Sunday, May 31, 2009

G-dly Bodies

Those born from Adam and Chava before the sin were on the level of pure and holy bodies of an aspect of G-dliness, this is really a man of G-d, etc., He really made a tzelem Elokim, and Kayin and Hevel (Cain and Abel). So it will really be in the time to come at the resurrection of the dead...the same body...that body will possess the ultimate level of disrobing from physicality. The situation of no eating or drinking is right after the resurrection of the dead.

Maamorim Mitteler Rebbe, Vayikra II p. 686

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Moshiach: Taking us to Gan Eden and Beyond

Eden itself [as opposed to Gan Eden] "no eye has seen", only in the World to Come it will be for one who waits for it, until all the elevations of the present in Gan Eden are like nothing relative to the essence of Gan Eden, etc. The World to Come is beyond the days of Moshiach and beyond the revival of the dead.

Maamarei Mitteler Rebbe, Vayikra II

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Refining the Body to Surpass Adam Harishon

As our sages say, there is no difference between this world and the days of Moshiach except servitude to the nations. The service will only be in a spiritual manner, and not like Adam Harishon in Gan Eden to work it, etc. in spirituality itself, but rather [it will be] in real physicality itself...but still there will be death because we didn't yet refine the body to the level of Adam before the sin. But at the revival of the dead, when all the souls which passed away will come and go up higher and higher to their bodies...and the bodies will be pure and holy.

Maamorim Mitteler Rebbe, Vayikra II p. 686

Monday, May 25, 2009

Pure Refined Bodies in the days of Moshiach

The subject of the revival of the dead is, as known, that it comes after the days of Moshiach. Even though in the days of Moshiach the bodies will be refined and completely purified from their materiality because the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil will be completely refined then, as it states "I will remove the spirit of impurity from the world". Also, about animals and beasts it states "the wolf shall dwell with the lamb" "the cow and the bear", which means the 7 evil traits that fell in shviras hakeilim (the primordial shattering of the vessels) will be refined from all...nonetheless they will be in physical bodies born from a mother and father through physical desire, only that there won't be in them any evil, etc.

Maamorim Mitteler Rebbe, Vaikra II p.685

Saturday, May 23, 2009

We need to understand the subject of Gan Eden...

We need to understand the subject of Gan Eden of the Earth, where the neshomas go up to when they are pure, specifically. It is known that the four rivers that go out from Gan Eden are literal, that there is a special place on the globe of this physical earth on the Equator, 32 degrees distance from Yerushalayim, etc., and there is the place of this Gan and the river goes out from Eden to water the Gan, and from there it divides, etc. The fact that they didn't find it on the face of the earth, and they don't see the flaming sword, etc., is because this Gan is in the dimension of Divine spirituality. As is known, the ground (karka) of this Gan is higher even than the four spiritual fundemental elements of fire, air, water, and dirt which are intermingled with good and evil, etc.

But the spirituality of the four fundamental elements makes the ground of this Gan in a way which has no admixture of evil at all, because this place is separated in spirituality from all admixture of evil, like the body of Adam Harishon, which is made from this dirt in the ground of the Gan, etc., and so if he wouldn't have sinned with the Tree of Knowledge, etc. Because it was all on the level of utmost Divine holiness, only that he sinned with the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil and he wasn't able to stand in Gan Eden, as it says "He expelled the man".

Maamarim of the Mitteler Rebbe, Vayikra II 502-3

Friday, May 22, 2009

The Spiritual That is Within the Physical

We need to understand the subject of Gan Eden that is on the Earth, for it states "Hashem Elokim planted a Gan in Eden to the East" and according to the simple understanding it means that there is a special place in this physical world which is the place of this Gan, as explained in the Zohar. And this place, even though it is in this physical world, nevertheless it is on the level of Divine spirituality. It can be said that this is the level of spirituality that is in the physicality of the earth. And it is known that in every physical thing there is a dimension of "spirituality that is in physicality", which means besides the spiritual life-force in it, which is the dimension of actual spirituality, we find in the physical itself that there is a dimension of spirituality in it, within which the spiritual life-force is enclothed, etc.

Now Adam Harishon's physical body was refined and purified from all impurity amd waste and, quite the opposite, he was glowing and luminescent, and the midrash says his heel darkened the globe of the sun, etc. And if he didn't sin with the Tree of Knowledge he would remain on the level of ultimate Divine spirituality.

Rebbe Rashab, Maamorim 5662 p.299

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Before the sin there was no "secular"

From the Creation, everything was holiness. If it wasn't for the sin of Adam Harishon, there wouldn't be the secular/mundane ("chol"), as it says he was placed in Gan Eden, etc., and only via the sin, just as he made himself chol he also made the days of Creation chol.

Lubavitcher Rebbe, Va'era 5711 p.187

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Adam's Sin Physicalized the Worlds

The sin of Adam Harishon which physicalized the worlds, so that the Ohr Ein Sof illuminates in them via concealment and contraction until in this physical world the Ohr Ein Sof is concealed in them to the utmost.

Likutei Torah, Shlach 38a

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Even the animals were pure

Before the sin of Adam Harishon with the tree of knowledge, all the animals and beasts possessed very refined and pure bodies, even the snake...

Toras Chayim, Shemos 280b

Monday, May 18, 2009

Moshiach will rectify Adam's sin

In the future Moshiach will rectify the sin of Adam Harishon in his eating of the Tree of Knowledge.

Ohr Hatorah, B'chukosai p.652

Before the Sin of Adam...

In the seven days of Creation before the sin of Adam Harishon, the worlds were on a much higher level, because Gan Eden for Adam Harishon was [real for him] like this world is for us.

Likutei Torah, Tzav 10d

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Mankind began as a pure and holy Creation of Hashem.

We are standing now on the threshold of the coming of Moshiach and the redemption of mankind, which will be the return to that pure and holy state (and even beyond it).

In order to understand the magnitude of the transition which is about to occur--in our psyches, in our bodies, in our minds, and in the entire world--we must reach a much deeper dimension of understanding of the true nature of man and Creation.

This blog was established in order to make some of this deeper dimension of understanding available in English.

May it bring us a greater recognition of who and what we are, where we come from, and where we are going. And with that greater recognition will come the main thing: the deed. Fulfilling G-d's commandments in actuality, for this is what will push us across the threshold, from a fallen and polluted existence (inside and out) to a pure and holy existence.

Moshiach can come right much longer until we make it a reality?!