+125 Degrees According To The Zohar

Dr. Michael LaitmanA lot has been said about The Book of Zohar lately but it is still like a drop in the ocean since how can the source of our spiritual life, the force that sustains all of reality, the expression and the revelation of the Creator to the created being, which is The Book of Zohar, be described in words? How can all the abundance, all the Upper Light that should be conveyed to all of creation through this book, all of Malchut of Infinity, the whole general soul, in order to correct and to fill it, be described in words?

The Book of Zohar is actually a system that ties the Creator to all the created beings, and so we have no words to express the praise and the respect we have for it. How can small human beings like us possibly speak about this immense system of worlds that takes care of us deeply in the depths this matter.

But it is precisely when we come in contact with this immense system called The Book of Zohar that we receive an awakening, feel anxiety about coming in contact with something that is very great, an exceptional source that is strong, powerful, and special. If we adapt ourselves to this system, this mechanism, this book, even a little, as much as we can, we will be rewarded with a certain level of contact with it, and through this contact, we will be rewarded with the Light that corrects us, with a medicine that will cure us, with the potion of life.

In order to conform to The Book of Zohar, we need to connect together into one person. This is the first condition, but only if we are focused on the Creator. Unless this is done, we will not be arranged as one since we need the Light to connect the many particles into one whole. This one has to be focused on the Creator, to be close to Him, which means close to the force of love and bestowal.

But The Book of Zohar helps us advance towards this condition even from very distant states since we actually start from zero. Just like a thermometer on the spiritual scale, there is a plus, which is above zero, and there is a minus, which is below zero. There are +125 degrees above zero and -125 degrees below zero. It is impossible to rise to plus if you don’t descend to minus of the same degree. It is actually the minus that turns into a plus.

The Book of Zohar includes all the levels, all our minuses. Everything that can happen is there. “He who is greater than his friend, his egoism is even greater,” which means that he descends lower and deeper than his friend if he ascends to a higher level. The Book of Zohar can certainly help us correct all our minor transgressions, all our silly mistakes, save us, and bring us to Holiness, which means to love and bestowal.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 2/10/14, Writings of Baal HaSulam

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