Daily Kabbalah Tip
Advice in the daily Kabbalah lesson is recommended, practical tasks for advancing spiritually
The Purpose of Study
I will not settle for less than revealing what is written in me.
The study has to lead us to the bestowal of the Light that Reforms. I want what we learn to be revealed in me-now! I'm not satisfied with just understanding it. We need to realize that understanding alone will not get us anything. I have to reveal things from within, and not let information received while learning, to fulfill and block my deficit.
Study cannot be like food, where we eat a few bites and don't want any more. Study should be like an appetizer, something to eat before the meal, to increase my appetite, something that makes me want more. This is the approach I should come to the study with, and keep it until I discover these situations in practice. My deficit should be just for that.
I do not have to be able to write an interpretation to The Zohar; we have plenty of those. Each and everyone should write on his own desire, as it says: "Write the Torah on your heart." Then, everyone really writes their own interpretation, according to their root point. I do not need interpretations, but the revelation. The explanation of The Zohar, while learning, is to bring us to a minimum connection between us on which we can develop a desire for revelation.
We do not need to fill our minds with all sorts of things, and if I approach the study and want to acquire knowledge, I shut myself to the possibility of revelation. The learning approach should be that I will not settle for less than revealing what is written, in me. This is the preparation I should have before I open The Book.
-from the 1st part of the daily Kabbalah lesson (minutes 26-29)