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Question: On August 13th, in the lesson on “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” you said that in a drop of semen, in a sperm, there is all the information about a future person. It has long been known that the sperm contains half of the genetic information and the second half is contained in the egg.
All the information about the future person appears only in the zygote—a cell formed from the fusion of the egg and the sperm.
If there is a discrepancy between the spiritual root and the material branch, then why do you give such an example?
Answer: You are right, in Hebrew “Zera,“ the seed, means all the information about the future organism.
Question: Is it correct to say that a Partzuf is a certain set of feelings of a partially corrected person: egoism, intention to bestow to friends, spiritual pleasure, egoistic pleasure, and understanding what is already corrected and what is not?
Answer: A Partzuf is a corrected desire of Toch, and uncorrected but disabled for use—Sof.
Answers To Your Questions, Part 189
Answers To Your Questions, Part 188
Answers To Your Questions, Part 187
Question: Should receiving material benefits and pleasure also be done with the intention to please the Creator or does that only apply to spiritual matters?
Answer: In principle, all that happens to us in our lives, in each second and with each sensations, should preferably be completely connected to the Creator.
Question: Then how is it possible to justify the actions of the Creator?
Answer: He doesn’t need to be justified! I simply need to understand that I am facing an absolute law of nature. If I follow it as much as I can, then I receive a satisfying existence and I call it a reward, even though nobody rewards me. I alone create this experience. However, if I do not adhere to the conditions in which I exist, I alone create punishment for myself. Nobody else punishes me.
Question: Then where did humanity get this kind of attitude toward the Creator?
Answer: People invented all of this because they want to see the Creator as a king, as some kind of a divine image.
Question: But doesn’t that also come from the Creator? Doesn’t it mean that this is also necessary for our development?
Answer: It is necessary for our development until such time as we begin to understand that none of this works. Look at what’s happening in the world today, what kind of upsurge in religion! This is already the last flare up, it is already fading, as when a fire flares up before it goes out.
Question: Does that mean there’s nobody to pray to? There is a law and we must simply follow it?
Answer: When you pray, you pray to yourself. This probably helps you. But when you pray to the Creator, then you must think about what you are asking for and who you are asking.
Prayer is called the manifestation of desire. If you decide that you need to realize your desire, then it means that you need to organize your prayer. If you need to aim your desire toward a particular goal, it means that you need to pray about a particular condition. Otherwise there is no reason for you to pray. In order to express your desire, you need to collect your thoughts, formulate and organize your desire, and then you will be able to work with it. Then the upper Light will be able to affect it in a concentrated way.
From the Lesson in Russian, 5/21/2017
The Creator As A Friend
Assembling The “Puzzle” Of Creation
The Wisdom Of Kabbalah Is Scientific Research On An Experimental Basis
Torah, Deuteronomy 28:34: You will go insane from the vision before your eyes that you will behold.
This means that you will completely lose the reason of bestowal and love that was leading you forward and you will turn into a common animal that has no reason in comparison to a human.
The people of Israel are exactly in such a state now, but they do not realize this yet, and this is the problem! We have fallen so deep into darkness, indifference, discord, and mutual alienation that we already do not feel where we are.
Moreover, being on the lowest levels, we begin evaluating falsely those qualities we are in: these qualities are good, those are bad, these are worse, and those are better. In reality, we are in a terrible state—in absolute egoism and in absolute separation!
Question: Why don’t we feel that we have been robbed and that our house is empty?
Answer: Where is that Light, that level in relation to which we can evaluate this? We have nothing to compare our feelings with.
Question: Does it mean that if we could see with what it is possible to compare this, we would understand that we are at such a level?
Answer: Of course. Imagine that you live in an abandoned village in a poor family, like a caste of lepers in India. And suddenly you are told that you are the son of a rich maharaja. However, all that is left to you is just to watch from the side how someone else takes your place, how he lives perfectly and you are constantly beaten and humiliated. This is a terrible condition!
Therefore, if there is an opportunity to correct this, it must be shown, and if there isn’t one, then not. Unfortunately, we do not have such an opportunity yet.
The Creator did so that only to the extent that we want our abilities to coincide with our desires and vice versa, we would see the truth.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 7/12/16
There Are No Righteous Who Do Not Stumble
“The Lord Will Strike You…”
It Is Impossible To Refuse To Be The Chosen People