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“And They Will Return To Their Dust”

232.08When the spirit is added in him and he sees, then he departs from this world, as it is written, “You withdraw their breath, they perish, and return to their dust.” (The Book of Zohar)

When you ascend the spiritual levels, the previous step is mortified and egoism becomes even greater and passes only the states of your denial. According to the law of denial, of negation, at the next stage, you use it to an even greater extent, in an even greater egoistic expression.

A person sees this death, this decay, this immersion in the “grave” of his egoism. He rejoices that his egoism will rot, that he covers it, buries it.

The decay of egoism is an unwillingness to use it because it is lifeless, it does not breathe life into you.

Question: Is there any connection between spiritual decay and what is happening in the ground with the human body?

Answer: All these processes take place in the spiritual. In our world, only a weak copy of them is embodied.

In fact, the spiritual world is a huge system of levels, while our world is the smallest, dim, last, inanimate level. Compared to the spiritual fillings, there is absolute emptiness here.
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From KabTV’s “The Power of The Book of Zohar” #20

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The Hardship Of Birth

592.01And when a person passes away from this world, that Nefesh will never move from the grave, … (The Book of Zohar, “Lech Lecha,” Item 98)

The grave is the force of the quality of judgment that a person died from. “A person died” means a transformation of our egoistic inclination. What does it mean that we came out of the womb? We turned upside down, left all the previous egoistic calculations and started new ones, altruistic ones, and entered a new world.

In the spiritual world, as in our world, the embryo passes through a narrow passage. “Narrow” in Hebrew is “Tsar,” “Tsarot” (suffering). This is a result of the absence of the light of Hassadim when only the light of Hochma, a force without mercy, acts on a person to give birth to him.

Otherwise, he will not be able to pass through this narrow passage and be born in the upper world, because he himself does not have the strength to create a quality of mercy from himself.

Question: So he must necessarily experience these Tsarot, this hardship of birth?

Answer: There is no caesarean section in the spiritual world. You can be born there only by going through a state resulting from the light of Hochma acting upon you. This light is very sharp, very heavy, and complex.

This state is called fleeing Egypt. A person must go through it because the light of mercy, the so-called quality of Hasadim, does not come from above but develops from the person himself. But one is still unable to develop this quality, therefore only the light of Hochma affects him, which causes his birth. In spirituality this is called crossing the Final Sea (Yam Suf). This passage is very dramatic.
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From KabTV’s “The Power of The Book of Zohar” #19

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The Resistance That Carries The Light Of Life

608.02For man shall not see Me and live (Exodus 33:20).

To see the Creator means to engage your senses of perception of the direct light, the so-called desires of the mind, the light of Hochma, and receive it in your desires. But you cannot do this because it will instantly result in a short circuit between the upper light and your desire, like plus and minus.

You need to build resistance between them where the difference in potential and energy will be created, which is transformed into a sensation of this degree to the extent that you can be between a plus and a minus, between your egoism and the light of the Creator.

When you are between them and are ready to resist straight fulfillment, namely you turn on your resistance and want to use the desire and the incoming pleasure to fulfill others, you begin to attain the next, higher degree.

Turning into resistance to your own egoism and fulfilling others is an ideal state. Then the upper light will pass through you, which will work for you as resistance.

This is perfection, this is where joy is, because all the qualities of the Creator, all the qualities of the upper light, and all the spiritual energy will manifest in you. Otherwise, you will simply short-circuit the plus and minus and turn everything into death.

Question: Are all other souls included in this resistance? Do I sense them in it?

Answer: No, only you are included in this resistance. What does it mean that you are working with it? By rising above your egoism, you connect with other souls in order to fulfill them. You put a barrier before your egoism and start working in the opposite direction.

At the same time you connect other receiving souls to yourself so the energy, light, power, and strength consumed by you, passes through you, and goes to them. In this you become like the Creator filling them.

The Creator stands behind you as a source of infinite energy, pleasure, and attainment. And all of it passes through you to others.
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From KabTV’s “The Power of The Book of Zohar” #20

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Find A New Life

232.05When a person is going to die and the sentence to exit the world is on him, the high spirit is added to him. (The Book of Zohar)

We are not talking about material death. “To die” means to rise from one state to another.

All the lives and deaths about which The Book of Zohar speaks we must endure during our animal life. A person must die at the previous stage and rise to the next.

