Daily Kabbalah Lesson

 
 

The Daily Page - 24-06-10

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

Who Benefits From My Actions?

 

Question: What is bestowal for the sake of bestowal?

Dr. Laitman's answer: Bestowal for the sake of bestowal is when I don't feel pleasure as fulfillment of my personal desires, but when I use it solely as fuel to fulfill the act of bestowal.

Question continued: How then does this fuel differ from pleasure if the only thing that exists is the will to receive (Kli) and its fulfillment (Light)?

Answer: If I am using the fuel solely to accomplish my work in fulfilling the other, then my own fulfillment is just fuel for me. If, however, I am using the fulfillment to please myself, it means that I am receiving pleasure. Ask yourself: "What is my vehicle working for? What underlies my actions? Who is the benefactor of my efforts?"

 

-from the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/24/10

 

Our Task Is To Cling To The Upper One

 

Question: Who is our "Upper" in spirituality?

Dr. Laitman's Answer: We don't know that. We exist in the womb of the Upper as a mere point, a droplet of semen, our spiritual Reshimo (record, gene). Beyond this Reshimo, we have nothing else!

In fact, our corporeal body, mind, and feelings have no relation to the spiritual world and cannot be seen there. In the spiritual world, there is only a womb of the Upper (Malchut of Infinity) and us inside it. And each of us is a Reshimo (0/1, Shoresh Aviut/Aleph Hitlabshut) or in other words, a point in the heart.

Our task as a point in the heart is to try to cling to the wall of the spiritual womb! Beginning with the three days during which the semen is absorbed, the first problem for the embryo (us) is to attach itself to the wall of the womb. Attaching to the womb is establishing the very first contact with the Upper One.

In order to do this, we must annul ourselves before the Upper One. But where is this Upper One, this wall of the womb? What is it exactly? The Upper One is the Kabbalistic group, my environment! This is how the Upper One reveals the Creator for me.

Thus, there are the group and me, who adhere to it, despite all the obstacles. I accept the entire force of the group's desire for bestowal, and I am willing and ready to take it all in by annulling myself before them.

When I attach myself to the group, my aviut (strength of my will to bestow), begins to grow and cause unpleasant sensations in me: disappointment, growth of egoism, and burdening of the heart. However, I must go even deeper inward, like a leech, clinging to the group, which is the "wall of the womb."

Then between us, the first connection will appear, not through a point, but by way of the tube through which "blood" will start flowing into me. This connection, so far, is on the inanimate level (dam-blood, from domem-inanimate), yet I have already received spiritual sustenance from the Upper One.

All of this takes place through my connection with the group. There is no other "wall" through which I can enter the spiritual world!

 

-from the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/24/10

 
 
 
 
 

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