Passover—A Step Beyond Egoism

934How to feel the Creator? If I want to feel any kind of force that exists in nature, then I have to match it, just as in receiving a radio wave it is necessary to tune the radio receiver to it. Only then will I hear that there is a broadcast on this wave. Which means, it all depends on the receiver.

The Creator fills the entire universe on infinite number of waves, on all ranges, and in all forms. It is one general, all-encompassing wave that creates and supports the whole reality. And how do we catch it?

Kabbalists say that we only need a receiver to catch and detect this wave. And then we will see how many possibilities this receiver gives, like a radio that can be tuned to any wave and we can accordingly hear everything that exists outside the receiver. This is how we will be able to perceive the Creator in all kinds and forms.

There are 125 degrees of attainment of the Creator, and at each degree there are ten Sefirot of direct and reflected light and many more manifestations of the upper force. In this way, we gradually reveal the Creator by changing our own qualities. After all, it is man who must make himself a receiver for the upper force. And the method for creating such a receiver is called the science of Kabbalah, the method of attaining the Creator and revealing Him inside a person.

The Creator will not reveal himself anywhere else; only inside the receiver that each person builds inside himself by joining ten friends and acquiring their qualities, absorbing them inside himself. It turns out that the whole ten is inside me, and this is how I reveal the inner force that connects all these ten parts, which is called the Creator, meaning “come and see” (Bo-Re).

The beginning of the construction of such a receiver within which the Creator is revealed is called the exodus from Egypt. I begin to build a connection between different and alien egoistic desires by faith above reason, by the power of Bina, the power of bestowal and connection. And when I create such a network of connections above egoistic forces, I reveal the Creator within it, and this is called the revelation of the Creator to the creations.

We come to this revelation after leaving Egypt, in a state called the Passover (Pesach) celebration—from the word “transition” (Pasach), which means a step forward beyond our desire to receive.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/11/22, Writings of Baal HaSulam “A Speech for the Completion of The Zohar

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