The 10th sugia of our Av Mishna בבא קמא, from :ו to .ז. Justice seeks to “heal” damages suffered and inflicted. As such it learns from the ratio that exists between tefilla blessings and meditation, two similar wisdoms – both of which dedicate middot. The former stands before a Safer Torah and dedicates unto HaShem to self actualize defined tohor middot. Whereas the latter look for signs affixed to specific organs of the body, something similar to the תרי”ג commandments which also function as signs. To interpret a blessing and to likewise understand signs of illness, both qualify as a skill/wisdom – a snake placed upon a pole by which Israel casts their hopes in order to become cured from a life threatening disease.
לשלם תשלומי נזק: ת”ר (שמות כב) מיטב שדהו ומיטב כרמו – ישלם. מיטב שגהו של ניזק, ומיטב כרמו של ניזק. דברי רבי ישמעאל. ר’ עקיבא אומר לא בא הכתוב אלא לגבות לנזקין מן עעידית. וק”ו להקדש. פרק ששי בבא קמא: כיצד משלמת מה שהזיקה? שמין בית סאה באותה שדה, כמה היתה יפה, וכמה היא יפה. ר’ שמעון אומר אלכה פירות גמורים משלמת – פירות גמירים. אם סאה – סאה. אם סאתים – סאתים. פרק חמישי גיטין. הניזקין: שמין להן בעידית. ובעל חוב בבינונית. וכתובת אשה בזיבורית.
This case weighs the situation where the best property of the victim equals to the worst property of the damager. If the damages, the sages measure from the best property of the damager, surely the victim profits. Therefore it seems to me that R. Akiva refers to the case of intentional damages whereas R. Ishmael refers to the case of accidental damages. The Torah imposes a fine for intentional damages.
ראה בענינו, וריבה ריבנו, וגאלנו מהרה למען שמך, כי גואל חזק אתה: ברוך אתה ה’, גואל ישראל.
The opening Book of דברים discerns between wisdom and wisdom – blessing or curse. In both cases of the revelation of the Torah at Sinai and the vision of the Divine Chariot, these defining revelations both learn from the comparison the Torah makes between the story of Lot and Sodom vs. Avraham and Avi-Melech. The former sought the wisdom of acquiring wealth whereas the latter pursued fear of heaven (meaning master of a good name) and righteousness. The daughters of Lot instigated through deception ערוה with their father. Avraham the prophet prayed for healing of the house of Avi-Melech and Sarah conceived children.
The prophet ישעיהו and all other prophets taught a strong mussar of rebellion and g’lut. Israel followed after the ways established by king Shlomo, they like Lot pursued after riches and wealth and grew to despise the merits of righteous justice and the obligation to rule the oath sworn lands based upon upholding this most essential precondition to the oath sworn brit of נעשה ונשמע. Both Sinai and the vision of Chariot mysticism share the identical common denominator – Israel greatly feared the approach of death – manifest through the revelation of HaShem or the approaching armies of Asshur and Bavel. Both this and that convey the dread and horror of approaching death.
The thesis statement of דברים, the commandment to establish lateral common law Courts as expressed through the Sanhedrin which Yetro advised prior to the revelation of the Torah at Sinai. This exceptionally strong mussar plunges straight through the heart of all the Books of the T’NaCH. All the kings of Yechuda and Israel failed to prioritize the establishment of common law courts of law. The kings of Yechuda did establish courts under the authority of the king, and those courts did rule over judicial disputes with righteousness.
Nonetheless, the post g’lut scholarship codified in the Mishna and Gemara defines lateral justice and Common Law courts that the Books of the NaCH totally fails to amplify. Something like the lights of Hanukkah, most Yidden light lights but fail to dedicate their total commitment to interpret the Written Torah strictly and only by means of the Oral Torah logic system communicated through revelation unto the prophet Moshe at Horev 40 days after the golden calf on Yom Kippor.
בשעמדה מלכות יון הרשעה על עמך ישראל, להשכיחם תורתך, ולהעבירם מחקי רצונך וכו’.
Which Torah did the Greeks seek to cause Israel to forget and abandon? Not the Written Torah, but rather the Oral Torah sh’itta of logic. This logic makes measured comparisons. For example: The two goats – dedicated on Yom Kippor – they also judge between wisdom and wisdom; the wisdom of fear of heaven vs. the wisdom of acquiring great wealth. The vision of Will, expressed by all Yidden, in each and every generation: choose – to which does your heart aspire? Herein defines the k’vanna of the 4th middle blessing of our Shemone Esri.
רפאנו ה’ ונרפא, הושיענו ונושעה, כי תהלתנו אתה, ועלה רפואה שלמה לכל מכותינו, כי אל מלך רופא נאמן ורחמן אתה: ברוך אתה ה’, רופא חולי עמו ישראל.
Contrast the k’vanna of the 5th the Middle Blessings to that of the previous 4th blessing within the Shemone Esri prayer. The concept of acceptance of the yoke of heaven, as expressed in the mitzva of kre’a shma – to what does it compare? Parshat משפטים adjacent to Parshat יתרו, located in the Book of שמות, instructs on the revelation at Sinai, and its relationship to the revelation of the Mishkan unto all generations. The Torah does not teach history lessons. A preferred method of Torah instruction, it teaches through employment of the משל\נמשל sh’itta of learning. The revelation of the Mishkan, as it applies to the generations of Israel – do we keep faith with the נעשה ונשמע brit or does our tuma Yatzir entice us to pursue ערוה/avoda zara. The yoke of faith: HaShem judges all the destiny of nations. The Israel פרט to the Goyim כלל, a specific used to define a general subject – ManKind. Does the Cohen nation maintain faith to do avodat HaShem through dedicated tohor middot? The mussar of the prophets within the NaCH teach the failure of Israel to walk in faith which terminates in the g’lut of Israel from off our lands. The specific case of Cohen Israel serves to instruct how HaShem judges the nations as a whole. This specific/general method of logic essentially defines the mussar contained within all the T’NaCH literature.
The Mishkan משל teaches the נמשל that nations have no real permanency. Comparable to the frailty of human health. The Mishkan serves as a metaphor to the generations of the Cohen nation. When g’lut Jewry does not know how to do a mitzva לשמה, meaning doing avodat HaShem within the defined conditions of tohora; either we dedicate unto HaShem to self actualize tohor middot in our social interactions with our own people or we pursue the tuma Yatzir which entices to pursue tuma ערוה middot. The revelation of the Mishkan, nothing remains fixed and permanent. Life reflects the continual struggle among all generations of our path walk before HaShem.
ברך עלינו ה’ אלהינו את השנה הזאת ואת כל מיני תבואתה לטובה, ותן ברכה על פני האדמה ושבענו מטובה, וברך שנתנו כשנים הטובות: ברוך אתה ה’, מברך השנים.
The k’vanna of this the 6th middle blessing of our Shemone Esri, blessings come to the Cohen nation when we reject the counsel of our tuma Yatzir to pursue after avoda zara – as expressed through the desire to extol our wisdom and the power of our hands to seize tremendous wealth. Torah faith, the revelation of the Name, that we pursue the vision of the Sh’mita and Yovel ideal, the Torah commands that we dedicate, as holy, the dignity and freedom of our people. The משל of the Mishkan shines no light of hope, if our people exist as slaves; our own people serving as the task masters of Par’o.
The 2nd paragraph of the kre’a shma, what defines serving HaShem with all desire to live and mortgage the lives of our children – both born, and as of yet unborn? To pursue the hedonism of sexual promiscuity and demand our right to abort unwanted babies? Shall we cheat and steal in our business practices and rejoice in imposing humiliating poverty upon our employees. The commandments adjacent to the Sinai revelation address the subject of the Hebrew slave. This lowest common denominator of human dignity, this commandment defines the minimum by which Yidden employers should treat their employees. The boss should not eat expensive steaks while his workers eat stale bread.
The Capitalist model to prosper, the Torah categorically commands that it not come at the expense of the employees of the business. The boss should not sleep on a soft, cushioned mattress, while his employees sleep on a filthy floor. Poland’s aristocracy embraced the blood libel and other abominations and evil acts of oppression by which they crushed stateless refugees who had no country, they could call home. Thereafter in the 18th century Russia, Prussia, and Austria partitioned Poland. The 3rd partition in 1795 effectively eliminated the sovereign status of Poland as a nation state.
