Stones also cry

As we discussed earlier, the entire universe is divided into four categories: non-living nature, flora, fauna and humanity. There are transitional links - say corals (between nonliving and plant) or carnivorous plants (a cross between plants and animals somewhere in the depths of Jewish books, they are called "kelev Sade." - that is, a field dog). Or finally a monkey, of which some are inclined to think, "adapter" from animals to humans. Importantly, each of these steps, includes some sort of others. Let's say a person has a bone (organic, which resembles inanimate nature, materials), hair (reminiscent of the vegetation), the body (generally postorenny at approximately the same scheme with other mammals), and finally the mental activity and speech.

In the sphere of human desires and in the area of spiritual needs of man, it has the same "four": sufficient physiological needs ( "inanimate nature"), excessive physiological desires ( "vegetation"), the desire for power, enrichment and honor ( "Animal Kingdom") and the desire for self-realization and knowledge ( "human desires"). And above all this is the desire of spiritual things.

I say all this in order that-be to bring gently to the main topic of this article. Kabbalistic wisdom asserts: how is human nature to "stone" state of spiritual laziness, and the stone is alien (quite a human) sense of suffering. Simply, each stage of the universe, "he says" in their own language, which is not understandable to others. Say stone crying (and any other object of inanimate nature) - a change in their shape. We can say that all what they want - to remain unchanged.

And now comparable with those two facts from the Jewish tradition.

1. Prohibition of metallic tools to handle the stones intended for the construction of the Temple. That's because the unacceptable suffering * in place of "the highest correction";

2. Prohibition of Judaism at the sculpture. A simple explanation of this prohibition is this: in order not to create a likeness of idols. But if you dig deeper, we realize that bringing in house the sculpture, we are making actually screaming in pain creation! It suffers because of its shredding, changing shape. Simply, we are not able to understand his language **.

That's because - quite simply it's not in the Jewish spiritual knowledge. Creator has thought us a lot of mysteries, something we showed diligence, trying to solve their ...


* The question arises: but if the tradition is so worried about the stone, then how to explain the animal sacrifices of which were made in the temple? Answer - This is called a Korbonnos or translated into Russian approximation. With them were associated certain tikkun (rectification), but is the subject of a very different conversation. And if you say in a simple way - not any physical pain is done for suffering. As an example, give patients a dentist - they feel pain, for the sake of healing. But of course, this example is very relative. Perhaps more correct to say that it is not considered to be suffering pain for a higher purpose. ***

** therefore unfounded allegations of certain teachings of pseudo-experts, that they say the souls of sinners are placed in the next life in animals, plants or stones. This is pointless, because the human soul would not be able to operate them. Therefore, when they say that the soul of such a villain is placed in the stone, then it refers to the "stone" the level of the soul of his successor.

*** In general, a more precise definition of suffering - it's something that happens against our will. Even if you took out a $ 100 instead of the need in this moment 10, it is also suffering. Let microscopic. But from this point of view it is difficult to understand how an animal (whose desires above all to live) might want to be sacrificed? Obviously there running analogy between the "approaching" sacrificial animals and our ego - sort of a beast within us, which is what we want to kill, and so the Korban is not an action against our will and therefore not referred to as suffering. On the stone is quite different! As with all objects of inanimate nature. They are not coming, are not sacrificed. We gave the maximum. And it was not associated with a change in their shape.


How, then, to build a temple, if not treated stones? Tradition meets a huge mystery to this question. It is currently in Hebrew. It talks about some magical worm tochivshem stones. But to be honest I do not know what lies behind this allegory.