Kabbalistic Terms: “Aviut”

laitman_243.04Aviut is a selfish desire that separates a person from the Creator. This desire must be overcome and not destroyed. One has to rise above it by using it correctly as a lever with which you can turn the Earth upside down.

Therefore, egoism in the usual state and when it separates us from the Creator it is called Aviut, the thickness of a desire. When we use it correctly, then Aviut turns into Zakut, to brighten, and, conversely, help us recognize, study, and approach the Creator.

Question: Aviut is coarseness, the size of our desires? Are they divided into four stages?

Answer: Yes. They are divided into the inanimate, vegetative, animate and the human levels.

Question: Is it advisable not to translate Kabbalistic terminology? For example, Aviut as coarseness, etc.

Answer: Of course. As in medicine, the terms in Latin are accepted, in music, in Italian, and in Kabbalah, Kabbalstic. You just need to remember the definition.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 6/17/19

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