The Zohar Is Revealed in Me

919When we read in The Book of Zohar about the structure of upper systems, we must always—and this is the most important thing!—think about where these systems are located. They are in each of us. We have to reveal them.

When I listen to the names of Partzufim, Sefirot, and various actions—Atik, Arik Anpin, the Parsa separating one from the other, ascents, descents, connections, and separations—I have to look for only one thing: “When will I feel that all this is happening inside me?! Where are these qualities and actions in me and in my sensations? Here’s Atik. And there is Arik Anpin. And here in the middle of the Parsa it prevents me from feeling!”

All this should be revealed inside a person. After all, the spiritual is inside us. It seems to us that the spiritual world is somewhere far away, in some spaces. But we study in the “he perception of reality that we feel all reality inside ourselves and it is spiritual; it is our deepest inner layer.

Therefore, like a surgeon, I must strive to reveal within myself, in the very depths of my sensations, the upper system that The Zohar tells about.

And then, reading the words ”the upper thought, “RADLA,” “Atik,” “Arik Anpin,” and “rises to Keter,” I should try to feel how it happens within me. I want every word written in the text of The Zohar to have its own feeling in me.

I’m constantly working on it. It is called that I try to reveal spirituality. Do not forget it!

Before every lesson, before every passage that we read from The Zohar, it is necessary to return to this intention, to remember that now we are dealing with the inner part of the Torah, the inner Torah, which is revealed inside a person.

There are various thoughts, desires, and qualities within us, and in their very depths the spiritual reality is revealed, which we read about in The Book of Zohar.

Therefore all my attention and all my expectations should be focused on what I will reveal inside myself.

I take care of this all the time by first of all trying to see inside myself any movements or reactions to these words.

Even if you imagine them, it doesn’t matter. The main thing is to try to feel these inner movements in yourself.

This aspiration is in itself a prayer. We will get used to treating the text this way, and then we will add a connection between us to this habit.

After all, The Book of Zohar was written only to create a connection between us. This connection is not between the bodies, but rather inside me, between the points of all the souls that are in me.

I have to build this connection within myself, between the image of “I” and the image of “others.” In the connection, which I create inside, I build my spiritual vessel of perception, my Kli, and the spiritual will be revealed within it.

Therefore all my attention should be concentrated inside myself. And no matter the words, the texts, or their meanings, they always talk about phenomena inside me.

I don’t want to hear the word itself; I want to feel how it resonates in me. This is its meaning. After all, all words are taken from this world, but they should lead me to the feeling of the upper world that is within me.
From the 4th part Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/25/09, The Book of Zohar, “Noah”

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