SaG 63, which is YHVH. The second H is Tevunah. This H down here, this second H down here, this is what expanded and part of it went down below the line. Before the H is a V, right? YHVH. So we took the V and we used the V to expand the second H, which is Tevunah. Do you understand that? I've added to this drawing #2. It was just a little extra drawing that I helped one of the brethren here to understand what I'm talking about. From my point of view, the YHVH of Binah, the second H is Tevunah and the V was joined to Tevunah to give it the substance to stretch down into the nose. Then you might remember that we took 2 parts from the first H to give to Tevunah so that she could expand. Now as far as I could see, the original Y of the YHVH of Binah is still in Binah. I don't see this whole Yod. Do you see this Yod (20) coming down into Tevunah? I don't see it. So I'm missing something. I have to be missing some piece of information because the book says the whole reality of Binah went down into Tevunah and I don't see how that could be. So I've been asking the Lord for that for awhile. I don't have the answer. I do know that He has now given me a Rabbi that I can ask questions of. But I want to be very careful not to go to the Rabbi before I go to the Lord. So when the Lord releases me, I will ask the Rabbi to explain this to me because I'm missing something, but I don't see how I could be missing it.

 

Well, that's a proudful thing to say. I think in everything that I've read in this book, where my mind is right now, I cannot see how the whole Yod and the first H went down into Tevunah. I don't see how. Should the Lord give me the answer or should I feel free to ask the Rabbi this question, I will let you know on a future message. But today, we're going forward with the textbook because that's what the textbook says, that the whole reality of Binah went down into Tevunah. As a matter of fact, I think if I don't have the answer by the time I finish preaching in another hour, I am going to e-mail the Rabbi and see if I could possibly get an answer by the evening service because I have been asking this question for a long time. So either I just don't see it or there's a piece of information that was left out of the book. Does everybody understand the problem? See, it's okay to know that we have a problem and not know the answer. We don't want to have a mind that thinks we have to have an answer to everything. I mean, ultimately, we hope for the answer, but it's okay to walk around with a question in your mind. That's a form of meditation, to walk around with a question in your mind and wait for the answer. That's good training for your mind. Now the immature mind (and I'm not insulting anybody) the immature mind has to have an answer right away. If that's your mentality, that you have to have an answer right away, the danger that you're in is that your carnal mind will answer the question for you. I think you struggle with that a little bit.

 

The mature mind can stand knowing, well, I'm waiting for the Lord to tell me the answer. But the immature mind has to feel safe, you see, that wants everything to be safe and clear and concise. Your carnal mind will give you an answer and you'll feel safe, but it'll be a false peace. So if the shoe fits and you think I've called you immature, whoever you are, it's nothing to be ashamed of. If you could just face it, the Lord wants to make you mature. I learn this more and more every day. It just becomes so clear to me and it's exciting to me to really see how the Lord relates to us because it helps me to relate to other people this way. He just wants to improve us. When our weaknesses are revealed, He just wants to help us to get strong. See, most of us have defenses against having our weaknesses revealed because in the world you're killed if you show your weakness. But Christ doesn't kill you. Christ wants to make you strong, you see. I'm going to tell you the truth, that most of you, at least some of the time, if not most of the time, when a weakness is revealed, you are still all manifesting your carnal mind that will say or do something. Even though you don't know you're doing it, what's happening is, you're taking advantage of that person's weakness to either show how smart you are and teach them or to take control of them in some subtle way. Now if I've insulted you, you're manifesting pride. What you should be doing is saying, Lord, if that is true of me on any level, please let me see it. Because I want to tell you, it's a very very rare person in this world that doesn't do that. It's only the person that's really moving into Christ that just wants to make you better. So don't get insulted. Resist being insulted. If it's the truth, ask God to help you to change. If it's not the truth, then it's not true about you. Okay, I'm going to do drawing #3 now.

 

Well, the Lord has answered my question. I'm just going to read you a few sentences from the book and comment on them. This is the 100 in Tevunah. As we explained above, however, there is a higher name, SaG 63, that includes both Binah and Tevunah. Does everybody know what that is? I just showed it to you on the board. Does everybody know? The higher SaG 63 is similar, as we know to the name SaG 63 within Tevunah itself. That's the lower SaG 63. The higher SaG 63 is not equal to, but similar to, the lower SaG 63. Is everybody okay? What does it mean that they're similar? It means they have elements in common. They're not exactly the same, but they have elements in common. One thing that they have in common, that we now know, is that the numerical value of 100 can be found in both SaG 63s and in Tevunah. But right now for this sentence, the number 100 can be found in the higher SaG 63 and it can be found in the lower SaG 63.

 

Remember I showed you that even the lower SaG 63 has it's own ten sefirot within it. You can go through the same process and find the number 100 there. The higher SaG 63 is similar to the lower SaG 63 after the whole reality of Binah extends into the Tevunah as described above. That's what I was stuck on. Well, the whole reality of Binah descended into Tevunah when I used those 33 points to find a numerical value of 100. I just took it off the board. When I was looking to show you the numerical value of 100 by adding together the 5 that went below and the 58 plus the 5 that's neither Binah nor Tevunah, then I also added in the 33 points from the Yod and the Hey. I'll put it on the board again if I have to. Are you all following me? When I did that for the purpose of finding the numerical value of 100 in the lower SaG 63, the whole reality of Binah descended into Tevunah for that purpose. I'm going to have to do this a different way on the board.

