Remark: In the spiritual world, everyone feels the others and is in balance with them. In the corporeal world, a person feels only himself, considers only himself, and is only in external communication with other people.
My Reply: In the spiritual world, everyone feels one common desire, and therefore, all are included in one common whole.
Question: Can we imagine this as the body of a single organism?
Answer: It is better to imagine it as the Creator because it is within Him that we gather.
Remark: In the corporeal world, all living organisms operate according to a predetermined program: maximum pleasure with minimum energy spent. However, in the spiritual world, the opposite is true: each element of the system works for maximum bestowal and requires only the necessary absorption.
My Reply: Yes. In order to bestow to a maximum.
Remark: Corporeality is receiving for one’s own sake, and spirituality is pure bestowal. The difference is only in the intention, in the direction, and the train of thought. Yet, nevertheless, this is just a psychological transition.
My Reply: This is absolutely correct. Our world exists only in our perception, in our head, in our feelings, and no more than that. If we annul our thoughts and desires, our world would disappear from our senses. In reality, it would not exist.
Naturally, this contradicts the statement that matter is the reality given to us in our sensations. Matter is not reality but what is currently happening in our senses under the given circumstances.
However, if we changed these circumstances, we would no longer feel matter. It practically does not exist. If we change our qualities, we will feel the spiritual matter instead of the corporeal one.
In other words, both the spiritual and corporeal worlds exist within us, and only in our sensations, in our desires. Outside of the desire, we cannot realize, understand, or define anything. If something exists outside of our desire, we define it as Atzmuto—something that exists in itself, the upper root.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 6/10/19