Torah, Deuteronomy 30:15 – 30:16: Behold, I have set before you today life and good, and death and evil, inasmuch as I command you this day to love the Lord, your God, to walk in His ways, and to observe His commandments, His statutes, and His ordinances, so that you will live and increase, and the Lord, your God, will bless you in the land to which you are coming to take possession of it.
This sounds like a hymn because these are the only things that are before a person: a blessing or a curse, a path of good or a path of evil. However, in any case, they lead to the same result.
It is just that the path of evil is a very long path of sufferings, wars, big problems, as a result of which a person still begins to realize and understand how to move forward. But this is a terrible path!
There is also a path of good when a person himself creates this system, no matter in which way. Like children who build toy cities and houses, so we too must play with each other in order to build the correct relationship and correct connection between us through artificial connections, as if we love each other and want to get closer to each other.
For this “as if,” the Creator will send us strength, knowledge, and opportunities so that in the connection between us we would reveal Him and be in connection with Him.
Question: Why do you attach such a great importance to a game?
Answer: It is because a game is the basis of life for everyone. Even atoms and molecules play with each other.
A game is the basis of existence because development can happen only if we play in our higher state, in an ascent. “What will I be when I grow up?” Let’s say that now I begin to drive a toy car or play with a toy plane. I am developing while I play in this state. Therefore, the entire life is a game.
Comment: It is much easier at the material level because you see a pilot and say: “I want to be a pilot.”
Answer: And here Kabbalists explain to you what you must play. If we listen to them, we will begin to advance. Therefore, what is our life? A game!
Question: Why is the preparation period so long?
Answer: This is not a preparation period, but a period of awareness, of shaping our desires within us. The fact is that if once it took us thousands of years and then centuries to change from one state to another, now it takes years or maybe even days. And soon it will take hours and even minutes to qualitatively change our states. Time is shortening.
Thus, we come to a completely different state when we are both the performers and the receivers of everything that happens.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 1/18/17