New Life #523 – What Is A Soul?

New Life #523 – What Is A Soul?
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz

The soul is a “portion of God from above” (Job 31:2); that is, the soul is part of the Divine. The higher power is good and benevolent; it is the infinite power of bestowal, love, and giving. A part of it is also called the soul.

Summary

There is no connection between the soul and our body. Our body is a body like the body of an animal. It is even possible to print it with a three-dimensional printer. According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, Adam (Man) is defined as similar to the force of bestowal and love.

The characteristic of love and bestowal that we build are the Adam in us or the body of the soul, and the Light of the soul enters into it. In our physical body there is no mind, no soul, or anything, but just the life force like in the bodies of animals.

To attain a soul, what is required is work on ourselves that is not simple, the building of the characteristics of love and bestowal. Our ego is self-love and the soul is the opposite characteristic, the characteristic of altruism.

Every person can attain a soul and reveal the Divinity, eternal life called “paradise.” And one can do this only during the course of his or her life in a body, when there is egoism. Only at this time is it possible to transform the egoism into altruism and attain the soul.

In attaining the soul, there are different levels, which are called: Nefesh, Ruach, Neshama, Chaya, and Yechida. In sum, this is 125 levels.

The soul, the desire to love, is called the body of the soul, the Kli, and the fulfillment that is felt in it is called the Light of the soul. The Light of the soul is enormous pleasure, greater than everything that all people together have ever experienced. Until we have prepared a Kli that is accommodated to absorbing this pleasure, we cannot attain it, otherwise we would explode…The Kli for receiving this enormous pleasure is the building of the supernatural characteristic of love and bestowal to others.
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From KabTV’s “New Life #523 – What Is A Soul?” 2/17/15

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2 Comments

  1. In the summary of What is a Soul #523, it says, “In attaining the soul, there are different levels, which are called: Nefesh, Ruach, Neshama, Chaya, and Yechida.”

    My question is, why do we say, when referring to the soul or are particular spark, do we call it our Neshama, and not our Chaya or our Yechida?

  2. Rav, you share at approx 5:15… “in my opinion there is no connection between the body and the soul.”

    We (there is) have, the creative spiritual properties of the Hebrew letters, and thus the letters and numbers themselves and thoughts (upshot of desire) along with oxygen to animate the the physical body.

    It seems on this level (the middle line) or on the other hand… the right connected to the left, that these are connections from the sou to the human (not necessarily a humane human). We could add neural pathways and the intention as well.

    I understand the need for building/ developing the soul/Kli.

    What or how do feel about this perspective?

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