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Sefer Mishnat Haim
Petal 2- Sefer Ha-Hhok ha-Hhadash - the Law of the Final Redemption
30 PASSES- These are 30 Tablets of 30 Gnomen each representing the Heart of the Law of the Final Redemption
TABLET 11 - 30 Passes
contents - the Faculties of the Virtues in general -
EMUNAH - FAITH
Gnomen 1The first commandment is that of the faith in the true tradition shown and given to Israel by God Almighty. The 10 Virtues are in correlation to the 10 commandments. They represent the abstracted essence of the commandments in their most positive sense, e.g. do not murder - correction, do not commit adultery - sanctification, do not steal - renewal of the spirit. The 10 Virtues are the 10 beloved qualities, extracted from Gods commandments and rendered into a single word. Each word of the 10 Virtues represents a commandment written on the heart, for these Virtues, if they are found in a person, are written inside ones heart and are treasured and loved by its holder.
Gnomen 2Therefore the 10 Virtues are called Virtues of the Heart. They are as 10 faculties of love within the heart, love of faith, love of blessing, love of finding the hidden virtues of ones heart, love of praying to God, the love to feel the presence of Gods Presence, the love of self-perfection in the spirit of self-correction, the love of being separated from that which is impure or forbidden or base or crass and thus sanctified in that which is pure, legitimate, elevated and refined, the love to feel oneself renewed in his or her spirit, the love to feel the good tastes that God has created for mankind, and the love to find the wisdom which guides one in his tracts in every aspect of ones life; this tenth virtue is wisely called keeping quiet which is an essential key to finding wisdom.
Gnomen 3That the 10 Virtues are expressed by one word or by a single expression according to each language is also wisdom. Take the 10 words and learn them by heart, placing them in your heart as your foundation upon which to build all other structures within you. It is a single foundation with 10 basic elements fundamental in developing the heart loved by God, the prophesied New Heart of the Final New Pact of the Final Redemption. Be 10 sided in your approach to the virtues, for if one of them is missing or lacking, this detracts from the others and lowers them and sometimes even renders them as if they were not.
Gnomen 4As with the 10 Commandments, one cannot say I will do 9 of them, but the 10th I will not do for the person thus demonstrates that his motivations are not to fulfil the will of God but rather to fulfil his own preferences. He thus lowers the other 9 commandments by giving substance to his own appraisal instead of wise subservience to the will of the Lord, our God. By his contradiction he has lowered the entire security of the foundation, taking from it the completeness of the foundation desired by God. He has changed it to fit his own will, thus making his own will more important than Gods. The 10 Commandments must be taken 10 sidedly and no less, for the 10 together represent the Great Foundation of the Law of God.
Gnomen 5So too the 10 Virtues together represent the Great Foundation of the virtuous heart loved by God. 9 of them will not suffice. For this is as the heart which is one, but if any of its essential elements is damaged or in malfunction, this causes a weakening or malfunctioning in the entire heart. Approach the virtues of the heart as one solid foundation with 10 essential elements to it that must be solidly established so as to support the Marvellous Building that will be constructed upon it. Once the foundation is solid, there is no fear for the Building constructed upon it, but if the foundation is lacking and unsteady, whatever one will build upon it may hold up for some time by chance but in the end, is sure to fall and crumble because it stands on a weak foundation that cannot hold it up.
Gnomen 6The 10 virtues are thus the measuring-rod of all success in ones service before God. Being complete in the 10 commandments represents the measuring-rod of success in obeying to the Law of God. There is nothing of the true tradition that is not included in it. The 10 commandments command the person in what to believe and in how to act; thus all the limbs of the body and all the faculties, including all levels of spirit and soul, are given their share in them. The 10 Virtues are the 10 commandments abstracted to the level of the virtues themselves; their level is constructed into the inner spiritual life, in the love of God and in the fear of God, manifested in the sentiments of the heart.
Gnomen 7The Sages, of blessed memory, explained that the Prophet Habakuk captured the essence of all the 10 Commandments (and thereby of all the 613 mitzvot of the Torah) in one single expression and the just man lives in his faith. A person who lives his life (meaning that which pertains to every aspect of his life) in his faith before God always, trying his best to have his actions, feelings and thoughts correspond to that faith, fulfils the essence of all the commandments and is considered a just man before God. This tradition is truly an amazing revelation of how the solidity of an interior foundation of truth is able to hold upon itself, without fear, the immense construction of the entire Torah.
