Those who seek the truth, with every effort toward the Creator (bestowal, unity, love), feel themselves opposite to these qualities, that in no way
do they possess them. And so until it becomes clear to them that only a prayer—a request to the Creator will change one’s nature.
#Pesach, from the word “Pa-sah” (transition, exit) – “to step over something.” We step over our egoism, rise above Pharaoh.
It is impossible to get along with it—this is our main ego-strength, one can only escape. At night, in the dark, when a small ray of light shows us the way.
Our mind depicts what is happening inside it, in the form of pictures of the world supposedly visible before us. But these are not external, earthly events, but our internal thoughts. In fact, we see ourselves on the inside.
Our qualities play out in the theater inside us, but we see it as if they are before us as the world.
Egyptians, our egoism, the credo to care only of ourselves, of eternal life. So today, having heard of bestowal and love of others, we repel this opportunity and do not even want to hear about it, because it is against common sense, egoistic reasoning.
Spiritual exile means to be completely under the power of #egoism, with no opportunity to break out of it to the property of bestowal, but only to remain in reception for self alone. Thus, a period of leaving this state is necessary
—#Pesach, separation from egoism and transition to the desire to bestow.
Exile in egoism is felt after attempts at unity in the group, like the sons of Jacob and their descent into Egypt. While exodus from Egypt happens through partial unity in the group, and complete unity after receiving the Torah.
The correction lies in rising above #evil.
Evil remains, it is necessary in order to build bestowal above it. To show that we aim toward bestowal, faith, not for the sake of victory over evil, but for the sake of adhering to the Creator through similar qualities.
#Passover #Kabbalah #EGO
Egoism provides a basis upon which we build bestowal. If there’s no egoism, bestowal falls and everything enters egoism. It thus grows bigger and rules over man.
But man must rise in bestowal higher yet.
Only after egoism’s complete growth does man receive the complete quality of bestowal, faith.
Man resists egoism, but falls into it again and again. From these actions, egoism is gradually filled till a specific level for every person, where everything that has been accumulated is given back to the person in the form of the force of bestowal, faith.
Hence egoism is called “the reverse helper.”
Correction lies in ascending above evil.
The evil remains, it’s necessary in order to build bestowal above it. To show that it is not for the sake of victory over evil that we are moving toward bestowal and faith, but rather for the sake of reaching adhesion with the Creator—through equivalence of form.
Until the utter feeling of exile in egoism, one cannot be worthy of breaking free, when the Creator Himself frees us.
It is like climbing a ladder: the left foot rises along with the left side (reception, ego), then the right (bestowal).
And so until the full manifestation of the force of the right side.
If we don’t wish for the quality of bestowal, we fall. This happens many times until we realize that we must attain the quality of bestowal (faith).
During the preparation for entering the spiritual world (the quality of bestowal), our work lies in negating any causes of our states besides the Creator. It is from them that the Creator is revealed.
Only in the process of fighting egoism do you attain that it is an evil ruler that you must first get away from, then get rid of, and then—above it, against it, acquire the will to bestow.
From Twitter, 4/16/19