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Zohar for All, VaYikra, Item 80: When he reached her, he saw that she was lying in the dust. Who saw the glory of the queen at that time, and the king’s requests of her?
The queen lies unconscious, unable to do anything with herself. This is the recognition of complete separation from the source. Somehow, she must find at least a little strength in herself to reach out to the king. Even not the strength, not the desire, but the initial movement. The king will add everything else.
All of us, while being in such a terrible, lost, powerless, dark, full of confusion state, must find a small movement toward the Creator. Then His revelation will bring us new strength, new understanding, and open the path for the light.
From KabTV’s “The Power of The Book of Zohar” #14
Answer: It means to make the goals of the Creator your goals. Then there will be no coercion.
Before that, of course, there will be coercion. That is how it works. In nature, there is no such state that something does not pressure something else. This is so not only for the Kabbalists but for every bug, every creature on Earth. Even inanimate nature is under the control of some coercive forces. This is only in order to move everyone to balance.
Question: Is there a state when nothing is pressuring you, and you are in complete harmony?
Answer: The state of absolute stillness, of absolute balance, is the purpose of creation. It is achieved precisely by balancing all the opposing forces.
You are under the influence of many forces and you are constantly in harmony with them, constantly maintaining it. It is the maintenance of this harmony that is your ultimate harmony, your ultimate joy.
Question: Is this the state of stillness?
Answer: There is no stillness! Stillness is an endless, continuous movement that you constantly direct to the most optimal state for all of nature, for everyone.
Question: When a person reaches such a state, does it mean there is no coercion for him?
Answer: Yes. When a person has the task in hand of constantly improving the balance of all nature, then it means that he is not under coercion, but he himself determines, creates, and controls nature.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States. There is no coercion in spirituality.”
In the wisdom of Kabbalah, we study and then reveal that all of creation, everything that exists in our world and in the world of forces around us, which we call spiritual world, is just one common network of connections.
This common, mutual, supportive, mutually complementing network of connections is called the soul. We talk only about it: how to reveal it between us, how to increase it, how to enter it with our mind and feelings, and how to control it. All this is the attainment of the soul.
In revealing this connection, we begin to discover the force of bestowal and love called the Creator. This, in principle, is all that the wisdom of Kabbalah is engaged in, and in general all that a person can do: during his life in this world to attain the Creator, to attain the soul, i.e., the network of forces in which we all exist, and through which we are completely interconnected.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 12/17/18
Answer: We have to go through everything the Torah tells us about in more or less the same chronological order, but each one goes through them according to the state of his soul.
So, being in Egypt does not mean that I will spend four hundred years in exile and then escape from there through the desert.
We need to transform all that to spiritual frameworks, which means that going down to Egypt is the recognition of the ego as evil. At first, it is not evil and there are seven years of satiety when I enjoy my ego and I understand that it leads me forward, as I study the wisdom of Kabbalah, I know more and understand more and more.
Then seven years of hunger come along. If before I felt that the ego filled me, now I feel that it detaches me from spiritual attainment and that I do not want to accept it any longer but want to exit it.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 2/24/19