Gnomen 8We see, however, that the manifest will of God Almighty was to give over the Great Foundation in 10 Commandments and not in one commandment or two commandments. By adherence to the 10 Commandments one may come to reach the essence of the more abstracted and single foundation of the just man who lives in his faith but if only that higher abstracted foundation had been revealed, the just man who lives in his faith might still be totally imperfect, lacking the 10 extended parts of the Great Foundation of the Law. From this it will be seen that the Foundation of the just man lives in his faith is interior and elevated in level compared to the specific levels of the 10 commandments, but its correct existence cannot be ascertained until it is complete, within the framework of the 10 commandments.
Gnomen 9On the other hand, if the fulfilment of the 10 Commandments does not bring to the true inspired and dedicated heart of the just man who lives in his faith, then such a perfunctory fulfilment of the commandments may be compared to a body without a soul or of actions done routinely without any elevated involvement of the heart. This demonstrates that what pertains to the virtues of the heart and of their being a measuring-rod to success in the service of God, must be preceded by and always accompanied by the precise fulfilment of the 10 commandments. The Great Foundation of the Virtues of the Heart have no true existence unless they are within the framework of the Great Foundation of Gods Law.
Gnomen 10This explains why the second column of the 10 Virtues comes after the first column of the 10 Commandments. In the 30 Passes of the Triple Meditation, however, it is the third column which is dedicated to the 10 Commandments in the form of the just man lives in his faith whereas the second column is dedicated to the Virtues of the Heart. A principle reason for this is that the just man who lives in his faith represents a yet higher perfection in mankind, after it has already assimilated internally the principles of the 10 Commandments and the 10 Virtues of the Heart.
Gnomen 11The faith of the just man who lives in his faith, in truth, represents a new category of perfection in mankind. Therefore the third column of Big Fish Leviathan is dedicated to expanding on the New Things prophesied for the Final Redemption. The New Perfection of the Final New Pact represents the golden means, the true middle way searched for from time immemorial but unfound until it is given by God, at the hands of the Final Goel, in the revelation of the Final Redemption.
Gnome12When the fulfilment of the 10 Commandments is without blemish, he may then begin to perfect his service of the heart. In the conflict Judaism-Christianity, put into over-simplistic terminology, the formers emphasis on the fulfilment of the commandments and the lack of emphasis on the perfection of the virtues of the heart, and the latters emphasis of the perfection of the heart with the total lack of the basis of the commandments and the law, each one did not find the middle-way. Indeed, it was Judaisms lack of concentration on the loved qualities of the heart that served as the principle factor of the contrast which led to the necessity of Christianity itself. But Christianity because of its conflict with Judaism was left an orphan to the true tradition and to its binding laws.
Gnomen 13Had they been together? Had they been together, it would have been the time of the Final Redemption! It was not and there was not enough merit to bring anything more. The third perfection is not, however, simply the sum of the two, because each of the two categories must undergo a re-measuring. Whether for the nature of each or whether for historical reasons, each has taken its heredity to the extreme and must be re-dimentioned. The redimentioning is not a compromise but a displacement from an extreme to the center. This displacement, however, changes the prospective radically. With such a changed prospective in the first and in the second, together with the new generalised New Way of the Third Redemption, the new prospective of the third column arrives in truth at the Golden Means.
Gnomen 14All the New Tablets of the New Law are being formulated in the New Prospective of the Just man lives in his faith. The first column represents the Correct Behaviour of the Just man lives in his faith. The second column represents the New Heart of the Just man lives in his faith and the third column represents the New Humble Brain of the Just man lives in his faith. The New Law is formulated only after 14 years of correcting the various perspectives of the past and bringing them to the middle-way. To live in the faith of the Just man lives in his faith, it is necessary to be complete in all 3 columns. This is the essential point to be taken from the above discussion.
Gnomen 15Thus the 10 Virtues of the Middle Column represent 10 faculties of the Prophesied New Heart of the Final Redemption. A general view of this New Heart may be observed from the formulation of the prayer
Blessed is the Eternal God who blesses and sweetens the heart of mankind in the Last Days.
Our great new heritage is the new heart of the Final Redemption.
This is the new heart of the New Pact seen by the Prophet Jeremiah;
this is the true heart upon which the New Law is inscribed;
this is a heart of true love and true fear of God;
this is a just heart loved by God;
this is a heart of charitableness towards humanity, a wide and tolerant heart, a sincere heart that touches the heart of another;
this is a heart of wisdom, of light, of hope and of faith;
this is a good and just heart in which one may lay trust;
for in this faithful heart resides the secret of the Kingdom of Heaven;
this is a clean heart, as that of innocent children; this is a heart of the renewal of the heavens and the earth at the time of the Final Redemption;
the renewal of the heavens gives the New Humble Brain;
and the renewal of the earth gives the New Heart.
Blessed is the Eternal God who places in us and blesses the new humble brain.
Blessed is the Eternal God who has redeemed our heart.
