Question: Can we understand what we read before we transcend the Machsom (barrier)? It seems that in this corporeal life everything is constantly changing and things turn out to be the opposite of the opposite of the opposite.
Answer: It seems that we advance too slowly, but according to my experience, I can say that if Kabbalists had not determined and arranged the order of the spiritual work for us, we wouldn’t be able to advance so quickly and to attain vessels of bestowal, the soul, in our lifetime. We don’t understand how different the spiritual state is from the corporeal state. It is the opposite nature. But we think that it is simply an addition to what we already have in this life.
We have to work according to Baal HaSulam and Rabash’s method and study the Sulam Commentary to The Book of Zohar, the Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah and TES, but this must be accompanied by dissemination, because this provides us with the spiritual vessel. We are actually not a vessel; we are the point of Bina, the nation of Israel that is only a conductor, an adaptor, a pipe. If this pipe isn’t connected to anything, then it doesn’t work; it is out of order and becomes one block of stone.
In spirituality there is no door that opens to let you into spirituality. On the contrary, there is a wall in front of you and the moment you are ready, you see an opening in the wall and you enter. It makes no difference where you stand at that moment.
You don’t need to worry about finding the opening. Don’t look for the opening, but seek how you can open the wall. We have to worry about building a vessel, a connection, and then you will be able to go through quickly.
Kabbalists have left us enough material so that we will build it by ourselves. Now we are starting the new phase of dissemination. It is only thanks to the revelation and the dissemination of the wisdom of Kabbalah that we can come out of this world and be awarded with real spiritual work and the correction of the world.
But Kabbalists wrote very little about dissemination; they tell us only about the general principles. We have to search for the way to work with the public and how to actually do it by ourselves. Why didn’t Kabbalists tell us about everything specifically and why didn’t they prepare a manual for dissemination so that we wouldn’t make any mistakes?
There is no such manual. I constantly wait, like a hungry man, for the next phase to be revealed according to the work we do. If we want to advance, we have to discover the next phases by ourselves. Together we write the method for the correction of the world in our days.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/23/14, Shamati #8 “What Is the Difference Between a Shade of Kedusha and a Shade of Sitra Achra”