Does God Require Obedience and Self-Negation? The short answer is: No.
Let’s see the long answer. God Desires Willing Unification of Our Will to HaShem’s and that Will being our Own Will.
Obedience is commonly misunderstood. Self-negation in order to attain Unification with God does not exist at all. They are taught, as “concepts” by people who have not had the experience of the Unification of their Will into HaShem’s and they cannot describe the experience. They are telling you what they have understood from what they have heard, likely by others who got their “information” second, third fourth…hand too. Their own Will is not that of HaShem. So, they are trying very hard to be obedient. But they are being obedient to their own misunderstandings! They are slavishly serving their own dim images.
The Hebrew word עבד, pronounced eved, is very poorly translated as ‘slave’ and ‘servant’. Eved is the Hebrew origin of its English etymon obedient.
The Hebrew word עבד is actually two Names of Israel. I’ve written out these proofs in the Hebrew on Blogger.
Those who sincerely, genuinely, and *absolutely freely* want for the Creation what God wants, and those who love those who have attained the highest levels of unification of their Will into that of HaShem: Our Mothers, Fathers, the Judges and the Prophets and sincerely want to become like them insofar as they are able are eventually fully absorbed into the Divine Will, which is the Will of the Holy Sages.
How do we know what God wants? Well, when a Heart filled with the desire to become like the Righteous is filled with blood, and that blood then flows out into the brain we know what that Will is because we have unified our Blood with the Blood of our Holiest ancestors. That blood feeds the Brain and the Brain is filled with knowing and understanding. That blood feeds the Eyes and the Eyes see clearly and deeply.
Neither does God desire self-negation. This too is a mistaken interpretation. The Hebrew word בטול, pronounced beetule, is an anagram for לטוב, l’tov – meaning for good. All that we are required is to maintain the constant desire for the good of all of the Creation in our Hearts – and that is One with the Divine Will and the Will of the Righteous and we have attained true Oneness of the Will.
This is not self-negation or obedience or surrender of our will !
The good of all must be Our Will. In fact, to get to this level one must have passed the test of thinking that God does not desire the good and have said: Nevertheless, the Good is MY Will! Even if God is not Good – I Am! I will stand fast to this and I will stand true to this even if I have to go up against God! I want to the good of all!
* This is not true. It is a test. I can tell you this because when you come to that test it will seem very real to you and you will have to deal with the despair of thinking that you are all alone in wanting the Good even if you have been forewarned. It’s not a one-time, short experience either. This goes over years and years.
Unification of the Will to God, then, is not the surrendering of our Will to God. It is being the One who wants the Good. When we genuinely want this Good we are bound together with all those who passed that test. They are holy Fathers, Mothers, Judges and Prophets of The House of YisraEl. This binding is becoming a Member of those who want only the good. To be a Member of this Body is to become integrated into the Body of God, to become a Limb and an Organ of all of Whom are United in their Will for the Good of All. This is The Unification. Each Limb and Organ has its own Function, but it is all part of the Body and United in the Will. So, some are the Hands of God – the right or the Left. Some are the Eyes of God – the right or the Left. Some are the Heart of God and so on. All work together as One Body – The Body.
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