Why The Souls Are Linked Like Cogwheels

Dr. Michael LaitmanStarting with the Second Restriction (Tzimtzum Bet) and on, spiritual objects (Partzufim) are born not as they were in the world of Adam Kadmon, one beneath the other. Since each of them now contains a lower part that cannot be utilized, the AHP (Awzen, Hotem, Peh), this part descends to the lower spiritual degree.

In other words, the Partzuf works with its Galgalta ve Eynaim (the upper part), while its AHP falls into the GE of the lower Partzuf. Consequently, the AHP of the latter falls into the GE of an even lower Partzuf, and so on.

Why The Soul’s Cogwheels Are Linked
It follows that the upper part of each Partzuf gets clothed into the lower part of the upper Partzuf above, whereas its lower part descends into the upper part of the lower Partzuf. So, where is the Partzuf itself independent from the upper or lower ones? It doesn’t have anything of its own!

That is how the souls get linked like cogwheels; it’s the very same principle. You are not free from any connection with anyone. You are initially created inside such a construction, such inner structure of Malchut of the integral soul, where there is no part that would not be connected with all the others.

Any desire at all levels of Aviut (coarseness) is linked with the rest; everyone is connected with everybody else, and no one has any free part, not even one degree of freedom. The upper one always tells me what to do, while the lower one determines how I am supposed to serve it. Hence, each of us is bound as if tied with a rope on both sides, and it is impossible to make a single independent move.

Then how can we break free and have freedom of choice?! If instead of all these chained cuffs, you start experiencing the chains of love, the ropes of reciprocal participation, you will get healed from this “claustrophobia,” the feeling that you are tightly tied up and buried alive in a system where you have no independent thought or desire, no individual “Self.”

As to the freedom, it can be bought only with love: For the sake of love, I myself will desire to serve them all and welcome this connection. This bond will be desirable for me! And this is how I will obtain freedom, the clean air, and the whole system will be mine: I will be the Creator in relation to it.

This miraculous property enters us after Tzimtzum Bet, when Malchut receives the spark of Bina, thanks to which it gains an opportunity to relate to the others with bestowal.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/8/2011, Talmud Eser Sefirot

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