Kabbalists On The Torah And Commandments, Part 6

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

The Essence of the Work in Torah and Mitzvot

If one’s intention in the Torah and Mitzvot is not to benefit the Creator, but oneself [if the intention is egoistic], not only will the nature of the will to receive [for oneself] in him not be inverted, but rather, the will to receive in him will be much more than what he was given by the nature of his creation [before he began to study the Torah].
– Baal HaSulam, “A Speech for the Completion of The Zohar

The purpose of the whole Creation is that the lowly creatures [people of our world] will be able, by keeping Torah and Mitzvot [by attracting the Upper Light of correction through studying Kabbalah], to rise ever upward [climb the rungs of love and bestowal], ever developing [by correcting themselves], until they are rewarded with Dvekut [complete similarity of properties] with their Creator.
– Baal HaSulam, Matan Torah (The Giving of the Torah), Item 6

The whole of the Torah and the Mitzvot [means of correction] were given for the sole purpose of cleansing Israel [those who aspire for the Creator], which is the cleansing of the body [elevation of altruistic desires], after which he will be granted the true reward [for their effort in correction], which is Dvekut with Him [complete similarity to the Upper Force], the purpose of Creation.
– Baal HaSulam, The Arvut (Mutual Guarantee), Item 27

Related Material:
Kabbalists On The Torah And Commandments, Part 5
Kabbalists On The Torah And Commandments, Part 4
Kabbalists On The Torah And Commandments, Part 3

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