What Is

 

Love, joy, loved ones, food, shelter, national holidays, religious holidays, land, sea, air, fire, wind, nature. What “better” place is there than life itself? I have yet to hear this question answered. Because in fact there is no better “place” than life itself, and there’s no going back either.

The act of gift giving is a selfless one for both the giver and the receiver. In life, gifts are given for the sole purpose of giving. If both parties participating in this exchange are truly selfless in their intentions, both would act according to the laws of universal truths. This would mean that the giver cannot ask for the gift back once it has been given, and the receiver should use the gift for an unselfish purpose– the receiver would in turn share their gift with others. This here is another basic argument for why death could not exist, not in any universe, nor any dimension, throughout all space-time. Why would one assume that the gift of life given to us by our Creator would ever have to be returned? Life is G-d’s gift to humanity, it would be silly to assume he would need or ask for it back— ever. Once a gift is given, it’s yours. However, the human receivers must decide how they choose to enjoy the gift. In other words. Life is a gift, and it’s the greatest gift ever given. Which means it is our duty, as the receivers of this precious gift, to share our lives with others. The Torah scripture commonly encompasses the concept that G-d wants us to live our lives in the company of both our neighbors and strangers because our lives are literally meant to be shared with other humans. To me, this symbolizes humanity’s relationship with G-d and more significantly, life itself. In other words, the bond that has connected humanity to G-d’s light since the beginning of time was given to a vessel that was meant to receive G-d’s light for the sacred purpose of sharing G-d’s wisdom with others. This beam of light that created the universe, also known scientifically as the Big Bang, was not only able to inhale this wisdom of G-d, it could exhale or reproduce it, for the sole intent of giving birth to man. Let there be light is the link between the Big Bang explosion and Genesis, an explosion of energy took place at the beginning of our universe, nonetheless, both science and G-d are one in the same. Science is used to explain as many miracles as it can, through the study of G-d’s work. This original wisdom that was the light could also interpreted as G-d breathing into a vessel that inhaled the Word, and let it go for others to share in its glory.

Another significant argument that I can make is Motzart and his inexplicable ability to write a symmphony the first time his fingers touched the keys. No one has ever been able to explain this phenonema, except by simply saying it was chance or that these things are rare, but happen. The answer is much deeper and more complex than this half-way thought out and unfinished response. Looking at the bigger picture? What could be the only explanation to such an occurance? You can compare it to other renowned occurances similar Motzart. But, you can also compare it to the exact reason doctors are unable to explain why people come out of comas knowing a completely different or even unheard of language. There are many documented instances where humans have had a near-death experience and woken up with a new skill they never possessed, and have even woken up with different accents that could not be explained. B When you think about it logically, there is only one answer to how Mozart was able to write an orchestrated symphony his first time playing the piano. The only possible explanation requires you to use your knowledge of reason and have a strong belief in the foundations of faith. The only things that cannot be explained in this world are commonly ignored and devoted to chance when they should be left up to faith. The argument for the existence of G-d is another one in itself, but to sum it up, something cannot come from nothing. Period. This leaves the existence of G-das the strongest argument to why us humans are here today. Furthermore, when something cannot be explained, faith and G-d are what you should look deeply into.  Faith is meant to be deep, look at the complexities of our human bodies and of the minerals and foundations of life itself. It’s not easy to stack your cards in something you cannot see or that isn’t tangible, but, is chance tangible? And what is a coincidence if you really think about it? Where did the term coincidence begin? It began when the minds of humans were not able to explain an ironic event in their lives, and decided to come up with an alternate resolution to ease their confusion, but it never really answered their initial questions. Does it? I argue that Motzart had to have already aquired this skill previously, in order for him to be a musical genius. If a baby is given a toy, it learns how to grab the toy, and slowly works to become an expert at grabbing things using the motions of their body. This takes practice yet it’s one of the most basic steps we learn in our infant years. If you meditate on this response, you have to ask yourself how many other options are there to phenomena such as Motzart? In realirt, you develop skills through practice. I will argue that since this is true, one must already contain the knowledge of said skill, to be able to play an instrument as if they had played it all their lives. Quite literally, their souls have been playing it throughout their lifetimes. This is why they possess the ability to speak anonther language they never heard of, or become the next Picasso having never picked up a paintbrush, not in this life anyway.

Deja Vu

The answers to the most complex mysteries of the universe are quite literally buried into our innermost core, the soul of our beings. When a sign is sent to us, we automatically assume this sign is coincidence, we don’t leave room for fate or destiny or the Hand of G-d as a very valid explanation to what is. When you perceive things as they are, you begin to let go of the misguided perceptions  of what society has led you to believe. Do not look at things how others perceive them, look at them from your perception. Test out the signs you recieve, you start to realize these signs are part of your life’s guide to fulfilling your purpose here on Earth. WHen people ignore these signs, or when people ignore G-d’s outstretched arm, we are ignoring our destinies, we are ignoring out duties to mankind. Thus, if we do not fulfill out purpose in this lifetime, we do get to continue in our next one. However, if you do not try to understand G-d or you take the words of humans over the Word of G-d as your reasoning, you will keep straying further and further away from your destiny, and this also means you are preventing yourself from ever truly experiencing self-worth and the greatest happiness for you and the ones you love. For if one fulfills their dreams which stem from a passion that is your life’s goal, you are also achieving ultimate satisfaction and euphoric joy for your soul.

