One Is Equal To Millions

Laitman_403 Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to The Book of Zohar:”  Do not be surprised that one person’s actions bring elevation or decline to the whole world, for it is an unbending law that the general and the particular are as equal as two peas in a pod. And all that applies in the general, applies in the particular, as well.

In spirituality, the general and the particular are absolutely equivalent. Every person individually and all people taken together carry the same weight. In the material world we can’t grasp how can it not matter whether there is one person or a million. However, in the spiritual world, the calculation is different. We don’t understand that one person can either complete or ruin perfection.

It’s not just adding one to all the rest. Because every person includes everybody else in himself, his contribution does not simply add 1% to 99%, filling a certain niche. When one person is missing in the general, he is missing in each part of the general. No part of a general body can function and feel healthy if it’s lacking a single element. That is why everyone is equivalent to all the rest in his or her importance.

It’s hard to understand it while living in this world because we act according to the laws of matter, not qualitative properties. But in the spiritual world, one – and any – person can put the entire world in motion.

What we really differ in, however, is the sequence of corrections. There is a strict hierarchy in spirituality, whereby the lighter desires are corrected first, followed by the coarser ones. Also, there is a certain order between the right, left, and middle sides. Yet, the correction of every person is equally important.

Reveal The Zohar Within Yourself

ConnectingThroughtheWorlds_thumb.jpgThe Zohar, Chapter “VaYaera (And The Lord Appeared),” Item 37: He taught him every profound and sublime secret in the Song of Songs and adjured him to not use any verse in it, so the Creator will not destroy the world because of him, since He has no desire for people to use it because of the great sanctity in it. Afterwards, Rabbi Akiva went out sobbing and his eyes were shedding water. He said, “Woe my teacher, woe my teacher, the world will be orphaned without you.” The rest of the sages entered and asked him, and he replied with words of Torah.

We can continue reading The Zohar for hours on end, but the question is: Do we have the right intention? The text itself might seem very difficult and closed to us, or it might seem simple. Regardless, we are always talking about inner qualities where Moses, Rabbi Akiva, Abraham, Esau, and good and evil forces are all inside a person. This is the manner in which The Zohar describes the phases of our spiritual path.

I don’t understand what is written here, and I don’t even want to know it. I want to feel it, to attain this state so as to experience it for myself, to live it. I don’t want to understand it through my mind, but through my inner qualities. I want my inner qualities to change so I will identify with the states that The Zohar describes.

It is talking about things that are inside of me, but are concealed from me. I am being told about what is taking place within me, and I want to feel it. All of these qualities and states, all of these “scenes,” all 125 degrees exist in every person right now because there is no time in spirituality. I want to reveal the degree about which I am reading in The Zohar, and I am entitled to this because that degree is mine. I want to change so as to experience this state.

This is called “to attain what one studies,” as Baal HaSulam says in Item 155 of “Introduction to Talmud Eser Sefirot.” He writes, “…through the yearning and the great desire to know what they are learning, they awaken upon themselves the Lights that surround their souls.” Here “to know” means to unite, as it is written, “And Adam knew Eve.”

I want to unite with this state, to live it. I don’t need anything else but this. Everything else inside me is bad, and I don’t care if I don’t understand or feel anything. I only want to “open” this text through my sensations, rather than through my mind. I want to experience it.

Inner Changes Determine The Outer Ones

innerchanges.jpgA question I received: Is it possible to build a society based on Kabbalistic laws prior to acquiring spiritual revelation?

My Answer: No; these two conditions are inseparable. We want to build a society that will be governed by the force of love. Within our unity we want to reveal the Creator, who will fill all of the space between us and will maintain our love and unity.

Will this be implemented within the framework of one nation? The fact is that all the nations are one nation; this is how they existed before the Babylonian dispersion. Can this happen within one nation? The whole world is one nation. Therefore, we should not limit ourselves with any framework. We should only worry about the internality, and from there, proceed to the externality.

Our unity must happen by virtue of the Upper Force, and not because we want to become “good” and unite on our own. The Upper Force will unite us and will determine our form. We don’t have to invent it artificially. To the degree that all of this will be revealed to us, we will advance. The Light will build everything for us and will obligate us to do everything.

Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 03.18.10

Preparation to the Study of The Zohar
Before the Machsom a person disconnects from himself, looks at himself from the outside, and then begins to associate himself with the Creator.
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The Book of Zohar — Selections, Chapter “VaYaera (And The Lord Appeared),” Item 32
Instead of understanding The Zohar, I must sense it.  Then, with the help of The Zohar the light will come and correct me.  When I become a giver, I’ll understand how to advance toward the Creator.
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Beit Shaar HaKavanot,” Item 39, Lesson 13
Out of the myriad of Kabbalistic connections, the Kabbalists chose only those that have to do with our advancement. This is done in order to attract us.
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Article — “The Individual and the Nation,” Lesson 3
Ultimately each society comes to the understanding that the stumbling block along its path is human nature, which can only be corrected by the method of Kabbalah.
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