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The Daily Page - 30-06-10

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

A Spark Of Memory About The Future

 

Question: What is the point that emerges in the heart, in the empty desire of this world?

Dr. Laitman's Answer: All of a person's desires are called his heart. The point in the heart is the connection that the heart previously had with other hearts, and which has remained from the breaking between us. Once we were all connected through our desires and hearts, together into one system of Adam. But these mutual connections among us have disappeared and only the broken shards remain.

When we were connected together, we constituted a spiritual vessel, a unified desire filled with Light. When the connection among us was severed, the Light disappeared. The Light that disappeared has to return and restore the previous connection, making us bestow to one another, "returning us to the Source." This is why it is called "The Light that returns to the source," to goodness. It returns us to a mutual connection which is called goodness.

This connection is the Creator. He is present in the connections among us, while the desire itself (the heart) is just the matter of creation. It does not change. It can be great or small, but regardless, our state depends on the degree of the connection among us.

For now, not everyone feels this point in the heart. Our egoistic desire has to develop to a specific level in order for the point in the heart to surface in it. At first the desire feels emptiness from this world, and then it reveals an inner aspiration for a different fulfillment. This fulfillment, or Light, is not present in the desire, but shines upon it from afar. That is why it is called the "Surrounding Light."

 

 -from the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/30/10

 

About The Need To Disseminate The Science Of Kabbalah

 

Introduction to the Book, Panim Meirot uMasbirot, Item 5: Now you will understand what is written in The Zohar: "With this composition, the Children of Israel will be redeemed from exile." Also, in many other books, it is written that only through the expansion of the wisdom of Kabbalah in the masses will we obtain complete redemption.

The sages also said, "The Light in it reforms him." ... Both the individual and the nation will not complete the aim for which they were created, except by attaining the internality of the Torah and its secrets. ... Consequently, the expansion of the wisdom and the coming of our Messiah are interdependent.

Stated differently, it is impossible for us to achieve correction without the dissemination of the science of Kabbalah. A person is built such that he is incapable of connecting to the Upper World on his own because he is opposite to it. He can only do it "artificially."

We exist in this world in an egoistic desire that wants everything for one's own sake. But within this desire it is possible for a small egoistic desire for the Upper World, the point in the heart, to awaken. In our heart, meaning the desires of this world, we feel emptiness and disillusionment. But in addition to this sensation of emptiness in our world, a point in the heart awakens within us, a vague aspiration that longs for something higher.

These two desires together, the emptiness of this world and the aspiration for the Upper World, are the preparation for perceiving the Upper World. This is the most a person can receive inside him in this world to further his spiritual advancement. He receives the rest from outside, from artificial means in this world: a Kabbalistic group, teacher, and books. These means have been prepared for us from Above, and this opportunity does not exist in our world.

It turns out that an embryo of the future, the point in the heart, is present inside a person. Outside of it emerges the embryo of the future environment: the group, teacher, and books. Through this environment a person connects to the spiritual world.

Abraham revealed the emergence of the following in man: a point of the soul and the environment (the books, teacher, and group). This enables one to attract Light from the spiritual world, which develops the soul from the point. Once the soul develops, a person is able to ascend into spirituality.

The point and its environment constitute our smallest spiritual state which has been broken, meaning it became egoistic. By using it we are able to correct the point-the broken, egoistic embryo of the soul.

This is why the dissemination of the science of Kabbalah is absolutely necessary, since without it none of us would know what to do and how to develop the embryo of the soul, the point, with the help of the environment (the books, teacher, and group). When we develop and correct it, then inside it we perceive the spiritual world.

 

 -from the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/30/10

 
 
 
 
 

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