A Visible War And An Invisible One

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Is the state of war Israel is in now actually a result of the actions of upper forces, of the coupling of spiritual systems (Partzufim)?

Answer: This was caused by the delay in our corrections and because we didn’t draw the Light that Reforms by them, so that it could create a much higher coupling than the one that takes place automatically in the world of Atzilut without our intervention.

Unless we study Kabbalah and draw more of the Light that Reforms to the world, this will continue in the same manner. It is like a person who lives and dies—that’s how it will constantly alternate: One time war, one time truce, but essentially nothing will change.

We know very well that time passes and nothing changes. At best we will have a truce for several years and then things will get worse. Then we will discover that it isn’t ten thousands missiles that are aimed at us, like today, but millions, and much more powerful ones. So what will we do then? There is no chance we can succeed.

The Creator will arrange these situation for us over and over again until we finally understand that a special decision must be taken here, not a rational one, but above our reason. After all, this problem cannot be solved by our corporeal mind. It is only possible by unity, by which we draw the Light that Reforms.

If we constantly speak about it and act accordingly, people will gradually begin to perceive and to absorb this idea, when they feel that this is a realistic idea and that it is the only way to be saved.

After all, even if we are not being attacked by missiles, we are still at a state of war, not only a revealed war but a cold war as well. We cannot calm down for a moment under the conditions of the internal and the external threat. War is our permanent state, the reflection of the endless coupling of the forces in the upper worlds. That’s the way it will be unless we participate in it and turn it to the good.

War is the permanent state of this world. The whole world is in a state of endless war. How can it be otherwise if our ego is constantly looking for ways to hurt others, to beat, and to destroy? We are constantly looking for new conquests for it, which means that we are carrying on an endless war.

Thus we are being pushed from Above to the recognition of our evil inclination. Everything comes from the Creator, since if we are opposite from the upper worlds, how else can we receive this action? There is an endless coupling in the world of Atzilut, in endless bestowal and love, but when this illumination reaches us we turn it around to its absolute opposite form.

The most loving mother must punish her child if he doesn’t listen to her, since he may hurt himself otherwise. On her part this action comes out of love, but when he receives it, it turns into a blow.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/20/12, The Study of the Ten Sefirot

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