Deuteronomy 5:5-23 (by Moses / Moshe):
Hear, O Israel, Jehovah (יהוה , , , ) our God is one, (He is Adam Kadmon, the Multiple Perfect Unity)
1. I am Jehovah thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt from the house of bondage.
You shall have no otherbefore me.
You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I am Jehovah thy God, a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
Mark 12:28-34 (by Jesus):
And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him: "Which commandment is the first of all?”
Jesus answered: “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: Jehovah our God is one; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
In Gnostic, which is -Knowledge, we have to learn the psychological work that we have to perform. This work is nothing new; it was always performed in ancient times by the Great Masters. This work has been taught in different ways in order that we can follow the path that leads to the of .
Kabbalistically speaking we say that Moses gave the people of Israel the Ten Commandments, which are ten rules, or ten steps that we have to follow, in order to attain the Great Work. It is unfortunately rare that few people see the Ten Commandments from the psychological point of view. They think they are just ten rules that are blindly put there for us to follow, but we have to realise that the Ten Commandments are related with the Ten Sephiroth of the Tree of Life.
The Ten Sephiroth inare studied in the Tree of Life. This is one of the trees that we find in Genesis, the other being the Tree of Knowledge – both trees share the same roots. These two trees are two sciences that we have to study. The Tree of Life is related with – in itself is God. That is why the Ten Commandments are the ten rules that are related with our Being, the rules that we have to follow in order to incarnate , in order to Self-realize in ourselves. God, the Spirit, our Father who is in Heaven, wants to incarnate in every one of us.
We now discuss the psychological steps in order to achieve the First Commandment. It is written that all the Commandments are within the First Commandment, and in order to understand what the Commandment encloses we have to study God in relation to the Tree of Life.
When we look at the Tree of Life we find the Ten Sephiroth arranged in three triangles with one Sephirah alone at the very bottom, making Ten Sephiroth.
The Three Sephiroth of the first triangle are called the Three Supernals, or the three Witnesses in Heaven – this is the triangle of God. This triangle in Christianity is called the Father, Son and Holy Spirit – the three Witnesses in Heaven, the three primary forces; Holy Affirmation, Holy Negation, Holy Conciliation; The Holy Trinity.
In the Holy Trinity the highest is the Father, which is the center of gravity of this Supernal Triangle. The Father is represented as a crown. The Heavenly Man wears a crown, which in Hebrew is called– this reminds us of the Crown in Hinduism, the . This is related with the pineal gland – in the pineal gland we have the Seat of the . Descartes, the great philosopher, says the pineal gland is the Seat of the - or the , as we say in psychology. and are the same thing.
These Three Supernals are what in Hebrew are called אלהים . means "Gods and Goddesses." It is a female name (אלה Eloah) ending with a plural masculine ending (ים im).
The Father, the first Sephirah, emanates from the Unknown, the Unknowable – called in Hebrew the, the Limitless, the Nothingness. That is why when you read the Hebrew Bible the name of God has four letters, because Moses knew very well that the Holy Trinity, the three Supernals, the three primary forces, emerge from the Unknowable. And that Unknowable is what is called the Cosmic Common Eternal Father; which has no form.
In י ., we call the Father “ ” and is symbolized with the letter
The Son “ה .” is symbolized with the letter
The Holy Spirit “ו .” is symbolized with the letter
יהו in Latin Letters is I A O.
יהו emanated from a uterus, from an Unknowable Divinity – the : that uterus is symbolised by the letter ה in Hebrew. That is why when writing the name of God we repeat the letter at the end of the name: יהוה Hei. This is the Holy name of God, which in Greek is called the Tetragrammaton.
When we are uniting the three Supernals, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, with the Unknowable Seity, then we are making a Divinity that has no form, that we can form no image of, it is impossible to symbolise, to have an image of that. Many Kabbalists call this יהוה is that Unknowable God which is symbolised in the World of God, in that first triangle, by a Great Head (vast countenance). In the Zohar we read that God appears, Kabbalistically speaking, like a Great Head, but only showing the right side, never the left, because the right side is related with the three Supernals, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, three forces in one God, the Holy Trinity. The left side, which is not shown, is the Unknowable Seity, the - which is from where the three Supernals emanate.Heva, or in English we write as Jehovah. Of course,
That is why in the First Commandment Moses says:
Hear, O Israel: Jehovah our God is one: And thou shalt love Jehovah thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy, and with all thy might. - Deuteronomy: 6:4, 5
Mark 12:28 - 34:
And one of the scribes (an intellectual – someone that was reading the Law), came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?
