Hot Air Balloon Flight To Freedom

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What is the Light of Hassadim and how is it brought about?

Answer: When with the help of the Surrounding Light that Reforms I cultivate my point in the heart, it becomes my setting to bestow to the Creator. I acquire this ability. The Light of Hassadim releases me from egoism, and I rise above it. It is as if I received a hot air balloon that lifts me off the ground and I can fly!

The Light of Hassadim is the Light of Bina, the Light of freedom. I break free from my egoistic desire, as if exiting Egyptian bondage and becoming free from the rule of my ego. I rise above it, and it no longer burdens me. I am no longer bound by any egoistic qualities that make me steal, lie, and hoard; I withdraw from it all and become free, as if watching the whole world and myself from above, soaring in the air. This is the kind of freedom given by the Light of Hassadim.

The Light of Hassadim expands horizontally rather than vertically because it doesn’t depend on the level of desire. It is similar to a “generous spirit”: “Here I am, ready to bestow to everybody, without being ruled by my will to receive. Take all that I have; I don’t mind! I am connected with the Creator; I am united with Him and don’t feel any restrictions on my egoism; it has no power over me anymore.”

If a person steps out of egoism to such a degree, while ascending in the Light of Hassadim, he frees himself from the angel of death, rising above it.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/7/2011, “Explanation of the Article, ‘Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah’”

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