Three Points On A Stable Foundation

232.06Comment: You said that cruelty is not a good quality and that a society built on cruelty cannot survive. The most enduring property of nature is mercy. However, you say that by helping others, we will not help them and we will not fix anything. There is a certain contradiction here.

My Response: I do not see any particular contradiction in that. What does helping others mean? If we give something to someone, are we really helping him? This is the problem.

If we show mercy and release, say, a murderer or a robber, we do not perform any act of mercy and we even perhaps cause irreparable harm to the world.

I always imply the deeper essence of the problem and our actions. The property of mercy is not the property with which you can correct the world. The world is generally corrected by means of what is called the middle line, when we juxtapose two lines, right and left, the property of mercy and the property of judgment, and they can together be directed toward the likeness of the Creator.

In order to raise any action, any property, any idea, to the correct level, to a stable foundation, we need three points, “three legs of a table.” This is the minimum.

The essence of the “three legs” is as follows. We are given the property of bestowal and the property of reception, and we must apply these two properties correctly. How can they be correctly juxtaposed against each other? Where should there be more mercy and where are the properties of judgment, restrictions? To beat or not to beat, to execute or to pardon? For this, we must necessarily reveal the Creator.

When we combine both properties and direct them to the Creator, He gives us a clear guideline on how we can correctly internally juxtapose them. And then we develop.

That is, we need three points: two so-called angels, two forces, reception and bestowal, and they are in us. But the most important, the third point, is that we need the revelation of the Creator.

Therefore, the wisdom of Kabbalah is given to us only so that we can understand Him. But He is revealed to a person only to the extent that the person wants to receive an example of how to realize internally his likeness to the Creator from Him.
From KabTV’s “Close-Up. Fate and The Book of Zohar” 2/5/10

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