On The Golden Path To The Spiritual Ascent

Laitman_041_01The Torah, “Leviticus,” 19:35: You shall not commit a perversion of justice with measures, weights, or liquid measures.

The Torah leads a person to the goal and so everything that he does is only in order to advance a bit further along that path. The incorrect balance of the right and left lines is called “unrighteousness.” The balance is measured  “weights or measures,”which means by the internal human attributes and by the external relations between people. Therefore, you should always follow the middle line along the golden path, by connecting the right and left lines correctly.

The Torah, “Leviticus,” 19:36 – 19:37: You shall have true scales, true weights, a true ephah, and a true hin. I am the Lord, your God, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt. You shall observe all My statutes and all My ordinances, and fulfill them. I am the Lord.

In order to turn the negative egoistic force to a positive force, which means to dress the force of the left (the egoistic force) to the right (altruistic) force so that they will operate together, we should balance them accurately. This means that to the extent that you have altruism, the attribute of love and bestowal, in your right hand, you can use the ego in order to attach it to the attribute of bestowal. This collective action creates the middle line that determines and serves as the connection of the two lines.

The more you advance towards connection, love, and bestowal, the more the Creator reveals the ego in you so that you will have something to balance. Therefore, the ego of everyone who ascends grows even more. This is totally in contrast to the rationality of our world: We believe that if we are corrected, we become better.

In the spiritual world a person advances along two lines by stabilizing the middle line by the two and constantly becomes better along the right line and worse along the left line. He constantly switches from one line to the other and is thus once wonderful and once terrible, and it is all so that he will learn to work in the right connection of the two attributes.

It says, “true scales, true weights, a true ephah, and a true hin.” True refers to the middle line, which means to the correct combination of the two attributes.

Comment: In our world a true person who is loyal and reliable is said to be “a nice person who is not an egoist and who is constantly in bestowal and always thinking about others!”

Answer: Such a person is simply not developed enough and is naïve like a little child. He hasn’t gathered and hasn’t brought out everything that is in him yet.

People who follow the spiritual path absorb the whole universal ego. They discover an enormous egoistic potential inside them, but it is kept under the dome of the Masach (screen) and this is the reason that their spiritual potential is also immense. It is because all the powers of the ego are focused on bestowal in the spiritual direction.

Therefore, it is very difficult to ascend the spiritual levels. The ego constantly pulls downward while you have to pull yourself upward. Thus, is it is said that everything in you should be accurately measured.

Question: Can the states that Kabbalists go through be seen by the naked eye?

Answer: Kabbalists present spiritual and corporeal states, which are therefore not evident to an ordinary person. I know what a great range of states my teacher Rabash used to go through in the duration of a day, but an ordinary person wouldn’t understand it.

Question: What did you feel about it? How is it possible not to forget that although you feel a person in all his revelations he is your great teacher?

Answer: These are the two sides of the same coin: an attitude towards the body and an attitude towards the spirit. I could easily distinguish between the two since the body is a physical state and I know how to handle it since I know something about medicine and have grown up in a family of doctors, but as to the spirit, I tried not to interfere.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 4/16/14

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