The Lord’s Prayer, Part 4/4, Final

Final part of this magnificent lecture about the Lord’s Prayer:

…”But let’s refer to the Our Father again and take it in order, starting with the fourth verse: ‘GIVE US OUR DAILY BREAD.’ Our true daily bread, the inexhaustible source of life, is the light flowing from Tiphareth, the sephirah ruled by the sun, for it is from the sun that we receive both physical and spiritual nourishment.

‘FORGIVE US OUR DEBTS AS WE ASLO HAVE FORGIVEN OUR DEBTORS’ – This request corresponds to the sephirah Chesed, and when we say these words we are creating a bond with Chesed. Jupiter, the symbol of benevolence and generosity, is the planet corresponding to Chesed. In order to pardon others we have to have that sovereign assurance we find in Jupiter that no one can ever rob us of the riches God has in store for us.

‘DO NOT BRING US INTO TEMPTATION, BUT RESCUE US FROM EVIL’ – This verse represents Geburah with its corresponding planet, Mars. It was the angels of Geburah who banished Adam and Eve from paradise after they had been tempted by the serpent, for they have the special task of combating evil and impurity of every kind. When you establish a bond with Geburah you become stronger, more able to resist evil.

Now, if you look at the diagram you can see how these sephiroth can be grouped into triangles: the upper triangle, formed by Kether, Chokmah and Binah, corresponds to the sublime world of EMANATION which the Cabbalah calls Atziluth.

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Below this comes the inverted triangle of Tiphareth, Chesed and Geburah, which corresponds to the world of CREATION or Beriah. And below this comes the triangle formed by Yesod, Hod and Netzach, which corresponds to the world of FORMATION, Yetsirah.

Finally Malkuth, which, as I have said, is a condensation of all the other sephiroth and which corresponds to the world of REALIZATION, Asiah. Malkuth is the kingdom; Yesod the power; Hod the glory, and Netzach eternity.
So when you say, ‘For the kingdom and the power and the glory are yours for ever’, you create a bond between yourself and the last sephiroth of the Tree of Life.

Are you beginning, now, to have some inkling of the vast scope of this short and apparently simple prayer Jesus gave us? It contains the whole universe. What immense vistas it opens before our eyes!

And what I have told you today is only a fraction of all its wonder. If you think about it and meditate on it, you will discover a great deal more for yourself. May light and peace be with you!”

Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov, from a lecture given at the Bonfin in 1962.
Izvor Book 215,  The true Meaning of Christ’s Teaching
Original Edition 1985, Chapter 1.

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