Transforming Ourselves

Dr. Michael LaitmanWe are advancing on two legs: left and right. Our job is to constantly take a step with the right foot. This is what it says everywhere; according to Jewish laws, moral laws, in the Torah, everything always starts with the right side. This is why Hebrew is written from right to left.

The right line means that I try to do everything perfectly, in bestowal, above myself, in contrast to what I identify as my nature, above what I see, feel, and understand, above my reason.

The next spiritual level that I yearn to be on is not attained by the same method that is accepted in the corporeal world in which we constantly accumulate knowledge, information, power, and intelligence, in which we study and acquire academic degrees. This is how we acquire the next levels in this world that is based on the desire to receive where we must constantly add more and more.

The spiritual level, however, is built on oppositeness. We study that the Malchut of the upper becomes Keter of the lower and Keter of the lower which is its upper Sefira becomes the lowest Sefira of the upper, its Malchut. They are opposite from one another.

So our work is to become the opposite of what we are. Therefore the more we try to be above what is in our current emotions and our mind, the closer we get to the next level, the next phase.

Here we discern that the moment we try to ascend above our nature: from receiving to bestowal, from our logic to the logic of the upper, the moment we exert ourselves, we are immediately given problems and failures. It is because our corporeal egoistic emotions and mind are enlarged so that we should rise to the same height, to the same level of the upper level compared to the current level.

But because we cannot immediately leap to the next level in our corporeal emotions and mind and place a Masach (screen) and the Returning Light over it and turn it to in order to bestow, we do it gradually, bit by bit, until “many pennies add up to a big account.”
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/01/13, Shamati #72 “Confidence Is the Clothing for the Light

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