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THE 72 NAMES OF GOD

I am not a Rabbi, I am just an artist that learned for many years with Rabbi Berg.
It was almost 20years ago, it was the beginning of a big adventure for me, the discovering of the inner meaning of Judaism, through the teachings of Kabbalah. Until then, I was a secular jew, living in Paris, ignoring almost everything of my roots. I was entering in a synagogue once a year for Yom Kippour, and that was enough for me.

Then, I started to ask myself questions, I started to look for answers, and I discovered these teachings. We say when the student is ready, the teacher will appear…

God  put on my way Rabbi Schraga Feivel Berg, at this time the Dean of the Kabbalah Centre. It was at the end the year 1989, just before Hanukkah that the miracle occurred…

Today , I would like to share with you some notes that I took at this time, these are from 1993, about the Parasha Beshalach, the Parasha of the 72 Names of God

PARASHA BESHALAH

This week's parasha is the most powerful reading of all sections of the Torah. One might ask is not the reading of next parasha, Yitro with the 10 commandments the more important.We have to understand this. The Torah begins this section with Beshalach Pharaoh and it says…bo. And says that God did not take the Jews out of Egypt on a straight way because God felt that when they will see that the Egyptians will run after the Jews, they will want to return to Egypt. So He took them in a way that they would not recognize how to return.

For 3000 years we celebrate Passover because the Jews were freed by God from slavery.  If they were saved from slavery, why would they want to go back ? The Zohar says, for 3500 years, the Jew were asleep. Whenever Jews suffer, the whole world suffers. Isn't it always the Jews that suffer. That 6 millions Jews died in the Holocaust. What we forget that also more than 50 millions non jews died in this war. Why is it so important that 6 millions Jews died? Whenever the jews suffer, the whole world suffers. The Zohar says that in Beshalach, the Jews were given the opportunity to remove chaos from the worldBut they forget. Why ? Because they are concerned with their own physical comfort.

When you do not remove chaos, no matter how much money, no matter how good is your  health, no matter how good is your life, as long as you do not remove chaos, everyone will suffer the pain of chaos. When Jews came to the Red Sea with the Egyptians behind them, Jews began to cry to God. What did they say ? Moshe, were there no graves in Egypt, so you had to take us out, so there is plenty land here in the desert to bury us all.Better to work for the Egyptians than to perish in the desert. Didn't they see all the miracles, didn't they know that God can save them ?

Even though the Jews saw all the miracles and had no reason to fear, they lost that confidence immediately. What happens when somebody get a serious illness ? He immediately breaks down. What happens when someone looses all his money ?He immediately thinks he will never come back. This is human nature. The Jews will always forget no matter how big the miracle. How do we know there is not going to be chaos in the future ? How do we guarantee that tomorrow will be no chaos ?

The answer is in the Parasha. God says to Moshe why are they praying to me ?What happens when that misfortune and tragedy begins to take place in people lives. They pray to God. . But no when things are well, they do not need to pray. God says why are you now praying to me ? You have no reason. Who else are we to pray to ? What are we doing in this synagogue but to pray to God?  We are not here just only to pray to God, we are here to remove chaos from our lives. God said I have given you all the tools by which you can remove chaos permanently from our lives.  Where do we see that Jews receive this kind of tools? If you are thinking you are praying to God, think about what He said. God answered, He told the Jews to go right into the Sea. The Zohar asks, what kind of an answer is this that they should drown. Why would they not be praying to God ? With the Egyptians in back, and the Sea in front, would they not drown when they go into the water? Answers the Zohar, the Jews have not learned the lesson for 2000 years. Today, we have to learn it.

We are going to make this consciousness work for us that is given in this Parashat.

In chapter 14, of the book of Exodus, verses 19, 20 , 21. Each of these three  verses have exactly 72 letters.
Today 99%of the jews, reading this Parasha in the Synagogue still do not know that there are 72 letters. I t is the power of the Satan, so that you can make sure we remain in chaos forever, God forbide.

Without the Zohar, we would never know. God said what pray to me? I cannot help you. If I wanted to help you, I would not have created all these problems in the first place.God would not have allowed Nazis to become Naziz, and not allow cancer to appear. Kabbalah teaches that problems are here so we can learn and become like God. This is the reason to be born. If we do not learn to defeat chaos, how fast can problems in our life take over. What guarantee do we have? We worry that tomorrow could be our day. Why does God do this? So we can become like God. These tools were concealed for over 3000 years. We are still criticized that we should not learn Zohar.