No return policies, no take backs. The same rules apply goes to our Supreme Giver.  The gift of life is here to stay for all those who breathe with beating hearts and flesh. How foolish is it to say that the Almighty would ever want this gift back?? And why would he ever want to take it away?… it’s ours for the choosing. It had already been decided upon out births that this the gift of life belonged to us, forever and ever. Only once we realize we must share our permanent gifts with mankind and vice versa, we will reach our highest potential. In other words, if we embrace the most selfless act–  of giving and receiving– the ultimate purpose of our infinite existence– will reveal itself. 

Death is a man made concept. No one can come back to tell you what death truly is so why on earth would humans just assume death means no more existence for the seemingly non functioning soul..? In fact, what nerve of those who took it upon themselves to name death in the first place. We can claim the definition to birth and other parts of life bc we know what comes next. In death, we do not. Which is why it is ludicrous for us to think death is the end of the road for those who’ve run their course. In reality, we are only running one of many courses we’ve already run or will run again. I’m simpler terms, you and I and every single human being on this planet have literally, “Been there, done that.” Except in a different galaxy in a different time-space on a whole other solar system located within another dimension. Perhaps we are striving to fulfill a certain destiny within each of our existences. Perhaps we fell short of this destiny in our previous lives. Perhaps this life is a chance to redeem our purpose. This, at its core, is the meaning of life. To fulfill your purpose; that of which is led to you through your inner most passions. It’s up to you to follow them. If you succeed, you must have the closest relationship with our G-d and G-d of our ancestors, the one and only supreme G-d. Build your bridge close to his glory, follow the signs and your primal instincts. Be forever grateful and well aware of all of this at all times. That is, keep in touch with the Creator who gave you the path worth living today. You’ll soon discover possibilities and uncover answers that you once believed to be nearly impossible to reach. They’re there. Finish the puzzle if you can. If not, that’s OK, you’ll get another turn before ya know it. 

If the universe in never-ending, why should its inhabitants be? After all, human bodies are made up of stars. That’s how every single skeletal being with human flesh and skin got its start. As a combination of stars. People seem to forget that there is no separation between human life and space when put into categorical terms. All things we know to be of tangibility belong to the universe. The planets, the oceans, meteors, suns, stars, solar systems and in between, are connected bc they are of substance here on earth. Human life forms and the atmospheric realm which exists as seemingly above them, are one in the same. We are not separated from what this universe has to offer, therefore, earthlings will not be excluded from this rebirth which begins and ends every few seconds, throughout the passages of time and space. 

Think past the moon and the planets and the stars– forever and always– to keep you sane and well.

-K. Ben-Moyal

It is common knowledge that the explanation for what deja vu is, feels like, or is caused by– has never been discovered. Scientists, psychologists, doctors, researchers have yet to discover the cause of deja vu, let alone describe what deja vu truly feels like– does anyone really know an accurate way to describe this sensation? What if I told you that the feeling of deja vu– that is– the feeling or sense that you’ve been somewhere like this before, or perhaps have felt the exact emotion(s) in a similar situation which you are very certain happened, yet can’t quite describe/recollect; what if I told you that this feeling/sense you nor anyone has ever been able to pinpoint or accurately describe- could be triggered by the subconscious of your soul? Pretty far out huh?

Let’s dig deeper.

Intertwined with my passion for utilizing politics to help humanity prosper for the betterment of mankind, I hold firmly that restoring the power of U.S. national security, and to restore American sovereignty as the leader of a global enterprise, constitutes for both a strong national defense, promoting free trade through influence of democracy’s founding principles by upholding the virtues that bind symbiotic ties for economic prosperity for all who seek to benefit. Historic breakthroughs in America’s young existence depict the primal values that work when it comes to all human nature, and that of which has inevitably led to some of the most successful booms in economic prosperity growth, both domestically and on the global scale, has been one of the highest and most valued inventions ever known to man, for history tells us that all men can succeed under the scope of protected human rights under our constitutional principles. Our American guidelines have proved to be, by far, the most effective tools which underline the sacred founding principles of the American Nation. Although America’s history has been short-lived in comparison to the rest of the world, a positive ripple effect has already evolved so rapidly overseas simply because the core elements which serve as the motivating incentives for conducting fair and profitable business deals, 24/7, all year around, all over the world – are the traditionally seasoned pilots which guide the perplexities of contrasting passengers collectively towards a universally unified destination by which all those who choose to fly solo are willingly embarking on a collective journey for the purpose of receiving and giving rewards, a fundamental virtue underpinning all the origins of what it means to truly live. Moreover, all traveling souls share their plane seats with complete strangers from all walks of life, traveling through the winds of time-space in a plane which exists to bring them to a shared destination, all the while, the pilots on our trips are in total control of our destinies. And we, as the paying customers, were so eager to pay thousands for the opportunity to venture to another place, giving up all power for hours and days and facing the unknown head-on, all for the pursuit of a better, richer life. In other words, these travelling individuals risk their lives and purposefully take major hits to their bank accounts in return for the prospect of something equally as great, but probably greater, in return; the risk is worth the reward. If you do not like the results or if you don’t like the place you visited on your passage to a foreign place, then you just don’t go back. Free trade,  or GLOBALIZATION, the true meaning of it at least, goes deeper than just tangibility. In a free market system, we are free to trade with whomever gives us the best deal, and for this to work, the individual or company we trade with must also reap rewards from the transactions made between the your businesses. If you can’t stand to gain anything from flying, or even if you just don’t want or hate the concept of flying, simply stay on the ground. Similarily, if you can’t stand to gain or if you know you are losing money in a business relationship, you can simply stay walk away from it. You can choose to back out anytime you want if it is your choice to trade and another individual has agreed to both parties terms, however, note that although the seasons will always change and the leaves will always fall, the direction of the wind that blows, never changes pattern.  Almost all human beings need to fly at some point in their lives, if they truly seek happiness they will eventually have to fly to own their pursuit. At the same time, almost all human beings reach a point in their lives when they start to develop a sense of ambition, a  desire grows deeper and deeper within them. It grows deeper, yet it expands at the exact same rate. The neverending, always expanding yet contracting Unvierse should ring some bells with that last statement in mind.

