A Rope To Grab Onto

236.02Question: All the four exiles of Israel are felt to be rather severe states. How can one understand anything and advance in such terrible descents? What should one do?

Answer: Be above all problems and understand that they all are created so that you can feel them and be able to rise above them. Nothing else. After all, it is possible to pull us out of our egoistic matter only when we feel how much we suffer in it. Otherwise, you will not be able to rise above it.

Question: Where is that rope that one can grab in order to rise above this?

Answer: This rope appears when a person is in complete despairs of his abilities. It is not so easy to achieve this state. But The Book of Zohar accelerates this process.

Baal HaSulam writes that the happiest moment in a person’s life is when he begins to feel to what extent he is unable to understand and realize anything. He is completely lost, like a small child who is trembling, and crying having lost his way in a deep forest.

When one reaches such a state of absolute despair from his inability to change something in himself or in the world around him, he feels hopelessness, insignificance, meaninglessness, and then the light of redemption comes to him, which gives him a feeling of eternity, perfection, and the necessity to integrate himself into the creation.

Only in a state of extreme exhaustion of his own strength, when he sees that he cannot help himself with anything, does he begin to need the upper force that will manifest in him and lead him upward.

We believe that by our own strengths, properties, and mind we are capable of everything: “How can we sacrifice our own I”? But in fact, when a person gives up all this, he suddenly feels totally free. Therefore, our most important task is to break away from our egoism.
From KabTV’s “The Power of The Book of Zohar” #8

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