The first crown, our responsibility of faith, learns from Parshat בחקתי. This crown of the Torah din – blessing or curse – focuses upon a person making an evaluation of worth of either things or properties dedicated unto HaShem, through the Cohen, till the time of the Yovel. It weighs the faith and integrity of a man as viewed over his big picture lifetime walk, before HaShem.
תקע בשופר גדול לחרותנו, ושא נס לקבץ גליותינו, וקבצנו יחד מארבע כנפות הארץ: ברוך אתה ה’, מקבץ נדחי עמו ישראל.
This next blessing, its k’vanna, very much resembles the previous one. The prophets command a mussar that requires righteous judgments from the Courts and utterly despises Governments which sanction: humiliation of the weak, the poor, and the cursed and detested minority populations dwelling within the same land.
To pursue faith with a zealous Will, depends not upon the piety of one’s dress and external passion to keep the Torah. The zealous faithful respect the dignity of the poor and afflicted who endure hard times. Work centers not upon an employer/employee superior/inferior status, but rather as a partnership. This partnership learns from the Torah prohibition not to charge interest on loans, contracted among our Cohen people.
Contrast the partnership relationship between Yaacov and his four wives with the deception and distrust between Lavan and Yaacov. Shalom requires trust, and Yaacov did not trust Lavan. Contrast the chariot vision of the prophet יחזקאל. The spirits of the four hostile beasts worked together in harmony. Rachel felt great jealousy against Leah, but in times of distress both guarded the others’ back. The prophet describes g’lut Israel as a ‘rebellious house’. Our people pursued personal wealth above maintaining the brit Cohen relationship among our people. The mussar of the prophet judges ‘righteousness’ measured by our faith to respect the brit dignity of our people. Herein defines the k’vanna of anointing the House of Aaron as Moshiach, dedicated to sanctify avodat HaShem by way of the dedication of tohor middot expressed through the self actualization of these tohor middot in how we socially interact with our family, peers, and people.
The dedication to commit our middot to sanctify HaShem – by way of korbanot – on Zion. The faith that HaShem lives within our hearts means nothing if we prioritize acquisition of wealth and prestige at the expense of our family, friends, and neighbors. The blowing of the shofar calls unto the faith of dedicating our lives for our people to live in freedom and dignity as the Cohen nation. It rejects the tuma Yatzar which promotes a mob-like grifter personality disorder, which the Sages refer to as ‘hatred without cause’. Faith does not depend upon individual beliefs, but rather a commitment to weave the social fabric of the Cohen nation as a people to agree to pursue these great eternal middot objectives. The tuma Yatzir by contrast causes social anarchy and chaos to explode into mob violence and promotes Civil War.
השיבה שופטינו כבראשונה ויועצינו כבתחלה, והסר ממנו יגון ואנחה, ומלך עלינו אתה ה’ לבדך בחסד וברחמים וצדקנו במשפט: ברוך אתה ה’, מלך אוהב צדקה ומשפט (בעשי”ת המלך המשפט)
The month of Elul and t’shuva has come. The term מלך, as previously mentioned, functions as a halakic pronoun to the Name of HaShem. Self actualization of the 13 Oral Torah middot defines the k’vanna of all the תרי”ג commandments. The mussar of this blessing judges the path walk the Cohen nation walks, or fails to walk therein.
חבקוק א:א-ד. המשא אשר חזה חבקוק הנביא עד אנה ה’ שועתי, ולא תשמע? אזעק אליך חמס, ולא תושיע? למה תראני און, ועמל תביט?ושד וחמס לנגדי ויהי ריב ומדון ישא. על כן תפוג תורה, ולא יצא לנצח משפט, כי רשע מכתיר את הצדיק! על כן יצא משפט מעקל.
ישעיה א: ח,ט. ונותרה בת ציון כסכה בכרם, כמלונה במקשה , כעיר נצורה! לולי ה’ צבאות הותירלנו שריד, כמעט כסדם היינו, לעמרה דמינו!
דברים, שופטים כא: ו,ז. וכל זקני העיר ההוא הקרבים אל החלל ירחצו את ידיהם על העגלה הערופה בנחל וענו ואמרו ידינו לא שפכו את הדם הזה ועינינו לא ראו וכו’.
HaShem took Israel out of Egyptian bondage with a purpose. That we, the Cohen nation, never return back to Egypt. Par’o prized oppression and slavery of invited guests, whom he personally invited to dwell within his House. Par’o serves as the eternal example of tyrant evil governments which have plagued mankind throughout history. The modern day equivalent of Stalin, Hitler, the Khmer Rouge, Augusto Pinochet, Idi Amin, and many other government authorities, from democratic leaders to dictators, like them. The common denominator of these vile sub-human apes: they pursued wealth, prestige, and power and despised human dignity and justice.
The opening Book of מלכים א, what mussar does it come to teach with its thesis statement of the transition from the kingdom of David to the reign of his sons. Had the plot to install Adoniyya the son of Haggit, lead by Yo’av the son of Zeruya, and Evyatar the Cohen succeeded, would he have established the Sanhedrin Federal Court system unto the 6 Cities of Refuge? King Shlomo failed to build the “House of Justice” which David commanded him to build. Had the coup attempt by Avshalom, Adoniyya’s older brother, succeeded: would he have built the Sanhedrin Court system which king Shlomo erroneously confused with the construction of the first Temple? The fatal flaw of the Davidic kingdom, starting with David himself, they confused the Mishkan for the Torah obligation priority, to build the Sanhedrin lateral common law Federal Court system.
The vision of the Mishkan at Sinai affixes with the 6 year Hebrew slave sold for the crime of theft, as an indentured servant. This bnai brit person stood on the social scale one rung above the despised bastard child. The latter, the Torah commands his perpetual exclusion unto all generations, from ever joining the bnai brit Cohen community.
From the time the prophet יהושע led the invasion of Canaan, the Book of Judges testifies to the judicial anarchy, the struggle to establish the Federal Sanhedrin judicial system as the “codified” legal system of the new nation. The repeated reference to “king”, as found in that Book of שופטים, makes רמז to the Sanhedrin Federal common law Courts. The mussar by which Yitro rebuked Moshe, to permanently establish this pre-condition, as the indispensable essence, which eternally defines and restricts the whole Torah revelation at both Sinai and Horev. Justice absolutely defines doing mitzvot לשמה.
The k’vanna of this the eighth middle blessing of our Shemone Esri focuses upon the ‘bulls eye’, to establish the rule of lateral common law courts. All the kings of the house of David, failed to build this sacred House, that David directly commanded his son to build. Post Second Temple g’lut Torah scholarship, known as the Talmud, placed the Sanhedrin, Court of Hewn Stone, as the most holy essential component of the construction of the Temple itself. Herod despised the Sanhedrin courts and murdered almost all of its judges. The avoda zara practiced by Herod and all the kings of David, they confused a building made of wood and stone with the דאורייתא commandment to rule the land with righteous justice.
The mitzva of shabbot makes the definitive רמז to justice. A land ruled with injustice can not share shalom among its brit allies and citizens.
שמות לא: ואתה דבר אל בני ישראל לאמר אך את שבתתי תשמרו כי אות הוא ביני וביניכם לדרתיכם לדעת כי אני ה’ מקדשכם ושמרתם את השבת כי קדש הוא לכם מחלליה מות יומת כי כל העשה בה מלאכה ונכרתה הנפש ההוא מקרב עמיה ששת ימים יעשה מלאכה וביום השביעי שבת שבתון קדש לה’ כל העשה מלאכה ביום השבת מות יומת ושמרו בני ישראל את השבת לעשות את השבת לדרתם ברית עולם ביני ובין בני ישראל אות הוא לעלם כי ששת ימים עשה ה’ את השמים ואת הארץ וביום השביעי שבת וינפש.
שופטים א:ז. ויאמר אדני-בזק, שבעים מלכים בהנות ידיהם ורגליהם מקצצים, היו מלקטים תחת שלחני כאשר עשיתי כן שלם לי אלהים. ויביאהו ירושלם וימת שם.
