Kabbalists On The Torah And Commandments, Part 8

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

By keeping Torah and Mitzvot, the purpose of creation—to do good to His creations—becomes revealed.
Rabash, Rabash—the Social Writings, “The Importance of a Prayer of Many

The meaning of the souls of the children of Israel [those who, regardless of their nationality, aspire to the Creator] is that they are a part of God Above [the property of bestowal]. The soul cascaded [from the world of Infinity to our world] by way of cause and consequence [the Light’s correspondence to desire] and descended [in the property of bestowal] degree-by-degree until it became suitable [so distant from the Creator’s level] to come into this world and clothe the filthy corporeal body [desire to only receive, not give].

By keeping the Torah and observing its Mitzvot, it ascends degree-by-degree [in the property of bestowal] until its stature is completed, and it is fit to receive its reward from The Whole. This has been prepared for it in advance, meaning attaining the holy Torah by way of the Names of the Creator [the properties and acts of bestowal], which are the 613 deposits.
– Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to the Book, From the Mouth of a Sage

Related Material:
Kabbalists On The Torah And Commandments, Part 7
Kabbalists On The Torah And Commandments, Part 6
Kabbalists On The Torah And Commandments, Part 5

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