A Gold Coin In An Empty Pocket

laitman_622.01A good example of faith above reason is contained in the story of David Leikes, a student of the Baal Shem Tov. The student says that they sat with the teacher at a meal late in the evening at the end of the Sabbath, and no one had a penny in their pocket, they were all very poor.

And suddenly the teacher said to him: “David, give me money to buy mead.” And the student put his hand in his pocket, drew out a gold coin, and gave it to him.

How could that be, when he knew that his pocket was empty? But since the upper one had told him to give him money, he didn’t hesitate to reach into his pocket and pull out a coin. And this is not a fairy tale, but a true story.

This is called faith above reason. He knew that there was nothing in his pocket, but when the teacher told him to take the money out of his pocket, he had no doubt that there must be the money that the teacher was talking about because this is a different degree of reality. This is why the student put his hand into his pocket and pulled out a coin.

We cannot judge the spiritual world from the level of this world or judge this world from the level of the upper world. This is exactly the same as with young children: If you want to understand why the baby is crying, what his grief is, then you need to go down to his level and enter into his state. Then we will know what he feels, what he sees, and why he cries. We cannot understand the cause from the height of our level, but only see the effect.

The wisdom of Kabbalah teaches us how to dress in the state of the upper and then be able to reveal it, understand and feel where we get all the orders that govern us. So now, when I tell you about this gold coin, about the spiritual state that we have to reveal, can you follow the teacher with faith above knowledge and pull the gold out of your pocket?

I tell you that you are at the end of correction—this is the true state immediately created at the creation of the world, only you do not feel it! But in fact, our condition is perfect, so put your hand in your pocket and pull out the final correction!

A teacher in Kabbalah is a guide on the spiritual path and you should follow him with your eyes shut.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/23/20, “Concerning Above Reason”

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