A question I received: Why is it so hard to ascend from the material world particularly to the very first spiritual degree? After all, we’re rising to the smallest spiritual degree.
My Answer: Even though it is the smallest spiritual degree, we ascend to it under circumstances where we have absolutely no understanding of spirituality.
We have to be born into spirituality, and there is nothing harder in the world than birth. Scientists say that the energy, strength, and concentration of effort that one spermatozoon employs to enter an egg cannot be compared to any other effort. It’s because they are two complete opposites, but in spite of this, one of them succeeds in breaking through the barrier, through the screen, and fastens itself inside the other.
This is why the first degree of the ascent from the material world to the spiritual world is the most difficult.