Shifting The State Around

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe created being’s correction is to connect with others, since this is the correction of the shattering that took place as a result of the great bang that shattered the one created being, the only desire that was created, into many parts.

All our work is to connect all these parts. Of course, we don’t have the power to do so, but we can shift this state around. At a certain point in our adhesion we arrived at separation and now by feeling that we are separated we want to return to the state of adhesion.

The previous adhesion is recorded in our Reshimot (reminiscences), and if we turn them inside out and instead of receiving for ourselves and rejecting others we will reject ourselves and accept others, we will attain adhesion.

We can do that thanks to our existence in this world where we can act even against our will. In this world I can hug someone without feeling any love towards him and even while hating him. This is a lie, of course, but if I know in advance that I am not lying to him, but rather to myself, it wouldn’t be a lie. I know that I am performing actions that are hated by my desire, but I do it in order to attain a state in which I will actually want this. So whom am I lying to except to myself?

We have to act this way in order to connect, although initially we don’t want to connect and don’t need one another. The harder we try, the clearer it will be to us to what extent it is against our desire. The students of Rabbi Shimon, the great Kabbalists gathered to study The Zohar and discovered a burning hate, a true shattering in the root itself.

But if at the same time we perform actions that are aimed at connection, by understanding and trying to rise above our nature, above the shattering, and by physically doing everything possible, then it is enough to gradually approach unity.

These actions are called Lo Lishma (not for Her Name). Our intention is to attain Lishma (for Her Name), bestowal and connection. We account for not being in this state yet although we are trying to advance in every way we can.
From the 1s tpart of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/20/12, Writings of Rabash

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