And Jesus answered him: The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; Jehovah (יהוה He Vau He) our God is one:
And thou shalt love Jehovah (יהוה He Vau He) thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy , and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
And the second is alike, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
There is none other commandment greater than these.
And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:
And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.
And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst asks him any question.
Well, of course this is synthesised, because when you read the Ten Commandments in the Bible, then in the Sixth chapter of Deuteronomy – you read that Moses explains "Oh Israel your God is One." Or Jehovah your God is One, and Jesus repeats that.
Because that is the first thing that we have to accomplish, but that is a psychological work that we have to perform. Precisely when we talk of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the Three Witnesses in Heaven, we find that those three primary forces are related with creation. Nothing can exist without the activity of these three primary forces, and in order for the creation of man in the image of God, which is the Self-Realised Person to appear, we need the three primary forces.
We find that in the first commandment Moses call the astral or emotional body “the earth,” but we have also the physical body which is, the Kingdom, that is also called the earth, because above the physical earth we find the Sephirah which is the other earth or dry land of the Third Day of Genesis.
Why iscalled the Kingdom? Because all of its four kingdoms are made by the Mixture of all the forces that come from all of the Sephiroth:
This is all that there is to the planet Earth: the four kingdoms, organised very wisely by God in what we call matter. The planet earth. But we say that the human body, the physical body, the human earth, is a microcosm which is similar to the planet earth, with the four kingdoms. We have to develop the four kingdoms, and to command the four kingdoms, because the human being is called to be the King or Queen of Nature. So, in the physical body we have also the Three Witnesses, related with thethat we have:
Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the three witnesses in the body – the Breath, the Blood and the Waters of Sexuality.
These are thethat we have to work with, because the entity of God acts always through the . In the we have what are called Bobikandelnots or the vital capital that we have in order to survive physically. Also we have the acting through the , in order to do what it has to perform. What does it have to do? ‘To love thy God with all thy heart, with all thy mind, with all thy strength.’ In Hebrew, strength is related with the sexual strength, sexual force. This commandment is something that we have to attain psychologically – it doesn’t mean that we are going to perform this perfectly every day, because we know that the Ten Commandments are the rules that we have to follow little by little in order to achieve Self-Realisation. It is impossible to find a human on this planet that can fulfil the First Commandment 100%.
First we have to state that the, the in everyone of us, is bottled up within the , within that which we call ‘my ’, ‘my pride’, ‘my envy’, ‘my vanity’, ‘my laziness’, ‘my gluttony’, etc. These are seven capital sins that we have within, and which we have to overcome. That is why the First Commandment states that we must not make any image, or any carved image in Heaven. So when we study , we know that Heaven is related with the mind – it is not referring to carving images in the physical world. Before an artist or sculptor can carve an image of anything in wood or marble, he has to imagine that first, he has to have his mind very well concentrated. If you look at all the inventions in the world, they were images, forms in the mind of the inventors. Technology is all the things that are created by the mind of many human beings in society. All this was first in the mind. This is not related to physical things but to our mind.
The First Commandment is indicating that we have to be attentive. To love our God with all our mind, means that we have to put always our mind on God.
The Commandment also states that we have to love our God with all our, or . To love our God with all our means to put God in our – to be aware. Moses says ‘God has no form’ – and if you are thinking or imagining something, that thing, that something has form. That is why in Buddhism when you are remembering the self, it is not remembering the , the myself - remembering yourself is remembering the Self, , which is God, which has no form. And God is omnipresent, exists here and now. Omnipresent means that it exists always, present, all the time. It is not a God of the past, of the future, it is an Omnipresent God, which is always here. Past, present and future are in a ‘now-brotherhood’, always there. So if we want to love God we have to be here, with the , meaning that we have to do the effort to be here and now. When we do that effort to be here and now, we have to put the pressure in the pineal gland, and we feel the pressure there. To be attentive is to be situated in the pineal gland. All the is there, and then we have to follow with all our mind. Because then the which is in the pineal gland, acts as Will-Power, Will-power is a masculine effort, action that we have to exercise. We have to be always strong, controlling and commanding the mind. But in order to control the mind, we have to remember God, and to remember God is to live in the present. Because God is Omnipresent, is here, and then we are in connection with the Elder of the Days, with the Father of all Fatherhood, which is in Heaven. God in Heaven, the Head of the three Witnesses. And here in the earth, He is related with the pineal gland, the Crown . We have to remember God, to be in the present. To love God is to be awakened. Not to be asleep – to be asleep is to forget God.