Still one problem. The Zohar says- who split the Red Sea? God did not split the Red Sea for the Jews. We split the Red Sea with the 72 Names. The Jews did not understand that, what God wanted when He gave them the Knowledge to this world, this knowledge was to be given to the world. If the non-Jew hates the Jew, it is because he has chaos in his life and deep down he knows that the Jews are not using the Knowledge. He is angry at the jew, and he is right to be angry.

How to decipher the 72 Names of God from Scripture
( quote from Y. Berg 's book The 72 Names of God)

Each of these 3 verses contains 72 letters. The following chart reveal how the 72 names of God are derived from the biblical text.

Take the first letter of the first box (which is ו), and the first letter of the second box(which is ה ), and the first letter of the third box ( which is ו ), you now have the first Holy Name of God that appears in the first box top right of the chart.

Now, for the second Name, you simply have to take the second letter of the first box which is י , the second letter of the second box which is ל and the second letter of the third box which is י . You have now the  second  Holy Name of God that appears in the box immediately  to the left of the first box.

If you follow this simple pattern for all the letters in the three verses, you will unlock the most powerful and most ancient technology for achieving control over yourself and your life.

First verse

ויסע מלאך האלהים ההלך לפני מחנה ישראל וילך מאחריהם ויסע עמוד הענן מפניהם ויעמד מאחריהם

God's angel had been traveling in front of the Israelite camp, but now it moved and went behind them. The pillar of cloud thus moved from in front of them and stood at their rear.

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Read the board from the top right side and going down , then you will find the first verse.

Second verse


ויבא בין מחנה מצרים ובין מחנה ישראל ויהי הענן והחשך ויאר אתהלילה ולא-קרב זה אל-זה כל הלילה


It came between the Egyptian and the Israelite camps. There was cloud and darkness that night, blocking out all visibility. All that night the Egyptians and Israelites could not approach one another.

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Read the board from buttom left side going to the right, then you will find the second verse.

Third verse
ויט משה את-ידו על-הים ויולך יהוה את הים ברוח קדים עזה כל הלילה וישם את הים לחרבה ויבקעו המים:
Moses extended his hand over the sea. During the entire night, God drove back the sea with a powerful east wind, transforming the sea bed into dry land. The waters were divided.

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Read the board from the top right side going down, then you will find the third verse.

Complete 72 Names Chart

והו

ילי

סיט

עלם

מהש

ללה

אכא

כהת

הזי

אלד

לאו

ההע

יזל

מבה

הרי

הקם

לאו

כלי

לוו

פהל

נלך

ייי

מלה

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נתה

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ירת

שאה

ריי

אום

לכב

ושר

יחו

להח

כוק

מנד

אני

חעם

רהע

ייז

ההה

מיכ

וול

ילה

סאל

ערי

עשל

מיה

והו

דני

החש

עמם

ננא

נית

מבה

פוי

נמם

ייל

הרח

מצר

ומב

יהה

ענו

מחי

דמב

מנק

איע

חבו

ראה

יבמ

היי

מום

The energy that drives this ancient technology comes from these three verses and their 72 letters. The 72 Names of God are not "names" in any ordinary sense.The 72 Names of God provide us with a vehicule to connect to the infinite spiritual current that flow throughout reality. God gave this cutting-edge technology to Moses to be shared with all people, so that humans could unleash their own God-like powers and attain control over the physical world.

When God asked the desperate Israelites, " why are you calling out to me ', it was merely a code. God was actually telling the people that they themselves have the power to escape from their  perilous predicament on their own. They did not need God's assistance.

God never answers prayers. It is the people who answer their own prayers by knowing how to connect to and utilize the divine energy of the Creator and the God-like force in their own souls.
When God told the Israelites to jump into the sea, it was also a code revealing the actual technique for activating the power of the 72 Names.

The Israelites were required to demonstrate total certainty  in their God-like force powers, and in the 72 Names, by physically walking into the sea with complete conviction in a positive outcome.

Naturally, when they first stood by the banks of the sea, watching Pharoah fast approaching, they were gripped by fear and doubt. But then Moses reminded them the 72 Names. They began meditating upon them, employing all their mental powers to arouse breath-taking spiritual forces.
But you know what? Not a single water molecule moved until the Israelites conquered their doubts and waded into the sea with total certainty. Not one drop shifted until they were neck deep in the sea. Then, when the waters reached their nostrils, and they still maintained complete certainty, the waters parted, giving them passage to freedom.

To seize control over the laws of Nature, one must attain self-mastery.
Therein lies the secret to the 72 Names of God

 

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