Question: Throughout the history of humanity, the word “leprosy” always evoked fear. This disease is characterized by a very interesting feature: its incubation period lasts from three to ten years during which a person outwardly feels healthy, but in fact he is very sick. Our path of development and our life are somewhat akin to this disease.
The Book of Zohar says that we can reveal the Creator and real life only in connection with others. It also calls the desire to use others for one’s own sake and to rule over everyone a house infected with leprosy. Why?
Answer: All my desires, my heart, is my home. It is infected with leprosy because we want everything only for ourselves.
Comment: The Book of Zohar says that if the house is infected with leprosy, then it should be burned.
My Response: Not necessarily burned, there are different types of leprosy treatment. The house can simply be destroyed, the stones and logs can be disassembled, cleaned thoroughly, and reassembled. To do this, you need to turn to a Cohen.
“Cohen” is the quality of bestowal and love with which you should compare your heart and your qualities. The fact is that in our egoism there are four levels, which are called “first, second, third, and fourth.” By comparing, you can see at what level your heart is corrupted. In accordance with this, you can burn the house, or disassemble it, clean it, and sometimes you can build a new house on this place. In general, there are different types of correction.
The Book of Zohar speaks only about the correction of the heart. In this life, a person does not need anything else, only this is his task.
Question: Is there no need to do anything else?
Answer: You need to provide yourself with the most necessary things.
Our world was created specifically so that we could provide for ourselves at this level, and from it, we could independently become similar to the Creator. It is because once you provide for yourself as an animal, you can grow a man within yourself.
From KabTV’s “Close-Up—Anamnesis” 2/19/10