So then when you are remembering God with all your, , then you apply the Commandment, ‘with all my mind, with all my heart.’ But heart means Love, the emotion that you have to put into activity. Superior emotion is necessary, because we have many inferior emotions. That is why the observance of the is indispensable in order for us to follow the First Commandment. Moses knew it, and that is why he states "You shall make no image in Heaven, on Earth, or in the Waters" – which are under the earth. This is indicating the . Because, psychologically speaking, in this area of the heart, we have our own emotional earth, (this is the dry land or “earth” that appears in the Third Day of Genesis), which is the astral body, above our physical earth. Another earth that is above this physical earth, physical body - that we have to control.
We must not carve or build any image in the mind or in the earth. How do we do this? In the area of the solar plexus is where we have all our desires, and always we build different desires in the heart and the mind. The mind is atomic, and the heart is molecular – that is why we say that theis molecular and atomic.
When you rest physically and go into dreams, then you see all the images or egos that you carved in the past. But God is commanding "You shall not have any image," in other words, you shall not have any psychological aggregates inside of you – because when you have psychological aggregates inside of you, you always bow before them. You always obey them. Many times when we are outside of the body, instead of being awakened and seeing God face to face as Moses did, and all the servants of the Lord, we are just asleep, we dream, with different images, with different forms or desires that we have. And in this physical world we always follow our own images or desires. So the Commandment states, "You shall not worship any carved image in Heaven, or in Earth, or in the Waters beneath the earth."
The Waters beneath the earth are related with the sexual energy. We need to know how to transform the waters, to make of the waters the correct transmutation or transformation. If we do not know how to transform the waters of sexuality, we create a lot of images, or we carve a lot of psychological aggregates inside of us.
That is why the Commandment states ‘because I am a jealous God.’ This is not egotistical jealousy, but when God wants to awaken, God wants to awaken here and now in all of its parts, or His parts. When we talk of God, God is Omnipresent, is always awakened, up there in Heaven. But Gods wants also to be awakened, to command, to control the earth, to control the whole body in ourselves. But if we are following our, our anger, our laziness, our gluttony, or many other defects that we have inside, God is not completely awakened, because he is and has many parts, as the Tree of Life shows us, and God is jealous, or zealous, and wants to be awakened in all of his parts, he wants the Self-realisation completely awakened in all of the Sephiroth.
That is why he never allows any image inside your mind; that is why He says, ‘I visit the iniquity of the Fathers on his children, from the third to the fourth generation.’ If you don’t know, or esotericism, or the initiatic path that we have to follow, you will not understand, and think that God is talking about my children and the children of my children etc, in the physical world.
But this is a psychological statement. Because the first generation is the physical body, or when we enter into the, it is the first serpentine fire that we raise. The second generation is related with the vital body, the superior part of the physical body. And the third generation is the astral body, and the fourth generation is the mental body.
Where do we find the? In the emotional and mental bodies. If you observe the you will see that the is alive in your mind and in your heart. That is why in the beginning we state that we have to observe our mind and our heart, our thoughts and our emotions. Because the third generation is related with the astral body, the emotional body, and the fourth generation is related with the mental body, and God inside of us, inside of anyone, is always watching the heart and the mind. That molecular (emotions or desires) and atomic (mental subjective thoughts) that we have within is the iniquity that we have within.
Those entities that we have inside, that the Commandment states is the third and fourth generation, are precisely those elements that hate God. This hate is an attitude, a way of acting that is always opposite to the laws of Self-Realisation. Few people comprehend this, because everyone has money to earn, problems, and has no time for the psychological work for themselves, or to perform any Religion. In this day and age few people are interested in God, and even they think that He is outside of them – they ignore that God is within. These Commandments are related to the psychological work, not something that we have to follow in a fanatical way. They believe only in a God belonging to a certain sect.
We must realise that Religion is a Latin word, coming from Religare, which means ‘to unite again.’ This is what we are trying to do in the psychological work, to unite again thewith God. God wants to humanise himself within the , and the wants to Divinise herself with Him. The mixture is what we need, but in order to achieve that we have to work here and now, psychologically.
That is why we read in the First Commandment; ‘You shall not have other Gods before me.’ But this is interpreted wrong, it should say; ‘You shall not have other Gods above me’. Or as the Hebrew Bible says, ‘You shall not have otherabove me’. When we study we find that the word is stated for the Divinities or Beings that exist from below. But when we enter in the Unknowable Divinity, , there are no there, because the emerge from the Unknowable. So it would make no sense to think that above He Vau He there are . And that is why when we work in the studies of psychology in this , we understand that the are the angels, archangels, seraphim, cherubim etc, in Christianity, which in Hebrew they call Malachim.
