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Chapter 3: The Origin of Creation

The Origin of Creation

Now that we have established that today there is a real need to study Kabbalah, it’s time to learn some of the basics of this wisdom. Even though the scope of this book does not allow for a thorough study of the Upper Worlds, by the end of this chapter you will have a solid enough basis to continue, should you want to study Kabbalah in depth...

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The Spiritual Worlds

Creation is made entirely of a desire to receive pleasure. This desire evolved in four phases, the last of which is called “a creature”. This template structure of evolution of desires is the basis for everything that exists...

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The Quest for the Thought of Creation

Even though the Creator wants us to receive the pleasure of becoming identical to Him, He didn’t give us this desire to begin with. All that He gave us—the creature, the united soul of Adam ha Rishon—was a craving for the ultimate pleasure. However, as we can see in the sequence of phases, the Creator did not infuse the creature with a desire to be like Him; this is something that evolved within it through the phases...

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The Route

To carry out the task of becoming identical to the Creator, the first thing the creature must obtain is the right environment to evolve and become Creator-like. This environment is called “worlds”...

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Adam ha Rishon—The Common Soul

Adam ha Rishon, the common soul (the creature), is the actual root of everything that happens here. It is a structure of desires that emerged once the formation of the spiritual worlds was completed. As we’ve said above, the five worlds, Adam Kadmon, Atzilut, Beria, Yetzira, and Assiya complete the development of the upper part of Phase Four. But the lower part still needs to be developed...

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In a Nutshell

The Thought of Creation is to give delight and pleasure by making a creature that is similar to its maker. This Thought (Light) creates a will to receive delight and pleasure...

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