Questions I received on the goal, the Ten Commandments, humor, Aviut, the point in the heart, and Torah and Mitzvot:
Question: One of our salutatory expressions is: “One Goal!” What singular word best sums up that one goal?
My Answer: Dvekut (adhesion).
Question: What is the Kabbalistic meaning of the Ten Commandments?
My Answer: Correction of the ten fundamental qualities of the soul.
Question: Could you please elaborate on how Aviut changes its qualities during Zivug de-Haka’a in each of the five levels, and what happens with Kashiut alongside?
My Answer: I explain this in great detail in my book The Science of Kabbalah (Pticha).
Question: Does humor have any value in the spiritual world?
My Answer: Yes, because it’s created by a combination of opposites.
Question: Can a Kabbalist see whose point in the heart has truly awakened?
My Answer: Yes. But more importantly, the person must feel this on his own and realize his point in the heart. He can do this by developing it in a group (being in contact with other points) and through study.
Question: In the Introduction to Talmud Eser Sefirot, Baal HaSulam says that observing Torah and Mitzvot is the attainment of real life. What does it mean to observe Torah and Mizvot for someone who isn’t religious and has no Jewish cultural background?
My Answer: It means to correct one’s natural intentions in all of one’s actions, from “for the sake of oneself” to the intention “for the sake of others.” This is done by means of Ohr Makif (Surrounding Light) that descends onto a person during the study of Kabbalah.
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