Questions I received on various Kabbalistic concepts and definitions:
Question: Is the screen a tool that returns us to the state we were in before the knowledge of good and evil?
My Answer: It is the tool of recognition, attainment and ascent above the knowledge of good and evil, leading to equivalence of form with the Creator.
Question: What is the spiritual meaning of the Sabbath?
My Answer: It’s a symbol of the Full Correction.
Question: I was reading The Book of Zohar and in the section, The List of Abbreviations and Explanations, it states: “AA – Arich Anpin – the Partzuf of Hochma, the central, initial Partzuf in the World of Atzilut, from which all the other Partzufim originate.” Is this correct? As far as my very limited knowledge goes, Keter is central and the other Partzufim originate from it.
My Answer: Arich Anpin is Keter of the World of Atzilut, because Atik is concealed from the lower Partzufim.
Question: Could you please explain what is the “mouth to mouth” teaching technique? Is this form of study used today?
My Answer: This type of study happens through the common screen of a teacher and his student. The screen is located in the mouth (Peh) of the souls (Partzuf).
Question: What is the difference between desire and effort?
My Answer: Effort can be exerted only to the extent of the desire.
Question: If there is no desire, how does one create a demand for the effort?
My Answer: Under the influence of the environment.
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