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A Spiritual Destination

Man’s task is to attain the highest degree in his advancement toward the Creator. That is the purpose of creation. The ladder of degrees between the Creator and us consists of 125 degrees, also called desires. Each desire constitutes a complete and separate degree and is different in each degree. However, our world does not constitute a degree of spiritual desire and is therefore excluded from the count of the 125 degrees. The 125 degrees begin only above our world, starting with the first degree of the spiritual world, and unto the end of the 125th degree. What characterizes a higher degree is a greater desire to give and altruism.

The range of spiritual degrees is also divided into five worlds: the world of Adam Kadmon, the world of Atzilut, and the worlds of Beria, Yetzira and Assiya. Each of the worlds is also comprised of five Partzufim and each Partzuf is divided into five Sefirot. Thus, the entire structure consists of 125 degrees (5x5x5). The worlds, the Partzufim and the Sefirot define desires, their power and spiritual degrees in ascending order.

In our world there are events that occur to each of us as individuals and events that occur to entire collectives, but the sole purpose of those events is to motivate us toward the barrier in our spiritual development, to cross it and start advancing in spirituality.

Each spiritual degree defines all the thoughts and desires of man, his entire spiritual internality. When a person moves from one degree to the next, everything inside him changes. Each new degree controls man, and he is under its absolute control. It is impossible to go from one degree to another before the first one is attained completely.

At this point it is worthwhile to examine the purpose for which the light works on man: aside from the desire itself, there is only the Creator, i.e. the light. The light is the sensation of the Creator, the sensation of life, both in our world, and in the spiritual. That light also has a power that can raise one to a higher degree. Therefore, certain operations were set up, that man must perform, and that through them, he draws this elevating light to him.

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