Kabbalah And Beliefs, Part 6

laitman_571.06Sacrifice—Getting Closer to the Creator

Question: In all faiths, the concept of coaxing the higher powers with sacrifice is practiced. What about in Kabbalah?

Answer: Kabbalah also has such a concept called “sacrifice.”

But here it is understood that a person sacrifices his egoism, does not want to use it, and does not want his egoism to command him. He wants to give it up, to change it for altruism and bestowal.

“Sacrifice” in Hebrew is “Kurban,” which comes from the word “Karov” (getting close). A person wants to correct his egoism and based on that come closer to the Creator. This is the sacrifice.

Question: That is, everything that is written in the Torah about donations to the Temple implies exactly this?

Answer: Only that. Donations are practically what they did in the Temple, because the Temple is a place of contact between a person and the Creator.

Question: Did people come there to unite with each other?

Answer: You can come to the Temple physically, but it does not mean anything. A man appears in a place inside his heart where he could sacrifice his egoism—“slaughter” it, sacrifice it, in order to come closer to the Creator with a feeling of absolute altruism, love, bestowal, and connection.

Question: So, this has nothing to do with the fact that animals were sacrificed in the Temple?

Answer: No. That is all allegory, like root and branch, cause and effect, nothing more. So you can kill as many animals as you like and it will not make any difference.

Question: So the high priest sacrificed his egoism in order to get closer to other people?

Answer: He was the most corrected person among all the people.

Question: Along with internal work, he took a lamb, cut it, and they ate it?

Answer: Yes. They performed all the actions at the same time, starting from the most spiritual, highest actions, to the lowest, material ones—together and in the same intention.
From KabTV’s “Basics of Kabbalah” 2/17/18

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Elevate The Point In The Heart

laitman_224Rabash, “TANTA [Taamim, Nekudot, Tagin, Otiot]”: Taamim [flavors] means one who wants to taste a good taste in life should pay attention to his point in the heart.

Every person has a point in the heart, except it does not shine. Rather, it is like a black dot. The point in the heart is a discernment of the Nefesh [soul] of Kedusha [holiness], whose nature is a vessel of bestowal.

However, she is in a state of Shechina [Divinity] in the dust, meaning that a person regards her as nothing. Instead, to him she is as important as dust. This is called Nekudot [dots/points].

The point in the heart really is like dust, like something quite insignificant, even opposite to any importance. However, it exists necessarily in each of us, and it is from it that we can build our soul. It is because the soul is the quality of bestowal in us.

The point in the heart ignites in everyone and pushes us to something. It shows a person the insignificance of his state, problems, worthlessness, and emptiness. It leads the whole world. We must examine it and begin to elevate it, that is, come to the understanding that in the egoistic quality of reception we will be incapable of filling ourselves in any way. The world will be continuously destroyed and we will not be able to do anything about it.

The only thing we can do is to begin attributing importance to the point in the heart. It seems black in our perception because we do not want to be in the quality of bestowal. We resist and do not want to understand what it actually is.

This point is the yearning for spirituality, the desire for unity, the desire to bestow. However, we have no desire to bestow in us. Therefore, it shines with black light, giving us a sense of darkness in our life. This feeling pushes a person to search for fulfillment, to search for the meaning of life, from suffering, insignificance, and emptiness.

As soon as we begin to develop it, we will feel that it is of primal importance, because through it we enter into a completely different reality—the spiritual world.
From Lesson 0, World Kabbalah Convention in Moldova 9/5/19, “Entering the Convention”

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What Does It Mean To Feel The Friends?

laitman_943Question: What does it mean to feel the friends?

Answer: It means that I constantly care about connecting with them. When I aspire to that, then I feel them in my aspiration: what I should connect to, what I should adhere to, what I should belong to.

Therefore, I no longer feel myself but my aspiration for them, the desire to feel them. It is an internal movement of the senses.

Question: Should I feel the aspiration of a friend?

Answer: You must feel your desire to connect with a friend.
From the World Kabbalah Convention in Moldova 9/5/19, Lesson 0

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