Before The First Ascent

Dr. Michael LaitmanKabbalists who have attained the foundations of creation tell us that the Creator created a desire to enjoy. This desire is obligated to become equal to the Creator, to become a vessel that is filled with Light according to the law of equivalence of form.

This is the only true formula which the Creator established and created from the beginning. All other forms exist only in the perception of those who receive.

The single creation, the single desire to receive pleasure, exists in equivalence with the Upper Light and is filled with Light, unity, and adhesion. However, it imagines that it is separated and distanced from the Creator, that it differs from Him and has different qualities, that it is broken and separated into many parts. Now, from our end we have to decide which actions are necessary in order to return to the only existing, true state, the place where “He and His name are one,” where the Light and the vessel, the creature and the Creator, are united with each other.

The science of Kabbalah pays special attention to the current phase, which is the preparation for ascending onto the first and lowest spiritual level. Right now we do not know what is happening on that ladder. Once we get there, a person’s soul teaches him and we can look for help in the Kabbalah books, receive examples, gain experience, and learn from the previous states.

The entire problem lies precisely here, before the first degree. At this stage we need a great preparation; here the states are unclear and the world is opposite to the spiritual reality.

Therefore, at this stage we have to use the special means that the science of Kabbalah offers us.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/27/10, “Make Yourself A Rav, Buy Yourself A Friend”

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