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Question: I have a question and I want to understand it with my intellect specifically, and not through emotions and feelings, but specifically to understand it with my intellect. You say that while we are reading The Book of the Zohar we need to grasp it as a cure, like an infusion, like a medicine, with no connection to whether or not we want to understand The Book or not.
However, I feel desire. I constantly feel some lack if I don’t read this book at least once a day. Something pulls me to the text. I want to intellectually understand what this attraction is.
How is it reflected on the intention if the texts simply interest me? Sometimes, I even forbid myself from hearing the reading of The Zohar and, on purpose, listen to another part of the lesson. Is this correct to do?
Answer: Listen to what you want and don’t limit yourself. The main thing is not to make a mistake, but to wait so that the Upper Light, the Surrounding Light, will complete its action, its bestowal, and then to discover its results: your clarification of the revelation of the upper world and the Creator.
Answer: From the point of view of the wisdom of Kabbalah, our lives are divided into two parts.
The first part is responsible for the physical (beastly) state of the person. Concern for the body, offspring, nourishment, security, and so forth, which is to say, everything that a beast is concerned about, the person also is concerned about.
The second part of our lives is the opportunity to attain what is found above our body because we have other needs. If a person feels a need to attain the meaning of life and thinks about how to attain a state in which the higher management, the upper world, the new reality, will be revealed to him, then he comes to the wisdom of Kabbalah.
Today in our system, we already are teaching more than two million people in the world, and these people gradually attain the second half of the meaning of existence, meaning the exit into the upper world.
Along with this, the person continues to work and live in our world, as it is written, “May you see your world in your lifetime” (Berachot 17a) [meaning the upper world], and he will live simultaneously in the two worlds.
The meaning of human existence in the physical world is to attain the upper world and continue to develop within it continuously.
Our world is one of the levels in the great metamorphosis, and the next stage is the upper world from which come all the signals for the management of our world. So, the meaning of our lives is specifically revealed there.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/20/15
Answer: Receiving good energy and the opportunity to rise above the sensation of time and space, above all the negative resistance as if we are floating in the air, is possible only on condition that we begin to connect and unite.
In a connection between two or more people, an intense positive energy suddenly begins to be revealed that is prepared to elevate them to very high levels above matter because our entire problem is that we are wasting our energies on conflict, confrontation, and competition. However, if we achieve unity and compromise, within this connection we discover enormous energy, like in an nuclear bomb.
In principle, from what is a nuclear explosion derived? It is simply connection to a critical mass. See what power is released from this connection, and at the time of the connection between people, this power will be many times greater. All of the spiritual power in the upper world, which is ready to elevate us above space and above our substance, is derived from connection and unity only.
If we were connected with each other, then in the stitches that connect us, we would discover the upper world. That is, all of the work is summed up by our connection and unity, and this is precisely what the entire Torah speaks about.
In the place of our connection, the opportunity to break out to the next level, to a higher dimension, to the upper world, is revealed to us. There, we will live without any suffering or trouble. This is because all of our troubles and problems result from our separateness.
From the Israeli Radio Program 103FM 9/20/15
The Torah, “Numbers,” 15:30 – 15:31: But if a person should act highhandedly, whether he is a native born or a proselyte, he is blaspheming the Lord, and that soul shall be cut off from among its people. For he has scorned the word of the Lord and violated His commandment; that soul shall be utterly cut off for its iniquity is upon it.
Question: What does “that soul shall be utterly cut off” mean?
Answer: It is impossible to cut the soul off, for after all, this is the discovery of the characteristic of bestowal, love, the Light, in a person. If we make our egoistic desire similar to the Light, the upper force, then this characteristic of bestowal and love begins to perceive the Upper Light, be filled with it to the degree of equivalence with each other, and this is called a soul. In this manner, we connect ourselves with the Creator, with the Light.
Our main function is to gather all of our separate internal desires, intentions, thoughts, and feelings together under one solitary intention of bestowal and love outside of ourselves. And then to the degree that at any given moment they will be joined and connected within us, we create within us an object called the Creator and we feel Him within us. The characteristic of love and bestowal that this person can create within himself is the Creator.
Question: So why is it said that if, “a person should act highhandedly… shall be utterly cut off for his iniquity is upon it”?
Answer: If a person was on a spiritual height or he had the possibility of rising to this height, but he does the opposite, then he falls, descends from this height. It follows that the previous soul is apparently cut off and he must produce it anew, but already on another, greater level. So the descent is necessary.
In every stage you must fall from the previous level and rise to a higher level. When we read in the Torah, we see how the people made mistakes all the time. The question may be asked, couldn’t they learn anything?! But they must commit sins; they must discover the poisons of their ego within them again and again, then correct them and rise even higher upward. Along with this, they must be happy about their descent! As it is said, “A Tzaddik (righteous) will fall a thousand times and get up” (see Proverbs 24:16). This is our way.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 5/13/15
Conventions in Odessa, “In the Circle of Unity,” Day One, Lesson 1
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Conventions in Odessa, “In the Circle of Unity,” Day One, Lesson 3
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