Where Is The Upper World?

laitman_944Question: Our lives are so primitive: working, going back home, eating dinner, and going to sleep, waking up in the morning and going back to work. And you talk about some kind of “upper world”!

I would like to see it, but when I look up, I see only the ceiling. Is it possible to change something in my life? Where is this upper world?

Answer: When talking about the upper world, which is located above our world, the wisdom of Kabbalah doesn’t mean an ordinary height, as if it were a ceiling or stars in the sky; this is talking about inner and higher human characteristics. Sometimes we say: “What a tall person, he is above everyone,” but we don’t mean his height. Napoleon was a meter and a half tall, at the same time, he was a great personality. So it is first necessary to clarify, what “low” and “high” mean.

In Kabbalah, “higher” means “higher” according to characteristics. Higher characteristics are bestowal, love, connection, and unity. And if we indicate that a person is low and inferior, we are referring to his dismal characteristics, not height.

So we call the spiritual world the upper world because love and unity reside there. And to approach it is possible specifically thanks to connection and unity.

Why don’t we feel the Creator? Because there is no unity between us. If we want to feel the force that surrounds, envelops, and includes all of creation within it, we need to connect and to become as one.

The wisdom of Kabbalah says that even if ten people connect and unite as one person, then they will feel the upper force, the upper world. It is specifically this connection that we try to implement in Kabbalistic groups.

And this is the essence of the method that is described in the original books of Kabbalah like The Book of Zohar and the original books by the Ari and Baal HaSulam.
From the Israeli Radio Program 103FM, 9/6/15

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