 

Okay, here's the answer. This is drawing #3. Now remember, we're dealing with the lower SaG 63. That's the Holy Name YHVH that is an expression of the first H of the higher SaG 63. Is everybody okay? The second H of SaG 63 is Tevunah. This Tevunah expanded down into the world below or down into Adam Kadmon's nose. We see this H (5) which is the second H, which is Tevunah went down below the line. But we just had a whole big calculation and manipulation of the numbers so that when the H (5) went down below the line, it still remained above the line. Is everybody okay? It still remained above the line and we saw that for this second H which is Tevunah, to find the strength to expand, she had to take on and add unto herself the V of this lower SaG 63. I just showed you that before. Do you remember how I showed it to you? The Yod and the Hey of the lower SaG 63 remained above except for 2 points. But in order to say that the number 100 can be found in Tevunah because now Tevunah is really just the second 2 letters of the Holy Name, the V and the H. Are you following me? But there is no numerical value of 100 in the V and the H. So let's go get it. I mean this is Kabbalistic thinking now. The only numerical value we have between the V and the H is the 58. Even if we say the 58 and the 5 from below and the 5 from above is 68, we're not hitting 100. Well then, let's just go take the numerical value of the Yod and the 13 remaining from above, which is Binah. Let's just take them. That's kabbalistic thinking, let's just take them. That's how we find the number 100 in Tevunah.

 

Now remember Tevunah is the Malkhut of the lower Binah. So in order for this truism to be proven, the way it's coming down is the Spirit of Revelation told the Kabbalist the number 100 can be found in Tevunah. Then the Kabbalistic moves to make it come to pass. See that's the exact opposite of the way things happen in this world. We have a reality in this world and then we prove the reality. But in spiritual things, the Spirit of Revelation says such and such is true and the Kabbalist does whatever manipulation of the numbers and the letters that he has to do to make it real and it's okay. It's not stealing because it's proving a spiritual principle and God is honoring it. So in order for this to be true that the number 100 can be found in Tevunah, we have to take the Yod and the Hey of the lowest of the lower Binah and draw it down into Tevunah and now this second H of the lowest of the lower Binah now has within her, she has swallowed up the Yod , the Hey, and the Vav that is above her and they're now inside of her. She has swallowed them up. Can you see that? The book says, so the whole reality of Binah, the whole of Binah, is now resident in her lowest part, which is Tevunah, just like the petals of a rose inside of a rose.

 

It's just like this pointer right here. The whole reality of the pointer is extended and it's two or three feet. The whole reality of the pointer is extended, but I want to make it smaller. This size is too big for me, therefore the whole reality of this pointer has to be swallowed up into three inches. You see, it's the same pointer. I'm showing it to you now. It's about three inches long. It is unfolded. The longer extensions or the extensions that can go forth from this pointer to make it a three foot pointer have now folded down into this three inch piece of metal. Well, the Yod, the Hey and the Vav of the lower Binah are now folded down into the second Hey which is Tevunah. What I'm showing you now, this three inch metal pointer, this represents Tevunah and I can expand it and the Yod, the Hey and the Vav of Binah now exist because I've expanded this metal pointer, but for a particular purpose. What purpose? Well, maybe I'm traveling and I don't want to walk around with a three foot pointer that can poke into people. So I'm just going to fold down the extended parts. They're all going to fold right into this three inch piece of metal. It's the same pointer with the same potential, with the same value and with the same qualities. But it was three feet and now it's three inches. So the whole reality of Binah is now resident in Tevunah. We might say the Yod, the Hey and the Vav have disappeared because they're all inside that second Hey.

 

Is everybody okay?

 

COMMENT: This can't happen to the higher SaG, right? It can only happen to the lower SaG 63.

 

PASTOR VITALE: I don't think so, but I don't know because I'm a student just like you are and I'm just going through the textbook. I wouldn't think it would happen to the higher one, but what do I know because the laws of logic don't apply. (Laughter) But for our study right here, we're not talking about the higher SaG 63, we're talking about the lower one. My answer would really have to be no. This would not happen to the higher SaG 63 because our whole purpose here or the whole intention of the teaching is that the Tetragrammaton that's inside of Adam Kadmon never leaves that place. He just sends forth emanations of himself. You see this pointer right here. It's not leaving this place, but I can fold it in after it has been extended. So the higher SaG 63 does not leave its place. It could not be swallowed up into something else because it can't leave its place. But the lower SaG 63's function is to descend into the nose, into Ze'ir Anpin. Yes, the lower SaG 63's function is to move downward. For the number 100 to be found in Tevunah, the whole reality; see that was what threw me off, the words the whole reality. I wasn't sure what it meant. I don't know what a Kabbalist would say, but to understand it, I need to say the whole numerical value of the lower Binah. The whole YHVH must shrink into, fold up into, be included in, the calculation. The twenty and the thirteen have to be included in the calculation for the number 100 to be found in Tevunah. Is everybody okay?

