The TV, radio, and newspapers spray you with their advertisements; people both familiar and strangers force their thoughts and desires on you. Money! Power! Fame!Your inner voice has been suppressed, smothered by all that’s happening around you. As you run along the highwayof life, you’re spurred on by foreign desires. It’s only later that you realize that you were wrong, that you never wantedany of these things, that they were simply dictated to you, forced onto you by someone else.How blissful it feels to be able to stop and hear your own, single desire, pure and disconnected from the materialworld. It’s the desire to experience spirituality, which is known in the Old Testament as “Noah.” It lives on inside of you, whether you’re a president or a mass murderer.If you can hear the Noah within you, this tiny altruistic spark called, “Noah the Righteous,” if you can sense the desireto ascend above this world, then you are ready to achieve the peace, security, and eternity that await you on your spiritual path.
Noah: The Point Leading the World to the Creator
We remember that the word “earth” (
) stems from the word
– desire. Therefore, “The earth was filledwith violence” and “It was corrupt” means that your desires are corrupted: you exhaust yourself in pursuit of another’spossessions, you are completely egoistic, and you live only for yourself.But is there really no answer to all this? Sure there is. Find the “Noah” inside you and save your life, as the text says:“And, behold, I will destroy them with the earth…But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall come intothe ark, you, and your sons, and your wife, and your sons’ wives with you. And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shall you bring into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female.”The whole world is inside you. You are at the highest degree of existence, the tip of the pyramid that includes all theanimate, vegetative, and inanimate souls located below you. They are “bound” to you as the one true creature thathas a soul and the responsibility to raise itself and the whole world to the level of the Creator.Thus, this story describes how the desire called “Noah” inside you assembles all the corrected parts of the soul(human, animate, vegetative and even the uncorrected parts that aspire for correction), which is the meaning of “twoof every sort,” and comes into the ark with them.The ark is a kind of screen, a protective force field that you create around you, and that helps you resist externaldisturbances, meaning all the egoistic influences of this world.With the help of the ark, the protective screen, you seek answers to the questions, “Who am I? What am I living for?What is most important to me in life?”You are preparing yourself to find the answers, and you are already certain that your search will be successful, sincethe point in the heart within you has already awakened and won’t let you rest for a moment. This point maintainsdirect contact with the Creator, and as it grows within you, it forms a vessel that’s ready to receive the Upper Light.That is the voice you hear, telling you you’re on the right track and that you will definitely reach the Creator, even if you don’t yet feel Him.