Anyways, How can this happen? Because the pilots of our universe are the metaphorical gifts given to human beings, really all life forms when you truly think about it. IN oher words, the fundamental rights by which all human nature is guaranteed or has the right as a human being, to own and these rights can never be taken away, you don’t get a refund if you try to return them, they are yours. Because to live happily, freedom and protection of those freedoms, are meant to be included in the package deal which comes free with each life cycle. The rights to life, liberty, to earn and own your own property, are actually the keys which unlock the doors on your path towards the pursuit of happiness.

When a bird begins to flap its wings, it truly wants to fly.  This is why i emphasized ALL life earlier. Even baby birds, who have never known a life without their mother, they cannot even grasp the concept of “what they are supposed to do” or what “has been donE” so they know that they are making the right decision. They don’t have the brain capacity to think this way. Which is sigifcant. Why is it that birds or any animal in the wild for that matter, choose to leave their nest, they could choose to stay in the safety of their mother’s nest, the only place in the whole world, they know is safe, they want to leave it, and they don’t even know what the “world” is! They just know they need to seek elsewhere for some reason. Instinct, if you will, is the equivalent to human happiness. But why do animals lack the fear of embarking? They are ignorant. All animals should be more ignorant than humans, however, I have seen liberals dumber than A bag of bricks. My dog could def. ;literally run circles around some professors I’ve met in college, no wonder the students are so helpless and doomed. But then again look at the animals they look up to in the white house. Actaully, let us not degrade animals, look at the scum in D.C. They are  the leaders of our nation, they have the ability to control what someone thinks could make them happy. Literally, liberals nowadays think that open borders would make the world a happier place, happier for who exactly? If they think it would make them happier, it is because they have been told over and over what  should make them happy, and this sadly makes some humans more ignorant than animals. At least animals listen to their instincts, their core desires, what they know in their souls (still have yet to find out what kind of souls animals have) but lets call it that for now. They may not think twice about why they want to leave the nest and free food and protection, they just have the sense, the faith, the certainty, the ability to “think” or rather, to konw how they feel. Moreso than humans. I can even admit as I am about to embark in the real world just having graduated from college and lived at home my whole life. I know in my gut that I am capable of conquering life and a career after college. But why do I stil have that nervous, almost hesitant sense of fear? I know its because the unknown in day to day life seems to mean nothing more than “i don’t know the answer, so I will just say that shit happens bc luck and chance.”  I personally have no problem seeking comfort in the unknown in terms of the universe and G-d and all of the elements that make up this world, I have no problem or doubt belieivng and having faith in our Creator and ancient scripture and miracles and prayers. BUT why can I not totally see that in me? Even after all I have accomplished. I always override my fears, sure. But why after wanting to live on my own all this time, do I have a sense of “maybe the unknown is worse than living my whole life at myparents house?” I know that is so silly to feel that way. Mentally, I know that I will be happier following my dreams. But why do I FEEL a sense of sentimental loss coming soon?

THIS JUST IN from the brain of kbm: maybe animals are supposed to show us that we have nothing to fear, as  they fearlessly leave their nests and mothers  so early on in life. Perhaps since the human mind finds it so hard to adapt to the creation of all of this, to even come up with a logical theory, they can’t bc thry just do nott want to focus or think aout what is not known. or the unseen. or what has yet to be discovered. how paradoxal is it that baby bieds fly out into a world with #noregrets and never look back ,and  they are actaully physically venturing into the unknown. But humans on the other hand, freak out at the thought of not  knowing, so much so they literally convince themselvse that the asnwers “luck, chance, or just i don’t know, its just another life mystery,” seems to comfort them. If you don’t think about it, it will go away or will just become the right answer, based on nothing but their own brainwash infused with societial cancer, aka scientifical BULLSHIT is now considered science, unkowable evidence now counts as fact, history is not allowed to be used to form logical theories and no longer a valid source for finding the answers to the problems we currently face.

That is their logic.

All humans want to be happy, if government or politics is involved in trade deals between working individuals and business, then the very definition of freedom from government becomes obsolete. Not to mention, freedom, at its core, is a guaranteed right which is meant for all mankind to utilize and grow in their own pursuits towards whatever makes them happy. Trade deals are conducted for the sole purpose of making all customers and businesses involved happy. Otherwise, why the heck are you in the position to do business in the first place? You began in the pursuit to make something out of your life, earn your money the moral way. The more successful your business becomes, the more successful those who you are in business with become. Just because you grow a business or want to branch out does not make you greedy. It makes you happy, and doing it the right way, making the right and smart decisions begins and ends with the relationship between the consumer and the buyer. The consumer loves a product so much, they feel as though they cannot live without it. Let’s just use iPhone for an example. So, the consumers will drop their entire monthly paychecks to buy a phone they feel as though they literally could not live without. The seller is giving the buyer what makes them happy. The buyer is giving the seller what makes them rich, and if a rich businessman is a happy man. Both are happy, both are satisfied with this deal.  If one of the parties was dissatisfied, the rights owed to an individual must always deal with their own version or pursuit of happiness. The seasons change, this is symbolic for our different minds and talents and attributes as humans. All of which contribute or go hand in hand with someone elses ideas or compassions in order for a relationship between lets say friends to be true friendship. True friendship consists of mutual happiness, which also means there is mutual respect, which also means that this respect came from each or either individual seeing a quality in another person they enjoy or find amusing, whatever it may be, it adds to their happiness. This is the root of life. Without differences, without our special attributes in a collective race, there would never be any point to the defintiton of “truly living.” Everyone  would require the same things to make them happy, meaning everyone would want to take the same career route, but not everyone in the world can have the same job. Hit up north korea, Venezuela, majority of the world, they would vouge for this same logic if they were allowed to speak up or for themselves. Howwever, something as simple as having a discussion would be very bad conversation if everyone had the same brain, same ambition, same character, same “happiness principles,” or pursuits to happiness. Don’t want to get into Socialism too deeply here, so let’s move on.

