Question: What does violence mean in spirituality?
Answer: Violence is the disparity of a desire and a Masach (screen). This shouldn’t be done. However, on the other hand, there are such desires that can’t be corrected any other way. We see such examples even in our world among animals and humans. This is a consequence of spiritual behavior.
This is a very complex system of behavior in our world between a man and a woman that obviously originates from the spiritual states of the Masach and desire.
On one hand, a woman consciously or subconsciously provokes a man, meaning she attracts him, even to the point that he could rape her. In our world, she can be, in part, psychologically unaware of it, but in the spiritual world, this is so. Therefore, we must understand that all of this is a very complicated system.
When we begin to unveil our desires and think about how to correct them, we are amazed that it is precisely due to the fact that we live in our illusory world that we receive through it the ability to describe spiritual states. After all, there is no language in the spiritual world and there are no separate objects such as man, woman, field, city, and so on.
It would be very difficult to describe all of this if the Kabbalists didn’t use the language of branches. Therefore, in our world, it is possible to depict everything so beautifully and in such detail that there are words for everything, for example: “A man finds the betrothed girl in the field and the man overpowers her.”
It means that the Torah uses thousands of didffernt words that describe such a state in detail, and if we describe this in a Kabbalistic language, then it speaks about the way the Masach interacts with desire, how they approach each other, meet in the field, that is, outside of the influence of all of the others, since no one has the opportunity to influence and limit them.
The Masach tries by all means to perform a correction, even over a desire that is unsuitable for it. In principle, this is an incorrect action, but the desire can be corrected this way.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 10/10/16