Kabbalists On The Purpose Of Creation, Part 5

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

It is known that the meaning [essence] of the souls of the children of Israel [those who aspire to the Creator, regardless of corporeal origin] is that they are a part of God Above [the property of bestowal]. The soul cascaded [diminished its property of bestowal] by way of cause and consequence and descended degree-by-degree until it became suitable to come into this world and clothe the filthy [egoistic] corporeal [desire to receive everything] body.

By keeping the Torah [studying to draw the Light of correction] and observing its Mitzvot [creating the group through Arvut, a mutual guarantee, the condition to receive the Torah] it ascends degree-by-degree [in acquiring the quality of bestowal] until its stature is completed [all 613 egoistic desires are corrected], and it is fit to receive its reward from The Whole [the Creator, who is completely giving and loving]. This has been prepared for it in advance [in the Thought of Creation], meaning attaining the holy [holiness = bestowal and love above one’s own benefit] Torah by way of the Names of the Creator [His qualities, that is, similarity to Him], which are the 613 deposits.
– Baal HaSulam, Introduction to the Book, From the Mouth of a Sage

Related Material:
Laitman.com Post: Kabbalists On The Purpose Of Creation, Part 1
Laitman.com Post: The Body Is Transient, The Soul Is Not
Basic Concepts in Kabbalah: Chapter 2. “The Purpose of Kabbalah”

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  1. The only contact I can have with Bnei Baruch is through this blog, and sometimes reading the parts of the Zohar that you guys are reading. Anything else beyond that is impossible for me. Is this enough?

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