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It is difficult to explain what the true reality is because it is hidden and our eyes are distorted. However, one has to make an effort to see the picture as close to the truth as possible. We live in an imaginary world, because all that we see are only symbols of spiritual properties.
The whole world is diverse fragments of the desire that vary in power; that is, the degree of their corruption that corresponds to the power of the desire. The more corrected the desire used to be in the system of the one common soul of Adam before its shattering, the more corrupted it is now.
After the shattering of the common desire, a fragment of the screen remained in each of its particles, a spark of the reflected Light, which existed before Adam’s sin. That is why today there are so many people in the world, that is, desires in which the spark manifests more or less.
The common Light affects the shattered fragments of the desire and awakens them to life, layer by layer. The desires feel the urge to approach the upper Light, to resemble it. At first, they are drawn to it egoistically with a corrupt intention, trying to use the spark left in them from the spiritual state of mutual bestowal for the sake of their enjoyment.
Those desires that have woken up until today or will still wake up and strive to the goal of creation, to adhesion with the Creator, are called “Israel” (Yashar-El—straight to the Creator). These are desires with very strong sparks that awaken a person.
Also, those in whom the sparks are still weak are called the nations of the world because they feel only ordinary, earthly desires: not to adhere to the Creator, but just to live comfortably in this world. This is the difference.
If the nations of the world feel that no occupation in this world can provide them with fulfillment, then they agree to join Israel, wishing that people who strive for spirituality lead others and bring them to correction. After all, a hope for fulfillment is only there. Otherwise, they will pull Israel down, into egoistic desires.1
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/16/18, Lesson on the Topic: “A Handmaid That Is Heir To Her Mistress”
1 Minute 0:30
Question: Is the role of the created being to develop the desires given to him by the Creator? What free actions does the created being have in relation to the desires that we reveal during our lifetime?
Answer: We can control all our desires but only if we begin directing them for the benefit of everyone else, outside of us. Otherwise, we will be like ordinary people.
In principle, the method of Kabbalah is very simple, but it is hard to master it because we have to act contrary to our current qualities, which means applying all our desires for bestowal, for good, and for connection with others, then we will be able to control them with the help of the upper Light. Otherwise, they will control us the way it is now.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 5/13/18
Answer: This requires an inner contact—a contact of the hearts. Once you desire to fulfill each other, you will be able to listen to each other.
And so people do not listen to nor see each other. They create a certain reality within themselves and treat it as a person who is actually outside of them. We do not see those who are outside of us; we see everything that is built by our egoism within us.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/29/18
We exit the world of infinity (state 1) and through the 5 worlds, through the work in the ten (state 2), come back to the world of infinity, but already corrected (state 3). The whole world is but one ten; there is nothing but the world of infinity, and all the information about the states we will be going through comes from there.
In reality, the ten includes the whole of humanity in it, all the souls, the Kabbalists from every generation, everything that was, is, or will be. Everything is one ten, but we can only perceive its limited range in our state 2. At this state, we have to fulfill our work to the maximum and urge everyone toward correction.
We have received a special mission: to be responsible for state 2, at humanity’s head, leading it to correction. Even the souls of the great Kabbalists and righteous people are, in a way, below us, because in their work they depend on our prayer, on our effort. It is understood that they awaken and help us, but they do so covertly.
Today, we have to gather this broken, differential reality with its 5 worlds, Partzufim, and Sefirot, and all the fragmented parts, and reassemble it into one circle. A “circle” is the head and the body is always a “square.” The head has no limitations, only the body does. And we have to bring the body closer to the shape of the head, to its teaching. So we transform from a Partzuf into a circle.
Once a person understands this system and his role in it, he begins to care about the whole of humanity, to try his very best to come out of his thoughts about himself and spread the science of Kabbalah into the world. He understands that his success depends on the whole world, which is in deep crisis.1
The world is my imprint, magnified 620 times. All my inner shortcomings that I fail to see in myself, I see in the world through a magnifying glass, as if with x-ray vision.
By studying the world, we want to reveal what is inside of us. Aiming for the cosmos or for the depths of the ocean, we actually try to attain our inner essence, without even realizing it.2
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/12/18, Lesson on the Topic “Dissemination of Kabbalah”
1 Minute 8:45
2 Minute 24:45
Answer: Only after the shattering, from our broken desires, can we understand the Creator, because we have no choice. See how we perceive physical nature that exists around us. We live within it, but we do not understand it.
The spiritual world is given to us in a different form: only when we build it ourselves do we understand what we have attained, what we have done, and we construct it from the foundations, from the separate parts. This is how we attain the spiritual world. After all, the main thing for the Creator is that we attain, and when this attainment is complete, we feel spirituality in all of its depth, down to the last atom.
From the Conversation in Iceland 5/23/18