Questions I received on the perception of reality:
Question: In the “Introduction to the Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Baal HaSulam says, “All the worlds, both Upper and lower, are inside man.” Does the authentic meaning of these words mean that the entire reality takes place only in our imagination and is perceived through our senses (vessels of attainment)?
My Answer: Yes.
Question: If so, are physical bodies even real?
My Answer: “Real” is what I perceive.
Question: But we always learned that throughout all of its stages the soul is inside the insignificant physical body.
My Answer: I never taught this. Maybe I was talking about the soul’s body (not the physical body) – the Partzuf or Kli, and the soul is the Light inside it.
Question: If we accept this, then doesn’t it mean that everything around us (including our friends and family) doesn’t actually exist, but is just a figment of our imagination?
My Answer: Yes. However, instead of imagining things, we have to attain the state where we will perceive everything outside us as being inside.Who Are All The People Around Me? [1:58m]: Play Now | Download
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