 

There must be some sort of happiness “principle.” I feel like Mill perhaps? coined this term. But, I also feel as though this happiness principle goes beyond modern philosophy. I am sure if I took the time to look into confusious and/oGandhidi, they would too have some sort of “happiness principle,” or the key element which keeps the earth on its axis, eternally spinning and gathering momentum, for this is what needs to be maintained and protected for everyone to truly be happy. Consitutional Americans Principles are made out of a formula that goes much, much deeper and further back in history than most people probably realize. In fact, America’s foundation quite literally parallels the same exact events and natural order of things that occured during the Creation of all man, the beginning of a new order of the ages. Novus Ordo Seclorum was the new order or the Exodus that led humankind out of the Genesis of our entire Universe from the cosmic perspective, this new order, the Exodus or the salvation of mankind’s universal rights to own the freedoms guaranteed to us, and which contribute to the very reason we are here in the first place. To hold, “these truths to be self-evident, you have to discover them on your own. Among them are humanity’s right to LIFE, LIFE, LIFE—- for the sole purpose of pursuing happiness, because of G-d, our Father, who only wanted his kids to be happy and embrace His love and light. By sharing life with us humans, G-d created us in His Image, and that automatically calls for immortal existence, for G-d is eternal, His children are definitely eternal. WHAT exactly can a soul do without a body,  WHAT is a body function without a soul? It is not human, could not be considered humanity, and could therefore not be credibly listed as such. For, as the Torah and Constitutional principles tell us, humans must be able to truly LIVE, to be happy. Therefore, Heaven is where your soul meets your next body, forever and ever, we have the eternal right to be happy.

G-d does not throw away any creation, he recycles them, of course. G-d would never allow a soul to escape into “an abyss,” for his children must each be accounted for at all times, and the way He recognizes this is through our souls, each one is individual and has a seperate an encoding from the next. If even one soul does not find a body, or somehow subtracts, the entire universe would become unbalanced, the nature of all things would cease to exists.

Eternal life means eternal life people, read the first few sentences of your bible, torah, qeran, etc. All different religions with different branches of beliefs, and yet

All Roads Lead to Rome.

 

diversifying passengers universal culture,  the eternal wheel of a free trade system, works.  More significantly, these principles are the At the heart of a free market system, equal opportunity for growth involves business transactions between individuals, not politicians, no government can tell you who to do business with. Restricting free trade between the businesses of individuals or corporations would literally be the most illogical idea, and would do more than hurt our allies, it would ultimately sink the American economy into a downwards spiral allowing for the hand of big  government to reach out and hold onto our entire lives, literally.  Does it make sense to protest successful capitalistic invention, which changed the course of all nations economic freedom and every single other nation in the world, especially its founders who literally made the idea of a free market system for the sole purpose of economic income to a nation not yet funded by anything or anyone.  Through the free trade system, America was able to become the most powerful nation in the world, and we just got here! How much sense does it make to force governmental restrictions upon the working class citizens of America who are free to choose a mutually beneficial partner to trade and symbiotically grow both businesses involved in the trade, which has obviously never worked before America invented free trade, and then replacing a free market system with nothing but a blueprint idea that has never been done before??

 

Commentary: Karen Ben-Moyal

Although Maurice Lamm describes the Jewish Way in terms of historic facts in holy traditions and rituals, he leaves room for the reader’s own interpretation of the works. In my own opinion, this writing technique is a breath of fresh air to read. Most authors add their own biases into the facts they present, especially with regards to religious teachings. Thus, the only way for someone to reach their highest point with their Creator, is to literally seek fundamental truth, and nothing but the truth. In other words, a spiritual analysis must not be included by the author but by the reader, who seeks the ancient works of the Torah to learn the secret teachings of the unknown.  A genuine seeker would not look to the opinions of humans to tell him the hidden meanings and secrets of the mysteries of our universe. A humble person with good intentions looks to the Word of G-d and meditates on the Torah’s principles along with their owns, to open the bridge between G-d and humanity. In Judaism, the afterlife is assumed to be unclear but is symbolically mentioned repeatedly in various verses of ancient Holy scripture. As all the texts of the Jewish prophets were written in Aramaic, Jewish rabbis and scholars throughout the sages  have interpreted their own definitions and meanings behind the meanings of life and death, which happens to be the most common question a human being will ask at more than one point in their lives. This book review aims to analyze the messages formed from Maurice Lamm’s, “The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning,” while comparing it to my own thoughts and perspectives over the symbolism of Jewish scripture to attempt to explain the Word of G-d in regards to burial and ritual services connecting eternal life and in death.

