- The holiday of Sukkot celebrated today its goal is World Peace divine unity.
- The Messiah of spiritual healing is revealed through resurrection.
- President Trump said “Don’t fear Corona” when leaving the hospital.
On the holiday of Sukkot are built temporary dwellings called Sukkot booths with the prayer that God should place all mankind under one roof called Sukka. Moses the giver of the Torah compares the Universal faith to a Sukka in contrast to a permanent dwelling place which is the holy temple which was built in Jerusalem, the National home of the Jewish people. The Torah is both Universal and National.
Don’t estimate the power of the mind. The Baal Shem Tov the founder of Chassidism taught that a person lives according to his mind set. Therefore when the mind of a person connects to the resurrection of Moses as revealed in the Universal Faith which is the ultimate peace between heaven and earth, he lives with peace, unity and the energy of the resurrection. He lives with the Messiah. He lives with the Messiah even if in the lower worlds called reality contradict this truth. Mind has power over matter.
A person who lives with the universal faith the resurrection of the three prophets of truth Moses, Jesus, and Mohammed and the Messiah of Chassidism the Lubavitcher Rebbe of blessed memory is filled with life energy which has the power to protect the living from the energies of evil of which is disease. About this the sages taught, 99% of people die from the evil eye and not from Corona or another virus. Mind has the power to rule over matter. Faith is the foundation of spiritual healing. It protects people from the negative thoughts of real life situations such as living in the Corona Pandemic or under treatment for cancer. The highest faith is the Universal faith.
The power of the mind is connected to faith like is taught in the Bible “Faith can even move a mountain.” The spiritual healer lives in two worlds, the physical world and the world of the mind and faith. Therefore even though the spiritual healer accepts the regulations of the Ministry of Health to wear masks and to social distance, he is also listening to his Guru who gives him the mind power and faith spiritual strengthening. In Europe there was a Chassidic Rabbi Zusha from the city of Anapoli who lived in poverty. His home was dilapidated and his family hardly had food to eat. He was from a family of great lineage and a great Torah Scholar and student of Chassidism. Despite his living conditions, he was always happy.
A person suffering poverty came to the Rabbi in his community completely depressed that he had lost all his money in a bad investment and was in great debt. The Rabbi suggested that he visit Rabbi Zusha. He went to visit Rabbi Zusha. When he came to the home of Rabbi Zusha, he was shocked to see how a person could live in such poverty much more than his own poverty. He knocked at the door of Rabbi Zusha. Rabbi Zusha opened the door. The man could not believe how poor a Rabbi of great status could live under these conditions. He asked Rabbi Zusha, “How can you exist under these living conditions?” Rabbi Zusha laughed and answered him, “What are you talking about? What living conditions? Rabbi Zusha was happy even though he was poor. The man who had lost his fortunes saw from Rabbi Zusha the power of faith, mind power.
The Universal Faith contradicts the reality of this world. In this world religions are at war. Judaism contradicts Christianity. Islam contradicts Christianity. Christians claim the Messiah has already come. Judaism is waiting for the Messiah. Islam calls Christian Messiah worship idolatry. Christians claim Jesus is the only way. Atheists reject the first passage of the Bible, In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. They believe in a natural source of creation and in evolution of the species as taught by Darwin and in physics. The world is full of contradictions to faith. Reality contradicts faith. War and disease contradicts faith.
In religion, there are different approaches to spirituality. There is national religion and universal religion. National religion rejects universal faith. Universal faith stresses the unity of God in heaven which is primarily through resurrection. National faith stresses the work of God on earth which is raising a family and good deeds.
Universal faith gives permission for a person to isolate himself from the world in a monastery or Ashram. National faith is against celibacy. For some spiritual leaders the mindset of religion is in heaven for other the mindset of religion is on earth and action. Judaism finds God in the Torah with the goal of Torah Scholarship and observance of the commandments such as in the holiday of Sukkot which is celebrated in the fall, the blessings on the Palm branch and the living in booths for one week called Sukkot. In Judaism a Jew is a servant of God, he rejects freedom.
In Eastern mysticism the goal is to reach spiritual freedom through meditation and connection to the Guru who is their living example of the man of truth. Christianity connects to Jesus. Islam connects to Mohammed. Judaism to Moses. They are all closed to a new light but live with the light which was revealed in the past. In this way each religion maintains its own unique national identity. The Universal light of resurrection is always new. It is a spiritual mind set in heaven. A spiritual mind set in heaven gives spiritual healing but is too abstract to build from it a nation or religion.
Judaism was once against free thinking. Every word or thought was censored to correspond with the way of thought which was permitted according to the Torah. Each book written on spiritual topics had to be authorized and approved by the rabbinical leaders. There may have been a thousand prophets in history but only several prophecies were accepted to become part of the Jewish Bible. Existentialism as described by Martin Buber in his book called “I Thou” a universal approach to life is called philosophy and not accepted in Jewish religious thought. The same is true today where the establishment in the world of medicine FDA or WHO makes the choices for mankind how to approach a solution for Corona Virus.
President Trump (we should hear good news about his complete recovery) was given plasma as his first treatment. Afterwards Remdesvir the anti-viral drug for Ebola. The establishment did not accept Hydrochloroquine to be prescribed by doctors in the early stages of the disease. Remdesvir is given by injection in the hospital which keeps it more under control of the establishment. Hydrochloroquine can be bought over the counter and administered as a self-help kit with Zinc and Azithromycin. Dr. Simone Gold and other doctors disagreed with the FDA and lost their jobs. There is establishment in medicine and also in religion. The Universal Faith has crossed the borders of the establishment of National Faith into the realm of World Faith. World Faith does not have an establishment like National Faith. World faith combines national faiths to make a divine unity which is called Shalom, Om Tat Sat.
In the Universal Faith spiritual healing employs mindset, the power of the mind to its ultimate capacity. Religion limits the mindset spiritual healing according to its guidelines and focuses on blind faith and obedience. These limitations in Judaism were challenged by the Baal Shem Tov the founder of Chassidism. He received opposition from the establishment in Judaism. Baal Shem Tov based his teachings on the Zohar the Book of Splendor but even the Zohar was later limited by the establishment by the teachings of a later Kabbalist the Arizal. One of these teachings in the Zohar is about the resurrection of Moses and the Universal Faith. The Zohar endorses spiritual healing. The establishment in Judaism remains conventional which means to go to a conventional doctor and not a spiritual healer.
The Lubavitcher Rebbe left a message to his students before he left the known world of existence. He instructed them to unite the establishment of Judaism with Chassidism, the old age with the new age. Baha”i which is called the Universal Faith teaches the acceptance of established religions with the Universal Faith. Orthodox Judaism fundamentally rejects change. Progressive Jewish Spirituality as taught by the Rabbi musician Shlomo Carlbach accepts change and includes in it the Goal of World Unity and Peace. He said, Peace is the name of God. Peace can only be when there is peace in the whole world. He sings about peace.