First He is the One in side of us, that is why the First Commandment states, ‘You shall love thy God with all thy Heart, Mind, Strength.’ And Jesus says, ‘And then the second Commandment is likewise, and you shall love thy neighbour as Thyself.’ Thy Neighbour means the God of thy neighbour.
We must remember ourselves, remember our God, and observe our three Witnesses, our, intellectual, emotional, motor-instinctive-sexual brains. Because God exists in the and wants to control our . And we remember Him – and in the measure that we remember him we realise that not only ourselves are a Child of God. Others are children of God as well. That is why in relation to this Commandment we have to accomplish the type of love called filial love. Filial love is to feel that one is a child of God. In order to do this, one needs to remember oneself here and now, to feel that one is a child of God, not to think it, to feel it in all of the – mind, heart and sex. And putting the attention of God in your pineal gland is with all your , then you are a child of God. Filial love. So being a child of God you remember Him, you love Him.
Because to love God is to remember Him – you cannot love your God if you do not remember Him. If you are doing anything and you do not care what God is, you do not remember Him, then how are you going to love your God? How are you to love your girlfriend, your dog or cat, and you want to hug them etc, if they are not there? You need to have some relationship, to show your love. So God needs to be loved, but where is God? God has no form – ‘you shall not make any image’ because if you make an image then you are identified with the image. To love God is to remember God. And that is the First Commandment.
And the Second is that my neighbour has God inside as well, and so we have to love and respector God of our neighbour as ourselves. That Self is , that we are loving and working with. So God is Gods, God is . When we say ‘And thy neighbour as Thyself’ you know that God is inside of you too, but when you come to your God, ‘You shall not have any above Him,’ because all the are beneath the Great Head. Above the Great Head there are no , there is only Him. That is why it is called the Perfect Multiple Unity, so that unity is inside of us, and in that way, this is how we are following or performing the First Commandment. It is a psychological work that we have to perform in the , by observing the , by remembering God, and by acting also with our neighbours, by acting, by showing them the same behavior.
This is the way to walk towards the path of the.
Do not to fall into the mistakes of sects, other groups, that by not knowing about the Tree of Life, they think that this Commandment is two Commandments. Many think that the First Commandment is: ‘You shall love thy God..’, and the Second Commandment is: ‘You shall not make any images...’ But they are mistaken, because ‘You shall love thy God' and ‘You shall not make any images’ are one and the same first Commandment. That is why Jesus says that ‘You shall love your God with all your heart, with all your mind, with all your strength.’ And Moses explains this with his own words – ‘I am the Lord thy God that brought thee out of the land of Egypt.’ Egypt is ignorance in this way, that psychological state in which we are in darkness. When we start working psychologically we are out of the Egyptian Amenti, we know the Doctrine, the Law, that we are studying now, from out of bondage.
‘Thou shalt have no other Gods above me.’ That is why in Buddhism it is stated that if Buddha appears in your, you have to slay him – because it is an image, and God has no form. In order to reach ecstasy you have to be empty minded. Any carved image, any psychological aggregate in activity, this is an image, and you are worshipping this image – you are putting your attention in it, instead of putting your whole attention in God and remembering Him. Whosoever remembers God cannot think – it is not that we are incapable of thinking, but that if your mind is active you are not remembering God which is Omnipresent, so be attentive, and if your mind throws up any image inside of your intellect, do not pay attention to it.
To be in that blessed state, or to observe thoughts without identifying with them, is something very difficult, but we have to start at least doing it when we close our eyes, in order to meditate, in order to contemplate God. There is awhich helps us activate that remembrance of God: OM MASI PADME HUM. This activates the pineal gland and the heart together, in order to stay here and now, because we are always out of the state of awareness.
‘Thou shalt have not anyabove me’ - this is jealousy, to remember only Him, to be awakened. ‘Thou shalt not make for thee any graven image or any likeness of any thing that is in Heaven, or that is in earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth’. This is related with the , or the three Witnesses, which are the three parts of our body. Heaven is the Head. In the heart we have that emotional earth. And in the sex we have the waters beneath the physical earth. Controlling the is how we accomplish the First Commandment, but if you observe yourself everyday at any moment you will see that you have a lot of images that you have carved in the past. Your is an image that you carved in the past, your anger, your vanity, your envy, as well etc. Many images or psychological aggregates that we have carved in the past. God did not do this, do you think that God created anger inside of us? No, we created all that, those images that we have carved inside of ourselves. God wants us to destroy all these images inside of us. ‘You shall not bow down thyself unto them.’ Observe them and see that you bow down before them. When you are angry do you love your neighbour? No, you bow before your anger, before your pride, instead of loving your enemy. ‘Deny thyself’ says the Lord, but we do not. We are angry because someone hurts our self-esteem, and this person has to suffer our anger, and we bow before our anger, that image that we created inside. The Commandment says you shall not bow down unto them nor to serve them, because our God "visits the iniquities of the fathers on the children unto the third and the fourth generation." God always visits us, and sees that we are idolaters, especially in the third and fourth generations, which are the astral and the mental bodies, the heart and the mind. We are always following that.
