From One Level To The Next

Dr. Michael LaitmanWe already understand that we can discover a new spiritual state only in the connection and unity between us, and now we are beginning to understand how to move from one level to the next. For the first time we have reached the understanding of our path, its components, and the actions it involves: First a step on the right foot, then a step on the left foot, and the body is in the middle. Thus we advance by the middle line: right foot, left foot, and another step forward, right foot first and only then the left foot, which is done on our part.

We always begin from the right line since we always advance towards bestowal, love, connection, and unity in faith above reason. The left line, however, is revealed according to how the Light reveals it to us. So on every level it says: “I have created the evil inclination, I have created the Torah as a spice,” in order to correct it. This refers to the system of the influence of the Light on the evil inclination, which you correct with the help of the Light so that you can advance.

This is the system we are in. The right side is bestowal, love, connection, and unity (∑), which means everything that comes from the side of Hesed. The left line is the desire to receive, to know, the force of receiving, which means the ego, while I am in the middle. What do I attribute myself to? I attribute myself to the point in the heart and so I am the one who aims at and yearns for the Creator.

The question is how do I advance? My first action is to start with the right line, which means to yearn for bestowal, love, unity, and maximum adhesion.

From One Level To The Next
Our unity takes place above the ego, of course, without which we wouldn’t be able to manage in the spiritual work. It’s connected to us in advance and is the initial, ancient state.

It turns out that the ego (1) is the heart and in it there is the point in the heart in which I aim at connection and unity. The moment I do that, I begin to receive a certain illumination (3) in our connection and unity (2). Perhaps we don’t feel the Creator in the feeling of unity yet, but it’s actually His feeling already.

Having attained this attribute the ego starts to connect to it again (1b). Once again we direct it forward to unity (2b) and eventually receive the next level that is much higher than the previous one. This is how we advance.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/21/13, Shamati #59 “About the Rod and the Serpent”

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