Sin And Its Correction

Dr. Michael LaitmanRabash, “Which Degree Should One Achieve so He Will Not Have to Reincarnate?”: This is the perfection that Adam HaRishon had prior to the sin. Only after the sin did he decline from his degree and his soul was divided into 600,000 souls.

Question: How does a sin appear?

Answer: A sin appears as a result of the influence of the Upper Light. For example, I want you to find your own mistake, but I want you to do it after you’ve understood its essence and only then corrected it.

My participation in this process is inconspicuous; I remain “behind the scenes.” How unnoticeable can I be? I only serve as an eliciting factor that is not even felt in the matter of your desire, similar to Sefira Keter.

A person experiences sudden weakness or becomes immersed in bizarre thoughts that are given to him from Above, although he thinks that he is the one who produces them. This is his first sin.

Then, he starts to struggle with himself instead of asking the Creator to correct him. This is his second sin. The Creator gives a person choice and balances out his perception by enlightening him; He gives a person “a hint” that there is something else behind it.

However, spiritual systems are built in a way that we are unable to address the Creator directly since our properties are opposite to His, and the law of the equivalence of form doesn’t allow us to do so. That’s why we observe an external system of objects and bodies (this world) which gives us a chance to take the first steps toward the correction.

If I take these steps, apply correct intentions to them, and plead to the Light for help, I manage to connect both worlds and instigate the influence of high souls upon me. Through them, I get help. The souls of the righteous bring me the illumination from Above, start working on me, and raise me up. This is what is called “sin and its correction.”
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/2/10, “Which Degree Should One Achieve so He Will Not Have to Reincarnate?”

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“Bugs” Of An Imperfect Perception

Dr. Michael LaitmanInsofar as a person hasn’t completed his view of the world with spiritual perception, he keeps running into several problems. First of all, he has difficulty differentiating between corporeality and spirituality.

We reside on the corporeal plane and have to meet certain external conditions. We have to arrange the work in the group, family, and work relationships, as well as interaction between the friends, which we do following the rules of the corporeal world that we accept as part of the upper governance.

We are expected to demonstrate a dual response from the external and internal points of view. However, if we view everything from the “internal” perspective, why do we need to circulate the wisdom of Kabbalah in the first place? To whom I am trying to bring it? Is it to its already corrected parts?

Our image of the world isn’t perfect yet; it will develop in time. It is done so on purpose so that, in the face of the broken reality, a person would have free will amidst two principles: “If I am not for myself, then who is for me?” and “There is none else beside Him.”

Secondly, there are contradictions in the work with the friends. They are either completely corrected, or I have to work with them as with my equals, which implies another type of relationship and expectations.

This duality always accompanies a beginner, and he has to learn to work with it. Thanks to it in particular, by combining the opposites before and after the act, we arrive at the correct analysis and its realization.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/2/10, “Which Degree Should One Achieve so He Will Not Have to Reincarnate?”

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