 

The next aspect that we're going to study will be based on this premise that I'm going to read to you right out of the book. This number 100, we're told, signifies 100 blessings. Now remember, when we talk about these letters, we're talking about lights. I'm not even sure what the difference is between spirit and light. We're talking about lights, spiritual powers. Let's not get all caught up in just the numbers and letters on the board. We're talking about spiritual powers. So when we talk about a number 100, we're talking about 100 blessings; 100 lights, each light a blessing. Why? Because the lights of God have to be a blessing to us. So now the Kabbalists are saying, well these 100 blessings that we have just shown exist by including the numerical value of the Yod which is 20 and the remaining numerical value of the Hey which is 13, we now have to reveal this numerical value below the line. We have to reveal this. You see, now this numerical value is above the line, the line separating Binah, which is the ear, from Ze'ir Anpin, which is the nose. Tevunah, which is the left ear, is descending into Ze'ir Anpin, which is Adam Kadmon's nose. So we've shown the 100 blessings above in the ear and now we have to show the 100 blessings below in the nose. Why? Because the whole purpose of what we're doing is transmitting the power of the glory of God known as the lights of Adam Kadmon downward from the ears to the nose and eventually to the mouth and all the way down into the belly and the thighs of the man because that's where we are. We're all the way down at the bottom. So the whole purpose of this is to get the power of God down to us mere mortals, down here in the World of Action.

 

Now let me remind you that when the first Ten Sefirot appeared, they appeared in a straight vertical line, from top to bottom, one to ten. Because of that configuration, they failed to pass the energy down. Now the first sefirah, which is Keter, who is connected to Ayn Sof, the unlimited supply of energy, is suppose to be passing the energy to the sefirah beneath him and each sefirah is suppose to be passing the energy down so the lowest of low worlds can be nourished and receive life. When those sefirot were in a straight line, they failed to pass the energy from one to the other and the worlds at the bottom died. We're down here in a dead world. So from that point of view, whatever is up above in the ears, we want to pass it down to the nose. That's what this is all about, getting the power that's in Adam Kadmon's ears down into Adam Kadmon's nose and eventually all the way down. But this is the principle; passing the energy from one sefirah, because Binah is understanding, down into the nose because the nose is Ze'ir Anpin. It's the next level down. Is everybody okay with what we're trying to accomplish here? We're now going to prove that the power or the lights or the glory that's in Adam Kadmon's ears have been reproduced in Adam Kadmon's nose. We're going to prove this numerically with some Kabbalistic manipulations that still make me smile.

 

So how are we going to show the number 100 below the line? Does everyone know what I'm talking about when I said below the line, below the curtain that separates the ears from the nose or Binah from Ze'ir Anpin? This is what our textbook says. We're going to start with this 58. Now if you want to look at drawing #2 where I showed how we get this number 58, that number 58 is like the mediator. We added to that number 58 the Yod and the Hey from above to get 100. Now we're going to add to this same number 58 the number 42, which is below. Do you follow what I'm doing? We have a 58, which is a mediator, and we added the 5 that's neither Binah nor Tevunah, and the 13 which was the Hey and the Yod (10) and the twenty which was Yod and we came up with 101. So now to show that the 100 is down below also, we're going to start with that same 58 because that's that center focal point and we're going to add on the 5 that's below the line. Are you all following me? I'm telling you that this 5 is 42. So if you can understand what we're going to do, I'll show you how it's 42 before I erase the board. Our Kabbalists now tell us that this number 5, this H (5) which is really just the outside of the original H (5) has now acquired a numerical value of 42. 42 and 58 makes 100.

 

Praise the Lord. We're back from dinner. I have drawing #4 on the board which is showing how the H (5) that went down through the curtain into Adam Kadmon's nose, which is Ze'ir Anpin, how that H (5) expanded to a numerical value of 42. The reason that we're trying to prove how this H (5) expanded to 42 is that we're trying to show the numerical value of 100 in Tevunah. We're trying to show 100 in Tevunah. Just by way of review, the second H or the second H and a H, I have written on the board, not written very well, but that's suppose to be the Hebrew letter Heh. Basically it looks like a 7 with another line going down. The letter H of YHVH, SaG 63, is Tevunah. The second H in SaG 63 is the Malkhut of Binah, which is Tevunah. Now let me show you this over here on the right corner of the board. Adam Kadmon's Netzach, Hod, Yesod is the second H of YHVH, SaG 63. Now I don't have a picture of Adam Kadmon configured as a human up on the board. If you can't envision it, I'll have to take a picture here and draw it for you. But Adam Kadmon configured as a human is the three circles on the left and the three circles on the right and the four circles down the middle. The very bottom, the third circle on the left is Hod, the third circle on the right is Netzach and Yod is between them. That's really suppose to be Adam Kadmon's penis and testicles. His penis is Yesod in the middle and Hod and Netzach are his two testicles on each side. It's the lower part of Adam Kadmon. We're told it's a given. What does that mean? It means I read it in a book. It's a given. I read it in a book that the Lord has directed me to, so I believe it. Adam Kadmon's Netzach, Hod, Yesod is the second H of YHVH. It's the tail end because the whole YHVH signifies Adam Kadmon. So the second H is his tail end, his bottom part, his testicles.

