What Is Absolute Rest?

laitman_537Question: In spirituality, everything is in absolute rest. What is absolute rest if there are ascents and descents?

Answer: A spiritual state is a state of peace. If we exclude our movements, then the whole spiritual world, the upper light, is in absolute rest. This means that it is perfect and does not change. We change in it.

The effect of the light on us is constant. Everything depends on how we subject ourselves to it.

Question: It is said that the sensation of light comes from the sensation of darkness. What does it mean?

Answer: In our world, we cannot feel something as a single phenomenon. We must grasp everything in comparison, in contrast.

I cannot feel black or white. Black will look black on a white background, and white will look white on a black background. I do not feel the phenomenon itself; I can only feel it relative to something.

Therefore, the whole creation consists of two opposite properties: light – darkness, bestowal – reception. I must master both of them and build my world from these two properties.

Question: Is absolute peace when my egoism is balanced by the altruistic power of the Creator?

Answer: The balance of my egoism and the quality of light, when they totally complete each other, is called the final correction, the end of all development.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 3/27/19

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