New Life #678 – 613 Mitzvot (Commandments) And The Perception Of Reality
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Tal Mandelbaum ben Moshe
There are forces underlying reality that even precede the creation of the elementary particles. A scientist cannot perceive forces that exist before matter while a Kabbalist, who is changing his perception of reality, can. In studying the forces before the creation of matter, we find answers for the purpose of our existence and its goal.
First, there was Light, one upper force, that wanted to bestow and created darkness, which is the desire to receive its abundance. Light and darkness—the desire to bestow and the desire to receive—are two attributes that created five worlds through connecting.
Our world was created so that man would feel that he is not satisfied by the force of receiving alone and wants to bestow also. Today as we develop, we see that the ego is a destructive force, and therefore, the wisdom of Kabbalah comes to teach us how to summon the positive force, the force that is awakened by special relationship exercises between us that draw the Light that Reforms to us.
The ego is built on 613 internal levels in a person; they are 613 desires that we must correct from receiving to bestowal. Through the desires that are corrected to bestowal, we begin to perceive the upper world, which is the network of forces that operates on our world and controls every detail in it.
According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, observing the Torah and the Mitzvot refers to the correction of the 613 egoistic desires through the power of the Light.
From KabTV’s “New Life #678 — 613 Mitzvot (Commandments) And The Perception Of Reality,” 1/19/16
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