Why do only the good die young? And why do we say that we will see our loved ones again one day when someone we love dies?  Meditate on the clichés passed down through generations of man, you’ll soon find out that innocence is killed by our loving G-d because it is needed at a different place in a another dimension in another time space to accomplish something greater than itself here on Earth, hence the reason, “Only the good die young.” A soul mate is a lover, family member, friend, or significant being you find in every lifetime, that is precisely why, “you will see them again someday,” you just will not remember them as they are now, although you’ve felt as though you have known them for eternity. Finally, there is no soul without body nor body without soul. To think your body goes to waste would be as foolish as saying that we only exist for a miniscule microsecond in the whole-time spectrum of the universe. Take a step back and see, you are the universe, we are the universe, the universe is in you as much as you are in it. Without humans, beasts, oceans, sunlight, air, fire, wind, and every other element incorporated into the solar system, life itself would not exist, therefore, without your very soul existing here on Earth or elsewhere in another form of Earth, you cannot diminish for it would throw off the balance of life as we know it. G-d does not make mistakes, every human life is recycled and cared for properly so as to not let it throw off the grand scheme of it all. There is no beginning and no end, that is, not unless G-d decides to cease our existence. Otherwise, who are we to ask to mark a time for the end, for every time there ever was an end, man received a new beginning. Know this, and know your soul, feel the weight of its invisible density, once you come to terms with the realization that your soul is a very real part of your physical body, but mainly understand that it makes up the very core of who you are as a person, who you were, and who you ever will be. Your soul is the tracking device, the label, the tag that you wear throughout eternities and beyond. It is your place in existence and a way for G-d to distinguish your soul and path from the rest of creation. If even one soul cannot be renewed for any reason, which could never be, but if in theory, the whole weight of the world would shift, and mankind would cease to exists. Try and finish the puzzle as quickly as you can! If not, that’s OK, you’ll get another turn before you know it. Every end brings a new beginning to start back from where you left off. The Torah knows it, the Bible knows it, the prophets knew it, Einstein knew it, and I am telling you, what I know to be true now. Rather than keeping this essay short, I have put meaning into it, because why write on such a deep topic of discussion if you aren’t going to take anything away from it? Everything is a sign, look around and keep your head focused on the straight ahead and up above, for the answers will never come to those who do not let their souls out of their chests. The only way to set your soul to freely communicate with G-d is when facing space or looking above yourself to pray to your King. Your soul opens up completely when you sleep, I believe this can explain dreams, and the fact that the universe is constantly expanding means the universe has no ending, not until our Ruler decides to stop life for his children, until or if that ever happens, we must continue respecting the traditions of the ancients in death ceremonies and in life, because the living assist G-d on Earth by preparing the body and customs needed for the transition of the many new beginnings our loved ones deceased. The text clearly states that helping with the burial of a friend, relative, or any human, is the greatest mitzvah one can do for them. Ask yourself why this duty is coined the greatest mitzvah? Because you are working hand in hand with G-d to prepare your loved one with a smooth transition into their next existence. Helping create new life in the midst of death is something that G-d rewards highly because of the fact that his children have to be killed to live again. G-d does not want any of us in any pain we do not deserve. He does not believe that we should ever die as long as he is Governor of the universe, so He will always show mercy over the humans that go through the pain of helping bury their loved ones and who are simultaneous in assuming their loved ones are gone forever. Additionally, G-d can only bring back a life once the dead are ready to begin living again. So, essentially, G-d is working with his creations to, “bring life to the dead and restore the living.” For, just as the cover of Lamm’s book puts it, that “Death is a night that lies between two days.” If you follow the pattern I have just laid out, the equivalent to this quote could be the opposite of its entirety. One could add, based on the former book quote, that if death is a night between two days, therefore the statement, “Life is a day between two nights,” would also ring true. In other words, the gap between lives lasts for a day between two periods of death, while the gap between two deaths lasts between the two life spans or lifetimes. And thus, even on the cover of this book, or in the first sentence of chapter one of, “The Way of Jewish Death and Mourning,” the hints give blatant clues to which the obvious is pointed out to us. I have also noticed Rabbis or Jews I have grown up with have never referred to the World to Come as it is, they justify it as the public eye sees it and describe it as a place they’ve made up from generations of minds with huge imaginations. I counteract with this method of learning, why start listening to human beings when it comes to explaining the incomprehensible? My view of the World to Come is just as G-d says it is, that the World to Come is our next world or plane of existence we will live out another life in. From dust to dust, death is described as showing up at night, or death, for the preparation cycle for a new day or birth to be reborn. If you help your loved one go through this in all of your pain and agony, you are assisting with the most incredible creation known to man. You are literally helping your loved one’s soul come back into the creation of man, even their World to Come is different from where yours is now, you will catch up to them eventually, and your souls will love one another unconditionally once more, for all eternity as we know it. Judaism is special because it is the only religion that prepares the body specifically as G-d needs it to be prepared for the World to Come. Jews take good care of the dead so they may enjoy life to its fullest next time around. If you ask me, that is one of the most beautiful signs of G-d’s love for us and vice versa, He eases the pain of those suffering by condescending himself and lifting his creations to be part of his works because G-d is pure love and empathy for the family who suffers through something that they do not yet fully understand. G-d doesn’t have to do anything more for us, for he gave us life itself, but his love and his mercy are far greater than ours, and he will let the living who choose to bury their loved ones into his world, even if for only a moment, this is significant for the night that lies between the two days is just the death that lies between the before life and the next one, and just as the sun never really sets completely, as it always rises for the new day to begin, much like the cycle of the human soul. We arise to a new world of light after sleeping in a world of darkness. Life and death can be compared to the night that falls and morning that rises our sun, each and every day, and can never cease in this cycle. This cycle of day and night represents our soul-cycles throughout eternity. For, when we emerge from the darkness of sleep at night, the sun will always take us into our new day of light. In other words, as long as the sun rises in the East each morning, eternal life will continue to sustain our souls in a World to Come, the moon at night symbolizes the death that creeps upon the light of the living to make Way for a brand new beginning in a brand new life and existence.