Blessed is the Eternal God who blesses us in the blessing of the Prophet Elijah, to reconcile the hearts of fathers to their sons and the hearts of sons with their fathers.- -
Gnomen 16Here we are then in the heart of 30 Passes, in the heart of the New Law which is the heart of Sefer Mishnat Haim which is the heart of the Final Redemption in merit of the Final Goel, Haim. The 10 Virtues are 10 Faculties of the heart which have the capacity for loving the Virtues of the heart. Faith is a Faculty of the heart which has the capacity to love the virtue of faith. The blessings which one pronounces before God become a Faculty in the heart capable of loving to be blessed and to bless. The searching in oneself for hidden virtues of the heart becomes a Faculty in the heart to search continually and to find ever deeper virtues of the heart. The prayer to God creates a Faculty in the heart to love the virtue of praying.
Gnomen 17The proper and precise behaviour in respect and derech eretz to parents, elders and teachers and to all people in general forms the Faculty in the heart for loving the virtue of feeling close to the Presence of God. When a person lives constantly with the idea of correcting faults and defects in himself and thus refining and elevating himself, he renders in the heart a Faculty which loves the virtue of the heart of being corrected. When a person keeps himself pure in his sex-life, his hygiene and his thoughts, he creates in his heart the faculty to love the virtue of the heart to be separated from all impurity. When a person is clean and honest in all his dealings with money, he opens his heart to form in it a Faculty which loves the Virtue of the heart to love the renewal of the spirit.
Gnomen 18When a person is strict in keeping his tongue clean of lies, of slander, insincerity, of unkept promises, of foolish speech, of dirty speech, of evil-tongue behind the backs of the victims etc., he forms in his heart the Faculty of loving the virtue of the heart to have a clean mouth and a pure tongue and he merits to enjoy the true tastes of life. When a person evaluates his words and speaks what is necessary and what is correct and he knows when to keep quiet and when not to tell and how to guard his speech from the Yetzer Ha-Ra, then he forms in his heart the Faculty of loving the virtue of the heart of being wise and of loving wisdom.
Gnomen 19In the prayer of the New Heart of the Final Redemption, we are not speaking so much of the Faculties of the heart as much as the good, positive and desired qualities which are, in essence, the results of having developed the 10 Faculties of the Virtues of the heart. Let us see the adjectives used 1) new 2) true 3) true-loving of God 4) true-fearing of God 5) just 6) charitable 7) wide 8) tolerant 9) sincere 10) wise 11) of light 12) of hope 13) of faith 14) good 15) faithful 16) clean. The prayer also states that in the Last Days, referring to the New Revelation of the Fourth Generation, the Eternal God sweetens the heart of mankind. For as the New Law of the Just man lives in his faith enters the life of people and it becomes written in their heart this causes that the love of serving God not be seen as a burden but as a great privilege. In this the heart has been sweetened to the service of God.
Gnomen 20The New Heart is said to be our great new heritage. The contradictory new heritage is simply explanatory not contradictory. The heritage of the Prophesied New Heart of Jeremiah is the inheritence of the true tradition of Israel, from the Patriarchs, from Sinai, from the Prophets etc. but when it arrives with the New Pact in merit of the Final Goel, it is truly a New Heart which did not exist before. It is the New Heart which descends from the White Marble Steps of the Virtues of the Kingdom of Heaven binding itself to the person who walks in the New Spirit of the Completed Signs of the Final Redemption. This in turn binds the New Heart to the earth by which it is more easily extended and understood and loved by many.
Gnomen 21For in this faithful heart resides the secret of the Kingdom of Heaven. The secret of the Kingdom of Heaven is, first of all, that this is the heart loved by the Kingdom of Heaven, the faithful heart. If one has a faithful heart, he can be trusted because he has a heart which loves the quality of being faithful and it is an established principle in him which he will not go against. You can trust him because his faithfulness answers for him. So it is with the person who is faithful to his own faith and to all the prinof that faith. His or her heart is called faithful to God and the Lord, our God knows the heart of His faithful servants.
Gnomen 22The faithful heart is the secret Virtue which includes in itself and which opens all the other virtues of the heart. The Prophet Habakuk was able to establish all the commandments on one commandment the Just man lives in his faith based on the first commandment of the faith I am the Lord, your God who has taken you out of the land of Egypt out of the house of bondage because, in essence, the first commandment contains all the commandments. So too the Virtue of faith contains in itself all the Virtues and the other Virtues derive from its basis. The positive result of the Faculty of the Virtue of Faith is the faithful heart. Thus all the positive qualities of the heart are based on this essential virtue, the faithful heart.
