Answer: No, this is not at all the same faith the wisdom of Kabbalah speaks about. In the wisdom of Kabbalah, the term “faith” means the characteristic of bestowal, the characteristic of Bina. Whereas the fact that you just believe me, is not considered in the wisdom of Kabbalah because it lacks any basis, just like in any other science.
Question: Which is to say, I don’t have to believe you?
Answer: That’s your business.
Question: But often what you say actually happens. And I believe you.
Answer: That is because with my words I connect previous concepts in you that could not be connected. And this is pleasant, calming, and freeing for you.
The linking and connection of opposites that appear in you because you are listening to me gives you a connection with me. Through your egoistic senses, you begin to feel that it is worthwhile to listen to me, because in a way like this I put concepts in you that were previously incapable of being connected, which could not complement each other.
While now, they complement each other and you think that you have faith in me. But this is not the faith of which we are speaking.
Faith is the characteristic of Bina that can only be attained from above through the bestowal of light. The upper light bestows upon your egoism and you begin to feel within it a characteristic that is its opposite, the desire to bestow, to fulfill someone. That is what is called faith.
And this is not the same faith about which religions speak. The wisdom of Kabbalah doesn’t work by means of things like these.
Question: It follows that I still have a long way to go to get to true faith?
Answer: What difference does that make? You are on the way in any case.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 12/22/19