Question: The 12th century Kabbalist and philosopher Rambam wrote: “When the people gathered to Abraham and inquired about his words, he told everyone according to the extent of their understanding, until he brought them back to the right path. So, thousands and tens of thousands gathered to him—they are the people of the house of Abraham.”
How did Rambam, who lived 2,000 years after these events, know that this was how it happened?
Answer: When a Kabbalist is engaged in research, he himself goes through all these states within himself. The fact is that we see the world that exists in us. There is nothing outside of us.
Question: Is it possible for a Kabbalist to see it that way, but an ordinary person sees a world that is outside of him?
Answer: An ordinary person sees the supposed surrounding world. It only seems to him that this world exists. The Kabbalist understands that all this exists in his properties. So, if he changes his properties—and a Kabbalist can change them—it is like traveling through time.
For example, both Baal HaSulam and other Kabbalists write about what Abraham said. How do they know that he was speaking at such and such time under such and such circumstances? They sort of robe themselves in him.
Question: So, did Rambam find Abraham in himself?
Answer: Of course! All these properties! I seem to play these states in myself, find Abraham inside me, experience the same circumstances, connections, relationships as he does, and look at the world the same way he does.
The quality of Abraham begins to collect properties similar to it in me. With the property Nimrod, they have a conflict. All this in one person.
This is how resistance begins within him, when he discovers in himself a split into Nimrod and Abraham, the property of receiving and the property of giving.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 5/13/19