Regarding Christianity’s view of Heaven: Love, joy, loved ones, food, shelter, national holidays, religious holidays, land, sea, air, fire, wind, nature. What “better” place is there than life itself? I have yet to hear this question answered. Because in fact there is no better “place” than life itself, and there’s no going back either. The act of gift giving is a selfless one for both the giver and the receiver. In life, gifts are given for the sole purpose of giving. If both parties participating in this exchange are truly selfless in their intentions, both would act according to the laws of universal fundamentals. This would mean that the giver cannot ask for the gift back once it has been given, and the receiver should use the gift for an unselfish purpose– the receiver would in turn share their gift with others. This here is another basic argument for why death could not exist, not in any universe, nor any dimension, throughout all space-time. Why would one assume that the gift of life given to us by our Creator would ever have to be returned? Life is G-d’s gift to humanity, it would be silly to assume he would need or ask for it back, not ever. Once a gift is given, it’s yours. However, the human receivers must decide how they choose to enjoy the gift. In other words. Life is a gift, and it’s the greatest gift ever given. Which means it is our duty, as the receivers of this precious gift, to share our lives with others. The Torah scripture commonly encompasses the concept that G-d wants us to live our lives in the company of both our neighbors and strangers because our lives are literally meant to be shared with other humans. To me, this symbolizes humanity’s relationship with G-d and more significantly, life itself. In other words, the bond that has connected humanity to G-d’s light since the beginning of time was given to a vessel that was meant to receive G-d’s light for the sacred purpose of sharing G-d’s wisdom with others. This beam of light that created the universe, also known scientifically as the Big Bang, was not only able to inhale this wisdom of G-d, it could exhale or reproduce it, for the sole intent of giving birth to man. Let there be light is the link between the Big Bang explosion and Genesis, an explosion of energy took place at the beginning of our universe, nonetheless, both science and G-d are one in the same. Science is used to explain as many miracles as it can, through the study of G-d’s work. This original wisdom that was the light could also interpreted as G-d breathing into a vessel that inhaled the Word, and let it go for others to share in its glory. It had already been decided upon out births that this the gift of life belonged to us, forever and ever. Only once we realize we must share our permanent gifts with mankind and vice versa, we will reach our highest potential. In other words, if we embrace the most selfless act of giving and receiving, the ultimate purpose of our infinite existence will reveal itself.

Another significant argument that I can make is Mozart and his inexplicable ability to write a symphony the first time his fingers touched the piano’s keys. No one has ever been able to explain this phenomenon, except by simply saying it was chance or that these things are rare, but happen. The answer is much deeper and more complex than this half-way thought out and unfinished response. Looking at the bigger picture: What could be the only explanation to such an event, besides chance that is? You can also compare Mozart’s “stroke of genius” to similar renowned occurrences around the world. The same reasoning is disguised when doctors are unable to explain why people come out of comas knowing a completely different or extinct language they had never even heard of. There are many documented instances where humans have had a near-death experience and woken up with a new skill they never possessed, some have even woken up with different accents that could not be explained. When you think about it logically, there is only one answer to explain how Mozart was able to write an orchestrated symphony his first time playing the piano. The only possible explanation requires you to utilize an intense knowledge of reason and have a strong belief in the foundations of faith. Judaism has clearly handed down the answers to these secret teachings quite blatantly, yet the human mind cannot seem to hang onto what they cannot comprehend. But perhaps the whole point is to make all of this nearly impossible for the human mind to understand. However, Judaism is based on both high levels of reason and full faith in one Almighty G-d. With these two put together, one can discover more than they ever thought possible.

The only things that cannot be explained in this world are commonly ignored and devoted to chance when they should be left up to faith. The argument for the existence of G-d is another argument for another day, but to sum it up, something cannot come from nothing. Period. This leaves the existence of G-d as the strongest argument to why us humans are here today. Furthermore, when something cannot be explained, faith and G-d are what you should look deeply into.  Faith is meant to be deep, look at the complexities of our human bodies and of the minerals and foundations of life itself. It’s not easy to stack your cards in something you cannot see or that isn’t tangible, but, is chance tangible? And what is a coincidence if you really think about it? Where did the term coincidence begin? It began when the minds of humans were not able to explain an ironic event in their lives so they decided to come up with an alternate resolution to ease their confusion, but it never really answered their initial questions. Does it? I argue that Mozart had to have already acquired this skill previously for him to be a musical genius without having developed any prior skill for it. Theories such as, “It happens” or “It was luck” are not good enough.” If a baby is given a toy, it learns how to grab the toy, and slowly works to become an expert at grabbing things using the motions of their body. This takes practice yet it’s one of the most basic steps we learn in our infant years. If you meditate on this, you must ask yourself how many other options are there to phenomena such as that of Mozart? You develop skills through practice. I will also argue that since this is true, one must already contain the knowledge of said skill to be able to play an instrument as if they had played it all their lives. Quite literally, their souls have been playing it throughout their lifetimes. This is also answers why some possess the ability to speak another language they never heard of, or how some people can become the next Picasso having never picked up a paintbrush, not in this life anyway.

