Question: From the point of view of science, isn’t the love a person feels for another simply a chemical process occurring in his body?
Answer: Of course, these are all chemical processes.
Question: What is love in terms of Kabbalah?
Answer: It is love at another level. But ultimately it is realized in us in the same physical and chemical processes. Only in Kabbalah it is studied from its upper source, from where it appears in us.
In fact, everything is determined by what is called “soul affinity,” that is, how much our souls, our spiritual components, are in a close state to each other in the common system of all souls in the world. Accordingly, we become attracted to and find each other.
It seems like it is a coincidence, that there are some circumstances. It is nothing of the kind. There are no coincidences in the world. Only the upper root brings us into some kind of movement toward each other. It obliges us to pay attention to each other and get close. At what level and in what sense to get close depends on the quality of our spiritual roots.
Question: How does this spiritual convergence occur?
Answer: A person in our world does not know this. We, as they say, “sniff” each other, study each other. It seems to us that we are suitable or not. It seems to us that circumstances lead to this, and everyone says: “You are so alike, similar,” and so on. This is all the world of dolls, the world of a game. But in fact, spiritual forces, spiritual roots, determine everything.
Question: How does one search for a spiritual partner?
Answer: People will not be able to. People do not understand. We study this in the science of Kabbalah and understand how it works. But in our world, we still cannot realize it.
Question: Is love a relationship of souls?
Answer: Love is the attraction of kindred souls. But this is spiritual, ideal love.
Question: What is a soulmate?
Answer: Soulmates are those who are in very close combination in the spiritual world.
There is a common soul. In it, there are many, billions of private souls that coexist with each other in all sorts of combinations. Their combinations determine the convergence, separation, and movement, including physical, in general, all this Brownian movement between us in our world.
Question: Does the name “my other half” imply a soulmate?
Answer: This is the perfect case.
Question: What is lovesickness?
Answer: Lovesickness in our world is purely egoistic suffering because I need fulfillment and I cannot find it. “Where is my second half that will fill me?” It’s just like: “Where is my dinner that I want to eat that I’m supposed to have?” It is absolutely the same. It is also the same with sex and with all the other fillings.
Question: What should be the principle of relationships of love in terms of Kabbalah?
Answer: This is a mutual understanding, the pursuit of a common goal, in which we unite together as one. But only in a common goal.
Question: Can this goal be anything?
Answer: No, only the spiritual goal! A spiritual goal is the union of our souls. As the great English poet Chaucer wrote: “Reach the merging of our souls in the tangle of our bodies.” He laughed at this—what we want.
Question: What is the lovesickness (“suffering out of love”) in Kabbalistic terms?
Answer: It is when I want to find my soulmate, including all the other souls in the world, in order to reach a state of spiritual connection between us, when I give everything, and through them I give it to the Creator. This is called true love. Eternal.
Question: Can there be a separation between soulmates, a break in communication? Why does it occur?
Answer: I did not observe such effects in our world. We are still in a state where our world is broken, and it only just begins its approach to the spiritual, corrected world.
We will definitely enter it. The question is when? We will reach a state where we will simultaneously perform actions in our world on the basis of spiritual actions. Then, we will fall in love with the soul and unite “soul to soul” as they say. Then everything will coexist in this way. I cannot imagine that separation is possible at this state.
Question: Then separation will not exist?
Answer: No. This is eternal love!
From the TV program “News with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman”, 2/28/18
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