The previous one seems to be dying for him, as we sometimes say: “You’re dead to me. I no longer feel you, I don’t feel you, I don’t perceive you.” We must also treat this state in the same way: wait and act in such a way that it will die out, become an obsolete, worked-out stage.

A person feels that he is acquiring a new life. “Whoever wants to live (to ascend to the next level), mortify yourself” at this level.

The High Spirit is added to him to an extent which he never had before. The spirit of the next step, its light, descends to a person in order to spiritually, morally, and internally raise him to the next step. This spirit is above him, like the surrounding light (Ohr Makif).

And since it is upon him and becomes attached to him, he sees what he has never been rewarded with seeing, because the next step opens up for him, a higher light enters him.
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From KabTV’s “The Power of The Book of Zohar” #20

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When Blood Turns Into Milk

565.01Nefesh, the lowest degree of the spiritual world, is like a baby who does not understand anything yet, does not know anything, but already exists at the expense of others due to the fact that his parents provide him with everything. Certainly when it comes out of the mother, the nursing period begins.

Everything he has not received during the nine months of his intrauterine spiritual development, he receives in the first two years of life, the period of spiritual nursing.

This is a very interesting period because everything a person could not develop in our world, at our level, rises together with him to the world of Assiya, to a higher level. There he will receive this development in the form of milk.

Instead of receiving it at our level in the form of blood (a common circulation with the mother), he receives it there in the form of spiritual light.

In our world, the power that is developing a person is called “blood” since our world is inanimate; blood in Hebrew is “Dam” from the word “Domem,” “inanimate.” In the spiritual world, the power of light is called “Halav,” “milk,” because it acquires a white quality, the quality of bestowal.
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From KabTV’s “The Power of The Book of Zohar” #18

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Who Is Like The Creator

585.01At that time, the great priest, Michael, takes the Ruach and offers it as an offering of sweet savor before the Creator, ZA. It sits there in ZA de Atzilut and is refined in that bundle of life, on which it is written, “Neither has the eye seen a God besides You.”

Afterwards, it comes back down from there to the Garden of Eden on the earth and is refined with all kinds of refinements, dresses that clothing of the air of the Garden of Eden once more, and sits there now in a crown that is twice as big as what it was prior to its ascent to ZON de Atzilut. (Zohar for All, Lech Lecha, item 102)

The ascent is performed by a special force that acts in the same way as, for example, a magnet, wind, or the force of gravity act in our world.

Just as there are four degrees in the corporeal world: inanimate, vegetative, animate, and human, so in the spiritual worlds of Assiya, Yetzira, Beria, and Atzilut there are four different forces that carry out the ascent.

These forces are called the angels Michael, Gabriel, Uriel, and Rafael, and they lift a person up the degrees of the spiritual worlds. In principle, every world has its own force. Nevertheless, they all work together in each of the worlds, despite the fact that one of them is the leading one there.

The very first force that lifts a person to the upper world is Michael, “Mi-kaEl” – “Who is like the Creator.”
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From KabTV’s “The Power of The Book of Zohar” #18

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States Leading To Spiritual Birth

537Question: What are the three components: Nefesh, Ruach, Neshama?

Answer: They are the three stages of spiritual development when we ascend from our world, from our current state of search, darkness, misunderstanding, confusion, detachment, and emptiness that humanity is experiencing today. Now almost everyone in the world goes through states that lead us to spiritual birth.

It is a feeling of an ending, a feeling of limitation, a lack of perspective, a desire for something to develop because we are disappointed in our development since it brings us only continuous disappointments and even greater emptiness.

All these states are very useful and represent exactly those forces by which we rise from our world to the first spiritual world, the world of Assiya, and enter the real intrauterine development and start to feel to some extent the presence of the upper.

We start to feel that we are inside a global nature, which is a single organism that affects all of humanity, the whole world, and even something more—some kind of thought, plan, beginning, end, goal, and process within which we exist.

Attainment of this is attaining the level of Nefesh and the world of Assiya.
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From KabTV’s “The Power of The Book of Zohar” #19

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The Cave Of The Forefathers And Its Properties

923Zohar for All, Lech Lecha, Item 104: When the Ruach comes out of this world and enters the cave of Adam haRishon and the patriarchs, they give him there a letter as a sign, and he goes to the Garden of Eden. When he approaches, he meets the Cherubim there and that flaming sword which turns every way. If he is rewarded, they see the letter that is the sign, open the gate for him, and he enters. If not, they repel him outside.

