Escaping the Flood by Building Noah’s Ark - Official Kabbalah Publication of the Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute
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Escaping the Flood by Building Noah’s Ark

If you thought that the Biblical story about Noah and the Flood was about legendary bygone times, think again. It’s talking about us, here and now. Even Hollywood testifies to this. Why else would they produce last year’s Evan Almighty – the most expensive comedy film ever made?

Just like all the Bible’s parables, the story of Noah and the Flood symbolizes stages and discernments on our journey of spiritual development. “Noah” represents a spiritual state where we recognize an impending increase of our egoism, represented as “the Flood” in the parable. In that state, Noah (or any one of us) realizes that he has to build an “Ark” – a spiritual quality of bestowal within him.

Then, one remains inside the Ark (inside his inner quality of bestowal) to escape the Flood of egoistic desires that threaten to engulf him. When one enters the Ark, egoistic desires can no longer rule over him because he fully rises above his preliminary egoistic nature, entering the spiritual realm of complete, unconditional love and bestowal.

Today, every one of us and the entire world as a whole are beginning to feel that we are about to be engulfed by a flood – both inside and out. This state is exactly what the Bible describes when it talks about Noah’s situation before the Flood. We are being threatened by our own egoistic nature, which we cannot overcome by any external means. The only way to survive the Flood is to build the Ark and hide inside it. In other words, we are being forced to learn how to rise above our egoism and acquire the spiritual quality of bestowal.

Then the Flood will subside and everything will reach harmony, just as all the different species in Noah’s Ark lived in peace and harmony with each other. When we reemerge from the Flood, humanity will make its complete transition to a renewed, spiritual existence.