The Zohar, “Pekudei,” Part 1: These are the accounts of the Tabernacle. It says that all the rivers run to the ocean and the ocean is never full. All the rivers are rivers and holy springs, the Sefirot of ZA, which were filled and came out to illuminate and to fill the big ocean, which is Malchut. And because the big ocean is filled by these rivers, it waters all the field animals, as it says, and they shall water all the field animals which are the levels of BYA.
Question: Why does the section Pekudei, begin with the worlds “these are the accounts…?”
Answer: Where else can you be counted if not in Malchut, which means in the desire that should be corrected and raised, and that you should work with? It is only after you discover the one general desire that you can see how it was shattered as a result of man’s sin that brought about the division and splitting of the one desire, which means that it led to the evolution of humanity. Only then is it possible to understand how humanity is gradually corrected even though it currently exists in the form of separate bodies, separated desires that have to be connected in order to be as one man in one heart and return to their source.
Therefore, there are clear instructions in the Torah as to how we should reach this state. The connection is fulfilled with the help of the Upper Light that created the general desire and provides it with energy and the plan of its evolution.
We see how everything develops in the world, but we don’t know where it all stems from, where the source of energy for this development is, and what its plan is. We simply exist in it and unlike the still, vegetative, and animate levels of nature, we can look at ourselves from the side, look at nature around us and see that it all develops in a certain direction.
“All the rivers flow to the sea,” these are rivers of Light that flow through the world of Atzilut and gradually correct the parts of Malchut and bring us to connection.
Part of our corporeal desires, called the animals of the field, are nourished by the Upper Light and this is how we develop. Everything we have built on this planet is the result of the evolution of our unconscious, corporeal, egoistic (for the time being) desire.
There are different theories and sciences that attempt to understand the process of our evolution, but in the end they contribute nothing and have no effect on the general evolution.
Their attempts to impose a certain ideology in an artificial manner lead to nothing as we saw in the USSR, Cuba, China and other tyrannies that implemented approaches that contradict natural evolution. Eventually they had to give up their principles, ideologies, and plans that were allegedly correct, and they returned to the normal egoistic perception that nature leads us along.
Question: But aren’t all the communist regimes based on a certain feeling of connection?
Answer: Of course, the communist regimes are the oldest type of regimes; in primitive society everything was collective, so we can call it communist. It is not a new idea.
The era of opportunism followed the era of Marx’s ideas and unfortunately distorted his ideas. Instead of educating people to cooperate and directing them to general acceptance and equality, because the advanced movement actually depends on education and knowledge, many societies began establishing forceful tyrannies that eventually were opposite to nature.
According to the wisdom of Kabbalah we learn how the rivers, which means the Light, enter Malchut of Atzilut. Only a small part, the upper part of Malchut, which is Keter, enters the world of Atzilut and all the other nine Sefirot of Malchut are in the worlds of Beria, Yetzira, and Assiya. Our world is the last level of the world of Asiya.
The rivers of Light affect our ego, develop it, and force each of us to recognize our lowliness and the lowliness of the egoistic society that we are building. How can we change that and raise the worlds of Beria, Yetzira, and Assiya, including our world, which is the lowest of the worlds, to the world of Atzilut? After all, the inclination of human evolution should be aimed only at that.
The Torah gives us the instructions for the right solution to this problem, which is to reach an equivalence of form with the Light! But we don’t want to do that because the Light shows us that we have to give up our egoism and start working above it, connecting to one another because the world of Atzilut is the world of absolute connection between all the separate forces and inclinations.
“Atzilut” stems from the Hebrew word “Etzlo” -“in Him,” which means a corrected desire in which the full attribute of the Light is revealed.
This means that we have to try to be part of the current that directs us to Malchut of Atzilut despite all the diversions from the major inclination. Humanity begins to realize that there is no other way and that there is an accurate plan according to which we must advance, otherwise we are will be facing the threat of annihilation.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 10/16/13