Comment: It is said that the first letters that appeared after rock paintings [pictographs] were the letters of the Hebrew alphabet: Aleph (א), Bet (ב), and so on.
My Response: They did not appear. They were discovered by Adam who lived almost 6,000 years ago.
He discovered these letters because he began to understand the correlation between the quality of bestowal and the quality of reception and the connection between them. He saw that there are only 22 connections, and that through these connections between reception and bestowal, he could express all the qualities of the world. Therefore, he depicted them in the form of lines and dots. From that time, we have the alphabet.
Question: What is the black dot in a Hebrew letter from which everything starts?
Answer: It is something that is completely opposite to the quality of bestowal and goodness. Bestowal, love, and goodness are the positive qualities that flow from one object to another only for the benefit of the other, and they are called light. And the opposite of it is called a black dot.
Question: Does any letter start with this black dot?
Answer: Of course.
Comment: And then we draw a horizontal line, and a vertical line.
My Response: Yes, on the background of white light. On the background of the white sheet of paper.
Question: When the whole letter is written, what does it mean?
Answer: I depict to what extent negative qualities can become similar to the positive qualities.
Question: Do you mean that this black letter can become similar to the white sheet of paper, to the white light?
Question: And when I combine letters into a word?
Answer: By this you just explain how you move from one quality of bestowal to the second one, and then to the third, fourth, and so on.
Question: And when I write a sentence and completely fill this, for example, white light, this sheet of paper?
Answer: By doing this, you lay out all your capabilities of bestowal against the background of the white light. After the Torah was written, which depicts absolutely all potential mutual qualities of bestowal and reception, there is no point in writing anything else. Everything is just all sorts of additions and commentaries to the Torah.
Question: So, does the Torah describe all the desires and aspirations of man to become bestowing and loving?
Question: What if a person writes in English, Russian, German, Armenian, or any other language?
Answer: The fact is that what is being written now, you cannot read correctly because the languages are constantly undergoing changes. If you take a modern Frenchman today and one who lived during the Crusades, they would not understand each other. The language has changed so much!
Question: What about Hebrew?
Answer: No. Hebrew has not changed. We read books that were written two or three thousand years ago. Adam wrote his book The Angel Raziel 6,000 years ago, and we read it as if it were written today. It is not very clear, but we read it. We could talk to Adam just as we would to our contemporaries.
There is no other nation that could meet their ancestor who lived thousands of years ago and understand him and speak with him in the same language.
And the Jews could easily!
Question: Is it because the code did not change?
Answer: Yes. It cannot change because it is the interaction between the light and the darkness, the interaction between two forces.
Question: When they say that there is a certain code embedded in the Torah, is it about this interaction between the light and the darkness?
Answer: Yes. Darkness is the letters and light is the background on which we write.
The letters represent the equivalence of a person’s quality to the quality of the Creator. When man comes to this equivalence, then there will be no difference between the letters and the light. All the letters will only express the quality of light.
All the letters exist only to emphasize all the qualities of the light in those lines, in those images where it is absent.
Question: Is it true that horizontal and vertical lines represent different lights?
Answer: Yes, of course. There are many different signs, and there are many secrets in this, that is, things that we have not solved yet.
Question: Are there really unsolved secrets in the letters?
Answer: Of course! There is nothing but letters. The letter is a sign between us and the upper force. There is nothing else but these signs.
Question: Can we say that the light passes from above through a stencil called “letter” and is imprinted in a person?
Answer: Yes, that is also true.
Question: You once told a story about a completely ordinary person living in Siberia who wrote you a letter in Hebrew in the highest, purest, poetic language.
Answer: Yes. I showed it to my teacher Rabash. And he said that it was a Kabbalistic text written by a simple man because he had such spiritual enlightenment.
Question: Can we conclude from this that all the letters are within us, within each person in the world?
Answer: Yes. Later I met this man, and he did not understand or know anything. He came to Israel when he was released from Siberia after many years. There was nothing left in him from the state he had experienced then. It was given to him as such a brief flash because he was suffering so much. He wanted to exit himself, his body, with all his might! And this tension brought him to such a state that he was able to write in Hebrew. It just came out into the world through him.
Question: But can we say that it was his prayer?
Answer: Of course.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 1/4/21