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The Daily Page - 09-05-11

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

The Last Drop That Turns on the Light

 

Question: You say that The Zohar is the system of ties between us. How are these connections expressed in The Zohar: in the shape of the letters or the meanings behind the words?

Dr. Laitman's Answer: You won't find the symbols of these connections in letters or words, and even without them. We should view The Zohar as a connecting device and nothing more. I don't know how it works. All I know is that if my desires are correct and I am reading The Zohar with the hope that these desires will be fulfilled, it will occur.

I have a certain device that I adjust and plug into electricity, but the one last drop is missing: a little bit more of my thought and desire for it to occur, for the device to start channeling electricity and begin to work.

I should be anticipating it, nothing more. It is regarded as "awaiting salvation." But we must, to the best of our ability, prepare our desires and needs so that they are fit for correction as much as possible. After all, an unripe desire doesn't merit correction. Desire the time of which has passed and a new desire needs to be used or the same desire but at a higher degree won't merit correction either.

Everything has to occur with the utmost precision, and then the Light that Reforms comes and performs our merging with the Creator. This is what our work entails.

 

From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 05/09/11, The Zohar

 

Revealing One Measure While Concealing Two

 

Question: Throughout all of history, Kabbalists passed the science of Kabbalah from one generation to the next. But on the other hand, they created a special concealment over this science to make sure it wouldn't expand all over the whole world. Why?

Dr. Laitman's Answer: Kabbalists reveal their attainments in concealment. That's why it is written, "When revealing one measure, conceal two." This is talking about the revelation of the necessary desire in a person, in which he will then feel the upper world.

Our nature is desire, and only if this desire is present do we perceive the world inside of it. The greater the desire, the more it perceives. All the objects in our world differ from one another only by the size of the desire. The desire of level 1 is still, level 2 - vegetative, level 3 - animate, and level 4 - human. If the desire intends to enjoy by itself, then it is in our world. If it intends to give pleasure to someone else, then it is in the upper world.

It's known that pleasure can only be felt to the extent that one has a desire for it. In other words, the Light can only be received when there is a vessel.

Concealing two measures means that a Kabbalist teacher must create a concealment in a student-the desire of one measure, the need for revelation, and the concealment of one more measure so this desire for revelation would be for the sake of bestowal. In that case, the student will merit revelation inside of that corrected desire.

 

From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 05/09/11, The Zohar

 
 
 
 
 

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