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Decision of Malchut

253Then the light was emptied from the entire place, meaning from all four degrees that exist in the place. Even though she diminished her desire only from phase four, it is the nature of the spiritual that it is indivisible (Baal HaSulam, The Study of the Ten Sefirot, Part 1, “Inner Observation,” Chapter 7, Item 27).

Question: What does it mean that the spiritual is indivisible?

Answer: If you admit that you have reached the incorrect state, then all the previous states that led you to this also have no right to remain.

Afterwards, he re-extended a line of light from the first three phases, and phase four remained a vacant space.

The fourth phase (Malchut) decided not to be the way the light originally created it. Therefore, there is a prohibition on it to receive light and to change under its influence. As a result, the light again extended through the three previous phases, and the fourth one became different.

Malchut makes a restriction on itself; meaning, it does not want to remain the same as before, but only wants to receive, but not for itself. Thus, the fourth phase completely changes the meaning of the development of creation. This is already a conscious creation that does not want to receive pleasure for its own sake, but wants to become similar to the upper force, to the light.

Question: Can we say that freedom of choice is happening here for the first time?

Answer: Yes, we can. But basically, the desire, being in the state it so far is, has no other choice, it is obliged to act in this way. This is not yet the creation of our world and not real freedom of choice.
From KabTV’s “The Study of the Ten Sefirot (TES)” 1/1/23

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Branches Extending from Infinity

286Because we are branches that extend from Ein Sof, the things that are in our root are pleasurable to us, and those that are not in our root, are burdensome and painful (Baal HaSulam, The Study of the Ten Sefirot, Part 1, Inner Observation, Chapter 4, Item 19).

This can be explained very simply: things that are related and close to you, you always perceive as right, good, and pleasant. This is how all creatures, everything that lives on Earth, is created. This is why we define creation in this way.

It procreates its own kind and therefore feels a relationship with what it procreates.
From KabTV’s “The Study of the Ten Sefirot (TES)” 12/4/22

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The Essence of Creation

275Since the Creator contemplated delighting the created beings and the light expanded from Him and seemingly departed Him, the desire to receive His pleasure was immediately imprinted in this light.
You can also determine that this desire is the full measure of the expanding light (Baal HaSulam, The Study of the Ten Sefirot, Part 1, “Restriction and Line,” “Inner Observation,” Chapter 1, Item 11).

The will to receive, which the creation begins to feel, determines the entire essence of creation and the full measure of its fulfillment from the Creator.

It turns out that we can enjoy only the revelation of the Creator and nothing else.

Question: Does it mean that without revelation of the Creator, we will feel everything else as suffering?

Answer: There is nothing more to reveal because everything that is around us and in which we exist is the Creator.

Comment: But, actually, throughout the entire historical development we reveal some new things.

My Response: All this is nothing more than the revelation of the Creator to the created beings.

Question: What else can we reveal that we have not revealed today?

Answer: We can reveal all the Creator’s desires to delight us through what exactly and how He wants to delight us, and we can be able and ready to accept and be filled with this pleasure. We need nothing else. This is the purpose of creation.
From KabTV’s ”The Study of the Ten Sefirot (TES)” 10/30/22

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The Ideal Integral

962.2The spiritual degrees that Baal HaSulam talks about are built on a digital principle. These are absolutely clear laws: the influence of light, the reaction from the desire, and the emergence between them of a means of balancing them called a screen.

All this is built on very clear principles: five degrees in the desire (zero, one, two, three, four), five degrees in the light (Nefesh, Ruach, Neshama, Haya, Yechida), and the screen that binds them together. This is how the system of our soul is built.

But its feelings are analog, not digital. They are not digitized by squares or cubes, although everything grows in this way, but sensory and infinite. After all, when light fills the vessel, it does not leave any empty places in it and it produces this complete integral.

An integral is always a limitation. Instead of calculating the area of some figure, we fill it with squares and then sum them up. The sum of the squares supposedly gives us the area of this whole problematic figure. In fact, it does not, but this is approximately the way we use it, depending on how accurately we divide it into squares.

Here, however, we have a perfect integral. Perfect! Because the light fills all the empty spaces of the Kli (vessel). Therefore, the feelings that we receive are analog, perfect, despite the fact that the gradation of information transmission, its perception, reproduction, and in general, everything except feelings (the sensation of light in the vessel) happens by degrees, meaning it is clearly determined.

Question: Why was the analog system not created in the right way? Why should there be exactly two systems: digital and analog?

Answer: Because in this way the digital system gives the accuracy of measurement, analysis, and synthesis, and the analog system gives the height and perfection of sensation.

In this form, the connection of both systems takes place, but only because we are dealing with light, which fills the Kli and absolutely all its empty spaces. That is, there are no small tails left in our sensations that are not yet filled, not yet included in the integral.
From KabTV’s “I Got a Call. The Difference between Analog and Digital Systems” 10/15/13

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Life in Restriction that We Don’t Feel

294.1The ARI elaborated on the matter of the first restriction in the first chapters of this book. This is a very serious matter (Baal HaSulam, The Study of the Ten Sefirot, Chapter 1, Inner Observation, Item 9).

The first restriction is the most important matter, since it is about restricting the use of egoism. The entire creation begins with this.

That is, the first restriction is a restriction of intention, a prohibition to receive for one’s own sake, what is called Tzimtzum Aleph.

Question: Are there any physical laws that correspond to this restriction? Is it somehow manifested in our world?

Answer: No, it cannot be manifested in our world. Otherwise, we would see a different world. Our world is built on absolute egoism in its different variations.

