Who Corrects the Tenth Part of a Desire?

Dr. Michael LaitmanTorah, “Leviticus,” Kedoshim 19:09-10: And when ye reap the harvest in your country, do not reap up to the end of the edges of your field and do not pick up the harvest that has fallen. And not to strip your vineyard clean and do not pick up the separated remaining berries in your vineyard, leave those for the poor and the stranger, for I am the Lord thy God.

A field means the material desires of a person, which one should cultivate. While correcting them, one uses them for unity and interaction in the overall system of interconnection between all people.

Do not pick up the harvest that has fallen, means that you aren’t able to completely correct yourself. The first nine Sefirot correct themselves through our efforts, request, interconnection, and the work with others. The tenth Sefira is not only impossible to correct, but even to ask for it is impossible. We aren’t able to ask for this egoism to work towards bestowal, since it’s our foundation that separates us from the Creator.

Suppose we have a desire of a certain thickness. It can soak up the properties of the Creator until the last section, up to the tenth. A tenth part doesn’t accept the properties of bestowal.

If we were to correct all nine parts, then in the end we would come to a state where there would be only one-tenth remaining, which will be corrected by the Creator. This will be His very last deed, which will end 6,000 years of our correction.

The inability to self-correct the tenth part is manifested in all prohibiting actions. We are talking about the desires on the different levels. There are desires on the inanimate level, where you want to make vegetative desires by raising oneself from the ground to the next level as a plant.

There are desires that become animate from vegetative, and those desires from the animate level you raise the level of Man. In all of these corrections, there are always actions that are forbidden to you, and all of this is related to the tenth.

But there are times when you can take some desires from the tenth part that is called “remove the top of the milk” and move it back to the first nine Sefirot. Therefore, prohibitive desires are relative. This means that you yourself can’t use them, but the poor passing next to your field can.

It’s also a correction. You leave the forbidden desire of yours to the poor, and when the poor uses it, it corrects your tenth. You can’t lift this part from the property of reception to the property of bestowal, but the poor can.

In turn, the poor person who receives this food from you isn’t able to use his or her tenth part of it, and should give it as a donation (Maaser) to the Temple or to something similar. This is how the chain of our interconnection must work.

Question: How will one feel that this is the tenth part with which I can’t work?

Answer: You will feel it when you don’t have any more strength to do anything else. If you feel you’ve given your 100%, then you only have a tenth left.

Working with the Light at high levels, a person feels and controls all his desires and one is able to see through oneself. In our state we don’t perceive it as yet,; however, a Kabbalist, who is in the spiritual environment, is able to clearly separate the first nine Sefirot from the tenth. One feels what is possible to do and what isn’t. This is first.

Second, one feels the edge of one’s field here as one’s Malchut, one’s desires over which one has no control and therefore leaves them.

In order to better understand this action, imagine that you’ve ordered a person in our world to kill one’s own son, as Abraham was ordered. Can a normal person do it? Never. There are certain boundaries (the edge of the field), which we can’t transgress.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of Eternal Book” 3/26/14

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