Spiritual growth occurs by unification of egos, broken fragments of the soul ADAM. So there is only one commandment “Love others”—to collect all the parts together. Their gradual assembly does, in fact, form our spiritual path, until the final correction, unity
Do you consider yourself a sinner unworthy of the Creator? Know, you are always half sinner-righteous & can always outweigh yourself with one action to being justified! But your ego will always grow so that in you good = evil & you have free will to exert to do good
Among 4 sons, the special one is who doesn’t know how to ask. So there’s no desire for the Creator’s Light, not even a plea for a desire as “a needle eye.” Desire is measured by suffering for fulfillment! A greater desire will come with the Light itself
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Entrance and work in Egypt is in pursuit of unity although we’re #egoists and try to connect selfishly. But thru efforts (studies, unity, self-annulment) we draw the Light that Reforms and receive from it the force to overcome the ego, “Pharaoh”
It is vital to return to the connection existed in the Adam system before the breaking. But if we reach this connection with our egos, it’ll be 620 times greater. Thus we’ll reveal not the small light of Adam but the entire Light of NaRaNHaY, the Creator
#SpiritualWork #Passover #Kabbalah
The yoke of exile is the inability to reach the right intention. We try, but each time we reveal that it is #selfish. After all, the Creator wants to lead us to realization of evil, that on our own we won’t succeed, without a plea, without His help.
Kabbalah’s main distinction in defining the Creator’s work (Avodat HaShem) is its aim at uniting people, loving the neighbor, bringing them to the model of Adam, the system of the common #soul, and then from love of the neighbor to love of the Creator.”
Pharaoh is between us. We must turn him into revelation of the Creator.
Pharaoh & Creator are revealed not in us, but only in the connection between us! Pharaoh disunites, and Creator is the network of love uniting us.
Torah, like water, must fill the spaces between us.
Don’t swallow Maror without chewing means we must work on unity even though we can’t attain it ourselves.
If the group agrees to unite, it “entered Egypt”
Meaning, they have realized, like Joseph’s brothers, that there’s no other path to the Creator!
To see truth: one is shown he’s an egoist, remote from the Creator & wants to exit the long path; not ready to exit slavery. Passover is the left line, Torah’s secrets, bestowal. Passover—repentance, cleanse in #Hesed, ready for the left line of Hochma
Everyone must study Kabbalah or come to this world again. Without it one won’t reach the goal of life, the Creator. Kabbalah teaches how to receive Upper Light, reveal the Creator, learn all methods of the Creator’s impact on us. Kabbalah is the sum of this knowledge
It’s important for the aspiration toward #spirituality to be qualitative. It is born only by aspiring toward unity in the group. Even a bit of it causes the reforming light OM [Ohr Makif] via its quality. Whereas a loner will waste his whole life’s efforts in vain.
Study of the Ten #Sefirot (TES) describes #spiritual actions using “mechanical” expressions. But inside us they must become sensations and attainments of states. The text talks about the Light’s work on the desire, but in us it must evoke sensations from these actions. #Quote
The Source of #Light is not revealed to us, but we sense His desire to delight us in the Light, and decide to answer Him in kind. The creature makes the reflecting Light. It’s called reflecting because it returns us to the Maker’s degree, making us similar to Him. #spirituality
In studying #Kabbalah, one must aspire not to become smarter or gain new knowledge, but to change one’s sensations & expand the heart. The heart learns to sense phenomena outside itself, inaccessible to us today: actions of bestowal, unity, which are above our sensations & mind.
Action within reason is Knowledge. It is our MO.
Action above reason is Faith. It doesn’t exist in our world. It is bestowal above reason! Like loving others above oneself, despite the ego. It can be received from the reforming light, OM. To that extent, I’ll be like the Creator.
We don’t understand the act of creation: how from the Creator’s will to bestow is born the creation’s will to receive, a black point from nothingness. Then a transition from inanimate to plant matter, from plant to animal, to a qualitatively new state “out of nothing.”
From Twitter, 3/21/18