Two questions I received on spiritual partnerships:
Question: Why does a man who studies Kabbalah need a woman, and how can he “use” her the right way?
My Answer: Every person in our world has:
1) Bodily desires for food, family, and sex;
2) Social desires for wealth, power, fame, and knowledge.
The desires for family and sex are realized with a partner, either with the intention to receive pleasure egoistically, or with the intention to realize them as a commandment, or in other words, in order to attain the Creator.
The desire for spirituality is formed by the female and male parts of humanity as a whole. All men are like Adam and all women are like Eve. Therefore, one needs to see one’s partner in life as a partner on the spiritual path as well. It is possible – and good – if your partner cooperates with you in this regard.
Question: What are the best articles to read to your wife if she wants you to?
My Answer: The parts of Baal HaSulam’s and Rabash’s articles that are interesting to both of you.
Laitman.com Post: Fulfillment Can Only Be Spiritual
Laitman.com Post: Man, Woman and Divinity Between Them
Laitman.com Post: Do You Have to Be Married to Study Kabbalah?
Article: “What Does the Story of Adam and Eve Mean in Our Times?”
Talk: Man and Woman
Articles by Baal HaSulam
Articles by Rabash