The Point Of Ein Sof

Dr. Michael LaitmanBaal HaSulam, “Introduction to The Book of Zohar,” Section 43: When man is born, he immediately has a Nefesh of Kedusha (Holiness). But not an actual Nefesh, but the posterior of it, its last discernment, which due to its smallness, is called a “point.”

It is about that moment when the Adam (person) is born in us, something that resembles the Creator. One should not take into account the physical objects of this world composed of atoms and molecules. They are imaginary. In fact, everything found below the desire to bestow doesn’t exist and is only portrayed within our imagination in the meantime.

We are talking only about spiritual observations. In reality, only the desire to bestow exists, bestowal for the sake of bestowal or reception for the sake of bestowal. And the desire to receive in the form that we know it today simply doesn’t exist.

Accordingly, Baal HaSulam is telling us about the birth of an observation called “bestowal.” It’s when a person acquires the first minimal spiritual consciousness, the point of Nefesh (soul), the beginning of a new characteristic, higher in our eyes, found above what happens within the desire to receive.

It dresses in man’s heart, in one’s will to receive, which is found primarily in one’s heart.

All of a person’s desire, his “heart,” is now found under a “Tzimtzum (restriction).” And so here, this point of Nefesh de Kedusha, the point in the heart is discovered within him.

Know this rule: That all that applies to the whole of reality, applies to each world and even in the smallest particles that can be found in that world. This is the attribute of an integral, analog system: Every part within it includes all the rest. Therefore it is said that a person is a small world.

One way or another, everything is composed of ten Sefirot, the difference is only in the “resolution of the screen,” the sensitivity, the clarity of perception, the ability to distinguish the separate parts and all the details associated with them. Ten Sefirot are always found in every fragment of reality, in every tiny speck of it. Even an atom of our world, if we examine it deeply, becomes clear that it’s like the entire universe.

Hence, even in a single item of the speaking level, meaning even in one person, there are also the still, vegetative, animate, and speaking levels, which are the four parts of his will to receive, where the point from the Nefesh of Kedusha is dressed.

They exist everywhere, even though they have not been discovered yet, for we are found in Olam Ein Sof. But Baal HaSulam is speaking here about the discovery of its first “point.”
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1.30/14, Writings of Baal HaSulam “Introduction to The Book of Zohar

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