Déjà vu

It is common knowledge that the explanation for what deja vu is, feels like, or is caused by, has never been discovered. Scientists, psychologists, doctors, researchers have yet to discover the cause of Deja vu, let alone describe what Deja vu truly feels like– does anyone really know an accurate way to describe this sensation? What if I told you that the feeling of Déjà vu, that is, the feeling or sense that you’ve been somewhere like this before, or perhaps have felt the exact emotion(s) in a similar situation which you are very certain happened, yet can’t quite describe/recollect; what if I told you that this feeling/sense you nor anyone has ever been able to pinpoint or accurately describe could be triggered by the subconscious of your soul? I believe through my ancient Israeli roots, knowledge and study of Judaism up so far, and based off my relationship with G-d, that Déjà vu is another unexplained phenomenon which can only be explained soundly through faith. Therefore, humans are still puzzled by the unknown, among such are dreams and the mysteries of déjà vu. Human minds are not constructed to hold enough capacity for such things. I believe déjà vu is another piece of solid evidence one needs to explain the “afterlife.” What if déjà vu is just your soul telling your gut something of significance?  Your soul has seen many lifetimes, who’s to say your soul doesn’t communicate with the rest of your organs? Especially if the soul feels an emotion that only the soul can sense, since our bodies are only temporary and our souls are forever. Déjà vu occurs when one’s soul finds itself surrounded by a presence or leftover vibes bouncing off specific situations in this life. After all, your soul is like a treasure chest buried deep within you, it holds the most value you’ve collected throughout all of your existences, until today. This includes lessons, relationships, personality traits, knowledge, etc., and anything else, including memories, from previous lives. That box is attached to you at all times. The feeling of déjà vu could most correctly be compared to your soul notifying your brain and even other parts of your body, to call attention to a significance you can’t quite put your finger on. You know you’ve seen or heard or maybe even felt this feeling before, yet you cannot know why or what it really is that you are feeling. This is the nostalgia of your soul being emitted into parts of your current vessel to remind, warn, or just call attention to your receptors in the brain of a nostalgic-like essence being presented to your mind at the very moment déjà vu hits. This feeling also leaves your mind as quickly as it came into it. Before you even get to start questioning it, it has already begun to return to its source, locked away into the depths of your soul. It has left humans confused for centuries, yet, the answer is in the definition of déjà vu. The answer is actually most likely in the questions one normally asks themselves when déjà vu hits. The individual asks themselves: “Wait, haven’t I been here before? I feel like I have done this before but I don’t know how because I have never physically been here, but wait a minute, I have been there.. But I can’t remember how I’ve been here…” This goes on for a few seconds and then the individual is left with a puzzled sense of confusion that typically goes away seconds or minutes after the phenomenon occurs and has gone “away.” The answer that explains déjà vu is a shockingly parsimonious one: You feel as though you’ve already been somewhere or done something that mirrors a realm of what you are currently doing because — you have already been there, or, you’ve been taught a similar lesson in a past life and your soul sent you your “cosmic” nostalgia that you will need to trigger a sense that will help you accomplish a certain task. Sometimes, we build our futures with ancient glory without even leaving the corners of your mind and body. You just need reminding of these lessons learned from time to time, wherein the circumstances you are currently in are triggers. Is that not what nostalgia is in the first place? Meditate on this question. Thus, Déjà vu is your soul’s nostalgia.

The answers to the most complex mysteries of the universe are quite literally buried into our inner-cores, the souls of our beings. When a sign is sent to us, we automatically assume this sign is coincidence, we don’t leave room for fate or destiny or the Hand of G-d as a very valid explanation to what is. When you perceive things as they are, you begin to let go of the misguided perceptions of what society has led you to believe. Do not look at things how others perceive them, look at them from your perception. Test out the signs you receive, you start to realize these signs are part of your life’s guide to fulfilling your purpose here on Earth. When people ignore these signs, or when people ignore G-d’s outstretched arm, we are ignoring our destinies, we are ignoring out duties to mankind. Thus, if we do not fulfill our purpose in this lifetime, we do get to continue in our next one. However, if you do not try to understand G-d or you take the words of humans over the Word of G-d as your reasoning, you will keep straying further and further away from your destiny, and this also means you are preventing yourself from ever truly experiencing self-worth and the greatest happiness for you and the ones you love. For if one fulfills their dreams which stem from a passion that is your life’s goal, you are also achieving ultimate satisfaction and euphoric joy for your soul.

Death is concept distorted by the imaginations of men. No one can come back to tell you what death truly is so why on earth would humans just assume death means no more existence for the seemingly nonfunctioning soul? In Judaism. G-d tells us that our souls renew, that they live on for eternity with G-d. What is a soul without a body? Is it anything at all? What came first in creation? The soul came first, the body followed. Some Christians will argue Heaven as being a different place in the cloud where good people ascend. I will often argue a point derived from Adam and Eve that Christians always bring up when it comes to this argument. Both Christians and Jews can agree that all humans were born immortal, that is, until something changed this thinking in the Garden of Eden. Christians will often argue that this is humanity’s punishment, they state that we have to die because Eve sinned against G-d’s Word while G-d remains ruling over us for all eternity. This is not the case. It is my firm belief that the story of Adam and Eve signifies a lesson that most have never caught a glimpse of. The apple that Eve ate despite the Will of G-d was G-d showing His creations, for the very first time, that we have free will. He wanted to show us that we as humans are not meant to be slaves to an all-powerful puppet master. Rather, we have choices and the ability to make those choices ourselves. Above all, it is important here to note that, G-d does not make mistakes. If we humans were born immortal, we are still immortal. G-d would not destroy the life he created for a human to make room for another brand new creation. All teachings of the Torah tell us that Judaism is a religion focused on embracing life instead of focusing on an afterlife.

