Kabbalists On The Purpose Of Creation, Part 4

Dr. Michael LaitmanDear Friends, please ask questions about these passages from the great Kabbalists. I promise to answer them. Commentaries in brackets are mine.

What Is the Purpose of Creation?

…His guidance is purposeful and aims to eventually bring us [our souls] to adhesion [similarity] with Him, so it would reside within us [within our corrected desires, in full equivalence with the property of bestowal and love called the Creator]….
– Baal HaSulam, Article “The Essence of Religion and Its Purpose

the purpose of instilling the soul [the point in the heart] within the body [desire to receive] is so that the soul, being precisely in the body [to receive in order to bestow], returned [became similar] to its root [the Creator] and merged [in complete similarity] with the Creator, as it says: “(1) And love thy Creator, (2) and walk His ways, (3) and keep His commandments, (4) and merge with Him.”
– Baal HaSulam, Igrot (Letters) pg. 63

Every person is obliged to attain the root of his soul.
– Baal HaSulam, Article “The Acting Mind

It turns out that the purpose of the whole Creation is that the lowly creatures will be able, by keeping Torah and Mitzvot [Torah is the Light of correction, and the Mitzvot are the corrections of man’s 613 egoistic properties which are performed by the Light. The soul is the desires of bestowal, a soul’s qualities of bestowal toward other souls], to rise ever upward, ever developing, until they are rewarded with Dvekut with their Creator.
– Baal HaSulam, Article “Matan Torah (The Giving of the Torah),” Item 6

Related Material:
ARIfilms: ” The Law of Equivalence of Form”
Kabbalah Moments: “Treating The Root”
Kabbalah Moments: “What Kabbalists See”

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