Departing From The Boundaries Of Matter

Dr. Michael LaitmanMutual fulfillment is called bestowal, love. It is clear that this is not the physical coupling in our world, even though this also happens as a consequence of spiritual coupling. The most important thing is that we discover an opportunity to fulfill each other, meaning, to realize our desire, and in thus we discover wholeness.

To Depart From The Boundaries Of Matter
The great Kabbalist the Ari wrote: “Behold, that before the emanations were emanated and the creatures were created, the Upper Simple Light had filled the whole existence….Then the Ein Sof then restricted Himself, in His middle point….And there remained an empty space, an empty air (Avir), a vacuum…Then, from the Light of Ein Sof, a single line hung down from above, lowered into that space. And through that line, He emanated, created, formed, and made all the worlds,” including our world in the center of the empty void.

Take the state of the “vacant place” as a first state (I) in which only the Light of Nefesh is found, the smallest Light. After that was the first Tzimtzum (restriction) and the shattering of the Masach, state II. And now there must be a completion of correction (Gmar Tikkun), the third state.

To Depart From The Boundaries Of Matter
With the completion of correction (Gmar Tikkun), we reach a state called NRNHY, meaning the formation of a great amount of Light 620 times greater than the first state of the Light of Nefesh.

620 is an arbitrary concept, not like a billion; rather, it is a completely qualitative characteristic because through our correction, we perceive the highest Light that created all matter.

For the Light produced all the matter in our world through a small spark of enormous energy. Can you imagine what kind of intensity there must have been at the time of the “Big Bang” that created all matter, all energy, all information, the entire program of development, and all that we still don’t know?

All this appears from the spark of Light that reached through a thin channel to our world and exploded in it. Why did this happen? This is because the characteristic of the Light, this life-giving energy, is opposite to the characteristic of the matter that was produced by the explosion. And the energy of the Light was included within matter and matter began to evolve.

In other words, this was a micro-Light, a small particle of Light, actually a spiritual photon that encounters the nascent matter; the Light evolves according to the four levels of evolution of the Direct Light (Ohr Yashar), and in the last phase it manifests the opposite phenomenon of matter within it. We learn this from the four phases of the Direct Light in the world of infinity.

Why do we need all this? So we can perceive this Light existing in the world of infinity around us and around all the worlds. And we need to go out beyond their limits, to rise above the entire creation, beyond all matter. Therefore, if we want to leave our state, we need to pass through the entire way beginning from the root (Shoresh) state to the highest point, all 125 levels of ascent above our substance, above our nature.

All this is realized only within the group and only according to the principle of the group in which this is realized, the right side, the left side, and a yearning forward. Along with this, the ego evolves all the time, but only through our inclusion within the group. If I feel rejection and don’t approach the group and don’t work against this rejection, I will not be able to feel the true ego within me. The normal worldly egoistic Klipa (shell) we don’t take into account at all.

This is relevant to both women and men. We must overcome our gnashing of teeth about this obstacle (inclusion within the group), beginning with a simple hug, songs, and shared work. But the main thing is the inner inclusion, how much I am ready to connect with my friends, to be among them.

There are many articles on this subject. The interesting thing is that if you read those articles over the course of many years on different levels of attainment, the text remains the same, yet every time you will understand it in a completely different form.

All of us are found in mutual integration as in a puzzle. This is a system of multidimensional linkages that ultimately form a sphere. For each one is included in all the desires and characteristics of the others. It’s unbelievable, but the Light does all this because we are already found within these characteristics and desires. The Light only reveals them, shining on them like a spotlight, and we see them as something new.

The system remains the same as it was created in the world of infinity, except it is contracted in regard to us. And it’s clear that when we want to enter into it, we awaken the illumination and it illuminates more and more for us. And since we already exist within it, we begin to feel ourselves more and more as being connected and dependent upon each other.
From the St. Petersburg Convention “Day Two” 7/13/13, Lesson 3

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