Exercise: Everyone cancels himself, his self-love before the group, the ten—until one feels it as a single organism, feels that he loves the friends, and then—that he loves the Creator.
Exercise: A member of the group should view himself in the group as a grain planted in the ground. And strive to dissolve in the group, like a grain decomposes in the soil—to grow in a new capacity.
Exercise: Imagine that with each effort of cancelling ourselves and plugging into the group, brick by brick we build the Temple out of our efforts, the collective aspiration above us to the Creator, until “And I will dwell among you” manifests in our Temple.
Exercise: To be in a group in the search and request for achieving unity, when everyone dissolves in the friends; and together, as one, to aim for the Creator, who is waiting for them.
It’s important to prepare for the lesson. From waking up until arriving at the study hall, I must constantly think about why I am doing all of it.
That’s the only way to start the lesson with the right intention and start advancing toward greater unity among friends, and that means
—toward the Creator.
Studying means checking, together with friends, how connected I am to them. If I advance, then at first I feel rejected by the friends and the study. Thus an opportunity of correction, convergence, is revealed to me. Or, vice versa, I passionately aspire to greater unity.
In aspiration to or rejection from the group, I need Torah, the light that returns me to the Creator, who will connect me to others. Inside unity, the quality of bestowal is revealed to reveal the Creator in it. Study is an auxiliary means; the main thing is connection between us.
Articles help one get organized properly, while TES [Talmud Eser HaSefirot – The Study of the Ten Sefirot] draws the light that reforms. Yet its study entails a risk: study for knowledge’s sake rather than Torah, correction. It’s important for knowledge to come from acts of unity, bestowal. One must study only for bestowal’s sake.
People would do anything to reveal the upper world.
But Kabbalah teaches that revelation of the upper is possible only by drawing the light of correction, called Torah, OM [Ohr Makif – surrounding light]. It’s called study in our unity. Only unity and study with an intention of correction are spiritual actions!
From Twitter, 1/7/19