Everything has a Purpose.


We’re starting a new book of the Torah this week, Vayikra, a new chapter in our lives.  The sum of the Names of the 5 Books is 2480, or 10 x 248, the numerical value of rachum (Mercy), injecting Mercy into the 10 sefirot (dimensions) for us.  It’s also the same value, 2480 as the sum of the last letters on the 7 lines of the Ana B’koach (42-Letter Name).
The first letter of those 5 Names adds us to 314, connection us to Metatron, the Archangel and protector of wisdom, and to Pi, the path through which our 3-dimensional universe exists.
We are also starting an new zodiac year this week with the month of Nissan (Aries), and according to Abraham’s Sefer Yetzirah, the letters that control (so-to-speak) this month are hey (H) and dalet (D), or numerically, 5 and 4, 54.
This Book, Vayikra starts off with a small letter alef (E) in the chapter.
In the Torah, everything has a purpose.
There are 10 large letters in the Torah, connecting us to Binah (the upper world); 6 small letters, connecting us to Zeir Anpin of malchut of Zeir Anpin (the final channel into our lives); there are 10 places with 32 dots, connecting us to the 32 Paths of Wisdom that connect the 10 Sefirot and that according to Rabbi Chaim Vital of blessed memory make up the 42-letter Name; and there are 6 letters at the top of the column that are not vavs (V) and thus do not connect to Zeir Anpin like the rest of the Torah, and instead they connect us to H’Mashiach, the Messiah, of the same numerical value.
All together there are (10 + 6+ 32 + 6) = 54 special letters in the Torah.  As previously discussed, 54 is the full cycle of the 27 letters, coming and going, receiving and returning light. It’s the energy that enables our universe and that channels the life-giving Light and energy to us for the 5778 years from Adam until Moshiach.
And if that is so than the average value of those 54 letters is 107, as in 54 x 107 = 5778, the  surface temperature of out sun (5778 K), and as in the sum of all the positive integers through 107 = 5778.
Everything in the Torah has a purpose. So do our lives.  Let’s start of this new chapter and year right.  Let’s make the most of our lives.
Shabbat Shalom

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