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There is a #Pesach custom to discuss #exodus from exile and imagine that we are coming out of Egypt – egoism dividing us.
It’s because when we talk about the exile, we grow the sense of exile inside us and gather up forces for our future #redemption from it.
Before redemption from Egyptian slavery, the nation was on the lowest, 49th degree of egoism. The Creator was then revealed & freed them.
Before revealing the Creator, they thought other forces exist too.
But the redemption exposed that there is only He.
Remember what Amalek did to you during exodus from Egypt. #Amalek is man’s egoism. It is exposed when man strives to become free from its rule, wishing to escape to spiritual work, unity. #Egoism then appears and obstructs namely this aspiration!
Remember how you were a slave in Egypt, because in spiritual ascent one must study the previous descent. In descent, one’s perception is flawed and one thinks only of improving his lot.
Only in ascent can one make use of the past descent.
Desires are made by the Creator and there are no new ones. But man’s awareness determines how much he discerns/connects them. In descent, he reveals exile, Egypt, and according to the depth of this awareness, he can attain #redemption, exodus from Egypt.
# Spiritual work_ML
#Mount Sinai – mountain of #hatred
Because hatred was born:
1 In non-attaining the spiritual world – to the Torah, a means of spiritual ascension
2 To #ego – in the heart of the aspiring to the goal of creation
3 To the Torah as Light that Reforms
It is impossible to change the selfish nature of man, although crises will reveal to us how tightly all of us are interconnected, & therefore must unite to observe the rule “Love your neighbor as yourself.” The solution is in the help of the correcting light O’M! [Ohr Makif]
In the days of #ARI great resistance was raised against him, they didn’t believe in his spiritual attainment (written in his own works) only generations later his works were accepted & they began talking about his spiritual attainments Likutei #Alahot Birkat Rai 4
Creation of the soul: To restrict one’s desires & mind to a point and cling to the Creator. In all obstacles, arising in mind & desire cling to Him. From points of adhesion create body of the #soul. Gradually begin to understand the plan of the #Creator #Wisdom
#Holy #books are written by those in holiness i.e., in bestowal, love, similar to & in attainment of the #Creator. If one writes from a sensation of the Creator, out of a desire to bring good to everyone, from love of others as for oneself—such work is holy.
From Twitter, 3/10/18
Eventually, everyone must comprehend the advantage of Light over darkness, and after passing through all the forms of separation, desire to rise above their egoistic nature. Revelation of evil leads us to unity.
There were always some people who understood the virtue of unity, being altruistic by nature. However, in our day and age, nature is giving us practical evidence by becoming integral and tying up the whole world into a single network. Egoism is becoming global and it is connecting us all to each other. Whether we like it or not, we have to unite in order to disallow the force of separation to reign endlessly.
By studying Kabbalah, we learn that the obligation to unite comes from nature itself, from the sin of the Tree of Knowledge. The entire creation was made as one soul that was later purposely broken into many separate parts.
We don’t have a choice. We must rebuild and unite the whole creation. This is the state that both the Creator and people desire. Those who understand it are called Yashar Kel—straight to the Creator—because the upper force, the Creator, is the self-contained nature that is united, integral, and global. In order for us to achieve adhesion with the Creator, similarity of form, we have to become like Him, rise above our divisive egoism, and begin to unite.
We are not socialists or communists, nor humanitarians or biologists observing examples of unity in living organisms. Proof of the necessity to unite is presented to us by the science of Kabbalah, and we are constantly revealing the need to achieve it in our consciousness and feelings.
By nature, we are the biggest egoists because those who come to Kabbalah have the biggest desire. But along with it, we understand that we have to become similar to the upper force in order to achieve the meaning of life. That is why Abraham, from all of humanity, chose a group that became the people of Israel, whose foundation is love of others as oneself, the great law of humanity, nature, and the Torah. We have to consider ourselves a group of pioneers from all around humanity, who are trying to realize this great law of nature—the love of others—and implement it so that we can pass it on to everyone.
The responsibility of the people of Israel is to be the first to reach unity because they are called upon to realize the law of love of others and serve as an example to the rest of humanity, that is, to be “the Light unto the nations.” Philosophers and the founders of the State of Israel also spoke of unity. However, they did not take it from the science of Kabbalah, the structure of nature, but from their internal, instinctive understanding.
Kabbalah says that unity is the law of nature and that first of all it applies to the people of Israel. Baal HaSulam writes that we have received the right to return to the land of Israel, breaking from the rule of the nations of the world, only to fulfill our purpose: to realize unity and show this method to the nations of the world and become the Light unto the nations.
In anticipation of Israel’s 70th anniversary, let us hope that the people of Israel, especially those who live in the land of Israel, will understand the purpose of their existence. For if we do not realize the law of love of others as yourself so that we can serve as an example to the world, then we have no right to exist.
This is a very important point. It is the only reason for a person to live in the land of Israel. Otherwise he has no right to be called “Israel” and does not belong to the nation of Israel.
The State of Israel will have the right to exist only if we work on realizing our common responsibility to become one person with one heart, “all Israel are friends,” to the point of fulfilling the law of love of others as the basis of all existence.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 2/07/18, Lesson on the topic of “The Israeli Nation’s Duty of Unity”
Answer: It is not possible because there is no way a person can feel it from within his egoism.
A person who is serious about it comes to study Kabbalah in a group. The lessons awaken and summon the positive energy in nature that is hidden from him. Within this energy, the person begins to feel his own negative energy and understand that a balance can be created between them.
Between the “plus” and the “minus,” the person discovers the higher force that fills our world with both negative and positive forces. This upper force is called the “Creator.” He is the power of love.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/6/17
Answer: The concept of a “moment” is explained in the Book of Psalms: “For His wrath lasts but a moment; life results from His favor” (Psalms 30:6). For the Creator, a moment is the time it takes the creature to reach full unity with Him.
Question: When you talk about people connecting into a single whole, do you mean uniting in the imaginary world or in the true spiritual world?
Answer: I mean unity of desires, so it doesn’t matter.
Question: Are all pleasures in our world the result of the Light?
Answer: The Light is what a person enjoys. A person may have good desires or bad desires—Klipot (shells). This doesn’t mean much in relation to our world because all of us in this world are in a state of absolute Tuma’a (impurity). The difference is only whether a person elicits discomfort or pain in another person, or provides him with happiness and pleasure.
Question: If space doesn’t exist, then can a Kabbalist move in space instantaneously while he is in a physical body?
Answer: We cannot move anywhere in the physical body. The physical body is just a physical body. The intent of the Kabbalist is to exit the world of bodies and enter the upper world, the world of forces.
Question: I am very afraid of death. What is going to happen next?
Answer: I promise you that there is nothing frightening about death and there is nothing to fear. All in all, this is psychological, like a little child who is afraid of an injection. There is no death. Don’t worry.
Question: Is it possible to resolve external wars by peaceful means through internal correction?
Answer: Certainly! Without a doubt! That is the purpose of Kabbalah.
Question: What is the origin of the creature, and what is his correct perception?
Answer: The origin of the creature is the Light. His correct perception is in constructing a reflection of the Light within the creature.
Question: Are all of us found in the imagination of the Creator, like characters in the imagination of filmmakers?
Answer: We cannot say in what form we are found in the imagination of the Creator; this is an intangible and incomprehensible state.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/19/17