 

So we now all understand that Adam Kadmon's Netzach, Hod and Yesod, in its position, as his three lowest sefirot, could be likened to the last H of the Tetragrammaton. They're both at the bottom. So this is what the Kabbalists did now. We're trying to prove that the H (5) that a letter with a numerical value of 5 is really equal to 42. It makes no sense to the logical mind whatsoever. They take the letter H over here and they say this letter H, we could say that it's made up of two separate letters, the dalet and the yod. They draw a line. Well, you have to be looking at this picture to understand this and you can't if you're just listening to this tape. Here I have the H written. It's a horizontal line, a vertical line descending down from it and then a short vertical line. The horizontal line, we're told, signifies Yesod. Why? I don't know why. The vertical line represents Netzach and the vertical line on the left represents Hod. That's what they're saying. Now over here to the right of Netzach, I say dalet and that's not a 7. I've spelled out dalet and I've shown you the Hebrew letter dalet. This dalet, it's really the Yesod plus Netzach. It's the horizontal line plus the right vertical line. The Kabbalists are saying it's a dalet. Does everybody get this? See, a very important part of Kabbalah is playing with these Hebrew letters. They do all kinds of tricks with these Hebrew letters. Somehow it glorifies God. It's just amazing. I don't even want to blow your mind by telling you some of the things I found out recently that they do with these letters.

 

Now remember, these Hebrew letters all represent spiritual powers. Every Hebrew letter represents a spiritual power. By manipulating the letters, this is how the Kabbalists brings forth creative spiritual power. We'll have to go into that more in another message. But that's what it's doing. It's manifesting creative spiritual power. I'll have to relate it to a ball of clay. If you say that a Hebrew letter is a ball of clay, you can mold and manipulate that ball of clay into many different things. They take these Hebrew letters and they literally push them, press them and prod them and change them and poke them and we'll see as we go on with our studies that alef, the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, is a very powerful letter and it's written many different ways. Alef is what's called a compound letter. So as I was telling you, the Hebrew letter, alef, as you can see, it has three different lines to it. The Kabbalists constructed from different Hebrew letters. I'm really jumping ahead of myself, but I just felt this is the place for it. In one place the Kabbalists will write an alef with a vav. They'll say this is a vav in the middle worth six points with a numerical value of 6 and they'll say this is a yod underneath and a yod on top. So this alef written this way has a numerical value of Y (10) Yod (20) and the V (6). Then in another place, they'll write it in a fancy way. They'll write the alef with a double V. Then they'll say, now this alef has two vavs, 6 and 6 is twelve and an Yod is 22. So the same letter, alef, can have a numerical value of 1, a numerical value of 22 or a numerical value of 16. This is how they play these games. It's defies the logical mind.

 

Now we had a short discontinuance here because I came under some minor attack. I really don't remember what I was telling you. I was talking about the alef just to show you that this is one of the Kabbalistic principles, that they play with these Hebrew letters. I remind you that each Hebrew letter signifies a spiritual force or a spiritual power. So if you're writing the letter alef, for example, with a single V in the middle for a numerical value of 16, we're talking about spiritual alchemy here. It means the alef can be used many ways. See we have not yet had any lessons on how to apply this. Our textbook is Volume 1 of a 7 Volume work. I'm told that in future volumes, the writer of the book, Chayyim Vital, actually applies all this stuff to every day principles. I can't even imagine it. We're just studying theory now. So by changing the numerical value of a Hebrew letter, it is spiritual alchemy. We're changing its function. We're changing its capabilities. That's what they're doing, if you can hear this. I could see it in my mind. I'm not really sure that I've conveyed this to you accurately. I just don't know how to do it any better at this time. But it's the same thing as saying you could take a knife to cut a carrot. You could take a knife to dig up the dirt around a plant or you could use that same knife to slaughter a cow. It's different functions of the Hebrew letters depending on how they're written. It's really spiritual alchemy pulling different forces or different elements of the one Godhead to mix them up to a certain level of spiritual power that will accomplish a particular purpose. Can that hold you? Are you following me enough on that? Okay.

 

So we are on drawing #4. We're dealing with this H (5) that went down into Adam Kadmon's nose. This is what an H looks like. It looks like a dalet; it looks like a 7 with a line going down on the left. That's what the Hebrew letter H looks like. We're being told here that this letter H can be formed from a dalet and a yod. It was my intention to remind you that several months ago, in message 18 or 19 of this series, we studied a lesson from our textbook where they told us the letter H is formed from a dalet and, not a yod, but a vav. Now a yod and a vav look very similar. The vav is like almost a straight vertical line and the yod is like a short straight vertical line. So I would like to review that when I get through this board. I want to go back to an earlier lesson just to show you how the Kabbalists play with these letters. It's important. As your mind can cope with what they do with these letters, your mind is being freed up from rigidity because to be spiritual you cannot be spiritual and be rigid. The two just annihilate each other. You have to be one or the other. So as you follow these irrational studies it's going to free up your mind, especially you, from this rigidity. They play with these letters. That's what they're doing here. But I want you to know that playing with the letters is spiritual alchemy. When the textbook says the H (5) went from a numerical value of 5 to 42, this isn't just an exercise on a piece of paper. That means we have a spiritual power that has the strength of a 5 which is now expanded to 42.

 

Think of that in terms of a fire. You have a little cooking fire with a numerical value of 5 and that fire expands into a value of 42 and you've got a forest fire. We're talking about an increase in power. So for the purpose of finding 100 in Tevunah, the Kabbalist says we're going to take this H (5) that went down into Adam Kadmon's nose and we're going to say that it consists of a dalet and that the left vertical line is a yod. What's the difference, Sheila, between saying it looks like a dalet and the left vertical line is a vav? The left vertical line is a yod. What's the difference? Can anybody answer that question? What's the big deal? You write it with a vav or you write it with a yod. What's the big difference? Anybody?

 

COMMENT: A yod is twenty, isn't it? The vav is 13, right?