From the spiritual point of view, a cave is a place where a person spends nine months of intrauterine development and then he lives there. In other words, a cave is an inanimate level of the habitat surrounding you. Initially, people lived in caves because the microclimate of a cave is the best for man. People knew how to choose a favorable place to live.

A cave has special properties; we are surrounded by the power of the Earth from all sides. We do not feel it because today we live in high-rise buildings, on floors above the ground. And according to Kabbalah, a person should not get too far away from it.

Of course, in our time, all this does not really matter anymore. We must use other forces.

When a person reaches the state of entering the cave of the forefathers where Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are located, the three lines, he meets these basic root properties of his soul. Adam HaRishon, from whom these three spiritual properties come, is also there.

This cave is also called Machpelah, which means double cave, that is, the union of Bina and Malchut.

It is not just one cave. We can say that there is another one in it: Malchut and Bina in Malchut, or Bina and Malchut in Bina. That is, from the two properties of Bina and Malchut, four properties are obtained: Malchut, Bina, Bina in Malchut, and Malchut in Bina.

These are the four properties called by the name of the Creator: Yod-Hey-Vav-Hey or HaVaYaH. When a person discovers them in himself and shapes them correctly, he starts to perceive who created him and who directs him.

The four letters give him the first spiritual quality on which he ascends and becomes more and more similar to the Creator. Thus, he reaches the gates of the Garden of Eden. If he prepares correctly, then the angels, that is, forces, that should now reveal in him the state called the Garden of Eden act on him.

And if he is not prepared, then even despite the fact that he has received all the makings below: both the meeting of the Forefathers and the so-called letter (Igeret, Mikhtav), he does not reach the level of the Garden of Eden, he cannot reveal this property in himself, and he must go down and start his ascent again.
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From KabTV’s “The Power of The Book of Zohar” #19

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Opening The Book Of Life

281.01Zohar for All, Lech Lecha, Item 105: It is also written that when the Ruach comes out of this world and enters the cave of Adam haRishon and the patriarchs, they give him there a letter as a sign, since the harsh Klipa, the grave, does not govern the Ruach, but requires mitigation from Bina once again. Hence, it enters the Cave of Machpelah, the place of mitigation of the two letters Hey together, which are Malchut and Bina. This mitigation is called “a notebook,” which is a folded letter, like the fetus in its mother’s womb, which is folded like a notebook, its head on its knees, indicating the ascent of NHY to HGT, three within three.

When the NHY is included in the HGT, the baby does not have the concept of above and below—the lower and upper parts of his body are folded together. Being inside the mother in a folded state, he is like a “message.” This means that inside this state is the entire record of his spiritual information, everything that will later develop from him.

And when he comes out, he opens up like opening a letter, and as a result, he begins to read his DNA, his spiritual gene: everything the Creator wrote in it.

According to this message, a person begins to develop, gradually reading his entire fate along the lines, passing it in reality. This is why it is called that a person represents a “message” or a “book.”

Question: What does folded state mean?

Answer: The fact is that he must be folded because at first he is only a point, there are no realizations, no sensations in him yet, he is not yet unfolded before himself, he has not yet begun to read.

It is like a book that when you open it, you begin to understand what it is about. And before that, the book of your fate and your life is closed because you are in the state of “inside the womb,” in the dark.

Thus, a person receives a “message” from the previous degree when while in our world he did not feel himself at all and did not know about the point in the heart, about the book, or about this message. This is the “book of fate”.
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From KabTV’s “The Power of The Book of Zohar” #19

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The Difference Between Physical And Spiritual Bodies

546.02Question: It seems to people that the spiritual world is something subtle, barely perceptible. Are the feelings that arise in the spiritual world between the so-called feminine and masculine concepts stronger or weaker than in the material world?

Answer: It is much stronger in magnitude. Billions of times!

Therefore, when reading the primary sources, we should not visualize what is written in them in the images of our world. In the spiritual, everything is totally inverse since it is aimed at fulfilling and delighting others. There is a completely different understanding of the feminine and masculine concepts.

In our world, by physical bodies—inanimate, vegetative, and animate—we mean an object that occupies a certain volume, has a certain weight, and some physical parameters.

In the spiritual world, a body means a spiritual object that correspondingly has spiritual parameters, and in particular, the desire to receive pleasure.
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From KabTV’s “The Power of The Book of Zohar” #18

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