What we must learn is to make them all manifest their own qualities in the most possible harmonious fashion. In this regard, they require a leader, a guide, a conductor that unite them for such purpose. This conductor is the High Priest, the highest level or dimension of human consciousness, because he represents the utmost awareness of the connection with our Maker, the Creator of all.
In order to make the right decisions, discernment is the means to lead us to the goodness we desire, and the Redemption we yearn for. The space in which discernment acts are the ways and attributes with which the Creator relates to His Creation, and they are Love's ways and attributes as material reflections of God's Love.
In this sense, the High Priest is our discernment when it acts in Love's ways. This is the space in which the High Priest directs the remaining dimensions of consciousness.
“Be of the disciples of Aaron, a lover of peace, a pursuer of peace, one who loves the creatures and draws them close to the Torah.” (Pirkei Avot 1:12)
“Which is the right path for man to choose for himself? Whatever is harmonious for the one who does it, and harmonious for mankind.” (2:1)
This means that what we do must be positive not only for us individually but for others as well.
“Pinchas the son of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest has turned My anger away from the children of Israel by his zealously avenging Me among them, so that I did not destroy the children of Israel because of My zeal. Therefore behold, I give unto him My Covenant of Peace.” (Numbers 25:11-12)
It may seem difficult to associate peace with a violent act such as killing two people at the same time with a spear (25:7-8)
This we must understand regarding our relationship with the Creator. This is the meaning of what we repeatedly say in “God's Love”: “Love does not cohabit with anything different from its ways and attributes”, and is indeed a radical and fundamental approach.
Shouldn't we be ruthless against evil? Can we really afford the luxury of sparing the cause of all our ills, pains, suffering, frustration, depression, sadness, greed, cruelty, indifference, indolence, violence, exploitation, oppression, despotism and totalitarianism? No, we can't; no, we must not; no, we should not.
We can't allow ego's negative fantasies and illusions to lead, guide and conduct all dimensions of consciousness, and turn our life and surroundings into a place we regret to live in because it's been turned into a junkyard.
This is how we understand the “zeal” of God and His “wrath”, because it is our zeal and wrath that defend us from the perils, dangers and damages of destructive attitudes, careless behavior and negative actions. The lesson of evil, wickedness and negativity is for us to reject them ruthlessly and without any consideration.
Some proclaim that “the evil in the world is already enough” as if evil by itself is not enough. They make it sound that having “some” is fine, and it shows that they have no idea what Redemption is all about.
“You are not a God who takes pleasure in evil; with You the wicked cannot dwell.” (Psalms 5:4)
“The face of the Lord is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the Earth.” (34:16)
We achieve this awareness in God's ways and attributes, in the knowledge of Him, in which absolutely nothing is negative.
“They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, for the Earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.” (Isaiah 11:9)
We reinstate all the positive ways and means of Love's attributes by clearing our consciousness from that which we do not need in order to live in the Covenant of Peace the Creator gives us, when we choose His ways and attributes over ego's fantasies and illusions. With determination and eagerness we reject and erase negativity from consciousness. With determination and eagerness we embrace Love as the guide and conductor of all dimensions of life.