Parshat נשא compares two cases
במדבר ה: ו,ז: יעשו מכל חטאת האדם למעל מעל בה’ ואשמה הנפש ההוא והתודו את חטאתם אשר עשו והשיב את אשמו תראשו וחמישתו יסף יליו ונתן לאשר אשם לו … כנגד ה:יד. ועבר עליו רוח קנאה וקנא את אשתו והוא נטמאה או עבר עליו רוח קנאה וקנא את אשתו והיא לא נטמאה.
In both cases a korban the Torah mandates. But which has first priority, the restitution of damages or the korban, given to the Cohen? The comparison of these two case studies clearly proves that restitution for damages has priority over a korban, given to a Cohen. The latter case represents a Capital Crimes case adjudicated by no less than a small Sanhedrin court of 23 judges, the House of Aaron at the head of that Federal Court/Legislature.
Likewise the vow made by the nazir, the obligation to complete the full term of the vow has priority over the offering of korbanot. This fundamental distinction of primary/secondary, of justice as most holy and the dedication of korbanot as holy, upon this basis, exposed the stumbling block that profaned the Moshiach of the House of Shaul. The dedication of the altar by the 12 tribes, starting with Yechuda, sanctifies this most essential priority distinction. The identical korbanot dedication of the altar, sanctified separately by the 12 Tribes, they all have this one k’vanna
Parshat שפטים ושטרים, a רמז to the two crowns of Torah Constitutional government. Something like the division of powers of the US Legislative and Executive branches of that Federal Government Republic. The Sanhedrin court system rules over the Tribal Confederation by means of “Legislative Review”. The crown of בחקתי, adjacent to the middah of ארך אפים, whereas the 2nd crown of blessings and curses, adjacent to נצר חסד לאלפים. Two separate ברכות within the Shemone Esri.
This critical distinction of importance priority likewise defines the k’vanna of the Torah commandment, made by the people to establish a king as the head of the government. Specifically, that domestic policy trump’s foreign policy. The language of the Torah permits all Israel to rule as king. It only excludes the establishment of foreign born rulers over the nation. The current Constitution of the United States likewise makes this stipulation. The stipulation placed upon anointing a king, that that governor not behave in the manner of Par’o:
ולא ישיב את העם מצרימה, למען הרבות סוס וה’ אמר לכם לא תספון לשוב בדרך הזה עוד.
When Rehav’am traveled to Sh’Cem to accept the crown as the new king of the house of David, the major complaint of the people, the harsh and heavy yoke king Shlomo placed upon the people. This king commandment – within the Torah – has a primary and secondary set of priorities. The establishment of a standing army with a large cavalry exists as a secondary matter to that of not treading upon the freedoms and dignity of the nation. Par’o enslaved Israel, the identical avoda zara crime committed by king Shlomo. His korbanot dedications to foreign Gods, whom his alien wives worshiped, it compares to the slander made by the spies in the days of Moshe. Long before the heart of king Shlomo had ceased pursuance of the tohor path.
ולמלשינים אל תהי תקוה, וכל הרשעה כרגע תאבד, וכל אויביך מהרה יכרתו, וזרים מהרה תעקר ותשבר ותמגר ותכניע במהרה בימינו: ברוך אתה ה’, שובר אויבים ומכניע זדים
This blessing addresses the perversion of faith. The person who rejoices at the end of days. Who exalts in the superiority of their presumptuous arrogance. Who exalts in their superior race, comparable to the curses which Balaam/Xtian church did curse Israel, throughout the middle ages. Yidden endured those dark times like the trump of a tree, which later sprouts life from its roots once again.
The tuma of this blessing, that its mussar confronts, the notion that leaders of a society can cruelly oppress the folk who reside within their own country, and afterwards make victorious war against enemy societies. Balaam ate the swords that Israel plunged into his heart; in like and equal measure he received neither pity nor mercy. Societies that rejoice in committing ערות דבר/mass bloodshed and public torture, together with the gross vanity – that their theology of God rests supreme/Heil Hitler.
The reading of the 2nd Crown of the Torah, acceptance of both the blessings and curses of the Torah as our eternal responsibility of faith, prior to the Yom HaDin upon the Brit by which HaShem judges whether we pursue the wisdom of Torah justice or the wisdom to attain wealth, power, and prestige by acts of oppression committed against our own people.
ובאת אל הכהן … ואמרת אליו … וענית ואמרת לפני ה’ אלהיך — ארמי אבד אבי וירד מצרימה יגר שם במתי מעט ויהי שם לגוי גדוך עצום ורב וכו’.
. TCM [Traditional Chinese Medicine] refers to Qi as the life-energy. Wikipedia reports: “Meridians are not real anatomical structures: scientists have found no evidence that supports their existence.” This statement merits a challenge. Halaka means path. To walk down a path before HaShem. What wonder and awe! Electrical currents travel through circuits. How does the brain stem base of our brain communicate with our spinal column nervous system? A “Like question” equally applies to how the reflex arc of the spinal cord communicates with the internal organs of our body.
This precise knowledge lays not yet fully discovered. Therefore the opinion of Wikipedia on this specific point – false, wrong, inaccurate. When “science” assumes the mantle of the Catholic Church, and sports the authority of dogma: the infallibility of the Pope … science no longer exists as science. Rather science now merely qualifies as the most recent replacement theology. The dogma of this “new church”, it places demands upon its faithful, that they “believe” what the good doctor says. Dogmatism of what a person should believe does not go well with an atheist – praise God, like myself. It seems to me that ‘belief systems’ serve to stroke a persons’ personal Ego. All belief systems begin with the word “I”.
Each major internal organ of our body travels the “walk” unique to that specific organ. TCM refers to these meridians as channel pathways, something like a highway designed for high speed radio traffic, perhaps translated as: Fight\Flight. All communicative avenues require order. A specific of – order – setting priorities and keeping those priorities so set. Qi energy produced by all major internal organs [This research has limited its focus to the major internal organs within our body. This restricted viewpoint does not exclude the possibilities that all organs of the body communicate Qi energy. Something like how Germany and France dominate the EU].
This shabbot ideas about Jin Shin Jyutsu Is, occurred to me. This style of meditation differs from that of Yoga. The latter qualifies as a moving stretch meditation aimed to reduce stress. Yoga attempts to open “energy blocks” located throughout the body, an idea that the sinews remember the past health issues or damages. Jin Shin Jyutus Is, as this commentator understands the intent expressed by Ms. Burmeister, attempts a focused meditation through the central nervous system rather than reduction of muscle stress, as does Yoga meditation. The “electromagnetic spectrum”, resembles the function of radio frequencies. Radio frequencies can produce heat. This wisdom attempts to produce a paired organ internal “heat”, something like moxibustion applies external heat to stimulate pressure points along the body. The internal heating of an assigned “pair” of Yin/Yang battery organs. For example: the heart/black and lungs/white. Color, a language that a person “conditions” (by way of long term meditation) the internal organs to both know and accept. Something like walking a dog on a leash.
What does a meridian do? “Roads” transport Qi life energies throughout our body. Question: can Qi refer to as ATP? Obviously blood serves as a medium of transportation. But quick response time requires faster routes of communications. The eye hand coordination that a catcher needs to catch a fastball. Soldiers march in step to a cadence, similar to the way a fast ball hums as it approaches home plate.
The skin of the human body has resistance to electric current. 99% of this resistance occurs at the skin. Dry and wet skin have much different values of resistance to electrical shock. Recommended to soak ones’ “battery cable” hands in salt water prior to doing Jin Shin Jyutsu Is. TCM begins with 12 principal meridians. Healing functions as an art rather than a science. The latter makes – as its central focus – knowledge. Healing by contrast qualifies as a wisdom. Art, like the blowing of a shofar, the Talmud permits a child to blow on shabbot because the sages view the learning of that instrument as a wisdom. דרך ארץ requires reciprocation. Knowledge of a musical instrument does not transform that knowledgeable person into a musician. The latter spends many many hours of practice to acquire mastery over his instrument of choice.
The model of Western medicine makes for its focus – knowledge. TCM exists as a wisdom. The two often travel down different paths. The consistent stroke of a painter’s brush, took years, perhaps a lifetime, to develop. Modern science behaves as if it qualifies as an art critic. Noise, similar to the EU demands made against Israel: to risk a Civil War and divide this tiny nation into two hostile states. This commentary promotes the independence of Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, and the dismemberment of Great Britain, as a political action on par with the European attempts to negate Israeli national Independence.
