Live Enjoying Eternity

laitman_744Question: Can we say that, in contrast to corporeal attainment, spiritual attainment is eternal and will be felt forever?

Answer: Absolutely. This is the reason that our corporeal life passes the way that it does. Imagine what would happen if we didn’t feel life and death. How would we behave if death were concealed from us?

It is actually the fear of death, of “now I exist, and tomorrow I will be gone,” that gives us a compelling reason to develop our culture, life, and everything we do on the face of the earth. This is an enormous driving force.

If there were no death and people did not know that it existed, our lives would be different. The years would go by, and a person would not understand when life was over (no matter in which form). Imagine to what degree it would reframe our entire existence. There would be no culture since we created it because we want to be eternal.

In the spiritual world, on the other hand, you begin to feel that you exist in a perfect eternal state, and it is indeed eternal and perfect.

Question: Isn’t it boring?

Answer: On the contrary, enormous attainments are revealed to you! You don’t live fearing the end but in the pleasure of eternity.

Baal HaSulam tells us in the Introduction to The Book of Zohar:

“…now that we know for certain that the thought of Creation, to delight His creatures, necessarily created a measure of desire to receive from Him all the goodness and pleasantness that He had planned for them, that will to receive was clearly not included in His essence before He had created it in the souls…”
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/20/16

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