Feb 13, 2017
The biblical story of Nimrod and the tower of Babel is an esoteric teaching of psychology, and by studying the Zohar, the Hebrew letters, and the Tree of Life, one can understand the path to liberation. This lecture explains the psychological basis of Genesis and the teachings of Jesus, while also indicating the practical method of eliminating the causes of our suffering.
"Rabbi Simeon said: "The secret doctrine of Torah and its teaching have relation to two בbaith ( ביתhouses), or more explicitly the human ( ביתhouse) and divine ( ביתhouse), the lower and higher self, as it is written: And ( והיהva’heieh) Hei shall be for a sanctuary (to יIod and וVav); but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offense to both ( הHei) the houses of Israel, for a trap and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. - Isaiah 8: 14 “Of these two ( היהHeis), one (in the throat) is a mystery beyond human comprehension, the other (in Yesod), though exceedingly occult, is within the range of the understanding (Binah). “The ﬁrst ( הHei, in the throat) is symbolized by the Great Voice mentioned in (Deuteronomy 5: 23). 'The Great Voice את הקול Ath Ha’kwol that ceases not,' that is always resounding and speaking within us though unheard and unrecognized by the external ear. By it has been delivered and spoken the esoteric teachings known as 'the voice of Jacob' that they may become known. Now this great interior voice ( הקול- Hei’kwol) and the word ( אתAth) which expresses it are as it were two houses, the one visible, the other invisible. One is the eternal Wisdom ( חכמה עלאה Chokmah ilaah) hidden and concealed in (Daath) the divine mind and sent forth the great interior voice; the other the Voice of Jacob or esoteric teachings expressed by words, especially by the term בראשיתBarashith, or as it may be differently written and explained by the words ביתbaith ראשית reshith, meaning the house or doctrine called ראשיתreshith or beginning." - Zohar