Kabbalists On The Torah And Commandments, Part 28

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

What Is a Prayer?

There are three conditions in prayer:

  1. Believing that He can save him, although he has the worst conditions of all his contemporaries, still, “Is the Lord’s hand waxed short” from saving him? If not, then “the Landlord cannot save His vessels.”
  2. He no longer has any counsel, that he has already done all that he could, but saw no cure to his plight.
  3. If He does not help him, he will be better off dead than alive. Prayer is the lost in the heart. The more he is lost, so is the measure of his prayer. Clearly, one who lacks luxuries is not like one who has been sentenced to death, and only the execution is missing, and he is already tied with iron chains, and he stands and begs for his life. He will certainly not rest or sleep or be distracted for even a moment from praying for his life.
    – Baal HaSulam, Shamati, Article No. 209, “Three Conditions in Prayer
  4. Related Material:
    Kabbalists On The Torah And Commandments, Part 27
    Kabbalists On The Torah And Commandments, Part 26
    Kabbalists On The Torah And Commandments, Part 25

One Comment

  1. Enthusiastic fear, rejoicing with trepidation is a great form of prayer. With great enthusiasm and excitement realize we walk on a balance beam above hell itself. But with the opportunity to achieve heaven should we make it. Nothing is a more worthy challenge and real test. Bravery is the consequence. Faith that everything is already here, immediately addresses all lacks. The answer IS already here. OPEN our EYES please oh LORD, cure us of our BLINDNESS and we will be saved. Of course he remains still, and we then realize this is our own act to make. With great enthusiasm stare straight into the unknown, invoke the infinite, observe the dust and sand at your feet. The stones reminiscent of planets, unique and precious dust. Grow large and small, feel it to your bones, breath in the infinite universes, and out, large and small, centered and within the holy of holies. When we ourselves truly believe the truth, not a thing we need or request for some infinite goal remains concealed.

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