A Ladder Upward

Dr. Michael LaitmanNo one except for Baal HaSulam explained the terms “reality,” “Godliness,” and “Torah” so clearly and in a manner that is suitable for our generation and which enables us to explain everything in the form of laws of mutual cooperation between the Light and the vessel, since there is nothing but that and everything stems from it. All the other perceptions are nothing but logical philosophies. It is becoming increasingly clearer to humanity because people are developing. So we should wait until they understand how deeply they have drowned into all the arguments and the philosophies.

This is the way. We were also in the same position. It is even a good thing that some of them disagree with us and wish to humiliate us because the force of clarification is revealed more clearly by that and the real meaning of the term “Godliness” will be understood.

So by all means, they should have the forces to object. I am actually glad to hear about objections and I don’t want to get rid of them or to erase them. This will actually lead to more clarifications. Thus our world, which lives in a lie, will reach the clarification of the truth by such objections.

Baal HaSulam was given permission to disclose the wisdom of Kabbalah to our generation. No other Kabbalist received such permission. Even the Ari didn’t write anything by himself; all his work was written by his pupil, Rabbi Chaim Vital. No one throughout history has written or explained so clearly what we need in order to carry out and to fulfill the end of correction. Without Baal HaSulam we wouldn’t be able to approach the correction that we are starting to actually fulfill now.

We also produce a lot of materials, but these are not commentaries on Baal HaSulam but supplements without which what Baal HaSulam said would not be understood. We only want to make it easier for people to understand and perceive his words.

His books are the sources that will be used by the next generation as the ladder upward. We only help everyone find this ladder, come close to it, and start climbing. It is also very important work and I am very proud of it, but it’s still only a preparation for the ascent.

As for other sciences, they won’t help. They do study different phenomena and mutual connections, but they cannot discover their own engine. It’s the Light that operates everything and all the rest are the desire, the vessel, that is also concealed from scientists. It’s because the desire and the Light are two divine forces that cannot be found in corporeality. We only see the effects of their actions but don’t know their essence.

What is a desire? You may say that it’s energy; you may say that it’s the force of attraction or rejection. But the desire itself is already a spiritual matter.

So only the Light that Reforms, not ordinary science, can develop us and let us feel what a desire is; it’s as if I look into myself with a special microscope that penetrates matter. It’s as if it disappears and I don’t look at proteins or cells anymore, but rather, I discover the force of the desire by the Light that Reforms and begin to work with it. I didn’t know that before. In fact, I only knew about my ego and always wanted something for myself. But this isn’t the spiritual force.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 12/9/13, Writings of Baal HaSulam

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