Kabbalists On The Nature Of Man And The Nature Of The Creator, Part 2

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

Man’s Essence Is the Will to Receive

The primary innovation, from the perspective of Creation, which He has created as existence from absence, applies to one aspect only defined as the “will to receive.” All other matters in the whole of Creation are not innovations at all; they are not existence from absence, but existence from existence. [They are imposed on the desire to receive by the Creator’s desire to bestow. For this reason everything consists of only these two desires: the creature’s desire to receive, the Creator’s desire to bestow, and their combination called a “human.”]
– Baal HaSulam, “The Freedom

All the corporeal entities in our world, that is, everything within that space, be it still, vegetative, animate, a spiritual object or a corporeal object, if we want to distinguish the unique, self aspect of each of them, how they differentiate from one another even in the smallest of particles, it amounts to no more than a “desire to receive” [and hence is felt in this world].
– Baal HaSulam, “The Freedom

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One Comment

  1. In striving towards the goal is it necessary to come to hate our essence, the will to receive, in order to cross the machsom? Is that the same as crying at the Gate of Tears in our inability to change our essence? In other words is our desire to bestow inversely proportionate to our despising our ego?

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