Israel attempted the ‘Give peace a chance’ shtick, with the unilateral withdrawal from Gaza. That risky attempt, just to appease the Chamberlains of the world, to strive for the grammatical noun of peace, rather than the grammatical verb of peace. As a consequence, this wrong policy decision caused Israel to stand upon the precipice of Civil War. With less than 10,000 people directly damaged by Sharon’s unilateral decision, ב”ה that our people did not permit our hatred among our people to spill the blood of a Civil War.
The Jewish State needs a Civil War? The peoples of both Lebanon and Syria, those divided nations, so to speak, point a gun at their own people, in order to evaluate how brains splatter against a wall. The EU says: “Land for Peace, what do ya stand to lose?” Surrender the victory of the 1967 Six Day War. If the EU can succeed to negate the 1967 victory, then nothing stops them from striving to negate the 1948 Israeli victory. Europeans miss their dirty little Jew; humbled by our eternal curse as christ-killer stateless refugees.
The world existed in simpler easier times, when a Goy could murder a ‘dirty’ Jew, ravish his wife and daughter, and plunder and burn shtetl communities with State sanctioned impunity. Please sit down if you’re standing. European Goyim do not like Jews. We had the chutzpah to try an imaginary God/man, and find him guilty; a Sanhedrin Court ruled the Gospel as mythology. The Capital Crime made by this God/man, he together with his disciples declared himself Moshiach – a false messiah claim. Europeans abhor that Jews view their God/man savior as nothing more than a myth. On par to that of a child’s belief in Santa Claus.
The Pope demanded from Galileo that he validate Church Dogma, that the Sun rotates around the Earth. Enough. Science and Art view our world based upon different perspectives. Art seeks to portray the Awe that a Man sometimes experiences. A person who feels a love for life, such a person, with a blessing, finds the cure for a disease. Such a person offers hope to the sick.
The primary contact points of Jin Shin Jyutsu is, require a strategy for their use and employment. The crossover from the fingers of the hand to the toes of the feet occurs at the hips. The sh’itta taken by this commentator – the hips, begin the lower body. The bi-polar approach mentioned previously holds that ATP can travel down any meridian path. A complex idea of meditation: It affixes an internal organ “breath”, it separates the bi-polar organ pair, it permits travel access to all meridian pathways. In-hale, focus upon the energy of a target organ directed to a specific upper body point. Ex-hale, focus upon the energy of the opposing target organ, directed to a specific lower body point. This strategy attempts to explain the fingers and toes philosophy of Jin Shin Jyutsu Is meditation.
Whereas acupuncture employs the meridians in an action/reaction arc – Jin Shin Jyutsu Is – relies upon the Mind to direct the Qi produced by the targeted internal organ, and consciously directs this unique Qi energy to travel through a desired meridian path unto a targeted point on the body. The purpose, to open blocked passages within these meridian lines. This commentator opens by manipulating the opposing target “battery” organs by massaging, with oil, the appropriate points wherein the art of reflexology maps the confluence of target internal organs within the feet themselves.
No one argues that, for example, the heart opposed by the lungs, physically exists within the feet. Reflexology maps the location of the nerves clusters, most linked to/influential to, our internal organs. The modern Western translation for the TCM concept, known as meridians, perhaps this idea, Western medicine translates as the reflex arc. Sufficient Qi opens blocked up or constricted meridians pathways. In the heart/lung example: inhale, see the color black and become aware of the pulse vibration at a specific above waist point. Exhale, see the color white and become aware of the pulse vibration at a specific below hips point – either a right hand left foot or a right foot left hand diagonal. Jin Shin Jyutsu Is meditation, mentally directs the Qi to designated points across the body.
A healer needs to place their eyes upon bodily discomfort locations, inflammation – both external and internal. Stool analysis, for example, this faecal marker can indicate internal gut inflammation. The Talmud teaches that the Sages, in the Gemara of נדה, interpreted health through 5 distinct blood color gradations. The sages could distinguish menstrual blood from a gastrointestinal bleeding source. The color of blood passed per rectum, serves as a medium to gauge upper from lower bleeding sources; something like a pH color code. One or two the brightest red to 4 to 5 the darkest black.
Menstrual blood measured as one or two on the color code. Black, melena blood, also known as tarry stools, affected from gastric juices indicates bleeding in the upper digestive tract. Hematochezia blood, fresh blood in the stools; usually from the lower gastrointestinal tract — the colon or rectum — or from hemorrhoids. A person’s ‘color’ too indicates organ health. A person with jaundice has a yellowish or greenish pigmentation of the skin and whites of their eyes.
Mucus and inflammation go hand-in-hand. The body produces mucus as a defense mechanism against toxins, pollen, viruses, bacteria, yeast, fungus and parasites. Mucus-producing tissue lines the mouth, nose, sinuses, throat, lungs, and gastrointestinal tract. It protects the delicate linings of our internal system. Mucus compares to oil in an internal combustion engine. It functions something like fly-paper, it both traps pathogens and also transports them out of the body.
When the body over produces mucus, this indicates that the immune system senses some kind of attack. Many things can cause our body to overproduce mucus, from over eating to a diet of processed foods, such as farmed fish, deli meats, eggs, GMO grains, dairy products, refined sugar, soda & alcohol & coffee. Healers universally agree that nutrition functions as the יסוד in the art of healing. Usually people who overproduce mucus do not drink enough water, 3 to 4 liters of water on a daily basis.
The body communicates by way of signs, something like the mitzva of brit melah and all the other תרי”ג commandments. Congestion, continual coughing, headaches, long term joint pain, feelings of exhaustion, fever, and pressure in your face – all exist as health signs. Nasal irrigation, using a neti-pot, or bulb syringe or squeeze bottle. Saline water naturally reduces sinus mucus. Inhalation of menthol vapor or steam, another way to reduce mucosal inflammation. A humidifier keeps moisture in the air. When a stool has visible mucus, this indicates a possible sign of bacterial infections, anal fissures, a bowel obstruction, or Crohn’s, a type of inflammatory bowel disease.
Other signs to investigate: Stomach pain, cramping, bloating, sudden changes in stool frequency, consistency, or color. Iridology compares to reflexology, both employ charts that map the body. This wisdom analyzes the body simply by examining the eye on a clear day with the light of the sun. Different sectors of the iris charts correspond to different areas of the body. Iridology, a healing art, attempts to make a depth analysis of the eye based upon markings and discolorations. Iridology nor reflexology, serve to diagnose disease. Healers employ both techniques, to get a feel of a persons’ overall health; something like the 5 blind men feeling different parts of an elephant.
The יסוד of Jin Shin Jyutsu Is meditation, it attempts to affix, Qi energy, produced from an assigned pair of internal organs, which function something like a battery, and to mentally direct Qi to heal a physical ailment. Healing practiced as an art in no manner compares with Western medicine/science. The poorest, most simple person can meditate. Karen reports that she feels much better, color has returned to her face and she does not tire as quickly. Improvement in how she feels pleases me greatly. Quality of life takes priority over Quantity of life.
Rav Aaron repeatedly said: “טוב מעט ממעט טוב”. Rav Aaron lived a full life, till the night of his accident. He fell off a ladder while painting a house, and broke his leg. He died a couple of months thereafter. Apparently the broken bone released some unknown toxin into his blood. Neither the healer, which I sent to his hospital bed, nor the doctors, succeeded to restore his health. I love Rav Aaron. Miss the life which blessed Jerusalem with a unique kabbala sh’itta of Torah learning, and simple honest business practices for nearly 7 decades.
TCM views the heart as the master of the internal organs. The sh’itta of kabbala that Rav Aaron taught me, the liver rules as the primary internal organ. TCM tends to focus upon 7 basic emotions: anger, worry, sadness, fear, joy, grief, apprehension. Clearly Jin Shin Yyutsu Is, highly influenced by TMC. TCM has four main branches: Qi meditation, acupuncture, message, and herbal.
Organ meditation, as developed by the sh’itta practiced by this commentator, does not speculate exactly how internal organs influence perception. Unlike TCM the kabbala of organ meditation focuses upon assigning a specific color, which the rational mind attempts to mentally see during meditation. A color affixed to one of the two bi-polar target organ battery, when placing fingers upon the target organs.
