5 Minutes Of Light From The Daily Lesson: 3 Lines In The Inner Work

Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 11.30.09

Preparation to the Daily Kabbalah Lesson
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The Book of Zohar – Selections, Chapter “Noah,” Item 174
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Article “Body and Soul,” Lesson 6
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The Spiritual World Is Felt Through The Desires Of Others

When you bring the desires of others closer to you, you fulfill the necessary condition for feeling the spiritual world, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” By turning the desires of others into your own desires, you will feel the Upper World through them. So what do you have to do to bring their desires closer to you? You have to try to envision the correlation between yourself and others in the following way.

What seems to you as another person, the “neighbor,” is actually your own desire. It is outside of you in order to give you the opportunity to accept it as being corrected. There are egoistic desires inside you that you cannot correct; you can only “freeze” them and ascend above them. Besides that, there is also a “foreign” desire to enjoy that is outside of you; but it only seems foreign because it is corrected in relation to you and has the form of bestowal!

There is a great common Kli or desire that is entirely aimed at bestowal. And then there is you, the receiver, with just your own small black box. Do you want to see the true reality? Go ahead – it’s inside that common Kli! It’s here! All you have to do is enter it, become part of it and feel it! It is above and beyond all the boundaries and limits; it is absolutely good and does only good. It has no life or death, but just Infinite fulfillment.


The desires of other people are already corrected. They are all inside Malchut of the World of Infinity, which includes everything. However, you have to acquire them, and you can only do so gradually, bit by bit. You enter there a little bit at a time, until you encompass it all. On this path you go through five worlds and 125 levels, gradually acquiring this entire huge desire.

However, you acquire that which is ready and corrected! You only have to know how to receive it by correcting your attitude to it, by connecting to it the right way. This is the meaning of Malchut of the World of Infinity.

Kabbalists write that the “neighbor” is your spiritual Kli which is already corrected and is outside of you, in other people. You only have to make it a part of you, connect to it and approach it correctly. You have to perform a restriction (Tzimtzum Alef) on your egoism in order to make sure that you don’t demand more than your animate body needs. Then everything else will be your Kli, and you can take it!

This desire that’s outside of you is your soul, whereas the “you” of today is a disappearing illusion.