Questions I received about the Light, the 600,000 souls, other readings, our purpose in this world and Mitzvot:
Question: You often mention the Upper Light or the Light of the Creator, but what exactly is this Light? What does it feel like and what will it do? How will a person sense this Light? I am certain that this Light is not the same as the light we define in our world, although I often relate the two.
My Answer: The Light is a quality of bestowal and love that cures our egoism, transforming it into similarity with Its form.
Question: I was listening to one of your TV programs where you talk about 600,000 souls scattered in the world. I also read the same thing in one of your books. If every one has to evolve in their spirituality to unite with the teachings of Kabbalah, why 600,000 instead of six billion?
My Answer: 600,000 is a conventional definition: it is measure of the height of the original collective soul (Partzuf Arich Anpin of the World of Atzilut).
Question: Have you studied Tanya by Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi? And if you have, how come you never mention it?
My Answer: Because I have never studied it.
Question: What is our purpose in this physical world, in this world of illusions?
My Answer: The goal is to cross from illusion over to the truth.
Question cont’d: And do you talk about the importance of keeping Mitzvot?
My Answer: We strive to observe them in their original, true, spiritual form.
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