The sh’itta of this healing kabbala, centers upon employing the rational mind in meditation, to communicate with target internal organs to increase ATP production and to send this Qi life energy to targeted meridian points. TCM makes no focus upon the brain stem/spinal reflex arc. Do internal organs dominate instincts? Perhaps, but this healing knowledge exists outside of the purview of the basic knowledge known to the common man.
Training the frontal lobes of the cerebral cortex to directly communicate with the Medulla and Brainstem. The temporal lobe located at the base of the brain has an association with memories. Parietal Lobe processes pressure, touch and pain. The Occipital lobe, located in the back of the brain interprets visual information colors and even word recognition. TCM does not treat the brain as one of the major internal organs of our body. This fundamental point of distinction separates healing by way of a modified Jin Shin Jyutsu Is meditation from the healing techniques developed by TCM.
TCM leans heavily upon diet and spices. Jin Shin Jyutsu Is, does not explore these possibilities. It limits its wisdom to meditation: sending Qi down chosen meridium paths. Its wisdom of expertise makes as its focus the meditation of the mind, coupled with the manipulation of organ points mapped on the feet. It channels Qi healing frequencies, produced by an affixed organ “couple”, to targeted points on the body. It relies upon the power of our mind to heal our body of diseases, combined primarily with reflexology organ manipulations.
Internal organs “invest” Qi/ATP energy unto other organs of the body. When a healer meditates sending Qi to a specific diagonal upper/lower points, the consciousness of the healer alternates awareness of the “battery” internal organs within himself. Karen struggles with difficult skin rashes in her groin area, a consequent of the cancer medications she has received. The spleen removes blood clotting platelets from the blood. She has swelling in her left index finger tip. The battery target organs: her liver and stomach. The diagonal safety energy locks #s 1 and 3 as found in Book 2 of Jin Shin Jyutsu Is. The treatment for her skin rash began with a reflexology manipulation of her liver and stomach, about 10 minutes devoted to each individual foot.
Afterwards, washed the oil off my hands, and then washed both hands a second time in a water/baking soda solution. Meditated while holding her right 3rd toe and left index finger. Thereafter placed my fingers on safety energy locks #s 1 and 3; the inside knee joint and the top of the neck just under the brainstem. Approximately 30 minutes, spent to attempt a liver/stomach transferral of Qi energy to those two points along a Meridium.
Paleness perhaps caused by Anemia. The most common type of anemia comes from iron-deficiency. Fatigue, the first clinical sign of anemia. Classic symptoms of anemia: pallor complexion, pale lips and nails, pale tongue, dizziness, blurring of vision, insomnia, numbness of limbs, palpitation. TCM places a strong emphasis upon diet and digestion. Initial treatment by Jin Shin Jyutsu Is, does a meditation focus upon the Kidney/Spleen(Liver) battery. Healing requires a working dynamic, the ability to improvise. Some patients lack the Will, confidence, or concentration to meditate. The art of healing rests upon the shoulders, under these adverse conditions, of the healer alone.
Connecting the bi-polar organ battery, depending upon the circumstances and the client, accomplished in multiple ways. Placing the fingers of the client directly over the two target battery organs of the healer; the healer places his fingers directly over the target battery organs of the client; the healer places his fingers directly upon the target organ sites as revealed by reflexology charts. The k’vanna of meditation, in the third alternative, alternates from foot to foot, making an alternating current flow.
Meditation centers upon awareness of how a person breaths. This wisdom makes the sending of spirits along meridian lines. The Chinese, we know refer to these spirits as Qi. But kabbala understands these spirits as middot. Middot spirits, and the dedication of these tohor spirits to self actualize within the life of a person qualifies as a one sentence summation of the entire Torah/Talmud scholarship. A person enjoying good health has greater vigor to keep and observe the Torah commandments, prophetic mitzvot, and rabbinic halaka.
Today meditated on channeling Qi energy to #5 safety energy lock, opposed by the #6 safety energy lock. Then moved to #8 opposed by #12 of the safety energy locks. Took the pointer finger and opposing 2nd toe /green/fear/אומץ לב diagonal and the Spleen/pancreas/liver anger/joy/pink middle pointer finger opposed by the 3rd toe diagonal. Generally, Cold foods and greasy foods are at the root of Spleen damage, thus causing Internal Dampness and resulting in candida and fungal overgrowth. And thereafter meditated upon the #8 opposed by the #12 safety energy locks. The wisdom of Book 2, written by Mary Burmeister of Jin Shin Jyutsu Is, she affixes an energy lock to a specific finger. An utterly profound association, a person can seek out specific related safety energy locks based upon a common meditated emotion/organ/mind color.
Prior to today’s meditation, Karen closed her eyes and generally appeared to sleep. Not today, for the first time she meditated and affixed a mental color with her breathing – inhale/green, exhale/pink. Immediately after the meditation she ate with an appetite. She behaved with a fuller degree of confidence. Her rash in the groin area remains an ongoing problem. But she’s smiling and this causes me to feel great happiness.
Karen has Type 2 diabetes. The pancreas has 2 known primary functions, one endocrine and other exocrine. Exocrine cells release enzymes to assist the gut to assist in digestion. These enzymes go to the duodenum to aid in the digestion of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. The pancreas likewise produces insulin and its opposing glucagon that circulate in the bloodstream. Blood sugar/glucose, comes from the food we eat. Excess blood sugar damages the heart and kidneys. The best way to reduce glucose in the blood, physical exercise, drinking water, and a high fiber diet. The body cannot digest cellulose; the cellular structure of virtually all plants, comprised of cellulose. Fiber slows down the absorption of carbohydrates.
Regular exercise causes the cells in our body to more readily accept insulin. An overweight person, the cells within that person tend to not accept insulin when it, so to speak, comes knocking at the cell door. Skin ailments have a strong association with diabetes. Collagen in our body compares to cellulose in plants. Four of the nutrients that help produce collagen – vitamin C, proline, glycine, and copper. Collagen peptide powder supplements, easily added to food.
Signs of diabetes: heavy body, distended abdomen, slow digestion, abdominal tension, chest pain. The pancreas and spleen compare to the relationship of insulin opposed by glucagon. According to TCM, people afflicted with diabetes, have a tendency to need sweetness or tenderness in their lives. The meditation with Karen today focused upon making the battery organs of the pancreas/Joy/pink/index finger and the small intestines/Hope/blue/pinky finger. Karen reported that her rash skin inflammation in the groin caused her to not sleep well at night.
We meditated on the points of the feet aligned with the pancreas and small intestines. Her vibrational energy, experienced a strong rhythmic pulse in both feet. We then did the hand/toe diagonal with both of the two target battery organs. Then we meditated on the #15 lower and #3 upper energy locks. In all meditation points Karen vibrational energy – clean, clear, and strong. Thereafter Karen said she felt tired and immediately fell asleep.
TCM holds that the gallbladder influences our passion for life, inspiration, action and assertiveness. Diet and stress directly affect this internal organ. TCM distinguishes between “solid” contrasted by “hollow” organs. The Yin/feminine organs in TCM: the heart, liver, spleen, lungs, and kidneys. The Yang/male organs, primarily connected with digestion: the gallblader, stomach, s. intestines, L. intestines, bladder and Triple Burner meridian. The triple burner influences the endocrine glands (which produce hormones) mainly through the free movement of Qi. The Pericardium Meridian, a yin meridian, paired with the triple burner meridian, connected with the exocrine glands. The three burners function to assist in the transport of fluids throughout the body, removing itching and heat, treating swellings, and overcoming problems with various organs.
The key difference between endocrine and exocrine systems, the former releases hormones directly into the blood whereas the latter does not. Endocrine hormones affect growth, reproduction, sexual function, tissue function, metabolism, mood, sleep etc. Hormones, chemicals produced by a gland that facilitates communication across the body, something like the Greek god Hermes. The primary endocrine glands: the pituitary, pancreas, thyroid, adrenal, parathyroid, estrogen and testosterone . Classic diseases linked to the endocrine system: diabetes, hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia, thyroid cancer, stress, infections, electrolyte imbalance etc.
