It All Comes Back to You

It All Comes Back to YouHere are some of the most interesting things sent to me by my students:

Best quote (sent by Elisheva Shapiro):
“In the modern world, happiness is a well chosen set of antidepressants.”

Best video (sent by Ludmila Ivachenko):
It All Comes Back to You

Best video (sent by Irina Asher):
On the Thought of Creation and Union Without Intention

Best photograph (sent by Vadim Ermolchik):
Love Thy Neighbor:


Cheap Food Causes Hunger

Analysis of the CrisisNew Report (from Commodity Online): Commodity prices are currently dropping, mainly on expectation of favorable crop prospects but also because of a slowing world economy. This could mean a cutback in plantings followed by reduced harvests in major exporting countries. Given continuing low grain stocks, this scenario could lead to another turn of record food prices next year – a catastrophe for millions who by then would be left with little money and no credit.

My Comment: The fact that the prices are decreasing – especially for food – seems like a good thing. However, everything in our world is heading for the worse because it is built on egoistic relationships.

The drop in prices makes it unprofitable for farmers to seed large fields. This will lead to smaller harvests. a sharp rise in prices, and then to hunger. It’s a paradox of our egoistic world: cheap food causes hunger!

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Preface to the Science of Kabbalah (“Pticha”) – Item 1

PtichaPreface to the Science of Kabbalah (“Pticha”) – Item 1, summary:

1. The Creator’s plan is to create the creatures in order to delight them. This is why He created the will to receive pleasure – the pleasure that He wishes to bestow. This desire is the creation that was created.

The Creator’s desire to fulfill is infinite, and therefore the desire to enjoy He created is also infinite.

The pleasure (the Light) creates a matching desire (Kli or vessel) for itself. Hence they are completely interconnected from the very beginning. Nevertheless, the pleasure is primary, and the desire it created is secondary. The pleasure determines the desire, although both stem from the Creator.

The Light exists in the Creator from the very beginning, whereas the will to receive (pleasure) He created is something essentially new, which never existed before. That’s because the only desire the Creator has is to love and bestow.

Desire is the essence of the creation, its matter. All of the various creatures originate from it; they are different “portions” of the desire. All the events happening to them are changes in their desires.

Everything that the desires or creatures have, everything that fulfills their desires, is Light or pleasure which comes directly from the Creator.

Therefore, everything that exists is comprised of the Light and the Kli, and comes from the Creator. It either comes directly – as Light, or indirectly – as the desire, which is absent in the Creator, but was created by Him for delighting the creatures.

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The Soul’s Correction Is Invisible on the Corporeal Level

soulQuestions I received on the soul’s correction:

Question: Which actions bring about the soul’s correction?

My Answer: When the quality of bestowal is born in a person, helping him rise above his egoism.

Question: How is this expressed on the corporeal level, among people who study and don’t study Kabbalah?

My Answer: It doesn’t. No one around you will notice anything. How could they?

Question: How is love for others implemented if the corporeal aspect is not used?

My Answer: Through thoughts and intentions. If possible, also through actions – the dissemination of Kabbalah.

Question: What is the purpose of this blog?

My Answer: To explain the purpose of the world’s creation and how to attain it through the good path.

Question: What is the purpose of man’s existence?

My Answer: To attain the purpose of his creation.

Question: Why don’t these two things coincide?

My Answer: Because people do not want to actualize the method of attaining the goal and instead prefer to be on the path of suffering.

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