Daily Kabbalah Reality Check
Examples in the daily Kabbalah lesson elucidate spiritual concepts through explanations of situations in this world
Together In Front Of Mount Sinai And Shouting
Question: In the beginning you said that the
work with studying The Zohar is not complete unless we are included in
the common Kli. The congress is the place for revealing the common Kli.
What do we have to do to get there?
Laitman's Answer: We
created this pretty picture, as if the whole Kli is between us, but in
fact we do nothing. It is all the Creator's work; I just need to wait for Him
to do it. The meaning is that we need to expect it, want it, and make it happen
with all of our might, as much as we can. It is written, "I have expected
salvation." This is what I need to do, to expect salvation. We are surrounding
Mount Sinai and are shouting. It is written, "and the people of Israel sighed
from the work." The accumulation of the common desire invites the Surrounding
Light, and when we reach the state of being as one and want the common Kli to be revealed, it will.
is exactly the correct place for unification of the desires. Under these
conditions, we will be able to congeal our desires to reveal the common desire,
and realize that it is being revealed in the whole nation, men and women, as it
is described in the accord of Mount Sinai. Just as in the internality of each
person, all desires must participate, right and left, large and small, all
desires together. So are we expecting that at the common stage of the congress
we will reveal a desire that is united enough, that through the law of
equivalence of form, the Surrounding Light will influence us; this is how it
necessary for each person to try and discover it all inside himself, rather we
need to try and reveal it all in our common Kli. We hear in the lessons
about the different desires and attributes that are in each of us, and the
states that exist in us. If we try to locate them within ourselves, all
together, it is the best. We all need to exert our efforts together, and not
each one working on finding it inside himself.
We exert towards revealing it in our common Kli, for it is not in
me that all the things The Zohar talks about are: Nevochadnetser, Pharaoh,
Moses, the Kartumes, and everything that is written in The Zohar. I
don't know what these desires are and I can't identify these attributes. I
don't have the ability to appreciate the things in the heights of which The
Zohar is written. The effort towards trying to see it in one shared body is
the important thing. We learn from The Zohar's creators that ten friends
that united and connected together reached the correction of all the degrees in
one whole Kli. This is how we need to view our state.
-from 1st part of the daily Kabbalah lesson
Daily Kabbalah Tip
Advice in the daily Kabbalah lesson is recommended, practical tasks for advancing spiritually
the Intent that Counts"
What is the
difference between intent in our world and intent in Spirituality?
use the expression, "it's
the intention that counts," when we want to encourage someone concerning
something that he didn't succeed in. The wisdom of Kabbalah gives great
importance to the concept of intention in our lives, and even explains that
with the help of finding the "correct intention," we will be able to
discover the spiritual life.
that a person stabs a knife into another person. Is this action good or bad? It
is impossible to say since it depends on the intent of the person who stabs the
knife. For example, if he is a surgeon and his intent is to help a sick person
get well, then his action is good and appropriate. But if we are talking about
a crime where his intent is to harm the other, then his action is negative and
disgraceful. Despite both situations being similar in the actions carried out, it
is the intention, after all, that determines the nature of the action. From
this we see that in our world, the actions themselves are not the determining
factor, but that the intention is.
of Kabbalah explains that what motivates a person in all his actions is his
desire to receive pleasure and delight. The desire to receive is actually the
"material" from which creation was made. It is neither good nor bad,
but simply is the basic tendency that exists in every creature in nature, the
tendency to fulfill itself. But in man, the desire to receive is accompanied by
an intention that defines the way it is used, and it can be one of two kinds:
the intent "for the sake of receiving," for my good no matter what happens
to the other, or the intent, "for the sake of bestowing," so that it
will be good for the other, and thus also good to me.
Kabbalists explain that also in spiritual development, the principle is the
intention. This is since from the first time we acquire the intention for the
sake of bestowal, and completely intend to enjoy only when others enjoy
themselves, when their desires are fulfilled, then we enter the spiritual world
and attain a new attribute of bestowal, the attribute of the Creator. It is
specifically when we use our desires to fulfill others, that we ourselves are
filled with powerful joy that doesn't end, spiritual pleasure.
-from 3rd part of the daily Kabbalah lesson
Daily Kabbalah Definition
Definitions in the daily Kabbalah lesson guide a precise, spiritual approach to terms, & disqualify materialized corporeal definitions
Of The World (Bnei
are the "sons of the world" mentioned in The Zohar?
has different desires, various qualities which are more or less close to holiness,
through which he sees the whole world. In part of them he reveals the power of
bestowal, and those parts where he doesn't reveal the power of bestowal, he should
minimize, hide, and keep them under tzimtzum (restriction). These
desires in man that are not yet corrected, not associated nor related to the spiritual
process are called "sons of the world."
-from 1st part of the daily Kabbalah lesson