Every Medication Is Poison

232.05If I want to perform some powerful action, I have to use a force that is directed against it. Then I will receive an additional force through which to support my action.

Therefore, in order to reach spiritual attainment with faith above reason, we need this reason. The more I work above reason, against it, the more this increases my faith. There is no force in faith itself.

Faith is bestowal, which is very weak on its own. But if I amplify it through reason, then I elevate faith to the level of reason, and in this form, I ascend to the degree of Keter.

It turns out that we need opposite forces, the forces of evil. So, the Creator created the evil inclination and in addition to it the Torah, which is a means for correcting it. The Torah is the force that helps us rise above the evil force that is revealed in us each and every time. In this way we rise more and more above the evil in order to resemble the force of bestowal, the force of good.

Even though the force of bestowal is very small, by elevating it to the height of all evil, it becomes high, strong, and great.

Therefore, we need to appreciate disturbances and understand more and more the mechanism of this work, that is, understand we need bad states.

No wonder the symbol of medicine is a snake from whose venom we make medications. It is known that “Every medication is a poison, but not every poison is a medication.” Each medication in its basis is a poison that we use as medication.

But not every poison is a medication. That is, until we process this poison correctly, we cannot use it as medication.

This is why it is said that there is no evil in the world, but it only seems to us for the time being until we rise above it and give to all this evil the form of bestowal. When we are able to turn it into bestowal by attracting the upper light to it that will correct it, darkness will immediately turn into light, bitter into sweet, and poison into medication.

This is what we are trying to implement in practice by studying articles of Kabbalists on the topic of “Faith above Reason”: how do we use reason, the egoistic will to receive, and build above it the will to bestow. Then, depending on the degree of the coarseness of the egoism revealed in the will to receive (zero, one, two, three, and four), we attain the force of bestowal (Nefesh, Ruach, Neshama, Haya, Yechida), five degrees that are divided further into 125 degrees.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/28/22, “Faith Above Reason”

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