Our Work Is Very Simple

reward Rabash, “The Meaning of Torah and Work on the Creator’s Path”: When one intends to study the Torah, he should keep the goal, the reason for which he intends to study, before his eyes. The goal, that is, the benefit which he wants to extract from the Torah is the Light that Reforms that’s in it.

Essentially, we don’t need anything else. We should imagine and attempt to feel that everything happens because of the Upper Light, that “there is none else besides Him,” that He is the ruler and the lord, and only He performs everything.

Therefore, we only need to desire and wait for His actions and their consequences. Our entire work consists of attracting His actions upon ourselves, feeling that we are the lower degree, while He is the Upper One, and becoming similar to the Upper degree, the Light. He will act upon us and make us similar to Him in as much as we will aspire toward Him, that is, desire to become like Him.

So it follows that our work is very simple. It’s not important what passage of The Zohar we are reading or what it is about; it’s not important how much we understand what we are reading. There exists a system of connection between us and the Upper Light, called “The Book of Zohar.” We have to utilize it and aspire to become similar to the Light during the study.

This desire will awaken the Light, and it will act upon us. Slowly, we will begin to feel the results of its influence.


  1. I am concerned about hearing this:

    “It’s not important how much we understand what we are reading.”

    While this is very consoling, at the same time, I’ve read in our sources what amounts to our continual problem of contradictions that are designed to help us rise according to a very specific middle line– that we must neither put knowledge or faith forward with the exclusion of the other; meaning: We should not work exclusively with one or we’re in for trouble.

    Firstly, I’ll focus on page 220 of our English book, (gratefulness to all those who helped bring this into existence) that is: The Zohar, Annotations to the Ashlag Commentary.

    Therefore, the Torah refers to it as the “reverse man,” for initially he ate and drank and said “Go,” i.e., raise MAN to the Creator and receive the Light for the sake of the exalted goal, but not for yourself. Thus, it pretends that it is not the impure force, but its opposite. However, due to its property called “fruitless return,” it then makes a Zivug with its Nukva (the great abyss), which steals man’s soul and destroys him with its falsehood, and man is left without even the slightest part of his soul that is holy and pure!

    ***At the end of this paragraph lies an exclamation mark. It’s very important that we examine what this means.

    What is the meaning of “fruitless return”?

    From another reading, and I don’t remember where at this point, the true test of intention is through Spiritual Fruits.

    Back and forth we go… But how can we truly know “Spiritual Fruits” if we are under a great deception and even that is not of our own free will and choice?

    In prayer for the sublime care to be within us all,


  2. Sandra what we call the “Creator” is the Quality of Bestowal,the Bestowal of only good and pleasure;the Bestowal of only Light and Love and Happiness and all good things.
    Once you know that any contraditions that appear to be contradictions of this Great Truth are not contradictions in reality.But how things appear to one that is not corrected yet!!!!!!
    Concentrate on the good that you read and disregard any contraditions and be not be disturbed!!!!!!!

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