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Convention “All As One” in New Jersey, “Awakening to the Creator’s Invitation,” Lesson 1
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Exodus from Egypt till Passover is purifying desires, attaining faith, bestowal, Light of Hassadim. After Passover, it’s purifying desires to receive, to receive Light of Hochma in Light of Hassadim, #Torah. When Torah fills the desires, it’s called #Shavuot, reception of Torah.
33 days of corrections in Hafetz Hesed (bestowal for bestowal), time of smallness, reaching the degree of Bina over egoism taken from Egypt. #LagBaomer is correcting the desire till smallness. Then, from bestowal for bestowal, we proceed to reception for bestowal, reception of Torah.
This allows us to understand the historical events related to #LagBaomer: the death of Rabbi Akiva’s 24,000 students. They died because they ceased relating to one another well, according to the rule, “every correction is preceded by breakage.”
From #LagBaomer on, we must unite with greater allegiance to prepare our desire to receive for the sake of bestowal, to receive Torah, Light of Hochma. Thus, Lag (the 33rd day) is a critical point on the boundary between the bestowing and receiving desires.
We celebrate Lag BaOmer, meaning the end of correcting the Soul’s bestowing desires: #Hesed, #Gevura, #Tifferet, #Netzah, till #Sefira #Hod in Hod – LAG in total (33rd Sefira out of 50). Next, correction of receiving desires for bestowal starts: from Hod in Hod till #Malchut.
Correction of the will to bestow prior to Lag BaOmer (33rd day of Omer) is the period of smallness. This is the start of correction of receiving desires—the time of greatness and reception of the Light of bestowal inside these desires, also known as reception of the #Torah.
Passover symbolizes the onset of redemption from egoism, acquisition of the desire “bestowal for the sake of bestowal.”
The most notable corrections are Egypt, Exodus, Crossing the Final Sea, Accepting Mutual Guarantee and Receiving Torah.
Exodus from Egypt precedes Passover
The program of upper providence includes periods called holidays. This is special illumination from above, revealed at specific frequency and force: days, weeks, and months. However, these aren’t times, but names of upper lights pushing us toward correction.
The Creator created lack and fulfillment, which is felt to the extent that the lack is felt. The goal: for us to feel as He does. The advantage of light is felt from darkness. Creation must attain separation and unification. We sense our existence upon the contrast.
The definitions of the wisdom of Kabbalah are not quite like definitions we use in the ordinary spoken language. The “nations of the world” are the desire to enjoy for oneself. “Jews,” the people of Israel, are desires aiming to bestowal.
Therefore, each person can be divided into nations of the world and Israel: into desires seeking only to satisfy themselves and desires aiming to the love of others and from it to the love for the Creator. On this basis, everyone can determine to which part of the general desire, that is, the creation he belongs.
Religion (Daat) is the method of Kabbalah that helps a person reach the middle line (Sefirot Daat-Tifferet-Yesod), and accordingly aim his desire to enjoy bestowal. If, when reading Kabbalistic sources, we perceive them through these definitions, we will not get confused and we will attribute everything to the desire to enjoy, the material of creation and its various properties. Then we will be able to identify them correctly and understand where we are: in a corrected or in a corrupted state. 1
The desires of Israel, directed straight to the Creator (Yashar-El), do not feel satisfaction until they reach correction. Such a person feels internal restlessness. If he is drawn to the revelation of the Creator, to correction, he cannot be satisfied with ordinary civil life, but must reach the revelation of the Creator. Only in this he will find comfort, tranquility, and satisfaction. 2
If we are given a desire to attain the Creator and we do not develop it, do not promote it toward the revelation, we inflict great troubles on ourselves because we are lowering the heavens to the earth. By this we cause the fall of the generations who were called to correct their desire. After all, instead of ascending to the upper Light and being filled with it, they want to receive abundance below without any correction, and by this they cause darkness and all disasters in the world.
People who were capable of making a correction and rising, becoming a channel for the upper world for all others, but failed to do so and did not realize the desire given to them to reveal the Creator, suffer from this themselves, and they also condemn others who cannot do anything by themselves and depend on them. Therefore, the nations of the world suffer from the fact that Israel fails to perform its mission, to correct itself. This is the reason for the existence of anti-Semitism. 3
Instead of climbing the degrees of bestowal and love of others and conducting the Light to the nations of the world, which was possible already from the First Temple, the people of Israel absorbed corporeal desires of the nations of the world and adopted their customs. In each generation only a select few Kabbalists remained. 4
There are laws of nature that act on the inanimate, vegetative, and animate levels. If a person does not follow them, he receives punishment because these are laws of physical nature. There are also laws of spiritual nature that relate to the equivalence of a person with the Creator. These laws act selectively, according to a person’s degree, like a system of justice that does not punish a child, gives only partial punishment for the same offense to a teenager, but punishes an adult person in full.
The spiritual ladder is created on the attitude of the upper Light toward the desire to enjoy, the material of the creation. According to this, a spiritual law acts at each level. The law is a proportion between the upper Light of the certain level and the desire to enjoy corresponding to it, when they are equal and can connect.
Therefore, if at some degree we do not see and do not know something, it means that it is for our benefit, because the ladder of degrees from above downward is built in such a way. We cannot complain that this is unfair. 5
Everything we feel in this world is an influence of the forces that guide us with maximal love and care in the right direction. Wherever I fail to see this, I need to correct myself in order to agree with this governance. 6
From the From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/17/18, Baal HaSulam, “Exile and Redemption”
1 Minute 0:40
2 Minute 3:05
3 Minute 6:45
4 Minute 12:00
5 Minute 23:00
6 Minute 26:10
Answer: The Creator does not show us half of our work until the step is completed.
The measure of the full step is called “seah” (an ancient measure of granular substances). Until we fill up our “cup” with a full measure of effort, we will not feel that we have done anything. We are shown neither half of the work, nor a quarter—only the completely finished work.
In every Partzuf (spiritual system) there cannot be less than ten Sefirot, otherwise their presence in Malchut (the tenth part of the Partzuf) is not felt. Only after all the processes in the nine upper Sefirot reach Malchut does she begin to feel that something is happening. Therefore, it is written that the spirituality is not divided into parts—there is only an integral structure.
From the Kabbalah lesson in Russian, 11/26/17
Answer: Happiness for a Kabbalist is an opportunity to fulfill others and, through them, the Creator. However, I by myself cannot bestow to the Creator or receive from Him, but only through a buffer, which is the group, and even better, the whole of humanity.
Question: What is a Kabbalist’s greatest joy?
Answer: It is from the action where he can bestow to the Creator through the group, and discover the Creator in it, seeing how one enters another, how the group becomes a buffer between him and the Creator, and how all of them together, the three of them, meet in this group, in this mass.
From the Kabbalah lesson in Russian 12/31/17
New Life 30 – Interpersonal Communication
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz
In interpersonal communication and listening, each one understands that the world is his or her own picture. I see my own corruptions before me and realize that I have to try to ascend above all the corruptions and establish connection withs others. If both partners in the relationship participate in this process, they help each other and forgive each other.
From KabTV’s “New Life 30 – Interpersonal Communication,” 7/2/12
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