Comment: But we have read that there is nothing in our world that does not have a spiritual root.

My Response: The root, but not the equivalence.

Question: Then should there be a branch of this restriction in our world since this law must be manifested somehow?

Answer: This law is manifested, but in such a way that we do not feel it. We are in absolute restriction, but we do not feel that it impedes us or restricts us because we do not feel anything opposite to it. There is only one desire in us—to receive, to use our egoistic intention.

Question: Are we really in restriction? We receive for our own sake for our entire lives.

Answer: Precisely this is life in restriction. We receive for our own sake, but we do not even feel that we are doing it only for ourselves.

That is, the first stage of a person’s spiritual development consists of understanding that he really receives for his own sake and is opposite to the Creator. This is what stops him. He starts thinking, “How can I get out of this limitation?”

Question: What other types of restriction are there?

Answer: A restriction on receiving pleasure. There is nothing else. It is only necessary to understand that I live in pleasure for myself and have to begin to restrict it.
From KabTV’s “The Study of the Ten Sefirot (TES)” 10/30/22

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What Does a Change in Desire Entail?

232.05The spiritual is divided by disparity of form, as the corporeal is divided by an ax…

Know that spiritual entities become separated from one another only by disparity of form. In other words, if one spiritual entity acquires two forms, it is no longer one, but two (Baal HaSulam, The Study of the Ten Sefirot, Chapter 1, Inner Observation, Item 4).

If the desire, which is the basis of the entire creation, changes, then it separates the previous form from the subsequent one. Therefore, by changing the desire, we separate from our previous state into the next one, and thus we are constantly changing. After all, the change in our desires determines our movements and differences.

Question: What are the forms of desire?

Answer: Bigger and smaller ones in quality and in quantity.

Question: This is the size of desire. What does “the form of desire” mean?

Answer: The fact is that the desire, while changing in size also changes its form: the way this desire is expressed, what it yearns for, what fulfillment is desirable for it.

Question: I am now trying to understand what forms my desire has?

Answer: Any forms you want.

Question: How many types of forms are there?

Answer: It is impossible to say; there are countless numbers of forms.

Question: Is form an intention of the desire?

Answer: Intention or direction, no matter what you call it.

Comment: But if it is an intention, then we only have two of them: for my own sake and for the sake of the other.

My Response: But they can also be different.
From KabTV’s “The Study of the Ten Sefirot (TES)” 10/30/22

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The Sensitivity of Water

720Question: Why does water have a high sensitivity to various disturbances?

Answer: Because it is a carrier of basic information. Water is the general quality of bestowal, which connects everything with each other. This is the quality of life, it revives.

If all other elements of our world are egoistic, then water has altruistic qualities. It has this force originally in it. This is why water is a solvent, a connector. It exists around developing objects. Without water there is death, give water there is life.

But at the same time, water can also be a carrier of negative energy. For example, all kinds of tsunamis, hurricanes, and floods. It depends on what information it carries, and by what it is generated. It already depends on people, on their wrong influence on the world.

Basically, we emerged from an ocean of water because until a huge amount of water mass appeared on the planet, life was impossible. The transition happened from quantity to quality, when a huge amount of water information was gathered together and organic life began to emerge in it. From where? From the information that is embedded in the water.
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Coincidence or Determinism?

738Question: Is the origin of man a consequence of some random changes in nature or a result of some evolutionary process?

Answer: Nothing happens accidentally in nature. If we don’t see something, don’t attribute it to chance. We need to attribute it to our ignorance, to our inability to attain some phenomenon yet. But the more we reveal nature, the more we see a clear deterministic path of development, endless connections, and their forms in it.

All of them are built on one single law of maximal benefit: to be in the state of the lowest energy expenditure and the greatest egoistic fulfillment at every moment of time.

The laws of nature are based on the fact that all the matter of nature is the desire to receive, which is constantly developing and constantly looking for new forms of development for itself.

The method of development of the desire is located inside matter itself, inside desire itself. At the same time, quantitative development leads to the qualitative development of the still, vegetative, and animal nature and man.
From KabTV’s “Close-up. The Future of Humanity” 7/17/11

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The Whole of Life Is Inside Water

703.04Question: What is the quality of water? Today, as a result of studying genes, scientists have come to the conclusion that 75% of genes are made up of water. What is this special quality water?

Answer: There is a lot of research on this topic.

According to Kabbalah, water is the quality of Bina, bestowal, and quality of life. And although this is not the force of life itself, life is impossible without it. That is, water is the universal filler, the solvent, the substrate, from which everything grows.

Earth without water is lifeless. Supply some water and there will be life. This life exists not in the water, but in the soil, but without water it is dead. Water is the means to start life.

In our prenatal development we are in water. We are 90% water. And so on.

In the wisdom of Kabbalah, the upper waters and the lower waters are enormous qualities of the worlds. All spiritual space is filled with water. We exist within it. We do not swim somewhere, but we exist inside it, like qualities that are opposite to water, but living precisely because we have received the correct contact with it. That is, our whole life is built inside water, the properties of bestowal.
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See Myself In The Picture Of The Universe

707Our senses reveal only a part of what is around us. This part we call our world. There are still many more various objects and actions around us that we do not feel, do not understand, and do not recognize.

In fact, we exist in a vast world filled billions of times more than what we imagine today. We are connected with objects, actions, causes and consequences of everything that is happening.

However, in order to understand what we are for and where we belong, we must first reveal all this, and then, after getting acquainted with it, see ourselves in this entire picture. Then we will be able to draw some conclusions about who we are, what we are, for what, and how.
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