The Root Of The Spiritual Work

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe root of spiritual work is in finding the basis of the Creator’s actions on us. The moment we reveal that the Creator is everywhere, that He is the founder and the one who sustains everything, we actually begin to work in understanding and recognizing this. This understanding and recognition are above reason in new vessels and not in the vessels that we have now.

So our ascent up the levels of revelation is the revelation of the upper Providence and the understanding that the Creator has arranged and fixed all the events and is the cause for everything that happens. The higher we ascend the ladder of attainment, the more deeply we discover our roots by looking backwards at the entire way we ascended up to the world of Ein Sof (Infinity).

Each time we discover that every event has a much deeper root than we thought. Every action, even the smallest one, and every state has a thousand different reasons that are connected to a thousand other important actions that affect the very foundations of creation.

It seems to us that we go through different individual events and incidents in our relationships with the friends, with the group, with the outside world, with our family, with ourselves, but suddenly we discover how all this, including the smallest details, are connected to all of reality, to thousands of years of evolution in our world, to other life cycles, to the elements of the universe, of all creation, above all the worlds.

Thus from the “front” we perceive the “posterior,” and from the “posterior” we perceive the “front.” With this mutual support—as it says, “Thou hast hemmed me in behind and before”—we reveal His direct and indirect control. A person yearns for the “front” and the “posterior is revealed,” then the “front” is revealed, and thus the Light of Hassadim and the Light of Hochma are revealed to him one inside the other in the new vessels, and he attains his roots.

From the roots, he already attains the one who implements them, who establishes and fixes them, which means, the Creator, as it says: “From Your actions we shall know You.”
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/29/13, Writings of Baal HaSulam

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