Growth Problems

628.3The end is guaranteed, but in its time, meaning it is completely connected and dependent on time.” (Baal HaSulam, “Peace in the World”)

If we don’t hasten our development, it will take place in its time, which means in 221 years, the years that remain until the end of 6,000 years.

But we will not be rewarded with living in our current corporeal clothing this way until then. So, let’s try to attain the 6,000 years in our spiritual clothing and wrapping now in this life. We will make efforts and we will attain it.

According to the above-mentioned law of gradual development, one must go through many degrees, which tend to come heavily and very slowly and lengthily, and stretch over a very long time before one reaches the end.

Kabbalists don’t hide the fact that there are problems along the spiritual path. But these are our growth problems just like the growth of small children. They are beaten, fight with others, cry, and express their discontent, which are all phases of their growth, and nothing can be done about it.

It is the same in spirituality. But it is a process that can be accelerated. We begin to understand very quickly that it is when we act this way that we advance.

Because the objects we are discussing are evolving, sensing, living beings, they, too, must suffer great agony and pains in those states of development, since the compelling force that exists in those degrees in order to raise man from a lower degree to a higher one is but a pushing force of pain and torments that has accumulated in the lower degree and that can no longer be tolerated.

This is about the path of suffering and not about our path. Our problems are only in the ten, in order to guide us to increasingly greater unity, and then nothing can scare us and we will not undergo any suffering.

But if we don’t begin to do that, the world will undergo terrible afflictions. Today the media everywhere don’t even hide the fact anymore that our world has reached a dead end. All political and economic systems have ended their functions and there is no solution.

We are living in wonderful times and it is so good because we are given an opportunity to ascend above our dull and gloomy life to a totally different state.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 7/14/19

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