The Depth Of The Point

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe Creator created the desire to receive in the form of a point and wants to bring this desire to self-realization by means of successive actions. It is only possible to get to know something as a result of knowing the opposite.

Consequently, the desire to receive must come to know itself and the Creator, one from the other. In other words, it must come to know the original, fundamental nature of the desire to bestow as well as the nature of the created being, the desire to receive, which was intentionally created as opposite to bestowal.

Originally, the created being is deprived of any understanding and realization of either. It represents a point which is only slightly different from the Creator, and that is why it is called “existence from absence,” while the Creator is “existence from existence.” That’s all there is to the created being. It can attain everything else from this point: as compared to the Creator. While developing in relation to the Creator, the upper Light, the quality of bestowal, the created being finally sees itself as maximally opposite to Him.

Its growth is an ever deeper knowledge, understanding, attainment. The point remains the same. It does not change in any way besides the fact that it gains a deeper and deeper realization of how opposite it is to the Light. Attaining this depth, it becomes a terrible “monster,” an evil inclination, reaching the greatness of the Light in its opposition to it.

The point attains all of this in depth, revealing a fathomless gap between itself and the Creator. It is impossible to throw a bridge over this abyss. In essence, the point attains how much it is cut off from the Light.

This means that it is growing in its perception, understanding, and attainment. It is growing negatively, revealing its own oppositeness to bestowal.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/27/2011, The Principles of Global Education

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Did You Order A Tour To The Spiritual World?

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: How should I experience all of the Kabbalistic terms that we study in Talmud Eser Sefirot, for example, NHY and Nefesh?

Answer: When you attain the spiritual world, you will feel the Light that is called NHY or the Light of Nefesh. You will feel it! And then you will also understand what Kabbalists write.

This is called, “a person’s soul will teach him.” You will feel it, and from your sensation you will also understand what it is called. It’s like you find yourself in an unknown city where you look at some buildings that cannot be recognized from the outside, and you say, “This is a theater that was built 300 years ago. And that’s a museum.” Thus, you describe everything you see. As you recognize things, you reveal their names, their essence, and absolutely everything.

This is called spiritual attainment and it means that a person’s soul teaches him. It’s as if there is an instructor inside of you who teaches you. This is your soul. That’s because you tune into the same sources. Where did Kabbalists get this knowledge from? Only from their attainment. Where did Adam HaRishon get it from, being the first person who attained spirituality? He revealed his inner world, the spiritual world.

This is not an imaginary world that appears as our world in this external shell of our body. When we enter inside, we see the spiritual world. There, Adam revealed everything and he began calling all the parts of reality by different names. He gave them names. That is how you will also know what every element of the spiritual world is called.
From the lesson on 3/25/11, Talmud Eser Sefirot

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We Build Spirituality Ourselves!

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: When we are raising a child, we do our best to prepare him or her for life in this world, but how can we enter the spiritual world if we don’t have any idea what it is like?

Answer: A person who, after leaving his or her parents’ home, enters adult life and wants to succeed in it can lean on the life experience of other people. It doesn’t matter what he wants to be, whether it is a thief, a priest, a scientist, or just a seller at the market place. All of these models can be found in society.

However, a person who wants to advance spiritually doesn’t have any examples or support. He must build his environment on his own. After all, the only thing that fills all of reality is the upper Light, and there are no worlds without a person.

The instant that I activate my desire for spirituality, I immediately arrange all the worlds between myself and Infinity. It is as if I erect a ladder leading to the spiritual world that exists only in the form of Reshimot, spiritual information genes.

In the article “The Matter of Spiritual Attainment” from the book Shamati, Baal HaSulam writes that all the worlds with their multiple steps exist only relative to the souls. Therefore, I cannot demand, as we do on our world, to be taught how to behave in spirituality. I must form the spiritual world, which doesn’t exist, on my own.

It is my job to visualize how the upper one relates to me and how I relate to it. If what I see in my imagination matches the actual Reshimot, then everything is wonderfully arranged that very instant, according to the law of equivalence of form. If that doesn’t happen, spiritual reality doesn’t exist for me.

After all, it exists only relative to the person who reveals, constructs, and forms it. In other words, we are the ones who must build the spiritual world, and we need to turn to the Creator with a request that would match precisely to what is set up from Above in Reshimot.

Hence, in Hebrew the Creator is regarded as Boreh (Bo is “come” and Reh is “see”) since it is you who is creating Him. You are the one who builds this form.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/18/2011, Writings of Rabash

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