The Union Of Sense And Reason

232.02In the external sciences, inspiration suppresses the mind, because where emotions take over, the mind stops working. As it is said: “Lost his head from love.”

But in the spiritual, everything is the opposite; here, feeling and inspiration adds attainment and generates depth. Spiritual love is initially built on restriction, screen, and reflected light, that is, on overcoming the desire to receive, unlike in the material world where we are drawn to wherever the desire dictates.

However in the spiritual, the desire for unity and love, for closeness, is built from the very beginning on rising above one’s desire. And therefore feelings and reason do not come into conflict, but rather both act in the same direction.

And besides, I am attaining something that is not in my senses or in my mind right now. I don’t follow my desires and hormones. Every step, both in sensation and in attainment, goes against egoism. And that’s why feelings and reason support each other and do not contradict.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/3/21, Writings of Baal HaSulam, Shamati #45 “Two Discernments in the Torah and in the Work”

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