 

PASTOR VITALE: That's a good try. You've got the principle, but your details are wrong. The difference is the numerical value, that if you use a yod and a dalet to complete the Hey, you have a numerical value of 14 and if you use a vav to complete the Hey, you have a numerical value of 10. That's the difference. But you had your numerical values wrong. When you said yod is twenty, you were thinking about the yod that's spelled out in SaG 63. But a simple yod is 10. A simple vav is 6. But you had the general idea. Very good.

 

So I've taken this right out of the book. They show you the Yesod. There's the horizontal line. The Netzach is the vertical line and the Hod is the short vertical line which is a yod. Then as if that's not enough to blow your mind, we're told the letter H (5) is within each of the three lines of this letter H; the horizontal line across the top, the vertical line down on the right and the vertical line down on the left. Each one of those three lines which together form the letter H is equal to the letter H. Now this is a Kabbalistic principle. Can you see that? We said and we all now understand that the Tetragrammaton YHVH, that each one of these letters in itself is equal to YHVH. What's the name of the YHVH that grows out of the yod?

 

COMMENT: AB 72.

 

PASTOR VITALE: AB 72 is the YHVH that grows out of the Yod. What's the YHVH that grows out of the H? Do you know that one?

 

COMMENT: SaG 63.

 

PASTOR VITALE: SaG 63 is right. The YHVH that grows out of the V is what?

 

COMMENT: MaH 45.

 

PASTOR VITALE: MaH 45 is right. Do you know the last one?

 

COMMENT: BaN 52.

 

PASTOR VITALE: BaN 52 is right. Very good. So it's the same principle as saying we're going to take the Tetragrammaton YHVH and each one of those 4 letters is YHVH in and of itself.

 

The Kabbalists are applying the same principle to the Hebrew letter H. They're saying the Hebrew letter H consists of three lines and each one of those lines is equal to the whole letter H. It makes no sense to the rational mind at all, but we're developing our spiritual mind. That's what this is all about. So the letter H (5) is within each of the three lines of the letter H. Now I've drawn it for you. I have a little A B and C here on the board of drawing #4. On A; The Yesod is the horizontal line of the three lines of the letter H. Yesod is the horizontal line. The Netzach is the long vertical line. That's this one over here. The yod is the short vertical line on the left. All three of these lines, Yesod, Netzach and Hod equals the letter H. On B; The Yesod is equal to the horizontal line plus the Netzach that's equal to the vertical line, equals dalet, which looks like our Arabic number 7. On C; We have the dalet that looks like a number 7 plus the yod, which is another short vertical line. When you put the dalet and the yod together, you get the letter H. We're playing games and this is called gematria.

 

Now down below the line I've drawn another line in this drawing #4. Dalet has a numerical value of four. Yod had a numerical value of 10. That means this particular H has a numerical value of 14. This H (5) now has a numerical value of 14. It doesn't make any sense to the rational mind. We took each of the three lines that form the letter H and we gave them each an individual value and totaled those values and that which is 5 now equals 14. Is everybody okay? Can you follow that? Do you want me to tell you again? Okay. We took a letter H that has three lines, 1,2,3. This simple H has a numerical value of 5 and we gave each of the three lines its own numerical value and we determined that the horizontal line and the right vertical line is equal to a dalet. A dalet has a numerical value of 4 and that the short vertical line on the left has a yod which has a numerical value of 10 and thereby we change the numerical value of this H, so H (5) now has a numerical value of 14. Can you see that? You can't see it? Do you understand that this is the letter H up here and that we've broken it down into three lines, a horizontal line, a vertical line on the right and a vertical line on the left? Okay.

 

The Kabbalists are telling us that the horizontal line plus the right vertical line, we're going to say that that is a dalet. This little vertical line on the left, we're going to say it's a yod. The numerical value of the yod is 10 and the numerical value of the dalet is 4. So when we look at the H this way, it has a numerical value of 14. See there's the yod there. It has a numerical value of 10. The dalet has a numerical value of 4. So that which is 5 now has a numerical value of 14 and the only thing that's changed is the way we're looking at it. So the H (5) now has a numerical value of 14. This is true for all three lines of the H. Now they're saying that everyone of these three lines is a H in itself. Just like we said in the Tetragrammaton, YHVH. Every one of these four letters, YHVH, is another Tetragrammaton. Each one of these lines of the H is a H in itself and each H has a numerical value of 14. So now we're going to say 14 times the three lines equals 42. Is everybody okay? 42 plus the 58, which I don't have on the board right now, but the 58 is the mediator. That's the part of Tevunah that equals ear, if you remember. It's the part of Tevunah that's above the line. So 42 plus 58 which is the left ear from above equals 100. There we've got it, 100 in Tevunah. In this world it's called cheating. (Laughter) In the World of Action it's called cheating. But in the spiritual plane, in the mind of Christ, it's not called cheating. Is everybody okay? Alright, we'll take a picture now.

 

Drawing #5. I have gone back in time. This is an old lesson. My whole point of drawing this for you is to show you how the Kabbalists took the letter H and made it to consist of a dalet and a vav, thereby changing the numerical value from our previous study on drawing #4. The Kabbalist constructed the letter H from a dalet and a yod for a numerical value of 14. But here we see in a previous lesson, the Kabbalist constructed the letter H from a dalet and a vav, giving a numerical value to the H of 10. Now this has to do also with the descent of Tevunah into Ze'ir Anpin. If you would like to see an example of what I'm talking about, you can look at illustration 2A from message #531 Part 17. We're going to use that illustration as 5B, so you can look at it if you want to. The principle is that the H (5) that descended into Ze'ir Anpin, once that H (5) went through the curtain, he expanded into his own six sefirot. So we're told this H (5) that extends into the six parts of Ze'ir Anpin, as soon as that H (5) went below the line, he stretched out into six sefirot. You'll see that in the drawing that I just mentioned. He stretches out into Keter, Chokhmah, Binah, Da'at, Chesed and Gevurah.

