Question: Should we disseminate the wisdom of Kabbalah among Orthodox people or among those who engage in all sorts of mystical practices?
Answer: Absolutely not! We have to keep away from any religious environment since our opinions are very different. They believe in miracles, in life after death, in mystic revelations, in forces that are external to this world, while we believe in the one force of nature. We are complete materialists. The wisdom of Kabbalah is not a religion but rather a science of attaining the one force of nature.
This force is called the Creator, God, but there is nothing mystical about it. In a much later stage humanity has distorted everything and turned it into religions, since it couldn’t find this attribute anywhere. It is bodiless, it is unidentified and unfelt. This is the force behind all the corporeal objects. But how can we define it? It is impossible!
There is no instrument that can perceive it, since it isn’t magnetism, it isn’t the global field of gravity, it isn’t electrostatics, and it isn’t x-rays. This “nothing,” how can you define it and discover it? Where can you find a detector for the revelation of the force called the Creator?
There is no detector except you. You can perceive it without any external instruments but only inside you. How can you do that? When you become sensitive to the perception of this force, according to your equivalence of form to it, you will begin to perceive it. Just like a moving needle of an instrument, so will the needle on the scale of Nefesh, Ruach, Neshama, Haya, Yechida, move according to the level of your ego, to the extent that it is equal to this force.
The spring that brings the needle back to zero is our ego. The force that pulls the needle in the opposite direction from the spring is the Masach (screen), our connection and resemblance to the Creator. Thus we can see the measurements on the scale. It is a very simple instrument.
At the same time our scale is not unchanging. The distance between Nefesh and Ruach is small. The distance between Ruach and Neshama is much greater. It is like the distance between the Earth and the moon, or between the Earth and the sun, between the Earth and the next galaxy. And astronomical progress is created according to our ego, which advances much more, and the Light of the Creator that operates and influences us much more strongly.
This means that we engage in the science of measuring the Creator inside us. I am the instrument, the measuring head. Everything is very simple.
In the free state of egoism, the spring sets the needle on zero. But if there is current going through the coil, the needle moves from zero. We need a source of energy in the network for that, a battery and a switch, a relay. The battery with the switch is the Creator, and the magnetic coil is the center of the group. The center of the group draws the Light into it and this creates in us the conditions for the presence of the Light.
The correcting Light, the Surrounding Light, is concentrated in the center of the group. The needle indicates the Inner Light, according to the level of the ego, the Aviut (thickness).
From the Talk about Dissemination 10/22/13