Rabash’s Successors

Dr. Michael LaitmanIt so happened that Baal HaSulam conveyed his entire method to his oldest son, Rabash (Rav Baruch Ashlag) by virtue of the son annulling himself before his father. But it wasn’t easy to carry out this self-nullification because the father did not make any concessions to his son.

Otherwise, Rabash would not have been able to make enough efforts, or to express firmness and decisiveness in attaining the goal. Baal HaSulam carried himself very harshly, but his son was nevertheless able to give up everything and annul himself. However, this was not easy, and that was precisely for the reason that he was Baal HaSulam’s son.

That is why Rabash was able to realize the hopes his father put upon him. There were only singular and outstanding examples of this in history: Abraham, Rashbi, and Baal HaSulam.

Today we are celebrating Rabash’s memorial day—the anniversary of his death, and let us hope that we will merit fulfilling the same conditions and cleaving to his teaching. It’s not an accident that our organization calls itself “Bnei Baruch,” which means the sons of Baruch.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/2/11, Writings of Baal HaSulam

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  1. This stuff isn’t easy to study. Especially when I interact with others and I see so much hatred for it. I’m at a point now, where when others hate, it doesn’t even seem like personal hatred. It’s just that people approach it with a non spiritual attitude and all the calculations are off. Seems like everytime I speak to someone who isn’t spiritual or lacks any desire for the spiritual. There’s no connection and it’s almost impossible to have anything mean anything. It just shows me who I am the more I interact with others. And, their hatred doesn’t have anything to do with my intentions, but their interpretations are always off.

  2. How do you, knowing so much, deal with non spiritual interactions all the time. I know how others choose to be has nothing to do with personal efforts. Are you just happy to be contributing to the world Kli all the time, and that is enough, even if others cannot do their part?

  3. Arvut in the name of Rabash, of blessed memory, may we indeed be of merit. Thank you Rav.

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