As long as egoism rules the nations, the nation of Israel will also be unable to come out of egoism into actions of bestowal. Hence, after returning to our land, we won’t receive the force of bestowal and love from above.
We will receive it only if our correction will be for the sake of the world’s correction.
(Baal HaSulam, “The Peace”)
The nations of the world should know about the order of the world’s correction so that with their pressure, they will compel Israel to fulfill its mission. Otherwise the nation of Israel won’t be able to accomplish it first. It is hence necessary to disseminate Kabbalah, the method of correction, to all the nations.
(Baal HaSulam, “Messiah’s Horn”)
Only when the citizens of Israel are filled by the upper knowledge of the Creator and qualities of bestowal, these sources will pour out through them, filling all the nations of the world.
(Baal HaSulam, Preface to the Book “Shining Face”)
I said it to the state’s leaders, but no one heeded warnings about the world’s collapse. Today, however, many already agree that the end of the world is possible and Israel will be the first to suffer. We are hence obliged to awaken the world to correction as the only salvation.
(Baal HaSulam, “The Last Generation”)
Baal Shem Tov: I asked the Messiah, when will he come? And I received a reply: when my teaching spreads outward. Just as you studied and attained, so everyone can attain. Then egoism will disappear and full correction will set in.
Baal HaSulam: We have to disclose to the nations of the world that which they expect from us. Not any earthly knowledge, but precisely the spiritual wisdom, truth and peace. In this they are ready to be our students, since this wisdom is present only in us.
Hatred of Jews is rising like a tsunami of #Antisemitism and will compel us to return to ourselves.
2.000 years ago the Temple, the connection between us, collapsed. Since then, the nation has been exiled from the spiritual state, egoism is between us, and we are therefore among the nations. We have been successful in egoism since we once existed outside of it too.
We do not correct the breaking! #Antisemitism is a result of our neglect of the opportunity to attain correction. The exile ended only in potential, but not in reality. Sanctity lies in unity, which we can attain. Without uniting, we are in destruction…
In reality the destruction is the correction! It’s impossible to ruin something that was never corrected, that can be ruined. This was a breaking of the boundary between the receiving and bestowing desires, the qualities of the Creator and creation. Therefore the breaking was necessary for correction.
The 1st Temple is unification for the Creator’s sake on the degree of Hochma, in every person’s fight against himself to avoid falling into egoism. But a breach of the connection occurred—exile from connection.
After the exile, the nation builds a new connection among its members —the 2nd Temple, but already on the degree of Neshama. The connection breaks by 1 CE.
The destruction of the 2nd Temple was the final exit from spirituality—everyone exited into the intention “for my own sake.” Since then, the entire nation, besides special people—Kabbalists, entered the process of constant egoistic decline of generations. Ascent became possible after the Ari’s revelation (16th century).
The generations after the Temple’s destruction cannot be compared to us. They felt greater connection with each other, sanctity still radiated for them. They left us the Mishnah, Talmud, etc. The descent did not happen in an instant, the light vacated the common soul gradually. Darkness set in during the times of the Ari.
Correction from below began in the times of the Baal Shem Tov. BESHT performed great work, reviving spirituality, and was followed by his students, Baal HaSulam, and the last great Kabbalist, already living in our time, the Rabash, who left to us the entire method of correction, which we use today.
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The group should envision itself as the Temple in which the Creator dwells. And if the Creator isn’t felt, it means the Temple, the connection between friends, is destroyed, because evil thoughts came in-between them. This is exile from Israel, Isra-El, aspiration to the Creator.
Unity is resurrection.
We must rise from the “Destruction of the Temple” to awareness of the loss of the national bond and the need to restore it. Otherwise the holocaust will repeat until we recognize the need to correct the evil between us, so that instead of evil and darkness—we reveal the Creator
The Creatures can feel only in the contrast of light and darkness. Hence creating darkness was a necessary condition for the creatures’ existence. It concluded with descent from the level of connection (destruction of the Temple), and in the 16th century (the times of the Ari) the period of egoism’s correction began (BESHT), whether unwillingly or consciously.
By creating His opposite, egoism, the Creator created the condition and possibility for the creatures’ existence and His revelation. Precisely our weakness in attaining the Creator’s quality of bestowal is the reason and opportunity to attain Him.
From Twitter, 7/22/19