Genuine Dissemination

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: How did Kabbalists of the past abide without dissemination? How can we spread the Light that we receive from the group without losing its qualities while we interact with the masses?

Answer: Let’s look at what it means to disseminate. If we think that the soul is placed outside of one’s body, it implies that all seven billion “outsiders” represent particles of this person’s soul. It’s not about beautiful words; it’s the truth!

What are we supposed to do with it? We have to disseminate. If one doesn’t attach these particles to oneself, one won’t obtain a place, a Kli, vessel, in which one will sense the upper world.

How can I attach all these particles to myself? I can do this only if I give to them, if I treat them as parts of myself. That’s why it’s said: “Love thy neighbor as thyself,” then he will become an internal part of you. To the extent of our ability to relate to the world in accordance with this principle, we will be granted a chance to sense our soul. It’s “located” in others, although we don’t realize this fact. By neutralizing our egoism and by changing our attitude to all seven billion “outsiders,” we will access our own soul. This explains why we can’t name this process “charity.” It’s because we are trying to discover our own eternal and perfect selves.

The wisdom of Kabbalah appears to us as the most “lucrative business” ever. There is nothing more “profitable” than eternity, perfection, and infinity. Of course, all these matters require much contemplation; we should think about these subjects until we fully “digest” all questions and doubts. However, you have to understand that there is nobody outside us and that everybody and everything (people and all of nature) are only our external Kli, vessel.

In Kabbalah we learn that the soul consists of Shoresh, Neshama, Guf, Levush and Heichal. Our internal desires are comprised of Shoresh, Neshama, and Guf, whereas our external Kelim are Levush and Heichal, meaning “dresses,” “halls,” and “palaces.” They represent external desires. If we relate to them as ourselves, we start sensing the upper Light, the higher life, and our eternal existence in them.

That’s why one should never regard the world as externality. It only looks as if it’s outside us, but in fact, the entire world is inside us. We study the “Introduction to The Book of Zohar” in which Baal HaSulam explains that everything that appears to us as externality is in fact inside us. In other words, everybody is within me.

Something that appears external to us is an illusion that should be destroyed as soon as possible by relating to everybody and everything with love. Only under this condition can we serve as “transmitters” of the upper Light to others. It will pass through us and allow us to sense eternal perfection.
From a Virtual Lesson 3/3/13

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