G-d specifically governs His universe’s peoples to embrace life, and not death. However, what is life without death? How can one truly cherish anything, whether it be inheriting wealth,  taking advantage of a one-sided relationship, knowledge of possessing eternal life, or, any other privileges a human is born into without having ever acquired it themselves and without threat,  know they will always have? In other words, only through fear of loss can one live truthfully, faithfully, and spiritually to their fullest? When one has nothing to lose, it means they have nothing to life for. If you have nothing to life for, not only do you lose your sense of purpose, you disregard the value of your life, your sense of the differences between good and evil weaken, right and wrong become intertwined without any consequences. If people were born knowing they were immortal, suicide rates would be sky rocketing, no one could possibly dream of wanting to gain anything nor will an army vow to fight for something if they know they are immortal. Just as G-d wishes to live on for all eternity with His creatures, He wants His creatures to live on with him. Humanity is the way this is done. “From dust to dust” is a commonly misinterpreted statement. From the dust of Earth man was created in G-d’s image. If you were going to a Heaven that wasn’t Earth itself, you would not return to dust, you would float, into the sky. If someone is told that life is fragile and given an ultimatum that involves not breathing ever again, they will surely cherish this life now, and hang onto G-d to support us and He will always cling to us. Back on the topic of Adam and Eve, G-d new that humans would be attracted to sin, and they would inevitably sin throughout their imperfect, human lives. The poison that Eve digests is a symbol of the poison we must work to keep out of our own digestive systems. In other words, it’s a sin that G-d uses as an example to teach that He will always forgive as He forgave Adam and Eve.  Although, with the threat of hard power, G-d knows that Humans will  be devoted in their own lives, committed to studying His Word and establish justice for all if there are incentives in doing so. G-d commanded men to live by His word alone, if man chooses to live by His Word, man can eventually receive their just rewards with the biggest one being the answer to the most debated question besides why we are all here in the first place, is what happens when we die is unraveled in every life, but only those who wish to seek the absolute truths of G-d and keep on the path of light and not stray to idol worshipping darkness, will receive the wisdom of the afterlife through a binding covenant with their Father. Adam and Eve were forgiven, humanity does not have to die for humanity, there’s no eye for an eye in the eyes of G-d. In other words, we will always be naturally recycled, born from the dust makes sense, going back to the dust without renewal of birth is the same thing as taking a soul away from his or her family, land, and home to live on in G-d’s upper kingdom. Heaven is just the stars. I believe that the stars are G-d’s angels, in no way are they depicted as they are on television. This too, however, is a topic of discussion for another time.

We can claim the definition to birth and other parts of life because we know what comes next. In death, we do not. Which is why it is ludicrous for us to think death is the end of the road for those who’ve run their course. In reality, we are only running one of many courses we’ve already run or will run again. I’m simpler terms, you and I and every single human being on this planet have literally, “Been there, done that.” Except in a different galaxy in a different time-space on a whole other solar system located within another dimension.

Perhaps we are striving to fulfill a certain destiny within each of our existences. Perhaps we fell short of this destiny in our previous lives. Perhaps this life is a chance to redeem our purpose. This, at its core, is the meaning of life. To fulfill your purpose; that of which is led to you through your inner most passions. It’s up to you to follow them. If you succeed, you must have the closest relationship with our G-d and G-d of our ancestors, the one and only supreme G-d. Build your bridge close to his glory, follow the signs and your primal instincts. Be forever grateful and well aware of all of this at all times. That is, keep in touch with the Creator who gave you the path worth living today. You’ll soon discover possibilities and uncover answers that you once believed to be nearly impossible to reach. Reach your heart’s truest desires by fulfilling a destiny your soul has waited lifetimes to accomplish. Knowledge is the vessel which latches from G-d’s Will onto you, if your mind allows your heart to embrace the truth. The dots are there. These are the signs that go by constantly throughout a human being’s life, the key is to connect those dots before the hourglass of your current existence runs its course. “You are not responsible for finishing the work, but you are not free to walk away from it either.” This quote from one of the five Books of Moses says a great deal. It is up to us to work peacefully side by side out Father in Heaven, to achieve the happiness that every religion stems from. Truth is, every religion in this world was created from the same G-d. Therefore, every religion has truth in it and something you can take from it to help guide you on the path towards inner enlightenment to figuring out who you are and why you were put here. If you really want to get technical, I could argue that all mankind is one religion. Religion of G-d, who cares what name you stick to it, G-d is one with all humankind and humankind is one with G-d. In the case of this particular book review, I unintentionally borrowed Karma and reincarnation, (to an extent), from Buddhism, and tested my life experiences up until now to connect my Jewish heritage to explain that which cannot be explained. Word of mouth is the reason for the distortion of all religions, however, if you dig a little deeper and follow your premonitions in life, G-d will show you “The Way.” This Way is hidden in symbols within Jewish scripture and texts and can be brought to life only though an open mind and free spirit with  a sense of childlike wonder in regards to believing. Do you believe in magic? The religions of the world would say magic is in the very breath you are breathing, the elements you mix from the Earth to turn into pills and medicines to cure the most life-threatening diseases, magic is the letters in which my magical flesh is typing through the magic of my body made in G-d’s image. In sum, faith, knowledge, and guts are required to explore the truth in all things.

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