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At first it seems like the mind will show the right way to spiritual work. But the way of reason is ego wandering in desires (matter, like a donkey, Hamor, Homer, wanders in a field). Reason serves desires, helping attain what they want. Hence Kabbalah shows the way above reason.
On the spiritual path one finds himself lost in the field of work. Where is he? What’s required of him?
If he reveals that the way to the goal is greater unity with friends in the group, then he’s on the right path if he turns to the Creator for help through connection with friends.
Nationalism isn’t racism. It can consolidate a society or nation, and not necessarily against someone else. Decline of nationalism causes a nation to be divided in other ways. Thus, “democracy” is obsessed with valuing and dividing by color and origin, emphasizing “pluralism…”
… and in it you’ll find the way to Me.” The field of our connection is the soul. Its filling is the Creator.
One feels that he strayed from the path, seeing broken desires preventing connection with friends, and he calls out to the Creator. Searching in the field, he finds the Creator, who tells him, “Ask friends for help to find the thread of connection with them ….
The drive for a long, active life is the new religion.
Erasing all irrational things from life and ensuring the longest lifespan is now life’s purpose.
Health is most important, rather than fulfillment by purpose beyond the bounds of bodily existence.
Turn off our brains & work out!
The so-called “democratic” (power by the people) nations give people freedom, but by allowing free movement of capital, they make the rich richer and the poor poorer. Egoism and the upper class’s power are once again leading to the demise of countries!
From Twitter, 11/12/18
Baal HaSulam, The Study of the Ten Sefirot Part 1, Chapter 3, Histaklut Pnimit: Every thing that is not in Him and does not extend directly from Him, but is rather opposite to creation itself, will be against our nature and will be hard for us to tolerate.
Question: There are some qualities that do not come directly from the upper force. Since “There is none else besides Him,” then how is this possible?
Answer: All good qualities of the Creator manifest in us inversely in accordance with our egoism.
For example, there are no efforts in the Creator, that is, hard work is not included in our root. Therefore, we yearn to be in a state of absolute rest because any effort causes us suffering. I can expend a huge amount of calories but only in order to feel good. Then everything is fine.
Question: Is there a direct connection between the root and branch?
Answer: No, it passes through a kind of filter. This is the same screen on which everything happens in reverse. When the upper light comes to the spiritual Partzuf, the Partzuf makes a restriction on it, reflects it, calculates, and only afterward, receives the light.
The same happens during the ascent from below upward. In order to appeal to the Creator, we should act in the same way. This is immense work. We want the upper light, but we cannot make an effort for it.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/8/18
Question: What part of the system determines how many times I need to die and be born? Can I influence this by studying Kabbalah?
Answer: Yes, you can. There is an article of Rabash called “What Is the Degree One Should Achieve in Order Not to Have to Reincarnate?” It depends on a person. Let’s agree that we do not want to return to this world anymore. We will complete everything that we need to complete in this reincarnation, in this lifetime, and say goodbye to this world.
Indeed, this world is the worst, the lowest of the worlds, a state in which any spiritual state is much higher, more honest, and better in comparison.
Question: What does it mean “to finish with this world”?
Answer: It means to become similar in our qualities to the next degree.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 6/17/18
Answer: It is because the upper world functions according to a different coordinate system. There is no time (past, present, and future), space, and motion as in our world. There is nothing in the upper world that we can grasp and work with.
It is a completely different system of sensory and other coordinates. This is a breakthrough into another system, and therefore our laws do not apply there.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 6/24/18
Answer: A person’s main goal in life is to realize himself in such a way as to do the maximum for society with maximum efficiency.
Therefore, if after studying and examining himself a person feels that he can realize himself in a certain place for the benefit of humanity, then he certainly needs freedom of choice and the opportunity to leave his place and go where he can bring the most benefit to all humanity.
However, he should do so only after he truly saw and verified that humanity needs him in this particular place. This should not simply be his desire, not that it “seems” so to him. No, he knows the general law and, as Baal HaSulam writes, then he may receive special permission from people who understand where he is able to realize himself best. Then, of course he must go and act there.
Also, if a person has nothing to do and in a simple egoistic, material form drags himself from place to place for the sake of greater egoistic fulfillment in another place where he can use what others have prepared for him—this certainly does not make him useful to society. I do not think that this is justified.
That is why emigration today, for example from Asia to Europe, does not benefit either Europe or Asia.
The Round Table of Independent Opinions, Berlin 9/9/06