 

We see here that our textbook uses Da'at or inserts a Da'at after Binah and I can't explain to you why. This H (5) is shaped like a combination of a vav and a dalet, which combination has a numerical value of 10. This value of 10 multiplied by Ze'ir Anpin's six sefirot that we just named, gives a numerical value of sixty. In addition the Yesod of this H (5) that came down into Adam Kadmon's nose takes up one third of the Tiferet of Ze'ir Anpin down to his chest and one third of ten is three. Sixty plus three equals 63. This explains how the H (5) that extends into Ze'ir Anpin is actually the name SaG 63. That last sentence, the Yesod of this H (5) that came down into Adam Kadmon's nose, takes up one third of the Tiferet of Ze'ir Anpin. It takes up one third of that area down to Ze'ir Anpin's chest. I really don't fully understand that, to tell you the truth. To really show it to you, I would have to put that drawing up on the board again and it's an old message, so I really don't want to do it. The Yesod of this H (5) came down into Adam Kadmon's nose. See, we could say that H (5) that came down goes along with what I was telling you earlier. The H (5) that came down into Adam Kadmon's nose was the Malkhut of SaG 63. Is everybody okay with that?

 

We had SaG 63 that came from the Tetragrammaton. The first H of the Tetragrammaton, the name that grew out of that was YHVH. This is SaG 63 and this H is Tevunah and it was this H, the last H of SaG 63 that went through the line to become Adam Kadmon's nose or to become Ze'ir Anpin. Is everybody okay? This SaG 63; this is the lower SaG 63. The second H which is Tevunah, is the H (5) that extended down through the line to become Ze'ir Anpin. So what the textbook is saying is that this H (and I had this on the other board) is Adam Kadmon's Netzach, Hod and Yesod. It's his testicles. So what we're being told over here is the Yesod of Binah that came down into Adam Kadmon's nose is this last H. That's the testicles there. This Yesod of Binah that came down into Adam Kadmon's nose which is Ze'ir Anpin takes up one third of the Tiferet, meaning the chest of Ze'ir Anpin and one third of ten is three. In other words, Ze'ir Anpin, through the curtain, has his own ten sefirot. I didn't want to explain this, but I see the Lord wants me to explain it. Let's see if you can follow me without me putting it on the board again. If I have to I'll just show you a copy of the drawing that I have. This H (5) that came down through the curtain expanded into its own ten sefirot. Do you remember at the beginning of this message we showed you how the lower Binah had her own ten sefirot? Can you relate to that? This H (5) once it got through the curtain expanded into its own ten sefirot. Are you all with me? This H represents Adam Kadmon's Yesod which is his penis. Let me draw it for you.

 

This is drawing #5b. I changed my mind. I'm no longer referring you to drawing 531 Part 17, 2a. I have redone it myself. Actually, I'm very excited because I never really did understand this and this is the second time tonight that there was an issue that I didn't understand. As I stood here waiting on the Lord, He gave me the understanding. What does that mean? It means my mind has expanded further and is expanding. I'm just very very excited. If it's happening to me, it's happening to you, maybe not on the same level, but it's happening to you. We're increasing. Now this drawing 5b is to explain the statement that's made on drawing 5a. What I'm trying to show you is how the Kabbalists have written the Hebrew letter H (5) that came down through the curtain into Ze'ir Anpin, how that H (5) equals 63 proving that Tevunah is now in Ze'ir Anpin. We can find the numerical value of 63 in Ze'ir Anpin. We have duplicated the power of the numerical value of 63. We're not just dealing with numbers. We're dealing with power. So the numerical value 63 that represents the Holy Name, SaG 63, which started out above the line has now been reproduced below the line. Of course, above the line is Adam Kadmon's ears, which is Binah, and below the line is Adam Kadmon's nose. We're talking about spiritual power now. The spiritual power that is in Adam Kadmon's ears represented by the Holy Name, SaG 63, has now descended through the curtain into Adam Kadmon's nose and Adam Kadmon's nose is represented by the Holy Name, MaH 54. MaH 54 represents Adam Kadmon's nose.

 

We're dealing with it with the system that calls it Ze'ir Anpin so that we can relate to it, but it's really Adam Kadmon's nose and we're proving that the numerical value of 63 now exists in MaH 45. This is how it's done. We're told in our textbook that these sefirot came down. We're told that the H (5) and we've been studying this for weeks now, the H (5) of SaG 63, the outside of it came down below the line and the inside of it stayed above. So that's why I'm showing you a H (5) above the line and a H (5) below the line because we know that the inside stayed above and the outside went down. When the outside of the H (5) went down, it expanded into Adam Kadmon's first six sefirot; Keter, Chokhmah, Binah and we're told Da'at, Chesed and Gevurah. Why is Da'at stuck in there? Isaac Luria or Chayyim Vital stuck it in and at the moment I don't know why. Keter, Chokhmah, Binah, Da'at, Chesed, Gevurah; the outside of the H (5) expanded into these six sefirot. We're told that the numerical value of the H, which consists of a dalet and a vav is 10. The numerical value of that H is 10 and then the Kabbalists multiply that value of 10 by this six sefirot. It's the same principle as we just said earlier when we were dealing with the H broken down into a dalet and a yod. We said each of the three lines had its own numerical value. Do you remember that?

