For beginners, the most important thing to learn in the science of Kabbalah is the structure of the Upper Worlds, according to the book Talmud Eser Sefirot and the article “Preface to the Science of Kabbalah.” The result of your study should be that you actually start to feel the text, similar to a musician that reads the notes and hears a melody within. Just as he feels the sounds within, that is how we have to feel the spiritual actions. And eventually, we will feel them more powerfully and more real than this world.
The smallest spiritual degree is felt a billion times more vividly and powerfully than this entire world. Our entire world, the whole universe, and our lives throughout all time periods are incorporated in the spiritual world like a small point.
When you read a Kabbalah book, it is like reading an encoded letter. If you know what it says, you can change your destiny and your entire life. That is how you should feel during Part 2 of the Daily Lesson, while studying Talmud Eser Sefirot.
It doesn’t matter that while reading it, you don’t feel or sense anything. What’s important is your yearning to feel the text within you. So, the only thing you lack is the desire! If you obtain the needed desire, then it will enable you to enter the spiritual world. You will begin to feel the spiritual world within that desire.
In the meantime, we are in an unconscious state relative to the spiritual perception. We’re like an unconscious person that doesn’t perceive the world around him. And what do we lack in order to reveal the Upper World? Only the aspiration for it!
(From the first lesson at the North American Congress in Buffalo)