Good Environment – 10.29.10

My Good Environment – Questions of the Day

The Independent Sixth Sense

Dr. Michael LaitmanFirst, we need to tune into the group and find in it the independent Kli (Vessel), the sixth sense. In the same exact manner, the sixth day of the week rises over the other five days and prepares them for the Sabbath. We, too, need to prepare all of our senses and above their egoism, build a new sense based on the screen and the reflected Light.

A person annuls himself, unites with the friends, and thereby builds a Kli through which he can perceive reality. In this Kli, he reveals the 613 desires, the construction of the soul. In this Kli, in his connection with others, one discovers a net and in this net, all the various desires and relationships.

As he gathers them and puts them into order, he suddenly sees how they become the ten Sefirot, the desires of his soul. In it, in its structure, he begins to reveal the Light, or the Creator, in direct, reflected, inner, and surrounding Light in the reverse and front sides. A person continues to develop this Kli, this sense, to verify and delve deeper into it, ascending by the degrees of self-rejection and interaction.

His Kli becomes more and more complex, more and more perfect, until a person realizes the principle of loving his neighbor as himself. This love builds and forms the Kli, unifying its parts, due to which a person reveals different forms of connection and builds them according to mutual bestowal.

There, in this Kli, in these ten Sefirot, he “draws” the image of the Creator, the universal force of bestowal. Such is our work, and we always conduct it in an environment which becomes the group, the soul, and takes the form of the Creator.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/28/10, “According to What is Explained Concerning Love Thy Friend as Thyself”

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Weekly Torah Portion – 10.29.10

The Book of Zohar, Weekly Torah Portion “Chayei Sarah,” Selected Excerpts
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Kabbalah Moments: The Light Does The Work

Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 10.29.10

Writings of Rabash, Dargot HaSulam “Klalut Adam”
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The Book of Zohar – Selections, Chapter “BeShalach (When Pharaoh Sent),” Item 212
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Explanation of the Article, “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Lesson 3
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Rav Yehuda Ashlag, “The Freedom,” Lesson 4
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Kabbalists About Studying Kabbalah, Part 1

Dr. Michael LaitmanDear Friends, please ask questions about these passages from the great Kabbalists. The commentaries in brackets are mine.

Concerning the Obligation of Each Person to Study the Wisdom of Kabbalah

The study of the wisdom of Kabbalah is an absolute must for any person [otherwise he will not fulfil his purpose and will live his life in vain].
– Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to The Mouth of a Sage

The Creator feels no contentment in His world except when people engage in this wisdom [since with its help they will reveal Him]. Moreover, man was created only to study the wisdom of Kabbalah [since only by applying it a person reaches the purpose of his creation].
– Rav Chaim Vital, “Preface to the Gate to Introductions”

It is of utter [implicit] necessity [given from Above] for anyone from Israel, whoever he may be, to engage in the internality of the Torah and in its secrets [Kabbalah]. Without it, the intention of Creation will not be completed in him.
– Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to The Mouth of a Sage

The redemption of Israel [from egoism and, hence, from all of its problems] and the rise of Israel [its independence, safety, and the right place among the nations of the world] depend on the study of The Zohar and the internality of the Torah.
Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to The Book of Zohar,” Item 89


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