 

The horizontal line and the right vertical line had the numerical value of a dalet and the left vertical line had a numerical value of a 10 for a yod. It's the same principle here. The Kabbalists are doing a similar thing. They're saying this H (5) that came down, we're not giving it the numerical value of the dalet and the vav, but they're saying that H (5) expanded into six sefirot. Let me start again. I'm sorry, but I'm having a rough time tonight. Remember in the previous drawing we were told that each of the three lines of the H, the horizontal line, which is Yesod, the right vertical line which is Netzach and the left vertical line, which is Hod, that each one of those lines in and of themselves were equal to a H. Do you remember that? So we really have three Hs and the one H. Do you remember that? In the same way they're saying this H expanded into six sefirot. So now we're not counting the lines of the letter H, but we're saying the H expanded into six sefirot and the numerical value of the H is 10 and that which was 10 now expanded into six parts. So we're going to give each part a value of 10. If you don't understand it, I'll tell you again. Do you need me to tell you again? You all got this, okay. So we have a numerical value of 60 below the line.

 

(End of tape 1)

 

Tape 2

 

We're looking to show the numerical value of 63 which represents Tevunah, exists below the line in Ze'ir Anpin. That's what we're looking to prove. So we're saying the H (5) that came down expanded into six sefirot, which is the same thing as saying it expanded into six Hs. The numerical value of the H in this instance is 10, so 10 times 6 is 60. Now we need three more to have a numerical value of 63. So our textbook tells us that the next sefirot down after Gevurah is Tiferet. I've broken down Tiferet into Tiferet's ten sefirot. I could do that with any one of these sefirots; Keter, Chokhmah, Binah, any one of them. I could show you that there are ten sefirot within each one of these. But I only did that with Tiferet. I only broke down Tiferet into its ten sefirot. Does anybody know why I only did it to Tiferet? Can anyone tell us why? Do you want to try? Okay.

 

COMMENT: A third of Ze'ir Anpin is Tiferet.

 

PASTOR VITALE: Okay, but we're looking for another three. We have a numerical value of 60 and we need another 3 to make it 63 so that we could say SaG 63 exists in the nose. In order to do that, we're told that this H (5) that came down, it not only expanded into the first six sefirot, but it expanded even further. It went down into the first three parts of the ten parts of the Tiferet. Can you see that? It went down. This H (5) extended just a little bit beyond these first six sefirot. That H (5) stretched out into six sefirot plus one third of the seven sefirot. That's how far the H (5) went and that numerical value is 63. So as far as that H (5) went, that's Tevunah in Adam Kadmon's nose. Is everybody okay?

 

I'm very excited because I could not understand that. The Lord told me right here on this spot as I waited on Him. Thank you, Jesus. This goes all the way back. If anyone is having a problem with Part 17 of this series (because I know I did not explain this adequately because I didn't understand it) if anyone wants to go back to Part 17, this is the accurate teaching. In particular, it's drawing #2 of Part 17. A is the picture and B is all writing explaining the whole thing, but I really didn't understand it until now. Thank you, Jesus.

 

Drawing #6. We're still working with the concept of showing the numerical value of 100 in Tevunah. We're showing that the number 100 is found in Tevunah. Now we went though a whole big machination showing that H (5) that came down, taking the three lines that form the letter H and working with those lines and we found the number 100. Now this is the second way and there will be a third way that we will not get to tonight. But this is a third way that the Kabbalists show us the number 100 appearing in Tevunah. Again, it makes no sense to the rational mind at all. They took the name SaG 63 because Tevunah comes out of SaG 63 right? SaG 63 is the Holy Name, YHVH, with the letters spelled out. So we're dealing with the Holy Name, YHVH, and Tevunah is the second H, the fourth letter of the Holy Name. So they took that Holy Name, YHVH, and they spelled it three different ways and they didn't even count the numerical value of the letters. They just counted the number of the letters. Why? I don't know. It makes no sense to the rational mind at all. So they took that Holy Name, SaG 63, and in its simple form it has four letters. The second way they spelled SaG 63, the Holy Name, was with yods and one alef. What does that mean, the Holy Name spelled out with yods and one alef? Well, the yod already has a yod in it, so we just spell that out. The H was spelled Hey. We added a yod to both Hs and one alef. We didn't add a yod to the vav. We added an alef to the vav. That's the way the Kabbalists express it, that SaG 63 is the Holy Name, YHVH, spelled out with yods and one alef and that has eight letters.

 

Then they took each of these eight letters and spelled them out. See over here where it says yod. Down here is the third way. They took this letter yod and spelled it out. They spelled out the yod. This is an alef in here. It's written as an O, but it's an alef and they spelled out the dalet. Here it is, yod, vav, dalet. Why did they put a vav there? I don't know why they did that. They spelled out the Hey and the Yod. Over here they spelled out the vav. The a, alef, and the v, vav. The final H, they spelled it out Hey. For the life of me I don't know how they got vav over here. Let me just check and see if I did that right. For the life of me I don't know what a vav is doing over here. They probably added it in to make the number come out right. I honestly don't know unless it's a misprint in the book. (Laughter) A thought just came to me which is probably the Lord. Before I go any further, does everyone understand the principle of what I'm saying? Where's my pointer? In the simple form we have YHVH. Then they spelled out the Y, Y O D. They spelled the H, H e Y. They spelled the V, V a V. They spelled the H, H e Y. The book says we have eight letters. They're not counting these letters in the middle for the vowels. Is everybody following me? This is an old lesson.

