Daily Kabbalah Lesson

 
 

The Daily Page - 07-06-10

The Daily Page is a collection of excerpts taken from the daily Kabbalah lesson with Dr. Michael Laitman and Bnei Baruch

Traveling From The State Of The Lilliputians To The State Of “Gulliver”

 

Question: What is "mutual guarantee"?

Dr. Laitman's Answer: Yesterday during the Lesson for Children I gave the following example: Every person possesses a very small egoistic force. We can't reach the spiritual world with it because spirituality entails total bestowal. The spiritual world exists one degree above our world, which means that we have to be stronger by one degree than we currently are.

How can we transform a small, egoistic force into a big, bestowing one? By uniting! We have to unite in the form of a mutual guarantee, that is, to unite overriding all the borders. How?

Suppose there are 50 people, of varying stature. If everybody incorporates himself or herself into the smallest one, he becomes a giant, his height reaching 60 feet and weight 2,000 pounds. And what will happen if everyone joins the biggest one, who is taller than everybody else? The result will be the same: There will a 60 foot, 2,000 pound giant. In other words, there are no small or big ones in mutual interconnection; rather, everyone becomes equal.

In that case, when will they enter the spiritual world? If they are incorporated into each other, they will do it together. This is called "mutual guarantee."

This is how we should relate to our common spiritual vessel (the soul, Kli). There is no difference between the souls that comprise it, neither in their "height" nor in their "weight." If new students connect to us, they become worthy of receiving everything that we achieve. Such is the special, miraculous force that mutual guarantee contains.

 

 -from the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/07/10

 

Kabbalah: The Innermost Science

 

Question: If Kabbalists wished to tell us about the Upper World, then why do they describe it using the words of our world, and thereby confuse us?

Dr. Laitman's Answer: Kabbalists communicate with us in the "language of branches." The science of Kabbalah is written for those who have a point in the heart, meaning for people who yearn to reveal spirituality, the Upper World. They don't know what it is, but they nevertheless aspire toward it.

You can take a Kabbalistic book and read it as though you are reading about something existing in this world. Yet in doing so, try to constantly imagine that what you are reading exists in the Upper World in the form of forces and properties, reception and bestowal, and nothing else. This is why Baal HaSulam defines each word of our world by providing its meaning in the Upper World.

If I aspire to see this picture, then where is it? It's not somewhere in the heavens; it's within me. That is, a Kabbalistic book talks about my inner forces, about the world within me. In general, the book talks only about me; everything exists within me: people and animals, the sun, the moon, and the spiritual Partzufim.

However, when I imagine all of this within myself, I also have to wish for the Light to come and correct this picture within me, to let me see and feel these forces of love and bestowal. I desire to reveal not only this bestowal, but also the force that governs it all: the Creator.

To achieve it, I have to imagine that the people surrounding me in this world also exist within me. There is nothing else; everything is merely my inner forces. Start imagining that you now connect with all of these people, that is, with all of these forces within you. When you begin to constantly work with the book in this way, it will direct you toward bestowal. This way you will awaken the real picture and draw it closer to yourself. This is called "attracting the Light that Reforms."

A Kabbalistic book not only helps us reveal what exists within each of us, it also teaches us how to sharpen our vision so as to reveal all the worlds, the entire universe, and all of reality within ourselves. There is nothing outside. That's why Kabbalah is called an inner science.

 

 -from the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/07/10

 
 
 
 
 

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