Saturday, November 7, 2009

PaRaDiSe Regained: The Brilliant Kabbalah-Key to the Non-Dual Bible

Yes, you read correctly.

Non-dual Bible.

As you may have heard, much of the allegedly applicable story starts in Paradise.

What you may not have heard is that Paradise is an acrostic (where each Hebrew letter, PRDS .. represents a word), pointing to the same three-in-one-in-all model of consciousness encoded in all the great sacred writings of the world.

In the Hindu/Tantric/Yogic traditions, this same model of consciousness is symbolized by AUM. (including the dot " . ", the point or bindu, indicating infinite original eternal silent awareness now), and the four levels of speech (Kashmir Shaivism) -- Paravak, Pasyanti, Madhyama and Vaikhari.

Kashmir Shaivism also has the four spheres, or anda in Sanskrit (Shakti, Maya, Prakriti, Prthivi), as the Kabbalah, the mystical/esoteric (yogic) path within Judaism has the four worlds:

Atzilut, Beriah, Yetzirah, Assiyah

Emanation, Creation, Formation, Action

... which bring us right back to Paradise.

PaRaDiSe .... Orchard ... or ... Garden ... in Hebrew.

Also, a potentially infinitely helpful mnemonic:

PaRaDiSe ... PRDS (Hebrew) ....


Allegorical/Intellectual (first level of metaphor)
Exposition (deeper level of metaphor)
Secret (inner intuitive understanding)

Here's an excellent overview of PRDS from respected Gnostic Christian Kabbalah author, Tau Malachi, at the Sophian Fellowship Forum.

And, no, of course ... it's not like every word of the Bible is encoded with a sophisticated schema of four perfectly interlacing and complementary levels of wisdom pointing to how consciousness actually operates.

It's like every syllable of the Bible is encoded with a sophisticated schema of four perfectly interlacing and complementary levels of wisdom pointing to how consciousness actually operates, supported by Gematria, the one-corresponding-number-for-each-letter schema, wherein the three-in-one-in-all model is formulated with a level of sophistication and elegance that causes the modern mind to drop its conceptual jaw in awe ... and realize that maybe "advanced in external technology" .... doesn't always mean "advanced".

The Hebrew Aleph-Beyt consists of:

27 letters (22 primary, 4 final)
9 representing the Archetypal
9 representing the Existential
9 representing the Cosmic/Supernal

If you're interested, check out this hypertext index of the Hebrew Aleph-Bet, offering a detailed overview of the sophistication of the letter-number symbolism, utilized to encode the entire (originally Hebrew) Torah ... aka the Old Testament of the Bible.

Just how deep and sophisticated is this letter-number symbolism of Hebraic sacred science?

Deep and sophisticated.

And I understand ..... for some rational minds ... equating deep and sophisticated with:

"In the beginning God created heaven and earth" ... is a bit of a stretch.

And rightfully so, considering that ""In the beginning God created heaven and earth" is an utter mistranslation.

The original Hebrew reads:

"Bereshyt Barah Elohim et Ha Shamaim Vay et Ha Eretz"

To begin to get how deeply and fully the original Hebrew points to the actual operation of consciousness, click on the link, above (the word Bereshyt).

And, if you want to go all the way into the rabbit hole ... and/or be catapulted right *out* of the matrix ... click here.


(from "The Secret Doctrine of the Kabbalah", linked above) 

"With this understanding of the basic geometric processes involved in the construction of the circle and the hexagram, we should be better able to appreciate the geometric descriptions of creation in the Zohar. At the start of the section called Bereshit, the progression from point, through line, to circle, and then to the marking of radial arc points, is described in relation to the first processes of creation: 

"The Most Mysterious struck its void, and caused its point to shine. This 'beginning', then extended, and made for itself a palace for its honor and glory...

... From this point onwards, Bara Shith -- he created six."


Six directions; the cube of space defined by the field of original unified awareness.

Six days ... three points comprising the basis of a triangle pointing up ... fire ... shin; three points comprising the basis for a triangle pointing down ... water ... mem.

And the seventh ... the original, the first ... Aleph; spirit, pure creative awareness, resting in eternal repose at the center ... at the heart of it all.

The two triangles united, forming a six-pointed star .... the Star of David (DVD, Dalet Vav Dalet ... two formerly-resisting facets of consciousness, unified and harmonized by the life-force, Vav, the "copulative principle" as Kabbalistic sages would have it); the satkona in Hinduism and tantric/yogic traditions.

The union of Shiva and Shakti in Hinduism and related yogic/tantric traditions, such as Kashmir Shaivism.

The union of Yahweh (YHVH) and Elohim (ELHM) in Kabbalistic Judaism.

In Genesis, there is a perplexing line:

"Let us go down and make man in our image."

... causing the myopically monotheistic to wonder aloud: "who is God talking to?"

... which is only too easy to understand, when it's learned that Elohim is a feminine noun, with a masculine plural ending .... as in:

Not that many decades ago, a woman married to a Mr. John Smith would be known as Mrs. John Smith ... her identity subsumed in the identity of her husband.

Somehow, the relationship between male and female principles became twisted to represent woman as "less than", because of this "subsumed identity" ... whereas in ancient times, the Goddess acted, literally, as the very power of the God ... She arises from him; She is His emanation.

His Shakti; his very power; his capability.

Or, as Hebrew has it .... his Shekinah.

The true power of which all shines very clearly in any language, once it's seen that there's only One Awareness.

"Let us go down and make man in our image" ...

... "let this unified awareness magnify this light throughout the full field as awareness now" ....

It's never been about simplistic fairy tales, or pissed-off old guys in the sky.

It's all and only about this one awareness we each and all are ever-emanating as, now, really.

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