 

What's new today is they took every one of these letters that are spelled out. Well let's not do the Yod because that's unusual. Let's start with this H. This is the letter H, the first H spelled out H e Y. They spelled out the H and they spelled out the Y. Here it is right here. The H, they spelled it out H e Y and Y, they spelled it out Y o D. Can you see what they did? Now the thought that just came to my mind and I have to believe it's the Lord because I'm under a Spirit of Revelation in this very difficult teaching, which I told you earlier is an increase for me and very exciting for me. This is literally the Lord helping me to teach you. I've experienced this with the Doctrine of Christ for years, but this is the first time I've ever experienced it with Kabbalah. Now I want to make sure you all understand what my problem is. This is my problem. We're told that the second spelling here, yod, that this letter y is going to be spelled out. We're going to spell out the Y and we're going to spell out the O and we're going to spell out the D. So how do you spell out the Y? It's Y O D. How do you spell out the D? It's Dalet. So this O in the middle should be an alef. Why is it not spelled out alef? Why is it spelled out vav? I don't think the answer that came into my head is the right answer. Do you understand my problem?

 

I'm putting my problem on the board. This is my problem. If you can direct your attention to the bottom of the board of drawing #6 below the line, I'm trying to impart to you my problem. We're suppose to be spelling out the letter Y. The Y equals Yod and the book says the O, which as far as I know should be an alef. A and O is an alef. But the book says the O is spelled out vav and the D is dalet. So where does this vav come from? The only answer that I could come up with was the Kabbalists want to make all these letters total 42. An alef is too many letters. I don't really know how they count here. Alef would be too many letters. I see four letters here, alef, and vav is three. That's the only answer I can come up with. So they wanted to spell out alef, so instead of spelling it alef, they spelled it vav. I mean they do things like that. They do whatever they have to do (laughter) to make it fit their answer, which as I told you earlier, in this world is cheating in this world to the extreme, but it works. It's helping our spiritual mind to develop and it's helping us to get out of the bondage of our rigid carnal mind to follow this.

 

So the whole purpose of this drawing is to show us another way, another proof, that the number 100 or the value 100 exists in Tevunah. So this H (5) that went below into Ze'ir Anpin, expands to 42 in a second way by counting the letters of SaG 63 spelled three different ways. The simple form is four letters. Each letter spelled out fully which is eight letters. The third way is the letters of the full spelling, each spelled out fully. Down below the line, I give you an example of spelling out the letters of a letter. Y is Y O D. That's not a good example. Let me give you another example.

 

We're in drawing #6b down below the line. I've showed you every one of the letters. Well there's three letters of the Holy Name because the H is repeated and I've shown you each letter fully spelled out. As you could see, with the V, it's spelled, the V is vav and the A is alef and the V is vav. This letter O is either an alef or a vav. Sometimes the letter vav is used as the vowel O. So it may not be an alef. I think this should not be an alef. It should be a vav, actually. Ah, that's the answer, that's what they did. Okay, I made a mistake. We're spelling out this letter Y. The Y is yod and the O is not an alef. The O is is a vav because the vav has two functions. The letter V and the vowel O. So they spelled out the vav. There it is right there. You don't understand what I'm saying? Okay, I'll put it on the board for you.

 

This is drawing 6b. The Hebrew letter, V, has two sounds to it. Vav is a consonant and it sounds like v as in victory. Vav is also a vowel and has the sound like O. There are several sounds to our English letter O as in the word plod. You might think that should be an E, but it's an O, and it has the sound ah, which is our English vowel O. So this Hebrew letter, V, has a function as a vowel and when the V appears between two consonants, as in the letter YOD, that O, that ah sound, Yod, is a vav because it's functioning as the vowel function of this letter V. Therefore when we spell out the Hebrew letter Y, we spell it out Y equals yod. The O which is a vowel is spelled vav and the D is spelled dalet. So it's confusing on the surface that the ah sound is spelled with a V. But this is one of the nuances of the Hebrew language. Is everybody okay? So I made a mistake earlier. I thought that the O of the yod spelled out should be an alef because in some instances an O that's a vowel is spelled alef. That's in some instances, I think, unless I'm mistaken. I'm really out of it tonight.

 

But in any event, certainly in the word, yod, the O as a vowel is spelled vav. So the Hebrew letter, Y, is spelled out Y V D. The V being used as an ah sound. Is everybody okay? I didn't finish making my point on the other drawing. I'm going to have to look at a picture of the drawing 6a. I didn't finish making my point. My point was that with these three spellings of the Holy Name, SaG 63, we get a total of 42 letters. That is below the line in Ze'ir Anpin. So if you add that 42 to the 58, which is the left ear of Tevunah above the line, you once again have a numerical value of 100 in Tevunah. That's a second way of showing the numerical value of 100 in Tevunah. There is a third way which I cannot do tonight. We will do that, Lord willing, on Part 31, which Lord willing, will be next Sunday. Any questions or comments before we stop? Okay, God bless you all.

 

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