Finding The Coveted Needle’s Eye

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What is the purpose of our studying all that incredibly complex system of the worlds of Atzilut and Nekudim described in The Study of the Ten Sefirot?

Answer: We need to learn how to correct the breaking and which spiritual objects (Partzufim) and their parts will help. The world of Nekudim is the broken world, and the world of Atzilut corrects the breaking. We need to know which attribute corrects the corresponding attribute and who is responsible for each act of correction.

Each correction requires accurate knowledge as to what has been damaged, where the flaw is, and how, by what means, it can be corrected. All of it is clarified down to the tiniest detail, and only then is the correction made.

The problem of humanity is that we want to correct the world while lacking the faintest notion of what it really is. The world of Atzilut serves as the correct example for us. Until I know the cause of the breaking, which parts were broken, and how they functioned before, I can’t perform a correction.

The entire correction is based on the knowledge of the flaws. Only then can you build a system of correction. Humanity has no chance of reaching a good life and correcting something if we don’t understand what’s happening to us. Without this knowledge, how can we reach correction?

Therefore, our freedom of will is exercised solely in performing a correction. We study the system of correction which spreads from Above downward and contains the knowledge of the whole process from the beginning until the end.

When we rise from below upward, we cannot define either the beginning, or the process itself, or its end in advance in order to build the system of correction. Thus, we are using an existing system that evolved during the descent of the system from Above downward. However, we can use it only on condition that we are able to enter inside it and activate the entire system.

Therefore, we stand no chance to succeed by feeling our way forward, blindly, the way all of humanity is still does. Only the wisdom of Kabbalah will serve us as the instruction for correction.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/11/2011, Talmud Eser Sefirot

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A Play Of My Imagination

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: I heard you say numerous times that everything that brings me hardships, offends or hurts me is essentially within me. How do I begin to feel and comprehend this?

Answer: When a true reality becomes revealed to me, I realize that I perceive everything within, and there is nothing on the outside. A notion of “outside of me” does not exist at all since everything occurs in my sensations, in my perception. And an apparent reality that I currently observe: the spaciousness of this world, the endless Universe, the Earth with its numerous details, all of it I perceive within. Hence, as I correct my general egoistic desire, this entire picture changes.

However, we don’t feel this in our world because we perceive reality in the desire that doesn’t change qualitatively: It only becomes bigger or smaller. Yet, if we transformed its main property, absorption into itself, into bestowal, we would feel our previous perception from aside and could judge what’s going on correctly.

It’s not simple. This is hard to grasp and impossible to feel. The switch occurs suddenly, only due to the Upper Light that gradually, drop by drop, acts upon us.

In addition to his or her regular qualities (Kelim), a person acquires new ones. This world does not disappear, but beside it, he perceives an additional reality, its other part. Only then does he understand where he is situated and truly senses that our world is a mere illusion.
From the Introductory Lecture in Netanya 12/12/2010

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 01.18.11

Shamati #2 “Divinity in Exile”
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