Exocrine systems, these glands protect and lubricate the blood vessels and organ cavities; enzymes, sweat, mucus, salivary, mammary, stomach acids, earwax, tears, bile, prostate, acne fats – all products of the exocrine system. Enzymes, biological catalysts designed to cause a metabolic reaction, life-sustaining chemical reactions, they accelerate chemical reactions in the body. The liver and pancreas function as “mixocrine” glands, they perform a dual endocrine/exocrine function.
The gall bladder communicates by means of certain symptom signs, like stomach discomfort and upper-abdominal pain. The gallbladder sac lies beneath the liver. Bile breaks down fats to assist their absorption into the body. Should cholesterol in the bile clump together it can form stones. Other symptoms by which our gallbladder communicates: pain or discomfort in the right shoulder, right side of the stomach, or in between the shoulder blades. A yellowing of the skin, high fever, body chills, dark-colored urine and pale stools, itchy skin, and heavy sweating. Foods high in fat, like fried foods, whole milk products, peanut butter, or avocados, can provoke the gallbladder.
Dr. James Breneman, his book “Basics of Food Allergy,” written in 1968, he states that food allergies cause gallbladder symptoms. According to him, eggs, pork, onions, chicken, turkey, milk, coffee and oranges, most associated with allergenic foods followed by inflammatory reactions. Jin shin Jyutsu Is meditation, sets as the primary goal of healing: the reduction of inflammation within the body. Poor health manifests itself when our auto-immune system initiates an overreaction, as occurs in food sensitivities. Meditation heals by commanding the body to calm itself and relax to reduce both shock and trauma.
When Rav Aaron broke his leg, inflammation caused his leg to swell and double in size. Plasmapheresis/Hemodynamic therapy might have saved his life. When a truck ran over my mother, breaking most of the bones in her body, the doctors treated this severe trauma by literally filling her body like a balloon with fluids. This type of treatment, developed during the Vietnam war to treat war wounds, greatly contributed to saving her life. It not only prevented bone fragments from causing supplemental damages, but more importantly it forced the body to eliminate these excess fluids as waste. In effect, the auto-immune system recognized inflammation as a life endangering threat.
TCM views the primary digestive organs as the stomach and the spleen. Both the small and large intestines function to remove wastes from the body, something like the X or H twin exhaust pipes of a car exhaust system; the digestion process not only removes toxins but it reduces their toxicity. The digestion process concerns, so to speak, equalizing solid wastes together with gases, such they exit the body together in harmony. Efficient removal of body wastes and gases causes the body to feel power, strength, and vigour. Something like drinking a good whiskey or wine produces that ahh effect of satisfaction and pleasure.
Yin Shin Jyutsu Is, its diagonal crossover begins at the hips, forming an X or H like double exhaust system. Meditation attempts to harmonize the salt/water levels in the body. A salt imbalance results in high blood pressure. As the iris has its sphincter and dilator muscles so too does the small and large intestines. The digestion process learns from both the functions of the eyes and ears. The ear canal helps to enhance the amount of sound that reaches the eardrum. The small intestine “reflects”, ingested food to break it up. Whereas the 4 parts of the large intestine/colon “absorbs” the water/salt “energies” into the bloodstream. The concluding process of colon digestion compacts wastes into solid stools.
The toes of the feet generally go from compact to extended. The base of the two smallest toes, together with the connective tissue between them influences the ears. The two longer toes have an influence upon the eyes. Reflexology favors manipulation of the two sets of toes when attempting a dialogue with either the small or large intestines.
The subject of massage therapy lies outside the scope of Jin Shin Jyutsu Is healing. Nonetheless it merits research and consideration. The health of my wife prevents normal conjugal relations. Joint meditation, under these conditions, requires some preamble massage therapy. Massage from head to toe. Hair: head massage. Shoulders: rub. Forearms: lightly tickle. Hands: squeeze. Back: kiss. Ribs: tickle. Love handles: grab. Bottom: spank. Thighs: caress. Knees: kiss. Calves: Bite. Front lower legs: lick. Top of feet: caress. Bottom of feet: rub.
Harmony and relaxation go hand in hand together. Expressing a personal/intimate partnership that communicates both acceptance and love, most especially important in marital relations. When a person requires long term healing, that person, to successfully recover from illness, needs assurance that they do not live in an isolated vacuum – blood thicker than water – actual loving kindness.
Four יסודות of Oral Torah judicial logic: observation (both internal and external), משל\נמשל דיוקים, comparison or contrast, and testimony, like as occurred on the observance of the new Moon. The universe consists of two opposing spirits: tohor and tuma. Meditation entails development of techniques which heightens awareness of the body/mind interactions.
Mitochondria resemble a separate cell within the cell. Mitochondria have a semipermeable membrane which filters materials entering and exiting a cell. That membrane relies on a difference in polarity known as the “membrane potential”. Comparable to the opposing poles of a battery, this membrane potential of the mitochondria affects our health. An indication that the semipermeable membrane has become less efficient, patients complain of feeling tired. Mitochondrial function, extremely useful in things like cancer drug research, diabetes, tumors, aging, stress, nutrition, and Parkinson’s – a neuro-degenerative disease.
Enzymes, like for example: the luciferin enzyme, a light emitting compound produced by fire-flies and certain deep sea dwelling fish, the semipermeable membrane of the mitochondria absorbs and activates a chemical reaction as a result of that enzyme. The health of the mitochondria, through this enzyme, becomes measurable – something like a thermometer. Vitamin B3, an essential building block in building the chemical structure of Nicotinamide riboside (NR), a principal component of the luciferin enzyme. This B3 by-product, NR causes increased vigour to the mitochondria sub cells. NR, found naturally in cow’s milk. A niacin imbalance can result in an uncomfortable flushing of the skin. But NR does not activate the niacin receptor 1, a high-affinity biomolecular, targeted by niacin/nicotinic acid; it increases adiponectin [a polypeptide hormone secreted by fat cells and regulates glucose and lipid metabolism, especially by increasing insulin sensitivity and muscle uptake of glucose and by decreasing glucose production in the liver] secretion and reduces lipolysis through G(i)-protein-mediated inhibition of adenylyl cyclase; in common language: a chemical reaction wherein a molecule of water ruptures one or more chemical bonds of a large molecule, like a protein, easily dissolved by nonpolar hydrocarbons (OH). [https://phys.org/news/2020-08-fireflies-function-mitochondria.html].
I have a friend in Beit Shemesh who explored injecting the drinking water of commercially ranched chickens with OH. He sought to thereby reduce commercial veterinary expenses. The problem with OH, it’s highly unstable. Consequently his OH producing machines, besides their prohibitive expense, had to continually inject this gas into the hen house drinking water, which increased the costs of raising poultry. Clean water, the יסוד of raising commercial animals, and human health. A simple and cheap solution, simply employ a water pump that continually circulates the drinking water through a charcoal filter, as done in virtually all aquarium fish tanks. Commercial animals need clean water like aquarium fish need water cleansed from their “exhaust” wastes.
TCM divides the major internal organs into female/male (yin/yang) divisions. The 26 safety energy locks do not exactly align with the classic meridiums. Japanese discipline of meditation, in some ways, perhaps comparable to the Non-channel Points employed by TCM. The female organs: lung/thumb, spleen/pinky, heart/pinky, kidney/thumb, liver/pinky. Guilt opposed by Freedom to a measured degree defines the feeling of shame. The male organs: small and large intestines/pinky & index, stomach/index, bladder/thumb, gallbladder/pointer. These organs, they each have their own unique sinew clusters which the meridium lines follow.
TCM also includes the Conception vessel. It originates in the pelvic cavity, and goes straight up the center of the body to the midpoint of the lower lip. Called the Sea of female channels, it regulates all female channels and strongly affects the reproductionary organs. Conversely, the Governing Vessel follows a similar route in the back. The Governing Vessel, called the sea of yang channels, this male meridium regulates all other male meridians; including the movement of Qi along the upper and lower diagonals. These two general meridiums function comparable to safety energy lock #26, they center the body. The Yin & Yang motility vessels regulate muscular activity in general; a meridium that goes from a point between the eyes to the Number 1 safety energy lock down to the K2 on the big toe. Hence Jin Shin Jyutsu Is – it divides the 26 safety energy locks into two separate divisions.
