Fighting The Ego With A Cardboard Sword

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Why did the world of Nekudim break?

Answer: The world of Nekudim miscalculated. It thought that it would manage to receive the entire infinite Light of the Final Correction “in order to bestow,” but failed since it unexpectedly started to feel self-gratification. It didn’t ever realize that there were such deep desires in it and, against them, such exalted Light, such immense pleasures.

Rabash demonstrates this by telling a story about a man who comes to a wedding party thinking that he can please the bride and groom by celebrating and dancing along with the other guests. However, after a few drinks, he eventually loses his sense of reality and starts getting loud at the table. So, he is taken out, brought home to his wife, and from then on nobody wants to invite him to weddings.

Now, he needs to correct himself and start watching his actions: in what shape he arrives to the party and how much he can drink, which is only a little just to honor the host and never step over the boundary. A similar story happened to the world of Nekudim.

Yet, none of this was in vain. The world of Nekudim broke in order to show the created being what it is compared to the Creator. In fact, all that had been revealed to it before the breaking wasn’t real, as it were. Never before had the creature been able to see the essence of its egoistic desire when faced with the Light carrying pleasure. It had always acted with the intention “to bestow” given by the Creator.

The Creator creates a creature in the world of Infinity, fills it with all of Light of Infinity in all desires (Kelim), and gives it all the intentions. Then, the creature makes a restriction, wants to receive in order to bestow, all thanks to the force of Light present in it.

This isn’t hard to understand: I am operated by the Light, and I follow its orders. It isn’t I who acts, but the two forces of the Creator: the will to receive and the will to bestow. The same pertains to nature in spirituality. The inanimate and vegetative, holy animals and angels, are all subject to this mechanism.

The nature of the creature is revealed for the first time when the creature acts independently, which is during the breaking of the worlds. The creature makes calculations based on the Light that is present in it and thinks that it can (as it always did before) receive all the Light in order to bestow, thereby completing correction.

All of a sudden, it turns out that everything that was done before was done by the force of Light, by its force of bestowal that filled you. It never was your decision; it was simply given to you at birth. Now, for the first time, your own nature comes to the surface.

Therefore, after the breaking, we can already speak of some creature that performs independent acts. It collects its empty desires which lack the screen and says, “And now, I will do it myself and receive the Light into them in order to bestow.” It’s like a foolish, willful son who, instead of a real weapon received from his father, the King, decides to go to war with a toy shield and sword as the fable describes.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/12/2011, Talmud Eser Sefirot

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  1. Might I ask, what we should do then? Correct the intention? Can all desires be corrected even the most coarse?

  2. Yes, true I did realize that, from my birth everything was prepared in advance. I can really understand and feel the purpose of everything happening in my life, it is like a film and I am the actor in the main role. In the beginning I was angry and rejected such a feeling, I was angry and could not accept it, but after a while I started to see and understand the purpose, and see that everything is done by the creator and that is the time man does start to connect and act in bestowal to others and does not see others as bad or good rather understands any action in this world, and slowly stars to unite to others even in society…

  3. There is one aspect of bestowal received by the force of the Light which requires to be moved in time.
    Of course that it was never my decision but it was never given to me at birth neither. The decision was made at the very beginning and then it was revealed to me as an honor at birth. Many appointed but not many chosen.
    American Standard Version John 15:16.
    Ye did not choose me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that ye should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should abide: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
    American Standard Version Ephesians 1:4-6.
    even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blemish before him in love:
    having foreordained us unto adoption as sons through Jesus Christ unto himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
    to the praise of the glory of his grace, which he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved:

    Even before my birthday everything what is happening in my life was prepared in advance. The environment I supposed to be brought up in was already existing ready to welcome an appointed newcomer. My parents, family, friends, people who guide me on the way, teachers, spiritual leaders and who ever else had influenced me with their skills, knowledge and wisdom had significant impact on me to be me and I shall remain in that state to the very end.
    Once again then, from the very beginning when Creator conceived the concept of creating human kind I was already in included in His plan.

    In other to perform independent acts there is a requirement for a script. That kind of script already exists. It is not an ordinary theatrical script where actors perform their acts mainly about the past, something which has already happened. It is a special script, very special special one called the Holy Script, the Bible.
    When you know how to read it as the news for today with the silenced mind widely open to receiving all the instructions for the acts to perform upon.
    American Standard Version Book of Revelation 4:22.
    If any man hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches.

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