Daily Kabbalah Tip
Advice in the daily Kabbalah lesson is recommended, practical tasks for advancing spiritually
Intention of Prayer
The main thing is to prepare the heart for the lesson, to arrive with the correct intention.
Prayer is what the heart feels, the desire. I want to correctly use the force that is hidden in The Zohar, in reading together. I need to prepare the heart so that it wants something else. Thus it is worthwhile to prepare ourselves for the correct deficiency and to bring it with us to the reading of The Zohar.
To just sit without a desire shouldn't happen. The desire has to be ready because we can't determine it. And because we are in a group, and through the group we reinforce our prayer, it turns out that if a person is in a group and thinks about an intention that is not correct, then he is against the group.
All of our work is in preparation for the lesson and when we arrive at the lesson it is very hard to change anything since the heart of the person already arrives ready for something. Thus it is desirable to worry about what I am thinking when I go to sleep and how I will awaken and prepare myself for the lesson. These minutes are very, very important. It is also possible to prepare myself physically, maybe to do a little exercise to circulate the blood and thus I will be alert. But the main thing is to prepare the heart.
- from the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 12/07/10 (minutes 34-41)