The opposing pericardium channel/female to the triple burner channel /male. The pericardium, referred to as the heart’s protective sack. Not only does the pericardium provide the heart with physical protection, its energy also protects the heart from damage and disruption by excessive emotional energies generated by the other organs, such as anger from the liver, fear from the kidneys (related to the sex drive), and grief from the lungs. This meridium likewise helps regulate circulation in the major blood vessels that run in and out of the heart. This channel bi-sects the anterior sides of the arms and terminates at the Index finger. The opposing, male, triple burner meridian blazes the posterior sides of the arms. It passes through safety energy lock #17 and terminates at the ring finger. Interestingly enough Ms. Burmeister associates #17 with both the ring finger and the pinky.
Mary Burmeister introduces the safety energy locks in Book 2 with the O (oval), which duplicates the Conception and the Governing Vessel meridians, she refers to it as “the rootless root”. To quote p. 9 from Book 2:
“In man it is called the Main Central Vertical Universal
Harmonizing Energy descending the center of the front of the body,
ascending the spine, flowing over the head and descending
the center of the front of the body – the “oval”.”
Meditation seeks to direct the spirits of one’s breath up and down; these two general meridian pathways which geometrically bisect our body. As mentioned previously, these two general meridians align with safety energy lock #26. TCM and Jin Shin Jyutsu Is, this commentary views them through the lenses of synergy. Each of the safety energy locks loosely follow down channel sinews. Listing #2: the bladder/male has a strong linkage with the lungs/female & the Governing Vessel. The 2nd energy lock #15 has a strong linkage to the spleen, stomach kidney and liver meridians. #3 favors the lungs, s. intestines meridians, favoring the Governing Vessel.
#4 favors the gallbladder s. intestines meridians and the Governing Vessel. #5 has a strong linkage to the liver, connects well with the lungs and stomach meridians. #6 Spleen. K2, the Yin & Yang motility vessels, this meridian links with lungs, stomach, bladder, s. intestines, spleen, kidney, and liver meridians. #7 Spleen. It links with the stomach, kidney, and liver meridians with a breath awareness of the Governing Vessel. #8 Liver, or Spleen opposed by the Bladder. It has a strong linkage to the gallbladder meridian. My teacher said meditating on #25 ten minutes a day, linked to the gallbladder, something like running 3 miles.
#9 Bladder connects well with the L. intestine meridian sinews. #10 Bladder, likewise connects well with L. intestines. #11 Bladder/S. Intestines. Connects well with the Gallbladder. #12 Gallbladder, links with the Governing Vessel. #13 Kidney, links with the Pericardium channel. Ms Burmeister likewise links it to the pointer and pinky fingers, but in her “Quickie” self help recharge she advises to hold the index finger as expected. #14 Gallbladder/stomach, Spleen battery connection. A male meridian connection, the L. intestines linked to an opposing liver or kidney meridium, or a Spleen Bladder battery connection. #15 A Spleen or Kidney or Liver meridian opposed by the Stomach or Bladder or S. intestine meridian.
#16 Gallbladder/Kidney battery. Another strong battery connection between the Lungs/S. Intestines or Bladder or Stomach meridians. #17 S. Intestine and its connection to the triple burner Yang channel. #18 Lungs/L. Intestine. Other strong Yang meridians Stomach, Bladder, and S. Intestines. #19 L. Intestines and the Pericardium meridian. #20 Bladder/Gallbladder Yang meridians or also the L. Intestine balanced by the Sea of Yin channels.
#21 Heart/S. Intestine battery connection, linked with the Male Governing Vessel. A Stomach meridian also works well with the Heart and pericardium meridian points. #22 Kidneys opposed by L. Intestines. Another Yin meridian, a Lungs/L. Intestine battery connection. #23 Bladder/lungs or Bladder/Spleen or Kidney or Liver battery connection. #24 Bladder connected to the Conception vessel or Governing Vessel. #25 Gallbladder/Lungs/Governing Vessel points.
Jin Shin Jyutsu Is meditation, works well with meridian tapping techniques (MTT), developed to reduce stress, tapping in place of acupuncture needles. Tapping usually employs at least two fingers, but likewise employs the palms of the hands. Personally, when employing the tapping sh’itta, I place the entire length of my index finger, directly upon a meridian line and thump that line, something like using the index finger as a stretched rubber band. But #26 recommends four fingers, whereas #17 three fingers. MTT qualifies as an aspect of acupressure, like as found in Chinese Tui Na and Japanese shiatsu primarily derived from Anma, developed from Tui Na.
During the occupation of Japan by the Allies, General MacArthur banned the practice of Anma. Helen Keller, upon hearing this news, interceded with the Truman government, getting the ban rescinded. Shiatsu literally means “finger pressure”. The shiatsu therapist applies steady pressure massage on a client’s acupuncture points to create therapeutic responses. An experienced shiatsu massage therapist can apply a continuous steady, none fluctuating pressure to a specific meridian point, usually relying upon the thumb.
The tapping techniques do not rely upon strong pressure “strikes”, like as often occurs in shiatsu. But both art wisdoms manipulate jingluo (energy meridians). Both employ external pressure to affect internal organs. One of the 8 principles of Asian healing, known as “empty/full” seeks to increase the Qi energy produced by target organs within the body. Some varent massage techniques employ crystals instead of fingers and palms. My personal preference, crystal balls tend to slip easily off the target points; consequently, unless my hands have become tired I do not rely upon crystals as an ideal pressure inducing tool. Anma practices uses common massage techniques such as kneading, rubbing, tapping and shaking.
The seven traditional techniques employed in Asian massage, used to improve blood circulation and remove toxins: ironing/stroking, grasping/kneading, strengthening, compressing, vibrating, tapping and “hand music”. Ironing, a person heats their hands and immediately thereafter places them upon meridian points. Stroking attempts to move fluid through the circulatory system; something like a wave. Pressure increases in the front of the stroke, whereas suction occurs in the wake of the stroke. This type of massage increases tissue permeability. Stretching of the tissues helps muscle fibers release tension and pressure build up. Flexibility measures health.
Athletes, for example, do stretch exercises before workouts. Yoga meditation makes increased flexibility a chief concern of its “strengthening” meditation. Massage therapy seeks to achieve a balance of sinew muscle tension. As mentioned previously circulation entails more than blood flow. The eye/hand coordination that a catcher needs to catch a fast ball, requires a reflex arc that far exceeds in speed that which the hormone/blood transport system provides. Grasping/kneading pinches and constricts, it pulls the sinew up and away from the body, something like an angler raises and lowers his rod in order to exhaust the fish he seeks to net.
Healing attempts to improve the ability of a person to communicate effectively with both his body and with others. Disease afflicts as a consequence of a breakdown in communications. As such healing and justice, both sets of wisdom, seek to improve communications, viewed as the most essential requirement by which to heal damages.
Vibrating primarily includes shaking and jostling to make the motion. This technique seeks to stimulate the nervous system. Vibration has greater “penetration” to affect the nervous system than that of at normal long strokes. The latter aims to increase muscle sinew flexibility. Whereas the former better treats pain, and stimulating internal organs to work more efficiently. Jostling, the therapist pinches and grasps a target muscle sinew, aimed at improving blood flow circulation. Shaking functions as joint stimulation. Aimed to increase joints flexibility. The therapist shakes the client arm or leg and thereafter messages the tissue that surrounds these joints.
The tapping, also referred to as the ’emotional freedom technique’ (EFT), treats clearing irrational emotions, trauma, phobias etc, an emotional substitute for acupuncture needles. It stimulates targeted meridian points with the fingertips. #13 safety energy lock, tapping massage refers to as “Sore Spots”. The line of the hand opposed to the thumb that terminates at #17, tapping massage refers to this area as “Karate Chop”. These two points communicate with the lymphatic system. Lymphatic congestion generally occurs at these two points.
The negative emotion of #13 – guilt. The negative emotion of #17 – grief. Firmly tap these points about 7 to 10 times, as a way to introduce your meditation intentions to your lymphatic system. Then do the same to #26. Tapping generally follows the O (“oval”) the Main Central Vertical Universal Harmonizing Energy, p. 9 Book 2 Jin Shin Jyutsu Is. Ms Burmeister dedicated her 3 Book series to Master Jiro Murai, her “father and mother” – Yang & Yin. Book 1 generally addresses the relationship between the 5 basic negative emotions affixed to the fingers of the hand with awareness of Universal Energy. Book 3, makes the hand/foot relationship its primary topic of analysis . Specifically pp 20 – 22, addresses the hand/foot relationship.