‘And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my Commandments.’ Mercy. Mercy is the Sephirah; when we are trying to accomplish this every day the blessings of God come to us, the . Within the are all the powers, or senses that everybody covets: clairvoyance, the powers of the saints and prophets. Moses had a lot of powers - raising the dead, Moses controlled the elements, those powers, capacities, are developed as a blessing of God. These are not animal powers like hypnotism, or channelling like mediums - anyone can develop these types of powers. But to develop the powers of God, divine powers, to receive those blessings, or gifts from our Inner Interior Being is something that we have to earn by working in ourselves worshipping our Inner God. Those are the blessings; it says, "Thousands of blessings are come to those that love me."
That First Commandment is not a commandment of believing or doing something fanatically – it is psychological work. Remember that theworks through the . When you are thinking, you are utilising the intellectual brain. When you are filled with emotions, you are working with your emotional brain, when you are moving you are acting with your sexual-motor-instinctive brain. That is why Moses and Jesus say "with all your strength." Here strength is related with the motor brain. When you need physical strength you need to put into activity your muscles. That is related with your motor brain and also your instinctive brain. And when you want to perform the sexual act you also need sexual strength. That is why strength or might is always related with sexual force, because in the area of the sex we have one brain that is called the motor-instinctive-sexual brain. Three forces in one that act in the physical body. So the , the is inside of the physical body, and acting through these . But remember that through these are the three Witnesses on the earth or Physical Body – the breath, the blood and the sexual waters. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit – three forces in one, because the blood that we have in the veins transforms itself into , sexual seed, in the ovaries and the testicles.
So therefore the First Commandment is a psychological work that always the student that is follow the Self-Realisation is performing everyday, everyday, everyday.
Remember your inner God in this moment – feel yourself in your body and observe your. And start to clean your in order to love your God completely, 100%. Because if you observe yourself right now you perform that commandment only three percent, because we have three percent of free of bondage, out of Egypt.
The remaining 97% of ouror is in bondage to the devil. That devil is , anger, pride, envy, laziness, greed – images that we carved in the past. That is why that scribe that asked the question to Jesus says, ‘Master, you have said the truth.’ Because anyone that follows this Commandment, performs everything. And Jesus says to him, ‘Blessed be thou that seeth this.’ Because not everybody sees this. In ancient times in order to see all this that we are stating here one had to study very seriously and carefully with the True Masters of etc, to study in order to comprehend finally. Now this is explained publicly because humanity is mature in order to understand the psychological work.
Hear, O Israel, יהוה Jehovah ( , He, , He) our God is one, (He is Adam Kadmon, the Multiple Perfect Unity)
“Hear (with the) O, (twelve zodiacal signs or twelve tribes of) Israel, Jehovah our God is One, (He is Adam Kadmon, the Multiple Perfect Unity, your Internal ).” [ from the Greek word “Monas,” Unity.]
I am (, He, , He = , , and ) Jehovah thy (internal) God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt (the lower abdomen), from the house of (psychological) bondage.
You shall have no other (will of any)before me (in ).
You shall not make for yourself a (psychological) graven image (within the 49 levels of your mind,), or any likeness (psychological aggregate of Mythomania) of anything that is in heaven above ( ), or that is on the (emotional, molecular) earth beneath (beneath , in other words, in ), or that is in the (sexual) waters (of , that is the Sephirah) under the (Sephira , the emotional or molecular) earth; you shall not (psychologically) bow down to them or serve them (instead, you must comprehend them and annihilate them); for I am Jehovah thyGod, a jealous God (jealous of all of its divine parts, especially the particles of pain that are trapped within your ), visiting the iniquityof the fathersupon the children (human ) to the third (the Body of Desires situated in ) and fourth (the Inferior Mind situated in ) generation of those (quarrel and noise egos) who hate me, but showing (my) steadfast love ( , the , the Spirit) to thousands generations (in , the Physical Body) of those who love me (psychologically with filial love from moment to moment) and keep my commandments (with Thelema, Willpower).
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