The Essence And The Root Of Unity, Part 3

laitman_767.1Spiritual Actions and Worldly Terms

Comment: Many Kabbalists and even philosophers of the Middle Ages write that in all primary sources there isn’t a single word about our world, only objects and phenomena that are above time, space, and motion. Even back then people already knew about such things.

The great Kabbalist of the 20th century, Baal HaSulam, writes in his Study of the Ten Sefirot, (Talmud Eser Sefirot,) “The authors of the Kabbalistic books use the ‘worldly’ terms only as symbols to denote the higher, spiritual roots.”

My Response: The stories of Kabbalists might seem strange to us, but they describe only spiritual events and actions, not what is happening in our world, although they use worldly terms to describe them. Therefore, the story is perceived as if it really happened in our world. But the fact remains that it could take place or couldn’t.

Question: It turns out that not all spiritual states described by Kabbalists have materialized where a person and all of humanity must go through. Is that the case?

Answer: They can’t all materialize. A person’s and humanity’s experiences in their spiritual development isn’t everything that is displayed in our world. A person experiences special internal events and a struggle with himself, with а general and private egoism, unification and separation within a group. In general, all this is internal work. Does it have a reflection in our world? Such reflection is very insignificant as a rule.

From KabTV’s “Systematic Analysis of the Development of the People of Israel,” 3/24/19

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