Jin Shin Jyutsu Is, derives from the traditional Buddhist discipline known as Zen meditation. This ancient art attempts to understand how the mind works. Zen meditation views awareness of the mind/body communications as enlightenment. The sound of “one hand clapping”? It seems to me, qualifies as the communication between the mind and the primary internal organs.
This meditation seeks to lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety and stress, improve the efficiency of the immune systems, therein increasing peace and harmony. Book 3 briefly references ‘Finger pose’ traditions within Yoga mudras. These hand gestures aim to go inward, to channel body energy flow, and recharge energy levels. Zen tradition had over 100 known mudras finger poses. The philosophy of these Yoga mudras traditions bases itself upon the principle of the 4 major elements: Earth, Water, Air, and Fire. The Western Periodic Table of the Elements separates knowledge from ancient Greek wisdom.
This idea that all matter exists as some combination of earth, water, air, and fire – for more than two thousand years, served as the premise foundation of virtually all none Jewish philosophy, science, and medicine. Alchemy, the philosopher’s stone, panacea claims to cure disease, Alkahest – able to dissolve every other substance, including gold. Hermetism, writings held in great esteem during Renaissance and Reformation periods. The theme of these ancient writings: Man could influence and control nature. The Western mystery tradition, generally known as esotericism, has dominated various forms of Western philosophy, religion, pseudoscience, art, literature and music unto our own days. The medieval assimilated Zohar mystical kabbala. The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. All influential concepts base themselves upon the principle of the 4 elements. The Yoga mudras finger poses express the origins that Jin Shin Jyutsu Is; the expression of a neo-Buddhism healing wisdom.
Book 2 p. 9, Ms. Burmeister refers to the “cosmic egg”. She refers to it as the “Main Central vertical Universal Harmonizing Energy, descending the center of the front of the body, ascending the spine, flowing over the head and descending the center of the front of the body – the ‘oval’.” This sentence interprets the function of the esoteric traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism, known as “Tantra”.
Hinduism and Buddhism, their methods of meditation sharply contrasts with TCM. Indian/Japanese healing traditions tend to make their focus – the balancing of energy “wheels” within the body. These “spinning wheels”, which they refer to as “chakras”, influence the physical and emotional “signs”. This system of meditation works hand in hand with astrological sun, moon, and planets.
South American esoteric healing applies “kambo”, poison scraped from the legs of giant monkey frogs, to small burns upon the shoulder, leg, or foot. This treatment forces the liver to expunge this toxin from the body. In effect, a general cleanse occurs within the body. Each civilization developed their own wisdom by which their healers treated disease. Healing disease, in and of itself, does not qualify as avoda zara.
Religious rituals often assist to produce a placebo effect upon believers. Attaching religious ritualism crosses the line from healing to avoda zara. D’vara, Karen’s eldest daughter, sat together with me when we first studied Jin Shin Jyutsu Is. She immediately voiced her objections to Book 3. Which her common sense challenged the mudras finger poses as a religious ritualism which crosses the line from healing to avoda zara. But complex meditation, perhaps compares to a child counting with his fingers. Nonetheless, the objections voiced by D’vara remain valid.
The root chakras, located at the base of the spine, have a strong connection with the planet Mars, and the color red. It bases itself upon the earth element; associated with the feeling of safety and grounding. This tradition views the kidneys as an earth element. The second primary chakra, according to Hindu Tantrism, associates with Mercury. Known as the sacral chakra, another root chakras. Associated with the emotional body, sensuality, and creativity. Linked to water, characterized by flow and flexibility.
The 3rd, known as the navel chakras. Located in the stomach. Linked to the planet Jupiter. It has a strong association with the element fire, and directly linked to a sense of self. This energy center affects self-esteem, sense of purpose, personal identity, individual will, digestion, and metabolism. Improper processing of nutrients, constipation, or irritable bowel syndrome.
The 4th, the heart chakras. Linked to the planet Venus and the element air. These first four chakras attach themselves to the basic elements of earth, water, fire, and air. Associated with the planet Venus, unconditional love, compassion, and joy. The heart, lungs, chest, arms, and hands. Poor circulation, high or low blood pressure, and other heart and lung conditions affected by the heart chakras.
The 5th, located in the throat chakras, located in the vicinity of the Larynx and attached to the sublime element known as ether, also called quintessence. The throat chakras, influenced by the planet Saturn. This chakras functions as the center of physical and spiritual purification and balance, and the color blue. Its influence affects gum disease. The musical note G attunes this chakras. In Homeric Greek it means “pure, fresh air” or “clear sky”. The term quintessence has become synonymous with elixirs, medicinal alchemy, and the philosopher’s stone itself. [The Dictionary of Alchemy, by Mark Haeffner]. Western theories about gravitation, spin around this “new” element, which the Chinese referred to as “void”. The Tanya, written by the Alter Rebbe, refers to the spiritual idea of Bitul, meaning self nullification. A complex and abstract hassidic kabbala of east European origins.
Chassidus, very much a response to the twin disasters of the Chmielnicki Cossack pogroms – those war crimes occurred between 1648 and 1657 – and the false messiah movement of Shabbtai Tzvi. The latter disgraced the mystical kabbala – taught by the Ari. Ukrainian Cossack Hetman Bohdan Khmelnytsky led the Cossacks pogroms – whose shear horror and terror – only the Nazi Shoah surpasses in absolute cruelty and barbarism. The Cossacks utterly obliterated virtually all or most of the Jewish Ukrainian communities: Pereyaslav, Piryatin, Lokhvitskaya and Lubny, Nemirov, Tulchin, Polonnoye, Zaslavl, Ostrog, Star-kostyantynivka, Bar, Lutsk, Chernihiv, Starodub, Gomel and many other places.
Less than 20 years later, the Shabbtai Tzvi false messiah plague brought further disgrace and destruction upon the heads of g’lut Yidden. Jacob Frank, an 18th-century evil religious leader, proclaimed himself as the reincarnation of Sabbatai Zevi. Frankists celebrate everything that Yiddishkeit holds as taboo. The foremost leader of misnagdic Yidden, the Vilna Gaon, founder of the Yeshiva movement, his Torah failed to inspire the remnants of Eastern European Jewry. Under these deplorable conditions, the Baal Hatanya introduced the concept of ‘bitul’; he, and other rebbes like him, offered spiritual guidance in the wake of the twin disasters. Eastern European Hassidic communities developed and thereafter thrived due to the light their Torah cast. Chassidus prioritized the importance of prayer and piety, social concerns, and economic justice as being equal if not even superior to Torah learning itself.
Chinese philosophers held that five rather than four elements function as the basis for the physical world . Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. Late 19th century Theosophy embraced this “new” element with a pronounced fervor. Hinduism refers to it as “space”. They likewise attribute sound to this element. Hence, ether has links with the throat, and thyroid gland, which regulates the processing of energy in the body through temperature, growth, and metabolism. A blocked throat chakra, according to yoga traditions,can contribute to feelings of insecurity, timidity, and introversion.
The 6th, known as the 3rd eye. Located in the space between the eyebrows and associated with the Sun. Some refer to this chakras as the 6th sense, linked to the sense of intuition or gut feelings. Reliance or clues, like something just doesn’t smell right. Indigo, the color associated with the 3rd eye of intuition, it associates with the expression and development of the ego. Mature intuitive skills express the quality of genius.
The 7th, known as the Crown chakras, located on the top of the skull. This mystical chakras links itself with some strange Moon God. The forefathers of Israel, their hair did not bristle and stand on end from fear of this unknown God. This God, Israel did not swear an oath brit of נעשה ונשמע. It, so to speak, holds the essence by which the other 6 chakras influence health and well being. Vajrayana Buddhism teaches that a God lives within this chakras. This tuma chakras has crossed the line from a healing wisdom tradition to worship of avoda zara, and religious belief systems. This commentator has briefly introduced the chakras to serve as a foil, to contrast TCM meridians with Buddhist chakras concepts of faith.
Herein concludes the learning on the 10th sugia of our Av Mishna בבא קמא.