Answer: It is because the wisdom of Kabbalah speaks about the global structure of all of creation within which there are many worlds. Today, many scientists are writing that our universe consists of many universes.
We sense only one part, a corner, even just a slice, and see only a small part, like in a holographic image. To see the whole picture, we must have an integral vision that will grasp everything at all frequencies.
Actually, matter does not exist. We live in a field of forces. They say that if we take the nucleus of an atom and imagine that it is like a tennis ball, we would see that the electron is a football field away from it. What this means is that only emptiness exists around us. We are ourselves composed of emptiness. But what is most interesting is that in spite of the immense distances that exist even in the structure of the atom and within our entire structure on the material level of the still, vegetative, animate, and on the level of human consciousness, we connect with each other. The problem is that we do not feel the importance of this connection.
The wisdom of Kabbalah says that all of creation is included within a single envelope that can be called a “round envelope.” Within that circle, there are five concentric worlds (having a common center). In the innermost central black point is where we are found. Our task is to see and feel these worlds and everything that is happening in them.
Nature developed for 14 billion years from the inanimate level to life on the face of the Earth in a consistent appearance first on the level of the vegetative, then on the animate level, and finally the human. We are presently found in the last stage of our development that amounts to the attainment of understanding, awareness, emotion, and discovery of all of creation, all the worlds.
To do this we must become like them. We must unite between us while we are found on the surface of this little ball.
Humanity must become one. Taking everyone as a sum or as an integral, all eight billion inhabitants of this planet must be as one single whole, one system.
We have nowhere to flee from this law of nature.
The question is how it will be possible to approach this. After all, this is a law that pushes us into a corner and creates all kinds of problems. Kabbalists say that if from the eight billion components, a small systematic structure composed of ten people can be made in which through their gathering in the center of the circle, they position themselves as a single whole, this single whole will begin to feel the next, deeper level of the world. In this way they will rise to a new level of discovery, attainment, feeling, acquiring their own power, their influence on the system.
With their ascent, their ego will be strengthened, let’s say tenfold. Again they will have to become as one, and after that again rise to the next level and again become as one because within them there is again a tenfold increase. That is how they ascend, constantly attaining the creation, the entire world.
If we study the Kabbalah this way, it will make it possible for us to attain and feel all of the worlds, becoming eternal and whole. It only depends on our attainment and not on anything else. The sole task of a person during his lifetime is to attain a state in which he feels all of creation as his. This sums up the entire task of a person in the physical world. He will then become eternal, like all the spiritual worlds, and he will feel that he exists in a state in which everything is driven only as a single whole.
By going outside of himself, he stops feeling all kinds of needs and unfulfilled desires, which he formerly felt as suffering, unfilled voids of his nature. He loses connection with the limitations of our world; he goes beyond its framework and begins to feel that he exists in all the worlds. He seems to become “spread” over the surface of all the worlds, and feels whole, complete, and absolutely eternal. This is what we need to achieve.
Adam discovered this method 5,777 years ago. Since then, Kabbalists have used it to reach the upper world. We hope that we will be lucky and accomplish the same thing.
It is precisely for this reason that it is impossible to study the wisdom of Kabbalah alone or as individuals. For example, ten friends gather, each of them is an ordinary person, meaning a healthy egoist who wants everything only for himself. Among them, they agree that they want to feel the upper world instead of our world.
We want to attract a good energy to ourselves, going beyond the limitations of our world, not seeing the approach of death, but to see creation as it truly is, eternal and perfect. How can this be done? It is possible through the same method that Kabbalists since Adam used.
To do this, we must rise above our egoism, which portrays a picture of the physical system for us. We must make an effort to direct ourselves toward the center, toward the place where the “self” disappears and only “we” exist. Through these efforts, with the help of the upper Light, a person becomes detached from himself (from the self) and approaches a shared connection we.
Question: At the same time, is the individuality of the person preserved?
Answer: It is, even more than today. The need to be concerned about yourself, your place, and everything material disappears. The moment you exit yourself and are included with others, you begin to feel we.
This gives a person a full picture of all of creation, because he exits his limitations. He lives outside of time, because when he existed in the material world, he measured everything according to the pulse; outside of space, because he measured everything only in relation to himself, and outside of the material, which was a desire only to constantly fill himself. You no longer think about that. You fly in the sky like a bird.
It is impossible to make this change alone; it is only possible with the help of what is called the surrounding Light (Ohr Makif), the upper Light that exists around us.
If we aim and aspire toward the center, to the degree of our effort, we attract the surrounding Light to ourselves and it goes with us.
We are then included in the entire system and one common central point emerges for us within which we attract the upper Light. Within us, the Light creates the characteristic of bestowal that helps us exit ourselves by connecting us together. We begin to feel the space that is outside of us and everything that is in it. This is the attainment of the upper world that happens in a group of ten.
If there is no group of ten, this can be done in a smaller group. But it cannot be done in a larger group. We don’t have the possibility of gathering more than a group of ten within our minds and feelings. That is how we were created.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 10/30/16