The Imprint Of The Light

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: How do we, in our correct interconnection, get to know the Creator?

Answer: There is a vessel, and there is the Light. The Creator can only be revealed in the vessel, in the creature. The creature is a will to receive (a desire), which can experience good or bad feelings, the presence of something or the lack thereof.

On the other hand, the Creator is an attitude. To know the Creator means to learn His attitude to us. And what we must get to know is not Him Himself, but specifically His attitude dressed in the matter or the Light clothed in the vessel. The Light becomes clothed in the vessel when the latter acquires its property.

What is the Light in its essence? We don’t know. But clothing of the Light means that it imprints itself in the vessel. For this, the Kli should be “soft” or, in other words, should feel the lack and desire the Light. After all, the Light leaves an imprint in the vessel, opposite to itself, and the vessel must decipher this contradiction in the reverse direction, returning from negative to positive in order to understand the Light.

Therefore, we need to equip our will to receive pleasure with a restriction (a screen) and an intention (the Reflected Light). We can feel and correctly interpret the Light along with its forming the screen and the Reflected Light in us. As a result, we feel our own form, but it is the Light that created it in us, and this is why we call its form the same name, the name of the Light.

In the same fashion, HaVaYaH is the form of the created being named after the Creator. This is the only way for us to know Him, through the form, while the essence of the Creator remains unattainable for us.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/17/10, “And You Knew This Day and Return to Thy Heart”

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