A question I received: What is the meaning of the law, “Nothing disappears in spirituality?” Does it mean that no matter how far away we move from the impure desires, Klipot, they still remain with us?
My Answer: We must discern: In what regard is it written that nothing disappears in spirituality? This law means that all the corrections we perform are saved. Thus, they accumulate, even though they disappear from our field of vision. It seems like I don’t have anything left from what I did yesterday. I went inside a treasure trove and left with a cupful of gold, but it was taken away from me. I was left with nothing! But now I’m told, “Come back in and start filling it anew!”
However, in spirituality, nothing disappears. Later on I will reveal that everything I went through was accumulated in my “account.” Thus, “nothing disappears” means that corrections or actions of bestowal do not disappear.
We talk about this because people think that everything they attained, disappears. Yesterday I was successful and felt wonderful. I felt a force driving me forward and felt love for my friends, but today I am empty and feeble. Yet, I have to believe that nothing disappears in spirituality; everything remains!
On the other hand, this entire world and all our successes in it do not really exist. They only appear to exist in order to enable us to find out what bestowal and love are, starting from the opposite quality.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/21/10, Beit Shaar HaKavanot
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