AYIN-BET (The 72 Names of God) ~Reflections #47. AYIN SHIN LAMED – Guardian angel, Asaliah – “God Who Reveals the Truth”
“You say you want a revolution, well, you know, we all want to change the world.”
—John Lennon & Paul McCartney
World peace begins within the individual. Before we can change the human condition, we must change ourselves. It is often easy to rally around a cause. It is far more difficult to look in the mirror and begin the work of inner transformation.
If a beggar is in need of five dollars and a passerby has only a nickel, he cannot fulfill the beggar’s needs. In other words, we can share only what we possess. Before we can embark on a mission to change the world, we must first transform ourselves, change our ways, and attain true joy and fulfillment in our own lives.
And if there is any doubt whatsoever that we ourselves still require further correcting, bear in mind the harsh Kabbalistic truth: That which our eyes witness out in the external world, all the evil, all the wickedness, is but a mirror image reflecting the remains of evil that lay hidden and undetected in our hearts.
Reflect upon the spiritual truth that world peace begins with peace in your own heart. With this Name, you speed your own transformation—and strengthen the forces of peace throughout the world.
* Kabbalah and New Life Wisdom
Zohar – Chayei Sarah: Verse 158
We learned that Rabbi Shimon quoted Rabbi Yosi who quoted Rav saying that all the hosts of the servant receive light and delight in the splendor of the soul, as the light of the soul in the World to Come is greater than the light of the throne, NAMELY THE THRONE OF GLORY. AND THE ANGELS RECEIVE THEIR LIGHT FROM THE THRONE, SO THE LIGHT OF THE SOUL IS GREATER THAN THAT OF THE THRONE. A DIFFICULT POINT IS THEN RAISED. It seems that the soul was taken from the throne, AND THE RECEIVER IS BY DEFINITION SMALLER THAN THE GIVER. THE EXPLANATION IS THAT each had according to what was appropriate for it. Rav Nachman added that it is actually greater than the light of the throne, as it is written, “The likeness as the appearance of a man upon it” (Yechezkel 1:26), above it in splendor.