Gnomen 23All that which pertains to the inner virtue of the faith of the heart in regards to God, needs to be verified before the person can ascertain its truthfulness. If that faith is not verified it may very well be false. Every person is also complicated and has many thoughts and ideas and feelings and imaginations which may seem a reality but, in truth, are false valuations. If the virtue of faith is truly fixed in the heart it will be verified in the faithfulness of the person in his or her relationships with other people. The person will be faithful to all and never unfaithful. And if in his relationship with others one is not faithful, if he is insincere, if he promises and does not keep his promises, if he has two standards, one with the person and one behind the persons back etc. etc. he does not have a faithful heart and the virtue of faith in him is as yet a falsehood unto himself and it is not yet a quality before God as he may think.
Gnomen 24Again we see the importance of the Sign Faith is in the heart of each person and it is manifested in ones behaviour with others. A person must not yet believe his own heart until his behaviour with EVERY person demonstrates that his virtue is manifest and CONSTANT. It is this point which, concerning mankind at large, must be taught first and foremost. For it is this point, concerning the faith, that has been the distorted rod of hypocrisy to reign supreme wherever the excuse of faith could pull the wool over ones own eyes and surely over the eyes of the masses. All history is bitter with declared faith and slain victims.
Gnomen 25All history is bitter with foundations of life broken by the hypocrisy of the main life-lines to the masses under that foundation. For the foundation of life is the Pact of Gods wisdom revealed to mankind, and the fear of God is the shielding force against the hypocrisy which corrupts that wisdom, as it states The beginning of wisdom is the fear of God. All history is bitter with priests who spoke wisdom to fill their pockets and stomachs and whose faith has been a means of gaining power. All history is also replete with mystics whose great inner faith has brought them to hate the rest of mankind in their hearts while with their mouths they claim a celestial love for all Gods creatures. Bitter is the hypocrisy of the virtue of faith when it is not based on the foundation of true humility and perfect derech eretz with all people.
Gnomen 26Derech eretz is the basis of the proper behaviour with all people, as explained in Tablet 5. Its application permits the entrance to the true virtues of the heart and without it all entrance is sealed off. The ways of derech eretz, however, must be studied from true teachers of revealed wisdom. No one is born knowing; all must be acquired by study, by observation and contemplation and by experience. All the Faculties of each person are, so to speak, at birth yet empty and must be filled before they can become functioning. Derech eretz is not a virtue of the heart but the required Key to opening the doors of the Virtues. Humility, however, is of the heart itself. Why is it not mentioned in the 10 Virtues of the Heart?.
Gnomen 27Strangely enough even the prayer of the New Heart does not mention the word humility concerning the heart and instead we find it here only concerning the New Humble Brain. In the renewed prayer of Our Father according to the Completed Signs, on the other hand, it says Give us a humble heart as that of the beloved Just. Concerning the New Heart, the term humility is not given as a specific attribute because it is the underlying basis of all the Virtues whether the 10 Faculties of the Virtues or whether the resulting good qualities mentioned in the prayer. It is used instead for the New Humble Brain for reasons explained in Tablet 20. The term is needed here because it indicates the Great Novelty of the conditions for receiving the New Brain of the Final Pact.
Gnomen 28Nevertheless, if one need get more specific, humility is included in the first Virtue of the Heart, that of Faith. As explained, the first Virtue is abstracted from and bound to the first commandment which is that of believing in the true tradition. The true tradition itself is totally bound up to the humility of the Patriarchs and, in particular, to the humility of Moses, magister noster. The entire first commandment I am the Lord, your God who took you out of the land of Egypt out of the house of bondage was perpetrated in the world at the hands of Moses. And the Almighty God testified that the reason of His closeness to Moses more than to anyone else was that Moses was more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth.
Gnomen 29No one ever reached or will ever reach the closeness of God to one person as was the closeness of God to Moses, as no one else ever reached or will reach the humility loved by God as was the humility of Moses, our teacher. This fact is testified to by God Almighty in the Holy Torah. The Tzadik and chosen Teacher of Life, Haim, used to teach me at length that the humility of Moshe Rabbeinu, peace be upon him, is the great basis of the entire Torah. All virtues are ultimately measured by the true humility which is behind them and if they can be measured by true humility then they will truly be virtues of faith and virtues of the heart. Anything in contrast to humility will falsify all the rest.
Gnomen 30Great has been the humility and the suffering and the exalted level of the Hidden Tzadikim in every generation, for they are the true pupils of Moses, the beloved servant of God, who live in the sanctity of Moses humility and who rise constantly in level on the wings of its application before God and before all people. In the elevated sanctity of Moses ascents at Sinai, the Hidden Tzadikim constantly renew in themselves the depths of Moses humility and they receive the love of God to His humble servants. In the merit of their humility the world has been saved until now. Therefore we ask in humility that we too may receive something of the sanctified humility and the beloved faith of the Hidden Tzadikim and say Give us a humble heart as the beloved Just.
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